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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: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Sep 4, 2015
    84
    A very good Mad Max game, with some excellent bits but also some issues. The setting is great, car combat is incredibly fun - there's a good sense of freedom and the main missions are pretty good, but the story is quite flat (even though the ending is great), the fighting system is nothing more than decent and the optional stuff becomes pretty repetitive.
  2. Sep 7, 2015
    80
    Mad Max successfully blends well-known and popular elements from other games. Post-apocalyptic world is very well presented and driving behind the Magnus Opus' wheel is so engrossing that the latest work from Avalanche is definitely worth your time, even if one needs to turn a blind eye to few shortcomings.
  3. Oct 29, 2015
    80
    In the end, Mad Max’s ability to create a good time far outweighs any problems it has.
  4. Sep 3, 2015
    76
    It captures the charm of the outstanding original, and should satisfy fans of the original. However, it is also monotonous, tough and a little unimaginative.
  5. Jan 19, 2016
    70
    Is it a bad game? Absolutely not. On the contrary, Ubisoft's open-world template is perfect for churning out market-friendly games that tick all the boxes of "What People Want." Or, perhaps, "What You Want."...And honestly, Mad Max's formula is still to some extent "What I Want." Just not as much as a few years ago.
  6. Oct 7, 2015
    70
    The formula wears off quickly but the fans of the movie will have their Mad Max fix.
  7. The type which does not present a novelty for open world Mad Max. Repetitive missions. Is it fun to collect scrap metal?

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  1. Negative: 20 out of 234
  1. Sep 1, 2015
    10
    I bought MGS V and Mad Max last night, I figured I would try Mad Max for an hour before i would start Metal Gear. I still have not playedI bought MGS V and Mad Max last night, I figured I would try Mad Max for an hour before i would start Metal Gear. I still have not played metal gear a day later. This mad max game besides being beautufl graphically is so much fun, there is so much stuff to do in the game. My one little grip is that you cannot collect scrap metal by driving over it Expand
  2. Sep 9, 2015
    10
    Superb game!!!! - Don't listen to Jim, he was obviously having a bad day, bless him. Superb game!!!! - Don't listen to Jim, he was obviouslySuperb game!!!! - Don't listen to Jim, he was obviously having a bad day, bless him. Superb game!!!! - Don't listen to Jim, he was obviously having a bad day, bless him. Superb game!!!! - Don't listen to Jim, he was obviously having a bad day, bless him. Superb game!!!! - Don't listen to Jim, he was obviously having a bad day, bless him. Expand
  3. Jan 25, 2016
    9
    i dont know why people are not satisfying with this game.....MAD MAX. i am a die heart fannnnnnnn of WB games...!!!!!!!!! so MAD MAX is not ani dont know why people are not satisfying with this game.....MAD MAX. i am a die heart fannnnnnnn of WB games...!!!!!!!!! so MAD MAX is not an exception where you can spend your time without any regression. The game contains crazy,superb graphics and vast beautiful wasteland with awesome car combat as well as melee fight, i have never seen any detailed WASTELAND atmosphere before like MAD MAX.....where you can get a total balance in car combat & on foot combat with good convincing story line (just only one thing i bothered about main story is not lengthy as i expected)...so, people dont hesitated to play this MAD game name MAD MAX & dont waste your time to read through some poor people POOR COMMENTS. 9 out of 10 ....BINGO. Expand
  4. Jul 23, 2019
    8
    mad max is one of the few great movie tie in games and yes this is apart of mad max cannon as iv heard, NOT that it needs or wants to be butmad max is one of the few great movie tie in games and yes this is apart of mad max cannon as iv heard, NOT that it needs or wants to be but thats ok because its a very good game on its own cannon status be damned.

    Story: you're max and your car gets stolen thats how it starts. and from there max wanders the wastes until he find a a dog and that dog leads him to a crippled hunchback named chum bucket who makes cars and thinks you are some kind of savior. i like chum bucket i thought he was gonna be an annoying companion at first but often times hes a voice of reason to maxs more rough and violent nature and is a much more usefull companion than most in video games , mainly because he sticks to the car and dosen't have a health bar or his health bar is the cars. the rest of the story dosent really matter because it feels like filler this whole story feels like a filler arc of naruto a well writen filler arc of naruto ( like The POWER arc) as much as i liked chum bucket and how well designed the other characters are its really not that important to the franchise and that was something that bothered me. the ending is terrible and the reason for most of my gripes actually its half the reason this game feels unimportant and bogs down the story.
    Story 5/10

    World building: the story never added anything to the franchise but this games world building did. although its style and world are mostly based off of fury road , this game is a "prequel" to the movie (not that it matters) mad max's world is like an episodic tv show with no over arcing plot with the exception of the first movie. BUT in this game they dive more into how the Apocalypse has affected humanity with the treasures relics of the old world , and how you can eat maggots out of a dead body for health , water is only obtainable it small amounts from the air or the occasional time it rains. Witch begs the question , what happens to the world ? where did all the water go ? , as of right now the only mad max media i haven't consumed that i know of is beyond thunder dome and i desperately think that movie isn't going to answer my questions BUT the fact that iv watched all the other movies and the game is the one that makes me question its world like this tells me that the game is doing something right.
    World building 8/10

    Graphics: i was actually quite impressed with how well this game looks its dusty its rugged and the visual style is close to fury road. max himself seems to be a good mix of hardy's max and a young mel gibson and this makes max feel different but the same at the same time but in a good way. not only is the style good its technically good , the partical effects, the animations and especially the character designs all make up a beautifully looking game
    Graphics: 9/10

    Game play: ok now the real meat of the game , ITS FUN the combat is a slower paced version or arhkam asylum's with more brutal take downs and executions with the added shotgun. the camps are varied and no location feels like the last , camps can be any where, sides of cliffs , on top of oil rigs , an armored compound or an underground tunnel. all with vastly different loot and reasons to take them on. the driving feels good and car combat is probably the best iv seen in a game thus far everything just works. there are a few tedious side objectives like the scare crows but they are usually easy enough to take down and don't take much of your time so that's a minor gripe BUT the mine fields are just obnoxious because you need a specific vehicle to deal witht hem (the buggy witch you get fairly early on) all this really dose is make it so you pretty much have to do everything else before you get to them so you are not a sitting duck in that buggy. if you could pick up scrap metal by walking over it instead of pressing A or X or E what every controller/keyboard you are using that would be nice to because of how important scrap is to upgrade both you and your car.
    Gameplay: 9/10

    sound design: voice acting is really good , chum buckets voice actor gives a great performance max sounds good more like hardy than mel. and the sound effects ar incredible , punches feel bone shattering , guns have weight because of how few their are and the cars just sounds like heaven. my one problem with the sound is the music is there even any ? a little bit of battle music but the great sound effects always over powers it and music is like a 3rd of the sound design.
    Sound design :7.5/10

    5+8+9+9+7.5=38.5
    38.5/5=7.7/10

    Mad max is a really good and fun game that has a few glaring and minor flaws upon replaying this game i can tell you its replay value is pretty poor but if its a new game to you and you liked shaddow or morrador or the arkham games its easily recommendable
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  5. Dec 6, 2015
    8
    Can't understand the low critic score for this game, it deserves at least an 8. The game is excellent if you enjoy a good post-apoc atmosphereCan't understand the low critic score for this game, it deserves at least an 8. The game is excellent if you enjoy a good post-apoc atmosphere with great sound design and gritty combat with a decent incremental upgrade system. The story is passable as Max is an obtuse kind of guy. The world design is the type that Fallout 4 should have had.

    The 2 big problems are car collision physics can be unforgiving in the driving missions as one bump can spin you which can be very frustrating and also there isn't much to do other than collect scrap, they could have done more with the exploration. All in all a very fun and playable game.
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  6. Dec 9, 2018
    7
    When one of the most crazy racing games I ever played meet a wrestling game (Batman series style) you get Mad Max.

    Awesome graphics, very
    When one of the most crazy racing games I ever played meet a wrestling game (Batman series style) you get Mad Max.

    Awesome graphics, very interesting gameplay mechanics both while racing and while fighting. But the story did not captivate me and, at some point, I found it a little boring and stopped playing.

    But like it or not I see me from time to time coming back to the game, just to race around a bit and cause destruction.

    I recommend it! It portrays very well the universe Mad Max from the movies.
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  7. May 21, 2021
    0
    Game knows how to waste your time. At first I loved the game but slowly scrap looting, boss fights, slow upgrades made me sick, its all justGame knows how to waste your time. At first I loved the game but slowly scrap looting, boss fights, slow upgrades made me sick, its all just frustrating. Rest of the game is repetitive, nothing interesting happens anymore. Expand

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