Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Reviews

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8.2 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2019

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a title that’s not afraid to take some risks, and the result is a very unique –if sometimes flawed – tactical action game. It’s a great title for casual fans of the genre, although more discerning tactics fans will probably enjoy it more for its stealth and its storyline.

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65%
Dec 9, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is an interesting attempt to combine two disparate genres, but it's definitely not perfect. It's not unenjoyable, but it suffers from repetition and way too simplistic gameplay systems.

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Recommended
Jan 23, 2019

On top of the fantastic experience of simply making your way through the game hunched over in sneak mode (literally my entire time in Skyrim in any playthrough, so I was hungry for it), the lush environments and levels really are a thing of beauty. The detail of this torn world really sets the game up to run a chill down your spine, even in the best of situations. The character models are ridiculously well done to the point where you think you're going to laugh at the fact that you're toting around Howard the Duck in a post apocalyptic world--but it never really seems to cross your mind as everything about them is so convincing and immersive that it's hard not to take it seriously. The enemies are foul and deranged--a real threat. Five minutes with the mutant hunters in your midst and you're guaranteed to know what they're all about without a massive context behind them.

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8.3 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2018

Mutant Year Zero mixes exploration and stealth with turn-based strategic combat for a fresh, fun and exciting romp through the apocalypse. A must-play title that I wasn't expecting, but can't wait to get back to.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a must-buy this holiday season. Such a seamless and wonderful amalgamation of genres is rare and The Bearded Ladies have blended them so well that in Road to Eden you have a completely unique experience that feels natural, almost welcoming. Until it steps on your face but I say that is a part of the charm…

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8 / 10
Jan 24, 2019

"Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a clever little game filled with atmosphere that made me greedy for more of it. Its linear story and lack of random encounters means that its pleasures are rather finite. Sure, you can take a crack at a harder difficulty or turn on permadeath, but that’s about it as far as replay value goes."

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Dec 8, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a positive step in the right direction for the future of turn-based strategy on a mechanical level, but it finds itself lacking in the storytelling department. Hopefully, we get more from this world. A bigger, deeper sequel is a must at this point because there’s huge potential for Mutant Year Zero to be a frontrunner in the strategy arena.

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3 / 5.0
Mar 19, 2019

A version of a tactics game that heavily incentivizes stealth to the point where it makes it mandatory. Good writing and style but a singular focus on the right way to play the game hold it back.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is the kind of game where developer The Bearded Lady's excellent writing and prudent choice of genre preserve this game as one worthy of purchase and play despite its borrowing from a variety of sci-fi sources.

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B
Mar 1, 2019

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden should be played by tactical RPG fans, there have been some major updates recently with more on the horizon. If it's not on your radar, you should probably start looking into it.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Mutant Year Zero was an entertaining strategy game. While it has some issues, they don't take away from the experience the game provides.

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6 / 10
Jul 29, 2019

This is a game worth trying—just not on Switch.

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8.2 / 10.0
Jan 8, 2019

In Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, the interface is very clean and clear and clear what are the success rates of an attack and the related damage. The change of the weapon is very simple.

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7 / 10
Aug 19, 2019

It’s the perfect tactical RPG experience, for those who are looking for something that won’t consume weeks of their time. It’s a shame that the Switch port has arrived with many flaws.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2019

Road To Eden is a fantastic addition to the turn-based genre. A unique world with an unusual lineup of characters will capture your interest and keep you enjoying things until the very end. While the combat can get boring and repetitive, the story and other aspects of the game keep you engaged and prevent you getting sick of it too easily. This franchise has a very promising future.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2019

Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden has tried to take a fresh and creative turn in the style of turn-based strategy games and the results have been fantastic. Although there are some minor issues with the gaming experience, clever gameplay and a well-crafted narrative of the game keep us going. What the future holds for this game and the experiences that The Bearded Ladies Studios have gained in the process is wait to be seen.

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Unscored
Mar 10, 2020

I like so much of what Mutant is attempting to do. Dux and Bormin are delightful, adding stealth gameplay onto a tactics game is clever and works well before becoming played out, and there are so few tactics games to speak of that even one which is otherwise derivative provided a welcome excursion for a few hours. It's so frustrating that everything begins to fall apart right as the game comes into its own.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2018

While Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden has some growing pains to deal with, it’s still a satisfying tactical RPG.

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Dec 15, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is an ambitious take on XCOM but it simply doesn't do enough with the established formula to make a worthwhile campaign.

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5.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

It is Interesting world of mutants with animal heads, but with unbalanced gameplay, not enough equipment and skills. And with bootless failings.

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