22 Games Like Mad Max

Games like Mad Max
Games Finder’s curated list of games like Mad Max features other titles that use post-apocalyptic settings or driving as a central game mechanic.

Drawing inspiration from the vast universe of Mad Max the 2015 video game opted to explore the post-apocalyptic wasteland through an open world action-adventure title. Exploring the canyons, vast dry land and various caves as Max Rockatansky player your primary objective is to get revenge against a menacing group of raiders.

Given the large landscapes the majority of exploration and combat is done from within a vehicle with Mad Max offering up means to upgrade weapons and armour to increase your odds of survival. While not within your armoured vehicle combat is focused around various fire arms, wrestling and boxing. Improving your strength throughout the story is heavily linked to encouraging exploration with players scavenging items from the wasteland for their vehicle strength.

The games like Mad Max selected for the list below offer similar post-apocalyptic settings where you’ll slowly grow your strength through exploration. These titles also have a focus on driving, vehicle combat, melee attacks and free roaming gameplay.

Games Like Mad Max

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Heavy Metal Machines

Opting for an action packed game centred around car battles Heavy Metal Machines offers up something akin to a MOBA with car theme. Set within a world of madness Heavy Metal Machines features a healthy roster of machines and pilots for players to command in 4v4 style matches which centre around... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(1 votes)
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Gas Guzzlers Extreme

Dominate your opponents with speed and brutal car based weapons in Gas Guzzlers Extreme. With 7 total race types for you to master and utilise the 18 different vehicles you’ve got ample choice and customisation over your favourite car. Like any good racing game Gas Guzzlers Extreme locks ... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(1 votes)
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Fuel

Doing away with standardised race tracks is Fuel, a racing game that opts for an open world, allowing players to create their very own path to finish the line. With a post-apocalyptic setting akin to that featured in the Mad Max franchise Fuel features severe weather which constantly serves as ... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(1 votes)
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Twisted Metal

Offering intense vehicle combat is Twisted Metal (PS3) which reboots the Twisted Metal franchise that first launched on the PS2. Twisted Metal features both a story campaign and multiplayer combat (4 player split screen and 16 player online). Just like the first game central to your story is th... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(1 votes)
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Just Cause 3

Ultimate freedom is the objective of Just Cause 3, a game in the open world adventure that continues the over the top destruction opportunities of its predecessors. Taking place half a decade after the popular Just Cause 2, the main character Rico Rodriguez returns once again to release an isla... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(26 votes)
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Fallout 4

The bombs have dropped and Fallout 4 is climbing out of the rubble, explore a devastated Boston landscape in the year 2287 over two centuries after the world was taken to the edge by nuclear war. With the fifth major game in the Fallout franchise players will finally get to see the day that the... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(17 votes)
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Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption is a free roam game that takes place in a western setting (the year 1911). The game is available on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 and is published by Rockstar Games. It is easily the most popular and best designed wild western game currently available. Since its release in 2010 ... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(45 votes)
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Far Cry 4

Action and adventure hit new heights in Far Cry 4, a game that sticks to the open world shooter mechanics developed from previous additions in the franchise pretty closely. While new mechanics are few and far between in Far Cry 4 it’s a solid experience set in one of the more unique settings of... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(36 votes)
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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Borderlands expands the series with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! a game which features plenty of familiar faces and mechanics but also manages to provide an insane amount of new content for fans to enjoy. Set in between the events of the first and second game players will have the opportunity t... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(11 votes)
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Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins is the third game in the Arkham series of Batman games and continues to offer an open world adventure with particular appeal for fans of the Batman universe. The game is also the first to add online multiplayer gameplay to the series. As the game title suggests the storyl... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(16 votes)
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Far Cry 3

If you like open world games but also like plenty of shooter action you’ll love what Far Cry 3 brings to the table. The game is the third in the series and mixes a number of different genres together which proved a successful formula with gamers and critics. Far Cry 3 uses a first person perspe... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(39 votes)
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Batman: Arkham Asylum

Arkham Asylum is the first game release in the Batman: Arkham Asylum story and was released in 2009. The games action adventure story is heavily focused on the battle between Batman and his long time enemy. the Joker. The plot follows the Joker’s attempt to seize control of Arkham Asylum while ... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(15 votes)
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Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 offers similar gameplay to its predecessor with players again playing as Rico Rodriguez as he attempts to save the world from an evil dictator. The game is based on an island setting with plenty of movie style action within the game. Just Cause 2 takes place on the island of Panau ... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(20 votes)
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Fallen Earth

Fallen Earth is set in a post-apocalyptic game world and offers it to players with a free to play MMO experience. The game is a mixture of FPS and role playing features making it akin to the later games in the Fallout series. The game is centred around the Grand Canyon area which is now a waste... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(9 votes)
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Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 is a first person shooter that incorporates action role playing elements and loot drops into its gameplay. The game was developed by Gearbox Software and released in 2012 for multiple platforms. Since its original release Borderlands 2 has had several downloadable content releases... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(17 votes)
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Fallout 3

Fallout 3 is an action RPG that has players exploring a massive wasteland in a post-apocalyptic game world. The game was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and released in 2008 for multiple platforms. There are a total of 5 pieces of downloadable content available for Fallout 3 that each adds n... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(36 votes)
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Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City takes place in the Batman universe and was released in 2011 for Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game blends fast paced action with an impressive storyline and an open world environment. Every part of the game world in Arkham City is an enjoyable experience from the ... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(15 votes)
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Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 belongs to the open world genre and released back in 2008. The game has very few ties to the original Far Cry and is an entirely new experience for players to enjoy. In the game players will have the opportunity to explore a number of African inspired landscapes that are locked in a c... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(12 votes)
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Borderlands

Borderlands is a first person shooter packed full of role playing features and is available on all major platforms. One of the core game mechanics is the randomised loot which is often seen in action RPGs such as the Diablo series. The game is set on planet Pandora where the lure of minerals ha... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
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Rage

Rage is a first person shooter that has many similarities to both Fallout and Borderlands. The game also incorporates a number of driving elements into its gameplay and was released in 2011. Rage takes place in a post apocalyptic game world after an asteroid strikes the Earth. Players step into... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(16 votes)
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Just Cause

Just Cause is an action adventure game that has players taking control of an agent and exploring an open world tropical environment. The game launched in 2006 with its success leading to a sequel 4 years later. In the game players will jump into the shoes of Rico Rodriguez, one of the top agent... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(14 votes)
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Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas offers an action role playing game that is packed full of content with a large open world filled with enemies, NPCs and countless side quests. The game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and released in 2010. Since it’s original release Fallout: New Vegas has since... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(19 votes)