RAGE on PlayStation 3 is a hybrid experience, packing in elements from first person shooters, role-playing games and even racing titles. The world it takes place in is incredibly vast and dangerous, which means getting around on foot is out of the question.
That's why you'll have a number of vehicles to hand throughout your quest, including a dune buggy, ATV and four-wheel drive trucks. Each one can be upgraded to include new paintwork, firepower and parts such as enhanced suspension and a Nitro booster.
Weapons function in much the same way. You can get your hands on a vast array of firepower including shotguns, pistols and even a crossbow. Each of these can then be upgraded with multiple types of ammo including explosive rounds. There are also a large number of schematics to be found or purchased from various vendors that allow you to build useful items such as sentry bots, mind control darts and medical supplies.
The world in RAGE is vast, so be sure to explore it and talk to everyone you meet because there are lots of side missions to be discovered for extra earnings. It's also worth keeping an eye on job boards in each town because the quick missions advertised there often lead to high cash rewards and lots of new gadgets.