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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.


Zone of the Enders PlayStation 2 Destroying a Raptor with a close burst attack
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 Title Screen
Zone of the Enders PlayStation 2 Engaging a Raptor from long distance

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Good game. Annoying antagonist. *long* (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 (10705) unrated

Critic Reviews

Super Play (Sweden) Mar, 2001 9 out of 10 90
PSX Extreme Apr 08, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
HappyPuppy Apr 12, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamer's Pulse May 10, 2001 84 out of 100 84
GamePro (US) Mar 27, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Power Unlimited May, 2001 80 out of 100 80
PSM Dec, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 02, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Mar 26, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Retro4Ever Feb 04, 2014 6.75 out of 10 68


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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 (1136) added Zone of the Enders (PlayStation 2) on Mar 30, 2001