Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. A drastically improved game from their last effort, but still falls short of appealing to a wide audience range.
  2. The strategic elements of the squad-based combat mix well with the explosive action, and enough of the back story is relayed in the mission debriefings that having watched the original series isn't a prerequisite.
  3. 65
    In between the undeniable satisfaction of a plan coming together, there's also the goofed-up navigation system, the scattershot AI performance on both sides of the firing line, and the generally clumsy and slow pace of combat.
  4. While the concept is cool (though not original) as always Bandai's lack of effort in creating a comfortable control environment leaves the game hanging.
  5. Zeonic Front didn't rock my world in the least, but it will undoubtly rock the world of any self-respecting Gundam fanatic willing to tolerate its truckload of flaws.
  6. 90
    Fans of the animated series will definitely be delighted to experience the One Year War from the side of the Principality of Zeon.
  7. Uniquely strategic gameplay, pulse-pounding action, and even a bit of stealth.
  8. Very complex and very difficult both in gameplay and storyline. It's definitely a game you shouldn't play at four in the morning after a half case of Corona. But if you're up to a good challenge, you might want to give it a try.
  9. The mix of strategy and action blends well, and the controls do the Zeon justice.
  10. If you are a fan of the series, I'd bet you'd go ape for this game. [Feb 2002, p.85]
  11. Although ZF does a great job of sucking you into a world of squad-based heavy metal warfare, I can’t recommend it to anyone but hardcore Gundam fans. [Feb 2002, p.154]
  12. Simply superior than that previous effort in just about every way imaginable. [Mar 2002, p.108]
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. TyROD
    May 13, 2007
    10
    Awsome! I wasn' ta Gundam fan at first but now I am. In J2J the graphics were ok but not great, I bought J2J and I dont get how to beat the mission to get Garma's Zaku ll but o well. I cant find any place to buy Zeonic Front sooner or later i will. Full Review »
  2. JacksonS.
    Apr 16, 2005
    10
    This is a great game ,u should definitley buy it if u like strategy, action, giant robots and violence. It's the best game i've ever played, and before i played i wasn't even a gundam fan! Full Review »
  3. ArnieV.
    Apr 16, 2004
    10
    This game might be the best game i'v ever played! They could have placed more mobile suits though, but still a cool game.The graphics are amazing and that you get to have teams of 3. I wonder why they gave it a 71 but oh well. Full Review »