Rage looks phenomenal, and despite a few quibbles about low resolution textures remains one of the best looking games released in 2011. We've got no doubt that this engine will spark the curiosity of many developers, and if it's like most id engines will go on to find a home in dozens of other games and graphical projects. id-Tech 5 is far from id's first engine – in fact, if that fancy "five" is to be believed, it's their fifth. Actually, that's wrong, it's their 7th. Hop into the TARDIS, and let's head back to the 90s to look at how id's technology has evolved from id-Tech 0.
By Eugene Fomin