Mad Max just breathes the atmosphere from the movies, though it has only a little to do with them. On the other hand the game offers nothing new and doesn't shine specifically. Still, it is a lot of fun to wreak havok across the immense desert.
I've noticed it's quite typical for the best games to be hidden away from view, and eclipsed by the big games from big developers. This game is actually excellent, with a really atmospheric setting and realistic thumping fights. But it's the vehicular combat which is really amazing, when I got near the end of the game I deliberately held off defeating the last few convoys, just so I could keep chasing them. The camera can be rotated with full freedom while you are attacking the cars, and the wide open spaces mean there is virtually no risk of crashing into anything, so you can actually play the convoys as if they are a film. Well worth playing.
Mad Max runs well, has a lot of content and the vehicular combat is fun, but the overall story missions get repetitive fast and it’s easy to lose the drive to play through to completion. I would recommend Mad Max as a rental or wait for a price drop.
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.