developer: Avalanche Studios
publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single player
Mad Max for PC, PS4 and etc. is a third-person action game set in an open, post-apocalyptic world, reminiscent of the cult series of films by George Miller, whose debut took place in 1979, and Mel Gibson a world movie star. The Swedish Avalanche Studios, the creators of Just Cause cycle, is responsible for the interactive version of the crazy adventures of Max. The publisher of the game is Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, specializing in games based on movie licenses.
The game's story does not refer directly to any of the previously created movies, but tells a completely new story, using only iconic elements characteristic of the entire series. In the game we assume the role of the eponymous Max, who after losing his legendary V8 Interceptor vehicle sets off on a journey through the vast, post-apocalyptic wasteland. The purpose of his journey is to construct a new machine, which equals the performances of its legendary predecessor. However, this is only an introduction to the many adventures awaiting on the way of the protagonist. Max hopes to find the legendary land known as the Plains of Silence, where he can finally find peace and solace.
The game allows you to move freely in the world of Wasteland, which is teeming with various sorts of hostile characters. A new machine called the Magnum Opus, which you can improve as you progress in the game, will help is in the exploration. As a result, we improve both the performance and combat efficiency which is particularly important because it is the vehicle that will be our primary weapon. The developers put a considerable emphasis on the element of vehicle battles, and also created about 50 different vehicles known from the film series.
In situations where we will not be able to count on the support of our vehicle, Max is forced to fight his enemies in the old-fashioned way. Our arsenal will include various types of firearms. However, since it is quite difficult to obtain ammunition in the wasteland, the most reliable weapon are often Max’s fists. The developers leave us the choice whether we want to engage in open battles, or enjoy a stealthy methods of eliminating enemies.
While exploring vast areas, we will reach different kinds of camps, guard towers, and observation points, where we can get such valuable goods as food and fuel.
In addition to the main storyline, the developers ensured that there is a fair amount of various side missions and additional tasks that encourage the exploration of the world, and playing the game for more hours that required by the main plot. This is important especially because, in contrast to the latest trend, the game does not offer us the possibility of playing in multiplayer mode, focusing entirely on the single player campaign.
As befits a decent game based on a film, the designers ensured that the Mad Max for PC, PS4 and etc. has a detailed graphic design and spectacular special effects. Due to the specific climate of the universe, well known to all fans of the film, the game is dominated by vast deserts and rocky landscapes. There is dirt and decay is seen at almost every step, while the buildings erected by human hands look like they were hastily cobbled together from parts found in junkyards. Similar impressions are evoked by characters and creative vehicle designs characteristic of Mad Max.
PC / Windows
- Minimum: Intel Core i5-650 3.2 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 Ti/Radeon HD 7870 or better, 32 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8 64-bit
- Recommended: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 760/Radeon HD 7970 or better, 32 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8 64-bit