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Generation Zero

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Based on 63 critic reviews
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Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 26, 2019
Xbox OneMar 26, 2019
PCMar 26, 2019
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Publisher: Avalanche Studios

Genre: Action

Welcome to 1980’s Sweden. The local population has gone missing, and machines of unknown origin roam the streets. Explore this vast open world to unravel the mystery of the invaders, perfect your fighting strategies and prepare to strike back. In Generation Zero, living is winning. Survive in a Hostile Open World: Take on missions and challenges throughout the open world to unravel more of the mystery, while scavenging for weapons and supplies to help you stay alive FEATURES: Get Ready. Then Fight Back: Tactically combine weapons, skills and equipment, to lure, cripple, and destroy your enemies. 1-4 Player Seamless Multiplayer: Play alone, or team-up with up to three friends as you collaborate and combine your unique skills to take down enemies. Stealth and Strategy. Co-Operate to Live: Some enemies are too powerful to attack head-on, which is when you should adopt stealth tactics by moving silently, exploiting the enemy’s senses and using the environment to your advantage. 1980’s Nostalgia: Among the loot, you will find outfits and hairstyles to recreate your favorite 1980s style to take on the machines in style.

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No Recommendation / Blank

A moody shooter undermined by a lack of polish and purpose.

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Menacing robots, a gorgeous world, and an intriguing premise, but ultimately too minimalist for its own good.

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Generation Zero is a buggy and poorly designed open-world co-op shooter that tragically squanders its distinctive setting.

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A barrage of technical issues and poor design brings the promising thrills of Generation Zero's concept to a screeching halt

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2.5 / 5.0
*review for version 1.3 Set in the glorious years of the 80s, Generation Zero is a first-person shooter about a teen douchebag whose fishing trip is interrupted by a missile strike and got stranded on a large Swedish landmass. Soon enough, he finds the nearby town uninhabited, seemingly all killed off by some nefarious force. Turns out, massive hordes of robots invaded the

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Generation Zero Gets Major Anniversary Update Today

Generation Zero Gets Major Anniversary Update Today

Generation Zero, the co-op open-world survival game about a robot uprising, has received a major update today with its anniversary patch.

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