Rage was eagerly awaited by the huge legions of id Software fans, with many gamers looking forward to a brand new experience from the studio that made iconic franchises like Quake or Doom.

With the promise of delivering a unique blend of first person shooting, because it's still an id Software title, role playing mechanics and even racing segments, fans set some extremely high expectations for Rage.

Now, as it's being released all over the world for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it's time to see just how id Software managed to deliver on its promises, so let's have a quick look.

We opted to try out the PC version of the game, seeing as how our Xbox 360 copy is still in the mail, and, as you can tell by the title and the video below, it wasn't the best course of action, as the game's visuals are pretty much broken on this platform.

More specifically, we tried it out on a PC with an AMD (ATI) Radeon 5780 graphics card and even fitted the brand new hotfix released by the company specifically to improve the performance of Rage.

Sadly, as soon as we started the game and the first cinematic sequence ended, it became apparent that there are still plenty of problems with the title. While textures loaded, lots of small chunks were rendered incorrectly, so, in the end, we wound up with a sort of Rage mosaic instead of an actual game.

This is apparent when we start racing with the buggy, as the road is less a dusty off-road trail and more like the floor in an Ancient Roman bath house, for example.

Characters look relatively good but the texture corruption even extends to them, as you'll think they're more like robots with bits of their flesh missing (maybe it's part of a machine conspiracy?).

Actual gameplay seems decent enough, as racing and shooting felt pretty good, but you can't really enjoy it with all the visual glitches.

We also tried Rage out on a PC with an Nvidia 560 GTX Ti, but pretty much the same issues were encountered, despite running the newest beta drivers.

Let's hope id Software, together with AMD and Nvidia manage to overcome these issues and deliver the intended experience. Until then, check out our quick and very buggy look at Rage on the PC.