Mad Max delivers open world gameplay in a post-apocalyptic setting where cars are the key to survival. Gamers become Mad Max, a lone warrior who must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using vicious on-ground and vehicular combat against savage gangs of bandits. Max must align himself with others to build the ultimate war vehicle as he works to escape from the dangerous Wasteland.Read full description
”Mad Max is an engaging rampage through a brutal world of depravity and loss that urges you to probe every ugly corner. ” - IGN
”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.” - Gamesradar
Mad Max delivers open world gameplay in a post-apocalyptic setting where cars are the key to survival. Gamers become Mad Max, a lone warrior who must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using vicious on-ground and vehicular combat against savage gangs of bandits. Following the theft of his iconic Interceptor, Max must align himself with a gifted, but peculiar, mechanic named Chumbucket and others to build the ultimate war vehicle as he works to escape from the dangerous Wasteland.
Be Mad Max - Become the iconic post-apocalyptic warrior, crafting and upgrading Max’s equipment and weapons to survive by combining melee combat, gunplay and tactical techniques. Gamers must make difficult decisions as they work towards the goal of escaping The Wasteland.
Immersive Primal Wasteland - Explore the gritty, dynamic world while braving the treacherous landscapes, hostile weather patterns and deadly gangs of marauders.
Trash is Treasure - Every scrap that’s scavenged is important and can be utilized to upgrade and enhance equipment, weapons and vehicles. Gamers raid enemy encampments to gain access to valuable resources.
Survive the Open-World Landscape - Staying alive isn’t easy. Players clash with deadly factions and gangs through scores of dangerous side-missions and quests in the dynamic open-world full of exploration.
Intense Vehicular Combat - Engage in dynamic inter-vehicular combat, taking down enemy vehicles with a range of powerful weapons. Car combat is entirely physics-based, so no two battles are ever the same.
Build the Ultimate War Machine - Players design, customize and upgrade their ultimate combat vehicle—the Magnum Opus—choosing from different car bodies and a slew of upgrades including mounted weapons, armor and engines to survive another day.
Mad Max is very pretty and extremely enjoyable would recommend when it is on sale. Advantages - Pretty Great Car Warfare Great Batman like combat Interesting Upgrading System (Both car and max) Problems - - The 'Top Dog' boss battles are the same throughout, would of preferred a specific characteristic to each Top Dog - Story is quite short but everything else makes up for it Would recommend if you are a fan of Mad Max and like destroying stuff with cars 8/10
With Mad Max, Avalanche made it to the tip of its iceberg (pun intended) in terms of open world freedom, variety of tasks, story and overall atmosphere of a desolate Wasteland full of deranged individuals. However, this game actually expands on the movie universe in general, with the introduction of little snippets/remnants of old world that can be found throughout the Wasteland, showing how the world came to be this way and what it once was. As for the gameplay, it consists of lots of high-octane fights on four wheels, deadly brawls on foot, and lots of exploration & interactions with inhabitants of this brave new world. You will always have enough of things to do, and while it may become repetitive for some folks I found it to be quite gratifying for what it was - a modern take on the post-apocalyptic vision from the 80's. All in all, I hope I've managed to push you in the right direction if you were on the fence about buying this game. With its quite reasonable price, you will get the most bang from your buck by taking this title for a wild, ecstatic ride. Oh, what a day...
- Is it worth full price, well I played it and have gotten way over my 60 hours of fun on it, still playing it now so it's definitely earned it's value, if you can get it on sale obviously your going to any way. In my honest opinion it's a great game, loads of fun and worth it. - When your near dead the absence of water can be the difference between life or death, but without any real consequence while getting checkpoints it's really not that meaningful when you die. - The AI is very basic and over time can be very predictable, Max is just that good of a fighter. - Storywise the game does have a good story, but there have been a lot of complaints that the main story isn't long enough. - The layouts of each camp can be different, the mission objectives of each camp have only minor differences that repeat with most of the other camps. - Your in a place surrounded with people that want to kill you, so don't just hang out in the middle of the road, because there will be enemies coming for you, the only safe place is camps you've either taken over or ally strongholds. - The storm events look spectacular, and help to make things interesting during a chase, and can even help assist in destroying objectives in camps if you stay near the gate way, in the safety of your car, also they come with tons of scrap if you survive it out, or you can skip the weather events by going to the base camps. These are not random, so if you can memorise where the blasts hit, you can use it to your advantage. - Difficulty it's a standard button masher, if you've ever played a button masher before you know what your getting into here for example the Batman Arkham games; For those who are unfamiliar with button mashers, I will explain certain events that occur while battling enemies. Sometimes you'll get certain enemy notifications like charging you, the other ones a parry, car battling is pretty simple especially once you can upgrade Thunderpoon and can just blast your enemies dead. Like many other games of this genre they play quite the same even ending off with a slow motion finish, once all enemies in the immediate area (the gang currently attacking you, have been taken care of.. Some enemies require you perform a parry move first, before you can attack them, or catching them off guard, or using an attack shield move, before you can really begin doing any attacks to them. Gameplay: 8/10 (Great story although short, it's easy to pick up and play, great time spender, could use more things to do in the world) Difficulty: 5/10 (Extremely easy to learn and master, getting upgrades just makes it more easier) Controls: 10/10 (It does what it's supposed to do very well) Graphics: 10/10 (While comparing it to other open world games, it definitely has gorgeous graphics, they could only get better) Music/Sound: 7/10 (Some times the sound almost kinks out completely, while driving, but when it does play correctly, it sounds nice) ------- Possible Spoilers: -Your car when damaged fully will engulf on fire, if you don't get out within 5 seconds, it explodes, but if you do get out, Chum just fixes it back up, (watch for repair meter to hit the arrow to be able to re-enter your vehicle, or you can also quick repair, any vehicle for those where your helper Chum isn't with you, for a price. - Giving beggars some water, or just helping out allys grants a nice bonus to your XP/points for skills, and also grants loot locations around the world. All events are done in real time, the game doesn't stop while your giving someone water or seeking info, which can cause you to get attacked while performing certain actions, which can even cause the ones your trying to help, end up dead. - The absence of bikes in this game, was a real downer, while playing you'll even notice they had a few tiny jokes about them, and having bikes could have really increased the dificulty. Glitch wise: - Invisible walls glitch: while underground (Subway train car) also while standing on certain objects, can force you into getting stuck on them. - Missing enemies glitch: one or more of the enemies go out of the immediate area, and the game can forget about them, while you are required to kill for an objective, forcing you to run around in circles desperately trying to find them, only to realise he's no longer in the camp, requiring you to find a way to kill yourself in order for the enemy to respawn. Very frustrating. Boss Strategy: While standing infront of fire, aim your weapon at the boss, boss will then begin to charge toward you, dodge out of the way, the boss will usually run into fire, which leaves them open for an easy attack, repeat this tactic and you'll have that big mean bully down in no time. ;)
This game has plenty to do even though after a while the missions do get repetitive...like most sandbox games tend to do. The vehicle combat is a lot of fun. Combat is mostly about timing and button mashing (Batman/Assassin's Creed style) but enjoyable. There is some grinding to collect scraps for the upgrades, but its not too tedious. The game has great graphics and runs very smoothly. I recommend using a controller.
That sums it up well, it's a sandbox game. Just happens to look and sound Mad Max, which is cool, I'm a fan and wouldn't mind a bit more of that going around. But it's the basic elements of a sandbox game except you can customize a car and you have to keep track of liquids (your water and gas for the car, respectively). If you've played (insert sandbox title here) then you have pretty much played this game. Go there, cutscene, find or kill there, cutscene, overcome newfound obstacles and return to location that you started from, and cutscene. This is a average game, big but empty world, repetitive and so while I can recommend it, wait for sale or wait for other sandbox game.
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