You’ve let us know you love action-adventure games and we’ve got a huge one for everyone to enjoy on NVIDIA SHIELD this week – Mad Max! The game is available now in the GeForce NOW store at a special promotional price.
From now through April 19 you can add this title to your GeForce NOW library for $20.39, which is a 66% savings off the regular retail price of $59.99. Your purchase includes unlimited streaming rights as well as a digital download code for Steam you can use to install a local copy of the game.
The film upon which the game is based, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” took home six Oscars last month with ten nominations. Billed as an open-world action/role-playing game, Mad Max casts you as Max Rockatansky, an ex- Main Force Patrol officer who lost his family to a criminally insane motorcycle gang in a dystopic Australia. You are the reluctant hero exacting revenge and fighting for survival in the post-apocalyptic world portrayed so brilliantly in the film.
You’ll find the game lives up to the technical bars set by the movie – everything from the characters clothing and weapons to the vehicles and nooks and crannies of The Wasteland itself are rendered with eye-popping visual style. And the heavy focus on vehicular and mano-a-mano combat, with all manner of firearms and explosives, means there’s no shortage of pyrotechnics.
The Wasteland is a brutal place. Not only is the environment barely hospitable to life, the life it does support comes mainly in the form of savage marauders that prey on lone wolves such as yourself. Water and fuel are treasured commodities, and life-and-death battles for drops of each are daily occurrences.
As Max, you want nothing more than to escape The Wasteland and leave all this madness behind. To do so, you’ll need to explore the environment and scavenge enough resources to build the Magnum Opus – the ultimate combat vehicle – and smash through your enemies to find solace in the storied “Plains of Silence.”
Often, the resources you need are in the possession of a deadly gang of thugs and you’ll have to obtain them by any means necessary. This typically involves Rambo-esque brawls with entrenched bad guys or multi-car war parties of Wastelanders bristling with spikes. You’ll need to decide to fight it out, or run for your life if, and when, the odds are not in your favor in The Wasteland.
While usually out-gunned, you’ve got one weapon up your sleeve that they don’t: a car-mounted harpoon gun. You can use this bad boy to literally tear opponent’s cars apart piece by piece, or to pull down lookout towers and rip apart sniper’s nests.
You can pretty much explore The Wasteland as you wish, and there is a lot of leeway when it comes to deciding which missions to tackle. As you complete missions you’ll earn various upgrades for your car, which range from cosmetic touches like spikes to improved suspensions and engines. And, naturally, you’ll find bigger and “badder” weapons to outfit your ride, and yourself with, along the way.
To jump into The Wasteland, navigate to the GeForce NOW menu within SHIELD Hub on your SHIELD Android TV, portable or tablet. You’ll find Mad Max in the Buy & Play Instantly category.
GeForce NOW is the world’s first cloud-gaming service capable of streaming PC games at up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. Members enjoy access to a library of 60-plus games they can play on-demand, plus the option to purchase new games and play them instantly. Membership is free for the first three months, then just $7.99 per month.
If you don’t already own one, run out and buy an NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV today.