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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: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Aug 31, 2015
    81
    A great and fun game that fails to provide enough progression on its mechanic. Nonetheless, you'll find a game that is as big as easy to play and beautifully crafted, which is faithful to the universe created by George Miller.
  2. 80
    For me, the monotonous grind is satisfying because each small measure of success reaps a tangible reward in the form of a personal or vehicular upgrade.
  3. Sep 4, 2015
    80
    While overall Mad Max borrows from past titles like Batman when it comes to combat, or Far Cry when it comes to the design of its open world and its activities, it still manages to stand out through its car combat. The story is also pretty compelling and manages to keep you invested even if some of the missions get repetitive after a while.
  4. Sep 4, 2015
    76
    If you focus on the main and the wasteland missions you’ll discover a tight and gripping story with characters that George Miller will certainly approve of – as well as the intense and explosive action. But if you stray from the path you’ll only find generic collecting in an open world that doesn’t offer too much variety.
  5. Aug 31, 2015
    75
    At the end of the day, Max overtook some bases, ran a couple hundred cars off the road, met some forgettable characters, and buried his fist into the sunburnt skin of the villainous locals. Was it worth the effort? That ultimately depends on how much fun you had in performing these basic, repetitious open-world activities.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Sep 2, 2015
    10
    Only 1 hour in & Great so far! Not the sharpest 1080p game ive payed on xbox but it looks but still looks great. I will never know why someOnly 1 hour in & Great so far! Not the sharpest 1080p game ive payed on xbox but it looks but still looks great. I will never know why some objects in certain games have an annoying STROBING EFFECTS such as certain debris on the ground especially in this game and Im playing on a new 55cm samsung tv and Ive tried all TV settings so it has to be an xbox resolution thing. (ANY ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED) Back to the game. Cars drive GREAT and both car and hand to hand combat is the best ive experienced in a game. I just hope it doesnt get to REPETITIOUS LIKE MOST MODERN NEXT GEN GAMES which seems to be the downfall of many titles. Explosions also look great as well as the characters and environment. For me even though im not far into the game, it is the SURPRISE PACKET game of the year. In saying that MG5 (PHANTOM PAIN) gets my vote for GAME OF THE YEAR Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2015
    10
    Firstly, don't look at the critics - they don't know what they are talking about.

    I've been playing for around 10 hours now and the
    Firstly, don't look at the critics - they don't know what they are talking about.

    I've been playing for around 10 hours now and the upgrades are insane. It's not just the car that gets pimped out, but Max as well. From upgrading his outfit - which adds stats to unlocking new moves and finishers you are sure to become a killing machine.

    The map is nice and big with lots of areas to search for scrap which is used as currency in the wasteland. Taking over camps isn't just fun but very beneficial for getting scrap and upgrading the Magnum Opus and Max. Taking over camps isn't just a drive in and kill everyone, intel can be gathered to find a more subtle way into the camp making it easier to take over.

    The fighting system isn't at all like Batman. That being said doesn't make it bad - I found it quite refreshing not having to fight like Batman again this year. The combos are deadly and using a shotgun in the middle of a combo is a blast. There are a lot of weapons lying around that can be used during combat.

    I'll probably try and get the 1000 GS, seeing that it's an awesome game with hours and hours of side quests.
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  3. Sep 1, 2015
    10
    Sweden show us how to make and really god masterpice from a movie to game in my opinion you have allthe stuff a mad max game should haveSweden show us how to make and really god masterpice from a movie to game in my opinion you have allthe stuff a mad max game should have cars battle, fighting , explore the wayestland hunting for food water terryfiing sandstorm plus thunderstorms, tornados and stuff i havent seen in other games like harpon a enemy from the car and more and the Company promise what they say going to be in the game was in the game not like retard rockstar say we going to have that and that in the game and when it was realesde gta 5 half off it was not in the game peapol compare mad max to gta a can say Mad Max is standing on its on legs i give the game 10 off 10 and retard ign say the game is repetitive they allways cry cry on somthing when a god game like this is no more repetive than gta 5 retard ign should stop Review games ign hold on to you news of games instead .. Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2015
    9
    One of the best looking and most exhilarating games you can play on Xbox 1... This game beautifully borrows the exploration of a Far Cry /One of the best looking and most exhilarating games you can play on Xbox 1... This game beautifully borrows the exploration of a Far Cry / Assassin's Creed game, mixes it with driving mechanics from Need for Speed, and throws in the combat made popular by the Batman: Arkham series, while making each of these things seem unique to this game.

    It does have it's flaws - audio is a bit laggy, some of the character models feature a rogue glitchy-looking animation here and there, combat isn't overly challenging and the missions can feel repetitive from time to time.

    That said, these flaws are forgiven by a BEAUTIFUL environment, incredible music and SFX, and exhilarating gameplay which includes seamless transitions between vehicle combat and human combat. There's something to be said for a game whose sound effects can pump you up... reving up the engine of the Magnum Opus for the first time is an incredible feeling, and each upgrade you through onto your blossoming rig adds a level of satisfaction for progression-driven games like this that's rare to find any more.

    If you loved Fury Road, or if anything I said above is interesting to you, stop reading these reviews and go try the game. It's a game that essentially went from not being on my radar to one of my favorite games on XB1 within the first 10 minutes of playing the game.
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  5. Sep 1, 2015
    9
    I bought this in my local asda this morning. I was torn between this and mgs, but since i already have so many "long" games such as destiny,I bought this in my local asda this morning. I was torn between this and mgs, but since i already have so many "long" games such as destiny, eso and elite dangerous and the witcher, i felt that i simply wouldnt have time to play another one, so i went with mad max as i wanted some carnage and explosions in the wastelands.

    Now ill tell you this. Im not one of those pretentious reviewers. I dont need idiots from the gaming sites telling me what to think. Half of those guys are just posers who are probably punks in their early 20s. They know nothing about gaming.

    All i can say is this game looks and plays great. I love playing the role of max, wandering the wastelands for scraps. The vehicle upgrades and vehicle combat are very well done. It can be a bit repetitve but theres enough going on to always keep you entertained.

    My only minor gripe is that i wish the combat system was a bit more complex. Even so, the combat feels sick and bloody and raw. Even better than the arkham combat.

    This game is a sleeper hit for me. I love mad max but didnt know much about the game but I took the plunge.

    This game might not be complex, or have a gripping story, but it is pure fun. To me that is the most important thing.
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  6. Sep 3, 2015
    9
    This is my surprise game of the year, ive never paid much attention to the Mad Max franchise but im aware of the basics. I have literally putThis is my surprise game of the year, ive never paid much attention to the Mad Max franchise but im aware of the basics. I have literally put about 6 hours into this today. Its a BEAUTIFUL open world which so many side quests and missions to do. Cannot recommend this game enough especially if your a mad max film buff. Expand
  7. Sep 4, 2015
    3
    If you have ever played the game Rage this is a poor clone of that game. In this gave you drive to point A, hit X a few times as the rest ofIf you have ever played the game Rage this is a poor clone of that game. In this gave you drive to point A, hit X a few times as the rest of the buttons are not needed, loot and then drive to point B, rinse and repeat. The vehicle you start with will eventually be good but I found the enemy vehicles handled better. If you are out of your vehicle the enemy always get out of theirs to fist fight instead of running you over, so kill them and take their ride.

    I am hoping the game gets better but I gave up after 3 hours as I was bored.
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