Mad Max Reviews

Mad Max is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2015

Mad Max is another generic open world game tossed on the ever-growing pile of open world games. Even with its unique setting and stunning visuals, Mad Max is very much a game of fetch quests and tall towers.

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IGN
Top Critic
8.4 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2015

Mad Max is an engaging rampage through a brutal world of depravity and loss that urges you to probe every ugly corner.

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5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2015

Mad Max is a shallow, forgettable experience

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GameSpot
Top Critic
6 / 10
Aug 31, 2015

Mad Max offers great car combat and some gorgeous scenery, but with simplistic fighting mechanics and tedious activities, it quickly loses its luster.

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Aug 31, 2015

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.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2015

Mad Max fans may enjoy cruising through the post-apocalyptic world, but the repetitive side activities start to grind

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ThisGenGaming
ThisGenGaming
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2015

Mad Max isn't going to be a game I call a must buy on release date or even something you must play. It's definitely worth giving a try because it can be quite fun to play at times. I liked the customization features for both Max and the cars, and I thought the game managed to be familiar but have a unique take on different things like combat for example. Although my thoughts of the game started strong, they dropped more and more as I advanced through the game. I'd say for now to hold off on your purchase until it drops in price.

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7.8 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2015

A great fun game that fails to provide enough progression on it's mechanic. Nonethelesss you'll find a game that is as big as easy to play and beautifuly crafted, which is faithful to the universe created by George Miller.

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No
Sep 1, 2015

An overlong, overstuffed adventure with some nice scenery and decent car combat.

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Recommended
Sep 1, 2015

Like Shadow of Mordor before it, Mad Max sees Warner Bros thoughtfully apply its filmic property to an open world.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2015

A fun game with a few nice touches that is let down by lacking any real wow-factor. Nonetheless, worth your time if you're looking for a well designed and executed open world game.

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ACG
Top Critic
Buy
Sep 2, 2015
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Sep 2, 2015

The road warrior provides a thrilling adventure, but the rust-ridden story can't keep up with the chase

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4 / 5.0
Sep 2, 2015

For me, the monotonous grind is satisfying because each small measure of success reaps a tangible reward in the form of a personal or vehicular upgrade. This may not grant each player the same pleasure, thus I would recommend Mad Max to fans of the series and those who enjoy what fruits and failings an open-world action game offers.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2015

I went back and forth in terms of my assessment multiple times throughout my time with Mad Max. I'd be having a blast in the car, and then I'd get to a particularly samey part on foot, and so on. But ultimately, I did enjoy my time in the wasteland, even if it doesn't offer up a whole lot that we haven't seen before.

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Sep 2, 2015

Fury Road was a big, expensive, risky film that paid off because of the irrepressible will and talent of its director, George Miller. In video game form, Mad Max lacks that same kind of originality and danger. It's familiar and formulaic, competent but rarely exceptional. This Max could have used a little more madness.

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7.4 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2015

Mad Max doesn't break a new mold for open world games or feel like an epic cinematic experience, but it's nowhere near being a cheap movie tie-in either. It's fun to build your car, wreck some things, and explore the wasteland, and it's clear that a lot of attention has been put into building this world. Even when you've been through dozens of bandit camps, it still has a way of surprising you with what's around the next corner. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

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7 / 10
Sep 3, 2015

Some of the best car chases in recent gaming memory and a stunning post-apocalyptic world, although when Max gets out of his car he becomes more mediocre than mad.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2015

It has fun melee and vehicle combat mechanics, and it has an engaging upgrade and customization system in place. While things did begin to feel old after a while, players can still get many, many hours out of the game before that happens.

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3 / 5.0
Sep 4, 2015

While Mad Max avoids being the disaster that the development hell storylines surrounding it suggest that it could have been, it's an absolute testament to mediocrity. Its characters and the world itself provide a great deal of intrigue, and they will keep some players interested, but there are too many flaws to consider it a solid video game.

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