User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 61
  2. Negative: 4 out of 61
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Mar 8, 2003
    0
    This game is pathetic.
  2. Jun 23, 2015
    4
    Unfortunately this game doesn't hold up over time. Younger me rented Z.O.E. shortly after the PS2s release and thought it was fun with amazing graphics. A second look shows its flaws. The game is a confusing experience and a little repetitive. The controls aren't really fluid or easy to understand. The auto-lock on doesn't add anything. The camera and character movement are on the poorUnfortunately this game doesn't hold up over time. Younger me rented Z.O.E. shortly after the PS2s release and thought it was fun with amazing graphics. A second look shows its flaws. The game is a confusing experience and a little repetitive. The controls aren't really fluid or easy to understand. The auto-lock on doesn't add anything. The camera and character movement are on the poor side. A second look at this game shows how old it is. The Armored Core series was better with more to do. There are some Gundam games that are also more fun. Don't bother with Z.O.E. anymore. Being a Kojima game didn't save it in the long run. This feels like a C grade game with pretty graphics, even though its somewhat playable. Expand

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#61 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    83
    Gameplay is instinctive, chaotic, and breathtaking. Unfortunately, the entire thing is still very linear, a bit too segmented, and repetitive. [May 2003, p.124]
  2. The game is very story-heavy and linear because of the heavy focus on story. Outside of that, though, the game is a vast improvement over the previous game.
  3. An improvement in just about every way.