Generation Zero Review

"Robotic & Lonely"


August 1, 2019 at 2:30am
By Jason Stettner

Generation Zero is an open world RPG where you battle a series of robotic creatures. It’s a cooperative multiplayer focused title and honestly rather empty. It feels lifeless and suffers from Fallout 76 syndrome. That is, having a gorgeous world without a whole lot going on. The other title is aiming to fix their situation, whereas this one is just sitting there. I’d have a hard time telling you what exactly goes on in this, as not much does.

You walk from town to town getting blasted by incredibly powered robots in a pointless quest. You’re trying to follow the trail of those that have already left and it’s just a pointless, meandering journey. There have been only a few times where I’ve felt like I’m drifting off while playing a game, and this was one of those situations. It just felt pointless, and so boring. I was just walking within gorgeous environments, doing what felt like nothing at all. In general, what were my motivations to keep going? This can thankfully be played with others, but even that is awful.

Your spawn travel is limited and if you join a game where people are further along than you, you’ll never run into them. It’s segmented, incredibly tiresome to get into and not a good time. The missions are lame, limited and repetitive. There are far better ways to spend one’s time, which is disappointing as the concept and world are actually unique. That will of course only take you so far in terms of being enticing.


The game handles alright, with really great visuals. It’s a realistic and expansive open world. There tons of buildings, many varying items to loot and it’s empty with little to no stories to be told. The buildings don’t have a whole lot going on aside from being looting sections to visit. There are a number of guns to use, but these are weak and you’ll just get slaughtered by the packs of powerful AI robots that are roaming.

When you die, you’ll spawn fairly far away and it’s a pain in the ass. The online is hard to setup in terms of actually running into others, and I’d say it’s just ineffective for a game that revolves around it. I really tried a few times to get into this and it just feels so soulless, with a lonely hike thrown into that experience. There are also some other issues you’ll face along the way.
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The Conclusion

Generation Zero is an empty, meandering and completely boring experience. There’s no real reason to play this and there are better ways to spend your time. It’s a shame, the concept of this world is really cool and the world is quite lovely in terms of the visuals. The enemies are also really cool looking, they are however too tough and tiring to deal with. This is one bland, boring and empty title to play. There could have been so much more to this, but it’s just empty and so lonely. The sorrows of being a mad person looking for sticky notes as robots slaughter them. Really sad, the visual team was let down for sure. The scale of the world is impressive, just seems like they had no budget for building a point to this one.

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Generation Zero Review on Xbox One X
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Rating Overall: 3.0

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner