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Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Dingo Egret is minding his own business, investigating a hidden power source Metatron, when out of the blue his mining team is ambushed by BAHRAM. He discovers that the source of the Metatron is actually an abandoned battle robot, Jehuty (seen in the original Zone of the Enders), and decides to use the machine against the BAHRAM.

Dingo soon realises that there's more to the story then simply wanting to own a powerful machine, as treachery and evil power comes into play. It's up to you to control the Jehuty and destroy any plans the BAHRAM for evil purposes, at whatever cost.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner is a sequel to Zone of the Enders. Like its predecessor, it is an action game that concentrates on piloting the giant mecha Jehuty (walking or hovering in the air), engaging in battles against other robots, using his energy sword and secondary weapons and techniques. Unlike the first game, there is no "world map" to travel on; the player is taken to the next stage automatically. Jehuty can upgrade his abilities by destroying enemies and gathering experience. Sub-weapons are acquired after having successfully eliminated a boss enemy. The game also allows the player to participate in a battle against a friend in a two-player battle mode, or try out the special VR training missions.

Screenshots

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner PlayStation 2 Beautifully animated cutscenes
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner PlayStation 2 Title Screen
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner PlayStation 2 In Japan, the game is called "Anubis: Zone of the Enders". I wonder why :)
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner PlayStation 2 Unlike the first game, Zone of the Enders 2 does not start you off with a badass orbital frame

Alternate Titles

  • "ZoE 2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Anubis: Zone of the Enders" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

A Great Story but too short and easy! SkyDancer (2) unrated
One Mecha Game You Don't Wanna Miss! Steven Day (4) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

UOL Jogos Apr 11, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZone Apr 02, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
games xtreme Sep 18, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Netjak Jan 29, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN Mar 10, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
Gamesmania Oct 13, 2003 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot Mar 11, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine May, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 22, 2003 16 out of 20 80
GameSpy Mar 22, 2003 77 out of 100 77

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Special Edition

The European and Oceanian version of Zone of the Enders: 2nd Runner was released only as Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (Special Edition). It includes a new opening demo, a few new in-game cut-scenes, new 3D models and slightly improved graphics.

Related Web Sites

  • JUNKER HQ (This fansite is dedicated to the games produced and/or designed by Hideo Kojima and contains all kinds of trivia, artwork, plot summaries, discussion forums and more.)
  • Konami: The 2nd Runner (Official site.)
Kartanym (10780) added Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (PlayStation 2) on May 17, 2003