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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: 24 out of 398
  1. 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
  2. Sep 8, 2015
    10
    Ahh... A perfect Mad Max game, love it! And again his cars (The Interceptors) get stolen (again). But who cares? Anyway, the game was rock &Ahh... A perfect Mad Max game, love it! And again his cars (The Interceptors) get stolen (again). But who cares? Anyway, the game was rock & solid, a truly AAA Mad Max game, where you ram (almost everyone) with your car, & beat every War Boys until their thick skull, CRACKED!

    Best Game ever! Unless you count Fallout 4 & Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
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  3. Jul 18, 2021
    10
    I am surprised by the opinion of the "critics" of this game, she is good for a movie adaptation. There is action, story, nice graphics evenI am surprised by the opinion of the "critics" of this game, she is good for a movie adaptation. There is action, story, nice graphics even crafting. I can recommend it, and if you play it, avoid the tornadoes :) Expand
  4. Sep 5, 2015
    8
    Great take on the Mad Max franchise. I don't really understand the hate! Is this game fun? Yes. Is it rewarding? of course! Car combat isGreat take on the Mad Max franchise. I don't really understand the hate! Is this game fun? Yes. Is it rewarding? of course! Car combat is sweet and the weather effects are incredible. It's not perfect but it's a lot better than what the critics are saying. 9/10 Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2015
    8
    Some of the negative press reviews inspired me to write my own. Only 4 hours in so far, and while the game is a little rough around the edges,Some of the negative press reviews inspired me to write my own. Only 4 hours in so far, and while the game is a little rough around the edges, it is a LOT of fun to play, and that's what matters.

    There is definitely this more is better attitude in sandbox games such as AC: Black Flag, Far Cry, and Shadows of Mordor. This game follows the same principles, and there's a lot of repetition to searching each area, reducing enemy threat, and conquering bases. I can already see signs this game is slightly more tedious than the others, but I'm okay with that.

    Controls are a bit unusual. The jump is mapped on L2 which feels really weird and the jump is super anemic. There are a lot of objects that you should be able to climb up but can't. There are shipping containers all over the place, some partially submerged in sand, but the only way to get on them is if there is the magic yellow markers on one side. There is a context sensitive button to refuel your car while holding a gas can. However if you aren't inside the tiny space, you'll light the gas can on fire instead! Shooting defaults to the circle button, but that can be swapped with L1.

    Melee Combat is a bit simplistic and quite easy. Although in Assassins Creed, you can be surrounded by 5 or 6 guys and just wait until the "parry" icon to show up and counter indiscriminately. The parry is super forgiving and you are basically immune, making melee combat pretty trivial. There are guys that throw projectiles, and flame throwers etc, but overall, not challenging enough. And no difficulty level to adjust. On the plus side, it is super visceral and fun to crunch bones and perform extravagant finishing moves.

    Characters and dialog are okay -- not quite on par with the other games I've listed. Your sidekick can be a little too verbose and annoying, but he's a great sidekick.

    Vehicle combat is quite fun and visceral and probably the best balanced. Takes a little getting used to at first, but once you get your grapple, you can get in front of cars and grapple out the driver. Side and frontal rams are also super fun, as is grinding once you get that upgrade. Getting speed upgrades is valuable to keep up with the initially super speedy enemies.

    Directly comparing this game to Assassin's Creed Black Flag is best. You have an upgradable vehicle and hero. Assassin's Creed has far better level design and person combat. And pirate ship combat was also super fun, but I'd tip my hat to Mad Max for having a more fun vehicle combat system, because it's fast paced, and everywhere nearly all the time. Assassin's Creed was also a much more colorful game with varied locales. There's only limited things you can do with post-apocalyptic desert, though they have varied it quite a lot with lots of derelict ships, lighthouses, and shipping containers in a dried up sea area. Still early and haven't see other areas yet.

    Overall I think Black Flag was a slightly better game, but I do not regret getting Mad Max and am thoroughly enjoying it.
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  6. Jun 21, 2020
    8
    Great game, it shows you how to play it in an intuitive way. Great graphics.
  7. Jun 29, 2018
    0
    Never buy an Avalanche Studios game. They release broken, and often impossible to complete, and are never, ever patched. This is a terribleNever buy an Avalanche Studios game. They release broken, and often impossible to complete, and are never, ever patched. This is a terrible studio that needs to be severely punished for its hostile business practices. Too bad, too, because Mad Max is a halfway decent game worthy of a 7, and was fun until it broke - which is the point. A game that breaks the way this game breaks, the way Just Cause games break, in becoming unplayable and broken in ways that never get fixed and for a very significant amount of players - deserves a 0 score, and 0 of your dollars. Expand

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