Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Reviews
Mutant Year Zero has appeared out of nowhere and turned out to be a very cool game. It’s great for fans of difficult tactical games that don’t want to spend millions of hours in XCOM or Jagged Alliance. Neat graphics, interesting characters, and a good storyline make this game the complete package.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a fun romp through an apocalyptic, post-human Earth, Mutants and all. Engaging gameplay mechanics and room for creativity make this lovely title worth giving a shot. And your brain will surely get some healthy exercise from strategizing victory in this turn-based, tactical adventure and may even undergo a mutation or two.
This is a game worth trying—just not on Switch.
Far from the perfect port. The reduction in visual fidelity not only makes the game harder to enjoy, but makes sections of it tougher to complete. With that said, the underlying gameplay stands alongside the best tactical strategy games the Nintendo Switch has to offer, and the bundled Seed of Evil DLC is a welcome addition.
Having never heard much about the developers or this game, I was genuinely surprised at how great Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden turned out to be.
Smart tweaks to an aging formula, fun characters and an excellent new stealth element more than make up for a disappointing by-the-numbers premise. A true sleeper hit.
A scrappy but confident tactical RPG with a surreal and engaging world straight out of an obscure tabletop game
Despite mechanics issues, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden offers a good variety in gameplay styles, character customization and solid worldbuilding.
With an emphasis on stealth and a healthy dose of absurdity, Mutant Year Zero is a unique take on the XCOM formula that is as challenging as it is engaging.
Whether or not this stance too critical of the deep and well-executed combat, well, who the duck knows? If the idea of a hardcore XCOM-like experience in a post-apocalyptic mutant world sounds enticing, then, hey, this is essential.
With decent production values, interesting characters, visceral and demanding battles, and great writing, Mutant Year Zero is a game that is easy to recommend to those looking for a unique genre mashup in a fun, if not a bit overdone, setting. Playing on normal difficulty will require you to think a bit more tactically than that you're probably used to and it may cause some aggravation, but getting through the battles and progressing through the game is worth it.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden has some very good peaks, as for example stealth and exploration, but it also has some missing points, as for example the lack of classes and a low number of weapons and powers.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a competent albeit narratively underwhelming tactical RPG with novel stealth mechanics and solid turn-based combat.
An atmospheric title with a solid gameplay loop blending stealth and strategic planning while bringing something fresh to a stale trope, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a great addition to any Nintendo Switch owner's library.
Hardcore fans of turn-based tactics may be slightly put off by Mutant Year Zero's obvious missteps but that aside, The Bearded Ladies have cooked up a special game here that's got great potential for the future. Road to Eden isn't perfect but it's definitely stood out from the crowd for me in what's been an excellent year.
As a whole I really did enjoy my time with Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden quite a bit. While it may not win any awards game of the year awards it is however a damn good time. PC gamers should be warned however that this game does use the DRM Denuvo. While this may affect the want to purchase the game for some, at $35 for the standard edition of the game it is a great time, with good value, and is definitely worthy of your money.
Mutant Year Zero is yet another example of the ongoing debate between portability and performance. The graphical difference between the Switch and PC versions can't be understated; the lack of detail has a marked impact on the overall experience. Having said that, the amount of time you could easily sink into this amazing tactical-RPG could be significant, and so maybe the graphical sacrifice is worth being able to play on-the-go. While Mutant Year Zero may be best played on its original platform, I would still recommend this version to anyone wanting to play on Switch.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a fresh approach which brings new mechanics and real time stealth to traditional turn based tactic games. Its unique characters and well-written post-apocalypic story are very interesting.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
A fantastic example of world building done right, but a real test of patience even for veteran strategy gamers.
Mutan Year Zero:Road to Eden has very high potential and even though it's not fully utilized, the game still manages to deliver a good experience. The game's battle system might get boring at times but is very involving and the game's lore and characters make for a very good experience
Review in Persian | Read full review