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  • Summary: Experience an explosive game of cat and mouse set in a vast open world - rendered with the award-winning Apex game engine. Experience an explosive game of cat and mouse set in a vast open world. In this reimagining of 1980’s Sweden, hostile machines have invaded the serene countryside, andExperience an explosive game of cat and mouse set in a vast open world - rendered with the award-winning Apex game engine. Experience an explosive game of cat and mouse set in a vast open world. In this reimagining of 1980’s Sweden, hostile machines have invaded the serene countryside, and you need to fight back while unraveling the mystery of what is really going on. By utilizing battle-tested guerilla tactics, you’ll be able to lure, cripple, or destroy enemies in intense, creative sandbox skirmishes. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 12 out of 21
  1. Apr 9, 2019
    70
    The nostalgia is strong in Generation Zero, both in and outside, and Avalanche Studios has more or less successfully bet on it. It worked for me even though I know it won’t necessarily work for everyone. Still, if you’re looking for something that does considerably less than most of those shiny games out there but at the same time has more integrity while doing so, Generation Zero might just be up your alley, although it’s a true niche title if there ever was one. To sum the game up, it’s like an 80’s Volvo; boxy but good.
  2. 65
    The gameplay loop of loot, shoot, and run all feels good, and I’d like to see more story added to the game. Also, it would be great if there were more machines, more weapons, and proper difficulty scaling for players who want to play by themselves. Above all, the world is just too big.
  3. 60
    I find Generation Zero to have an interesting, stealthy core that sadly is undermined by a somewhat empty world. The technical issues might lead some to hold off and I do hope Avalanche keep supporting this blueprint. There is an appeal to this that does want me to return, providing something more is on the horizon.
  4. 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.
  5. Apr 3, 2019
    36
    I wanted to like this so badly and was truly excited for it. I hate to say this but it is a waste of your time and money. Give this one a miss.
  6. Apr 29, 2019
    33
    If you’re the sort of person who enjoys aimless wandering but doesn’t like the idea of getting up off the couch and actually doing it, then you might be in luck here. Otherwise, don’t bother, because it’s absolutely not worth it.
  7. May 10, 2019
    20
    Coming from seasoned developers who’ve turned out great games like Just Cause and Mad Max, the quality of this brand-new IP is incredibly disappointing. I hope that it continues to be patched and improved, because the current state of affairs can’t possibly showcase the vision Avalanche must have originally intended.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 8 out of 28
  1. Oct 22, 2019
    10
    Absolutely love this game. Yes there's some bugs in the game but their working on it.
  2. Dec 22, 2019
    9
    Bad at first release, great now. Sound, soundtrack, graphics, great survival story and gameplay make this a must buy this holiday season. ItBad at first release, great now. Sound, soundtrack, graphics, great survival story and gameplay make this a must buy this holiday season. It is definitely worth 30 so 18 is a steal. Just watch some streams and chat with players, you'll see. Tense moments and brilliant ai...love it! It's not easy but it's worth it. Expand
  3. Jul 12, 2019
    8
    Surprisingly good and very fun as of 1.08 update. Machines are tough to beat, there is just barely enough rifle ammo, and traps/distractionsSurprisingly good and very fun as of 1.08 update. Machines are tough to beat, there is just barely enough rifle ammo, and traps/distractions are the best way to take out groups.

    The game drops you into retro Sweden and tasks you with figuring out what happened. There is no hand holding, it's up to you to figure out the story and tactics for defeating machines. Gunplay and stealth mechanics are similar to the Far Cry series, but with ammo scarcity and cache looting reminiscent of a survival game. Graphics are great, with a day/night cycle and weather effects. There are bicycles, but no other operable vehicles, and honestly you're better off on foot.

    I've encountered some bugs like constantly respawning enemies and occasionally getting stuck in the map geometry, but I haven't had to close or restart the game since I started it up the first time.

    I would recommend this game to players looking for a singleplayer challenge. I've yet to try multiplayer and likely never will.
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  4. Apr 21, 2019
    6
    The first impression of the game is really mind blowing, I love this kind of Stranger Things vibe that you are feeling. The graphics areThe first impression of the game is really mind blowing, I love this kind of Stranger Things vibe that you are feeling. The graphics are really good for such a big open world game, specially the light effects.

    BUT! But the longer you are playing this game, you are getting more disappointed of the imput they put into the game. Bad storytelling, houses look the same from the inside, stupid KI, and a whole bunch of bugs.

    I would give this game a 10 out of 10 when they finally fix the quests, fix the enemy KI, add vehicles, and more loot variations.

    The game is not yet finished and you know that dear Avalanche Studios.
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  5. Mar 27, 2020
    4
    Yeah not that much good I can say about Thai game like there’s not much to do in this open world game it’s not fun the game itself is justYeah not that much good I can say about Thai game like there’s not much to do in this open world game it’s not fun the game itself is just stupid searching for equipment is hard the skills are bad I can go on and on I was so excited about this game then as soon as I got it I was disappointed Expand
  6. Nov 30, 2021
    0
    a pathetic excuse for a game, first off don't bother playing this solo it's impossible which means yet another game that brain dead devsa pathetic excuse for a game, first off don't bother playing this solo it's impossible which means yet another game that brain dead devs thought should be online only, if you don't want to play this with people too bad they made it to force you online. absolutely pathetic Expand

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