Metal Max 2 is a post-apocalyptic turn-based JRPG with vehicles and open-world aspects. The player is a warrior in the wastelands, and after a near-death run-in with some villains must recruit and build an army of vehicles and soldiers to fight off the bandits. The game's heavily influenced by the Mad Max movie series, and especially to the second movie, The Road Warrior, with which it shares many themes.
Metal Max 2 follows the original Metal Max, which was released on the Famicom (NES) in 1991. The series then went dormant for a while, and came back with 2005's Metal Saga. Metal Max 2 was remade twice: Metal Max 2 Kai was released on the Game Boy Advance in 2003, and Metal Max 2: Reloaded for the Nintendo DS in 2011. The original Metal Max 2 was also rereleased on Wii's Virtual Console in 2010. No version of Metal Max 2 was ever localized in English or released outside of Japan.