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Generation Zero

Generation Zero review

Robots in disguise

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4 months ago

Feature: Refreshingly doom-ridden

Steam Charts: Entropy Edition

As time inexorably ticks away, its guttural screaming horror counting down the seconds until our infinite deaths, it's important we remember what really matters: that the game you like best isn't as good as the game I like best. The game you like best, the game you like reading about the most, is indicative of how foolish you are, how you're wasting your precious moments…

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Feature: Everybody's Gone To The Robopocalypse

Generation Zero could be something special without the shooting

One day I suspect we'll hear the story behind why Avalanche's Generation Zero feels like being served a pizza that's all beautifully crisp sourdough base but no sauce whatsoever. It's a bemusing, hollow misfire as a shooter, barely-there as a story, and its appealing rural Scandi landscapes mask entirely interchangeable interiors that would make an unflattering Ikea stereotype tumble from the lips of even the…

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Feature: Robots in disguise

Generation Zero review

Few games get me hyped on their concept alone, but Generation Zero did. A promising cross between games like DayZ, Left 4 Dead and Dear Esther that draws comparisons to Simon Stålenhag’s stunning sci-fi art, you say? That sounds great! Robots roaming the wilderness? Co-operative tactical shoot-n-‘splodes? 1980s fashion? Heck yes! Has it lived up to its potential? Sadly, no. The set up looks like…

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Feature: Swedes, you are being hunted

Generation Zero rises above the doubts about its concept

The plan was idiot proof. One of us would lob the flares we’d snagged from the church tower to distract the bipedal machine almost as imposingly tall as the church itself, while the other sprinted toward a nearby car and dumped out a backpack full of gas canisters. The firearms we’d collected were so many makeshift plastic straw pea shooters against the hulking automaton’s thick…

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6 months ago

Generation Zero brings robot hell to 80s Sweden on March 26th

Robopocalyptic co-op shooter Generation Zero - latest from Just Cause studio Avalanche - arrives on March 26th. The open world shooter may have previously drawn comparisons to Left 4 Dead, but after playing around with a beta version last year, I think this one stands out from the crowd by being a far more open, quieter and more tactical shooter. Chunky industrial-looking robots have taken…

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11 months ago

Avalanche’s open-world robohunter Generation Zero looks neat

As pitches go, "the Just Cause mob make an open-world shooter fighting robots across the countryside of 1980s Sweden" is a pretty decent one, and one that caught my ear when Avalanche Studios announced Generation Zero in June. But what is it actually like? A new narrated "gameplay trailer" gives an overview of the game, all its sneak-o-shoot-a-looting, and it does sound a fair bit…

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1 year ago

New Avalanche game Generation Zero does giant deathbots in 80s Sweden

A third Short Circuit film was never made, but I think we all know what course it would have taken: feeling betrayed by the discovery that his best friend had inexplicably pretended to be Indian to him for years, self-aware military robot Johnny 5 decreed humanity to be a cruel and deceitful species, and raised an army of fellow machines designed to eradicate them. That's…

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