Mad Max Gameplay Reveal Trailer Shows Punishing Wasteland

The Wasteland revealed in Mad Max's first extended gameplay trailer.


While Warner Bros. hasn't held back in showing off the new Mad Max movie, the same couldn't be said for the new Mad Max game from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios.

But that ends today, as the developer has released an extended gameplay video, which shows off the game's car combat and customization, as well as its brutal melee features, and more.

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As the video explains, Mad Max drops players into The Wasteland with no possessions at all. Players must first build a car, the Magnum Opus, which can be upgraded and customized. This customization extends to hand-to-hand combat as well, as players can also upgrade their character's armor and weapons.

The video also reveals that players will find valuable scraps scattered through The Wasteland that they can collect to forge new weapons and upgrades for their car.

Finally, the new gameplay movie teases that players should expect to perform dastardly deeds if they want to survive. "The Wasteland is no place for a conscience," the narrator says.

Originally scheduled to launch in 2014, the new Mad Max release date is September 1 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game were canceled last month. As for the new Mad Max movie, Fury Road, it hits theaters on May 15.

It's a busy year for Avalanche Studios, as the developer will also release Just Cause 3 this holiday.

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This looks soooo awesome :O

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hmm no UI shown.. could mean QTE.. hope not. I did see him slide over to an enemy 2-3 meters away :( Fingers crossed

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@godonholiday: My guess is it's probly a copy of the arkham or AC game's combat systems.

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Looks good! Enemy AI looks a little soft though

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Brutal! Looks pretty damn good.

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looks pretty sweet but it also looks a bit too linear and scripted with the combat, "click A to perform a 25 second punch, kick and throw"

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If you have played the Arkham games, then you kind of know what to expect

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@cooolio: Oh, makes sense...I haven't played a batman game

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IDK, game looks pretty cool.....seems to set itself apart from wasteland type games pretty well, direct competition would be Rage and Fallout but unlike Rage this looks like you'll be ab;e to take better advantage of the vehicle than in Rage.....and unlike Fallout 3/NV it looks like you can customize your armor.....which is good....

I'm still waiting for a review.....looks good but it seems like you can't trust anything anymore....

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Looks like WB let Avalanche borrow the Batman fight system for bad thing.

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Looks great, my only concern is that it's made by Avalanche, and IMO the biggest issues with Avalanche games is lack of story.

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Max doesn't look like Tom Hardy even a little bit. Could they not get his permission?

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Totally interested in seeing what sort of upgrade tree Max's "Gunnery Gimp" comes with.


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We should get the Mel Gibson skin.

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@cboye18: $2.50 DLC.

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Wow, this actually looks quite a bit better than what I was expecting. (having seeing nothing on it till now)

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hoping for a good story here :D recent AAA games lack of decent stories :p gameplay look familiar but still a good thing, the car combat is defenitely stunning.

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"my name is Max. Max Payne"

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It looked amazing, definitely getting this

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as long this is nothing like RAGE, then i think it will be fine.

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Is this PC or the consoles? it looks fvcking fantastic!

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Looks great!

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Melee combat looks far better than the Batman Arkham series.

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Sorry, but I plan on fighting metal gears on September 1st...

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@StHapns247: k

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Looking forward to this see why not going to PS3 and xbox360

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@playstationzone: Probably the same reason Dying Light had its gen 7 versions cancelled. "The hardware limitations are prohibiting us from delivering even the core of our vision for this game."

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I agree

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@playstationzone: No.

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I said I can see why no going to PS3 and xbox360

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Waiting for some nice games to come out.....

I have nothing to play here....

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@balpreetsingh: It's a gamers' wasteland...until this releases...

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@balpreetsingh: Me neither. One more month until Witcher 3. Stay strong, my friend. Stay strong.

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Looks awesome!

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This game looks amazing. I wonder if game mechanics and plot will be good as well.

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WOW!!! :)

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This Game looks very very good!

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What a bad ass video!

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It looks good but I'm just going to NOT preorder now, thanks. The hype train only goes to disappointment land.

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This game shocked me it actually looks great.

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This actually looks pretty decent.