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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: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  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. 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.
  3. Sep 19, 2015
    80
    Even if lacking a plot capable of sparking the player's interest, Mad Max managed to keep us entertained for tens of hours thanks to its vast world rich of opportunities. A solid game, worth a try for all fans of the movie series.
  4. 75
    Mad Max is a solid, if slightly unremarkable open-world game that does a good job in replicating the atmosphere and tone of the movies, and the character's essence, but fails to provide any real excitement beyond its vehicle-based combat.
  5. 70
    The beautiful wasteland is incredible to drive around, but leave the Magnum Opus and the excitement dips. This is nearly excellent, but instead is frustrating.
  6. Mad Max, despite his propensity for violence and vengeance, represents a flicker of hope that humanity’s best will always work to endure and survive its worst. And that, I think I finally understand, is what has kept me returning the Avalanche’s wasteland night after night.
  7. 40
    Mad Max’s fondness for never-ending upgrades and tedious open-world quests stymies the exceptional car combat and compelling characters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 69
  2. Negative: 8 out of 69
  1. Sep 5, 2015
    10
    I can't understand why so many fools decided to give scores below 8 to this game. Repetitive?? IT IS OBVIOUS! It's been taken from a film andI can't understand why so many fools decided to give scores below 8 to this game. Repetitive?? IT IS OBVIOUS! It's been taken from a film and what the hell would you do in a wasteland? To me it is sufficient the atmosphere and the stunning visualis the game offers, bounded with a solid and well known gameplay. It is extremely relaxing, like I loved to ride the horse on Red Dead Redemption simply doing nothing. Amazing feeling. Expand
  2. Nov 2, 2018
    10
    When I first saw a youtuber play this I thought it was just another run in the mill open world game but when I saw that it was on sale IWhen I first saw a youtuber play this I thought it was just another run in the mill open world game but when I saw that it was on sale I bought it out of curiosity and damn was I wrong. This game is outstanding and with an interesting story to back up the fun gameplay, I have been hooked ever since I got it. I definitely recommend this game to anyone. Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2015
    10
    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. Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2015
    8
    Mad Max
    A game about picking up litter.
    I joke, but that’s essentially what this game is. You start the game losing your precious black on
    Mad Max
    A game about picking up litter.
    I joke, but that’s essentially what this game is.
    You start the game losing your precious black on black, and it’s up to you, because who else is gonna help you?
    To get it back.
    Maybe a hunchback with magical black fingers will help since he believes you’re essentially the Dragonborn.
    You set out on your journey for redemption with the entire world full of scrap metal at your disposal.
    Having to live off of small water pumps, maggots, lizards, and dog food.
    Offering yourself to stronghold leaders in return of some help to continue your quest.
    Mad Max is a massive open world with well over 50 hours of content.
    The good or the bad is that this massive world is just that.. a massive world that stays the same, keeps the same rules from beginning all the way til the end.
    By the rules of the game staying the same since the start, the world feels even more as one,
    you’re introduced to everything that the game is going to throw at you very early on
    but the downside of this is that it’s easy to feel repetitive…. After a while you’ll realize, wait a minute…
    No matter what I do, I’m really just going to location after location and picking up its collectibles and killing all of the bad guys there and doing it over and over and over until the credits roll.
    A side mission, a main mission, scavenge locations, it doesn’t matter, it’s the same thing.. collect scrap, kill everything there.
    Luckily though, you have to really concentrate on the repetitiveness to notice it, because while the world of mad max is one giant collectathon, the locations are surprisingly unique considering the game takes place in a desert.
    I actually loved exploring the open world, it never felt to me like the design team got lazy.
    If you stop to just soak in your surroundings, you may actually find them to be quite beautiful.
    Even the devastation and destruction is beautiful.
    Without warning you’ll see a dark cloud approaching you, and you know you have to find shelter fast,
    The skies are about to get dark, the wind is about to pick up, and lighting is going strike the ground around you.
    The storms are terrifying, but bring so much excitement to the game, really adding a layer of immersion to an already super immersive game.
    After a storm has passed you can set out into the world to find scrap crates it blew around or get back to looting.
    While this really is just a game about map cleaning like assassins creed has become, there is reason to the mad maxness.
    The scrap is used for upgrades.
    You get scraps from exploding enemy cars, from scavenging, upgrading strongholds, and constantly like a bank system by claiming enemy camps, which is done by clearing them of their leader, fighters, or by destroying their pumps or tanks inside.
    You can freely upgrade max, your weapons, or your car as you level up and decrease the threat in each territory.
    You decrease threat by eliminating snipers, claiming camps, pulling down scarecrows, taking out convoys, and defusing landmines.
    and You level up by completing combat, environmental, and car based challenges.
    Leveling up really happens for the most part naturally.
    Car combat is surprisingly fun, you can rip off doors, tires, explode tanks, or just ram into opponents until they explode or run away.
    Hand to hand combat is a less satisfying version of the arkham games.
    Mad max on foot and in combat feels very stiff. So think skyrim in 3rd person but with batman style prompts. The camera doesn’t pull out like in batman, which can lead to some hits that feel pretty cheap since the enemy is off camera.
    enemies do die quickly in hand to hand, so weapons aren’t all too necessary outside of completing challenges and luckily neither is your shotgun.
    And I say luckily because you can only hold 2 shotgun shells with you in the beginning until you upgrade yourself to being able to carry a whopping 7
    Making the shotgun really only useful for hard to reach collectibles.
    But then there’s the racing, the sections that if you’re like me you’re not going to enjoy even a little.
    They’re cheap, luck based, physics don’t exist, your car seemingly has no weight, and handling in this game sucks, there’s a particular spot in the game where you die almost instantly from the never ending enemy cars in this quote unquote race that seem to do nothing but hinder you and are given a laughable 6 minute time limit to try and take out a larger truck.
    And for some reason when you’re about to deal the killing blow, you will start locking on enemies behind you instead.
    Mad Max breaks in the spots it needs to work most.
    The racing in general and this section sprinkled into the main story really ruin what otherwise is a decently fun and relaxing experience.
    It becomes a frustratingly cheap ps2 era time trial out of nowhere.
    Luckily races are optional…but the one I had issue with the most unfortunately isn’t
    While mad max stays the same game from hour 1 until hour 80, you’ll find yourself enjoying every second lost in this desert world claiming it for your own as you set out for a bit of revenge.
    The racing sections though, not so much.

    For what it is
    Open World Action Adventure:
    8.0/10
    Overall: 8.0/10
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  5. Sep 1, 2015
    8
    About six hours in and getting grips on the game, I found myself rather enjoying it. It didn't hurt that I was playing "Arkham Knight" rightAbout six hours in and getting grips on the game, I found myself rather enjoying it. It didn't hurt that I was playing "Arkham Knight" right beforehand, because many of the mechanics feel similar in nature. The graphics are nice ("Shadow of Mordor" level quality), and the driving is thankfully better than the Batmobile. Critics from E3 complained of repetitive fighting, but it's no more repetitive than anything in the Batman series. In fact, it felt a little more real, and for that I liked it a little better. Good game so far, and eager to jump back into it. Expand
  6. Sep 6, 2015
    7
    I'm not going to say this is GOTY material, but it's good fun. If you're a serious completionist, get ready for a lot of grinding andI'm not going to say this is GOTY material, but it's good fun. If you're a serious completionist, get ready for a lot of grinding and repetitiveness, but overall this game is definitely worth a full playthrough. The combat is reminiscent of the Arkham games and taking down convoys in your car is great fun. I was led to believe the customization was deeper than gradually getting better parts, but the chase is fun and worthwhile nonetheless.

    The story definitely feels like a Mad Max movie and a lot of the set pieces are pretty rad, but I can't help but feel that this game is bogged down with a lot more content than it needs without fully utilizing any of it to its fullest.

    That said, this game looks good, runs really well and so far no bugs really to speak of. This is a solid game that has so much variety that it actually hurts the final product.
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  7. Jul 28, 2017
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is an actual tragedy. I'd rather **** in my hand and clap than give it the slightest bit of recognition or praise.
    The game is based around the movie, which I don't like either, but I can actually see where people find their entertainment from that.
    But the game is something special. If they changed the title to "Handy Manny's Apocalyptic Desert simulator" I'd understand, but no, it's literally a mechanic looking for bits of his car, fighting off a few gypos on the way in a sandbox. Then when all the gypos are dead in the sand box you're in, you get moved to a new one, with the same family of gypos, and the same missions.
    I think its safe to say that the creator of the game ate a few shrooms and drove into a halting site, with the outcome being a few inbred nackers coming out and beating the ****e out of the car with their broken hurleys, and robbed the hubcaps off it aswell, so he had to look for the parts when he was sober. That's literally the game.
    I fell sorry for the people that payed full price for it tbh but I bought Tererria and played it for 10 minutes so what do I know.
    It feels like pissing out golf balls
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