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  • Summary: Welcome to 1980’s Sweden. The local population has disappeared, and hostile machines roam the streets. Explore the open world to unravel the mystery, perfect your fighting strategies, and prepare to strike back. Play alone or together with up to three friends, as you discover ways to defeat Welcome to 1980’s Sweden. The local population has disappeared, and hostile machines roam the streets. Explore the open world to unravel the mystery, perfect your fighting strategies, and prepare to strike back. Play alone or together with up to three friends, as you discover ways to defeat the invaders. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 9 out of 29
  1. Apr 5, 2019
    80
    Generation Zero could probably be best described as an unpolished gem. If a second part is going to be made (and I sincerely hope that’s happening), I’m sure that it’s going to be much better and better focused. Until then, if you're playing Generation Zero in a single player or with other people, you’re in for a treat. You’re going to experience something unique, and that in itself is valuable.
  2. Game World Navigator Magazine
    May 15, 2019
    69
    Generation Zero was designed with co-op in mind, but it lacks basic quality of life features, like dedicated servers, ignore list for matchmaking and even something as vital as integrated voice chat. [Issue#237, p.50]
  3. Apr 1, 2019
    61
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Mar 25, 2019
    50
    The basic approach of Generation Zero is quite appealing, unfortunately the execution lacks finesse. The world is too big, too generic, too lifeless. The story and missions feel trivial and the numerous bugs and glitches ruin the last bit of fun.
  5. May 26, 2019
    50
    Three hours in, and Generation Zero is running on fumes. It will take you 30 hours to get to the end of this story, but what's the point? This game is just as dead as everyone in the alt-dimensional Sweden.
  6. Mar 31, 2019
    45
    Generation Zero stumbles on its own concept et never achieves to find balance between shooter and survival. Repetitive and dull, it does have some ideas but they don’t have enough impact to hide all the flaws.
  7. Apr 2, 2019
    20
    Generation Zero is a beautiful, broken, and boring jog through 1980s Sweden with a side of stealth and robots.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 29
  2. Negative: 11 out of 29
  1. Aug 22, 2019
    10
    Great game. The only thing wrong with it was that they released it way too early. I haven't encountered any bugs because most of them haveGreat game. The only thing wrong with it was that they released it way too early. I haven't encountered any bugs because most of them have been fixed, and this game is by far NOT empty. In fact, i'd say BOTW is more empty than this. It's overall a great game, that's best played with friends, but it's still fine single player (which is what i'm playing). Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2019
    10
    My friend recommend the game to me and for once I decided to take him for his word and buy the game.
    In Generation Zero, I found the combat
    My friend recommend the game to me and for once I decided to take him for his word and buy the game.
    In Generation Zero, I found the combat to have solid depth with the added tactical elements no fight ever feel repetitive.
    There is a vast and beautiful open world to explore with a great deal of variation in the landscape.
    Great game in my opinion.
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  3. Mar 26, 2019
    10
    Great graphics and fun gameplay, solid launch from Avalanche. Love the co-op features as well as solo.
  4. Mar 28, 2019
    7
    There's something almost refreshing about the stark simplicity of GZ. You have a beautifully rendered countryside, a limited number of enemyThere's something almost refreshing about the stark simplicity of GZ. You have a beautifully rendered countryside, a limited number of enemy types and no waypoint markers to help you. You're not weighed down with "quests" and set pieces to move the story along. The "story" is really you trying to survive.

    Is this enough for you? Only you can answer that. If you need frenetic, crowded multiplayer action, the quiet, tense atmosphere here may not appeal to you. More or less, this game feels like you walking around trying to survive. I like that. It's got plenty of imperfections - houses don't really feel "lived in" and start to all feel the same, more robot types would've been nice, maybe some roving bands of rogue humans?

    So, repetitive? Yes. But i appreciate what they went for with this game and perhaps the overall vision will be fleshed out more in future expansions or updates. As it stands, GZ is an engaging, tense game that can be a bit of a slog, but I think they were setting an atmosphere, and in that regard they were successful, and I find that atmosphere worthwhile, interesting and fun.
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  5. May 2, 2020
    5
    Nice graphic style, but absolutely stupid AI that could see and shoot you through the walls, you could just connect the player that has openedNice graphic style, but absolutely stupid AI that could see and shoot you through the walls, you could just connect the player that has opened all spots on map and use fast travel to find new areas.
    Spawn spots and mechanic is broken.
    Not worth it. At least now.
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  6. Mar 26, 2019
    2
    Nice graphics, but the gameplay... As if the developers did not test their open world game. Repetitive, broken AI, boring combat against bots,Nice graphics, but the gameplay... As if the developers did not test their open world game. Repetitive, broken AI, boring combat against bots, and most importantly: No rewarding gameplay. You literally get tons of equipment and items very early. Random house, random loot, random quest, random enemy. It is worth $5 perhaps, unfortunately. Expand
  7. Apr 18, 2019
    0
    U need more details than that?
    - Mainquest bugged and sometimes cant be completed
    - Sidequests bugged too and very often cant be completed
    U need more details than that?
    - Mainquest bugged and sometimes cant be completed
    - Sidequests bugged too and very often cant be completed either
    - All houses are copy/paste and look the same
    - Big map with no purpose
    - Only 6 Robots which spawn every now and then but are boring to fight except one
    - No real goal in this game
    - No rewarding if you complete quests or kill robots
    - After 2-5 hours of play you have seen 90% of the game
    - New patch makes systems crash more than before or not even start the game
    - Mods on the forum will delete negative posts or threads entirely if they reveal anger and frustration with the game too much!

    No mans sky - Ripoff to save the company
    Atlas - Ripoff cause greedy company
    Fallout 76 - Ripoff cause Bethesda

    Generation Zero - Ripoff......
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