Rage takes place in the near future on a Post Apocalyptic Earth. The Asteroid Apophis has collided with Earth, killing many people and animals. The remaining survivors must join together to form a new society. You play as a person who was cryogenically frozen underground in an ark filled with important or high status people. Unfortunately, the ark didn't save anyone else but you. You re-emerge to discover what the Earth has become.
The gameplay seems to be based as a First Person Shooter with RPG elements. Much of the game will also revolve around dune buggy type racing and combat.