Matthew Pettit states, "Four years in the making, Rage is a game that pushes consoles to the limit. This year, Rage finally came out, developed by the famous id Software and under publisher Bethesda, and it proved to be quite a departure for what id is known for. DOOM and Quake were the games that put first-person shooters on the map and brought id a claim to fame, no doubt. But Rage is something entirely different in its own right. So what is it?"