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Mad Max Game Review: Video Game Fails To Impress, Critics Give Mixed Insights, Receives Average Score

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Mad Max: Fury Road‘ was a highly successful movie at the box office and was praised by countless critics, however, the film?s video game equivalent doesn?t look to be garnering the same acclaim.

Mad Max game review from critics are already out and the video game has received both fairly positive and modest scores:

Polygon: 50/100

Gamespot: 60/100

God is a Geek: 75/100

Game Informer: 75/100

Gamesradar:?80/100

IGN: 84/100

Hobby Consolas: ?90/100

Gamer No: 90/100

Gameplay

God is a Geek praised open world feature of the Mad Max game:

?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.?

IGN, on the other hand, was amazed by Mad Max?s core gameplay, story, and customizable features for Max and his vehicle:

?It?s a conflicting place of despair, a personal playground of explosive action and compulsive, unending progression that I can?t wait to get back to, and one hell of a ride.?

Plot

According to IGN, the game was able to tell a highly engaging story about the death of hope in the wasteland where the ?reluctant hero? chooses to escape in the wasteland after he nearly loses his life from a warlord. IGN however points out that the story only appears in the beginning and near the end of the game and wishes that it was spread throughout the game:

?By the closing credits, I had a genuine reaction to Avalanche?s tale of Max, but I wish more of it had been peppered throughout my 30-40 hours of play time.”

Here is what other reviewers have to say about the game:

Gamesradar

?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.?

Gamespot

?Mad Max?s combat system is too dumbed down to enjoy, and repetitive activities such as searching for scrap and invading small enemy camps gets old fast. Mad Max offers some great experience, but for a game that tries to impose the realities of survival on you, it does a poor job of following up on this pressure. 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.?

Polygon

?Those inevitable wins felt empty, and that?s really the biggest problem with Mad Max. The film franchise has always transcended the summer blockbuster genre, providing worlds and characters and scenarios that have stuck in my mind. Mad Max the game is the opposite; it?s got chase scenes and big explosions and bloody fights, but not nothing to remember for.?

The PS4 version of the game now as an average score of 71 on Metacritic.

According to The Verge, the Mad Max game is not a movie-tie-in so don?t expect to see your favorite actors and actresses like Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron to appear in the game.

You can view more details about the game here and here.

Mad Max will be released on September 1, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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