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Corruption 2029 review

It would be so easy to call Corruption 2029 "Mutant Year Zero without mutants". That is, after all, the first impression it gives to probably anyone familiar with the same developers' irradiated manduck tales.MYZ had personality and atmosphere, and that helped carry it through its weaker parts. And here I once again come up against the question of how fair it is to judge a…

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Mutant Year Zero devs launch new tactics ’em up Corruption 2029 today

Only ten days after announcing Corruption 2029, The Bearded Ladies today launch their new tactical squad game. They're the Swedish gang behind Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden, the splendid 'XCOM meets S.T.A.L.K.E.R.' post-apocalyptic tactics 'em up. Corruption looks similar to MYZ in ways, also built upon real-time stealth that collapses into turn-based tactical violence, and that's a strong foundation so I'm certainly game.

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Mutant Year Zero developers announce their next tactical game out this month

The developers of Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden have lined up a stealth attack aiming for a critical hit. Or that's just the squad of sneaky augmented future soldiers you'll command in their new game. Or both—it's both. After their quite good first strategy game from 2018, The Bearded Ladies have just announced another called Corruption 2029 and a release date in less than…

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Mutant Year Zero’s Seed Of Evil expansion has set a moose loose

Not enough games are sold on the premise of a good moose. A hypothetical listicle on "gaming's best meese" would probably just land you some insufferable hunting games, and Skyrim. They're proper giants in person. Absolute units. If I were to put together some sort of animal kingdom adventuring party, a moose would be right up there in the tank spot.Mutant Year Zero's new expansion,…

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Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden expands moosewards in June

Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden was one of the nicest surprises of last year's tail-end. A whip-smart mix of '80s post-apocalyptic RPG (using an old pen-and-paper setting), real-time stealth and tense XCOM-inspired turn-based combat. The only common complaint levelled against it is that it was too short. Today, developers The Bearded Ladies announced a partial solution to that, in the form of Seed Of…

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Humble Monthly offers Fighting, Sneaking and Viking for cheap

Another impressive month of deals in the Humble Monthly - I'm impressed at how consistently good Humble's subscribe-o-bundle has been this past year, and the next set headlines with a trio of gems. Northgard, Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden and Absolver cover a wide spread of genres, but all three games are united by one common thread; they all got free expansions recently. You…

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Mutant Year Zero now has a demo, plus a challenge mode

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, engages in turn-based tactical combat like a duck, and is free to look at like a duck, it must be a demo for Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden. All and sundry are now invited to try out 2018's delightful tactics 'em up for free, sneaking and shooting through the post-apocalyptic wasteland full of mutants…

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Why does Mutant Year Zero use the terminology of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.?

I had a fine time with Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden's post-apocalyptic, ducking good blend of real-time stealth and turn-based combat, but one concern dogged me throughout. Used repeatedly throughout the game are two beyond-familiar terms: 'zone' and 'Stalker.' Names scorched into the very soul of anyone who's played the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games/seen Tarkovsky's Stalker/read Roadside Picnic. How what why? I asked Mutant Year Zero's…

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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden review

There are at least 99 ways this could have gone horribly wrong. XCOM-ish turn-based action in an apparently shameless borrow from STALKER’s setting, but starring a talking pig and duck? An overwhelmingly nihilistic tone, but also endless use of the ‘duck sounds a bit like another, naughtier word’ gag? Even the name, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, has that algorithmically-generated SEO jank vibe to…

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Mutant Year Zero is looking great in its new trailer

If you’ve not had time to sit down and watch the 30 minute Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden demo from March, you’re missing out on wise-cracking ducks and XCOM-like post-apocalyptic tactics. You’re busy, though. I understand. And there are so many games to look at. Good news, then: Mutant Year Zero’s first game footage trailer is out, clocking in at a brisk 1:26. Slap…

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Watch half an hour of Mutant Year Zero’s manimal tactics

A duck, a pig and a human walk into a store. They buy several grenades and a top hat for the duck which gives him +10% to ranged damage. You were expecting a punchline?We've covered a bit of tabletop RPG turned tactical hybrid  Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden before, but previously we only had a CGI teaser trailer and a few screenshots to go…

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Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden blends genes & genres

So, stop me if you've heard this one: A duck, a boar and a lady walk into a bar... No, it's not a joke, but the set-up for the reveal trailer to Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden, an upcoming post-apocalyptic RPG from The Bearded Ladies Consulting, a small Swedish outfit featuring talent from both Hitman and Payday's development teams, and based on a well-regarded pen &…

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