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M.A.X.: Mechanized Assault & Exploration

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Your mission: colonize new worlds on distant planets. As the Mission Commander, you and the Mechanized Assault & Exploration (M.A.X.) force under your command are the first ones in. Mining stations, power plants, tactical combat vehicle factories, habitats – it's up to you to plan and construct them.

The entire new colony? You create it. The resources you find there? Control them. Enemies? Crush 'em! And there will be enemies. You're not the only Mission Commander trying to colonize the planets. You'll have to push yourself to the limit to survive the ultimate showdown in strategic warfare. It's espionage, heavy artillery, offensives, counter offensives and intelligence – all with maximum consequences.

At its core, M.A.X. is about resource-gathering, building, and tactical combat. The game offers more than 50 land, sea, and air units, most of which can be upgraded to improve their armor, speed, and range. You can play as one of eight different factions with different advantages for each one.

  • A level of complexity unseen in contemporary strategy games
  • Choose either simultaneous or turn-based game mode to fit your personal preference
  • Play as one of 8 human clans and use dozens upon dozens of land, sea and air units
Release date
Interplay Entertainment
Interplay Productions
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
  • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
  • Storage: 406.9 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Please be advised that Windows 10 operating system will receive frequent hardware driver and software updates following its release; this may affect game compatibility
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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M.A.X.: Mechanized Assault & Exploration reviews and comments

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Never thought that the Steam game M.A.X. appear. How many years have passed, how many winters, classics, memories of youth... Come on, let's get to the game. Before us is an interesting product-game M. A. X, toy company Interplay, version 1.07. Classic old games in step mode. There is a company. A Little training. The Company few people like, because all the scenarios for a time (number of moves). People played it as heroes, having gathered in the evening in front of one comet, ran M.A.X., chose the map, set up, chose the place of landing and forward. But The concept of the game is simple: build a base from scratch, in the beginning you only have 1 mini-station, 1 miner, 1 engineer, 1 constructor. If at the beginning of the game when you set up the map did not install additional army in the Map Setup screen, nothing else was issued. If there was an installation on the additional army, where the selected number of gold you were given the opportunity to choose more units. The game has almost everything: + 3 Types of resources: 1) metal/raw materials (of which everything is produced) 2) petrol/fuel (on what power plants) 3) Gold/gold (for purchase of Abgredov) + military actions on the ground, both on the sea and Air + science: with the construction Eco-Sphere and residential-habitom can be rebuilt and run a scientific center or centers, the more centers-the faster science goes + there is a technique of strangers, which is many times stronger/more powerful, and most importantly, which can be captured with the help of Commandos, the truth is not the first time)) + Advanced Artificial Intelligence for such a game, not often in games you will meet, when the computer is skating on the range of radar and climbs where you have weak protection. With that cunning substituting under the fire at the beginning of ordinary scouts, to defuse your defense, and then strikes tanks and rockets-/+ There are no super weapons, ranks of the elite and what appeared in the games later the Truth now and the disadvantages of the game:-Alas the game is old and many Scary graphics and the view from the top in the resolution 640 x 480-terrible, ate understandable videos. -Lack of Russian language-technical problems of the game, which did not fix: Departures, crash, hang... Especially if the moves are already over 100, the farther the more often. The Benefit of 80% helps the restart and the car safe at the course, but sometimes meet. But where to go for the game soon almost 20 years. Verdict: If one evaluates a game which is known since the youth that is where that probably 7 out of 10. Still, because of the lack of Russian ulcers and Krashev at the late stage of the game, it is few people know in our Russia. There are no games Like this now, and sorry. Also I will not forget to say that in addition to M.A.H. there are and M.A.H. 2, there is already 3D more difficult, but again-no Russian language/crash/hang...
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