Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

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Mike Epstein

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7.9 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

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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81 / 100
Dec 4, 2018

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

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8 / 10
Dec 12, 2018

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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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

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

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9 / 10
Dec 5, 2018

An emphasis on stealth, scouting, and ambushing give Mutant Year Zero's tactical combat a thrilling spin.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2018

Mutant Year Zero seems like the natural evolution for tactics games. The real-time aspects make things move faster and add a unique layer of tension. On the story end of things, it manages to keep you interested until the linear campaign finishes up. You won't find a groundbreaking narrative but it doesn't overstay its welcome, and the characters are just charming enough to keep you invested.

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9 / 10
Dec 17, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is an exceptional take on the tactical RPG and the addition of a stealth system certainly sets it apart from the crowd. Both genres blend together in a way that's satisfying, challenging and well designed, while an engaging and well-written narrative drives the player forward. The difficulty might be an issue for those new to the genre, but for those seasoned in turn-based tactics, this is an absolute must buy.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

The Bearded Ladies has created an impressive game that is able to make use of the XCOM formula and take it to the next level adding some exploration and stelath mechanics. The result is a fun, inteligent and original videogame that exceeds every expectation.

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6 / 10
Dec 11, 2018

Everything that Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden gets right seems overshadowed by its general lack of depth and surprisingly short campaign.

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8.4 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a fun and innovative gameplay of turn-based tactics that combines stealth and direct clashes with different skills, abilities and weapons for each character that can be upgraded over time to get more varied and exciting options in different battles, giving the player the freedom to do whatever he likes Without the restrictions, and regardless of the camera disturbing the game suffers from simple technical errors will not be difficult to solve in the coming period, and a superficial story begins dramatically, but soon the player will lose interest in them.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2018

An interesting mix of genres that manages to offer something truly unique, albeit it's far from being perfect due some fails on its gameplay design.

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7.4 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

Strong in personality, limited in scope, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is an interesting tactical game which could be very tough if played with the highest difficulty settings.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2018

A unique, good-looking, intense experience that's more than worthy of existing in the same genre as an illustrious classic like XCOM.

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Unscored
Dec 4, 2018

I’m greedy. I want a bigger, beefier, more flexible Mutant Year Zero. But that’s because the small, linear but smart, powerful and atmospheric Mutant Year Zero I got grabbed hold of me so completely.

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65 / 100
Dec 4, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden's blend of turn-based tactical combat with stealth is interesting, but not always successful, and its story doesn't take advantage of its unique setting. Although the ability to explore the world and sneak up on enemies adds a fun twist to the genre, it brings unwelcome complications and technical hiccups as well. I also ran into numerous performance issues, including game-ending freezes, that strained my initial fondness for the game.

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Dec 4, 2018

Mutant Year Zero is a compelling and enjoyable blend of exploration and tactical combat that will keep you playing day after day.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 6, 2019

A promising twist on turn-based strategy games, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is more than the sum of its parts. The addition of stealth and ambush mechanics to the familiar turn-based strategy formula, forces the player to think about their approach to combat in a new way. This "Tactical Adventure" is definitely worth the journey.

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GameMAG

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9 / 10
Dec 28, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a beautiful, well-polished game that combines tactics, stealth, role-playing system and the atmosphere of the sunset of humanity, giving you 15 hours of intense and exciting gameplay.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

I was impressed with my time with Mutant: Year Zero. It has the feel of a quality strategy game mixed with some good stealth and battle preparation. The characters are fun, and while the story is lacking, it kept me going.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden packs interesting combat, open world exploration and lore, and numerous systems that have the player invested in what their characters, but it ends on too early a note to really have any impact.

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