Zero Time Dilemma

Rating Summary

Based on 76 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

Based on 76 critic reviews
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9.2 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2016

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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Jun 28, 2016

Professor Layton for people who watch Hannibal.

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Jul 14, 2016
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8 / 10
Jun 30, 2016

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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8.8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2016

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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8 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2016

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

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6 / 10
Jul 1, 2016

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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Unscored
Jun 27, 2016

No other game can f*** with your head quite this much

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Unscored
Jun 23, 2016

With a game that shrouds so many truths in mystery, it's definitely hard to lose interest in the plot—especially if you've been a fan of the series since 999 and never thought this final installment would even be a possibility.

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Jul 6, 2016

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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