User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 67
  2. Negative: 10 out of 67
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  1. Dec 26, 2013
    7
    So much potential in this one. But this great idea drowns in its redundant enemies, objectives, and landscapes. The story have some great moments but overall there is nothing special to offer.
  2. KyleB.
    Oct 22, 2002
    6
    This was a fun a fun game, but there was a poor plot. You fall into a robot and then go on to save the world. The fighting is nice and fast and you can cost alot of damage to the surroundings but they weapons you work so hard to get you use quite little and they will probaly rust. The main character is just annoying and you will skip most of the cut scenes. You may get stuck on a certin This was a fun a fun game, but there was a poor plot. You fall into a robot and then go on to save the world. The fighting is nice and fast and you can cost alot of damage to the surroundings but they weapons you work so hard to get you use quite little and they will probaly rust. The main character is just annoying and you will skip most of the cut scenes. You may get stuck on a certin mission such as finding the raptor. You will spend hours looking for the way to pass the level. Thats if your mission isn't stoped dead on hostage rescue missions. This game is a good rent but a bad buy unless you wanted the Metal Gear Solid 2 demo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. 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.
  4. May 29, 2013
    6
    The Mech battles are stylish and fun however the gameplay is simple and gets repetitive and the story is not worth to mention. Second Runner is way better.
  5. Sep 8, 2016
    7
    Played the HD version (for PS3). Game length is ok, but game objectives can be hard to figure out, and the action does not feel like 100% mech mastery. One cool thing is the story feels cinematic and self-contained, like, you just go along and it tells you a pretty epic story.
  6. Mar 8, 2016
    5
    Zone of the Enders is a painfully average game, that has no real reason to be played. Firstly, the cutscenes look TURRIBLE, ugh, disGUSTING cut-scenes. The plot is very nonexistent as well, rarely amounting to anything more than a kinda intense boss battle. The two things that hold up Z.O.E are the superb combat, and the Metal Gear Solid 2 Demo, in fact the MGS2 demo was the main, if notZone of the Enders is a painfully average game, that has no real reason to be played. Firstly, the cutscenes look TURRIBLE, ugh, disGUSTING cut-scenes. The plot is very nonexistent as well, rarely amounting to anything more than a kinda intense boss battle. The two things that hold up Z.O.E are the superb combat, and the Metal Gear Solid 2 Demo, in fact the MGS2 demo was the main, if not only reason people bought this game. Yet another problem with Z.O.E is that it is too far under the shadow to the Metal Gear series, and here's why: The ad for the demo is ABOVE the logo for the game title itself. If you flip the manual for the game over, then you get a manual for the controls of the MGS2 demo. The game is tightly under the boot of the Metal Gear series, and that's the main thing holding Z.O.E back from being a great game. Expand
  7. 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 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 likeThe 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

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#37 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
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#30 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Short and to the point, Zone of the Enders is a beautifully presented and entertaining, if shallow, action game.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.