GameZone: "Last week on Up Up Down Down, we took a look at Wet, a Bethesda-published Tarantino-esque action game that didn't exactly get the recognition it deserved. This time around, we're going to jump into the ravaged world of another game from the famed publisher — a stellar game that also failed to receive the praise it so rightfully deserved. Rage from id Software was touted as the next great FPS from the iconic Doom developer. Sadly, it didn't exactly meet everyone's grandiose expectations, and the reception was rather lukewarm.
Whether the blame is on id for hyping the game as much as it did, or on the fans themselves for having such huge hopes for something revolutionary is up for debate. Either way, Rage is an absolutely stellar straight-up shooting game with tight mechanics and nonstop action. It's not without a few foibles, though, so let's see what worked and what didn't."