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Welcome to the Kung-Fu world of Biomutant

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It’s been years in development but finally THQ Nordic and Experiment 101’s Biomutant is here. Are you ready to enter the post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu world that is held within?

Available to purchase and download right now, Biomutant comes from the Experiment 101 team; a bunch of ex-Avalanche gaming veterans who have previously worked on the likes of Just Cause. It’s that – and the stunning premise – that has seen a huge amount of hype surround Biomutant ever since its first reveal  way back in 2017. 

Biomutant releases on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and whilst an Xbox Series X|S and PS5 version is promised, for now you’ll have to make do with a native older gen experience. However, should you head into the world that it provides, you’ll find an experience that covers a whole load of different bases. There’s exploration opportunities, there are secrets to be found, there are upgrades to be had and there’s combat to enjoy – with some seriously fluidity allowing a brilliant mix of ranged, melee and bio-spell battling. 

There is also a hell of a story kicking around in the background, with conversation trees, decision making and the actions you take all playing a part in how Biomutant plays out. It’s nicely narrated too, with a joyful Jackanory styled commentator bringing everything together as one. Yes, your main aim may be to understand why the Tree-of-Life is dying, but how you begin to understand that adventure is totally up to you. 

Throw in loot, weaponry, enhancements and characters classes that can be amended on the fly – with the usual rare, common, legendary tags attached – and it’s easy to see why Biomutant has taken so long to release. 

But does it work? Well, our full review is up, live and ready for your perusal – we highly advise you give it a read if you wish to know more about how Biomutant plays out on Xbox. 

Game features include:

  • A NEW TAKE ON 3rd PERSON COMBAT – The martial arts style combat system allows you maximum freedom of movement and agility while mixing shooting, melee and powers from your mutations. Learning new Wung-Fu combat forms through progression and learning from masters you’ll meet, will constantly add to your choices and make sure combat never gets old.
  • EVOLVE YOUR GAME-PLAY – You’ll be able to re-code your genetic structure to change the way you look and play. This will of course affect your attributes and in addition to this, exposure to bio-contamination in the world will lead to mutations like the Turtleform and Mucus Bubble, while exposure to radioactivity found in bunkers from the old world will affect your mind and unlock psi-mutations like telekinesis, levitation and more.
  • NEXT LEVEL OF CRAFTING – You are totally free when crafting weapons. Mix and match parts to create your own unique 1H or 2H slash and crush weapons. Revolvers, rifles and shotguns and add modifications like cork-screws and battery-powered chainsaw modules to bio-contaminated sludge vials adding to your combat arsenal. There are even characters you’ll meet that’ll craft cool stuff for you, like bionic wings, a jump-pack and even let you modify your Automaton – the scrap-toy sidekick!
  • GEAR UP FOR ADVENTURE – You are totally free when equipping your character. Not only when it comes to choosing weapons you created, but what type of gear you wear. Equip a gas-mask and an oxygen tank for exploring the Dead Zones, thermos-resistant clothes for venturing into cryonic areas or protective gear for taking on bio-contaminated creatures, the choice is up to you.
  • SURVIVE IN A VIBRANT OPEN WORLD – You are free to explore the world and what lies beneath its surface, by foot, mech, jet-ski, air-balloon or area unique mounts. Explore the dying wildland, the tunnels and bunker networks of the underworld, and find your way up the mountains or out in the archipelago. There are lots of discoveries to be made, mysteries to unravel, creatures to confront and weird characters to meet in this vibrant and colorful world.
  • AN UNUSUAL STORY WITH AN UNUSUAL END – Your actions play a major part in the unfolding of a story where End is coming to the New World. A plague is ruining the land and the Tree-of-Life is bleeding death from its roots. The Tribes stand divided, in need of someone strong enough to unite them or bring them all down… You are guided through the world by a Storyteller that narrates every step of your journey, but it’s your actions and choices that’ll decide how your story of survival ends.

If you’re sold on what THQ Nordic and Experiment 101 have created and wish to get access to the stunning world of Biomutant, get yourself over to the Xbox Store where it’s available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S for £54.99, the PlayStation Store or the usual PC option (from 6pm UK time). 

Let us know what you think of this post-apocalyptic adventure too. The comments are below. 

Game Description:

BIOMUTANT® is an open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG, with a unique martial arts styled combat system allowing you to mix melee, shooting and mutant ability action. A plague is ruining the land and the Tree-of-Life is bleeding death from its roots. The Tribes stand divided. Explore a world in turmoil and define its fate – will you be its saviour or lead it to an even darker destiny?

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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