ZTGD's Scores

  • Games
For 2,473 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Halo 3
Lowest review score: 10 Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
Score distribution:
2,473 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DiRT 2 is about as good of a sequel as you can ask for. It took everything that made the original so good and amplified it, while still managing to address all of the criticisms.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sin and Punishment: Star Successor is a nice follow-up to the cult classic from the N64 days. If you are an old-school Treasure fan you may be turned off by some of the casual changes to the core experience, but it still retains that classic feel.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    FuturLab took the familiar concept of a shoot 'em up, gave it some new life and threw in some unique mechanics that really make the game shine.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of torture games such as Super Meat Boy and Trials will undoubtedly find a lot to love about Spelunky. It is brutally difficult, but never unfair. You will spend so much time replaying the first set of levels that, in theory, it sounds like it would get boring. But after hundreds of deaths I am still coming back for more. That speaks volumes about the game's design. If you want a challenge and enjoy the harsh consequences for your actions, then Spelunky is your game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What really brings these to life is the attention to detail. Zen worked closely with Lucasfilm to capture all the essence of the Star Wars universe. Whenever new dialogue was needed, the studio created it for Zen. This was a collaborative effort that heightens the experience. The layout of each table is recognizable, and the care packed in will bring a smile to Star Wars fans young and old.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Resistance 2 is an excellent game with fantastic art direction, but there is no longer that special hint of something greater. Without that golden touch, Resistance 2 plays like an accomplished shooter in which you progress through a straightforward campaign with fellow grunting tough guys in a battle against an impossible foe.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The captivating Flower manages to be both uncomplicated and deep. While many games fail to truly engage the player this highly conceptual title succeeds, and is more immersive than many feature-driven titles dare to dream.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Diablo III is a fantastic game that gets even better on consoles. This is something I never thought I would say.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pikmin 3 is a fantastic game that oozes with charm. The levels are short enough that they scream “just one more day”. It also helps that game play is so tight, and the design feels so good. While it may not be my most anticipated franchise from the Nintendo stables, I cannot help but fall in love with the quirky Koppites and their quest for food. Pikmin 3 is one of the best reasons to own a Wii U so far.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Velocity Ultra stands as one of my favorite 2D scrolling shooters and a pleasant surprise that harkened back to the day where I was eagerly looking forward to each new release in the genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet remains one of Sony's most endearing franchises and the PSP version is definitely on par with the quality of the series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    GRID is the type of game that straddles the line between sim and arcade so well that it actually works on both levels.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is the kind of game that makes me appreciate why I love videogames. It really defines a time when things were not taken too seriously and the focus was more on style and gameplay than anything else.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not a difficult game, but with bolts, Zoni, Skill Points, holoplans, Constructo Mods, space missions, Trophies and Challenge Mode, there's an abundance of gameplay. It's a robust single player experience, and I particularly love that Insomniac has kept their signature Skill Points, with their own quirky requirements, separate from Trophies.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There is so much to see and do in NBA 2K14 it can feel overwhelming for someone like me who isn’t a huge fan of the sport. The sheer attention to detail and ease of use though really drew me into the experience. The Lebron story mode is a novel idea, and the presentation is simply awe-inspiring.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I spent quite a bit of time hanging out in the Velvet Room fusing new Persona.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exactly what you would expect from the series. The fast paced action is still among the best available and the visuals set a new bar for shooters. PC gamers may balk at the lack of features out of the box, but PS3 owners looking for a great online shooter will have a hard time finding a better option this winter.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias is one of the best downloadable games you will play this year. The sheer amount of detail and care poured into this title secretes from every flick of the Wii remote. The motion controls are better than most every other game on the system and the art directions is absolutely jaw-dropping at times. I cannot recommend this title enough to anyone who enjoys a solid platformer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Overall, I cannot stress enough that if you own a Wii, you need to own this game. It is one of the most fun, unique and charming platforming games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Unlike a lot of music games, DJ Hero 2 is more than just an extended track pack with a few tweaks; it's a totally new and improved game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you had any question about getting this enormous expansion, my suggestion is do it. You shouldn't need any other reason, in fact, you should not even bother with reading reviews on it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It still has that addicting game play, and it’s still a fast game that is easy to pick up and play. The new mechanics are interesting, and even when I found them a little daunting at times, I still had a blast with the overall game play.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unconventional and beautiful, Valkyria Chronicles delivers a game that is both deep and whimsical.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game will keep you playing for months to come with its massive online component and solid single-player experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Boom Blox Bash Party is the definition of how to take a great game and make it even better.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There is plenty of content here, enough it seems to keep a child entertained from age three all the way through to six.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is the type of game fans usually get only once a generation. The sheer amount of passion and care that was taken to ensure balance, accessibility, and enjoyment is nearly unmatched.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It feels less robust than the last game, but the amount of fun I derived is more than worth diving in for. Grab yourself a donkey beer and a tentacle bat, it is time for some virtual stimulation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For those that don’t already own the game, this is without a doubt the best package available, but I have to imagine that audience is significantly small. It also lacks enough new to warrant double-dipping for those that already own the game on another platform.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Metallica songs just seem to lend themselves to this type of game. The note charts are a blast and the presentation is top-notch.