It's a first-person shooter from id Software. Honestly, how could it not be on a must-have list?
Well, for starters, the post-apocalyptic theme is cliché and old. That in itself could be a turnoff for some gamers. This is also somewhat new territory for id Software. Although Wolfenstein's story is based in Nazi Germany, the Doom and Quake titles are set in other worlds and deal with hostile aliens.
But in Rage, players battle for survival on an environmentally-ravaged Earth that was severely transformed by the impact of a huge asteroid. Those who prepared for the collision and burrowed underground were mostly left unscathed. Those who didn't escape the impact were mutated in interesting ways.
Based on the gameplay video shown at E3, the wastelands are huge, offering enough room for exploring without getting lost. The gameplay itself is what Tim Willits called "open but directed," allowing for side jobs and other tasks in addition to the game's main missions. We just want to play it now, on a PC or console...it doesn't matter.