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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: 28 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Dec 6, 2018
    90
    Mutant Year Zero's clever focus on stealth and pre-combat preparation reward your diligence, its turn-based combat encounters are complex, and they help bolster its all-encompassing post-apocalyptic atmosphere. It is a superb tactical combat campaign that you shouldn't let sneak past.
  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 9, 2018
    84
    Take a handful of XCOM, spice it with a pinch of classic roleplaying game and ad an unusual scenario – finished is lovingly crafted insider tip for tactics fans.
  4. Dec 4, 2018
    80
    Mutant Year Zero is a splendid romp through an apocalyptic world in which tactical stealth battles are the meat of the experience served with a deep, fascinating and carefully crafted world, inhabited by funny and interesting characters.
  5. Dec 6, 2018
    78
    This is a great action and strategy game, that has the potential to turn into one of the best of the genre. It doesn’t achieve this because some of its design issues, but it is, overall, a great experience.
  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: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  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 4, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love the humor and everything in this game. Only negative is that its a little too short. Expand
  3. Dec 5, 2018
    10
    this is the new fallout and has the potential to be the future Fallout 2, any negative review is from people who don't know how to play thisthis is the new fallout and has the potential to be the future Fallout 2, any negative review is from people who don't know how to play this game. also, it is not an AAA title and that's good so. Expand
  4. Dec 4, 2018
    9
    I spent a few hours with this last night, and am really enjoying it.
    It does what it says on the box. Realtime/turn-based combination, a
    I spent a few hours with this last night, and am really enjoying it.
    It does what it says on the box. Realtime/turn-based combination, a post-apocalyptic XCOM’ish adventure with scavenging and story. It sounds like it’s trying to do a lot, but it keeps things small. Start with only two characters. You thought XCOM:EU had squished numbers? MYZ is similar, and the simplicity of it makes it start very accessible.

    MYZ’s got oodles of atmosphere. And the controls and UI ‘just work’, doing what they’re meant to and being pretty intuitive. There’s no excessive hurdles around saving/loading. Save when you want. Load when you want. Save-scum if you want. (Haven’t tried it to see if the same action can get different results yet, just loaded after a tactical error to avoid wasting a medkit.) Brief loading screens between zones.

    Roam the overworld in a ‘How to Survive’ style isometric-view real-time exploration game, and enter turn-based combat mode whenever you want,
    similar to Fallouts 1-2. Collect glowy junk piles which require some exploration, sneak in the real-time mode to avoid circles of detection displayed around enemies, engage if you’ve scouted the area enough and think you know what you’re dealing with and can handle it. Go back to base to buy gear, add mods to your weapons, upgrade them, and collect missions, go back out again to complete the mission. I have yet to investigate if there’s any respawning to allow for farming – just following the story at the moment, because it’s simple but compelling enough.

    Voice acting isn’t the best, but it’s not terrible, either. Graphics, performance, environments, story, design… it’s all sitting squarely in the ‘pretty good’ range of quality. Not trying to do too much and succeeding is a refreshing thing from an AA title, instead of being very ambitious and failing (Elex et al).

    Looking forward to putting more hours into this. At its low price point, I've already got my money's worth.
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  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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