When I was pitching Rage 2, I wanted to stay clear from the obvious. Mad Max and the entire franchise. Indeed. George Miller’s pride and joy is a fine accompanying selection for this particular game. But I figured that I’ve covered the Mad Max franchise quite enough. Well, at least so far. And that’s also true for the dystopian movies similar to the Mad Max franchise. So, I think I found a great solution. For Rage 2 anyway. A selection of fine dystopian TV shows.
The dystopian movies are a bit overdone here at IndieGala. So, why not go through a different route? However, before I could go any further with this post… I believe that a word or two about the game itself is in order.
What’s Rage 2 All About?
Developed Avalanche Studios by and published by Bethesda Softworks, Rage 2 is a fantastic first-person shooter video game. And as the title suggests, it’s a sequel to the 2011 Rage. An asteroid has annihilated 80% of the earth’s population. And humanity’s numbers are now dwindling.
Ruthless and bloodthirsty gangs roam the open roads and the tyrannical. Moreover, authority seeks to rule with an iron fist. First and foremost, you are Walker in Rage 2. The last Ranger of the wasteland and a threat to their power, Furthermore, you have been robbed of your home and left for dead. Now you’ll have to rage for justice and freedom. And with vehicle combat, super-powered first-person mayhem. Not to mention an open world full of emergent madness. Can you survive in that mad mad world?
And just what the fans are saying? Here are some of the Steam user comments:
* If you want a full-meal-deal adventure. This is the one… One of the best games of all time …and one of the largest… says Scooter Cogs
*This is pretty much the drug-addicted punk child of fallout and mad max who picked up a thing or two about doom-gunplay adds Nec in his Steam review.
But yeah. Not only we have Rage 2 available for purchasing here at IndieGala. Oh no. The game’s on sale at the same time. However, that sale won’t last forever, and you’d better hurry up if you want to devour it. Just click here. You know what to do.
Rage 2 And Some Cool TV Shows For You
Yup. As I mentioned earlier in this post, the Mad Max vibe is obvious in Rage 2. But for the time being, I will stay clear from the influences of Mad Max. And I’ll stay clear from movies in general. Especially post-apocalyptic movies. So, yeah. I’m going with a nice list of TV shows for this post. Post-apocalyptic TV shows no less. And damn fine TV shows as well. All of them have the vibe, the ambiance and some of the themes of Rage 2. Or even some of the settings. Which 4 TV shows made the cut here? Scroll down and find out for yourself.
A post-apocalyptic science fiction TV show which endured years of cult-like status. Well, until the last year’s cancellation at episode 100. Seems fitting and symbolic don’t you think? But the TV show followed a group of survivors in a harsh post-apocalyptic world. The 100 is set about 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed Earth’s civilization as we know it. However, a group of one hundred juvenile delinquents will be sent back to Earth. In hopes of re-populating the planet of course. But that’s easier said than done. The show has a similar tone, setting and themes. Not to mention, I found some interesting Reddit theories about it as well. One of them stipulates that Mad Max and The 100 happen in the same universe. Cool right? I thought so too.
Fun fact: Much of the series music score is inspired by the Fallout game series.
Raised By Wolves
First of all, I found a nice pairing of Raised By Wolves with Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. And a pairing with similarities between these projects. And when I think about it… Their connection makes sense. Both of the projects are a bleak yet beautiful look at humanity that’s on the brink. And since there’s the aspect of children giving a new purpose of life for the protagonists, yeah… The TV show fits here in more ways as well. However, Raised by Wolves centers on “two androids. Father and Mother. And they have a task to raise human children on Kepler-22b. The Earth was destroyed by a great war, but there’s still hope for humanity. It blends religion and atheism, and yeah. This is a great TV show. So, I for one, can’t wait for the second season to come out.
Fun fact: The religious order in the series, The Mythraic Mysteries or Mithraism, was a real religion. It was practiced in the Roman Empire from around the 1st to 3rd centuries CE.
See is a true gem. First of all, it takes place in the distant future. Centuries after a catastrophic event. A virus wiped out all but two million humans, but the survivors lost the sense of sight. So, they must survive and interact without vision, but that won’t be such an easy task. Even for survivors who had centuries to adapt. Jason Momoa leads the cast in this TV show, while Sylvia Hoeks, Alfre Woodard, Hera Hilmar are on supporting duty. Much like with Raised By Wolves, See will have a second season. But thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are going slower. Patience is truly a virtue when you’re waiting for a TV show to release a second season. But it’s going to be worth the wait.
Fun fact: Sylvia Hoeks shaved her head for the part of Queen Kane.
Tribes Of Europa
This is the latest (and freshest TV show), but it’s a rather different one. First of all, it’s German. And secondly, it’s set in Europe, in the year 2074. Not to mention it has a dystopian survival in the center of the show. And it has three siblings as the main characters. But in the wake of mysterious global disaster, war rages on in Tribes Of Europa. And the tribes that emerged from the wreckage of Europe are at war. However, three siblings from the peaceful Origine tribe are separated and forced to forge their own paths. In the middle of unrest and a bleak future no less. This is a great TV show, and it’s worth your time as well.
Fun fact: Tribes Of Europa is inspired by Brexit. Well according to the creator of the show, Philip Koch.
Are You A Fan Of Rage 2?
Let us know what you love the most about the game. And feel free to add some of your TV picks to this list. Which are some of your suggestions in the dystopian TV show department? Let us know in the comment section. We’d love to know.