Mad Max Reviews

Mad Max is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2018

For a game based on a move, Mad Max was a surprising treat. The vehicle combat was a lot of fun and very intense once you have unlocked the upgrades.. The melee combat also works quite well and makes the base attacks really enjoyable. The story is nothing to sing about, but does a good job at filling you in on how the world works now that modern civilization is a thing of the past. The visual quality is ok, but regular and severe frame rate drops impact the game quite hard when the action is heating up. Base and fortress attacks will keep you entertained for a while but the work to build them up to the point where you can make use of them is a waste since you have to leave the area once it is complete.

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GamePro
Top Critic
76 / 100
Mar 29, 2018

Mad Max catches the style of the template well, but relies too much on the proven and fails in the long-term motivation.

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Jul 13, 2016

If you are like me, who absolutely loves the franchise, loves the world, and loves the setting of the game. Then you can expect 50+ hours of video game entertainment, which is money well spent in my books. Mad Max isn't only a fantastic game, it is a great addition to the franchise, and one of the few games that completely destroyed my expectations that a movie based game is always bad. In the end, despite what some mainstream reviewer might have you believe. Mad Max is a great addition to the open-world action adventure genre that is as slick and memorable and would make the creators of Mad Max Fury Road proud. So if you are on the fence about this game, I recommend you go get it now as I can't recommend it enough.

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8 / 10
Mar 1, 2016

Mad Max is a solid game. There's a lot to do and barring looking through every piece of rubble like myself, the game's story is fun and keeps you entertained. Throw in some massive car carnage, excellent brawls with ten or more enemies, and beautiful graphics and it completes the package nicely. My only wish is there was more to do in the world than just driving to mission markers to look for scrap or other assorted items. Things like the warbosses were wonderful additions, but I felt like the bulk of my time was exploring old shacks and boats to find some scrap for upgrades.

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5 / 10
Nov 9, 2015

Whilst it may not initially be obvious, open world games have dramatically evolved in the last 5 years. I was once happy with mindless collectatons, but I've grown to want more. The best open world games nowadays are an expansion of the form, but Mad Max is highly regressive in far too many areas to be meaningful. Everything I experienced during my time with the game felt like it came five years too late to the open world party. Those with any interest in the genre will have already trod similar ground long before. We've seen all these tricks done dozens of times – so much so that all the props that were once cleverly hidden away are now clear to see.

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5 / 10
Oct 9, 2015

Light gameplay and good graphics, average game

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7 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2015

A solid sandbox adventure, lacking in the chaos and madness that the title and license would suggest.

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Unscored
Sep 29, 2015

More than the carefully constructed language or the fidelity to a story that doesn't need to be told, Mad Max is at its best when it offers some of that silence its hero swears to seek. It's when Chumbucket shuts up, when no deals need to be bartered, when you can just drive—just you belching out fire and black smoke across the highways, shiny and chrome.

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58 / 100
Sep 28, 2015

By granting me what I thought I wanted—free reign to explore—Mad Max pushes its source material out of the fast and tantalizing drive of action movies and into the slow, repetitive plod of open-world action games. It delivers a vast, meticulously rendered desert with nothing special to see.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2015

Mad Max liefert ein actionreiches Erlebnis für Fans von schnellen Autos, Bärten und Spielen wie Batman. Durch die wiederholenden Aufgaben, die schwache Story und die fehlenden Herausforderungen gegen Ende des Spiels, bleibt der Titel aber trotzdem weit hinter den Erwartungen und endet nur als netter Spaß für Zwischendurch. Avalanche Studios hat hier leider sehr viel Potenzial verschenkt.

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Game Debate
Joffy S
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2015

There's nothing inherently wrong with Mad Max, it just doesn't excel in enough areas to really stand out from the crowd. The cost-per-hour brigade will find plenty to love I'm sure; Avalanche have created a game where there's tons to do, but Mad Max is open-world by numbers, following the Ubisoft template too rigidly for comfort. Shadow of Mordor has already filled the hole Mad Max is trying to occupy, and for Mad Max to really succeed it had to bring something new to the table, which it emphatically hasn't. If you're still not tired of the collect-em-all open-world formula then you'll definitely get a kick out of Mad Max, but for the rest of us it feels like an opportunity wasted beyond the first few, sweet, hours.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

Mad Max is a delight to play and will have you chant "what a lovely day!" across the fury road, but once the dust settles, you'll find deep down a hollow and dull open-world, with a somewhat mediocre and grindy core design doing nothing original. It's only redeemed by its vast sandstorm swept visuals and well executed vehicular combat.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2015

Mad Max is obviously a licence close to my heart, and The Road Warrior is my favourite tale in the franchise, so it could be considered unfair to have judged the game how I have, but there are definitely some glaring issues here that make the product schizophrenic in its licence representation. When applying played-out tropes, however, it actually works through the game's size and goals, and is easy to enjoy -- just as long as you forget the past and embrace the present.

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78 / 100
Sep 19, 2015

Despite a lack of innovation and some repetition, Mad Max is a consistently entertaining and utterly stunning open world game that will keep you driving late into the night.

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Drew Hurley
Top Critic
8 / 10
Sep 19, 2015

There's a great, yet flawed, game here. The open world is a joy to explore, but grows tiresome for those who want to get 100% completion. Combat is fun and brutal, but not varied enough to stay interesting long term. These flaws are not enough to highly impact the end product, thankfully, which manages to be a superb open-world experience, with a real unique style and character.

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Unscored
Sep 18, 2015

There are moments when I f***ing adore Mad Max, and it feels awkward to attack it for trying too hard. But I really think The WB Open World Game is the wrong genre for the license, or at the very least the wrong application of genre.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2015

An almost equal number of significant pros and cons make Mad Max an interesting and polarizing title. Ultimately, it's a game I would recommend, but with some due caution as described in the article.

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Wait
Sep 17, 2015

Mad Max is a fine open world game with a seemingly large budget; however, it never really stands up tall enough among all the other much better stuff out there

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7.8 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2015

Mad Max is a fun ride, even without a deep, rich storyline. It won't change the minds of anyone who doesn't love these kinds of open world games, but for those who do, Mad Max will hit that addictive spot to clear all of the map blips.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2015

Mad Max is probably the best example from the past few years of games that were released on the wrong date. There are moments in the game that will bring a broad smile to your face and leave you feeling incredibly satisfied, but at the same time you'll sit there thinking "Man, I wish there was more variety". For all the comedy, action and genuinely beautiful visuals that the game throws your way, some of the flaws will bring you back to the barren wasteland with a bump. It's a game worth playing, and I really enjoyed the highs that the game has to offer, but it's hard to recommend picking this up over a lot of titles that are out in this horrendously busy period. Unless you like Australian accents. In which case you won't find a better game this year.

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