Do a bit of digging and
you'll come across some delightfully unsubtle references to id Software’s
previous entries to the FPS canon. Poke around the Ghost Hideout area and
before you know it, you'll find an amazing RAGEnstein 3D Easter egg that’ll
take you back 20 years to a time of primary colors, freaking huge pixels, and no
texture pop-in problems...
It's not surprising that id would pepper Rage with shout-outs to its own
back-catalog: the game represents the company's first new IP in a genre it was
largely responsible for building, after all. Many references are subtle – a
bobblehead here, an “Ultra-Violence” achievement there – but diligent searching
will put you on the breadcrumb-trail to some far less oblique callbacks.
Above: This? This is nothing
The game also contains rooms themed after Doom and Quake – if you want to spoil the hunt for yourself, click those links and take a look. What game references have you found in Rage so far?
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