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.
Review in Italian | Read full review
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.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Corruption 2029 is a competent tactical game that leaves you wishing it had spent just a little more time in development.
Is Corruption 2029 worth picking up then on the Epic Games Store? Yes and no as it’s relatively cheap for under £16. Fans of Mutant Year Zero will find this familiar ground and lap-up the change of difficulty. Tactical fans who like XCOM etc. might find it interesting to play. Anyone else looking-in will find a game that excites and frustrates in equal measure.
Corruption 2029 feels like a straight to VHS sequel. Zoomed out it looks like what you’d expect the studio to do next, albeit with a different theme and fewer talking ducks. But there is no soul, no justification for the game’s existence, and numerous moments where it feels actively inferior to a game that came out two years ago.
In my opinion, if players are looking for a game that shows aggro radius, allows time to set up their positions, and very little penalty when losing squad members, then this is the game for you! It’s not as tactically challenging as others in its genre and I find that it is a great place to start. In short, while I had my issues with Corruption 2029, I think the overall game is worth a 7.5 out of 10.
There are some foundations of a good game here, but the characters could be better fleshed out, and the game could offer more incentive for the player to keep progressing in the form of a more compelling plot, more character growth, and more varied missions and mechanics.
Corruption 2029 - This game is difficult to judge - there are some issues with Corruption 2029. Mutant Year Zero, previous game from Swedes, was a much longer piece of code with a better history and a more extensive character development system. However, there is no doubt that most players enjoying Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will also be happy with Corruption 2029.
Review in Polish | Read full review
“Corruption 2029 has it’s moments, but ultimately fails to live up the quality of Mutant Year Zero”
Corruption 2099 mixes tactical RPG action with the stealth genre.
Corruption 2029 is a tactical RPG that requires players to take their time during encounters. Meticulous planning and strategy are vital to overcoming enemies, but it’s this speed of gameplay that might deter fans of more in-your-face approaches to combat.
We are facing a very continuous proposal by The Bearded Ladies after Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. Those who enjoyed that title will find a very recognizable type of game that will present new challenges. Unfortunately, the repetition of enemies and scenarios slightly tarnishes a title with a remarkable base.
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