ZTGD's Scores

  • Games
For 2,631 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Ninja Gaiden Black
Lowest review score: 10 Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
Score distribution:
2,631 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the original game and are looking for a fighter on your new system, you can’t really go wrong here.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Bioshock Infinite is a really remarkable game. While the combat may get old at times the story never does, and I really don’t want to write anything about it, because discovering it was such a joy. Any complaints I had were immediately washed away by the game’s incredible ending, which is one of the best game endings I have ever experienced. It’s a well-polished, exceptional experience, and something that I would recommend to anyone.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Even with the disappointing multi-player this is one game you simply must own if you are a fan of the genre. I cannot stress enough how incredible the campaign of Dead Space 2 really is. If you even liked the first one, the sequel is a must own on so many levels. The tension will have you gripping the controller and sitting on the edge of your seat for its entirety.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Even with the disappointing multi-player this is one game you simply must own if you are a fan of the genre. I cannot stress enough how incredible the campaign of Dead Space 2 really is. If you even liked the first one, the sequel is a must own on so many levels. The tension will have you gripping the controller and sitting on the edge of your seat for its entirety.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With the full campaign mode taking you through different movies, the deleted scenes with their challenging levels and objectives, level creator that lets you upload and download levels online, and the local multiplayer, you have a ton of content all in a small $15 package. It really is a steal for what you're getting. The game play is fun and addicting, and the small problems I had with the first game have been ironed out completely. I highly suggest Joe Danger 2: The Movie without any doubts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    You will be hard pressed to find a better (legal) collection of Sega games in one place.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. The story is great and the combat has plenty of depth for any fan of RPG's. I can't recommend this game enough.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Even if you have played them already, the experience still feels fresh thanks to all the enhancements.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Halo 4 is a great return to form for the series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    For fans of the Might & Magic series, puzzle lovers, and those enamored of Puzzle Quest (in concept, gameplay, or both), I strongly recommend picking this up. Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes won't disappoint.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    You will be hard pressed to find a better (legal) collection of Sega games in one place.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The racing feels so spot on, and the dynamic weather effects and track conditions really give it that authentic feel.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It may be a somewhat short experience, but there's no denying the fact that the time you do spend with the game will be a great one.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I cannot emphasize enough how great this game truly is and how much respect I have for the team to make a game that not only impresses on a technical level, but somehow manages to make playing in this overdone war fun again.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 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. The outlandish boss battles and over-the-top action really make this game stand out amongst its peers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The gurus at Atlas have once again graced us with a fantastic piece of gaming art. If you own a 3DS, then you owe it to yourself to try this great game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Suda's crazy story actually works, and the jokes are downright funny at times.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I cannot emphasize enough how great this game truly is and how much respect I have for the team to make a game that not only impresses on a technical level, but somehow manages to make playing in this overdone war fun again.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Like the previous games before it, Dance Central 3 is just plain fun to play. Games that my entire family enjoys are rare, and it's even rarer that I enjoy playing those games on my own as well. Playing solo (with the blinds closed, of course), even on Easy, I worked up a pretty good sweat and had a blast doing it. With excellent motion recognition, a great track list and loads of multiplayer options, it remains the best dance game for Kinect.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Guerilla Games has done an amazing job of creating both a compelling campaign and a solid online component. The pacing is near perfect and the vehicle segments break up the action at just the right times.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An amazing game. I can't suggest it enough. RPG fans will fall in love with the customization of both your character and equipment, action fans will love the thought out combat and fantasy fans will love the lore and story.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    For new players, the systems in Hitman can take some getting used to. Once acclimated, my only real problem was deciding how I wanted to take out my target. With the incredible number of options, it's possible to play the same level multiple times, in a completely different way each time. Add to that the user created challenges, and the result is a fun game that has tons of replay value. With five difficulty settings, the game will appeal to both hardcore stealth fans and casual gamers alike, and it's a terrific package that anyone can enjoy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Saints Row The Third surprised the heck out of me. The GTA comparisons are inevitable, but they are vastly different games. While both hold a mirror up to reality, the reflections are vastly different. As absurd as GTA gets, it still keeps one foot firmly planted in reality. Saints Row has taken a flying leap off the roof of reality, howling the F-bomb while chugging a licensed energy drink all the way down… and I wouldn't have it any other way.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An incredibly fun experience that fans of the series will have a blast with. The new diversions and ridiculousness like Professor Genki's stuff just appeals to the crowd. Never once will you take this game seriously, and you shouldn't, but when it grabs you it never lets go until you are simply done having fun. I was never frustrated at the game. If I failed a mission I simply went back in and did something more bizarre, which is the beauty of Saints Row. As long as you know that going in, you will have a blast. I can't recommend this game enough, though. It simply defines what it means to have fun playing games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A must buy for any baseball fan. It is up there with some of the best baseball games of all time, and is one that deserves to go on your shelf. Sony literally hit it out of the park this year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While it stuck to what Empire: Total War did and didn't come up with a lot of new things, it was still a lot of fun to play. If you have the dough, you should pick this up.
    • 87 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the biggest highlights is the voice acting. With a slew of games having a great voice-acting cast, Darksiders is up there with the best.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that every PS3 owning baseball fan should reserve a spot on their shelf for this no doubt first ballot Hall of Famer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Saints Row 2 is the type of game soccer Moms will scream about. Why, I'm sure I don't know because it is clearly not for kids. Silly, Outrageous, Profane, Excessively Violent, Very Naughty, and Unapologetically so. And it is a hell of a lot of fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A fantastic expansion pack. It shrugged off a lot of the easy game play that was introduced in the last expansion and requires you to have to work for the best gear. Add onto that quests that redefine what you should expect from an MMO, and you have a winner in my books.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    My only gripe about GOW: COO is that is just too short. I completed the game on the normal difficulty in less than 5 hours on my first play through.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I would also love to see them bring back more of the unique puzzle designs featured in past games, but as a starting point, Tomb Raider is easily one of my favorite games of the year so far, and one I think deserves to be experienced by everyone. If you have a love for the series or third-person adventure games, this is a must play. Lara is back and better than ever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the biggest highlights is the voice acting. With a slew of games having a great voice-acting cast, Darksiders is up there with the best.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Torchlight is what happens when developers with a passion for what they do come together. You can tell the guys and gals that made this game truly love the genre and know what makes it fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you enjoy comic books or superhero games you truly need to experience this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The sweeping changes to the games career mode, the effort put in to increasing the quality of the presentation, and the incredible in ring action add a lot to an already great experience. With such a great foundation, UFC Undisputed has established itself as the clear frontrunner in the genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls is a fantastic game, with great environments and amazing boss battles. Unfortunately, most gamers will never see most of them. The bottom line is that this game is for the hardest of the hardcore.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem: Awakening is one of those games to which I couldn't help but become addicted. Even as someone that has a difficult time with strategy games, I was able to see just how brilliant this game is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Saints Row 2 is the type of game soccer Moms will scream about. Why, I'm sure I don't know because it is clearly not for kids. Silly, Outrageous, Profane, Excessively Violent, Very Naughty, and Unapologetically so. And it is a hell of a lot of fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Fez
    For what is a very reasonable price of 800MSP, Fez is a game that will give you hours of gameplay. There are still questions unanswered, even with the collective mind of the internet, so who knows how much the game has to offer. I do know that, even now, you will get a lot of enjoyment and frustration from this game if you are at all interested in puzzles. The cuteness and originality far exceeded my first expectations, and bodes for an overall excellent game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The sweeping changes to the games career mode, the effort put in to increasing the quality of the presentation, and the incredible in ring action add a lot to an already great experience. With such a great foundation, UFC Undisputed has established itself as the clear frontrunner in the genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is one game that should be on every sports fan's shelf.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is one game that should be on every sports fan's shelf.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you’re into fighting games and have yet to try out KOF, you should definitely check out the Steam Edition.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 6 is truly one of the best experiences I have had with a game this year. It is just loaded with content, and playing co-op with a friend is definitely a blast.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Bionic Commando Rearmed is the epitome of how to remake a game for the next generation. If you were a fan of the original you will love the attention to detail and classically epic soundtrack. If you are new to the series you will grow to love the swinging mechanic, once you get the hang of it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As a whole, Lair of the Shadow Broker is amazing. They mix up the pace and give the game a fresh feel, while still holding true to what makes it one of my top choices for my game of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For those of you who own all the Halo 3 content, your still getting a full single player experience, and a great co-op multiplayer add-on. For the rest of us the value is only bigger, for me I got dozens of new maps, Firefight, and the story all of which have so far been a blast to play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The epitome of how to remake a game for the next generation. If you were a fan of the original you will love the attention to detail and classically epic soundtrack. If you are new to the series you will grow to love the swinging mechanic, once you get the hang of it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Simply put, Zuma's Revenge is a blast. While lacking the difficulty of the original's adventure mode, the score challenges, iron frog mode and boss battles more than make up for it. New mechanics and some terrific powerups combine with excellent gameplay to make a great, fast paced strategy game. The combination of simple gameplay and strategy make it a classic "just one more" game, and something all types of gamer can enjoy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is easily my vote for best downloadable game of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With all of its improvements FIFA Soccer 09 is by far the most impressive upgrade to any sports title this year. If you are even remotely a fan of the sport FIFA 09 is a must-buy.
    • 84 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With all of its improvements FIFA Soccer 09 is by far the most impressive upgrade to any sports title this year. If you are even remotely a fan of the sport FIFA 09 is a must-buy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An interesting conundrum. For what it is it is flawless. The representation of the famous foursome is impeccable and dripping with fan service. The selection of songs is disappointing, but with future DLC you will likely be able to enjoy all of your favorite tunes for a price. Beatles fans need not even hesitate; just buy the game.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An interesting conundrum. For what it is it is flawless. The representation of the famous foursome is impeccable and dripping with fan service. The selection of songs is disappointing, but with future DLC you will likely be able to enjoy all of your favorite tunes for a price. Beatles fans need not even hesitate; just buy the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Like nothing else I have played.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive 5 has been a long time coming, but I definitely feel it was worth it. Fans of the series are likely to be satisfied with the amount of content within. The new characters are great, the guest characters are fun and the new mechanics create a new way to play without sacrificing familiarity. This is a supremely polished title outside of the questionable online portion. Hopefully, they can clean that up shortly after launch and continue supporting it with future costume and stage DLC. This game has legs if things come together, and being a fan as long as I have I can say, it feels good to be back.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely an improvement over its already incredible lineage. The Champion mode is fantastic, and nearly worth the price of admission on its own. Couple that with the rock-solid gameplay and suite of great online modes, and you have a game that's fit for not only huge boxing fans, but anyone that likes to beat up on their friends a bit.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With so much focus these days on polygons and lighting effects it is nice to see that some developers can still create a gorgeous experience using traditional methods.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can’t stress enough how much I love the look and feel of Sunset Overdrive. The style alone was worth the price of admission. Everything about it feels fresh. It isn’t derivative of other games, even though it borrows heavily from several.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely an improvement over its already incredible lineage. The Champion mode is fantastic, and nearly worth the price of admission on its own. Couple that with the rock-solid gameplay and suite of great online modes, and you have a game that's fit for not only huge boxing fans, but anyone that likes to beat up on their friends a bit.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those that own a Vita I suggest picking up Vanillaware’s entry on the machine. It is gorgeous, with stylistic and deep combat, and just plain enjoyable. Anyone clamoring for more software on Sony’s portable should look no further.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely the best of the series, and easily the most streamlined of the genre. The option for importing songs is disappointing, but everything else is finally up to par with that other music game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    HD Remix is a superb edition of a timeless game complete with nearly flawless online gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Any fan of Enemy Unknown should pick this up without a doubt. The new upgrades are awesome and the new missions and maps keep things fresh well into the 20 hour mark. Fans of strategy games should look into this as well, as it has something for everyone.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Take my advice don’t rent this one, just go out and buy it there is enough stuff to see and do after you finish the game to keep you playing for a long time afterwards.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for even more pinball in your life, these are some good ones to add to the collection, just keep in mind, you may want to turn the volume down unless you enjoy being annoyed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have a passion for action games, the Metroidvania style or just gorgeous animation in general, you need to play this game. It is definitely packed and more than worth the price of admission, and it is quite possibly my favorite XBLA game to come out this year. This is what Summer of Arcade was designed for.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a PSP title, the game is very competent. For a simulation baseball game, you can't really beat MLB 11 The Show.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is a fun, frantic puzzle game that I really enjoyed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With over sixty playable characters, kreate-a-fighter, and all the mini-games packed in you get more than your money's worth. MK fans will drool with delight seeing some of their favorite fighters from every game packed into one arena.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 13 is a fantastic update to the series. It feels like a complete overhaul. Sure, some of the new things will need tweaking in the years to come, but this is a great step in the right direction.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are enough improvements to both exploration and combat to appease the old school FF players while keeping the game play fresh. If you're a fan of Japanese RPG's, you'll love the game. Despite the story slowing down at times, the game is really impressive and a lot of fun to play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Revelations really knocks it out of the park when it comes to bringing that classic Resident Evil feel but a bit more modernized.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It completely changes the way an entire genre is played. Though the game has its share of problems it succeeds in not only becoming the Xbox 360’s best hockey game, but the systems best sports game in general.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is one of the hardest in the series, the bosses are still awesome and the old-school challenges will keep you pulling your hair out for months.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is still one of the best games of last year, and the enhancements make it one of the best looking games to come out in a while.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether this is their way of trying to make the avid fans of the series who imported the JPN version of the game double dip in order to play with their friends or just a minor bug is unclear, but it’s a shame nonetheless. Still, even with the issue of compatibility of different region copies of the game, P4U2 sets a high standard for how to do a sequel to a fighting game right.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it’s all said and done, ibb and obb is a great puzzle game, built from the ground up with Co-Op in mind, and it’s an absolute blast to grab a like-minded buddy to tackle this challenging and highly rewarding game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is the first game on these new consoles that screams next generation game play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dishonored is truly a gem in a field of sequels and "me-too" titles flooding the market. It is a new IP developed with a lot of the conventions of game design in mind. From the beginning the game draws you into the world and never lets you go.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead Season 2 has finally hit its stride for me. I really didn’t enjoy episode 1 too much due to both technical issues and having to set up back-story for many characters. Episode 2 remedies that by fixing all the bugs, putting the player in constant tense situations and having some truly frightening set pieces.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a freshman effort in an established franchise Neversoft has done just about everything perfectly. The game feels like Guitar Hero with just enough new spice to make it feel fresh at the same time. The track list is absolutely amazing and the addition of online and co-op career are much welcome additions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once again The Show stands out as a must own for sports fans looking to dive in at home or on the go.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the regular fighting game players, this is a no brainer. People that once were into Street Fighter IV will find enough here to bring them right back into the fray.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clocking in at around twenty hours and with time attack/new game + unlocking after the completion of the game, there’s a lot to see and explore. While I was a bit surprised to find that the normal difficulty was a bit too easy for Ys standards and wished that I had started off on hard mode, I had a great time with Adol and company exploring the land of Celceta.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is just so original and fun to play that you would be hard-pressed to not enjoy it. If you even remotely like games like Final Fight and Streets of Rage, then Guardian Heroes should be in your collection. Don't let this classic slip into obscurity for a second time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, there is a lot of things to see and do, and if you are one of the five people that have yet to experience this game, there has never been a better time than now.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Besides the excellent story and dialogue localization, tight controls and new gameplay elements, the art direction is top-o-the line.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a title with both style and substance and a hint of nostalgia, Citizens of Earth is your next RPG purchase.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pinball FX 2 is one of the best impulse games on the market. It is great for twenty minute sessions or two hour marathons. If you are a fan of pinball in general, you need to download this impressive collection.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hitman: Blood Money accomplishes what it set out to do, improve on an already successful game formula with minor improvements that fans have been asking for. Both seasoned veterans and new comers to the series will take well to this game that tackles the world of contract killing, with a sadistic smile.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is plenty here to keep you occupied for at least 20 hours if you want to max everything out. Some may be a bit disappointed in the size by comparison, but for $40 this game is twice as long as most full-priced titles.