Outrage Games

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Outrage Games
Industry Video games
Fate Closed
Predecessor Parallax Software
Founded 1996 (1996)
Defunct 2004 (2004)
Headquarters Ann Arbor, Michigan
Champaign, Illinois
Key people
Matt Toschlog
Products Descent 3, Red Faction II, Alter Echo
Parent THQ

Outrage Games was a video game developer founded in late 1996 as Outrage Entertainment when Parallax Software decided to split into two studios (the other being Volition).[1] Their headquarters were located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and had a staff mostly composed of people who worked for Parallax Software. The company is most well known for developing Descent 3, the Microsoft Windows and Xbox ports of Red Faction II, and Alter Echo. Alter Echo—the studio's only released original title— was met with mixed reviews.[2][3]

On April 4, 2002, Outrage was acquired by THQ and renamed Outrage Games.[4] The company was officially closed during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2004 due to changes in THQ's internal production development.[5] Some of the staff members have since relocated to Volition.



  1. ^ IGN staff (April 4, 2002). "THQ Gets Outrageous". IGN. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  2. ^ Bramwell, Tom (June 10, 2003). "Alter Echo". Eurogamer.
  3. ^ "Alter Echo for PlayStation 2". Metacritic.
  4. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (April 4, 2002). "THQ adds Outrage to roster". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  5. ^ THQ staff (2004). "2004 Annual Report" (PDF). THQ. Retrieved December 20, 2013.