Mad Max

Did Mad Max prove successful for Warner Bros?

There is no doubt that Mad Max was a success on the big screen when Fury Road hit earlier this year. Although not a tie in to Fury Road, Warner Bros and Avalanche Studios brought Mad Max to the small screen with an open world game that provides some sunning vistas and Batman-esque combat. Was it a success? Here is the verdict of Mad Max from the press:

Next-Gen Gaming Blog: 75

“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”.”

IGN: 84

“Mad Max is a juxtaposition of exciting, thrilling fun set in a world of disgusting, primal depravity – like a singing telegram informing you of a death in the family, or an ice-cream cake with your terminal test results written in frosting”

GameSpot: 60

“Mad Max is too focused on providing you with an open-world that’s filled with missions, and not focused enough on making those missions worth your time.”

Eurogamer: Recommended

“Where Mad Max comes into its own is out on the open road. Avalanche proved with the playgrounds of Just Cause that it excels at dizzying scale, a feeling that’s been buffed by the picturesque expanses of Mad Max’s wastelands, where detail and scope combine to create a real sense of dry-throated atmosphere”

Destructoid: 70

“Where Mad Max starts to falter is the on-foot sections, or more specifically, how these areas were designed. Combat is basically a carbon copy of the Batman: Arkham games, albeit with more brutal finishers, so that works well enough, but it’s the actual zones — where you can’t bring the car mind you — that often feel uninspired and bland.”

Video Reviews are also available, with this one coming from the folks at IGN.

What may not come across in the explosion and violence-filled videos and screenshots you may see in other reviews, is the sheer beauty of the environment – thankfully, Andy Kelly’s Other Places series serves up a jaw dropping look at what the engine can produce if you just sit still for a minute.