IntroductionBiomutant is a fantasy open-world action adventure where you control a sentient animal-like character working to free the Tree of Life that breathes life into the world from dark forces which have taken over its roots. The story isn't linear and can branch out in many ways. The world is filled with mutated animals, some from friendly factions, others not. As a mutant, you can modify not just your weapons, but also physical abilities, through body mods. These include robotic limbs, wings, claws, and more.
The branching story-lines mechanic is particularly interesting, where completing missions for one faction unravels more of the world and plot-lines related to them. The story is mostly narrated, but fades away as you progress and are able to figure things out for yourself. Much of the gameplay is third-person action, using melee and projectile weapons. The world of Biomutant may not be a visual masterpiece as it is a little too cartoonish at times, but studio Experiment 101 tried to introduce many new elements to the action-RPG genre that are better experienced than explained.
Biomutant is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and offers decent graphics with a bright-colored cartoonish art style. The game only needs DirectX 11 and is designed to be moderately taxing on today's gaming PCs. In this article, we take a closer look at both the gameplay and performance of the game across our suite of graphics cards.