Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Funcom, The Bearded Ladies

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
78
Top Critic Average
66%
Critics Recommend
Based on 105 critic reviews
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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

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Based on 105 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

66%

Critics Recommend

Based on 105 critic reviews
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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Reviews Summary

Exceptional Tactics
Solid Worldbuilding
Lack of Depth

Summary: With a unique world to explore and a solid foundation of tactics, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden has a lot to offer. It may lack depth in some areas, but it gets by on its more unique aspects.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Dec 4, 2018
Xbox OneDec 4, 2018
PCDec 4, 2018

Developers: Funcom, The Bearded Ladies

From a team including former designers of HITMAN and PAYDAY comes Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, a tactical adventure game that combines the turn-based combat of XCOM with a real-time stealth and exploration of a post-human world reclaimed by nature… and Mutants. Of course the world ends. It was just a question of time. Extreme climate change, global economic crisis, a lethal pandemic, and increasing tension between old and new superpowers. For the first time since 1945 nuclear weapons were used in armed conflict. Mushroom clouds rose from east to west before the dust settled. Now it’s over and the Earth is still. Nature has invaded ruined cities. Wind sweeps through empty streets, turned into graveyards. The humans are all gone. Scavenging through the remains of civilization are the Mutants, deformed humanoids and animals alike, searching for salvation or just something to eat. To survive, you and your companions must venture out to explore the Zone. Maybe one day you will find the Eden of legends, the ancients’ haven in the middle of hell. That’s where truth awaits, the stories say. Maybe you will find your answers there. Then again, maybe it’s all bullshit. TACTICAL COMBAT Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is the ultimate fix for your tactical strategy addiction. Dive into a deep, turn-based, tactical combat system inspired by the XCOM games. EXPLORE A POST-HUMAN EARTH Journey through a post-human world of abandoned cities, crumbling highways, and overgrown countryside. Check back at the Ark, a neon-bathed oasis of ill repute and questionable characters, to restock your supplies and plan out your next adventure. CONTROL A TEAM OF MUTANTS A duck with an attitude problem and a boar with anger issues; these aren’t your typical heroes. Get to know Dux, Bormin, Selma, and many other characters each with their own unique personality and deranged perspective on the world and their situation. MASTER THE STEALTHY APPROACH Sneak through shadows to avoid conflict or to catch enemies unaware. Real-time stealth allows you full control of approach: sneak into an enemy camp, position the team of Mutants to your advantage, and gain the element of surprise. UNLOCK MUTATIONS Unlock new mutations and abilities for your Mutants, such as Selma’s Stoneskin, Bormin’s Charge, and Dux‘ uncanny ability to sneak into a camp full of enemies unnoticed, despite being a 4-foot tall walking, talking duck with a crossbow. DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT Use the environment to your advantage. Stay out of floodlights, hide from line of sight, or just blast down fully destructible walls and buildings and wreak utter havoc. LOOT, LOOT EVERYWHERE From makeshift slingshots to high-powered rifles and top hats to police vests, make sure you equip your Mutants for the dangers ahead. Nothing says post-human quite like a mutated boar in spiked metal armor charging at you with a blunderbuss in his hands.

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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Reviews

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IGN

7.9 / 10.0
Mike Epstein

In changing the interplay between stealth and combat, Mutant Year Zero spins an interesting and intense new perspective on turn-based tactics that pushes you to get the most out of every move you make.

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Its mix of tense tactics and realtime exploration gets much right, but Mutant Year Zero doesn't feel quite finished.

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GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

More than just XCOM with talking animals, this inventive strategy game has plenty of new ideas of its own – even it's a little lacking in replayability.

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Mutant Year Zero builds on some promising ideas but comes crashing down hard on an unsatisfying cliffhanger ending

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Recent News

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden now supports Xbox Play Anywhere

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden now supports Xbox Play Anywhere

Microsoft now lists Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden as an Xbox Play Anywhere title.

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Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden are free at the Epic Games Store

Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden are free at the Epic Games Store

The games are available to download through Aug. 22

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Hyper Light Drifter And Mutant Year Zero Are The Next Freebies On Epic Games Store

Hyper Light Drifter And Mutant Year Zero Are The Next Freebies On Epic Games Store

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Mutant Year Zero: Seed of Evil DLC for PC review — This expansion makes a great game even better

Mutant Year Zero: Seed of Evil DLC for PC review — This expansion makes a great game even better

2018's hit strategy game Mutant Year Zero is back with a new expansion. Is it worth your time? We think it is without a doubt. Here's our full review.

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Mutant Year Zero is getting a new DLC with a flame-throwing moose

Mutant Year Zero is getting a new DLC with a flame-throwing moose

The pod people are coming.

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Mutant Year Zero 'Seed of Evil' expansion launches in July, adds moose

Mutant Year Zero 'Seed of Evil' expansion launches in July, adds moose

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a tactical adventure featuring a story set on a "post-human" Earth. The game combines strategy and the turn-based combat of XCOM with real-time exploration and stealth gameplay. The team making Mutant Year Zero has members who previously worked on titles like Hitman.

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XCOM-like 'Mutant Year Zero' gets expansion soon, coming to Nintendo Switch

XCOM-like 'Mutant Year Zero' gets expansion soon, coming to Nintendo Switch

Mutant Year Zero is based on the classic "Mutant" franchise that has spawned several popular pen and paper games. Today, Funcom revealed new gameplay footage which showcases the combat and exploration. Mutant Year Zero takes place in a bleak world.

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