Biomutant’s stunning world barely survives the painful narration, broken progression, and dearth of stuff to do.
What is it? An open world RPG filled with odd creatures
Expect to pay: $60/£50
Developer: Experiment 101
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Reviewed on: Nvidia RTX 3080, Intel i9-9900K, 16GB RAM
Link: Official site
Biomutant is a boring game that survives on charm. What other open world game stars a bipedal mutant cat-thing that specializes in martial arts? This is an RPG in which you can leap from your grotesque, grinning horse, summon a ball of mucus around yourself to roll up your enemies like ants on a moist jawbreaker, ‘detonate’ the mucus to send them flying, and finish with a slow-motion Max Payne-esque volley of electric bullets from a gun with a trumpet horn for a muzzle. It’s tragic, then, that hollow progression and an incessant narrator suck out so much of the joy in Biomutant.