List of Zero Punctuation episodes

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The first episodes of Zero Punctuation were originally uploaded to YouTube by the series' creator Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, where they quickly drew attention from the video games community. Shortly afterwards, The Escapist contacted Croshaw and employed him to make more videos for their website.

Initially, the episodes featured different music each week during the introduction and credits. However, in July 2008, the title sequence was remade, and featured a new theme tune which has been used on every episode since.

YouTube-released episodes[edit]

Airdate Reviewed subject Intro and outro songs Notes
2007-07-24 The Darkness demo
2007-07-29 Fable: The Lost Chapters
2007-08-13 Zero Punctuation

An announcement trailer for Croshaw's show Zero Punctuation outlining that it will be shown on The Escapist.

The Escapist released episodes[edit]

2007[edit]

Airdate Reviewed subject Intro and outro songs Notes
2007-08-15 Heavenly Sword demo and Resident Evil 5 trailer
2007-08-22 Psychonauts
2007-08-29 Video game console rundown

Featured a rundown on the seventh generation of gaming consoles

2007-09-05 BioShock
2007-09-12 Tomb Raider: Anniversary
2007-09-19 Manhunt
2007-09-26 Peggle
2007-10-03 Halo 3
  • X360
  • First Person Shooter
2007-10-10 Tabula Rasa
2007-10-17 The Orange Box

Featured Portal, the only game to date which Yahtzee has universally praised without any negative parts.

2007-10-24 Super Paper Mario
  • Wii
  • Japanese RPG
2007-10-31 Medal of Honor: Airborne
2007-11-07 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • DS
  • Action-Adventure
2007-11-14 Clive Barker's Jericho
2007-11-28 F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate
  • Windows
  • First Person Shooter/Horror
2007-12-05 Assassin's Creed
2007-12-12 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
2007-12-19 Mass Effect

2008[edit]

Airdate Review subject Intro and outro songs Notes
2008-01-02 Super Mario Galaxy
  • Wii
  • Platformer
2008-01-09 Silent Hill: Origins
  • PSP
  • Survival Horror
2008-01-16 Crysis
2008-01-23 The Witcher

Features a two-minute, dubbed segment from Painkiller at the end.

2008-01-30 Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
2008-02-06 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
2008-02-13 SimCity Societies

Features a series of still images produced using Garry's Mod, featuring the Heavy, the Medic and the Spy from Team Fortress 2, ordered to tell a story.

2008-02-21 Yahtzee goes to GDC

A selection of short cartoons created for the GDC. This episode was also the only episode to have profane audio censored, although not removed from the on-screen texts.

2008-02-27 Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
  • PS3
  • Action-Adventure
Contains a live-action criticism on Quick Time Events in the style of a Quick Time Event.
2008-03-05 Devil May Cry 4
2008-03-12 Burnout Paradise
2008-03-19 Turok
2008-03-26 Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
  • Wii
  • Adventure
2008-04-02 Army of Two
2008-04-09 No More Heroes
  • Wii
  • Action-Adventure
Opening song is interrupted by Yahtzee saying it is "too obvious."
2008-04-16 Condemned 2: Bloodshot
2008-04-23 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Wii
  • Fighting Game
2008-04-30 God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • PSP
  • Combat Action Game
2008-05-07 Mailbag Showdown

Various emails Croshaw received after the less-than-flattering review of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

2008-05-14 Grand Theft Auto IV
2008-05-21 Painkiller
2008-05-28 The World Ends with You
2008-06-04 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
2008-06-11 Video game console rundown

Repeat of the 2007-08-29 episode

2008-06-18 Haze
2008-06-25 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
2008-07-02 Webcomics

A review of gaming webcomics, taking several stabs at unnamed web comics, although many believe it was aimed at Ctrl+Alt+Del (a webcomic he claims to have a personal hatred of, having previously called it "the Rubbish King, sitting proudly on a throne of rotting meat"[1] and stating outright "I fucking hate Ctrl+Alt+Del",[2] later noting that "I look at CAD and I see a lot of misdirected potential"[3]).

2008-07-09 Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Ian Dorsch - Zero Punctuation Theme

The first episode to feature the new title sequence and theme music. Also features a live-action, mimed review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

2008-07-16 Alone In the Dark Features the same mimed review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as the previous week, now with subtitles.
2008-07-23 Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
2008-07-30 The E3 Trailer Park
  • Review of E3 2008 announcements and trailers.
2008-08-06 Ninja Gaiden II
2008-08-13 Prince of Persia Retrospective Retrospective review of The Sands of Time trilogy.
2008-08-20 Soulcalibur IV Features a Technical Difficulties card, depicting Yahtzee with a gun in his mouth.
2008-08-27 Braid
2008-09-03 Eve Online
2008-09-10 Too Human
2008-09-17 Spore
2008-09-24 XBLA Double Bill
2008-10-01 Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
2008-10-08 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii version)
2008-10-15 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Features a parody of Test Card F, as well as faked crashing.
2008-10-22 Silent Hill Homecoming Features a two-minute, dubbed segment of two separate telephone conversations from Silent Hill 3 and Silent Hill respectively.
2008-10-29 Saints Row 2
2008-11-05 Dead Space
2008-11-12 Fable II
2008-11-19 Fallout 3
2008-11-26 Guitar Hero World Tour Features the title screen music for Deus Ex, where Yahtzee describes the game through his own lyrics.
2008-12-03 Mirror's Edge
2008-12-10 Left 4 Dead
2008-12-17 Sonic Unleashed (X360 / PS3 version) Contains an ad for Yahtzee's TV series "Game Damage."
2008-12-24 The Year in Review – 2008

A clip show of the most notable reviews, intended to be used for a quiz that was hosted on The Escapist.

2008-12-31 Prince of Persia

2009[edit]

Airdate Reviewed subject Notes
2009-01-07 Awards for 2008 A mock awards show in which Yahtzee presents various humorous awards to games of 2008 and their characters.

The awards were:

2009-01-14 Tomb Raider: Underworld
2009-01-21 Far Cry 2 At various points in this episode, Yahtzee's voice randomly slipped between his normal English accent and a humorously badly imitated South African accent, as per the game's African setting.
2009-01-28 Gears of War 2
2009-02-04 LittleBigPlanet Contains a clip of someone dancing around to "Soul Bossa Nova" with two eyes stuck onto their boxer shorts, Yahtzee thinking the review was a bit short and added the clip to "fill the time" before returning to comment on user made content. Then at the end, there's another clip containing a slow sinister zoom-in to one of the eyes, dotted with static sound and extreme close-ups of the eye.
2009-02-11 Thief: The Dark Project
2009-02-18 Skate 2
2009-02-25 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
2009-03-05 Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
2009-03-11 The House of the Dead: Overkill Also briefly reviews Killzone 2.
2009-03-18 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Features several quick subliminal message type images noting that Yahtzee's negative review of the game and rappers in general does not make him a racist.
2009-03-25 Resident Evil 5
2009-04-01 X-Blades and Halo Wars

Featuring Graham Stark from The Escapist's Unskippable doing the review of X-Blades. It also features a post-credits review of Pedigree Chum by one of the imps. Both reviews are, however, cut short by Yahtzee's angry and violent interjections.

2009-04-08 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
2009-04-15 MadWorld
2009-04-22 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X
2009-04-29 Siren: Blood Curse Yahtzee reviews the game after criticisms that his "Biggest Disappointment of 2008" for the survival horror genre failed to take into account that Siren: Blood Curse was a "true" survival horror game, which Yahtzee acknowledges.
2009-05-06 The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
2009-05-13 Valkyria Chronicles
2009-05-20 Velvet Assassin
2009-05-27 Duke Nukem Forever Featured Yahtzee satirically reviewing Duke Nukem Forever, a game which had been announced as cancelled a few weeks before the review. He reviewed it as the best game he had ever played, though implied that the review was satirical in a number of places and during the credits.
2009-06-03 Bionic Commando Features a post-credits "Letter of the Week" segment with a letter from a fan requesting help in buying Duke Nukem Forever, despite it having been cancelled, with Yahtzee's reply being simply "thanks for writing!"
2009-06-10 inFAMOUS
2009-06-17 The Second Annual E3 Hype Massacre A summary of various games shown at E3 2009.[clarification needed]
2009-06-24 Prototype Yahtzee reviews Prototype alongside Infamous. He judges both games to be equally good, specializing in different areas, and challenges both developers to send in a picture of the opposite game's main character in a humiliating position and/or wearing a bra. Unexpectedly, both developers complied, and Yahtzee declared Infamous to be the winner.
2009-07-01 The Sims 3
2009-07-08 Ghostbusters: The Video Game
2009-07-15 Overlord II
2009-07-22 Red Faction: Guerrilla
2009-07-29 Wii Sports Resort
2009-08-05 Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood The 100th episode. Yahtzee put together a video montage at the end of the episode featuring clips from all of the episodes leading up to it, using the full length of the theme music. After this, a brief image of the boxer shorts from the LittleBigPlanet review flashes up to shock the viewer.
2009-08-12 The Conduit
  • Wii
  • First Person Shooter
2009-08-19 Silent Hill 2
  • PS2
  • Survival Horror
2009-08-26 2.5D Hoedown
2009-09-02 Tales of Monkey Island Reviewed in both his normal voice as a fan of Monkey Island, and by its own merits in a fake Irish accent.
2009-09-09 Wolfenstein Yahtzee reviewed the game in limerick form throughout most of the video.

This was also the first time Yahtzee used a score rating (2 out of 5 stars), though this was most likely just to keep rhyming.

2009-09-16 Batman: Arkham Asylum
2009-09-23 Guitar Hero 5 and The Beatles: Rock Band
2009-09-30 Darkest of Days
2009-10-07 Scribblenauts
2009-10-14 Wet
2009-10-21 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
2009-10-28 Brütal Legend
2009-11-04 Washington D.C. Yahtzee takes a break from reviewing video games and takes a tour of Washington, D.C. in the United States, as well providing commentary for the landmarks within, such as the White House and the Lincoln Memorial.
2009-11-11 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2009-11-18 Dragon Age: Origins

Yahtzee also announces the winner of the "Stonking Great Game Contest."

2009-11-25 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2009-12-02 Assassin's Creed II A microphone malfunction caused Yahtzee's voice to sound drastically different, leading fans to believe it was not Yahtzee.[4]

Yahtzee later cleared the confusion in his Extra Punctuation segment.[5]

2009-12-09 Left 4 Dead 2

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Yahtzee simultaneously reviews Left 4 Dead 2 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii in the same video.
2009-12-16 Demon's Souls
2009-12-23 Holiday 2009 A short 24-second video in which Yahtzee chastises the viewers for turning up two days before Christmas with expectations of a proper episode having been made.
2009-12-30 The Saboteur
  • PC / X360 / PS3
  • Action/Adventure, Third-person shooter, Stealth, Sandbox

2010[edit]

Airdate Reviewed subject Notes
2010-01-06 Awards for 2009
  • Various
  • Multiple
Yahtzee looks back at the 2009 season of game reviews and hands out arbitrarily themed mock awards to the previously reviewed games.

The awards were:

  • The Quadruple Amputee Kindergarten Award for Least Necessary Sandbox: Wolfenstein
  • The Greater London One-Way System Award for Biggest Dead-End: A "Preemptive Award" for Microsoft's Project Natal
  • The Concrete Block on a Racecourse Award for Complete Non-starter: Wet
  • The Everything-Proof Shield Award for Most Obstinate Refusal to Die: Australian Attorney General Michael Atkinson
  • The Razorblade-Filled Vagina Award for Fastest Reversal of Fortunes: Resident Evil 5
  • The Golden Dog Biscuit Award for Genuinely Best Game: Batman: Arkham Asylum
2010-01-13 Torchlight
2010-01-20 Darksiders
2010-01-27 Bayonetta This is the first Zero Punctuation episode to be shown in a widescreen format, although the aspect ratio is closer to 14:9, instead of the more standard 16:9 ratio used in subsequent episodes. This was pointed out at the end of the Dark Void review, which stated "this week's widescreen-o-vision is slightly wider than last week's widescreen-o-vision".
2010-02-03 Dark Void
2010-02-10 Borderlands
2010-02-17 Mass Effect 2
2010-02-24 Dante's Inferno
2010-03-03 BioShock 2
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2010-03-10 Aliens vs. Predator
2010-03-17 Heavy Rain
  • PS3
  • Action
2010-03-24 Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter / Action
2010-03-31 Final Fantasy XIII Yahtzee only reviews the first five hours of the game.
2010-04-02 April Fools A short 59-second video with Yahtzee reading a section from "Ode on Melancholy", which was a part of an April Fool's joke hidden on the "Game Dogs" episode "The Party".
2010-04-07 God of War III
2010-04-14 Red Steel 2
  • Wii
  • First-person Shooter
2010-04-21 Just Cause 2
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action / Third-person Shooter
2010-04-28 Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
  • Wii
  • Survival Horror
2010-05-5 Splinter Cell: Conviction Also features an advert for Croshaw's book, Mogworld.
2010-05-12 Nier (video game)
  • PS3/ X360
  • Action/ Role-Playing Game
2010-05-19 Dead to Rights: Retribution
  • PS3 / X360
  • Action
Features a repeat of the advert for Mogworld, as well as a request from Rebecca Mayes for suggestions on lyrics for a "love song" about Yahtzee.
2010-05-26 Monster Hunter Tri
2010-06-2 Alan Wake
  • X360 / PC
  • Action
Features a repeat of the advert for Mogworld.
2010-06-9 Red Dead Redemption
  • PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure
Features a repeat of the advert for Mogworld.
2010-06-16 Alpha Protocol
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action RPG
2010-06-23 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • PC / PS3 / X360 / Wii / NDS / PSP / Java ME
  • Action RPG / Platformer
2010-06-30 E3 2010
  • PS3 / X360 / NDS
Yahtzee reviews the upcoming gaming hardware and software shown in E3 in 2010, including the motion control features introduced for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the new games and the Nintendo 3DS from Nintendo, and upcoming third-party games. Also features a song written by Rebecca Mayes, which ends with her asking Yahtzee out for a drink, then implying she will stab him with a screwdriver if he does not accept.
2010-07-07 No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
  • Wii
  • Action / Hack and Slash
During the review, Yahtzee refers to Rebecca Mayes' love song, joking that he had better not offend women in the review else he be stabbed.
2010-07-14 Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Wii
  • Platforming
2010-07-21 Singularity
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First person shooter
2010-07-28 Crackdown 2
  • X360
  • Sandbox-style action third-person shooter
2010-08-04 DeathSpank and Limbo
  • PC / PS3 / X360 (DeathSpank) / X360 (Limbo)
  • Action RPG (DeathSpank) / Puzzle (Limbo)
2010-08-11 Shadow of the Colossus
  • PS2
  • Action-adventure
Yahtzee gives a 'retro review' of one of the games he likes.
2010-08-18 Split Second: Velocity
2010-08-25 Transformers: War for Cybertron
  • PC / PS3 / X360 / Wii / NDS
  • Third person shooter
2010-09-01 Viewer's Choice: Duke Nukem Forever This was chosen by the viewers in place of a normal review as Yahtzee was on holiday.
2010-09-08 Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Third person shooter
2010-09-15 Mafia II
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Third person shooter / Action-adventure
2010-09-22 Metroid: Other M
  • Wii
  • Action-adventure
2010-09-24 Video Game Voter's Network Yahtzee lends his support to the cause.
2010-09-29 Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  • PC
  • Graphic-adventure / Horror
2010-10-06 Halo: Reach
  • X360
  • First-person shooter
Yahtzee offers slight praise to Halo: Reach for holding up on single player and respects Bungie's decision to quit the franchise.
2010-10-14 Dead Rising 2
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-RPG
2010-10-21 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
  • PC / PS3 / X360 / Wii / NDS
  • Action-adventure / Platformer / Stealth
2010-10-27 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure
2010-11-03 Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • PS3 / X360
  • Tactical action-adventure
2010-11-10 Fallout: New Vegas
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-RPG
Features Yahtzee 'roleplaying' the game during the review, as opposed to commenting on it as usual.
2010-11-17 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • iOS / NDS / PC / PS3 / Wii / X360
  • Action
2010-11-24 Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • NDS / PC / PS3 / Wii / X360
  • First-person shooter
2010-12-01 iPhone Games
  • iOS
  • Puzzle
Yahtzee reviews iPhone games Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja and Doodle God.
2010-12-08 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Third-person action adventure / Open world
2010-12-15 Splatterhouse
  • PS3 / X360
  • Beat 'em up
2010-12-22 Epic Mickey
  • Wii
  • Platformer / Action-adventure
2010-12-29 Holiday 2010 Features selected Yahtzee's quotes from the 2010 videos.

2011[edit]

Airdate Reviewed subject Notes
2011-01-05 Top 5 Games of 2010 Yahtzee ranks the top 5 and bottom 5 games of 2010.

The top 5 rankings were:

The bottom 5 rankings were:

2011-01-12 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
2011-01-19 Fable III
  • PC / X360
  • Action RPG, sandbox, life simulation
2011-01-26 Minecraft
  • Windows / Mac / Linux / X360 (After Review)
  • Construction, Sandbox
2011-02-02 A Shadow's Tale
  • Wii
  • Platformer
2011-02-09 Dead Space 2
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Survival horror, third-person shooter
2011-02-16 DC Universe Online
  • PC / PS3
  • MMORPG
2011-02-23 MindJack
  • PS3 / X360
  • Third-person shooter
2011-03-02 Two Worlds II
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Role-playing game
2011-03-09 Bulletstorm
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2011-03-16 Killzone 3
  • PS3
  • First-person shooter
2011-03-23 Kirby's Epic Yarn
  • Wii
  • Platforming
2011-03-30 Dragon Age II
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Role-playing game
2011-04-06 Pokémon White
  • DS
  • Role-playing game
2011-04-13 Yakuza 4
  • PS3
  • Action-Adventure
2011-04-20 Crysis 2
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2011-04-27 Nintendo 3DS Features a review of the Nintendo 3DS portable game console.
2011-05-04 Portal 2
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Puzzle-platform
2011-05-11 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
2011-05-18 Mortal Kombat
  • PS3 / X360
  • Fighting game
2011-05-25 Brink
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2011-06-01 L.A. Noire
  • PS3 / X360 / PC
  • Open world, third-person shooter, action-adventure
2011-06-08 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • PC / X360
  • RPG
2011-06-15 Hunted: The Demon's Forge
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action
2011-06-22 Duke Nukem Forever
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter, science fiction
Yahtzee adds the disclaimer "for real this time" to the title of the video, so as not to be confused with his earlier satirical review.
2011-06-29 Infamous 2
  • PS3
  • Open world
2011-07-06 Alice: Madness Returns
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure, platform
2011-07-13 Shadows of the Damned
  • PS3 / X360
  • Survival horror, third-person shooter
2011-07-20 F.E.A.R. 3
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter, horror
2011-07-27 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  • 3DS
  • Action-adventure
2011-08-03 Call of Juarez: The Cartel
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2011-08-10 Bastion and From Dust
  • PC / X360 (Bastion), PC / PS3 / X360 (From Dust)
  • Action role-playing game (Bastion) / God game (From Dust)
2011-08-17 Catherine
  • PS3 / X360
  • Adult adventure, puzzle-platformer, survival horror
2011-08-24 Red Faction: Armageddon
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Third-person shooter
2011-08-31 Deus Ex
  • PC / PS2
  • Action role-playing game
2011-09-07 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action role-playing game
2011-09-14 Driver: San Francisco
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Driving
2011-09-21 Dead Island
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First person horror action-adventure game
2011-09-28 Resistance 3
  • PS3
  • First person shooter
2011-10-05 Gears of War 3
  • X360
  • Third person shooter
2011-10-12 Hard Reset
  • PC
  • First person shooter
2011-10-19 Rage
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First person shooter
2011-10-26 Kinect
  • X360
  • Motion sensing input device
2011-11-02 Batman: Arkham City
  • PC / PS3 / Wii U / X360
  • Action-adventure
2011-11-09 Battlefield 3
  • iOS / PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2011-11-16 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  • PS3
  • Action-adventure/Third-person shooter
2011-11-23 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • PC / PS3 / X360 / Wii
  • First-person shooter
Yahtzee reviews Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 alongside Battlefield 3.
2011-11-30 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action role-playing game
2011-12-07 Saints Row: The Third
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Open world/Action-adventure
2011-12-14 Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Third-person action-adventure
2011-12-21 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Wii
  • Action-adventure

2012[edit]

Airdate Reviewed subject Notes
2012-01-04 Serious Sam 3: BFE
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2012-01-11 Top 5 Games of 2011 Yahtzee reviews what he feels to be the best and worst games of 2011.

On the top 5 list were:
5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
4. Infamous 2
3. Bastion
2. Driver: San Francisco
1. Portal 2

On the bottom 5 list were:
5. Mindjack
4. Red Faction: Armageddon
3. Dead Island
2. Duke Nukem Forever
1. Tie between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3
After naming Infamous 2 the fourth-best game of the year, he clarified that a major reason for doing so was that it decisively concluded its narrative without a sequel hook, and joked that if a sequel to the game were to be released he would retroactively give the award to Minecraft instead. In 2014, Infamous Second Son was released for the Playstation 4.

2012-01-18 Super Mario 3D Land and Rayman Origins
  • 3DS (Super Mario 3D Land), 3DS / PS3 / PS Vita / Wii / X360 (Rayman Origins)
  • Platformer
2012-01-25 Sonic Generations
  • 3DS / PC / PS3 / X360
  • Platformer, action-adventure
2012-02-01 Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • PC
  • MMORPG
2012-02-08 Amy
  • PS3 / X360
  • Survival horror
2012-02-15 Resident Evil: Revelations
  • 3DS
  • Survival horror
2012-02-22 The Darkness II
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2012-02-29 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action RPG
2012-03-07 NeverDead
  • PS3 / X360
  • Action
2012-03-14 Syndicate
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2012-03-21 Mass Effect 3
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action RPG
2012-03-28 Twisted Metal
2012-04-04 Yakuza: Dead Souls
  • PS3
  • Action-adventure
2012-04-11 Ninja Gaiden 3
  • PS3 / Wii U / X360
  • Action-adventure
2012-04-18 Silent Hill: Downpour
  • PS3 / X360
  • Survival horror
2012-04-25 Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • 3DS
  • Third-person shooter
2012-05-02 Fez and I Am Alive
  • XBLA (Fez), PS3 / X360 (I Am Alive)
  • Platformer (Fez), Survival horror (I Am Alive)
2012-05-09 Prototype 2
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure
2012-05-16 Risen 2: Dark Waters
  • PC
  • RPG
Yahtzee announces his attendance to the first Escapist Expo, as well as includes a dubbed segment from the beginning of Half-Life after the credits.
2012-05-23 Sniper Elite V2
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Tactical shooter
2012-05-30 Diablo III
  • PC
  • Action RPG
2012-06-06 Max Payne 3
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Third-person shooter
2012-06-13 Dragon's Dogma
  • PS3 / X360
  • Action RPG
2012-06-20 E3 2012 Yahtzee reviews trailers of New Super Mario Bros. U, Dishonored, Assassin's Creed III, Tomb Raider, Dead Space 3, Hitman: Absolution, Halo 4 and Watch_Dogs shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012, with Watch_Dogs winning the "Inaugural Zero Punctuation Least Excruciating of E3 Award".
2012-06-27 Lollipop Chainsaw
  • PS3 / X360
  • Hack and Slash
2012-07-04 Quantum Conundrum
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person action game
Starts off with a review of Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, which ends abruptly after Yahtzee deems the game "unplayable".
2012-07-11 Spec Ops: The Line
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Third-person shooter
2012-07-18 The Walking Dead: Episode 2
  • iOS / PC / PS3 / X360
  • Adventure
2012-07-25 Inversion
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Third-person shooter
2012-08-01 The Amazing Spider-Man
  • 3DS / Android / DS / iOS / PC / PS3 / Wii / X360
  • Action-adventure
2012-08-08 Half-Life
  • PC / PS2
  • First-person shooter
2012-08-15 Wreckateer and Deadlight
  • XBLA
  • Puzzle (Wreckateer), Platformer (Deadlight)
2012-08-22 Unmechanical, Orcs Must Die 2, and The Book of Unwritten Tales
  • PC
  • Puzzle (Unmechanical), Action (Orcs Must Die 2), Advanture (The Book of Unwritten Tales)
Features the second (and currently final) time Yahtzee has given a score to game, awarding Unmechanical a C+.
2012-08-29 Sleeping Dogs
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure
2012-09-05 Darksiders II
  • PC / PS3 / Wii U / X360
  • Action-adventure
2012-09-12 DayZ
  • PC
  • Survival horror
2012-09-26 Guild Wars 2
  • PC
  • MMORPG
2012-10-03 Borderlands 2
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2012-10-10 FIFA 13
  • 3DS / iOS / PC / PS2 / PS3 / PSP / PS Vita / Wii U / X360
  • Sports
Uninterested in recent releases like Dead or Alive 5, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Yahtzee is left with FIFA 13 and openly admits that he never played the game and only "glanced briefly at the cover art", so he instead gives short reviews of Mark of the Ninja, Anna and Tokyo Jungle.
2012-10-17 Resident Evil 6
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Third-person shooter
2012-10-24 Dishonored
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure
2012-10-31 XCOM: Enemy Unknown
2012-11-07 Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Doom 3: BFG Edition
  • PC / PS3 / Wii U (MoH only) / X360
  • First-person shooter
2012-11-14 Assassin's Creed III
  • PC / PS3 / Wii U / X360
  • Action-adventure
2012-11-21 Halo 4
  • X360
  • First-person shooter
2012-11-28 Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • PC / PS3 / Wii U / X360
  • First-person shooter
2012-12-05 Hitman: Absolution
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure/Stealth
2012-12-12 Far Cry 3
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2012-12-19 ZombiU
  • Wii U
  • Survival horror

2013[edit]

Airdate Reviewed subject Notes
2013-01-02 Top 5 Games of 2012 Yahtzee reviews what he feels to be the best and worst games of 2012.

On the top 5 list were:
5. Dishonored
4. The Walking Dead
3. Far Cry 3
2. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
1. Spec Ops: The Line

On the bottom 5 list were:
5. Resident Evil 6
4. Neverdead
3. Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
2. Medal of Honor: Warfighter
1. Amy

2013-01-09 Paper Mario: Sticker Star
  • 3DS
  • RPG
2013-01-16 Black Knight Sword and Hotline Miami
  • PS3 / X360 (Black Knight Sword), PC (Hotline Miami)
  • Action
2013-01-23 Anarchy Reigns
  • PS3 / X360
  • Beat 'em up
2013-01-30 DmC: Devil May Cry
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Hack and slash
2013-02-06 The Cave
  • PC / PS3 / Wii U / X360
  • Platform-adventure
2013-02-13 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • DS / PS3
  • RPG
2013-02-20 Dead Space 3
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Third-person shooter
2013-02-27 Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • PC / PS3 / Wii U / X360
  • First-person shooter
2013-03-06 Crysis 3
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2013-03-13 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • PS3 / X360
  • Hack and slash
2013-03-20 Tomb Raider
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure
2013-03-27 SimCity
2013-04-03 The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
  • PC / PS3 / Wii U / X360
  • First-person shooter
2013-04-10 BioShock Infinite
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2013-04-17 Lego City Undercover
  • Wii U
  • Sandbox
2013-04-24 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
  • 3DS
  • Action-adventure
2013-05-01 Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • iOS / PS3 / Wii U / X360
  • Fighting game
2013-05-08 Star Trek
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure
2013-05-15 Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2013-05-22 System Shock 2
  • PC
  • Action RPG
2013-05-29 Metro: Last Light
  • PC / PS3 / PS4 / X360
  • First-person shooter
2013-06-05 Next Gen Buyer's Guide Yahtzee gives his thoughts on PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One.
2013-06-12 Fuse
  • PS3 / X360
  • Action
2013-06-19 Remember Me
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure
2013-06-26 E3 2013 Yahtzee reviews trailers of Ryse: Son of Rome, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Mirror's Edge 2, Dead Rising 3, Destiny, Tom Clancy's The Division, The Order: 1886, Sunset Overdrive and The Evil Within shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013.
2013-07-03 The Last of Us
  • PS3
  • Survival horror action-adventure
2013-07-10 Deadpool
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Hack and slash
2013-07-17 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • 3DS
  • Life simulation
2013-07-24 Ride to Hell: Retribution
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure
2013-07-31 Dark
  • PC / X360
  • Stealth/Action RPG
2013-08-07 Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
  • 3DS
  • RPG
2013-08-14 Rise of the Triad
  • PC
  • First-person shooter
2013-08-21 Papers, Please and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • PC (Papers, Please), PC / PS3 / X360 (Brothers)
  • Puzzle (Papers, Please), Adventure (Brothers)
2013-08-28 Pikmin 3
  • Wii U
  • Real-time strategy
2013-09-04 The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Tactical shooter
2013-09-11 Saints Row IV
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure
2013-09-18 Killer Is Dead
  • PS3 / X360
  • Action
2013-09-25 Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
  • PC
  • Survival horror
2013-10-02 Grand Theft Auto V
  • PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure
2013-10-16 Lost Planet 3
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Third-person shooter
2013-10-23 Beyond: Two Souls
  • PS3
  • Interactive drama
2013-10-30 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • Wii U
  • Action-adventure
2013-11-06 Batman: Arkham Origins
  • PC / PS3 / Wii U / X360
  • Action-adventure
2013-11-13 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  • PC / PS3 / PS4 / Wii U / X360 / XOne
  • Action-adventure
2013-11-20 Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • PC / PS3 / PS4 / Wii U / X360 / XOne
  • First-person shooter
Includes an advertisement for Yahtzee's novel Jam.
2013-11-27 Exclusives Showdown Yahtzee compares PlayStation 4 exclusives Infamous Second Son, The Order: 1886, Uncharted 4, Driveclub and Killzone: Shadow Fall to Xbox One exclusives Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Halo 5, Forza Motorsport 5 and Titanfall through various categories.
2013-12-04 Ryse: Son of Rome
  • XOne
  • Action-adventure
2013-12-11 Dead Rising 3
  • XOne
  • Survival horror
2013-12-18 Super Mario 3D World
  • Wii U
  • Platform
2013-12-25 Next Gen Buyer's Guide Repeat of the 2013-06-05 episode.

2014[edit]

Airdate Reviewed subject Notes
2014-01-01 Top 5 Games of 2013 Yahtzee reviews what he feels to be the best and worst games of 2013.

On the top 5 list were:
5. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
3. Saints Row IV
2. Papers, Please
1. BioShock Infinite

On the bottom 5 list were:
5. Star Trek
4. SimCity
3. Aliens: Colonial Marines
2. Beyond: Two Souls
1. Call of Duty: Ghosts
Yahtzee also awards the "Zero Punctuation Lifetime Achievement Award for Total Abhorrence" to Ride to Hell: Retribution, claiming "it's not a game, it's congealed failure".

2014-01-08 Knack
  • PS4
  • Platform/Beat 'em up
2014-01-15 Killzone Shadow Fall
  • PS4
  • First-person shooter
2014-01-22 Rust, Starbound and 7 Days to Die
  • PC (Rust and 7 Days to Die), PC / PS4 / Vita (Starbound)
  • Survival
2014-01-29 Broken Age
2014-02-05 Might & Magic X: Legacy
  • PC
  • RPG
2014-02-12 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • 3DS
  • Action-adventure
This episode does not focus on the game but instead on Nintendo as a company and its recent difficulties.
2014-02-19 Dark Souls
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action RPG
2014-02-26 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • PS3 / X360
  • Action RPG
Calling back to his review of Final Fantasy XIII, Yahtzee only reviews the first three hours of the game.
2014-03-05 Strider
  • PC / PS3 / PS4 / X360 / XOne
  • Platform
2014-03-12 Thief
  • PC / PS3 / PS4 / X360 / XOne
  • Stealth
Episode subtitled "Stealing a Classic".
2014-03-19 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action-adventure
Episode subtitled "It Sucks, Ha".
2014-03-26 Dark Souls II
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • Action RPG
Episode subtitled "Prepare to Die Again".
2014-04-02 Titanfall
  • PC / X360 / XOne
  • First-person shooter
Episode subtitled "It's Got Big Stompy Robots".
2014-04-09 Infamous Second Son
  • PS4
  • Action-adventure
Episode subtitled "Bad Son Good Son". Yahtzee references his earlier statement of taking away Infamous 2's fourth best game of 2011 award if a sequel was made by stating that Second Son differentiates itself from the earlier games by not being a direct sequel nor very good.
2014-04-16 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  • PS3 / PS4 / X360 / XOne
  • Stealth
Episode subtitled "$40 Demo".
2014-04-23 The Elder Scrolls Online
  • PC / PS4 / XOne
  • MMORPG
Episode subtitled "We Can MMO Too".
2014-04-30 South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • PC / PS3 / X360
  • RPG
Episode subtitled "Yes, There Really Were Crying Koalas".
2014-05-07 FTL: Faster Than Light
  • iOS / PC
  • Real-time strategy
Episode subtitled "Exploding Spaceships".
2014-05-14 Child of Light and Daylight
  • PC / PS3 / PS4 / Wii U / X360 / XOne (Child of Light), PC / PS4 (Daylight)
  • Platforming (Child of Light), Survival horror (Daylight)
Episode titled "Child of Day-Light – Horror and Whimsy".
2014-05-21 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • 3DS / Android / iOS / PC / PS3 / PS4 / Wii U / X360 / XOne
  • Action-adventure
2014-05-28 Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure
  • PC
  • Adventure
2014-06-04 Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • PC / PS3 / PS4 / X360 / XOne
  • First-person shooter
2014-06-11 Watch_Dogs
  • PC / PS3 / PS4 / Wii U / X360 / XOne
  • Action-adventure
2014-06-18 E3 2014 Episode subtitled "Deflate Your Hype Balloons". Yahtzee reviews trailers of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Crackdown, Fable Legends, Sunset Overdrive, Bloodborne, Abzu, Let It Die, Grim Fandango, Destiny, Dead Island 2, The Last of Us Remastered, PlayStation Now, PlayStation TV, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, FIFA 15, The Sims 4, Battlefield: Hardline, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Maker and Splatoon shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014.
2014-06-25 Murdered: Soul Suspect
  • PC / PS3 / PS4 / X360 / XOne
  • Action-adventure
2014-07-02 Tomodachi Life
  • 3DS
  • Life simulation
Episode subtitled "Nintendo Life Simulator".
2014-07-09 Enemy Front and Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • PC / PS3 / X360 (Enemy Front), PC / PS3 / PS4 / X360 / XOne (Valiant Hearts)
  • First-person shooter (Enemy Front), Puzzle adventure (Valiant Hearts)

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