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  • Summary: Konami's "Z.O.E.", which just so happens to contain a demo of "Metal Gear Solid 2" (also designed by Hideo Kojima), features Leo Starbuck, an Ender on a space station orbiting Jupiter, battles to return a giant robot to its rightful owners while battling other pesky robots in the process.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Finally a game that boasts graphics that we have been promised would come out of our PS2s.
  2. This is one game that is not afraid to lay it all out on the table and let the chips fall.
  3. 80
    An enjoyable action title that's easy to pick up and play. If you can get past the preachy narrative and dialogue, you'll be immersed in intense combat and cool weapons.
  4. But although it introduces some exciting new concepts into its gameplay and environment, some of these don’t seem to be as well thought out or tested as they ought to have been, and a few other important game elements seem to have been sacrificed altogether.
  5. 75
    The 3D engine and control scheme they have created are absolutely marvelous, and the game's visual designs are top-notch. It has flashes of brilliant scenario design... So I hope their next game builds on those strengths, and does something about the problems I've already discussed at length.
  6. Fails to live up to the lofty Kojima standards but delivers a technically sound and smooth-playing experience.
  7. The fighting was fun but only to a point. After the endless battles with little variation even the fighting became tedious. Once that happened it was merely a matter of waiting for the game to end. Fortunately it was not a long wait. The game is ridiculously short.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. NoahB.
    Jun 24, 2004
    10
    Z.O.E. is a GREAT game but it's "M" ,it should at least "T".But besides that it's an 11.
  2. RyanC.
    Apr 22, 2003
    10
    It was excellent. I thought the graphics were ace and it struck a spark. It also has an amazing storyline.
  3. SammytheBull
    Dec 17, 2002
    9
    6 hours. That's how long it took me to beat this game. This is the first time my jaw actually dropped from shock when I saw the credits. 6 hours. That's how long it took me to beat this game. This is the first time my jaw actually dropped from shock when I saw the credits. But besides that, what a six hours it was. This is the most fun I think I've had with a game since Final Fantasy 7. The graphics are just magnificent, the controls are spectacular, the battles are brilliant (and extremely fun) and the story is pretty good to. And it doesn't hurt that it comes packed with a MGS2 demo, either. So if your a mech fan, or looking for a really fun rental, get this masterpiece. Expand
  4. RobertB.
    Jun 12, 2001
    8
    Not terribly difficult, but the controls are perfect and the graphics are quite nice. Good for a weekend excursion.
  5. Aug 14, 2019
    7
    The game's story could be described as descent or mediocre but where the game shines is its gameplay. An action mecha game which combines 3rdThe game's story could be described as descent or mediocre but where the game shines is its gameplay. An action mecha game which combines 3rd person shooter and hack and slash/action elements. Bear in mind though that it gets really repetitive. The controls are just okay and the fixed camera could annoy you sometimes. As long as graphics are concerned, they look fantastic. People who like mecha games and action games in general will definitely enjoy it. Expand
  6. ChrisP.
    Sep 16, 2001
    7
    The game is nice, but it lacks when it comes to longevity. Anyone can finish the game in under 3 hours.
  7. Jul 26, 2013
    0
    This game is unplayable mess from every point of view.
    I strongly suggest you never launch this "game" even if you got it for free.
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    This game is unplayable mess from every point of view.
    I strongly suggest you never launch this "game" even if you got it for free.

    Plot is non-existant, main character makes me want to kill him every time he opens his mouth.

    Worst of all are awful gameplay mechanics and fact that this is unplayable without a strategy guide, because game NEVER explain what needs to be done next so its up to you to decide which of 5 already finished levels you must visit for 5th time to get another "password" to progress further.
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#37 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
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#30 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001