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  • Summary: Mad Max places players in the role of a lone warrior who must embark on a journey to reclaim his stolen interceptor from a deadly gang of marauders.
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 71
  2. Negative: 2 out of 71
  1. Sep 10, 2015
    90
    Mad Max the game isn’t only a fantastic time, it’s a great addition to the franchise, and one of the few games that completely destroys the expectations that a movie based game has to be bad.
  2. Sep 8, 2015
    81
    Like the movie, Mad Max is the perfect summer time romp and should surely wet your appetite before the true Road Warrior inspired game releases later this fall, Fallout 4.
  3. Aug 31, 2015
    80
    Mad Max might be formed from familiar parts of other games, but the car-wrecking, skull-cracking chaos it creates is a rewarding and expansive adventure.
  4. Sep 4, 2015
    70
    Mad Max may be a bit of a mixed bag, but the faithful recreation of the film universe, the ridiculous car combat, and loads of content will keep players coming back to the desert for a long time.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Oct 16, 2015
    70
    There’s a lot here – a lot of scrap to collect and cars to push off the side of the road – but nothing gluing it all together. [December 2015, p75]
  6. Sep 13, 2015
    60
    As you wander the desert on the lookout for pieces of scrap, your enjoyment will feel like it's on a downward trajectory the longer that you play. As a result, you'll try to spend as much time as you can racing across its beautifully realised wasteland, while avoiding anything that pulls you from behind the wheel.
  7. Sep 5, 2015
    40
    When it comes to simply chewing through yet another open world game, Mad Max does suffice. It’s a substandard but largely competent “AAA” game in a sea full of them, and those who do value the idea of content above all else will find more than their money’s worth here...There’s simply no reason to pick it up, however, if you’ve yet to try The Witcher 3, Shadow of Mordor or Batman: Arkham City. There are tons of better games that go for what Mad Max went for and do so in a superior manner.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 276
  1. Sep 11, 2015
    10
    Mad Max was created with hardcore fans in mind. Tons of useful upgrades and scrap that help you build your Magnum Opus in an extremely bleakMad Max was created with hardcore fans in mind. Tons of useful upgrades and scrap that help you build your Magnum Opus in an extremely bleak world. You may find yourself overwhelmed at first by the games Map and all the side quests, but it seems just about everything you do comes with some kind of reward, big and small. Some players may be disappointed just sticking with the main story line. If you like to grind and get rewarded with some cool loot then the side quests are extremely fun. If your not a gamer but a big fan of the Mad Max movies, you will love this game. Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2015
    10
    Mad Max is one of the best Games i ve played This year, it makes you feel like you are on the mad Max universe with its big vast open world.Mad Max is one of the best Games i ve played This year, it makes you feel like you are on the mad Max universe with its big vast open world. The combat is great both on foot or in the car. If you like action Games with lots of combat and explosions on big open world, you should definitely get this game Expand
  3. Sep 1, 2015
    10
    I felt compelled to write a quick review after looking at some of the artificially low Critic scores, I was fortunate enough to get the gameI felt compelled to write a quick review after looking at some of the artificially low Critic scores, I was fortunate enough to get the game early because of the bank holiday. Mad max is the most fun I've had in years on a single player game, there's a ton of things to do in each zone the game world is pretty big, the graphics are good and the game runs smooth and not had a single crash or glitch in over 50 hours play. Brutal sandstorms can hit shredding enemies and throwing max around, optional side quests to complete, story missions, death races, brutal fights this game has it all. Do yourself a favour pick it up you will enjoy it if you actually like playing games. Expand
  4. Mar 25, 2016
    9
    Played about 40 h till I finished the story line. Most fun was riding and upgrading your Car, roaring through the vast desert, which lookedPlayed about 40 h till I finished the story line. Most fun was riding and upgrading your Car, roaring through the vast desert, which looked amazing, very nice atmosphere. Arham style combat, which was satisfying and nice. The explosions looked very very good, graphics all over were pretty amazing. Story was ok, crazy people looking crazy, doing crazy stuff. Nicely done, Avalanche Studios. Still alot to do after all these hours. Expand
  5. Sep 7, 2015
    8
    This is a really solid and fun game. If you like open world games with lots of content and you liked the latest Mad Max movie you will almostThis is a really solid and fun game. If you like open world games with lots of content and you liked the latest Mad Max movie you will almost definitely like this game. If you want a professional review that's on the money, check out IGN's review. Expand
  6. Sep 19, 2015
    8
    I had a LOT of fun with Mad max. I played it relentlessly until i saw the credits roll. While it does have some pretty noticeable flaws, itI had a LOT of fun with Mad max. I played it relentlessly until i saw the credits roll. While it does have some pretty noticeable flaws, it was still a solid experience.

    Avalanche studios perfectly emulates the world of Mad max. It's characters, presentation, and cars are spot on. The story follows Max (obviously), and his quest to reach the plains of silence, a locale which he hopes he can escape his past. But after a fairly mediocre and rushed opening, Max makes a mortal enemy: Scabrous Scrotus, the ruler of gastown. After getting his car stolen by said ruler, Max makes a friend: chumbucket, a wasteland mechanic. Together, they must build their ultimate ride and escape to these plains of silence.

    The story is actually pretty good. It was interesting and engaging enough to want me to see it through to the end. Along the way, you meet many interesting characters, half of which are group leaders, whose strongholds you can use as a base of operations. But one thing i didn't like about the story was this one character named Hope, a slave bounced back and forth between masters throughout the game. She and her daughter, glory, are just not interesting characters, and what makes it worse is the shoehorned in love story between her and Max. It just doesn't work.

    The gameplay is split up between driving/car combat, and ground combat/scavenging. The car combat is so much fun, slamming into cars, shooting at them with explosives and shotguns, lighting them up with side-mounted flame throwers, and literally pulling off their armor and wheels with the harpoon. I always had fun when engaged in car combat. The overall driving mechanic is really solid too. Ground combat and exploration is fun as well. the combat is reminiscent of the batman arkham games, except with many major tweaks (not to mention more violent!)

    The wasteland may be the best open world I've experienced in a video game. Which is ironic, an open world that is meant to be empty feels so alive and full of personality. In this world, you'll tackle side objectives, which consist of toppling intimidation towers, taking out Scrotus convoys, partaking in vicious death runs, and taking up many jobs from the stronghold leaders. While some of these tasks get repetitive, others, like the convoys and camps, are really fun.

    Now i'm going to get into some of my major gripes with the game. Boss fights being one. There are mainly two types of boss fights, big guys that swing huge sharp things, and small fast guys that flail around dual shivs. These get repetitive. There are also several graphical quirks, such as glitching models and framerate slowdowns. And the thing that made me the most angry, was a bug that prevented me from continuing the game, forcing me to restart the entire thing. Thankfully this was early on.

    Overall, i really did like Mad Max, 8/10.
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  7. May 21, 2016
    0
    As a long standing fan of the movies, this game was a pitiful letdown. The driving is some of the worst I have ever encountered since the PS1As a long standing fan of the movies, this game was a pitiful letdown. The driving is some of the worst I have ever encountered since the PS1 days, the combat is pathetic and the story is a mind-numbingly boring grind.

    It's a crime that people get paid to make garbage like this.
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