A New Trailer Answers The Question Of ‘What Is Rage 2?’

Bethesda responds in the most over the top way possible.
What is Rage 2?
What is Rage 2? Bethesda

In case you’re new to the Rage series or you have no idea the game even existed before its sequel, then you’re in luck, because Bethesda is willing to clear the air on what exactly is Rage 2.

Bethesda just went full overboard with its marketing hype and whoever is part of that team needs to get paid more. Seriously. The newest Rage 2 trailer is unironically a hundred times more effective at explaining just what the heck this game is than most of the other open-world first person shooters on the market. It feels Far Cry and Borderlands at the same time, and it made me genuinely excited to play it.

The trailer obviously starts off with the question everyone has in mind: What is Rage 2? A few seconds later it then goes to answer it in the most extravagant and bombastic way possible.

RAGE 2 IS AN INSANELY WILD OPEN WORLD SHOOTER. Rage 2 and its sequel, Rage, flew under the radar when it was first released back in 2011. I only became aware of its existence back in 2015 during a Steam sale, and even then, I ended up playing through Borderlands 2 again instead.

WHERE IF YOU SEE IT, YOU CAN DRIVE IT... The first Rage game was compared favorably to Mad Max 2, and it’s not hard to see why, since it gives as much of an emphasis on driving various cars and vehicles as it does exploring the game’s huge open world. You can expect that kind of comparison to carry over a thousand-fold once Rage 2 drops, and if the trailer is anything to go by, it would seem that we will get more vehicles or cars to drive in that in the previous iteration.

...OR SHOOT IT. It IS an open world shooter after all, so you get guns. Big !@%!$!%@ guns, to be exact. Fully customizable, big !@%!$!%@ guns, the core of any good open world shooter. The trailer also teased destructible environments, so you have more things to point your guns at other than the enemies.

Rage 2 is set to launch on May 14 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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