Top Critic Average
Generation Zero is an empty, meandering and completely boring experience.
You have to give Avalanche Studios props for crafting a very interesting world, but their efforts weren't quite enough. Right now, there's just no reason to play Generation Zero, but once it gets fixed and tweaked a bit, it could be worth trying
Review in Czech | Read full review
If you miss the ’80s then Generation Zero may be the game for you, personally though I thought it was an odd choice for this style of game. It truly was a beautiful looking game which has been dragged down by the poor gameplay. Maybe if the map was smaller and more condensed then it would have appealed to me more, as well as not being as tedious and boring with the vast open nothingness.
Generation Zero is a tragic story of mislaid potential and promise. The setting is unique and the game had potential to be a very memorable game, but unfortunately it fails to deliver anything meaningful.
Generation Zero is beautiful to look at but it's far too buggy and repetitive to be entertaining.
At the end of the day, I will gladly call ‘Generation Zero’ a good game. It brings new elements and ideas together in a unique setting that hasn’t been seen before. However, the game’s point of difference is also its biggest downfall due to a lack of consistency across all elements of gameplay.
On the whole I enjoyed my Swedish adventure with Generation Zero, as this kind of shooter that involves stealth and strategy over gung-ho firepower is more my kind of thing.
Periodically beautiful yet consistently broken, Generation Zero's brand of monotonous, sterile and bug-riddled open-world first-person shooting is something that you should avoid at all costs.
I love the ideas that Avalanche brought to the table and there are moments where Generation Zero gets it right. The emptiness of the large world might annoy me because it feels superfluous, but it does create a sense of isolation which mixes nicely with the roaming bands of robots to create a tense atmosphere, at least for the first hour or two. I also enjoyed the more careful approach to combat, the fantastic robot designs and teaming up with friends or even random players. Sadly, though, the core mechanics of stealth, shooting and looting didn’t click with me. Yet, I’d still like to see a sequel because there’s some great potential on show in Generation Zero.
When I first read the premise of Generation Zero I was intrigued and before I even loaded the game up for the first time I was excited. I wanted to like this game. Unfortunately, the game quickly falls into a beautiful void of its own making.