Story - 80%
Graphics - 78%
Audio - 72%
Gameplay - 85%
Replayability - 80%
A lot of gamers love post-apocalyptic setting games and here we have another one, this one is born from a tabletop role playing game with the same name. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is an epic turn-based strategy game that introduces us to the zone.
In Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden you take control of a team of stalkers, going into the zone. The zone is the hostile wasteland left from a nuclear war. Your task is to find resources for the last human settlement, the ark. Your team will start with two members, Bormin (a Warthog mutant) and Dux (a Duck mutant), soon you will find new team mates to join but you can only have three active team members at a time.
The gameplay is similar to that of the XCOM series where combat takes place in turns. Stealth is key in these games and in Mutant Year Zero it can have massive advantages if used correctly. There are three difficulty levels to choose from and will urge you to start on Normal to get to know the game and then only switch to the two harder ones. The game also has an Iron Mutant option that you can enable for any of the three difficulties. This is like the option in XCOM where death of a team member is permanent. This option cannot be turned off or on once you have started the game so choose wisely.
As you play the game you will obtain new weapons and items for your team and you will gain experience to level up team members. Each member will obtain skill points which you can spend to gain new abilities or improve your character. At the Ark you can visit traders who will, for a price, upgrade stuff, trade for goods or trade for special perks.
The game looks great and creates a rich environment of this wasteland where humans can’t live anymore. The stealth and combat work well in conjunction. The graphic style work for the scene they are trying to establish, and the unique characters add flair to the game.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a great Turn-Based game that will be enjoyed by XCOM fans and it shows a lot of potential to further build on. At the moment I’m totally into this game and busy exploring every inch.
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4, PC, Xbox One
Genre: Turn-based Strategy
Developer: The Bearded Ladies
Release Date: 4 December 2018
A lot like XCOM
Great Story concept
Want more team options
More options on equipment, weapons and armor etc.