Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Funcom, The Bearded Ladies

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
78
Top Critic Average
66%
Critics Recommend
Based on 81 critic reviews
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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Rating Summary

Based on 81 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

66%

Critics Recommend

Based on 81 critic reviews
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Reviews Summary

Exceptional Tactics
Solid Worldbuilding
Lack of Depth

Summary: With a unique world to explore and a solid foundation of tactics, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden has a lot to offer. It may lack depth in some areas, but it gets by on its more unique aspects.

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Dec 4, 2018
Xbox OneDec 4, 2018
PCDec 4, 2018

Developers: Funcom, The Bearded Ladies

Genres: Adventure, RPG, Strategy

From a team including former designers of HITMAN and PAYDAY comes Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, a tactical adventure game that combines the turn-based combat of XCOM with a real-time stealth and exploration of a post-human world reclaimed by nature… and Mutants.

Of course the world ends.

It was just a question of time. Extreme climate change, global economic crisis, a lethal pandemic, and increasing tension between old and new superpowers. For the first time since 1945 nuclear weapons were used in armed conflict. Mushroom clouds rose from east to west before the dust settled.

Now it’s over and the Earth is still. Nature has invaded ruined cities. Wind sweeps through empty streets, turned into graveyards.

The humans are all gone. Scavenging through the remains of civilization are the Mutants, deformed humanoids and animals alike, searching for salvation or just something to eat. To survive, you and your companions must venture out to explore the Zone.

Maybe one day you will find the Eden of legends, the ancients’ haven in the middle of hell. That’s where truth awaits, the stories say. Maybe you will find your answers there.

Then again, maybe it’s all bullshit.

TACTICAL COMBAT
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is the ultimate fix for your tactical strategy addiction. Dive into a deep, turn-based, tactical combat system inspired by the XCOM games.

EXPLORE A POST-HUMAN EARTH
Journey through a post-human world of abandoned cities, crumbling highways, and overgrown countryside. Check back at the Ark, a neon-bathed oasis of ill repute and questionable characters, to restock your supplies and plan out your next adventure.

CONTROL A TEAM OF MUTANTS
A duck with an attitude problem and a boar with anger issues; these aren’t your typical heroes. Get to know Dux, Bormin, Selma, and many other characters each with their own unique personality and deranged perspective on the world and their situation.

MASTER THE STEALTHY APPROACH
Sneak through shadows to avoid conflict or to catch enemies unaware. Real-time stealth allows you full control of approach: sneak into an enemy camp, position the team of Mutants to your advantage, and gain the element of surprise.

UNLOCK MUTATIONS
Unlock new mutations and abilities for your Mutants, such as Selma’s Stoneskin, Bormin’s Charge, and Dux‘ uncanny ability to sneak into a camp full of enemies unnoticed, despite being a 4-foot tall walking, talking duck with a crossbow.

DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT
Use the environment to your advantage. Stay out of floodlights, hide from line of sight, or just blast down fully destructible walls and buildings and wreak utter havoc.

LOOT, LOOT EVERYWHERE
From makeshift slingshots to high-powered rifles and top hats to police vests, make sure you equip your Mutants for the dangers ahead. Nothing says post-human quite like a mutated boar in spiked metal armor charging at you with a blunderbuss in his hands.

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IGN

7.9 / 10.0
Mike Epstein

In changing the interplay between stealth and combat, Mutant Year Zero spins an interesting and intense new perspective on turn-based tactics that pushes you to get the most out of every move you make.

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PC Gamer

81 / 100
PC Gamer

Its mix of tense tactics and realtime exploration gets much right, but Mutant Year Zero doesn't feel quite finished.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

More than just XCOM with talking animals, this inventive strategy game has plenty of new ideas of its own – even it's a little lacking in replayability.

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Game Informer

7.5 / 10.0
Game Informer

Mutant Year Zero builds on some promising ideas but comes crashing down hard on an unsatisfying cliffhanger ending

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