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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: 18 out of 329
  1. Sep 9, 2015
    10
    Mad Max will make any fan of the films smile from ear to ear. The draw distance is absolutely amazing and the world itself feel so realizedMad Max will make any fan of the films smile from ear to ear. The draw distance is absolutely amazing and the world itself feel so realized that the game sometimes plays as if you're location-scouting for the next mad max-movie. Critics complain about the lack of a compelling narrative and a sense of direction and purpose, but I think they misunderstand. A mad max-game should give you a taste of the desolation, the fend for yourself- and go your own way-mottoes that's inherent to that world. It isn't perfect, and of course there's room for improvement in later games(when isn't it; in a first-in-a-new-series-game?) - but it's much, much, much, better than what most critics give it credit for and I'm not surprised to see the actual gamers themselves loving it. Expand
  2. Jul 29, 2016
    10
    Put off buying this because of the average reviews. They're all wrong. It is Just Cause Mad Max edition. Developed by the team behind JustPut off buying this because of the average reviews. They're all wrong. It is Just Cause Mad Max edition. Developed by the team behind Just Cause. Its a literal sand box. I've always avoided car combat games because i find them so boring. This game was a breath of fresh air. Be sure to double tap Up D-Pad for first person view when fighting cars. Its immersive and rewarding.
    Its sad games like this are far and few between and Call of Duty gets praise and a new release every year. Good job sheeple.
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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. Sep 28, 2015
    9
    I had low expectations-- was just looking for a time-filler until the next big thing (MGS, apparently)-- but I have thoroughly enjoyed Mad MaxI had low expectations-- was just looking for a time-filler until the next big thing (MGS, apparently)-- but I have thoroughly enjoyed Mad Max and spent many happy weekends roaming the desert and blowing stuff up.
    Only minor complaints: yes, it gets a bit repetitive but only after many, MANY hours in, and button arrangement could have been tweaked. Jump button is utterly useless, and the X button is overused. Beyond that, I'd say they knocked this outta the park considering how many movie franchises have flopped before them. I'm probably 40 hrs in and got a cut-scene last night that gave me chills and made me want to keep playing. I won't say it's Game of the Year, but it might be Most Underrated Game of the Year.
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  5. Aug 6, 2019
    8
    This game is really good for sure ! I acknowledge that it seems underrated by the critics, Here, we have a game with a nice upgrading system,This game is really good for sure ! I acknowledge that it seems underrated by the critics, Here, we have a game with a nice upgrading system, good driving mechanics, good shooting and also decent fighting. The gameplay is really fluid and smooth. I also really enjoyed the graphics and the unique vibe this game has. I would say that Mad Max is easier than most other PS4 games I played before. It means that this game is not frustrating (especially if you don't rush the main story and complete a few strongholds in order to upgrade properly).

    However, there is an important lack of diversity in the different strongholds that appear on the map (they all look the same). So, I can't recommend a 100% playthrough but I would say that if you complete the main story and do..let's say...half of the optional quests, you should have a great time with this game.

    We can easily compare this game to Far Cry and Assassin's Creed because of the open world design.

    I think I spent around 35-40 hours on this game
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  6. Sep 9, 2015
    8
    What's with all the above average scores from the critics? This game EASILY scores at least an 8 out of 10. Fun vehicle and hand to handWhat's with all the above average scores from the critics? This game EASILY scores at least an 8 out of 10. Fun vehicle and hand to hand combat, large open world, upgrading Max and your car is also very fun and addictive. I have already invested over 40 hours, and none of it have been boring. Story is not too shabby, but the gameplay is what matters more in a game.
    Not to mention, the PC version is an great port; runs at butter smooth 60 FPS on my mid tier PC(i5 4690, R9 280) with all MAX graphical settings! (no pun intended)
    All in all this game is very fun and deserves an 8, at least in my opinion
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  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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