ZTGD's Scores

  • Games
For 2,601 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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Dark Souls II
Lowest review score: 10 Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
Score distribution:
2,601 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The table feels unique and polished, and is definitely a great pick up if you are a fan of the comics. Even if you aren't, there is a lot of pinball to love here, and it is a great way to pass the time during the summer months, if you are looking to scratch that itch.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There is more than enough to see and do and I guarantee once you nail down the vehicle handling you will find a rich and vigorous experience that will entertain you for hours on end.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even for a relative pinball novice like me, Pinball FX2 has a lot to offer. The feel of real pinball is here, in a game that takes full advantage of its freedom from physical restraints.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The most solid, accessible and fun experience console gaming has seen in some time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The visuals, narrative, and gameplay of Gravity Rush are unlike anything available on any other system. The motion and touch controls here are perfectly tuned to its platform and nothing feels tacked on or gimmicky. The only drawbacks are the somewhat clunky combat and some disorientation while travelling or trying to position yourself carefully. Vita owners who have been looking for a new justification for their purchase have certainly found one here. If you own the system this game should be in your library.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While not as deep or engaging as the other titles in this franchise, Downhill Jam finally takes the series in a new direction. I can really see this becoming a nice offset from the traditional game and even enjoying some real success. Vicarious Visions has done an amazing job considering the limitations of the Nintendo DS.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is almost a breath of fresh air in an already overcrowded genre. The rhythm game is becoming too much of a business and this really feels like it was designed with a lot of passion for the music.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still, even with its faults, GGXrd is an excellent foundation for the inevitable half dozen or so iterations to come. While it may prove to be a divisive title in the hardcore community, it’s an excellent point for newcomers to jump in and learn firsthand why the name “Guilty Gear” commands so much respect in the fighting game community.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For all intents and purposes, Van Helsing II is more of the same. It just so happens that “same” is really, really good.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    inFamous: First Light once again shows Sony makes some stellar content post-release. Being able to enjoy this adventure even without owning the original game is a huge plus.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fantastic game that deserves to be played by everyone. It is easily accessible, truly addictive, and loaded with tons of content to warrant the $50 price tag. However, if you have already played through the first two games there is little here worth coming back for unless online co-op and more Achievement points are your thing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you are looking for an excellent single player side scrolling shooter, look no further than Omega 5. From the beautiful graphics, to quirky characters and bosses you will plan on playing for a few minutes and find yourself playing an hour.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are endless hours of replayability built into this package. With its gorgeous visuals, head bobbing audio tracks, and addictive action, I would recommend Electronic Symphony to anyone even remotely interested in puzzle games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The most appealing factor in SC is that I can do nothing at all to progress the story..there are so many side quests, recipes, general stuff to collect, go on dates, and daily activities that you really need never finish the story line and SC would still be a lot of fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Persona for the PSP is great slice of RPG history, a very entertaining story with a great and challenging single player experience. If you like your RPGs hard and intriguing with a dash of complete insanity then by all means pick up Persona for the PSP today.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Let’s be honest here, many of you are going to upgrade every year regardless of what is added or changed. For those of you that look for major changes before jumping on board, I do think this year’s changes on PS4/PS3 are well worth the purchase.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Super Galaxy Squadron is a ton a fun and replayable for old school fans and high score junkies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game is really fun with some buddies that want to play the game strategically against another team with the same skill level. If you're into third person shooters or MOBA style games with a twist, you should really check this game out. You have nothing to lose. It's free, and fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fantastic game with an engaging story that only manages to slip up towards the end.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An excellent JRPG. Is it perfect? No, but it is very entertaining and even has a story that most Sci-Fi buffs will enjoy. All of the new innovations that they have made with this entry are all appreciated, and add an extra layer of depth to an already deep game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you crave old-school action that is just as relentless today as it was back in the 80s then Konami has answered your call.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All that said, if you have already taken Death's journey, there is little reason to come back for seconds. Darksiders II is a great game, but once is more than enough here. I am still dealing with side quests and DLC from the original 360 version personally, so unless you skipped it altogether, there is no single feature that makes this worthy of a double dip. Wii U owners that have yet to embark on the series should definitely check it out. It is a massive game that will last you upwards of 50 hours to complete. As a launch title, that is impressive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are some small improvements to the overall experience, just keep in mind, there’s nothing very revolutionary about Omega and Alpha.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are some small improvements to the overall experience, just keep in mind, there’s nothing very revolutionary about Omega and Alpha.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans looking to scratch the survival horror itch will likely still not come away impressed by the direction the series has taken. Resident Evil has become more of an action-horror game; a change I have welcomed with open arms.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A breath of fresh air to the PSP family.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With arcade-like, simplistic game play and easy controls, Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff gives a nice little alternative to the realism found in that other football title. Now if we could only get an Xbox Live Arcade or PSN version with online leagues life would be grand.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans of Lego games will sure have a fun time with LEGO Marvel.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While some may argue that it doesn’t feature the same depth of the EA title I found myself enjoying 2K’s offering much more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even if the side stuff has been there done that written all over it, you will be hard-pressed to find a better hockey game this year.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For those that have not ventured into this world, the time is perfect to jump in, and even for those that sampled it before, this is certainly a version worth coming back for.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Transformers: The War for Cybertron is definitely a love-letter to fans of the G1 cartoon series. All of your favorite characters are here and somehow mixed in with a genuinely fun and competent shooter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A perfect example of how to make a sequel. Sega and Monolith have fixed everything that was wrong with the original and made it an all around better game. The entertaining story and genuinely creepy atmosphere is well worth the price of admission and the substantial story mode is satisfying and challenging.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When all is said and done LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Sage is a fantastic game that deserves to be played by everyone. It is easily accessible, truly addictive, and loaded with tons of content to warrant the $50 price tag.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For $6.99 on the 3DS eShop, if you're into painting and like some cool tech, this app is for you. The replay feature is really nice, and I haven't seen anything like it on a gaming system before. The ability to view the gallery is also a great touch. For painting apps, this is probably the best one you can get.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There’s a lot to Slam Bolt Scrappers, and the game does a great job of walking you through new concepts as you progress. It’s a unique concept and a lot of fun to play, although the lack of online multiplayer is a real disappointment. Still, there’s plenty of fun to be had in the single player game, and for $10 it’s definitely worth picking up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is a polished, more feature-filled version of the original game that adds enough new to make it worthy of purchase by fans of the series. Melee weapons, new modes and new zombie types make this a must have for those that adored the original game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You may have a few hiccups here and there, but there's plenty to do in Prototype 2. More times than not, you'll have a blast doing all of it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I challenge anyone not to have fun rolling down classic figures as they scream in dismay. Even if you have not been a fan of the tower defense genre, I highly recommend giving this game a go. It more than makes up for any shortcomings it has with pure style and grace.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    At $14.99 it is perfect for gamers that cut their FPS teeth on games like the original and others like it. Interceptor has done an amazing job at recreating one of my fondest memories of PC gaming.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I’d highly recommend this game; it’s funny and addictive, with beautiful graphics and the novel mechanic of controlling a minion horde. However, if you’re looking for a high level of challenge, you may be disappointed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The inclusion of Dynamic DNA and NBA Live 365 are two of the most important innovations in sports gaming this year. Combined with all of the other enhancements EA Canada has provided and you are looking at the most feature-rich basketball title to come along in some time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even with the small targeting issues, and the lackluster multiplayer Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. is an excellent newcomer to the air combat/shooter genre that has been dominated by Ace Combat, I for one hope that they continue to build on the wonderful ideas that this game has shown, if only to make H.A.W.X. 2 an even better.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a whole, I highly recommend this game. It is a fun shooter that will certainly get you through to the next big release, and hopefully find a good following to keep matches going for months to come.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An amazingly fun game that definitely causes hours to pass without you noticing. The mixture of action and tower defense should really please fans of both, and the casual difficulty makes experimenting with different strategies a lot of fun without consequence.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For $30, the Ace Attorney trilogy contains the first three games of the series (Ace Attorney, Justice for All and Trials and Tribulations), which is a great bargain.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a revamped control scheme, massive levels to explore, and tons of secrets to unlock Tomb Raider Legend will keep avid gamers busy for a very long time to come.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ar tonelico Qoga is a rather surprising game. I was expecting another boring, strange Japanese RPG with very sexual elements. What I got was an entertaining Japanese RPG with very sexual elements…that is also strange.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Super Scribblenauts is a extraordinary follow-up to a truly unique experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Team Ninja has done an outstanding job of capturing the feel of the series, while adding their own flavor to the mix. Finally getting to hear Samus was an experience in and of itself. Learning the back story, even if it is a bit wordy and unoriginal, was more than worth the price of admission for this Metroid fan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For the price at hand, this is a must have for Blitz fans and football fans alike. The sheer enjoyment is only hindered by a lack of customization options and, of course, the removal of some of the more violent content.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The difficulty and length of the single player campaign and the lack of "true" competitive multiplayer (read: deathmatch) makes this game a little disappointing. But, truthfully, I can forgive that as the game has great replayability and an awesome game mode in F*cking Run.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s an excellent title to introduce those unfamiliar with roguelikes to the genre, and those already a fan will find much to like here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall this is a fantastic title. I loved it from start to finish, the look, charm and old school fusion gameplay made this a welcome treat to the otherwise wasteland that is the summer release months.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The unlockables and amazing force powers offer plenty of replay value, and the story is top notch. Anyone who calls themselves a Star Wars fan needs to experience this game, if only for the narrative which really adds a lot to the main canon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans shouldn’t think twice about picking this up, and players looking for some deep RPGs to dig into this holiday can find them right here all for a very low price.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, if you're a fan of Streets of Rage, there's no denying that this collection is a must buy. The price of ten dollars is a good deal for three beat 'em up games with online play. Not to mention three really fun beat 'em up games. If you've never played the games in this series, you should still give this collection a shot not only to have some violent fun, but to see what it was like during the heyday of Sega.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans of the series will no doubt hate the lack of traditional modes from previous games and consider it a crime that Crash Mode was omitted altogether. However, everything about Paradise screams quality and in turn delivers one of the best driving games released in quite a while.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I liked the new attack moves that they have added, and I really enjoyed the story. It is very immersive and really tugs at your heartstrings at times.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Capcom has taken an extra step in ensuring that this is more than a quick remake with flashier graphics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A must have for fans of the series. High Moon really gets the universe and you can tell there are some designers on that team that are hardcore fans. If you loved the last game this is a no-brainer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans of the genre should not miss this. While it is plagued with visual problems, the pacing is almost perfect, and the tension is unmatched.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hardcore fans, this is a must. Casual players may not see the need to upgrade, but whichever side you fall on, this is one hell of a fun experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you can look past some of the more useless skills and sluggish combat, you'll still have a great time while playing Risen 2.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the most unique and overlooked titles of the last generation. If you enjoy the Oddworld franchise, or simply are hankering for a new experience, I cannot recommend the game enough.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dead Space 3 is a fantastic game, but one that players should go into with eyes open. The series has evolved beyond simply being a horror title, and moved on to being more akin to a large, AAA game. The passion and level of care Visceral has always displayed is still here, even if the focus feels more on intense encounters and action, rather than simply scaring the crap out of the player.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat Armageddon is the most feature-rich version of the series to date, not to mention the best fighting game currently available on Nintendo’s newest console.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great sequel to a very unique and entertaining series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A must-own for classic Sega fans.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great sequel to a very unique and entertaining series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    EA has taken great care in delivering a solid storyline that aficionados of the series will certainly enjoy while at the same time creating the world’s greatest console RTS control scheme.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Visually the game is a complete mixed bag.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    F1 2012 is truly an example of master craftsmanship in the world of simulation racers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even if the side stuff has been there done that written all over it, you will be hard-pressed to find a better hockey game this year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The inclusion of Dynamic DNA and NBA Live 365 are two of the most important innovations in sports gaming this year. Combined with all of the other enhancements EA Canada has provided and you are looking at the most feature-rich basketball title to come along in some time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fantastic experience that scratches that survival horror itch better than most games. Playing on Ranger mode is probably the most intense experience I have ever encountered, and the gorgeous visuals really drag players into the dark, damp world.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix is a solid collection that brings back some of the magic Square-Enix created on the PlayStation 2.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A visceral shooter with a great story, superb visuals, and twitch online gameplay should certainly keep players occupied through the hot days of summer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game will certainly not blow you away by any means, but if you dive in year in and year out you won't be disappointed. I can only hope Madden is this improved because that means that I am in for a great year of virtual football.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What better way to scale how much fun this game is then to say that without a doubt that the level of enjoyment that you get with Lead and Gold is nearly unrivaled.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The most important thing is that while I wasn’t in as much of a shock when I got to the cliffhanger at the end of this episode, I was left wanting more, and if episode three was installed and ready to go, there is no doubt in my mind that I would’ve happily played on.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is almost a breath of fresh air in an already overcrowded genre. The rhythm game is becoming too much of a business and this really feels like it was designed with a lot of passion for the music.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After the first hour the initially artful storytelling falls flat. You no longer want to explore or experiment, and why should you? Limbo trains you that curiosity is punished.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What makes PGR 4 so good is the fact that the developers have played to the series strengths while adding in just enough to keep things interesting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Something magical happens when you turn on the 3D. The look of game makes sense.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I do think that, in the end, Ragnarok Odyssey should appeal to a wide range of gamers. With the relative drought of great Vita games lately it's probably a safe bet for anyone looking to expand their library.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Gods Will Be Watching is a title I’m sure to remember for some time for its many intense moments, but in the back of my mind, I’ll always ponder what could have been if they’d fully realized their ambitions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Slightly Mad Studios really has found a good formula for keeping a game feel like an arcade racer while mixing in a healthy amount of simulation. It does have its faults, but for the most part, I can look past them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Extends the tradition of complex strategy with infinite replayability that the series is known for. It is the perfect blend of RPG and turn-based strategy, giving players that like a personal relationship with the characters as well as those that simply enjoy sending nameless masses to their death something to love.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Truly a remarkable title that fans of the original will appreciate. If you like fighting games and have already experienced Arc's latest this version is certainly not going to deliver a brand new experience; in fact it may frustrate you due to technical limitations. However, if you love fighting games and don't mind playing them on a portable console with cramped controls you will be hard pressed to find a better experience out there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There will be times where you will turn the air blue and throw your dummy from the pram. However, there is nothing more rewarding than persevering and finally nailing a level (one level took me over 250 attempts). Joe Danger: Special Edition rides that fine line between frustration and fun perfectly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is hard not to appreciate what People Can Fly has done with this revered franchise. When we consider this is the fourth game in six years, it might be hard to imagine it still having any steam left. While the changes make all the difference, they don’t sacrilegiously alter the core mechanics; in fact I found them to be refreshing in almost every sense.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    From the very first episode, I considered Wolf Among Us to be Telltale’s finest work yet, and after episode 3, my opinion hasn’t changed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game will certainly not blow you away by any means, but if you dive in year in and year out you won't be disappointed. I can only hope Madden is this improved because that means that I am in for a great year of virtual football.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For the old school fans of Counter-Strike, you won't be disappointed. Global Offensive is very much a great successor to the original game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're like me, you already invested a considerable amount of time in Skyrim. If that's you, Dawnguard is well worth the $20 investment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The visuals are appealing, the controls are solid and the music is engaging.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Legacy seems to have taken quite a few cues from Dragon Age: Origins when it comes to interesting settings, characters, and plot details and thrown them in with the fast paced action of Dragon Age 2.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even with the small targeting issues, and the lackluster multiplayer Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. is an excellent newcomer to the air combat/shooter genre that has been dominated by Ace Combat, I for one hope that they continue to build on the wonderful ideas that this game has shown, if only to make H.A.W.X. 2 an even better.