Mad Max Game Review

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The Mad Max video game introduces an original story set within the universe of Mad Max and features deep car customisation that impacts its handling, metal-grinding vehicular action and gives players a vast arsenal of mobile weaponry within The Wasteland. Players become Max, the lone warrior who must fight to stay alive by engaging in vicious on-ground fighting, as well as physics-based vehicular combat, against savage factions who are fighting for domination and survival in this gritty, dynamic open-world.

Following the theft of his iconic Interceptor, Max must align himself with a gifted, but peculiar, mechanic named Chumbucket to build the ultimate survival vehicle, something Chumbucket calls the “Magnum Opus.” Players design, customise and upgrade their essential vehicle by choosing from different car chassis and a myriad of upgrades including mounted weapons, armour and engines in the hopes of escaping to the Plains of Silence. Gamers must endure the open-world, post-apocalyptic environment that features a huge variety of encounters in a host of different locations throughout The Wasteland, many of them remnants of the world before the apocalypse. Players brave the treacherous landscapes, hostile weather patterns and deadly marauders, while accumulating Max’s equipment and weapons to survive by combining melee combat, gunplay and tactical techniques.

This has a beautiful art style, set in a wasteland that houses small gatherings of civilisation. You can collect scrap throughout the game which works as the games currency allowing you to upgrade your cars weapons, armour and tools as well as your combat moves and look. The best part of this game is the fast paced and simply awesome driving experience. With nitrous and the ability to blow up opponents, barrels and the like, the ingame driving brings you fun and volatile races across this post-apocalyptic open-world. There’s a plethora of different features you can addon to your vehicle including nitro boosters, explosive javelins, a harpoon, armour, tires, spikes, and even side-mounted flame cannons which adds to the excitement of these races and even simply roaming the world. There’s also random patrols that give the drive from mission to mission a little extra excitement and can be challenging but rewarding. As well as patrols you encounter sandstorms events, you’re wandering around, and all of sudden your partner starts to scream signalling the sandstorm is on it’s way.

The game is much like other single player open-world games, this somewhat reminds me of State of Decay, as you have a limited amount of ‘missions’ you can do. In Mad Max your goal is to retake land from established warlords of the Roadkill, Buzzard, and Scrotus’ War Boy factions, to do this you’ll destroy their refineries, kill their Top Dogs, burn their fuel depots, and topple their intimidation totems. Melee is good enough, it’s entertaining but isn’t anything special. Enjoyable but not anything to rave over. The sandbox is really well optimised in this game giving a great overall gaming experience throughout.

You can tell this game is based on a film, it is absolutely beautiful. I love the style of this and the wasteland style of game can be hard to master but this is amazing. Driving is a big part of this game and it’s done really well too, with the addons making it even better. The biggest downside to this game is the lack of online multiplayer, I’d love to be able to race against my friends smashing their cars to pieces and speeding past them. I can see myself spending a lot of time in this game.

The Review

Mad Max

8.7 Score

"You can tell this game is based on a film, it is absolutely beautiful. I love the style of this and the wasteland style of game can be hard to master but this is amazing. Driving is a big part of this game and it's done really well too, with the addons making it even better. The biggest downside to this game is the lack of online multiplayer, I'd love to be able to race against my friends smashing their cars to pieces and speeding past them. I can see myself spending a lot of time in this game."

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The Good

  • Beautiful Art Style
  • Driving Mechanics

The Bad

  • No Online Multiplayer
  • Could Become Reptitive Over Time

Breakdown

  • Gameplay 90%
  • Graphics 100%
  • Uniqueness 80%
  • Story 50%
  • Amount of Content 100%
  • Price 90%
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