Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a game that combines real time stealth and movement with turn based battles. While the battles themselves can take a minute to get the feel of how to accomplish a task I enjoyed the challenge. The game has witty dialog and doesn’t take itself to seriously all while telling a pretty dark tale. It is a game I stepped out of my normal style of games to play and am glad I did.
The game tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world were a man called the elder is trying to keep the last safe home nicknamed the Ark safe. You play as five different mutants trying to rescue the Arks protector named Hammond. Throughout the journey you gain characters and new powers. Your mission is to rescue Hammond and find the place called Eden. The story does most of it’s telling through comic style cutscenes and notes found in the world.
This game looks average for a turn-based game. This game won’t win any awards for how pretty it looks, but it runs smooth with almost zero lag. The environments are pretty boring and look very similar minus a few that are grassy or snowy.
A game means nothing if the controls are not good and the game itself is not fun. Mutant Year Zero is enjoyable by making the commands simple and giving the player a break between one button pushes with real time stealth and movement gameplay.
The list itself is a mixture between using abilities and finishing the story. While some are missable due to the fact that enemies do not respond the game does so to encourage replaying the story. I am a bit disappointed that so many are missable though without a second playthrough.
I would rate this game a firm 8 out of 10.
The reviewer spent approximately 15 hours beating the campaign and seeing it to it’s conclusion. He received 24/36 achievements having one artifact glitch on him.