Top Critic Average
Fun turn based tactical shenanigans in a drab, simplistic wrapper.
Corruption 2029 is a mechanically proficient but disappointingly hollow take on the XCOM genre.
As many players of Mutant Year Zero observed, that game was largely a puzzle game with a small shootout at the end, and Corruption 2029’s structure is very much cut from the same cloth.
The fact is, the gameplay in Corruption is fun, and I enjoyed playing it.
Overall, it's a great game for the budget price tag that scratches a tactical shooter itch if you've played XCOM 100 times over and fancy something new.
Corruption 2029 might be set in a bleak future, but the only thing that looks bleak is the hope for something that's an improvement over Mutant Year Zero. Bland characters, a lack of map environments and weaponry, a streamlined approach to the campaign, and a barebones story that doesn't feel connected to previous offerings all combine to make Corruption 2029 a surprising release indeed. It's a surprise, to be sure, and not a welcome one at that.
Corruption 2029 is a mix made of exploration in real time and turn based combat. It has some good ideas, but it is very repetitive due to the same maps and uninspired missions.
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Corruption 2029 is a game that goes all-in on the tactical stealth formula and takes the players to a dystopian near-future of the second American Civil War. Fans of the genre will definitely have a lot to sink their teeth into, despite the game feeling like a glorified reskin that barely peeks from under XCOM's shadow.
Corruption 2029 has great gameplay and graphics but the writing and lore for the game felt rushed and underutilised. Missions and maps tend to be recycled making the game feel repetitive.
Corruption 2029 took the worst parts of Mutant Year Zero and left every good thing behind. Except for graphics. At least the game looks great.
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