Mad Max Reviews

Mad Max is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2015

This game is the perfect game for any Mad Max fan.

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Justin Celani
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9 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2015

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. Mad Max is bad to the bone… but in all the right ways.

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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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4.2 / 5.0
Sep 9, 2015

If you allow yourself to get lost in the world of Mad Max, you could easily spend around 40 hours in this game as you explore this world, search for valuable scrap and upgrade your abilities as you seek our additional quests and bonuses. Even though the third person mode as Mad is a little dull at times, the hand to hand combat is flawless as are the spectacular vehicle battles. In the end, Mad Max is a great addition to the open-world action adventure genre that is as slick and memorable as the Hollywood blockbuster film, Mad Max Fury Road.

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8.3 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2015

Time in this wasteland isn't time wasted.

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81 / 100
Sep 8, 2015

With so many other fantastic open world adventure games on the market and as we head into the busy gaming season, there stands a good chance Mad Max gets lost in the shuffle, which would be a shame. Mad Max' glorious vehicle combat and unrelenting upgrade system lends itself to a game you can easily soak 50 plus hours into.

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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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Sep 5, 2015

While it might feel familiar to those that have played other open-world action games, Mad Max presents the universe of the films perfectly in video game form. Vehicular combat especially will please anyone looking for adrenaline fueled gameplay, but more could have been done to differentiate the experience from other titles.

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Telegraph
Top Critic
Sep 9, 2015

There's definitely a sense that, like Max himself, Avalanche's latest game has been left alone to find its own way to greatness. But the studio has given the series the attention to detail and authenticity that it deserves, and this is without doubt one of the most punchy examples of gaming post apocalyptia in quite some time.

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Sep 8, 2015

Whether you're a fan of the films or just open world games in general, this is a title that's well worth a look.

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4 / 5.0
Sep 4, 2015

With it's great visuals, film-like appeal, and incredibly fun and engaging car on car combat, there's a lot going for it. I give it a solid recommendation for any fan of the film series or of open-world, car-heavy games. Maybe it isn't everything it could have been, but it sure as hell isn't the typical film-to-game disasterpiece that many gamers might expect by now.

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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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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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8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2015

Mad Max may wind up a victim of its busy release window, but it doesn't deserve to. It's a bombastic blast of thrilling vehicular combat and open-world destruction, only slightly marred by uninspired on-foot combat and limited ambitions when it comes to scope. It may not be the most refined open-world title out there, but it never gets too pretentious and crucially thriving in the wasteland is simply great fun.

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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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8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2015

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.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2015

Mad Max will probably not be for everyone, especially for those who are pining to find some kind of innovative leap forward for the open-world genre. Avalanche has provided an intricate, fleshed-out interpretation of a world I didn't think would get a chance to have its day in the video game sun. The good things done here, despite the lack of that one killer thing,should give fans something that Max himself might not have: hope for something better.

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8 / 10
Sep 8, 2015

Mad Max's frame may be built from familiar parts, but that doesn't mean there aren't enough surprises under the hood to make for a furiously enjoyable ride.

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8 / 10
Sep 14, 2015

A game that should become a cult/sleeper hit of 2015. Not perfect by any means, but great fun for the most part.

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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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