VGChartz’s Lee Mehr: “Developing a big-budget open-world game with a small team seems like a daunting task on its own; now imagine that with virtually 20 different design inspirations in tow. Apropos of its name, freshmen developer Experiment 101 sought out to make a feature smorgasbord with a post-apocalyptic setting filled with mutated animals; think a colorful synthesis of Fallout & Redwall at a glance. But beneath all of the checklists that could impress even the most cynical of critics, Biomutant reveals that these bullet points can look like a motley collection of junk DNA without proper execution. Its ecological admonition about cleaning up one’s mess rings just as true for its development.”