List of Zero Punctuation Episodes - The Escapist Released Episodes - 2009

2009

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:

  • The Indiana Jones in a Fridge Award for Franchise Murder: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • The 15-Year-Old School Leaver Award for Biggest Disappointment: "The entire survival horror genre." (Silent Hill Homecoming, Alone in the Dark, Dead Space)
  • The Proximity to Jason Voorhees Award for Stupidest Main Character: Prince of Persia
  • The Turd in a Chocolate Box Award for Surprising Poor Quality: Grand Theft Auto IV
  • The Turd in a Turd Award for Unsurprising Poor Quality: Sonic Unleashed
  • The Copulating Jelly Baby Award for Fucking Sweet Game: Saints Row 2
  • The Attention-Deficit Award for Games I Haven't Reviewed Yet: Gears of War 2, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Far Cry 2
2009-01-14 Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • PS3 / X360 / Windows / PS2
  • Action-Adventure
2009-01-21 Far Cry 2
  • PS3 / X360 / Windows
  • Action-Adventure

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
  • X360
  • Action-Adventure
2009-02-04 LittleBigPlanet
  • PS3
  • Platform/creativity

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
  • Windows
  • First-person stealth
2009-02-18 Skate 2
  • PS3 / X360
  • Skateboarding sports game
2009-02-25 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  • PS3 / X360 / Windows
  • First-person shooter, Horror
2009-03-05 Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
  • PS3 / X360 / Windows / Wii / DS / PS2 / PSP
  • Sandbox, Action
2009-03-11 The House of the Dead: Overkill
  • Wii
  • Rail Shooter, Horror
Also Briefly reviews Killzone 2
2009-03-18 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
  • PS3 / X360
  • Third-Person Shooter
2009-03-25 Resident Evil 5
2009-04-01 X-Blades and Halo Wars
  • Features Graham Stark
  • PS3 / X360
  • Action/Adventure/Real-Time Strategy

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
  • DS
  • Sandbox
2009-04-15 MadWorld
  • Wii
  • Beat 'em up
2009-04-22 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X
  • PS3 / X360
  • Flight simulation
2009-04-29 Siren: Blood Curse
  • PlayStation 3
  • Survival horror
2009-05-06 The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
  • Windows / PS3 / X360
  • First-person shooter/Action/Adventure/Stealth
2009-05-13 Valkyria Chronicles
  • PS3
  • Japanese role-playing game
2009-05-20 Velvet Assassin
  • Windows / X360
  • Stealth
2009-05-27 Duke Nukem Forever
  • Game cancelled/status unknown
  • First-Person Shooter

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
  • PS3 / Windows / X360
  • Action/Platformer

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
  • PS3
  • Sandbox
2009-06-17 The Second Annual E3 Hype Massacre

A summary of various games shown at E3 2009.

2009-06-24 Prototype
  • PS3 / X360 / Windows
  • Sandbox
Yahtzee reviews Prototype alongside Infamous.
2009-07-01 The Sims 3
  • Windows
  • Life Simulation
2009-07-08 Ghostbusters: The Video Game
  • Windows / PS3 / X360 / Wii / DS / PSP / PS2
  • Action Game
2009-07-15 Overlord II
  • Windows / PS3 / X360
  • Action/Adventure
2009-07-22 Red Faction: Guerrilla
  • PS3 / X360
  • Action/Adventure
2009-07-29 Wii Sports Resort
  • Wii
  • Sports
2009-08-05 Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
  • X360 / PS3 / Windows
  • First Person Shooter

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
  • 'Splosion Man and Trine
  • XBLA / Windows / PSN
  • -Action/Platformer and Platform/Puzzle
2009-09-02 Tales of Monkey Island
  • Windows, Wii
  • Adventure

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
  • X360 / PS3 / Windows
  • First-person Shooter

Yahtzee reviewed the game in limerick form throughout most of the video. This was also the first and currently only 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
  • X360 / PS3 / Windows
  • Third-person Stealth/Action
2009-09-23 Guitar Hero 5 and The Beatles: Rock Band
  • X360 / PS3 / Wii
  • Music
2009-09-30 Darkest of Days
  • Windows / X360
  • First-person Shooter
2009-10-07 Scribblenauts
  • DS
  • Emergent puzzle/action
2009-10-14 Wet
  • X360 / PS3
  • Third-person Shooter
2009-10-21 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
  • DS
  • Role-playing game
2009-10-28 Brütal Legend
  • X360 / PS3
  • Action/RTS
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
  • PS3
  • Action-adventure/Third-person shooter
2009-11-18 Dragon Age: Origins
  • Windows / PS3 / X360
  • RPG

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

2009-11-25 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Windows / PS3 / X360
  • First-Person Shooter / Third-person shooter
2009-12-02 Assassin's Creed II
  • Windows / PS3 / X360
  • Third-person action-adventure
A microphone malfunction caused Yahtzee's voice to sound drastically different, leading fans to believe it was not Yahtzee.

Yahtzee later cleared the confusion in his Extra Punctuation segment.

2009-12-09 Left 4 Dead 2
  • Windows / X360
  • First-Person Shooter / Survival horror

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

  • Wii
  • Platformer
Yahtzee simultaneously reviews Left 4 Dead 2 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii in the same video.
2009-12-16 Demon's Souls
  • PS3
  • RPG
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

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