The Bearded Ladies’ Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden was an interesting take on the post-apocalyptic, tactical strategy genre when it first released. How else would you describe an XCOM-style game with exploration and an anthropomorphic duck? If you haven’t tried it and want to know what the fuss is about, then the developer has recently released a free demo on Steam.
Requiring a 3 GB download, the demo includes “all the content from the beginning of the game” leading up to the Ark, as per Funcom. To check out the demo, simply click on the tab on the right-hand side of the Steam page. It’s unknown whether the demo will also be coming to PS4 and Xbox One players.
Those who currently own the game and want a reason to replay it can check out the Stalker Trials. It’s a challenge mode of sorts where players take on existing maps with new enemy types. All characters and mutations are available from the outset, and performing special actions will earn score multipliers and bonuses. It’s worth trying for a spot on the leaderboards (and possibly making yourself into an in-game NPC).
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