IGN: "Two years ago, Aksys was shocked by 999's success. This year, they shouldn't be shocked when VLR matches, then exceeds, its predecessor. This sequel is more twisted, more brutal and more memorable than that first volume, it's solidified Zero Escape as a series, and it's an experience I recommend to every gamer – if you're over 18, and if you've played 999 first. Virtue's Last Reward builds an unforgettable story on the dilemma of a choice: Will you ally, or will you betray? There is no choice, though, when it comes to whether or not you should buy. Do it. Buy now. There should be no timeline ever created that doesn't contain you playing this game."