Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner MARS

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Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS cover
Original game Kojima Productions
Remastered Cygames
Release dates
Windows September 4, 2018
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Vehicles Robot
Art styles Anime
Themes Cyberpunk, Sci-fi, Space
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Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS is a sci-fi anime robot action game developed by Kojima Productions, published by Konami, and ported by Cygames. It a remastered version of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, which was not previously released on PC, and it is the sequel to Zone of the Enders.

This version of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner is based off the HD remastered version of the game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which in turn was based off the Special Edition version on PlayStation 2, the featuring support for HD resolutions up to 4K, higher resolution textures, remastered visual effects, 5.1 surround sound presentation, and the ability to play in VR. This version also features a new "Very Easy" difficulty, revised tutorials, a togglable in-game mini-map, a new "PRO" control style, and an updated ZORADIUS mini-game. The PC version features additional graphical settings such as film grain, motion blur, and screen space ambient occlusion and reflections.

The game does not feature dual-audio language support due to licensing restrictions, however, a mod is available for the international versions of the game. The PC version does not support keyboard remapping and uses pre-defined keys, so a controller is recommended. Game speed is also tied to frame rate, meaning slow downs on lower-end systems that cannot maintain 60 FPS and speed ups on high refresh rates. Some players also have reported issues with in-game audio being too quiet on stereo speaker setups.[1][2]

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Humble Store
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A demo is also available.
All versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Zoe2Mars\SaveData00.zsv
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/650510/pfx/[Note 1]
Settings are also tied to the save file.[3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Zoe2Mars\SaveData00.zsv
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/650510/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Display settings.
Display settings.


CLASSIC Controller settings.
CLASSIC Controller settings.
PRO Controller settings.
PRO Controller settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
While the game can be played with keyboard and mouse, the UI is not user-friendly for keyboard users, and defaults to displaying Xbox One controls regardless. Refer to this guide for keyboard controls.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Two presets available: CLASSIC and PRO.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Lacks native support. Use DS4Windows or Steam's controller configuration tool for using the controller.
DualShock button prompts
See Playstation Button prompts mod
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Playstation Button prompts mod[edit]

This mod replaces the Xbox button prompts of the PC version with Dualshock 4 button prompts from the PS4 version of the game.
Completely changes the button prompts and the English voice overs to refer the correct Playstation button prompts
Only works when UI language is set to English
Current 3.0 version of the mod is only partially compatible with the Haidara Mod.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, Voice, and Cutscene.
Surround sound
Can be toggled for cutscenes and gameplay.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Dolby Atmos.


No dual audio support. Japanese track is available only in Asian regions.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Lacks proper dual audio support due to licensing restrictions. Use Haidara Mod to replace English audio with Japanese audio.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
Online play

VR support[edit]

Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
Windows Mixed Reality
This game might be playable with the Revive Compatibility Layer (compatibility list).
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Traditional controller
See Input for details.
Play area Native Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-6100 3.70 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/650510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (650510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.