Biomutant Reviews

Biomutant is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2022

Biomutant is a fantastic open-world RPG. What's more, the environment, creatures, crafting, abilities, and plot will blow you away. I loved it, and I'm glad I waited until the next-gen update.

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80 / 100
Oct 9, 2022

The next generation edition of Biomutant may not have been necessary, but it doesn't hurt anything either. Overall, the game is very smooth, never dropping a frame no matter how crowded it may become, and the world is as beautiful and colorful as ever. My biggest gripe with the game is pretty universally mentioned: there was a lot more going on in the game than could be given proper attention, such as the upgrade and crafting systems, but it makes up for it in my opinion with a story and a world that is fun to explore.

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4 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2022

Overall, it’s hard to recommend Biomutant when there are so many other games doing similar things better. The narration absolutely murders any immersion or character that the game might have salvaged from its focus-grouped setting, while the gameplay mechanics just aren’t strong enough to carry the game alone. Having one of these aspects work would raise the game to a respectable middle-of-the-road Late 2021s Video Game, but failing on both leaves a world that sadly isn’t worth exploring.

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Oct 5, 2022

Biomutant's current-gen release boosts its visual presentation and technical performance, but the new coat of polish doesn't do much to elevate the title's average gameplay.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2022

Biomutant receives a great next-gen update but it doesn't fix their failed initial ambitions plans

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Ben Sellwood
Top Critic
7.2 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2022

This free upgrade makes it all the better thanks to cross-save support so PS4 owners can pick up where they left off to experience what is without a shadow of a doubt, the best way to play Biomutant.

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8.2 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2022

Biomutant is a game that surprised me and continues to do so with colorful characters, a great line of unlocks, and the general pacing that lends itself well to the story being told.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2022

Biomutant on the PS5 is, for better and for worse, the same game published a year ago on other platforms. Its enhanced graphics are a nice addition, but the flaws of this action RPG still reside in its outdated gameplay formula.

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Sep 20, 2022

For those with the original, it's a bit of a no-brainer to download and resample this version.

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4 / 5.0
Sep 19, 2022

Biomutant on the PS5 is a greatly enhanced experience that, whilst unable to fix some of the more fundamental issues baked into its core, is a much better-realized version of the developers’ vision. Running on significantly more powerful hardware than that on which it was originally released, Biomutant’s exploration and combat shine brighter than ever. If you were put off by the technical limitations that held Biomutant back, this version is very easy to recommend, and even easier to sink hours upon hours into.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2022

A constant pulsing between hits, misses and strange decisions that nevertheless shines so bright in its good points that it makes the less graceful ones a fun oddity to think about as you wander through its absorbing world and intriguing story.

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65 / 100
Sep 15, 2022

Biomutant has ambition but at the end of the day, it just isn’t all that fun. Experiment 101 put together a strange chimera of ideas in their game that never quite connects in meaningful ways. Finding fun was hard because the story isn’t great, exploration is a chore, and combat is serviceable. I did like the puzzle-like nature of the Worldeater boss fights because they break the monotony of quests. Technologically speaking, the game looks and performs well enough. However, I encountered a few bugs that required dying or hopping to the title screen to fix. All in all, Biomutant had the potential to be a frolicking Zelda-like but everything about this ecologically-minded adventure falls short of its ambition.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2022

Biomutant still sits in the slightly-above-average tier of its genre, albeit much more confidently than before.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2022

Certainly representing the definitive version of the flawed but ultimately enjoyable Biomutant on PlayStation consoles, Biomutant's PS5 debut largely erases the performance issues and instability that plagued the PS4 version of the game, delivering a handsomely made open-world adventure that can be enjoyed by gamers of all ages.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2022

Even a year later, Biomutant still left us impressed in just about every area. From the adventure to the world and its history to the characters and quirks, Biomutant remains a compelling title. That said, the PS5 iteration doesn't feel that ambitious. The positives, such as an increase in fur and its interactions with the world, come with divisive negatives, like level of detail pop and controller features. It's still a good title for those who haven't played it before, but if you've already finished the game, you'll be thankful that you don't need to pay more for a marginally improved experience.

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Top Critic
5 / 10
Aug 18, 2022

The open-world aspect of Biomutant did more harm than good, with the gargantuan, post-apocalyptic realm this heroic, mutated rodent will explore being mostly an empty one, and with the rest of the experience being repetitive and unpolished. More of a disappointment rather than a bad game, try it out only if willing to spend around many fun, but not that fun hours.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2021

BioMutant features a lot of interesting components, but they convey a feeling that none have been truly polished. In fact, the recurring feeling is one of lack of purpose, leading to a somewhat salty and simplistic experience. Despite everything it is visually appealing and it has a fun and diverse combat mechanics. It is mainly a game suitable for those who like to explore every corner and always have some content outside the main quests.

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Jul 21, 2021

Biomutant certainly has its moments. Unfortunately, many bugs, unbalanced fights, and the sheer abundance of systems always give the little rodent a leg up. Many things seem monotonous, the tribal fights get boring after the second round and those who always keep their distance can even defeat the strongest "Lupa Lupin". In addition, there is the storyteller, who has too little to say on the one hand and far too much to say on the other. Biomutant definitely has potential to be much more entertaining. It seems as if the developers simply put more on the plate than they could actually squeeze out. It's a shame, because the little ball of yarn has grown on me a bit, despite a few quirks.

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5.5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2021

It pains me to say that Biomutant feels like a lot of rough drafts of ideas were cobbled together to create an incoherent whole. Experiment 101 has a lot of interesting things at work here and I really hope they keep making games, but focusing in one or two of their best concepts instead of tossing everything they have at a game would serve them well.

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Jun 28, 2021

Those were the first words mentioned about Biomutant, found in an advertisement in GamesMarkt, a German gaming magazine. However, it was officially announced a couple of days later on the 21st of August 2017: since then, the hype and expectations have been growing and growing. Personally, I haven’t been following Biomutant‘s development from the very beginning. I purposely avoided looking too much into it, first learning about it I believe at E3 last year. For open-world RPGs, I love experiencing them with just a basic idea of the story!

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