26 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.
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Crossout

Taking you into a post-apocalyptic landscape with an endless array of parts to customise your own vehicle is Crossout, a game that resembles Mad Max in design as you engage in vehicle on vehicle combat (PvE and PvP). Set 20 years after a disaster that has left that world ravaged by a worldwide disease the game features several factions fighting over the remaining resources as some aim to bring humanity back while others are doing everything they can to stop that from happening. Vehicles are cent...[Read Review]

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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 that add to the core gameplay experience, you’ll get all of these if you purchase a Game of the Year Edition. Borderlands 2 is packed full of features and has been praised by critics and fans of the...[Read Review]

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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 seen many downloadable content releases which have built on the core gameplay with new areas, weapons, quests and enemies. These extra bits of content have been combined into an ‘Ultimate Edition’ which i...[Read Review]

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Yakuza 0

Taking you back in time to a Tokyo of 1988 Yakuza 0 is as an action adventure title that serves as a prequel to the various other Yazuka titles. Focusing on fictionalised recreations of areas such as Shinjuku Golden Gai and Kabukicho there is plenty of Tokyo to explore in this sixth adventure into the world of Yakuza. Originally launched in Japan in 2015 it took two years for the game to come to North America and Europe although the PS3 release remained a Japan exclusive. Starting the story deep...[Read Review]

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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 the game has added a number of downloadable content packs to enhance gameplay which are all available as part of the Game of the Year Edition (a must purchase). In Red Dead Redemption players play as a for...[Read Review]

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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 well-written narrative to the character design and even just the game areas that players will explore. It is no surprise that the game has received wide spread acclaim and there is no excuse to not have th...[Read Review]

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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 delivering the bomb to the enemies base. Said task is by no means easy as the player carrying the bomb must speed through a race track while being attacked by the opposing team. Each machine comes with th...[Read Review]

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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 the backdrop to your races. Fuel lets you race alongside the likes of large tornadoes and sandstorms while also offering short day-night cycles to ensure you get plenty of races at dusk at dawn where the g...[Read Review]

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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 wasteland after a series of events which players will learn more about during the in depth tutorial which covers most of the games features and introduces the setting. One of the things that players will first ...[Read Review]

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Borderlands

Borderlands is one of the original fist person shooters that embeds a range of role playing features into the core gameplay loop. Giving birth to a franchise that continues to live on in the current day through various core games, expansions and even a narrative spin off. Establishing the franchise as a fast paced title filled with humour, a unique art style and more importantly randomised loot usually seen in action RPGs such as the Diablo series. Sending players to the distant planet of Pandor...[Read Review]

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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 and features a slightly larger game world than the original at approximately 400 square miles. The game takes place several years after the original but the stories are only loosely linked with Rico Rodrig...[Read Review]

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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 new locations, features, enemies and an increased level cap. All of these additional content packs are available in the Fallout 3 Game of The Year Edition which is available (and recommended) on all platfor...[Read Review]

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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 entrapping Batman inside with his endless enemies. At the same time the Joker creates several bomb threats around Gotham City leaving Batman no choice but to enter the Asylum (a facility off the coast for ...[Read Review]

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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 perspective and takes place on a tropical island. The player is free to explore the island as they please while they attempt to save their friends and get off the island. Players can focus on creating large fire...[Read Review]

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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 agents for an organisation known only as the Agency. It is your job to stop the corrupt government on the tropical island of San Esperito and capture any weapons of mass destruction that they have been stockpil...[Read Review]

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Gas Guzzlers Extreme

Dominate your opponents with speed and brutal car based weapons in Gas Guzzlers Extreme a 2013 released title in the combat racing sub-genre. Designed for those that enjoy a racing experience but wanted an added layer of action Gas Guzzlers Extreme packs in 7 total race types alongside a healthy number of 18 different vehicles providing ample choice and customisation to design your ultimate death ride. Like any good racing game Gas Guzzlers Extreme locks the best cars and weapons away from the p...[Read Review]

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor puts you in the middle of The Lord of the Rings universe as you combat orcs with a deadly ranger that also possesses unique wraith abilities. With strong sword combat, stealth mechanics, a large open world and a unique nemesis system Shadow of Mordor offers a high quality Lord of the Rings action adventure with 30-40 hours of gameplay for completionists. Set during in The Lord of the Rings universe a basic understanding of the lore will definitely be a great asset ...[Read Review]

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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 storyline is all about the origins of the series and takes place around 5 years before the very first game (Batman: Arkham Asylum). Players take control of a less experienced Batman and follow his attempts to su...[Read Review]

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Fallout 4

The bombs have dropped and Fallout 4 is climbing out of the rubble allowing you to explore a devastated Boston landscape in the year 2287 over two centuries after the world was taken to the edge by nuclear war. Released on Windows, Xbox One and PS4 as the fifth major game in the Fallout franchise Fallout 4 has everything you’ve come to expect from the post nuclear war series. For the first time though players will be able to experience the day that the bombs were dropped around the world w...[Read Review]

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Borderlands expands the series with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! a game which explores the origins of the Borderlands universe and thus features plenty of familiar faces and mechanics. At the same time though Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! introduces plenty of new challenges and content for fans of the franchise so far to adventure through. Like it’s past additions you’ll be able to enjoy this adventure on all major platforms and across two console generations. Set in between the event...[Read Review]

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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 island from dictator control. While your journey is to stop the evil plans of General Sebastiano Di Ravello who wishes to expand his rule to the rest of this world. While this is your main objective there is p...[Read Review]

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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 the Twisted Metal competition run by Calypso, a man who has been sent back to Earth from Hell with the ability to grant wishes provided he hosts the tournament and collects the souls of the demolition driver...[Read Review]

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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 the shoes of one of the few survivors under the name of Nicholas Raine and go about exploring the wasteland to recover their memories while staying out of trouble from mutants and the various game faction...[Read Review]

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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 the series. Set in Kyrat players assume the role of Ajay Ghale who returns home from America to spread his mother’s ashes. Upon returning though you find yourself in the centre of the civil war taking pla...[Read Review]

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ELEX

ELEX brings the popular action role playing genre into a science fiction setting. Opting for a touch of post apocalyptic themes alongside a dark and complex world ELEX is a mixture of game elements into one. It comes from Piranha Bytes who are well known for their Gothic franchise and the ability to create unique and hardcore RPG environments that will suck you in and not let go until hundreds of hours later. As long time fans of Piranha Bytes though would well know it’s not without the us...[Read Review]

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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 civil war. You’ll assume the role of a mercenary in Far Cry 2 as you travel across desert and jungle to find and assassinate the head of a gun running rink, known only as The Jackal. Far Cry 2 introduces pl...[Read Review]

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