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Zen Pinball 2 - Bethesda Pinball
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
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  1. Dec 15, 2016
    100
    Individually, the three tables on offer in the Bethesda Pinball Pack are all entertaining, with DOOM easily topping the pack with sheer attitude and atmosphere. Together as a pack, these tables represent the strongest outing of pinball that Zen has had since the Ball of Glory pack earlier this year, with this one coming in higher overall because there’s no American Dad table holding it back. Recommending this one is a complete no-brainer. Now excuse me, I have a Nightmare run to get back too, cause these demons aren’t going to kill themselves.
  2. Dec 8, 2016
    95
    Any fan of pinball will have a great time with these and even some fans of RPG will get a little out of them. It really is an interesting bunch of tables that any Zen Pinball fan should add to their library.
  3. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2017
    90
    Bethesda Pinball is a great package as three tables are completely different from each other in terms of atmosphere, gameplay design and appearance. The important part is that they don’t just capitalize on sentiment but are great on their own merits. [02/2017, p.40]
  4. Dec 5, 2016
    70
    'Bethesda Pinball' is easily Zen Studios' most ambitious project yet. They really went all out making sure each table feels like the game it's based upon, but that leads to mixed results when it comes to digital pinball. 'DOOM' is the real standout addition, with the two role-playing game tables getting too overly complicated. While it may not pull off every idea it attempted, I'm glad that Zen Studios isn't afraid to take risks, and that's exactly why this is still a pinball pack that is worth checking out even if it's not the developer's best adaptation.
  5. Dec 13, 2016
    70
    This is a pack for pinball enthusiasts who also love Bethesda games. That might not seem like a hug leap but it creates a dilemma: it isn’t good enough to convert fans of either camp to the other. The tables are fun, but so are many others.
  6. Jan 18, 2017
    70
    Bethesda Pinball offers an enjoyable amount of content for lovers of the studio's franchises and fans of the classic arcade game.
  7. Jan 3, 2017
    70
    As a trio, the Bethesda Pinball pack is a solid collection. DOOM alone is worth the price of admission, and Fallout 4 is a great-looking table with a few unnecessary mechanics. Skyrim isn’t bad, just a little overcomplicated and a bit too slow for my taste, although I daresay fans of the source material will get a kick out of it. Overall, Zen Studios continues to give pinball fans a great way to continue to experience the game they in a new, yet pleasantly retro ways. Real-life pinball machines might be hard to find, but the game remains alive and well… in digital form at least.

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  1. Sep 3, 2017
    10
    This set of three tables, Skyrim, Doom, and Fallout, is one of the best that Zen has ever released, and since they rarely release any tablesThis set of three tables, Skyrim, Doom, and Fallout, is one of the best that Zen has ever released, and since they rarely release any tables that aren't terrific fun, that's saying something. All three offer different gameplay styles, from Doom's fast and hectic action, to Fallout's more calculated, strategic approach, to Skyrim, the real gem of the set, which manages to meld an RPG with a pinball table and create something with the best aspects of both. Expand

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