Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Reviews
An emphasis on stealth, scouting, and ambushing give Mutant Year Zero's tactical combat a thrilling spin.
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 is a compelling and enjoyable blend of exploration and tactical combat that will keep you playing day after day.
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.
Review in Russian | Read full review
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 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…
Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden has tried to take a fresh and creative turn in the style of turn-based strategy games and the results have been fantastic. Although there are some minor issues with the gaming experience, clever gameplay and a well-crafted narrative of the game keep us going. What the future holds for this game and the experiences that The Bearded Ladies Studios have gained in the process is wait to be seen.
Review in Persian | Read full review
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.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Mutant Year Zero Road to Eden is a fun, engaging experience, great to pick up and play for seasoned RPG veterans or newer fans of the genre.
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
A unique, good-looking, intense experience that's more than worthy of existing in the same genre as an illustrious classic like XCOM.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a charming, fun and well-made game with plenty of humor and excellent gameplay. It's an example of how you can expand on a tried-and-true formula in a way that makes it distinctive and exciting. The only thing that drags it down are some bugs and occasional difficulty spikes that feel more frustrating than fun. If you're a fan of XCOM-style games but want a new approach, you should absolutely try MYZ, which is one of the best surprises of the year.
If you want a good looking and challenging tactical game with a twist, as well as solid voice acting and an interesting story, then Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a game that is going to scratch all of those itches. I was surprised by the high quality of the game, as well as by its addictive gameplay cycle. Will you visit that extra area on the north side in hopes of finding an artifact or two to unlock some extra boosts? Or perhaps you should call it a day and go back to the Ark to level up a weapon or two so that you can deal that extra point of damage that will make a world of difference? Choose wisely!
The solid combat system, interesting setting and great voice acting, merge into an appealing formula that the alchemists at The Bearded Ladies unexpectedly discovered while experimenting with various concoctions.