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  • Summary: Biomutant is an open-word, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG, with a unique martial arts styled combat system allowing you to mix melee, shooting and mutant ability action.

    Your actions play a major part in the unfolding of a story where End is coming to the New World. A plague is ruining
    Biomutant is an open-word, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG, with a unique martial arts styled combat system allowing you to mix melee, shooting and mutant ability action.

    Your actions play a major part in the unfolding of a story where End is coming to the New World. A plague is ruining the land and the Tree-of-Life is bleeding death from its roots. The Tribes stand divided, in need of someone strong enough to unite them or bring them all down...
    Although you are guided through the world by a Storyteller that narrates every step of your journey, it's your actions and choices that'll decide how your story of survival ends.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 80
    Certainly representing the definitive version of the flawed but ultimately enjoyable Biomutant on PlayStation consoles, Biomutant's PS5 debut largely erases the performance issues and instability that plagued the PS4 version of the game, delivering a handsomely made open-world adventure that can be enjoyed by gamers of all ages.
  2. 80
    Biomutant remains a slow burner. It took a while to get its hooks into us, but it sure did. It's not startlingly original and is a bit overburdened by its sheer scope, but we don't feel shortchanged by our forty plus hours playing it. Start a new save on PS5 if you want to get a clean sweep of trophies though.
  3. Sep 19, 2022
    80
    Biomutant on the PS5 is a greatly enhanced experience that, whilst unable to fix some of the more fundamental issues baked into its core, is a much better-realized version of the developers’ vision. Running on significantly more powerful hardware than that on which it was originally released, Biomutant’s exploration and combat shine brighter than ever. If you were put off by the technical limitations that held Biomutant back, this version is very easy to recommend, and even easier to sink hours upon hours into.
  4. Sep 16, 2022
    65
    Biomutant has ambition but at the end of the day, it just isn’t all that fun. Experiment 101 put together a strange chimera of ideas in their game that never quite connects in meaningful ways. Finding fun was hard because the story isn’t great, exploration is a chore, and combat is serviceable. I did like the puzzle-like nature of the Worldeater boss fights because they break the monotony of quests. Technologically speaking, the game looks and performs well enough. However, I encountered a few bugs that required dying or hopping to the title screen to fix. All in all, Biomutant had the potential to be a frolicking Zelda-like but everything about this ecologically-minded adventure falls short of its ambition.
  5. Sep 13, 2022
    60
    Biomutant’s PS5 boost gives it a nice sheen but can’t help its mediocrity in other areas.
  6. Sep 22, 2022
    60
    Biomutant on the PS5 is, for better and for worse, the same game published a year ago on other platforms. Its enhanced graphics are a nice addition, but the flaws of this action RPG still reside in its outdated gameplay formula.
  7. Oct 1, 2022
    60
    Biomutant had bags of potential but squandered this at release. The developers have now had a year to to come out swinging with fancy-pants graphics and dozens of wholesale changes the game needed. It could have been Biomutant 1.5. Instead, the game is still let down by all the same questionable game design, pointless side-quests and ghastly amount of narration that makes you want to blow your face off. The PS5 update brings framerate smoothness to make combat feel and play better – it’s really this new version’s only saving grace. Unfortunately, that’s not enough to improve upon our original verdict.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
  1. Dec 12, 2022
    10
    Quick background on me the reviewer, I tend to like single player games that is heavy on narrative the most. I also play a lot of racing gamesQuick background on me the reviewer, I tend to like single player games that is heavy on narrative the most. I also play a lot of racing games and use to play multiplayer games in my high school days but now that it's hard for me and my friends to find a good time to link up so now it’s rare for me to get into a multiplayer game. Up to try any genre of games and sometimes I find something new that I didn't think I'd like. I own a PC (built by me), Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, PS3, PS4, PS5, and a Switch. I prefer Playstation due to their focus on narrative games. For scoring, I’ll be using the Gameinformer review scale and of course influenced by my personal opinions.

    (10) Outstanding. A truly elite title that is nearly perfect in every way. This score is given out rarely and indicates a game that cannot be missed.

    I’ve been catching up on my backlog and ran into this gem. When it first released, I didn’t care for the art style and I assumed the story would be barebones so I stayed away. I eventually got it for free and went to my backlog until I got the whim to play it. There is surprisingly a lot to this game. You’re always running into new gear, tools, weapons so there is a lot of customization to your weapons and appearance. The story very good too. You have two paths that you can take, light, dark, or a little bit of both. Join a clan and slowly take over 6 others along with trying to save the world. Typical foundation to a bunch of games but it’s done well. The story isn’t going to surprise you but the world is just very unique and great to explore. I looks like a bunch of people have skipped this game since I barely see any user reviews for this game. Give it a try, you wont regret it. Wish I played it a lot sooner. Games aren’t as good overall than they use to be.
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  2. Jan 5, 2023
    10
    I genuinely don't understand the low user scores. Biomutant isn't for everyone. There are areas of the game that could use some improvements,I genuinely don't understand the low user scores. Biomutant isn't for everyone. There are areas of the game that could use some improvements, and while the fetch- type side quests aren't all that bad for what they are, the fact they're fetch quests will likely throw a lot of people off.

    But the total sum of Biomutant is a very solid and fun game in it's genre. It definitely lends ideas from a lot of other games, and I'm not sure if that's the reason behind why so many people are rating this game unreasonably low, but it also provides a few really creative and fun ideas in it's own right. I already hope and look forward to a sequel to this game, as I had a lot of fun exploring the vast and gorgeous world of Biomutant.

    It goes against my own principles to do this, but I'm rating this a 10 to offset the negative reviews, as I can't even imagine how this game could be perceived as outright bad from an objective standpoint. My honest rating would be somewhere between 7-8. With a few improvements to what's already there, I can easily see this game at the very least providing an experience that's comparable to that of the Far Cry and Borderlands games. The closest comparison that comes to mind is probably the latter.
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  3. Jan 7, 2023
    9
    Kinda shocked about all the bad reviews. Biomutant is a very sweet game - yeah, it isn’t perfect and has its little issues but it’s really notKinda shocked about all the bad reviews. Biomutant is a very sweet game - yeah, it isn’t perfect and has its little issues but it’s really not as bad is some describe to be. Nice story, amazing environment and open-world & a very catchy soundtrack. Give it a try when the game is on discount, it’s really worth it. I really hope for a sequel sometime. Expand
  4. Jan 7, 2023
    6
    An ambitious but shaky misfire that had some good potential. The crafting and artistic style of the game is interesting and feels unique.An ambitious but shaky misfire that had some good potential. The crafting and artistic style of the game is interesting and feels unique. Unfortunately the negatives such as the stretched-out gameplay, annoying voice acting and unfocussed story cancel out the positives. It soon feels like a chore to endure. Expand
  5. Mar 2, 2023
    5
    Opening cinematic looked promising but when it's over, the real tragedy begins. Customizing your character might be acceptable for someOpening cinematic looked promising but when it's over, the real tragedy begins. Customizing your character might be acceptable for some players (not me of course), but it just doesn't feel right. The combat mechanism is kind of funny and enjoyable but not for a mature person. Anyway, I could only play it for less than an hour. Expand
  6. Jan 1, 2023
    4
    First of all, this game is for little children and should be advertised as so. It's just like someone is reading a book for a kid. If you'reFirst of all, this game is for little children and should be advertised as so. It's just like someone is reading a book for a kid. If you're into it, cool. Not my thing though. Secondly, and following the first, this game is extremely easy. The graphics are also mediocre at best.

    The last thing that pissed me off is the long and unskippable talks over the map. Plus, the fact that you can't simply save or has an automatic save feature in completely useless areas. So, if you quit, you gotta redo a good chunk of the story. Poor game design. Couldn't bare past a couple of hours into the game.
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  7. Jan 26, 2023
    0
    No lo juguéis por nada, misiones aburridas , mapa vacio, una perdida de tiempo

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