Metal Max (メタルマックス, Metaru Makkusu) is a 1991 Japanese video game co-developed by Crea-Tech and Data East and was published by Data East for the Nintendo Famicom. It is a turn-based, nonlinear, open world, vehicle combat, role-playing video game and the first of the Metal Max series.
Metal Max is set in a futuristic post-apocalyptic world, where the surviving humans cluster in underground villages and ruins while "monster hunters" fight the monsters and outlaws outside. The game got a sequel, Metal Max 2, and was remade for the Super Famicom as Metal Max Returns. A direct sequel Metal Saga: Season of Steel was published in 2006 for Nintendo DS.