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  • Summary: Command & Conquer, move over. M.A.X. does it better.
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  1. Mar 13, 2016
    10
    Put simply, MAX is the greatest strategy game of all time. It's a shame that more people are not aware of it, plus when it was released itPut simply, MAX is the greatest strategy game of all time. It's a shame that more people are not aware of it, plus when it was released it was a little too complex for a lot of strategy gamers to bother with. I was lucky, as I was at university at the time so my house mates and I persevered with it and discovered the greatest game ever!

    Essentially you have a MASSIVE number of different air, sea, land and stealth units and an equally broad number of buildings to choose from. For a start this was revolutionary in 1996 because having air, sea, land and stealth (and having so many of them) was unheard of. Unlike any other strategy game I know, you can upgrade all these units (yes, ALL of them!) in an unlimited fashion, so your strategies can be infinitely varied. Want to concentrate on nothing but a missile boat with an absolutely ridiculous range? No problem? Or maybe you want the missiles on your fighter jets to be able to blow a hole in the side of anything. That is the beauty of MAX; infinite strategic and tactical options.

    The big bonus? There is an amazing team that maintain the reincarnation of MAX and it is called MAX Reloaded. An open-source remake of MAX, it is an amazing realisation of the game and works across all platforms. If you like strategy games (regardless of the type; TBS or RTS) and in particular if you have friends that do too, this is nothing better than this game.
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  2. May 23, 2014
    10
    M.A.X. gets my vote as the most under-appreciated PC strategy game of all time. It was released by Interplay in 1996, to critical praise butM.A.X. gets my vote as the most under-appreciated PC strategy game of all time. It was released by Interplay in 1996, to critical praise but limited popularity.

    IMO it's the best TBS ever (much better than Heroes of might and magic series)

    This game, came to early so that he can enjoy the full impact. The gamers where not prepared then for him, and now, it's not interesting because of the overrated graphix.
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  3. Apr 10, 2012
    10
    A perfect game back some years and its still way better than many titles that try to be fancy and fails badly. Its a game that deserves aA perfect game back some years and its still way better than many titles that try to be fancy and fails badly. Its a game that deserves a remake. If it happens, hope that they dont change the gameplay. Expand
  4. Feb 13, 2014
    10
    One could simply say that M.A.X. was the best turn based strategy game of all time. The game scaled infinitely outwards in a myriad ofOne could simply say that M.A.X. was the best turn based strategy game of all time. The game scaled infinitely outwards in a myriad of tactics and strategies. Expand