Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Reviews
A fantastic example of world building done right, but a real test of patience even for veteran strategy gamers.
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.
All in all, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a pretty good game to keep and play again for the challenge. Great gameplay, good visuals, solid voice acting, several options for upping the difficulty, and an intriguing storyline are the reasons I gave it a high score. I do see some parts that need improvement that needs to be implemented in the next title though. Devs, make it happen because I really like this game despite its small flaws.
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.
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
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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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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.
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For fans of XCOM and turn-based gaming in general then Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is definitely worth a look, especially if you are an Xbox Game Pass owner.
I’ve very much enjoyed wandering this post apocalyptic world with my mutant friends.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden can be quite difficult at first and, if you don't play wisely, you can be put in some intense situations and be tempted to restart. With perseverance and strategy, however, you can overcome these initial issues.
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…
The Bearded Ladies delivers my surprise game of the year with a brisk tactical tale of mutants and the apocalyptic world left behind by man’s hubris.
Combat is challenging and enjoyable enough that I briefly started a second playthrough on hard. I wanted to master the combat challenge and solve the puzzles properly instead of brute forcing my way through them. I got through a few encounters and then it hit me just how similar the experience would be the second time around. There weren't any cool new mutations to play with or better weapons to acquire. So I stopped playing. My first playthrough lasted fifteen hours and it was decent. I'll keep an eye out for a sequel or an expansion, but at the moment, Mutant Year Zero doesn't have enough worldbuilding or interesting variety in its upgrades for my tastes. I doubt I'll ever finish that second playthrough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A great game with issues that can mostly be solved with patches, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden manages to deliver everything you could want from a turn-based strategy game, with great gameplay and a good story working as the basis for a game that challenges you with each turn in the best way possible.
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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.
Mutant Year Zero is built especially for Turn-Based fans, and if you are one, you should play it.
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