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Play as Mad Max, a lone warrior who must embark on a dangerous journey after his Interceptor is stolen by a deadly gang of marauders. 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".
We traveled to Avalanche Studio's office in Stockholm, Sweden, to test our mettle in an exclusive hands-on session in the open-world Wasteland. I survived several hours roaming a vast, dried-out sea bed looking for trouble, and compiled the moments that made me feel most like the Road Warrior himself. My exploits include impaling raiders with harpoon guns and punching my way through oil-pumping shanty fortresses.
Mad Max is only operating at maximum efficiency when he's joined by his better half - a badass car. Max's deformed, Igor-like mechanical assistant, Chumbucket, refers to the game's featured vehicular murder machine as the Magnum Opus.
Pursuing and taking down enemy vehicles feels awesome. Max has tools like a turbo boost, spiked grill, tire-shredding rims, mounted guns, and flamethrowers at his disposal to take out the Wasteland's trash. I love the options available when it comes to dismantling enemy cars. Sidling up next to another car and watching sparks fly as your rims shred theirs. Seeing would-be hijackers accidentally impale themselves on your defensive spikes. Even good, old-fashioned head-on collisions are a blast when you engage the boost to obliterate your enemies with a beefy grill.
Modifying the Magnum Opus is almost as fun as driving it, but that's a topic we'll dive deeper into later in our month of exclusive online content.
Early on in Mad Max, Chumbucket helps our hero by attaching a harpoon weapon to the Magnum Opus. This gun's primary function is to launch a cable-tethered spear into objects, which can then be dragged or pulled with the car. Discovering new ways to dissect and demolish structures and enemies with the harpoon is one of Mad Max's most fun features.
Players can take aim on objects like fortress walls and sniper towers while driving, then use their car's momentum to yank them to bits. Even more fun is tearing pieces of a pesky foe's car apart, then eventually blasting the harpoon into the driver themselves. Winning a heated vehicular battle by dragging your enemy off the back of your car is rewarding.
The Road Warrior's unforgettable climax involves an intense assault on a moving caravan that's barreling through the Wasteland. Moments like this one have been integrated into Mad Max's open world. Players are likely to see huge clouds of dust billowing up in the distance. Should they follow these cues, they're likely to drive up on a convoy of up to 12 vehicles defending a lead truck carrying precious cargo.
Charging grill-first into these wheeled warriors isn't the smartest idea. Max could easily succumb to a rear-mounted flamethrower, get caught in a pincer attack between two cars' grinding rims, or be boarded by an enemy. Players are better off picking off cars one-by-one. Destroying the lead vehicle of a convoy scores Max a hood ornament, which can be attached to the Magnum Opus for an automotive stat boost.
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IN A WORLD GONE MAD, ONLY THE SAVAGE SURVIVE. In the Wasteland it's every man for himself. Playing as reluctant warrior, Mad Max, you must embark on a treacherous journey to build the ultimate war vehicle, and leave the madness behind.
WHERE HORSEPOWER MEETS FIREPOWER. Almost out of gas, but not completely out of luck, your interceptor is your only hope for survival as Scrotus' gang of marauders close in. do you fight or flee? The decision could mean the difference between life and death.
RUNNING OUT OF GAS IS NOT JUST AN INVONVENIENCE - IT'S A DEATH SENTENCE. Alone in the Wasteland with stolen gas for your Interceptor, it's up to you to fend for yourself and fight off the deadly marauders who will do anything to obtain precious scrap and resources.
THE RULES OF THE ROAD ARE SIMPLE: KILL OR BE KILLED. Scrotus and his gang are out for blood and your interceptor. After an attack on your life, it's up to you to defend your only means of escape. But, outnumbered and outgunned, your chances don't look promising.
THE WILL TO STAY ALIVE IS YOUR DEADLIEST WEAPON. Overpowered by blood thirsty marauders, you are left for dead and stranded without your car. With new dangers around every turn, it is going to take everything and anything to survive.
A DARING SHOT AT SURVIVAL MIGHT BE THE ONLY SHOT YOU GET. Fighting off your enemies is just the beginning. Your struggle continues as you battle your way through the Wasteland's ever-present dangers - all to build the ultimate survival vehicle, the Magnum Opus.
DERANGED. RUTHLESS. MANICAL. AND THOSE ARE GOOD TRAITS. Evil has a face and a name: Scrotus. As the Wasteland's psychotic overlord, his thirst for blood is only matched by his thirst for vengeance.
FURNACE: Built for maximum speed and protection, the Furnace is considered a fortress on wheels.
RIPPER: Lightweight and sporting a 360 engine block, the Ripper is one of the fastest ways to travel the Wasteland.
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