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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: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  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. Aug 18, 2020
    10
    GREAT game, I really loved the premise of strategy and great scenarios, a good story very different from any others that exist.
  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. Jun 19, 2019
    9
    I loved Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden. It was awesome I love the mechanics and how the graphics look as well, awesome job guys!
  6. Oct 15, 2020
    8
    Albeit a relatively short game, it exceeded my expectations. I went in with low expectations noticing the sparce feeling the environments canAlbeit a relatively short game, it exceeded my expectations. I went in with low expectations noticing the sparce feeling the environments can give, but soon the gameplay and feel took over my takeaway from playing the game. As someone who really enjoyed XCOM2, Mutant year zero definitely filled some holes missing in that experience. The feeling of sneaking around and chipping away at how you would like to approach and when you approach a situation is very satisfying. This game is simple. It is lacking in some ways, but despite that it is still a very overlooked, and extremely memorable game in my experience. Expand
  7. Jan 14, 2020
    0
    Unfortunately a game from the a company with the worst support ever, in my experience it can take years to get at least a decent answerUnfortunately a game from the a company with the worst support ever, in my experience it can take years to get at least a decent answer without resolution. I highly discourage buying any product from them. Expand

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