The Mad Max series of movies are one of those unique points in the history of film and car fans. From a truly critical standpoint the movies are not that great, but for some reason all three films have garnered a dedicated following.
Perhaps it is the idea that our future could be a rough and inhospitable land filled with hooligans, miscreants, raiders, and other terrible ilk. Perhaps we as a nation built on the automotive fear what may happen if there was a true gasoline crisis.
It could just also be that there are lots of awesome cars and explosions, and hell yes we want more of that.
Whatever the case, the Mad Max universe has proved to be ripe for the picking, and there is a new video game coming for all of us to enjoy. The game is simply titled Mad Max, and thankfully it has very little to do with any movie. Rather, the game is simply set in the world of Mad Max, and Avalanche Studios has used that world as their blank canvas.
The game itself is very car heavy, and while we are sad that you don’t get to cruise around in a kitted out Ford Falcon, Avalanche has given us a pretty bad-ass car to use and modify. They call it the Magnum Opus, and West Coast Customs has built one in real life.
So as you can see in that trailer, there is lost of motorized combat, guns and explosions. So everything we need for a good time, basically. As a bonus, you can upgrade your Magnum Opus in game. Add nitrous boost, bigger engines, more armor, or different weapons to create your perfect wasteland destruction tool.
The car we have picture here is actually the car that has been built by West Coast Customs and it features tons of upgrades that match car from the game. It has the same massive grille protector to smash enemies out of the way, and it even has the wheel-mounted grinders that can tear enemy wheels to shreds.
Sadly we don’t have much more information on the game at the moment as it won’t be released until next year.
When it finally does arrive, look for it on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
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How the Real-Life Magnum Opus Vehicle Showcases Players’ In-game Options
• With a heavy duty grill, the player will deal massive damage when ramming enemies, but will
also be able to break through tougher gates and constructions.
• Improved transmission and exhaust systems increase the maximum speed of the Magnum Opus.
• High quality suspension not only improves the player’s off-road capabilities, it also
counterbalances added weight put on by armor and a powerful engine.
• Differently threaded tires define the player as a driver. Does the gamer want maximum
performance on the tarmac roads of Dead Barrens, or in the off-road sandy dunes of the Great
• If the player lacks confidence in their combat ability, some added rail guards or armor frames
are their best friends, soaking up damage from enemies and terrain alike.
• Is the player stunted by that gaping hole in the highway preventing them from getting to all the
goodies on the other side? A better engine would provide the acceleration they need to make
• Vehicular combat in The Wasteland is neither pretty nor fair. A pair of shredder rims on the
player’s wheels will improve grinding damage and give them the advantage.
• Adding a nitrous boost system for the gamer’s car will let them quickly catch up with their prey,
or pack that final punch to send enemies flying as the player rams them.
• The Wasteland marauders will sometimes throw themselves through the air and board the
gamer’s car. Some well-placed protective spikes will keep them off.
• The harpoon is the most versatile tool. Players can use it to pull off tires, doors and to pull out
drivers. If properly upgraded, gamers can even rip away armor plates or pull down watch towers
and massive gates.
Set to release in 2015, Mad Max delivers open world gameplay in a post-apocalyptic setting where cars
are the key to survival. Developed by Avalanche Studios, gamers become Mad Max, a lone warrior who
must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using vicious on-ground and vehicular combat against savage
gangs of bandits. Following the theft of his iconic Interceptor, Max must align himself with a gifted, but
peculiar, mechanic named Chumbucket and others to build the ultimate war vehicle as he works to
escape from the dangerous Wasteland.