Due to the last minute gamble
to get PDZ
out the door, reviews are just now trickling in. As the 360's biggest launch title, hopes are high and comparisons to Halo
are inevitable. Rare's other launch title, Kameo: Elements of Power
, was a long time coming and reviews
didn't think it the megahit Microsoft was hoping for. Now for Rare's second chance, is PDZ
a must-have launch title? Is this the 360's Halo
- Talk Xbox (9.7/10): This was the first review out, but they had strong praise. "From the fantastic gameplay to the gorgeous graphics to the incredible amount of replay value, every gamer should experience this game."
- Team Xbox (8.8/10): "So is Perfect Dark Zero what Halo was for the Xbox? Nope. That shouldn’t discourage Xbox 360 owners from picking up a copy on day one, however, simply because it is still one of the best shooters on the console – especially in the multiplayer arena."
- Gamespot (9.0/10): The biggest review yet. "However, it's not just all the different modes of play, but rather the sheer attention to detail that separates Perfect Dark Zero from other first-person shooters out there."
Reviews are still coming out but from the looks of things, Microsoft has a hit on their hands. Is it Halo
? Apparently not but it's still at the top of the launch pile.