Mac has Mad Max

Published On October 5, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

Mad Max

I haven’t seen the recent Mad Max movie. I should. I’m told it’s very good. Unfortunately, something more important has come up. Feral Interactive announced today that the Mad Max game from Avalanche Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive is coming to Mac and Linux on October 20th, and I’m much more interested in that than some movie.

Mad Max is an open world, third-person action game in which you become the titular Max, a lone warrior who must fight for survival against The Wasteland’s savage factions by engaging in all-out melée combat and vicious vehicular combat.

Following the theft of his Interceptor, Max teams up with the gifted mechanic Chumbucket to build the ultimate survival vehicle, the “Magnum Opus.” Players design, customize and upgrade their vehicle by choosing from different car chassis and a myriad of upgrades including mounted weapons, armor and engines in order to escape to the Plains of Silence. As they navigate The Wasteland, gamers will encounter a huge variety of enemies, in a gigantic post-apocalyptic open-world with a range of immersive locations, many of them remnants of the world before the apocalypse. 

Of course, that’s not all. Here are some other things you’ll get to do out on The Wasteland.

  • Combine melee combat, gunplay and tactics to fend off the road scum, stake your claim on the Wasteland, and bring Scrotus’ dynasty to an end.
  • Dice with the Wasteland’s cultish factions, including painted gangs of death-loving War Boys, chaotic outfits of wild Roadkill, and prowling tribes of Buzzards—Russian-speaking scavengers with a buzzsaw obsession.
  • Engage in exhilarating vehicular combat, taking down enemy rides with an inventive range of destructive tech, from shredding metal with your Ripperoni Rims to firing missiles with the Thunderpoon.
  • Explore at your peril an enormous open-world desert; brave its treacherous landscapes, hostile weather patterns and bloodthirsty marauders.
  • Take on scores of dangerous side-missions, quests, and breakneck Death Runs. All created by Avalanche Studios, the acknowledged masters of sandbox adventure.

It’ll all come together to look like this:

Well, I mean it’ll look like that if you meet the system requirements. Mad Max calls for an Intel i5 3.2 GHz CPU with at least 8GB RAM, 2GB or better graphics card, and Mac OS X 10.11.6 or later. The game also requires an NVIDIA 680 or AMD R9 290 series graphics card or better.

For more information, visit Feral’s Mad Max minisite.

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