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  • Summary: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a tactical adventure game combining turn-based combat with real-time exploration, story, stealth, and strategy.

    Explore a post-human Earth where mankind has been eradicated by climate change, nuclear war, and pandemics. Will your team of mutants survive the
    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a tactical adventure game combining turn-based combat with real-time exploration, story, stealth, and strategy.

    Explore a post-human Earth where mankind has been eradicated by climate change, nuclear war, and pandemics. Will your team of mutants survive the Zone?

    Includes the SEED OF EVIL expansion DLC which continues the story of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden by adding several hours of gameplay and a new mutant character: Big Khan the Moose. Explore new locations and embark on a mission to save the Ark from a mysterious invasion.
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  • Developer: High Voltage Software, The Bearded Ladies Consulting
  • Genre(s): Strategy, Turn-Based, Tactics
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Aug 2, 2019
    90
    Mutant Year Zero: Deluxe Edition is now out on Nintendo Switch, and it includes new expansion, Seeds Of Evil. While this version runs smoothly, it exhibits poor visual fidelity compared to its console and PC counterparts. Whether in handheld or docked mode, a low resolution and blurry overall look reduce the luster of post-apocalyptic Sweden. It also makes scavenging areas for scrap and weapon parts--essential to keeping your Stalkers well-equipped, and already difficult items to spot--a lot harder.
  2. Oct 12, 2019
    84
    This tactical action game will give you a sense of survival in a post apocalyptic world where you will apply stealth in turn-based fights to fulfill your mission, finding in your way items that you can later exchange for better weapons and more skills. Highly recommended.
  3. Oct 25, 2019
    80
    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Deluxe Edition treats the player to a very good and competent blend of exploration and strategy which coupled with its simple but compelling plot and art style helps to make a game that can easily keep the player concentrated in the game for a long time. Overall, the experience could only improve if Mutant Year Zero : Road to Eden - Deluxe Edition featured a multiplayer mode.
  4. Aug 14, 2019
    75
    If you have played Mutant Year Zero on a console before and are thinking of picking this up for on the go, you may be advised to skip as the compromises are a bit jarring, given this was once a very atmospheric game. The downgrade, combined with text and menus not being scaled for Switch, can start to make you feel like a person with poor eyesight.
  5. 75
    Mutant Year Zero is yet another example of the ongoing debate between portability and performance. The graphical difference between the Switch and PC versions can’t be understated; the lack of detail has a marked impact on the overall experience. Having said that, the amount of time you could easily sink into this amazing tactical-RPG could be significant, and so maybe the graphical sacrifice is worth being able to play on-the-go. While Mutant Year Zero may be best played on its original platform, I would still recommend this version to anyone wanting to play on Switch.
  6. Aug 14, 2019
    63
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Aug 16, 2019
    40
    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a great game. The familiar tactical combat is fun, challenging and offers genuinely thrilling gameplay. The lore of the world is fascinating and the characters are well-written with charming personalities. Plus the exploration and upgrade cycle of the gameplay loop is thoroughly engaging. Unfortunately, for the Nintendo Switch version of the game all of this is spoiled by blurry visuals, ugly textures and various performance issues. I heartily recommend picking up Mutant Year Zero on the PC or your console of choice, however the Switch version just isn’t worth your time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 10 out of 16
  1. Aug 10, 2019
    9
    Well first of all you're probably not considering buying this game for the graphics. It's because you'd heard it was one of the better turnWell first of all you're probably not considering buying this game for the graphics. It's because you'd heard it was one of the better turn based strategy games around and here it is for the switch.

    I've been playing it a bunch in both docked and portable, and it is a perfect game for the device. On a big screen it's art design shines through and in portable mode it is perfectly functional if a little muddy and jaggy, but it's gameplay suits portable play very well.

    Maybe some of the people giving it zeroes or ones for bad graphics could stop being such entitled asses, and support developers efforts to support the Switch. They're just a bunch of people working hard to make the things you supposedly love.
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  2. Oct 2, 2020
    9
    Really great story, stealth and turn based battles. Probably the best turn based game on the Switch, at least that I have played. Though theReally great story, stealth and turn based battles. Probably the best turn based game on the Switch, at least that I have played. Though the graphics quality doesn't come close to the PC, I would say this is a very solid port and I enjoyed playing it for 20+ hours. It also includes all the PC DLC so you can keep going. I didn't find the first DLC to be that amazing so I dropped off after the main quest but maybe I'll come back again soon.

    Don't believe the reviews complaining about performance as that must have been solved in an update.
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  3. Aug 15, 2019
    7
    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden on Nintendo Switch is a tactical adventure game combining turn-based combat with real-time exploration, story,Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden on Nintendo Switch is a tactical adventure game combining turn-based combat with real-time exploration, story, stealth, and strategy. Explore a post-human Earth where mankind has been eradicated by climate change, nuclear war, and pandemics. Will your team of mutants survive the Zone?

    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden uses a top-down view where you tactically fights enemies. This has great feelings of XCOM, with a note of Hitman. You spend a lot of time exploring The Zone, collecting supplies. This is so the Ark can keep going. But you are sent to explore the Zone to find a missing member. This is where you start meeting your first enemies, but we warned this is a perma-death scenario and you can meet a level 40 enemy in the first 5 mins of the game. You can go hard or stealth around them with the touch of a button.

    Each enemy has a visual range of view. This makes it easy to sneak past as you know when they can’t see you. Guns have different sound levels, so some with make no noise, while others will notify the enemies friends. Mutant abilities are upgraded through a skill tree. These upgrades can be simple like health, while others can be giving your character the ability to fly. You start with a team of two, being able to add one more member.

    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden runs well on Switch both in docked mode and in handheld. Due to a recent update, visuals are on par with console copies and looks great. There is a lot of dark areas and the game handles it with ease.

    This has to be one of the best tactical RPGs I have played in a long time. It’s written well, has great character designs and the visuals and performance is great. Finally check out our other gaming reviews.
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  4. Sep 8, 2019
    2
    The game has a really interesting concept and has crafted a fantastic world to tell its story in. Additionally, the mix of real-time stealthThe game has a really interesting concept and has crafted a fantastic world to tell its story in. Additionally, the mix of real-time stealth with turn-based combat is a really cool concept. This would all be great if it wasn't just a garbled mess of pixels. In docked mode it looks pretty damn rough, but in portable mode it's pretty much unplayable, you can't tell one pixel blob from another, can't tell if it's a weapon, or an enemy, or a pick-up. I would consider getting the game on PC but the publisher used very polished screenshots in the Nintendo e-store which look nothing like the actual gameplay on the console, and I'm just not willing to give more money to a dishonest publisher. Expand
  5. Jul 31, 2019
    1
    Ugh...the graphics are so horrible and destroy the whole game. They said the patch will fix it but it didn't. I can't even see what isUgh...the graphics are so horrible and destroy the whole game. They said the patch will fix it but it didn't. I can't even see what is happening on the screen in portable mode. Hard pass.... DON'T BUY THIS GAME!!! Expand
  6. Feb 27, 2020
    1
    I honestly love this type of games but man the graphics on the switch are hellishly bad. Shame they think this is a good port to put put to the eshop.
  7. Dec 17, 2019
    0
    They tend to make decent games but their support is horrible (I'm literally waiting since 2017 to get someone to properly handle an issueThey tend to make decent games but their support is horrible (I'm literally waiting since 2017 to get someone to properly handle an issue which makes them the worst company I have ever dealt with). Expand

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