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Zero Time Dilemma

Aksys Games
Jun 28, 2016 - PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 5

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Easy Allies
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8.8 / 10
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6 / 10
Game Revolution
4.5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Zero Time Dilemma

My time with Zero Time Dilemma was one of great pleasure and anguish, mainly because I knew I was saying goodbye to one of my favorite series. This final chapter brings the beloved Zero Escape trilogy to a gratifying end, featuring beautiful character moments, elaborate puzzles, and a mind-bending plot. Not many games will keep me glued to the screen like Zero Time Dilemma did, and despite its minor graphical flaws, it will remain a gem in the 3DS and Vita libraries.

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Professor Layton for people who watch Hannibal.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A successful conclusion to one of the most underrated storytelling franchises in gaming, even if some of the presentational changes are too ambitious for their own good.

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Difficult puzzles and a bold, non-linear story structure will challenge your mind, and difficult moral decisions will test your heart

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Zero Time Dilemma is a fitting finale, even if the gameplay gets lost in the background

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Despite a slew of problems, Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma uses complex story techniques in a suspenseful tale about human nature.

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And that’s that. Zero Time Dilemma is an amazing game of equivalent overall caliber to its predecessors, and its ridiculous, complicated take on scientific theories and horror thrillers is a must-witness. Despite being quite accommodating newcomers, I recommend the deep dive into the previous entries first, if anything, to be a buffer for the science-fiction you’ve yet to imbibe. Regardless, you’ll get great, well-rounded characters and a memorable trip into one of gaming’s greatest works of fiction even if you’ll scream, “Oh, come on,” as often as “Holy shitsnacks!” That’s me being at my most objective.

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