Doom is probably the most direct inspiration for Rage 2’s gameplay, and the 2016 shooter became an instant cult classic upon release. Doom’s combat is blazingly fast, letting you use a multitude of weapons to maim and kill hordes of demons.
When Rage 2 was revealed, everyone drew comparisons to Doom, and for good reason. The shooting in both games is developed by id Software, the legendary studio behind iconic franchises like Doom and Quake. Id is a master of the FPS genre, and both games put that on full display.
The main difference, of course, is that Doom isn’t an open world game, but it actually benefits from that. Because there’s no need to develop an open world, Doom distills that shooting experience into intense arenas that you navigate and run around while killing demons.
If you love the intense shooting and combat of Rage 2, you’ll probably like Doom even more.