Mad Max is the perfect example of how gaming can borrow ideas from cinema and offer so much more immersion a 2-hours movie can rarely provide. Playing as Max, one’s mission is to find the Plains of Silence and survive in a post-apocalyptic world where cars and factions are the order of the day, in combination with explosions and murder.
The game somehow passed me by, maybe because I thought the movie reboot wasn’t much to write home about, while I found the original movies overrated (Give me the excellent Doomsday any day!). However, what the trailer promises looks pretty exciting, and knowing Avalanche Studios’ penchant for crazy racing and shooting segments, this should be a lot of fun that looks and sounds great even after all these years.
Mad Max was originally released in September 2015 and is now available DRM-free on GOG with a 75% launch discount that lasts until April 5, 2021, at 1 PM UTC. The game also includes all sorts of free DLCs, mainly cars and cosmetic features.