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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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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: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 11 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. May 7, 2020
    6
    I wanted to love Mutant Year Zero. I do love the cast of characters you get to play with. I enjoyed the world and setting quite a bit as well.I wanted to love Mutant Year Zero. I do love the cast of characters you get to play with. I enjoyed the world and setting quite a bit as well. I love xcom a lot and was hoping this would scratch that itch on the Switch. I don't have too many complaints about graphics, yea they're a bit muddy, but for me, this didn't contribute to my dissatisfaction with this game.

    Overall I could just not get into it. I think in large part because it felt sort of empty and unrewarding. The gameplay is challenging and aside from the satisfaction of figuring out how to clear a map successfully, it doesn't give you that positive reinforcement to continue to push forward in-game. Perhaps it's just my taste, but I wanted more gear or more opportunities to upgrade gear. If not that, then I want more meaningful upgrades, but wow did I not feel like that was happening. Gear upgrades were at least better than the skill trees which I found to be extra lacking. I felt like the difficulty of the game continues to rise throughout and your characters do not feel like they keep up with that in a meaningful way.

    I know some people out love games to be super extremely difficult, but I find that a tiresome. That's why options like new game+ exist. I want a challenge but I don't want to feel like I'm smashing into a wall repeatedly with little to no forward progress and that's what I felt like was happening here.

    Maybe I'll pick it up again one day alongside a guide.
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  4. 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.
  5. Aug 8, 2019
    1
    I bought this game on PC. The game-play and graphic are brilliant. Thought this might be also great on switch, but it turns out a totallyI bought this game on PC. The game-play and graphic are brilliant. Thought this might be also great on switch, but it turns out a totally calamity. The graphics on switch is hard to accept, looks like 3DS level. Don't buy this on switch but you must try it on steam or other consoles. Expand
  6. Jul 9, 2022
    1
    Dec 28, 2019

    En esta review no puedo comentar el juego, por una sencilla razón, porque es injugable su versión en Nintendo Switch. No me he
    Dec 28, 2019

    En esta review no puedo comentar el juego, por una sencilla razón, porque es injugable su versión en Nintendo Switch. No me he encontrado con ningún juego tan pobremente optimizado como este. Estamos hablando de Diciembre de 2019, el juego parcheado sigue siendo HORRIBLE. Lo jugaré en otra plataforma.
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  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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