RAGE HD – one of the flagship game titles for the iPad – is available for free for a week. id Software, the makers of RAGE HD (and Doom and Quake and other epic games) promised they would make the app free for a week if their Facebook page for the game reached 100,000 likes – and of course it now has, hence the sale.
The price drop began yesterday, so it should run until the 24th of August. Here’s the gist of the game, via its App Store intro:
RAGE comes to your mobile device with the hit of the wastelands, Mutant Bash TV! This intense first-person rail shooter casts you in the starring role of a post-apocalyptic game show where you’ll be stalked by hungry mutants while you scour pulse-pounding levels for ammo and cash pick-ups. Make a deal with J.K Stiles, the show’s menacing host, and see if you have what it takes to survive this carnage-filled carnival of death!
The game has recently been further optimized for the iPad 2 and HDMI TV output in an update earlier this month.
If you’re after a great deal on one of the top game titles for the iPad, it doesn’t get much better than being able to grab RAGE HD for free.
Here’s an App Store link for RAGE HD.
I’m not much of a gamer type at all. I’ve never owned any console system and rarely enjoy any of the real fast-paced action games on any platform, with just a few exceptions now and again. Doom and Quake were two that I did enjoy playing back in the day. I was never any good at them mind you, but I had fun messing around with them.
Rage HD – the highly-touted new game from idSoftware, makers of Doom and Quake – is another shooter / action game that falls into the exception category for me – maybe just because it reminds me of Quake and Doom, or maybe because it’s done ‘on rails’ (which I get the impression hard-core gamers think is too easy) so it’s a bit more manageable for a really bad player like me. For whatever reason though, I like the game a lot. I’m still no good at all at it, but I find it big fun to keep trying with it. The graphics and the gore and the sound effects are all compelling to me. I don’t know that I’ll stay interested in it over the long term, but for now this is another ‘exception’ game that I’m getting a lot of enjoyment out of.
Are any of you all playing Rage HD? If so, what do you think of it so far?
Rage HD has hit the App Store. It’s the heavily awaited shooter game from id software (makers of the epic Doom and Quake series) with graphics that are apparently amongst the best ever seen in any iOS game.
Gizmodo has already given it a rave review – here’s just a little taster from their post today on it:
The splattertastic shooter Rage HD from Id Software—you know, the Doom and Quake guys. The graphics are unbelievably good, the best of any iPhone game yet. It’s a must-download if you love shooters—just look. It’s nuts.