Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Konami has taken a series of games that were considered classics back in the PlayStation 2 era and done what some may have thought impossible. They have made them better than ever before. While the more recent The 2nd Runner sees the biggest improvements in visuals over the first Zone of the Enders game, Konami has breathed new life into both of these games with crisp visuals and by doing so they have brought some of the most intense aerial combat you will find in a mech game. Zone of the Enders HD Collection is a must have for a fan of the series and any newcomers would be doing themselves a disservice to pass this release up."