Percentile Rank

Steins;Gate 0 is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 41 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

PS3Blog.net
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 7, 2017

Steins;Gate 0 is a visual novel with a rich and engaging story that will keep you going until the end. It makes great use of its diverse cast of characters as it tells a story that, while sometimes lighthearted, is a bit on the dark side in more than one spot. If you're looking for a great visual novel on PlayStation 4, then Steins;Gate 0 is exactly what you need.

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Scored Reviews

The Outerhaven Productions
Nov 22, 2016

In the end, I cannot recommend this game enough. The story is extremely engaging and written intelligently. Much like the previous installment, they handle the notion of time travel and its consequences with great care. Nothing about it seems too far-fetched, either. The series does detract from the humorous tone that it once had, though, but I’m not complaining about it one bit. The darker, serious tone still allows for some light-hearted moments, but when the drama kicks in, it does so in a way that makes you want to pay attention and keep pressing forward.

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Rice Digital
Nov 22, 2016

It’s a worthy sequel to one of the world’s greatest visual novels, and one that’s managed to surpass any and every expectation set for it.

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Digitally Downloaded
Nov 22, 2016

Steins;Gate already demonstrated just how far the visual novel could be pushed towards an experience with genuine literary merit, and the sequel pushes things even further. This is a highly relevant game to some very real discussions that ethicists and moral philosophers will be pondering in the years ahead, and at the same time it tells a ripping, entertaining story. A real masterpiece on every level, and one of the best games I've played all year.

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Gaming Gamma
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2016

Overall, Steins;Gate 0 is an exceptional experience and should be on the radar of any visual novel fan. If you’re not a fan of the genre you won’t find much here to enjoy due to how the story centralizes around reading text, but for those who are, you’re in for a treat.

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God is a Geek
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2016

A worthy follow up to Steins;Gate that even surpasses it in many aspects, while delivering a gripping story through multiple endings.

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PS4Blog.net
10 / 10
10 / 10
Dec 5, 2016

Steins;Gate is a very rich and deep visual novel. Its story and diverse cast of characters will grab you from the start with a strong grip. It is a long road to its Platinum trophy, but the story is engaging, and the characters are likeable and interesting. It is definitely well worth your time and money. The graphics will mak eyou think you’re playing an anime due to their high level of polish. If you’re a fan of visual novels then you’re going to love this one!

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TechRaptor
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2016

After finishing Steins;Gate 0, I can't think of it as a sequel. With how well it fits into the original story, complimenting it - Steins;Gate 0 feels like the missing half to the original that I didn't even know I wanted, let alone needed. Now that I've read it though, I can't think of Steins;Gate without it.

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RPG Fan
91%
91%
Oct 17, 2014

Steins;Gate is one of the finest visual novels translated to date. If you are a fan of Japanese culture and/or time travel plots, you will love this game.

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GBAtemp
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2016

While it doesn't outclass its predecessor, Steins;Gate 0 is an excellent game, and a is a worthy addition to one of the best visual novel series ever written.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2016

Much like its predecessor, Steins;Gate 0 proves to be among the finest examples of creating a thoroughly engaging visual novel.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 22, 2016

Steins;Gate 0 is phenomenal. Every part of it is bigger and better than the game that came before it. Rather than a tacked on sequel storyline that disturbs the perfect ending of the original, it explores a wealth of material hidden between that story’s many layers, and ends up creating a narrative that almost rivals that of the original. It’s a game that is, without a doubt, for a specific crowd, and while it’s inaccessible to newcomers, the entire point is to explore another side to the narrative in a manner that would be lost on new players.

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 31, 2016

Steins;Gate 0 will not disappoint those close to the franchise. However, that being said, this will require a certain understanding of the previous game and the various endings that the game had. One would truly be lost jumping into this game without at least watching the anime series.  Other than a few localization errors that I saw, Steins;Gate 0 holds up as a great sequel and a required play through for any visual novel fan.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 23, 2016

Steins;Gate 0 easily lives up to the emotive journey of the original, delivering a darker half of the story that fans didn’t know they needed.

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RPG Site
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 8, 2018

Steins;Gate 0 adds a lot of characters to the mix this time around, but perhaps the characters that it adds aren't used to their full potential.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

May 23, 2018

So long as you've played Steins;Gate before it, Steins;Gate 0 is a game you don't want to miss.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 2, 2017

Without doubt, this is a must-play for fans of the series, managing to be a perfect accompaniment and semi-sequel to the original. Though the first game indisputably felt like a complete tale, Steins;Gate 0 nonetheless feels like an essential part of that story, and is so integrated with the original that it mostly feels like the whole story is finally being told. The voice actors' performances, the stunning art, and the superb soundtrack all combine for a final product that is absolutely top tier. Every aspect of this game is polished to perfection. Again, this is, regardless of medium, one of the finest time travel stories that has yet been told.

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ZTGD
9 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2016

Steins;Gate 0 is a worthy follow up to one of my favorite stories in all of fiction, and enhances the original by further expanding its narrative scope and filling in the gaps that were left open-ended.

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Destructoid
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2016

Despite having a small number of grievances, none of them were significant enough to detract too severely from the overall experience. Simply put, Steins;Gate 0 is both a fantastic visual novel and more than a worthy follow-up to the first game.

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Areajugones
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2016

Steins;Gate 0 continues an incredible legacy with a powerful story and plot twists. It also deals with moral and ethical problems that have a great impact on the player.

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Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2016

While Steins;Gate 0 doesn't quite have the same emotional impact as its predecessor, this full-fledged sequel stands out as one of the finest visual novels and an amazing chance to reunite with the members of the Future Gadget Laboratory.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2016

Steins;Gate 0 has just one fault, which is that you need to play the first game in the series to fully appreciate the story, the character progression, the new twist on some of the protagonists. Apart from this, we're talking about one of the best script in recent memory, and a high quality visual novel for both Vita and Ps4 owners.

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2016

Steins;Gate 0 is one of the best stories the visual novel genre has to offer, and stands as a worthy sequel to its critically-acclaimed predecessor.

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Niche Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 8, 2017

If you were a fan of the original Steins;Gate visual novel and want to continue exploring the characters and the world that it established, Steins;Gate 0 will be able to provide that need in droves.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
May 22, 2018

Ultimately, Steins;Gate 0 is a novel. A rather good novel, with interesting, unique, and ironically very 'human' characters, but a novel nonetheless, so you're enjoyment will be dependant on how much you like the storyline, although I can say I really enjoyed it.

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COGconnected
81 / 100
81 / 100
Dec 21, 2019

Despite not having much interaction with the player, Steins;Gate 0 is an enjoyable experience with an enthralling and clever storyline that can keep you up thinking about it all night.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 24, 2016

Steins;Gate 0 is essential for fans of the original and a fascinating experience for newcomers. A great continuation of the classic virtual novel and anime world, it's not a format for everyone, but if you have the patience for leisurely paced sci-fi, then this is a worthy investment.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 28, 2019

While the game is incredibly gripping, be prepared to read through thousands of words to get to the heart of it.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 5, 2020

Steins;Gate 0 is a fantastic continuation of the Steins;Gate franchise, which science fiction fans should not miss.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 28, 2016

With that note, it’s time to bring this timeline to an end and sum up my feelings for Steins;Gate 0.

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GameSpew
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 22, 2016

Steins;Gate 0 is an easy recommendation… it is a well-written adventure, with a great sense of tension and brilliantly-written characters.

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Saudi Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 24, 2016

A alternative story Steins;Gate story, one that is every bit as good as the original . Although the plot can drag on at times, its conclusion is a very satisfactory one. If you’ve played the first Steins;Gate or watched the anime, then I strongly recommend experiencing this version of rich events.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Az Elias

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 1, 2017

There should be no reason to miss out on Steins;Gate 0 for anyone who played the first title. It might not have quite the same impact as Steins;Gate, but it succeeds in telling a fascinating story, delving into intriguing and poignant subjects of our time, and excellently developing the characters involved. Whilst it does go on a bit longer than it probably should do, many fans will find this to be a positive, as it's a universe impossible to let go of.

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CDavis_Games
Jan 2, 2018

Steins;Gate 0 could be better. It could be shorter and do more to explain the complicated parts of its story. However, it's the follow up to one of the best visual novels out there. It contains the same awesome characters (and minimizes the impact of the annoying ones) and puts them through serious trauma until they come out the other end. It’s a tougher read than Steins;Gate, but you should persevere until you reach the other side. The reward is worth it and I cannot wait to see where this story goes next.

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Sirus Gaming
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2016

The game actually starts really slow but the more you play it, the more you get involved with the lives of the characters. Once you are done with your first playthrough, it keeps you wanting more to stop you from wondering what really happened or what did you do wrong. It is an enjoyable game from start to finish and you'd want to unlock all the possible endings just so you can get the whole story.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Nov 22, 2016

Fans will be satisfied with how the tale running through Steins;Gate 0 is told with a narrative that rarely stands still in the present without coming off confusing.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Az Elias

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jan 6, 2020

Although an important piece of the story that sets up the true ending to Steins;Gate, it wouldn't be an absolute disaster for fans to brush over this one. The character writing is excellent, and the concepts and effects of AI in this world are intriguing, but the fact the story drags itself out for so long means it can be tough to get through this novel. Thankfully, quick saves and the very fact this is portable by nature help to make getting through much easier by picking it up for a bit before bed each night.

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RPG Fan
69%
69%
Jan 22, 2017

Steins;Gate 0 would be excellent if it was about one-fifth of its length, but its constant missteps make it difficult to recommend to any but the most ardent Steins;Gate fans.

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IGN Spain
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2016

Visual novel with an inexistent gameplay even for its genre. Only recommended for those who played the original game.

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GameGrin
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2016

With an intense and intriguing narrative, Steins;Gate 0 is a joy to play through though too many times the story slows down for sometime much more mundane. Without knowledge of the characters or larger plot of previous games, you may struggle to get the full experience.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2016

Visual novels are an underappreciated niche of gaming to be sure, but games like this don’t do the genre any favors. This might have been fantastic as an anime series, but the lack of real choices in how the story goes kind of kills the interactive vibe a visual novel is supposed to have. Even though the text messages and phone calls alter the story, the length of the full story, complete with monotonous gameplay, doesn’t make replaying it for all the endings very enticing.

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