Rage - Review
Rage – Played on MacBook Pro (Also available on Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360)
Now that I have my LG 34” LED ultrawide monitor, I’m looking for more and more games to play on it. Unfortunately for Mac users, our selection of games is quite limited. As I was browsing the App Store on my MacBook Pro, I came across a game called Rage. The graphics looked great and it was only $20. At this point, I just wanted to play something that would look good on my monitor instead of playing Flappy Golf 2 over and over again. I must say, Rage was one of the greatest video game purchases I’ve ever made. I had no idea what to expect, which made my experience even greater.
First of all, if you have a MacBook Pro, I would strongly recommend purchasing an external monitor and using a separate keyboard and mouse. Logitech has a great wireless bundle called Performance MK710. It uses a small USB plugin that wirelessly connects both the keyboard and mouse. The back of the box says Windows, but it works on Mac too. It’s honestly a great setup. Alright, so onto the game!
Rage plays like the Mad Max game, but in first-person (except for the driving). Your character returns to Earth and finds it destroyed with only a few clans controlling the new world. You have to navigate this crazy wasteland as you try to take command of the remaining outposts. The game does a great job of progressing you through the story where you feel more and more confident taking on bigger missions and stronger villains.
What I like more about Rage than I do about Mad Max, is the selection of weapons. Mad Max is more focused on hand-to-hand combat like the Batman Arkham games. Rage really lets you have fun with all sorts of weapons and special ammo, including remote controlled exploding RC cars. Your own vehicle for getting around the wasteland can be upgraded with miniguns and rocket launchers. It’s honestly endless fun. However, even though the game is setup like an open-world game, there isn’t much to interact with. You basically blow up cars on your way to a mission start point.
The villains are also varied, which keeps the game from getting too repetitive. You have to pick your weapons accordingly depending on who you’re up against. This adds an extra level of strategy but can become frustrating when you have to scramble for more ammo for your specific weapon. The game also does a great job of building suspense and terror as you roam around. You never know what will be behind the next corner, which really keeps the game fresh.
Overall, I highly recommend Rage, especially if you have a MacBook Pro with nothing else to play. It’s exciting, fun, explosive, challenging and different. Whether you want to roam the wasteland or participate in a race, there is always something to do. Now I’m really looking forward to Rage 2 coming out this May. This new installment seems to expand the open-world possibilities, which will make the new Rage experience even better. You can check out the trailer on Trailer page!