Zero Time Dilemma Reviews

Zero Time Dilemma is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Drew Leachman
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2022

Obviously, I would highly suggest this game, but only if you have played the other games in the series. As a single game, and as a whole, this is a fantastic game series that I believe any fan of great puzzles and a good mystery story will enjoy. I highly suggest it and now, everyone can enjoy these games on Xbox.

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5.7 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2022

Zero Time Dilemma is an adventure that constitutes the final ending to Zero Escape, a long-running saga that combines philosophical elements, science fiction and a series of plot twists that leave no one indifferent.

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Oct 6, 2017

It lacks the charm and wit of Danganronpa, but Zero Time Dilemma, like its prequels, is still valuable, smart, and stimulating. Its presentation really badly hurts it, but once you push past that distaste, what you're left with is an intense, engaging and intelligent narrative with some thoughtful and well-designed puzzle rooms to sort through.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2017

Zero Time Dilemma is an amazing ending for the superb trilogy… although the price should be cut in half.

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80%
Sep 7, 2017

Every setback and every unexpected revelation will draw you further into Zero Time Dilemma's joyously convoluted world and make you all the more doggedly determined to uncover the truth.

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7.1 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2017

Fans of escape rooms and puzzle-solving games that don't mind a more adult and dark tone will have a lot of fun with Zero Time Dilemma.

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7.1 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

If you can look past the awkward animation, poor dialog and condescending tone, Zero Time Dilemma offers a short but interesting mystery murder experience and set of puzzles, if only to fill the gap between other new decision-heavy (or Danganronpa) titles.

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Drew Hurley
Top Critic
8 / 10
Sep 4, 2017

A brilliant, dark, twisted tale reminiscent of the phenomenal Steins;Gate, and one that will get players digging into every possible branching pathway to experience every facet of the story and finally understand the truth beneath this marvellous tale.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

Generally speaking, Zero Time Dilemma is a great game and a must-play for those that escaped 999 and VLR. Like many third acts in trilogies across all kinds of media, it's not as strong as the first or second act, but it's still solid and I recommend it.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2017

After completing Zero Time Dilemma all I want to do is go back through all three games with the knowledge I've gained through the series, and see how far back everything is foreshadowed and set up. This isn't just an impressive game in its own right, but a fantastic trilogy that should be experienced by anyone looking for a good sci-fi puzzle thriller.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

A series full of mysteries, murder, twists and intrigue comes to its conclusion in the third title from the "Zero Escape" series, Zero Time Dilemma. All the questions that have been left answered and the fates of the characters MAY come to a head in this final game of life and death, provided you can manage to muddle through the convoluted plot line(s), occasionally poor voice acting, and some of the annoying necessary steps for making it through some of the decisions in-game.

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90 / 100
Aug 29, 2017

Zero Time Dilemma is an incredible game and a worthy conclusion for the Zero Escape series that finally arrives on the PlayStation 4. It's transition from the Vita to the PS4 was handled with a lot of care, being done in the best way possible.

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ThaRaven403
9 / 10
Aug 25, 2017

Chime has done it again with Zero Time Dilemma, giving us a game that is a must-have for fans of visual novels, and even more so for fans of the series.

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3.8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2017

Zero Time Dilemma seems to be brimming with good ideas. Unfortunately, between the increasingly insane, shark jumping, plot revelations, and the never-ending dialogue strands, someone forgot to put a video game here. When the player does get to do something aside from making decisions, the game improves markedly but since the design of the game can make even these sections few and far between, it becomes harder and harder to forgive as the run time of the game continues to tick along.

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Drew Leachman
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2017

Zero Time Dilemma is a nice bow on top of the Zero Escape trilogy, and one that I think many will enjoy if they liked the previous games.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2017

Zero Time Dilemma is a great but flawed end to the Zero Escape trilogy with a very good PS4 port.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2017

This closing chapter isn't perfect, and some low-quality textures can be distracting on PlayStation 4, but it does manage to put a bow on one of gaming's greatest stories.

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8 / 10
Aug 18, 2017

Zero Time Dilemma is a fairly decent port for the PS4. It features slightly revamped visuals but still suffers from the same awkward animation and a slow paced story that will take a while to properly set up.

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May 6, 2017

A cinematic, rollercoaster ride of high drama with twists and turns at every step. Structural flaws and a story perhaps not on-par with previous outings aren't enough to stop Zero Time Dilemma from being an excellent interactive experience.

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Rudy Lavaux
Top Critic
6 / 10
Jan 12, 2017

Make no mistake about it, Zero Time Dilemma is a disappointment, but it's mainly because fans of the franchise are such devoted ones. Taken on its own merits, without looking back to how the series was, it is certainly not a bad game, and has some excellent qualities that leave it an overall good experience, and definitely not a bad one.

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