Zone of the Enders PlayStation 2

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. Fails to live up to the lofty Kojima standards but delivers a technically sound and smooth-playing experience.
  2. A beautiful and entertaining title that falls just short of the initial hype.
  3. 70
    Puts a futuristic twist in the high tech tale but is its storyline constructed like a Chicken Royale or a piece of nouvelle cuisine?
  4. When it clicks it's such a magnificent marriage of concept and execution (particularly the control) that we wish everything in it had been as well thought and designed as the portions which were given more attention (like the graphics).
  5. It is a fantastic ride, to be sure, but a shallow, all-too-brief and ultimately unfulfilling one.
  6. While Zone of the Enders is very arcadey and lacks the depth that will lead to much replayability, it does offer some very good and nicely-rendered mech mayhem.
  7. The fighting was fun but only to a point. After the endless battles with little variation even the fighting became tedious. Once that happened it was merely a matter of waiting for the game to end. Fortunately it was not a long wait. The game is ridiculously short.

Awards & Rankings

#43 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#58 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. NoahB.
    Jun 24, 2004
    10
    Z.O.E. is a GREAT game but it's "M" ,it should at least "T".But besides that it's an 11.
  2. Jul 26, 2013
    0
    This game is unplayable mess from every point of view.
    I strongly suggest you never launch this "game" even if you got it for free.
    Plot
    This game is unplayable mess from every point of view.
    I strongly suggest you never launch this "game" even if you got it for free.

    Plot is non-existant, main character makes me want to kill him every time he opens his mouth.

    Worst of all are awful gameplay mechanics and fact that this is unplayable without a strategy guide, because game NEVER explain what needs to be done next so its up to you to decide which of 5 already finished levels you must visit for 5th time to get another "password" to progress further.
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  3. Dec 26, 2013
    7
    So much potential in this one. But this great idea drowns in its redundant enemies, objectives, and landscapes. The story have some greatSo much potential in this one. But this great idea drowns in its redundant enemies, objectives, and landscapes. The story have some great moments but overall there is nothing special to offer. Full Review »