Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden – Review

Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden is a turn-based tactic, action adventure roleplaying game. Set in an aesthetically sound post apocalyptic world; ‘Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden stand’ out in it’s genre due to the unique gameplay it offers.

The game has turn based combat allowing for smart combat as one scours a dangerous ruined world with mutated buddies for company. The combat is difficult with smart enemies and usually heightened by the lack of supplies or being outnumbered. This pushes the player to look for smarter combat or sneak around dangers. The combat is satisfying due to its difficulty and carries the theme of post apocalyptic helplessness, adding to the mood of the story through the tension of  risky combat. Whilst combat is turn-based, exploration and basic sneaking and moving around remains real time making the experience rich and fun. The narrative of Mutant Year Zero remains strong throughout the game, spoken through it’s characters, combat and world.

Platform-  Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Price- Rs.1059
Developer- The Bearded Ladies Consulting
Publisher- Funcom

Pros:

  • Very beautiful world
  • Sneaking around is tensed and satisfying

Cons:

  • Movement could have been smoother
  • Better set difficulty curve

Score: 9/10

About:

From a team including former designers of HITMAN and PAYDAY comes Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, a tactical game that combines the turn-based combat of XCOM with 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.

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