If there is one titular strand of DNA that is undoubtedly integral and vital to the entire make-up of a Mad Max movie – it is epic and death-defying displays of car chases and bouts of vehicular combat all across a post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland. George Miller is a certified genius and mastermind when it comes to devising extraordinary shots and chase sequences with the utmost minimal usage of CGI. One does not need to look farther than the opening chase scene between the MPF and the Night Rider at the beginning of the first Mad Max movie, or the climatic chase scene of Max driving a big rig with Lord Humungus’ dogs of war systematically bringing down its defenses and boarding it like desert pirates during Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.
From the same director who brought you Babe: Pig in the City and Happy Feet, Miller is without equal in conceptualizing and filming vehicular action scenes. This is a treasured tradition he upholds (and certainly does not disappoint) in Mad Max: Fury Road, which premiered on May 15th, 2015, and has been hailed as a critically acclaimed, instant summer blockbuster.
In honor of the franchise’s grand legacy and the premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road, we list here the top five vehicular combat video games that would make George Miller proud.