|a game by||ThinkingStars|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||6.7/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||2D Platformer Games, Anno Games, Best Indie Games, Cyberpunk Games, Pixel Graphics Games|
There's virtually no limit on what video games can be, and it's one of those things that make them special. Not only are you able to watch them or read them, or whatever, but you also play a part in it by, well, playing them!. Science fiction is really popular in video games, and one of the latest trends is cyberpunk-based games. ANNO: Mutationem is a 2.5 D action game developed by ThinkingStars and Lightning Games that's as cyberpunk as it gets. So, if you're interested in this incredible style, maybe you should check this game out, but let's talk about it and let you decide.
About the game
In ANNO: Mutationem we play the role of Ann, a young woman trained for combat as she embarks on a personal mission inside a giant metropolis full of giant corporations, mysterious criminal groups, and of course thousands of neon signs, an element that can't go missing in anything cyberpunk.
When you look at ANNO: Mutationem the first thing that really stands out is the aesthetic. And it's not just the cyberpunk element in the game, but also the combination of 2D and 3D elements. On one hand, you get the characters made entirely in pixel art, in classic beat-em-up fashion, but at the same time, the entire scenery is made with 3D graphics and models. This makes up for a beautiful visual style and pretty interesting gameplay.
The combination of 2D and 3D adds to the gameplay experience, as it allows for better exploration of the environment. And there's a lot of exploring to do in this giant city, and you can also interact with different characters and discover new locations. And of course, this is a cyberpunk game, so you can modify Ann's body and add power-ups and different parts to enhance her abilities, you can craft these parts as well as purchase them.
The cyberpunk scar
Cyberpunk titles have been around for a long time now, but lately, we've seen a good deal of titles in this genre. But one of the most popular ones, and possibly the one that built the most hype, was also the most problematic. Obviously, we are talking about Cyberpunk 2077, a game that built an immeasurable amount of hype only to end up as a big mess, a complete failure for the most part.
It’s hard to make it as a cyberpunk game ever since that release, but ANNO: Mutationem is a completely different game in every way possible, the only thing they share is the cyberpunk style, but a cyberpunk setting is just so beautiful we have to give it another chance.
ANNO: Mutationem strikes to be an excellent action game, one that we really need in the cyberpunk world. Not only is it pretty original in its visuals, but also the gameplay experience combines great things from classic games with more modern mechanics. Also, it comes from China, and it’s a growing market in the game development area, and it’s always interesting to see what they come up with.
- Great visuals
- Excellent art
- Original gameplay
- Lacks content
- Combat is messy
Download ANNO: Mutationem
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP