Mad Max
Release Date: 1 Sep, 2015
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Become Mad Max, the lone warrior in a savage post-apocalyptic world where cars are the key to survival. In this action-packed, open world, third person action game, you must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using brutal on-ground and vehicular against vicious gangs of bandits. A reluctant hero with an instinct for survival, Max wants nothing more than to leave the madness behind and find solace in the storied “Plains of Silence.” Players are challenged with treacherous missions as they scavenge the dangerous landscape for supplies to build the ultimate combat vehicle.

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows
Minimum:
  • OS: 64 bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-650, 3.2 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 Ghz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660ti (2 GB Memory or higher) or AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2 GB Memory or higher)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 32 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: PlayStation 4 controller support
Recommended:
  • OS: 64 bit: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1, Win 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (3 GB Memory or higher) or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (3 GB Memory or higher)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 32 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: PlayStation 4 controller support
On the Road to Nowhere
On the Road to Nowhere
Travel 1300 car lengths in a vehicle
Just Walk Away
Just Walk Away
Travel 650 car lengths on foot
Fresh Air
Fresh Air
Drive the Magnum Opus off a Wasteland jump
Everything Lost Again
Everything Lost Again
(Secret achievement)
Golden Boy
Golden Boy
Reach a new legend rank
Slight Distraction
Slight Distraction
Complete the Dinki-Di Wasteland Mission
Wasteland Chef
Wasteland Chef
Eat a meal of maggots
Quench Their Thirst
Quench Their Thirst
Give water to a wanderer
The Bigger they are…
The Bigger they are…
Take down a Top Dog camp
Doing Jeet a Big Favor
Doing Jeet a Big Favor
Build two projects in Jeet's Stronghold
Wasteland of Opportunities
Wasteland of Opportunities
(Secret achievement)
Doing Gutgash a Big Favor
Doing Gutgash a Big Favor
Build two projects in Gutgash's Stronghold
The Skilled Driver
The Skilled Driver
Complete a Barrel Bash Death Run
The Saint
The Saint
Complete a Death Run in an Archangel
Doing Pink Eye a Big Favor
Doing Pink Eye a Big Favor
Build two projects in Pink Eye's Stronghold
Jeet Thrives
Jeet Thrives
Reduce threat to 0 in the Balefire Flatland region around Jeet's Stronghold
Digging a Deeper Hole
Digging a Deeper Hole
(Secret achievement)
Road Warrior
Road Warrior
Reach Road Warrior legend rank
The Smart Driver
The Smart Driver
Complete a Scatter Death Run
Start of Something Good
Start of Something Good
Clear all threat in Jeet's territory
Power in the Machine
Power in the Machine
(Secret achievement)
Downward Spiral Reawakening
Downward Spiral Reawakening
(Secret achievement)
Just Rewards
Just Rewards
Have 5,000 scrap in your inventory
Maximum
Maximum
Fully upgrade Max
Daddy Wants a New Grill
Daddy Wants a New Grill
Collect all hood ornaments
Rust is the New Black
Rust is the New Black
Collect all body colors
Scrap Collector
Scrap Collector
Have 10,000 scrap in your inventory
Stop and Smell the Roses
Stop and Smell the Roses
Complete all Wasteland Missions
Gutgash Thrives
Gutgash Thrives
Reduce threat to 0 in the Parch Moon region around Gutgash's Stronghold
Up, Up and Away
Up, Up and Away
Fly the balloon at every Vantage Outpost
Sniper Suppressor
Sniper Suppressor
Take out all Scrotus snipers
The Quick Driver
The Quick Driver
Complete a Time Bomb Death Run
Pink Eye Thrives
Pink Eye Thrives
Reduce threat to 0 in the Knit Sack region around Pink Eye's Stronghold
Keep Up the Good Work
Keep Up the Good Work
Clear all threat in Gutgash's territory
Razing Legend
Razing Legend
Take down all Scrotus camps
No Brainer
No Brainer
Destroy all scarecrows
Spreading the Word
Spreading the Word
Clear all threat in Pink Eye's territory
Blockhead
Blockhead
Own the best V6 and V8 Engines
The Constructionist
The Constructionist
Build all projects in all strongholds
Bomb Specialist
Bomb Specialist
Clear all minefields
Maximum Air
Maximum Air
Be airborne in a vehicle for 4 seconds or more and land without dying
Explosions Are Not Enough
Explosions Are Not Enough
Complete all optional objectives in all camps
A Thousand Words
A Thousand Words
Collect all History Relics
Looked Everywhere
Looked Everywhere
Loot all Scavenging Locations
Running Wild
Running Wild
Complete at least one race at every Death Run Location
The Guardian
The Guardian
Successfully complete a Death Run with every Archangel
The Messenger
The Messenger
Complete a Death Run in legendary time with every Archangel
The Exiled
The Exiled
Defeat an enemy vehicle with every Archangel
Up to the Task
Up to the Task
Complete all non-repeating challenges
Stankgum
Stankgum
Bloodbag
Bloodbag
Chumbucket
Chumbucket
Outcrier
Outcrier
Griffa
Griffa
Mad Max
Mad Max
Hope
Hope
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SlipSlot
March 20, 2016
This game massively surprised me. Most movie>game efforts are disappointing, with the exception of a rare few (eg. Riddick, Avatar). Although lacking some of the personal touches that makes the films so great, Mad Max is a solid free-roam RPG.

Let me humanise the game for a second to put what it offers into perspective, and bare with me, this is a strange way to go about it, I'm fully aware of that, but it works damnit! So... it has the looks of Rage, body or Borderlands, personality of Fallout and aggression of the Batman Arkham series.

To elaborate, the world reminds me (if not of the Mad Max films), of the Rage environment, everything looks dead, brown and dull - but there's hidden treasures, caves, underworld settlements and incredibly well crafted structures all over. The driving and fluidity of the game feels very Borderlands making almost all activities fun (rare in a game of such scale), the particular post-apoc setting (no more water, most of what is left are mutated freaks just trying to survive with dotted overlords controlling certain regions), oozes Fallout's atmosphere. I almost feel like I'll come across a vault survivor fighting for the same settlement as me. Now the combat, despite its simplicity (it really only requires three buttons, max <- no pun intended), it's actually incredibly enjoyable, rewarding well timed counters and attacks, if I was to relate the combat to any game, it'd have to be Batman - however to my knowledge there's no other post-apoc freeroam title with combat anywhere close to Mad Max and if there is... I'd love to know of it.

The world is huge, even at the time of writing this, I've only fully cleared 1 of 5-6 areas and I'm a good 25 hours in. I have no idea how quick the game would be if you just rushed the story missions, since that's just not how I play games like this, but it'd still be 10 hours minimum. There's also huge amounts of collectables, which unlike many others games, are actually fun to collect - since it's more than just finding a trophy in a bush. Scrap is the currency but placed in areas that suggest the game considers it as a collectable, there's also additions cars, chassis, hood ornaments and personal relics that present memories of when the world wasn't dead. This adds a ton of time to the game's playtime for me, but others might not be that bothered about collectibles, and luckily there's countless ways to gain scrap which is used both to upgrade yourself as a character and your car, this is well balanced and adds a lot to the feeling of overall progression.

This game is nearly perfect for me, and although landing 5 stars - it does have some issues that may bother people more than it did me. Firstly, weapons in the game are fairly worthless - you'll get most the combat done more effectively with just your fists, I honestly would have preferred a larger selection of guns than pointless sticks and handmade maces. And that brings me to the gun - and I meant gun, the only handheld weapon usable in the game is a sawn-off shotgun, and personally I don't even find it that fun to use, since it's mostly a tool as opposed to a weapon as such (however can be used in combat should you enjoy it's functionality).

Secondly, the story is cool, but besides the leaders of each reason, none of the characters have much personality - something Rage suffered with. Which means the game creates less of a story to become attached to, leaning more on the side of just falling in love with the world you explore.

Lastly, something I think many single player post-apoc games lack is multiplayer and/or online awareness - Borderlands is a great example of a game that has both, amazing co-op action that even though I can accept probably wouldn't work well in Mad Max, Rage-like races or co-op missions would have worked great as well as online awareness, like Borderlands when you kill your 50th Skag and it tells you you've just passed a particular friend's record.

Solid - 9.5/10
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jocikatata
May 21, 2016
Cool Like 5/5