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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: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Dec 10, 2018
    80
    Unless you’re thoroughly sick to death of post-apocalyptia, you’ll find that Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a charming, entertaining outing; one that gives the turn-based combat genre a much needed shot in the arm.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 27, 2019
    80
    A must for genre lovers. [Issue#158, p.87]
  3. Dec 11, 2018
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Dec 17, 2018
    80
    A mixture of strategy and exploration... there's a combination you don't see every day. Some limitations with the audio form the only downside to this otherwise great adventure, that manages to convince with intuitive controls and a unique setting.
  5. Dec 19, 2018
    80
    Put turn-based strategy, stealth and RPG elements on a shaker and mix it all to create an enjoyable experience in a post-apocaliptic world with a challenging difficulty and its own identity. That's Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, a highly rewarding game for those who embrace its mechanics.
  6. 75
    A promising twist on turn-based strategy games, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is more than the sum of its parts. The addition of stealth and ambush mechanics to the familiar turn-based strategy formula, forces the player to think about their approach to combat in a new way. This "Tactical Adventure" is definitely worth the journey.
  7. Jan 3, 2019
    50
    Although it’s got some serious shortcomings, I would strongly encourage the developers to keep going in the direction that they’re going and to deepen and enhance what they’ve already built — this piece of work is absolutely headed in the right direction, it just hasn’t reached its destination yet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 4, 2018
    10
    Great turn based game with awesome humor. Only negative is that the game could be a little longer.
  2. Dec 9, 2018
    10
    Just have finished the game. It is great! Art is amazing, one of the best and funny characters ever. Great texts. But the main thing - it'sJust have finished the game. It is great! Art is amazing, one of the best and funny characters ever. Great texts. But the main thing - it's atmosphere, you really enjoy the journey & exploring. Game is short and no replayability, so I can't recommend it to everyone because of price, but for me is one of the best games for last few years.

    To be objective, some cons:
    - The only way win the battle on hard mode is exploiting save/load (interesting tactic battles is not about this game)
    - Stealth is very interesting feature, but why enemy always spot me even if I'm behind his back?
    - No way to earn extra cash so I can't buy more medkits and win the battle with healing instead of save/load
    - Actually just kick off the one who was responsible for battle balance & mechanics - battle balance as bad as good the art
    - Super easy fix the game: just let sell unused grenades & mods
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  3. Dec 19, 2018
    9
    I am a massive lover of X-Coms gameplay, but the story never clicked with me. Mutant Year Zero is very much the same X-Com gameplay with aI am a massive lover of X-Coms gameplay, but the story never clicked with me. Mutant Year Zero is very much the same X-Com gameplay with a story and characters with personality. I loved the characters, design, gameplay, and story progression. It is an incredibly difficult game as well but due to its limited length that didn't bother me.

    Also, its priced to sell at USD 35.00 which reflects the contents of the game spectacularly. Big publishers could learn a thing or two from this game. If you release a game with limited modes and content give us a fair price point with the option of paid DLC, not USD 60.00 and then if you want a mode it is locked behind a pay wall or "season pass".

    TL: DR

    PROS
    • Great Story
    • Interesting Characters
    • Addictive Gameplay
    • Beautiful Artwork
    • Priced to Sell
    • Lots of room for additional content

    CONS
    • Short Campaign
    • Can be overly tricky at first (especially regarding med kits)
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  4. Dec 18, 2018
    9
    This game is fantastic. If you enjoy turn based strategy you should really give this game a try. It stands out from many other turn basedThis game is fantastic. If you enjoy turn based strategy you should really give this game a try. It stands out from many other turn based games by pushing stealth and scouting locations to the forefront. Many reviews are saying this game is "too hard" and dropping the scores for that reason. I think players are finding it too hard because they are just trying to play every encounter like a Mario + Rabbids or XCOM. You really need to scout the locations and try to pick off single enemies silently THEN take on the groups you can't kill silently. Also you don't HAVE to kill everyone right away. If there is a group of bad guys that you can't take out right now just sneak around them and come back for them later. (You'll want to come back later to make sure you find all the items and loot littered around the environments.
    The ONLY reasons i'm not giving this game a perfect score are:
    It was too short. (I'm playing again on HARD mode to get more time with the title though)
    It DOES have a few bugs here and there but none that actually affected game play or broke anything.
    Please don't sleep on this tittle. If you think you might like it throw the team some money and give it a try. ($35 )
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  5. Jan 19, 2019
    9
    It's a long time ago i even wrote a review about a game but i needed to write one now! The trailer peaked my interest somewhat time ago, and iIt's a long time ago i even wrote a review about a game but i needed to write one now! The trailer peaked my interest somewhat time ago, and i must say (i just started the game) i felt the need to write even just after buying and starting. If you indeed want Turn based strategy/story games (Jagged Alliance, Gorky 17 and more recent xcom 1&2) BUY THIS ONE. From other reviews read it was short so hopefully they bring out more DLC!

    Graphics : very good
    Voices : very good
    Gameplay : very good

    Only because of "hear say" short campain i give a 9 otherwise a definate 10
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  6. Dec 16, 2018
    9
    Excellent game, a good mix of exploration and tactical shooter. Love the characters and dialogue. Only got 9/10 as there’s no co-op (yet?)Excellent game, a good mix of exploration and tactical shooter. Love the characters and dialogue. Only got 9/10 as there’s no co-op (yet?) Definitely reccomend this soon to be classic. Expand
  7. Dec 13, 2018
    8
    If you enjoy games like XCOM or Divinity this is for you. I bought this game because this genre is one of my favourites and the game play drewIf you enjoy games like XCOM or Divinity this is for you. I bought this game because this genre is one of my favourites and the game play drew me in. I was then pleasantly surprised by the quality of the story, They do a great job of immersing you into their world, with clues spread throughout the game to help you understand what happened to the people that came before. i would suggest to get the most out of the game to play it on the hardest difficulty, it really made me think through my encounters and was a much more rewarding experience. the only down side is its length but the price point fairly reflects that. Expand

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