Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

Mike Epstein
Top Critic
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

Mutant Year Zero is a tense, absorbing and atmospheric new member of the XCOM family.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
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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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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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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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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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 / 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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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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Dec 4, 2018

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.

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7.7 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

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.

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85 / 100
Dec 5, 2018

If you’re not afraid of a little challenge and are looking for a strategy title that oozes charm, then you may want to dip a toe in the Zone with Dux and Bormin.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2018

With its interesting world and characters and excellent gameplay mechanics which advance the genre with the introduction of stealth and seamless exploration, Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden is one of the best turn-based tactical games released in recent years. The story may have received a better focus, and the combat may have been a little less frustrating, but don't let these small issues block you from getting the game if you're a fan of the genre, as Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden is well worth your time and money.

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6 / 10
Dec 10, 2018

While Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden has managed to build a cohesive system for tactical turn-based battles to take place in, it's far too difficult for the average player. Hardcore genre fanatics are sure to get a kick out of proceedings, but those looking for a more introductory take on things will find more frustration than progress.

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