Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden on Nintendo Switch 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?
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden uses a top-down view where you tactically fights enemies. This has great feelings of XCOM, with a note of Hitman. You spend a lot of time exploring The Zone, collecting supplies. This is so the Ark can keep going. But you are sent to explore the Zone to find a missing member. This is where you start meeting your first enemies, but we warned this is a perma-death scenario and you can meet a level 40 enemy in the first 5 mins of the game. You can go hard or stealth around them with the touch of a button.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Nintendo Switch Features
- TACTICAL STRATEGY EVOLVED
- EXPLORE A POST-HUMAN EARTH
- CONTROL A TEAM OF MUTANTS
- MASTER THE STEALTHY APPROACH
- UNLOCK MUTATIONS
Each enemy has a visual range of view. This makes it easy to sneak past as you know when they can’t see you. Guns have different sound levels, so some with make no noise, while others will notify the enemies friends. Mutant abilities are upgraded through a skill tree. These upgrades can be simple like health, while others can be giving your character the ability to fly. You start with a team of two, being able to add one more member.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden runs well on Switch both in docked mode and in handheld. Due to a recent update, visuals are on par with console copies and looks great. There is a lot of dark areas and the game handles it with ease.
This has to be one of the best tactical RPGs I have played in a long time. It’s written well, has great character designs and the visuals and performance is great. Finally check out our other gaming reviews.