Cracking X-COM-Like 'Mutant Year Zero' Has A Free Demo On PC

One of last year's sadly overlooked titles, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is now looking for a second lease of life by letting folks try out the beginning of the game and see what the fuss is about.

Made by the rather awesomely-named studio The Beared Ladies, published by Funcom (Conan Exiles) and launched in December 2018 (ooof, rarely a good time for a new game), Mutant Year Zero received a positive critical reception but failed to translate that into a big splash.

But you can help change that by getting a taste of what the game has to offer, right now. Well, so long as you like to play on PC, because that's the only platform that the game's free demo is available for. Xbox and PlayStation users, bad luck.

The demo only weighs in at a modest 4GB, so it's not like giving this a test is going to eat up too much of your precious memory.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

FWIW, I absolutely encourage folks to check it out. Mutant Year Zero is visually lush, full of charm and has a lot of fun twists on the X-COM formula - though, thankfully, it is a good bit less stressful than those games (because, bloody hell). Plus, it has a duck-man with a crossbow who you can have wear a top hat. I mean, why wouldn't you check this out?

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Featured Image Credit: Bearded Ladies/Funcom

Sam Greer

Sam Greer is a freelance writer/video creator, loud Scot and one of only three Lightning Returns fans. She has written for several outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, Eurogamer, PC Gamer and GamesMaster. Covers a wide range of topics but likes to champion games that do things a little differently.

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