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  • Summary: A tactical adventure game combining the turn-based combat of XCOM with story, exploration, stealth, and strategy. Take control of a team of Mutants navigating a post-human Earth. Created by a team including former HITMAN leads and the designer of PAYDAY.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Dec 17, 2018
    90
    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is an exceptional take on the tactical RPG and the addition of a stealth system certainly sets it apart from the crowd. Both genres blend together in a way that’s satisfying, challenging and well designed, while an engaging and well-written narrative drives the player forward. The difficulty might be an issue for those new to the genre, but for those seasoned in turn-based tactics, this is an absolute must buy.
  2. Dec 6, 2018
    85
    People are so used to specific styles of turn-based strategy that the way Mutant Year Zero approaches things may seem too different, potentially scaring off fans of the genre as well as newcomers. That being said, there is a lot to like between the polish of the game’s world-building, the genuinely unique approach to encounters, and the flexibility of each character’s skills. If you’re not afraid of a little challenge and are looking for a strategy title that oozes charm, then you may want to dip a toe in the Zone with Dux and Bormin.
  3. Dec 4, 2018
    81
    While it lasts, Mutant Year Zero is a tense, absorbing and atmospheric new member of the XCOM family. I suppose wanting more of it is a good problem to have.
  4. Dec 4, 2018
    80
    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden provides an exciting take on the strategy RPG genre. Fans of X-COM or similar games shouldn’t skip this one.
  5. Dec 13, 2018
    80
    Mutant Year Zero is a great turn-based strategy game with a fresh component of stealth and real-time exploration. A different and original approach to the genre.
  6. Dec 5, 2018
    75
    With better skill progression, a better take on combat hit percentages (like, removing them and relying on other methods to determine hits), a bit more originality, and a bit less linearity, Mutant Year Zero would have been an easy recommendation to just about anyone. Still, it’s a game that I really enjoyed and hope to see future content for. If you like tactical battles, RPG mechanics, and weird universes, you should definitely check this one out.
  7. Dec 4, 2018
    50
    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden feels entirely spread too thin. Without much depth to its name, it remains a unique setting devoid of personality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Dec 4, 2018
    10
    Great game! love the DUX, Game of the Year potential. Didnt think i would like turn based combat but they have managed to make it in a wayGreat game! love the DUX, Game of the Year potential. Didnt think i would like turn based combat but they have managed to make it in a way that is just pure awesomeness. Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2018
    10
    It's hardcore one with linear gameplay. It was a miracle, that I Finished it for 15 hrs (2nd lvl of difficulty).
    Nostalgic wind of
    It's hardcore one with linear gameplay. It was a miracle, that I Finished it for 15 hrs (2nd lvl of difficulty).
    Nostalgic wind of Fallout/Wasteland, Gorky 17 and of course, X-Com series.

    NOT FOR CASUAL GAMERS LIKE YOU!!!
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  3. Dec 6, 2018
    10
    Best tactical turnbased shooter so far.
    Would really be a bonus if they had coop play like Divinity Sin but as a single player game this gets 10/10
  4. Dec 17, 2018
    9
    Good game so far. Compared to XCOM2 it doesnt have randomly generated levels so replay value would be reduced but therefore the levels areGood game so far. Compared to XCOM2 it doesnt have randomly generated levels so replay value would be reduced but therefore the levels are lovely designed but small, they are interconnected via fast traveling. And also unlike XCOM2 there is no difficulty adjustment of the enemys strength against your party. So once you get to the ark and get your first assignment to investigate for the ingeneer you wont be able to proceed at certain places unless you backtrack and kill weaker enemys to level up. I recommend this game. Expand
  5. Dec 5, 2018
    9
    Great game to get your tactical turn based fix with a bit of stealth and exploration thrown in. I loved the art style and creature design. TheGreat game to get your tactical turn based fix with a bit of stealth and exploration thrown in. I loved the art style and creature design. The voice acting and script wasn't exactly top shelf but immersive enough not to be distracting. Loved the mutation (skill) tree but a little variation across characters would have been better. Loot was good if somewhat limited ..getting the third version of the same weapon after a really hard fight was a bit disheartening.Story moved the game forward even if it was a bit cookie cutter.

    Otherwise loved it for what it is... can't wait for the sequel/ expansion (finished it in three sittings ).
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  6. Dec 13, 2018
    8
    This game is SHORT. Maybe 20 hours at most. It ends just as it is getting started.
  7. Dec 9, 2018
    3
    Very nice setting, nice graphics, it will be a decent "X-COM meets Fallout" if not for the fact that the game does not explains anything toVery nice setting, nice graphics, it will be a decent "X-COM meets Fallout" if not for the fact that the game does not explains anything to you. It just throws you out there without any secondary quests, without guidance in a very heavy RPG experience and very, very difficult. Sorry, but two lines of a voice line is not enough to explain anything.

    I just end up desmotivated, without understanding what the hell I'm doing in a middle of a combat. Who are this guys? Why they hate me so much again? Why the dogs don't attack them, only me? Why people are doing what they are doing, why I'm hearing stuff in my head... Also, character development. There's the whinny duck, the whinny pig and the whinny girl. They all seem as unmotivated as me for doing their quest. I don't understand why they are friends, why they are doing what they are doing...

    Difficult turn combat and stealth focus is nice, at the begginng, but I need some stuff, some dialogue some LORE to keep going. And a RPG without enough LORE or story development... It's not RPG at all. It's just a hardcore stealth and turn combat, which is not even that hardcore once you learned how to kill people in stealth.

    At least it's free with XBOX game pass, I guess, so if you have the console you can try it out and see for yourself, but... I'm going back to Wasteland 2, much, much better that this.
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