Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Reviews

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
M3
Top Critic
8 / 10
Dec 8, 2018

The game is amazingly well-polished, the fighting is like a tiny and as atmospheric environment as the environment has been framed with a clear love for the Mutant world and the characters that populate it.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

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.

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Drew Leachman
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

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.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
9 / 10
Dec 28, 2018

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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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 6, 2019

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.

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75 / 100
Jul 30, 2019

It remains to be seen if some patches down the line may improve the visuals but for right now Mutant Year Zero is the most portable version of the game while being the worst looking version available. It’s a reminder that the Switch isn’t always a catch all for games, given its limited power, but it’s still appreciated these games can be played on the go when needed.

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Dec 4, 2018

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.

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8 / 10
Dec 4, 2018

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.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

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.

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2.5 / 5.0
Dec 5, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden feels entirely spread too thin. Without much depth to its name, it remains a unique setting devoid of personality.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

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.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Elegant design, streamlined but effective storytelling, and expertly executed game systems make the Road to Eden a journey well worth undertaking.

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83 / 100
Dec 5, 2018

Heavy round strategy fights in a closely narrated and graphically great to look at the post-apocalypse with fascinating animal heroes.

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Dec 12, 2018

Though it can be difficult to get through the beginning hours, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a clever, funny, and exciting tactical RPG.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2018

When you consider that Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden came out of nowhere, the insanely polished tactics gameplay and charming characters are absolutely remarkable. If you're looking for a darkly charming way to burn hours over the holidays, look no further than this apocalyptic hellscape. Who knew that the end of civilization as we know it could be so damn entertaining?

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8.4 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden it's a very solid and brave game, with it's smart combination of stealth, exploration, and tactic combat.

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Unscored
Aug 2, 2019

If you’re looking for a turn-based strategy game with satisfying character progression on the game (that won’t take up over 80 hours of life) look no further than Mutant Year Zero.

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8 / 10
Jul 30, 2019

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is one of the best additions to the tactical RPG genre years; a well-written and rewarding experience that combines the creative use of stealth found in the legacy of its ex-Hitman developers with a world that's full of interesting characters and ideas. Almost every game in this genre lives in the shadow of XCOM, but Mutant offers enough new ideas to set itself apart. The visual downgrade on the Switch version can be a little hard on the eye, but considering how this sacrifice has preserved the quality of the game within, we'd call that a worthy trade-off.

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8 / 10
Oct 25, 2019

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Deluxe Edition features a good balance between exploration and strategy and a simple but interesting plot - when all these factores come together, the result is a game that does a very laudable job at keeping the player interested. While a multiplayer mode would be more than welcome, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Deluxe Edition has enough qualities to be one of the best of its kind in the Nintendo Switch.

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Dec 11, 2018

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.

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