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Zone of the Enders (PlayStation 2)

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Description

In the late 22nd century, humans have colonized Mars, and also set up a few colonies in Jupiter's orbit. Giant robots known as Laborious Extra-Orbital Vehicles (L.E.V.) have helped them to achieve this lofty goal. However, as time passed, the inhabitants of the Earth started to treat the space colonists, whom they called "Enders", with suspicion, subjecting them to harsh laws and repercussions. Eventually, some of the colonists founded rebel organizations, armed with particularly powerful mechas called Orbital Frames. A young colonist from Jupiter, Leo Stenbuck, unexpectedly comes into contact with an Orbital Frame named Jehuty. A terrible power is in his hands - will he use it for good, or for evil?..

Zone of the Enders is an action game that primarily focuses on combat between the player-controlled Jehuty and hostile Orbital Frames. Jehuty can use an energy sword, an energy projectile, and various sub-weapons to defeat his foes. As the player progresses, Jehuty's arsenal grows, and he is able to learn new abilities. Jehuty can also hover and fly, grab and throw enemies, and use booster jets to move quickly and dodge enemy attacks. Some objectives require the player to minimizing damage to nearby buildings and civilians.


Screenshots

Zone of the Enders PlayStation 2 Engaging a Raptor from long distance
Zone of the Enders PlayStation 2 The circles around Jehuty indicate the direction and distances of enemy units while the green boxes highlighting them indicate what they're carrying.
Zone of the Enders PlayStation 2 Tempest from across the city
Zone of the Enders PlayStation 2 Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Z.O.E." -- Official abbreviation
  • "ZoE" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Good game. Annoying antagonist. *long* diglot.net (28) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Another great Mech game, mainly due to the Metal Gear Solid 2 demo!! Kartanym (10779) unrated

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine May, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
games xtreme Apr 02, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Super Play Mar, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target May 24, 2001 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de Mar 27, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 02, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) Mar 27, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Gamezilla Apr 19, 2001 79 out of 100 79
Game Revolution Apr, 2001 B- 67
Gamers Europe Mar 25, 2002 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

This game will be widely remembered as it came with a playable demo of Metal Gear Solid 2: The Sons of Liberty

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Matthew Bailey (1143) added Zone of the Enders (PlayStation 2) on Mar 30, 2001