ZTGD's Scores

  • Games
For 2,716 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 Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Lowest review score: 10 Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
Score distribution:
2,716 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a puzzle game, it’s relatively short, but at times, frustratingly hard.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Homefront is a game that will live or die based on its online component. For $60, if you are investing solely for the single-player campaign, you are truly wasting your money. The multiplayer has the potential to be something amazing with a few tweaks and a better selection of maps, currently there just aren't enough.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What this all adds up to is a good game that is marred by its design and age. I still had fun despite the issues with the controls. This game has a certain charm that has not been matched to this day.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mercs is all explosions with little care given to the wrappings. The lack of real story actually keeps the game playable and in the future Pandemic may be better off forgoing the pretense of plot.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Wonderful 101 is my newest love/hate game. It does so much new and, well wonderful that I could never stay mad at it. Sadly it wasn’t the system-seller I had hoped it would be when it was announced.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Defense Technica is not a bad game. In fact, it’s fairly well made and entirely playable. However, there just wasn’t enough here to hold my interest for too long as knowing there are simply too many exceptional tower defense games available on PC that I could play instead.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Alien Breed 2: Assault is a decent game that suffers mostly from poor design. Levels feel much longer than they actually are, and repetition sets in far too soon.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Scourge: Outbreak is a solid game, either single player or co-op. While it has some quirks (like starting me from the wrong checkpoint when I resumed a game), for the price it’s a solid and fairly lengthy experience. There’s nothing Earth shattering here, but for 800 points it’s a good option for players who enjoy the style.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kinect Sports Rivals isn’t going to sell anyone on an Xbox One, or even Kinect for that matter, but it is definitely the best use of the device to date. For those looking for a fun way to get active with their new $500 machine, this is the best example of it yet.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Panda 2 isn't going to kickstart any hard core gamer's engine, but it is a satisfying experience for the kids.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although even with its problems I still found myself having fun, trying to figure out your plan of attack when the enemy could drop a satellite on you at any moment, or freeze half your base, and watching those oh so iconic Tesla coils charge up and fry some poor soul who walked just a little too close is always fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Swindle is a well produced rogue-like, with great style and clever mechanics. The controls are perfect and the 100 day limit creates a sense of urgency and focus. However, it’s not without its flaws, and there are lots of other similar games in the market at the moment.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall I had a lot of fun with LLWS 2010. The game has its share of problems, but if you can get past those the challenge and ease of play really create an enjoyable experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still for those looking for more Forza Horizon 2 there is plenty to be found in this pack. Just know it doesn’t stray far from the original game at all.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All of this is well and good, but where the game starts to suffer is from lack of variety.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For Tex Murphy veterans it’s like finding an old photo album full of happy memories, and for outsiders it’s a solid, if occasionally frustrating, adventure game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether you are looking for the story driven single-player or simply want to fool around with the multi-player this game will satisfy your hunger for over-the-top style street ball.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end Rumble Roses XX does exactly what it set out to do, deliver a healthy amount of T and A with wrestling action thrown in as the means of reaching it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I may sound a little harsh on the game, but Sideway: New York is not bad by any stretch. It does have some annoying parts, but the art style and constantly changing perspective is something you don't see every day. For the most part, the game is enjoyable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I had a good nostalgic time with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD. Sure, it may be missing some key elements, but for $15, you can still relive some of your favorite levels while listening to old ska and punk bands (with a little Public Enemy) playing in the background.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Game Dev Tycoon has some nice bells and whistles and the social commentary and satire on the video game industry is charming at times. The game “has its moments” and “I liked it.” but it still has a limited amount of content that will keep the players coming back for more, and even when they do come back, it will take a while to get into the meat and potatoes of the experience. Still, that first play through was one enjoyable ride down video game history lane.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Anyone concerned that this is a quick cash-in can leave those assumptions at the door as the game is actually a solid addition to anyone’s portable library.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Octodad is a clever game that is fun in the same sense something like Goat Simulator is. It is hilarity, physics-based mayhem that is entirely random. The difference here is that the developers tried to streamline it with actual objectives and level progression, which can lead to frustration.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It isn’t inherently awful, but it suffers from being overly average. It also doesn’t help that the best parts of the game take so long to uncover so those of you with short attention spans will likely grow tired of it long before it picks up.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're interested in some basic platform action, or you're looking for a game with a stereotype-defying female protagonist, you can't go wrong with Pixeline & the Jungle Treasure.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is solid and the online mode works fairly well, but a severe lack of features really dampens the experience for those expecting more from EA’s latest.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There just isn't enough here to occupy a solo player thanks to spotty AI partners. One of the more original ideas for a shooter just slightly stumbles to find its way, but if you meet the right criteria, you will undoubtedly have a blast.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For $7, King Oddball is not necessarily a bad choice. It’s a decent simple game that can be played for a few minutes and then returned to later.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, the Zen Classic Table pack offers up a good variety of tables, but they really feel dated and less exciting when compared to the cleaner, more recent offerings. If they go on sale, I'd recommend scooping them up, but for your hard earned $2.50 each (only available as a pack), there is better virtual silverball to be played.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With all the small flaws aside Mark Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is certainly far from being unplayable, in fact the game excels at almost everything it sets out to do.