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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: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. Dec 20, 2019
    10
    DIGNITIES:
    it is a pity that the short) game went, it would not be bad to add a workshop mods, the game would be livelier
    DISADVANTAGES:
    DIGNITIES:
    it is a pity that the short) game went, it would not be bad to add a workshop mods, the game would be livelier
    DISADVANTAGES:
    Cons the World is striking in size, and sometimes emptiness. When you run on an empty field, creeps the feeling that the gameplay is artificially stretched.
    I learned about the new product from Avalanche. From the very beginning I realized that this is a simple, almost budget project, but cool.
    The exit was waiting.
    The game came out, collected its average scores and went a bit past me. Although I love such here is AA-releases.
    And now I managed to play on a free weekend, even with a friend. It was a fun experience. Graphics in place, optimization too. As least launch on ultras was able even I, with my something a bucket. Apex Engine is cool. Mountain landscapes, forests, rivers are very beautiful. It should have been called "Sweden Engine", and this game is promoted as a technodemku engine.
    The world is striking in size, and sometimes emptiness. When you run on an empty field, creeps the feeling that the gameplay is artificially stretched. And when on the same field you run for / from robots, everything falls into place. Wide locations promote and defections, and ambushes, and sniper shooting and all that. All this in the game is, implemented normally. Small guns first, then catches the gun, then it is a problem to find ammo, then go to bigger guns, and then one finds a RPG and does not want to share. That's greedy PI... roegnik. Take care of the shells to RPG, by the way.
    Loot in the game fun. On the initial location of lot lot, then it sharply enough, and to find the good stuff, will have to run in invisible places and side quests. Then the meat starts, the enemies die in packs, spent a clip, found two, johnny shot through the legs, someone, resnite, I ran out of adrenaline.
    The enemies are also different: in the beginning you need to fight in robotami, then they become more and the situation hotter. Then there are ticks, then hunters, all sorts of walking dudes, and a few bosses still. And if the alarm is raised-you can shoot with enemies for a long time. Really a long time. Even at the level that we got for their 5-10 hours in the game, you can specifically get stuck. Perhaps, because near was boss, but were shooting we with them half an hour of exercise, all patrons squandered, almost all killed, and then boss simply is gone(
    What an atmosphere. She's cool. There are a lot of sounds, some invisible animation effects. You get into the game and you don't want to go out. And then I with friend in another settlement killed all enemies, went through field, killed there all enemies, rightly move on a new island (when open map, to watch on its progress, don, that you, of course, cleaned up 2 Islands, but in scale the entire maps this at all nothing. And here we go to the next location, again we see the Church, and then we hear a loud tramp. Slow. I pull out my binoculars and see a giant in the distance. That. From the cover. It's slow, it's heavy, and it's really huge. Spoiler: he's dangerous. We have already got some skills by the time guns heavy score, but mentally was not ready for such a meeting.
    We decided to attack.
    Health he well up the wazoo, fired from different angles, beitili, chakali, how much HP, avoided him, hiding in the shelter. He once hit-raises all the Windows. The second time will hit - maybe to knock him down. It is slow, even a little predictable, but it is a real giant robot, exactly as it can be imagined. The battle with him is a test of speed, accuracy and agility. And victory is victory. Best prize. Deserved award.
    And also in the game there is some pumping, and we found a couple of bugs, in General, nothing critical, everything is solvable.
    In General, if if excess money and although would 1 each-recommend
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  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. Apr 24, 2019
    7
    This game is likely the sleeper hit of the year and certainly the best I have played so far. It's a refreshingly different take on theThis game is likely the sleeper hit of the year and certainly the best I have played so far. It's a refreshingly different take on the post-apocalyptic scenario with robots instead of zombies (thank goodness). Some people have said GZ is boring and repetitive but to me it's like an atmospheric movie that takes it's time to draw you in instead of providing cheap thrills.

    THE PROS:

    • no zombies
    • no gratuitous bloody violence
    • no boring exposition or corny dialogue
    • tense and enthralling atmosphere
    • gorgeous graphics (using ReShade filters)
    • big, open and detailed world
    • realistic weather and time of day effects
    • brilliant sound design (particularly for the guns and explosions)

    THE CONS:

    • blurred graphics (out of the box)
    • repeated overuse of assets (many cars and buildings are identical)
    • too few weapon types
    • too few enemy types
    • no save points (you are constantly forced to retread the same ground)

    I'd like to give the game a higher score but it is still incredibly buggy with the biggest gripe for me being the fuzzy graphics. Applying ReShade filters and then antialiasing tweaks in the Nvidia Control Panel mostly fixes the problem but these measures shouldn't be necessary. How the game was released in this condition is beyond me. Until this and other problems are fixed it will continue to get bad reviews.
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  5. Apr 9, 2019
    4
    With Generation Zero, Avalanche tried to build an enormous playground (as they always do) but the twist? There is nothing in that playgroundWith Generation Zero, Avalanche tried to build an enormous playground (as they always do) but the twist? There is nothing in that playground worth playing. Expand
  6. Mar 27, 2019
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Gameplay is dead.
    Empty world.
    No quests, like real quests.
    "Go to the military base ".
    THats the quest.
    Or - check that place . Thats quest.
    Go there,, kill some dumb robots, get more ammo, proceed. Unbeliveable. DONT BUY THIS - ITS STILl ALPHA.
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  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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