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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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Score distribution:
  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: 11 out of 273
  1. Sep 15, 2015
    10
    I LOVE this game. If you really enjoyed the films, you're going to love the game. Sure, it's a bit overwhelming and repetitive sometimes butI LOVE this game. If you really enjoyed the films, you're going to love the game. Sure, it's a bit overwhelming and repetitive sometimes but it's such a visual treat. The wasteland and gameplay (IMO) are fantastic. The only issue I had was the last of diversity in side missions. Also the first time I upgraded a base fully, I felt fulfilled. Then I saw they wanted me to do the same thing over and over again.. yuck. Again, if you loved the Mad Max movies, you'll love the game. Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2015
    10
    I can only concur with what seems to be the consensus of most user reviews here: Do not let the mediocre metascore put you off this gem. SideI can only concur with what seems to be the consensus of most user reviews here: Do not let the mediocre metascore put you off this gem. Side missions might seem a little repetitive to some (which is a common problem of open-world RPGs, though) and the brawling mechanics are nothing to write home about. But the splendid mixture of intense and very well done car combat blended with RPG elements and an absolutely great Mad Max atmosphere make this game the surprise MAGNUM OPUS of the year. This game is what RAGE should have been.

    One last note on some reviews complaining about the "thin story": The story development in this game heavily relies on atmospheric story telling and action over exposition. Much like in MGSV, bigger cut scenes are mainly confined to the prologue and the the final third of the game. To me, this felt absolutely appropriate: The Mad Max series has NEVER relied on convoluted story twists or lots of dialogue to drive things forward. Conversely, it is all but about emotions, action (especially car chases) and atmosphere. This game just gets it all right. Life in the wastelands is no Disneyland. It is brutal, grinding, and desolate - and driven by the need for water, gas, and high-octane survival. This game absolute NAILS all this. In my eyes, it is an 8.5/10 as an open-world RPG, and a 10/10 as a Mad-Max-game
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  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. Apr 18, 2016
    9
    Mad Max is a solid open-world game that takes the best parts of car combat, fisticuffs, and the Mad Max mythos and combines into one thing.Mad Max is a solid open-world game that takes the best parts of car combat, fisticuffs, and the Mad Max mythos and combines into one thing. Although the world seems uninspired, the setting of the wasteland has been beautifully crafted. The car combat and customisation is an important, coherent, and fun element of the game, with the driving and combat blending smoothly in the control scheme. The hand-to-hand combat resembles that of the Batman Arkham games, however it feels heavier and dirtier - just the kind of combat the wasteland would demand. There are also survival elements in the game (such as the need for food, ammunition, and water) that add an extra layer of depth, and give incentive to upgrade bases. Much like Fury Road, if you're in this for the story you're in it for the wrong reasons. It's one downfall in my eyes are the atrocious attempts at Australian accents. But other than that it's a top notch game. 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 1, 2017
    1
    Forty Hours of patting & side missions is this entire game. This game was suppose to be different from all the other open world games but It'sForty Hours of patting & side missions is this entire game. This game was suppose to be different from all the other open world games but It's the same shuff over and over again, But I will say one great thing about It is the combat is copied from the batman games But is much better then the Arkham Knight. Expand

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