Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Reviews
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a solid entry in the turn-based tactical combat genre, bringing with it a mash-up of mechanics which results in a fresh and enticing experience. Aside from a few movement bugs and no progress tracker for items in each area, the game looks, sounds, and plays great.
Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden mixes real-time stealth and exploration with turn-based tactical battles in a way that's fluid and fun to engage with.
Mutant Year Zero is full of fun and tense moments. If you enjoy being challenged at almost every turn, this tactics game is something to cut your teeth on. If not you might find the game too frustrating as you hit the load game button once again.
Mutant Year Zero is a tense, absorbing and atmospheric new member of the XCOM family.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a competent albeit narratively underwhelming tactical RPG with novel stealth mechanics and solid turn-based combat.
While it mostly iterates on the foundation laid by other games in the genre, quirky writing and characters help keep things fresh. Unfortunately, Mutant Year Zero's short campaign and predictable story hold it back from being a slam dunk.
Mutant Year Zero feels most of all like a promising start for something potentially greater. Indeed, for as much as the game offers an intense, occasionally brilliant spin on turn-based strategy, it’s tough not to imagine how a sequel could improve the writing and the exploration to realize what is, at this point anyway, mostly just a lot of potential.
Mutant Year zero is a nice surprise. A very good tactical game with a lot of arguments to please fans of the genre. A beautiful artistic direction, interesting characters, a quality cast, an efficient and deep combat system, a dynamic exploration system... This is another approach to tactical and a must have in this type of game in 2018.
Review in French | Read full review
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.
It is Interesting world of mutants with animal heads, but with unbalanced gameplay, not enough equipment and skills. And with bootless failings.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Heaven is a game with a lot of charisma thanks to an exceptional characterization of the world and the characters that populate it. Unfortunately, the mix of turn-based tactics and stealth isn't always working as it's supposed to, but the game developed by The Bearded Ladies is still able to entertain for about fifteen hours. Maybe next time it would be appropriate to put on the gameplay the same care given to the narrative aspects of the game.
Review in Italian | Read full review
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: Road to Eden provides an exciting take on the strategy RPG genre. Fans of X-COM or similar games shouldn't skip this one.
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 makes some subtle innovations for the tactical strategy genre outside of combat that transforms this from just another XCOM clone to a clever mixture of stealth, tactics, and RPG mechanics adding up to an adventure that's highly recommended.
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.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
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.
Despite the desire to reiterate the winning formula of Fireaxis, every now and then the title shows the side to some problems, especially in terms of variety.
Elegant design, streamlined but effective storytelling, and expertly executed game systems make the Road to Eden a journey well worth undertaking.
neither the RPG or combat components are individually as strong as the games it is so clearly inspired by, but together they combine to create a wonderfully unique experience that takes both genres in new directions. Add to this some wonderful stealth mechanics and a sound and visual design second to none and Mutant Year Zero has easily climbed its way into my top games of the year.