Mutant Year Zero might look a little strange due to the blend of human/animal hybrids that take the centre stage but the game is a nice combination of RPG elements and turn-based tactical games like XCOM while being based on the pen and paper original Mutant.
The game starts around two mutants who are known as Stalkers that wander The Zone after a nuclear war ravaged the land. Known as the last line of defence for humankind and civilisation Stalkers much head out to find resources that help keep the final settlement known as the Ark alive.
The interesting thing about Mutant Year Zero is the game being divided into real-time exploration but turn-based tactical combat. The world is divided up into different sections that you can explore as you set out to find a missing Stalker, along the way you’ll be able to loot weapon caches, collect scrap for upgrades back at the Ark and defeat enemies that wander the lands.
With a unique blend of real-time moving around the world and static combat, Mutant Year Zero feels much more realistic and fun to explore than other games that tend to through you into each “mission”. There are more context and story about the world in Year Zero thanks to the fact you actually get to travel around it between combat.