ZTGD's Scores

  • Games
For 3,511 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 71% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Gears of War 2
Lowest review score: 10 Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
Score distribution:
3511 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The action is about as tight as in World at War, but the hub town kills the momentum. In exchange, though, you get demonic Nazis and fun retro-scifi weapons. If you can't get enough FPS action, and can't wait for Modern Warfare 2, this is worth twelve hours of your life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, this game offers a solid RPG experience despite its flaws it also has many things going for it, and makes a nice addition to the PS2s massive RPG collection.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    SBK X Superbike World Championship is overall just a pretty average game. Yes, it will appeal to the diehard fans of these types of games, and I am sure they will sink quite a few hours into it. The problem lies again with what I said about spreading out their game modes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With a huge lineup of real players, unique and intuitive game play mechanics, and a solid multi-player component (even if it remains offline) The BIGS is more than worth the price of admission.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A solid, deep game it gets a lot of things right and is such an improvement over its predecessor it is an ideal pick for gamers looking to try the series - and a must have for gamers disillusioned with the last iteration's meager graphical effort.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For under $20 you simply won’t find a better game to spruce up your dusty PS2 and if you aren’t careful you may end up having some serious fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It is well worth the 800 points just to blast around for a little while when you aren’t playing CoD4 or Halo 3.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Truth is, $15 is a good price for a fun game, but I'm still not sure why you would choose to spend it here.
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    • 75 Critic Score
    That said, things end with some aplomb. There are dramatic cliff hangers across each of the narrative arcs, and these provide a pretty clear indication that things will all come to a fiery head as the series moves towards its concluding episodes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Star Wars Battlefront II stumbles out of the gate with its progression system. I hope it gets ironed out because the underlying multiplayer is extremely fun. The campaign is short and sweet, but a little too fan-servic-y for me. As it stands this is a solid sequel with some highly noticeable blemishes. I will continue to play because of my love for Star Wars, but I do hope it gets ironed out before players lose interest.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Scene It? Movie Night: Mega Movies is a nice addition to the Scene It? fFamily of games that adds questions from 20 of today's biggest movies.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Knack 2 is the proper way to do a sequel. The ideas are solid and platform games of this quality are few and far between. I really did not like the first game, and was ready to write this one off as well. After spending some time with it though, it shocked me. It is also quite lengthy. The campaign clocks in at around a meaty 12 hours with the option to return for treasures, challenge mode, and of course co-op. This game is much better than it has any right to be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    My daughter loves Princess Debut, and what's not to like? What girl in her right mind wouldn't want to be sucked into a swirling vortex in her closet and forced to dance just so that she can "find a man"?? On second thought, don't answer that.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    From the shoot-out at the beginning of the game to final confrontation with Sosa, this game does not disappoint on action. You may find the side missions some what boring, but selling cocaine and cussing out random people has never been more fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Madden on the Wii U definitely has some growing pains, but I am excited to see how it turns out in the years to come. The Gamepad screen definitely enhances the experience ten-fold here. If they can clean up the stutters and toss in the Infinity Engine, this will definitely be the version to beat in the years to come. Still, if you don't have access to the other consoles, and this is your only way to play Madden, you will be perfectly happy with this version. It has almost everything found in the other versions and awesome Gamepad screen support that isn't available on any other console.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Really the only crime Touchmaster commits is not being upgraded with any extra features. You get exactly what you see here and while this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can leave some gamers who have come to expect loads of extra content a bit disappointed in the end.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s still not going to go down as a world class RPG that everyone should play, but If/Compa fans will get a lot out of it, and it does some interesting things with its mechanics that I think many JRPG fans will enjoy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All in all, Zombie Driver HD is not a bad game. There is sadly no multiplayer to speak of, which is a missed opportunity in my opinion. Being able to tear up the streets with a friend would have added to the enjoyment. The game does offer enough content for a good time, and the improved HD visuals make the on-screen carnage really pop. If you are a fan of car combat games and killing mindless zombies, I suggest checking this one out.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Book of Shadows is a very interesting game. I do enjoy good visual novels, and for the most part, this game tells a rather compelling tale. Granted, it won't be for everyone, but if you don't mind a good amount of gore and some really creepy set pieces, then this game will not disappoint.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game feels unique, looks good, and adds a new twist not seen in a lot of multiplayer games.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Midway has gone above and beyond the call of duty and delivered a surprisingly fun little brawler that really benefits from the source material.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An amazing fan-service production wrapped around a mediocre platformer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even on the highest difficulty, matches are often too easy to win, as the AI doesn’t even take advantage of the limb damage system and pulls off whatever random attacks it can at the time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Blur has its flaws, and a lot of them are the result of good ideas not working out, this however doesn't deter from the fun factor that the game produces.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You definitely know what you are getting into beforehand, and the improvements in this year’s version definitely make it worth the price of admission.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The main game is still undeniably fun, and anyone who enjoyed the first (or likes a good challenge) should check it out. Just be warned, it’s an occasionally bumpy ride.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The controls are silky smooth and responsive, the visuals are fantastic, and the multi-player is certainly proficient, but nothing really makes it stand out from the herd.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game play is fast and exciting, but also challenging. The presentation is, in a word, cool.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, New Little King's Story is a good strategy role-playing game that's fun for the whole family. Despite some of the shortcomings, I still had a fun time with the game. If you missed it on Wii I definitely recommend giving New Little King's Story a go.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If there is one thing Army of Two can brag about though its presentation. Visually this game is a monster, sporting some nicely detailed environments and great looking character models.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There’s no doubt in my mind that Neverwinter is most certainly a fun game to play, standing proudly amongst the other F2P MMOs as one of the front liners. However, the suspect use of the F2P model along with a linear, unimaginative quest progression and a lack of good end game content make me feel it still has much to grow before I can proclaim it to be the F2P that completely wiped away the stigma they hold in today’s game market.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For Kingdom Hearts fans, you more than likely need to pick this game up. Even casual action RPG fans should give this game a shot. Just be ready to have some fun with the combat and some really nice aspects mixed with some questionable ones.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There is a lot to love in Unity, like tons of content to keep you busy for hours on end, but you have to be willing to overlook its truly ugly shortcomings.
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    • 75 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of these types of experiences you will be hard pressed to find a better offering than Amaze’s Disney Friends, and having the names and faces of such adored characters certainly doesn’t hurt it’s appeal.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The only other problem I had with the game was the fact that Metal Gear doesn't translate well into a portable game. When you spend 5-7 minutes in a cut scene just to do 2 minutes of game play, the portability is just not there.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All in all I don't hate The Forgotten Sands, I just feel like this game was put out to capitalize on the release of the movie. I know that Ubisoft said the game was in the making before they launched the 2008 PoP, but I don't buy it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Blood Stone is a solid game that without the license most people would write off as just another humdrum shooters. Still being such a huge fan of the property I couldn't help but really enjoy taking down enemies and feeling like a complete badass at times.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it has aspects of a roguelike and the progression of an RPG, it still sticks to its guns as a shooter. It works and works well in that part. The shooting is tight and when learning the proper way to aim, it felt very satisfying. It has a few issues here and there, and while the look is not really fantastic, it offers up a rather fun experience, if even for a few hours.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex may have more subtitles than it needs but it is a respectable port of one of the greatest first-person shooter experiences of our time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The combat may be shallow, the story non-existent and the fetch quests tedious, but I still managed to have a blast with Sega’s latest offering.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    WWE All-Stars is not going to set the world on fire with any of its features, but it still manages to be fun, thanks to nostalgia.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    By giving Kefling fans the same quality of gameplay, but changing the setting, NinjaBee has done a great job of making it appealing to return to the world of Keflings. The only problem is that releasing both DLC packs so close to each other, fans may have to choose between one or the other. If that is the case, then Zombiesaurus is probably the best way to go. It has a little more content and gives slightly more value for money.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    WWE All-Stars is not going to set the world on fire with any of its features, but it still manages to be fun, thanks to nostalgia.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the tedious missions and fussy camera system will likely cause frequent bouts of controller throwing, swinging through the city is still as fun as it ever was and with so much to see and do there is plenty here to warrant your $60.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you have never played the series this will likely feel like just another racing game to you. If you are a fan and passed up on FlatOut 2 then this title is a must own, however if you did take the plunge last time around there really isn’t a whole lot here to warrant shelling out another 50 bucks for mostly the same game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Pokken Tournament is a game that deserved a second chance. A Pokémon fighting game is still one of the best concepts out there. I wish it was more fleshed out, and perhaps a sequel will do just that, but DX marks yet another solid first-party title to add to the Switch’s already stellar year one of games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Watching the unlocked videos was nice, but not enough to make me care about this game as much as I wanted to.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sniper Elite III is a mediocre game with a gimmick that escalates it to be more enjoyable than it should be.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It has issues, but ones that I can easily overlook, not just to throw caution to the wind but because it just didn’t affect my overall thoughts and feelings while playing the game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    At the end of the day I may have bitched a lot about this game, but I still find myself flying over the streets of Metropolis on a daily basis. The truth is the game is fun, even with all the aforementioned issues I had a great time being a hero for the day.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Blood Stone is a solid game that without the license most people would write off as just another humdrum shooters. Still being such a huge fan of the property I couldn't help but really enjoy taking down enemies and feeling like a complete badass at times.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I cannot help but find enjoyment in the creative setting, excellent visual style and intriguing story. Even with all of its problems The Saboteur is one enjoyable trip down the overplayed setting of World War II.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s some decent fun, especially with some friends, but one that players can spend a decent amount of time into but ultimately, get sick of the gameplay loop. Now, that may still be 15-20 hours in, and in many instances, that would be plenty of time for a game you didn’t pay anything for, but for people wanting something deep, they can get it here especially when it comes to the RPG elements. It’s a fun time, and one that you don’t really have to spend money on in order to have fun, but if you want to go a bit deeper than the surface, get ready to grind.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It looks great, has a unique theme, a fun world to explore, and is hilarious at times, all while offering a very solid, lengthy, and competent quest. Just be sure to know that sometimes it will make you feel like walking the planks with its handful of minor annoyances and issues.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Exist Archive is a title elevated by its superb combat that remained enjoyable even after a thousand encounters. However, it doesn’t have much more to offer outside of the combat, as there’s a serious lack of variety in the overall gameplay. The repetitive nature of exploring one dungeon after another, punctuated by the odd event here and there played against my patience.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.

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