Mad Max screens show an unforgiving wasteland

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Gavin got to see publisher Warner Bros. and Just Cause Developer Avalanche’s take on Mad Max in 2013, and he still won’t shut up about it. Two years on, and it’s still sitting very much at the top of his list of games he very much needs to play.

It’s finally out this year in September, which is quite nice considering earlier rumours had it pegged for cancellation. Now that Mortal Kombat X is out in the wild, Warner is free to ramp up marketing on its other games, so expect a lot of Mad Max hype in the coming months. Let’s kick it off with some screenshots.

I’m still not sold yet. Without much of an attachment to the films, it all just comes off as yet another bit of post-apocalyptic humdrum; a bit like the first borderlands, only without any soul or humour, or Fallout intermingling with Motorstorm.

I sincerely hope I’m wrong, because as thematically dull as the screenshots look, they’re technically impressive – and if the game ends up looking like that, plus having the same sort of fun Avalanche regularly injects in to its games, it’ll be a winner.

The game is out in September (four months after the new film) , and features open-world vehicular combat.

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.

It’s coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Last Updated: April 21, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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