Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Reviews

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2019

Mutant Year Zero is yet another example of the ongoing debate between portability and performance. The graphical difference between the Switch and PC versions can't be understated; the lack of detail has a marked impact on the overall experience. Having said that, the amount of time you could easily sink into this amazing tactical-RPG could be significant, and so maybe the graphical sacrifice is worth being able to play on-the-go. While Mutant Year Zero may be best played on its original platform, I would still recommend this version to anyone wanting to play on Switch.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2018

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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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a nice mixture of tactical turn based combat with good story and characters that made a valuable game. Various gameplay elements, deep combat system, unpredictable AI, special art style and atmosphere and beautiful music are the good aspects of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. But also there are issues like unbalance in combat system in some parts, weak level design, repetitive locations and unbalance between stealth and combat parts. If you are looking for a valuable tactical adventure game with deep combat system, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden would be a good choice for you to try.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2018

With an emphasis on stealth and a healthy dose of absurdity, Mutant Year Zero is a unique take on the XCOM formula that is as challenging as it is engaging.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

Whether or not this stance too critical of the deep and well-executed combat, well, who the duck knows? If the idea of a hardcore XCOM-like experience in a post-apocalyptic mutant world sounds enticing, then, hey, this is essential.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

With decent production values, interesting characters, visceral and demanding battles, and great writing, Mutant Year Zero is a game that is easy to recommend to those looking for a unique genre mashup in a fun, if not a bit overdone, setting. Playing on normal difficulty will require you to think a bit more tactically than that you're probably used to and it may cause some aggravation, but getting through the battles and progressing through the game is worth it.

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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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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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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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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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7.7 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

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.

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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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79 / 100
Dec 3, 2018

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.

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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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8 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2019

Road To Eden is a fantastic addition to the turn-based genre. A unique world with an unusual lineup of characters will capture your interest and keep you enjoying things until the very end. While the combat can get boring and repetitive, the story and other aspects of the game keep you engaged and prevent you getting sick of it too easily. This franchise has a very promising future.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Mutant Year Zero was an entertaining strategy game. While it has some issues, they don't take away from the experience the game provides.

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8 / 10
Jan 24, 2019

"Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a clever little game filled with atmosphere that made me greedy for more of it. Its linear story and lack of random encounters means that its pleasures are rather finite. Sure, you can take a crack at a harder difficulty or turn on permadeath, but that’s about it as far as replay value goes."

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8 / 10.0
Jan 2, 2019

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.

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Dec 4, 2018

Mutant Year Zero injects its post-apocalyptic world with winning characters and a perfected, yet difficult approach to tactical and stealth combat.

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