Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
Buy On
  1. 70
    Something about the A.E.U.G. rebels doing battle against the elite Titans police force…oh hell, just pass the damn aspirin already. But the gameplay does feature its fair share of bright and shiny explosions.
  2. netjak
    68
    The elements of a fun and hugely successful game are here, Bandai and Capcom. You've just got to want to put some cash and effort into making it something more than a retread.
  3. Doesn't do anything to broaden the reach of the franchise, but it gives fans exactly what they want--and plenty of it.
  4. 34
    More time is spent fighting with the controls than against the enemies in this confusing pile of robots bashing each other to pieces.
  5. 80
    Even with all the unchanged flaws, Mobile Suit Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam is still the best Gundam game to ever come out, and is highly recommended to fans of the series.
  6. 40
    Just not a good game, no matter how much you love the Gundam universe. It's repetitive and unchallenging and not at all up to the system's capabilities.
  7. PSM Magazine
    70
    It's certainly the best Gundam game around. [Sept 2005, p.79]
  8. The impressive amount of unlockable mobile suits probably won’t be sufficient to satisfy most regular players, and the main game mode can lapse into the realms of boredom rather swiftly.
  9. Here it is, Gundam fans: The game you have been waiting for. And, as usual, the rest of us are left with our copies of Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram -- not Marz -- with the sad notion that there will never be another game like it again.
  10. Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam has its moments of mech smashing fun but they are just fleeting moments ruined by its flawed design.
  11. Game Informer
    60
    About halfway through my playing time with this game, I thought about gnawing off both my hands so I could flee from othe repetitious and shallow gameplay trap that I had stumbled into. [Aug 2005, p.100]
  12. 60
    The accessibility gives it decent chops as a party game, and the unlockables give it fanboy cachet, but it's simply time for Capcom and Bandai to rethink this enterprise.
  13. Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam is not a horrible game, but it’s designed for an incredibly niche audience, and its gameplay and graphics are so out of date that there’s no compelling reason for anyone else to give it a shot.
  14. If there was an award for missed potential than Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam would certainly be up for game of the year.
  15. You know the drill with anime games: They're typically a bit half-assed, and with Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam too much effort was spent on fanboy frills and not enough was spent under the hood. It's a fun ride, but this series is showing its age.
  16. The clunky control and pathetically simple gameplay just doesn’t cut it, and so little effort went into the decent “changing history” angle that it winds up falling flat.

Awards & Rankings

96
#96 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JeremyMinch
    Oct 9, 2009
    10
    Personaly i think its the best one ive ever played.
    Ive already played Federation vs Zeon, Encounters in space, journy to jabruo, Battle
    Personaly i think its the best one ive ever played.
    Ive already played Federation vs Zeon, Encounters in space, journy to jabruo, Battle assult 2, and Zeonic front. The only thing ive got a problem with is that they didnt add the 0083 Mobile suits into the game as well. But other then that its great. as for the critics they need to relize that this game is bascicly a upgrade verson of Federation vs Zeon. However that makes it even more awsome because the controls are familiar to me, so i dont have to learn from scratch again. I love Federation vs Zeon but this Game beats it by far
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  2. Thinkablefire
    Jul 6, 2005
    6
    Having played this game i can definitely say its a lost cause. Controls are just couldn't cut it. I must say the the game is visually Having played this game i can definitely say its a lost cause. Controls are just couldn't cut it. I must say the the game is visually well done but overall it just doesnt appeal to me. But for all those gundam fans this game is one you should check out. Full Review »
  3. RotonaK.
    Jun 29, 2005
    9
    It has the same mechanics of FvZ with more mobile suits and better graphics. i dont think ign rated it failry enough. GvsZG got a 3.4 but FvZIt has the same mechanics of FvZ with more mobile suits and better graphics. i dont think ign rated it failry enough. GvsZG got a 3.4 but FvZ got a higher score?? i smell bias. Full Review »