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Slave Zero

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The Next Level (USA) (B+)

In closing, what can I say about Slave Zero? It's not Quake, but it's not Turok either. This is an action game, through and through, dedicated to visceral, adrenaline, heart-pumping thrills. It hearkens back to the glory days when blasting indiscriminately was cool, and depth wasn't a factor. Most times these days, your left in front of your monitor, thinking "wtf am I supposed to do now", or "where do I go from here." Not so with SZ. You just point and shoot. Mow down any sorry mother that has the balls to get in the path of your crosshairs. What a novel idea. What a kick ass game!

Dec 21st, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

GameSpot (7.2 out of 10)

So bear with it. It starts slow, but Slave Zero builds into a pretty strong shooter that's worth checking out for its guns, bosses, and multiplayer mode. Hopefully Infogrames will produce a sequel that brings more variety to the single-player game, incorporates the Dreamcast's net play abilities, and expands the multiplayer matches even further.

Nov 10th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) ( )

Regardless of the overall harsh tone of this review, Slave Zero wasn’t an unworthy diversion by any means. Its fascinating subject material, beautiful visuals, and memorable boss encounters alone make it worth a look. Repetitive, linear gameplay tends to be a curse that hangs over the bulk of the levels, but it doesn’t permeate every nook and cranny. The bottom line is that Slave Zero is an average action title at best, liable to take an unfair share of punishment due to its inability to live up to the hype that surrounded its launch. Still, you know what they say, the bigger they are

Jan 11th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

All Game Guide ( )

Overall, Slave Zero has its flaws, but turns out to be a fun game. If you have any interest in giant robot games, check this one out. It provides some rather intense gameplay and very clean graphics. It might take a while to master the controls, but it's worth it the first time an unsuspecting friend sits down to play and you run circles around him in the Deathmatch.

1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Video Games (69 out of 100)

Fesselnde Single-Player-Balleraction und gute Story hin, cooles Waffenarsenal und unkomplizierte Steuerung her, es ist jammerschade, aber wahr: Slave Zero scheitert in erster Linie an seiner technisch unterdurchschnittlichen Umsetzung - wo bleiben die 60 Frames eines Soul Reaver und was in Gottes Namen hat Accolade dazu bewegt, die fetzige Musik zu streichen. Nehmt ihr diese schwerwiegenden Mankos in Kauf, bleibt unterm Strich ein interessanter Shooter, den ihr durchaus mal probespielen solltet. Note: Clicking the link will not directly take you to the site. Instead put the URL in the address bar and hit send to view it.

Apr 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Gamezilla (67 out of 100)

I was looking forward to this game and would have to say that I was ultimately disappointed. While it is not a terrible game, it could have been so much better than it was. If you are looking for a good multiplayer game, I suggest you keep waiting. This could have been a cool game to play multiplayer if you played from the first person perspective too. You will probably tire of the single player missions after about mission four or five so I suggest a rental at best.

Dec 27th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Eurogamer.net (UK) (6 out of 10)

If you're a PC owner, then you probably shouldn't bother with Slave Zero on the Dremacast. If you're a Dreamcast owner who has been waiting and waiting for first person shooters to come to the system, give it a try, but don't be too upset if it doesn't get all your dogs barking. To be honest, you might be best to wait for another first person shooter to get converted to the Dreamcast. That said, the game is enjoyable to a point, and I wouldn't say that it's a bad game on the whole, just a good game with negative points. Still, on a system like the Dreamcast, you shouldn't have to put up with mediocrity.

Apr 11th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

SegaFan.com (5.2 out of 10)

Posiblemente de cada cien usuarios que hayan probado Slave Zero, sesenta lo hayan dejado nada mås ver su "asombrosa" fluidez, otros treinta al llegar a los niveles donde el control comienza a generar severos problemas y los diez restantes se hayan ganado la categoría de héroe recorriéndoselo de cabo a rabo. Realmente uno de los títulos mås desafortunados que vio Dreamcast en los primeros meses de su andadura occidental.

Jan 15th, 2007 · Dreamcast · read review

Power Unlimited (4.5 out of 10)

Slave Zero op de Dreamcast is slordig afgewerkt en erg mager vergeleken met de PC-versie. Slave Zero zelf is nog steeds erg cool, maar de inkakkende framerate en vele schoonheidsfoutjes zijn onvergevelijk. Haal dat Slave maar weg en wat hou je dan over? Juist!

Mar 2000 · Dreamcast

The Video Game Critic (C-)

The gameplay is shallow but amusing if you like to destroy things. Innovative controls make it easy to strafe and aim precisely, and excellent sound effects include a female radio voice that provides status updates and instructions. Slave Zero is no classic, but it's a not a bad deal if you can pick it up cheap.

Sep 6th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (8 out of 20)

8, ce n’est pas trĂšs sĂ©vĂšre. Les dĂ©veloppeurs ont dĂ» oubliĂ© qu’ils Ă©taient sur Dreamcast ! C’est laid et lent, et la jouabilitĂ© est des plus douteuses. A Ă©viter.

Mar 29th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Revista Oficial Dreamcast (4 out of 10)

En fin, que Slave Zero partía de un planteamiento atractivo, pero al final no ha encontrado el punto de intensidad necesario para triunfar en el género.

Mar 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

GameSpy (35 out of 100)

Leave Slave Zero on the shelf, this one has more problems than Windows 3.0.

Nov 23rd, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Planet Dreamcast (3.5 out of 10)

You know a game is bad when playing it seems like a chore. Slave Zero is one of those games. There's just so much wrong with the game that it's hard to even recommend it as a rental. And that's a shame since I was looking forward to this game and the concept really had potential. Oh well.

Nov 23rd, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Super Play (Sweden) (3 out of 10)

Det Àr nÄgot som inte stÄr rÀtt till, och det handlar varken om stora robotar, rymdskepp, lsaervapen eller högteknologiska stÀder. Det gÀller spelbranschen dÀr vissa inte riktigt har förstÄtt de grundlÀggande vÀrderingarna och hur man gör ett bra spel. Vart tog passionen vÀgen?

Feb 2000 · Dreamcast

Player Reviews

Buy it cheap and waste an afternoon or two.
by KFactor (97)

The Good
Hellfire cannon - best gun I have seen in an FPS.

The story and the level design of the games was very good. And the concepts were really neat. The game was entertaining for a while and occasionally I will still dig it out of my game cupboard and play if for an hour or two.

The scale of the game. You can actually see the tiny people and cars driving around the cities while you, this monsterous robot, stomp around destroying everything that gets in your way.

The Bad
The controls are really difficult to get the hang of. Once you do it's no problem but there is no actual way to fully customize the controls, only a few poorly done presets. It took me a good hour or two to get the hang of the one I liked the most.

It wasn't polished like it could and should have been. The designers lacked a little sense when they were making things (why doesn't it save controller type configurations.)

The Bottom Line
Dreamcast games are rare in stores but when you find them they are usually fairly cheap. Pick this one up if you would like a decent shooter to play with some friends. For $5 it'd be worth it.

Jul 21st, 2003 · Dreamcast

Plus 11 player ratings without reviews

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Critic reviews added by Wizo, Scaryfun, Riemann80, Big John WV, Jeanne, CalaisianMindthief, Alsy, vedder, firefang9212, Patrick Bregger, Parf.