ZTGD's Scores

  • Games
For 3,011 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Dark Souls II
Lowest review score: 10 Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
Score distribution:
3011 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Silent Hill Origins is a solid entry in the franchise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Zombie Apocalypse is a great addition to both downloadable services. It is mindless fun that can feel repetitive if you let it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Destiny is a new direction for Bungie in many ways, yet familiar ground in others. The similar storytelling is only accented by the phenomenal gunplay. The boring mission structure is forgivable due to the cooperative nature of the game. It seems for everything the game does wrong, it makes up for it with something else.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A solid action game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Zombie Apocalypse is a great addition to both downloadable services. It is mindless fun that can feel repetitive if you let it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The length of the game is probably its biggest weakness, but the robust multi-player makes up for the short campaign.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Kart Racing may not be the most original title in the stable of franchises, but it sure is loads of fun, especially with four people. The lack of online does hinder the experience a bit, but if you don't care about taking it to cyber space and enjoy NASCAR even a little, there is a ton of fun to be had with this peculiar title.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A solid DS title that uses a familiar game style that its target demographic is likely not to appreciate. The play time is a bit short clocking in at just under three hours, and with a lack of any type of multi-player or online capabilities there isn't much reason to revisit the game after completion.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The length of the game is probably its biggest weakness, but the robust multi-player makes up for the short campaign.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The most important thing to remember about all of this though is that this collection was intended for the fans. Much like Atlus’ other efforts delivering this title the way it was intended in the beginning is likely an event for fans of the original games.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you have a PS4 and you enjoy a more methodical FPS and want to see some really pretty visuals, Shadow Fall is a good choice.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of Spider-Man, the game is worth picking up, but if you aren't, you might want to wait until the price drops. If you are planning on picking this game up, see the movie before purchasing it so you can avoid the spoilers. You have been warned.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Tales of Despereaux is a surprisingly fun title that takes the basis of what makes these types of game fun and runs with it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Bleach may be a short experience in story mode, but there are plenty of other things to do in the game that could easily last you 10 to 15 hours. The combat, while satisfying, can become tiresome.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The biggest problem with Ferrari Challenge is the same one that plagues most racing games that choose to focus on one specific vehicle; lack of variety.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The lack of reason to return to the campaign will no doubt hurt the experience, but what is here is worth venturing through. If you are a fan of the stealth genre then I highly recommend checking out SouthPeak's latest title.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    On one hand it does exactly what it set out to do: deliver a solid brain-teaser game focused on math problems and logic. On the other hand it fails at several game design choices such as frustrating AI and poor presentation.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Simply put Dragon Ball Raging Blast is a game for fans of the long running anime series. Its does its job not perfectly, but well. The game does make you feel like super saiyan at times, and then turns around and makes you feel like a green blooded Namek instead.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    As an overall episode, Beyond the Alley of the Dolls is good, but it's starting to slow the pace of the season, which is not something you want to do right before the finale.
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    • 73 Critic Score
    For puzzle fanatics, Pengi is a great value, boasting over 100,000 puzzles at only $1.99 in the App Store. It feels very familiar, reminding me of the blocks-on-ice puzzles in Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and other games.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun I could have with a game if I stopped worrying about everything it didn't do, and just enjoyed what it did. Even with its problems Rise of Cobra is an entertaining, and fun experience for fans of the subject matter.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Simply put Dragon Ball Raging Blast is a game for fans of the long running anime series. Its does its job not perfectly, but well. The game does make you feel like super saiyan at times, and then turns around and makes you feel like a green blooded Namek instead.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you are a Black Ops nut, then I'm sure you will get your money's worth. If you are the sort of person who just dips in and out of Black Ops, you might be better served by waiting for the pack to go on sale in a few months time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you liked Atelier Rorona and are looking for a similar experience with a few upgrades, you will really enjoy this game, especially if you enjoyed the characters in Rorona...Keep in mind, if fetch quests are not your thing, or if you can't stand bubbly characters, you may want to steer clear of this game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Warlords is the seed of a very fun game surrounded by the withered husk of a shell that does not let it reach its full potential.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The PC version does offer controller play, which is always nice for a console gamer such as me. It even maps all the buttons for the 360 controller right away with no need of mapping them yourself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Tron: Evolution is a game that has so much going for it, but lets itself down at the last hurdle. With average combat and poorly designed free running, the game ultimately redeems itself in the story.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Tron: Evolution is a game that has so much going for it, but lets itself down at the last hurdle. With average combat and poorly designed free running, the game ultimately redeems itself in the story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Corpse Party has a lot in common with fully interactive point-and-click games. The tone, storytelling and characters make what could have been a plodding experience, truly memorable. It's wonderful that XSeed has brought this over and, hopefully, will do well enough to encourage more of these unique titles to make a North American appearance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The no-holds-barred simulation aspect is obviously geared towards fans of simulation while a lack of tutorial makes it abundantly clear the game was not designed for fans of arcade racing. If you have been hungering for a true racing simulation then Race Pro has a lot to offer if you can get past the bland presentation and graphical hiccups. For everyone else you might want to look elsewhere for your road rage satisfaction.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Unchained Blades has some rather impressive things going for it. The story is interesting, the combat is decent and the voice acting and presentation are top notch.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    This game may have an HD upgrade, but it still plays a lot like a game from 2003.
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    • 73 Critic Score
    A fine way to pass the time, Barstar is great to play for just 5 minutes on the bus, or half an hour at home. You will probably get bored after prolonged periods of play, but if you are like me you will end up going back regularly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The game clocks in at less than three hours with a skilled gamer at the helm, but kids interested in taking Sid and his friends on a fun journey will find plenty to love.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Crash Mind Over Mutant is the kind of game that does nothing inherently wrong, but also fails to do anything to set itself apart from the herd.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun I could have with a game if I stopped worrying about everything it didn't do, and just enjoyed what it did. Even with its problems Rise of Cobra is an entertaining, and fun experience for fans of the subject matter.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The game clocks in at less than three hours with a skilled gamer at the helm, but kids interested in taking Sid and his friends on a fun journey will find plenty to love.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    We Ski & Snowboard is the textbook definition of a casual game. Rarely do you find yourself pushing forward to unlock new areas or challenges, and outside of posting some pictures on the Wii Message Board the game lacks interactivity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Gotham City Impostors really is a fantastic use of the Batman License, with some unique and clever variants on a popular game genre. But the continuing attempt to part you from more money and the server/matchmaking issues really drag the game down.
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    • 72 Critic Score
    With the 12 new missions and the changes to the game play, it really should be hard not to recommend Modern Times. However, a $15 price tag does seem a bit steep for what you get and should have really been five dollars cheaper. If you are a die-hard fan of the franchise, then go and treat yourself. For those who only like to dip their toes a bit, waiting for a price drop may be prudent.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Overall the quirky storyline and the witty dialogue help push The Baconing above the label of 'Another boring button masher'. Those that played the first two games may feel that they have had their fill of Spanktopia; but as a first time visitor, I found it to be a very enjoyable game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The combat is competent if not a bit repetitive and the story is entertaining from start to finish.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Overall, while the game is a significant improvement over last years version, it's disappointing that many of the problems with the game weren't ironed out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Phineas and Ferb is a solid addition to the ever-growing library of family-friendly DS games. With responsive controls and a colorful art style this DS title is sure to be a hit with kids who are fans of the cartoon.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Jeremy McGrath's Offroad is a tight package that serves its purpose. There isn't an endless well of content, but what is here is really fun. You can see all it has to offer in a day, but perfecting races and upgrading vehicles will keep you coming back for a while. If you are like me and enjoy a good offroad racer, this is a solid purchase. The price tag is perfect, and the fun is genuine. Now back to dreaming about a true Rally Cross successor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Overall, while the game is a significant improvement over last years version, it's disappointing that many of the problems with the game weren't ironed out.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The combat is competent if not a bit repetitive and the story is entertaining from start to finish.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In the end Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of a New World is exactly what you would expect for the sequel to the Gamecube original. Problem is that it feels like it was made for that system. Technical shortcomings aside if you enjoy the genre there is a lot to love here.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The games are fun, diverse and work surprisingly well in conjunction with the mat and Wii remote.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    For twenty bucks it is hard not to recommend Brain Puzzles to anyone looking for a solid collection of mind teasers, just be aware of what you are getting into before diving in.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the original game but found it frustrating, than Grave Danger will be a welcome addition. However, if you loved the challenge of the original this one will likely be a cakewalk by comparison.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you have young ones who adore Jack Black's loveable CGI panda then Legendary Warriors is a solid addition to your Wii library.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Surge Deluxe is perfect for a handheld system, allowing the player to dip in and out as they please.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Sniper Elite V2 is a solid game that is surprisingly more fun to play than it should be. There really isn't much like it, and Rebellion has done an amazing job of piecing it all together.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Even with its rickety presentation Bolt is a highly entertaining and truly enjoyable experience that fans of the movie will enjoy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 is really a case of more of the same. Fans of the original will enjoy the minor tweaks scattered around, but newcomers likely won't find anything to set this game apart from others in the genre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 is really a case of more of the same. Fans of the original will enjoy the minor tweaks scattered around, but newcomers likely won't find anything to set this game apart from others in the genre.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Even with its rickety presentation Bolt is a highly entertaining and truly enjoyable experience that fans of the movie will enjoy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A solid movie tie-in game with a few setbacks. While light years beyond the mess that was Order of the Phoenix, it still needs a few tweaks to be considered a great game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Naruto Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress is a prime of example of if it isn't broken, don't fix it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    SingStar Queen is a great addition to the band-specific discs that Sony continues to release. If you are a fan the 25 songs on the disc are more than enough to warrant a purchase.
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    • 72 Critic Score
    For the small asking price, Sugar & Spice and Not So Nice is a great excuse to go back and revisit a little gem of a game. There are a few hours worth of gameplay there and the gags are more than worth it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a solid movie tie-in game with a few setbacks. While light years beyond the mess that was Order of the Phoenix, it still needs a few tweaks to be considered a great game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Legend of the Guardians is a very solid game that is hindered by its short play time and lack of reason to come back for more.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Legend of the Guardians is a very solid game that is hindered by its short play time and lack of reason to come back for more.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A surprisingly deep game with some rough edges. If you can manage to get a grip on the controls and combat you will quickly grow to enjoy what the game has to offer.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Rapala Fishing Frenzy 2009 is probably the best fishing game I have encountered in quite some time. It has inventive controls, superb visuals (minus the slowdown) and enough challenges to keep you occupied for months to come. The lack of true online really dampens the experience though and makes me wonder what could have been.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    FUEL has a ton of potential, and moments of brilliance stashed under its rough exterior. The problems are hard to ignore though, and unless you have a ton of time to dedicate to it, the races will likely grow boring long before you uncover half of this massive world.
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    • 71 Critic Score
    Mixing the classic crayon phenomenon with Wii remote interactivity is a brilliant idea, and one that will provide fun for kids and parents. The staggering difficulty curve makes playing on anything harder than easy a chore for younger gamers, and the levels suffer from being a bit too long for their own good, but everything else is a unique adventure that younger gamers will eat up.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Iron Man is a surprisingly deep game with some rough edges. If you can manage to get a grip on the controls and combat you will quickly grow to enjoy what the game has to offer.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    FUEL has a ton of potential, and moments of brilliance stashed under its rough exterior. The problems are hard to ignore though, and unless you have a ton of time to dedicate to it, the races will likely grow boring long before you uncover half of this massive world.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Helix is a simple game that can be a lot of fun if you don’t mind looking bizarre while playing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    King Arthur 2 surprised me with its approach to the RTS genre by adding such an in-depth story mechanic. Although this may become a bit boring for some players, it certainly adds to the story. I'm not sure if it is for everyone, but fans of the previous game, and of the genre in general, will find this an enjoyable romp, with plenty to keep them occupied for many, many hours.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    There are a lot of things to love about PowerUp Forever: the trippy visuals, addictive old-school style of gameplay, but there are also some things that tend to weight it down. Lack of multi-player, repetitive gameplay and generic sound effects keep this one from being a classic in its genre. However, if you are a fan of games like Mutant Storm and Geometry Wars then PowerUp Forever is likely to satisfy your need for twin-stick shooters
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    I wish the game had focused more on interesting locales and elements like the first game, although the improved combat is definitely appreciated. If you loved the first game Dog Days is worth checking out. The online package is worth the price of admission alone, but if you are only interested in the single-player portion you may be better off with a weekend rental.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    I wish the game had focused more on interesting locales and elements like the first game, although the improved combat is definitely appreciated. If you loved the first game Dog Days is worth checking out. The online package is worth the price of admission alone, but if you are only interested in the single-player portion you may be better off with a weekend rental.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Every important piece of Defenders of Ardania is individually well done. The factions are similar enough to feel balanced, while different enough to maintain distinct identities. The models are attractive; their designs innovative enough to avoid an entirely generic feel, and even the levels in which they appear are interesting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Tokyo Beat Down is the definition of quirky. The narrow appeal of both the outlandish storyline and repetitive gameplay will appeal to such a limited audience it is no wonder that Atlus is the one publishing it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thief stumbles in some areas, but purely as a stealth game it does have some shining moments.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a cutesy game with pretty much an entire Japanese soundtrack and theme. If you’re into this type of game, then you’ll enjoy it. If you’re not, then you won’t.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    While it certainly won't be lining up against MLB: The Show for comparison shots anytime soon, Bobblehead Battle is a fun time killer that shines against other human players.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puppeteer is an odd game. There is no better way to put it, but it is also unique and charming in its presentation. I found the platforming and combat a bit rudimentary for my tastes, but I still couldn’t stop pressing forward to see what the next level looked like.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WWE All Stars on the PSP shouldn't be your first choice of all the available platform options, but if you are looking for a wrestling game that is fun and plays quickly on the go, it's a great choice.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    DanceMasters is not a terrible game, just one that has been overshadowed by its competition.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whispering Willows was an enjoyable time, and for those that like a decent story, side scrolling exploration, and the idea of talking to ghosts, I’d recommend it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most people won’t even know what this game is, but as an on the go Vita player, it’s a title you just might want check out.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cloudberry Kingdom is a fun romp with a good gimmick to keep it fresh. I can easily see players getting lost in the challenge, while others will stop simply because of the frustration that comes from the later levels. While it could use some spice in the presentation department, there is no denying that Cloudberry Kingdom accomplishes what it sets out to do; and it does it very well.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a nice find for younger gamers who have patience for puzzlers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I loved my time with Serious Sam Double D XXL, but it certainly isn’t going to set the world on fire. From someone who has serious fatigue for the series, XXL was a fresh twist on a familiar idea. Anyone who enjoys the series should check it out. Just don’t go into it expecting revolution and you will be fine. Serious Sam has a specific audience and XXL caters to that. Now just get rid of Huff and bring on the sequel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Munchables was a surprise for me. The game looked like another cheap cartoon knock-off, and ended up being very entertaining.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Code Lyoko: Quest for Infinity is a standard platformer that delivers more fan-service than anything else.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like I mentioned earlier, don't expect anything here in terms of features. This disc is truly just an excuse to sell these titles at retail.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a hectic game that can get overwhelming at times, but still a lot of fun when taking out multiple ghosts with a well placed shot.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Recommending this game isn’t hard, in fact I can’t think of a reason not to buy this game. With a nice price, fast-paced action, and tons of giant bugs to demolish this is one of the most satisfying experiences on the Xbox 360 to date.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Alice in Wonderland is a delightful change of pace from the usual drivel the Wii churns out from third party developers. The environments are faithful to the movie; the adventure is fun and diverse enough for kids to enjoy, and the focus on making the game accessible all serve it well. This is one game that manages to satisfy all of the criteria of being a solid movie tie-in while not sacrificing the normal quality aspects to get there.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    “FORCED” feels like a game made for a very specific niche of players who really enjoy co-op games with a bit of a brain and have a thing for leaderboards.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All problems that I had aside, Hybrid is a decent game, in which a lot of people will likely sink a lot of time into. The concepts that it introduces such as the persistent world of seasons and cover to cover combat are clever, and the game can be fun at times, but I would play the 60 minute demo before dropping the fifteen dollars, considering there is nothing outrageously new being brought to the table.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At $15, it is hard to wholeheartedly recommend a game that, while pleasantly quirky, alienates you, but there is no denying that underneath the bumpy mechanics is a game that aims to please.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Xbox 360 version of the game lets you import your own music, but besides only being able to use your music in one game mode, the game just doesn’t do a very good job of bumping the background to your music.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new take on the game has tons of potential to be fantastic and with a few tweaks to the overall engine and trick system this could easily be a nice compliment to the already great franchise.