RAGE 2 Pc Game REVIEW If the nature of a first-person shooter is found in a single firearm, it is definitely the shotgun. Early in Rage 2, the protagonist Walker–a desert ranger who, depending on your choice, may be male or female–discovers a futuristic weapon locked in an ark: a sort of sophisticated bomb shelter intended to shield mankind and its precious technologies from a cataclysmic asteroid attack. Rage 2 has a lot of problems, including a forgettable open world, a weak story, and terrible vehicle handling, but man, that shotgun. The moment you shoot it, you realize, apart from anything else, it’s a great FPS.
These semi-automatic guns of mass destruction are noisy, angry, and obnoxious: literally, a bit like Rage 2 itself. You can almost imagine the shockwave rippling across your shoulder as you unload a round of buckshot into a hapless opponent! But it’s the alternate fire mode, activated by holding the right mouse button, that really makes it special. The range tightens, which dramatically enhances the intensity of the effect. Enemies are thrown savagely backwards by the blast, into walls, over railings, and off the side of cliffs.
So you’re going to need weapons like this to combat The Government, an invasion of electronic monsters marauding through this barren, asteroid-battered Earth’s sun-scorched wastelands. Defeating these guys and their boss, General Cross, is your biggest inspiration in Rage 2—not to mention fighting off groups of raiders, robbers and other goons. But the plot is, frankly, absolutely forgettable. The war is the dark, pounding heart of the game, and the purpose you’ll want to play even after you’ve stopped caring about the story you can easily download in ocean of game.
Rage 2 is a stunning first-person game, but one piece of the puzzle is gritty, realistic guns like the beastly combat shotgun. When you find and break open more Arks spread across the open planet, you discover lost code fragments that give you what are, literally, superpowers. Some of these are very understated, including a gravity-defying double jump or the ability to float in mid-air for a few seconds when shooting for your pistol. Yet some are even more intense.