Rage’s surprisingly calm PC specs



id Software and I have a somewhat strained relationship.  You see, growing up I was obsessed with the classic PC staples Doom, Doom 2, and Wolfenstein 3D.  This love continued with the release of Return to Castle Wolfenstein.  Then it happened.  Doom 3.

I’m sorry, but talk about a letdown.  Lame weapons, repetitive enemies (oh great, another Imp), and a short and unsatisfying campaign all combined to a fully underwhelming experience.  It was akin to eating the reheated left-overs of the greatest meal you remember eating ten years ago.  Since that disappointment, all that id has directly created only a handful of mobile and online offerings (they have acted as producer / publisher for their other properties, including Quake 4 or the 2009 Wolfenstein).

So, is there any hope for Rage in this jaded gamer’s eyes?

Shockingly, yes.  Rage seemed solid at E3, and all the material I see about it only makes me more interested.  Naturally, I’m going to hold out for reviews, but the thought of picking it up to test out my new PC is tempting.  Speaking of which, here are the surprisingly light hardware requirements:


  • OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, Win 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Equivalent AMD
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 25GB
  • Video Card: GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 4200


  • OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, Win 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or Equivalent AMD
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 25GB
  • Video Card: GeForce 9800 GTX, ATI Radeon HD 5550

Not too bad, huh?  The only thing that makes me double take is the 25 gigs of HDD space.  Other than that though, not too bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Allen/7605503 Andrew Allen

    Doom 3 didn’t bother me, in fact I liked it, but there is NO question it isn’t a classic.

    Quake 4, on the other hand, is one of the worst shooters I’ve ever played. And what really makes that sting is that I am a DIE HARD Quake fan. Ouch.

    I’m holding out hope for “Rage” as well. Even if it is basically “Borderlands.”