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8.4

18735 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

The reason to own a PS3

posted by Tekyuinaja (PHOENIX, AZ) Mar 29, 2009

Member since Nov 2007

39 out of 47 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

The first and foremost reason I bought a PS3. The Metal Gear Solid series has been pillar of hybridization meshing stealth action, full on combat and powerful story driven cinematics. This game is all that and more, the downside being that there's a little too much in the way of cinemas and there's several points where stealth simply stops being a factor and it comes down to survival against guys specifically outfitted to take Snake down. Granted, all this makes sense story-wise, but it hampers the gameplay. Kojima makes every effort to tie up every single loose thread in the MGS saga and to be fair that is a little overwhelming in a game setting and if you aren't already reeled in to the MGS story then you're going to be sorely frustrated with the character references and constant flashbacks when the story at present is already involving enough. As an admitted addict to Kojima's stuff, I live for this kind of game and I was hooked for every second of it, so it took a lot of effort to step back and examine it for flaws, but despite my disappointment with the flaws I found I still emphatically recommend this game along with its predecessors. Superb presentation, dynamic execution and the best game franchise finale I have ever seen make this a game I will forever cherish.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Best Game Ever Made...Still

posted by toMsonsLLC (BERWYN, IL) Oct 23, 2009

Member since Jun 2009

18 out of 22 gamers (82%) found this review helpful

It's just the full package. Only game that comes close is another PS3 exclusive that is Uncharted 2. Metal Gear Solid is a story based game that is super fun when you play. They do a AWESOME job to sell you that you're in the game. The graphics are top notch, and still might be the best on a console (close again with Uncharted 2). But the story to this game is by far the best in any game, the voice acting is magnificent and you will not want to put this game down. If you hate long no playing periods, 1 or 2 times a hour in length than this might not be your cup of tea. The cut-scenes are sweet in my opinion, I love it. This is an interactive movie that you never want to stop. And once you're done, you want to get back on!

Brilliant, play this game with an open mind. I own a PS3 and 360, and this is as good as it gets in story telling. Knowing the MGS franchise helps, but isn't a have to have. Just if you feel lost, don't think the story sucks or is confusing. Some things will fly by your head, like past characters making a come back and so forth. After you play this game, get Uncharted 2 and you will play the two best console games to ever be produced. Please stop thinking anyone cares about console wars, a great game is a great game. Sony hit the jackpot with their exclusives, they took some gambles and they paid off. I am telling you, if you're like me and you just like video games, you don't care about the systems name, TRY this game out. I remember when I played it first, I thought it was a POS cause I was lost in the controls for the first 30-60 minutes. The story got me hooked, I just was mad I couldn't do things right. After a small time of getting your learning curb up, you wont put this game down.

Trust me, 10/10.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

A great ending to a great series

posted by focker (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Oct 10, 2009

Member since Sep 2007

10 out of 12 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

Amazing graphics, excellent voice acting, great stealth gameplay (when it does happen) and great story. The only thing I would warn against is that if you don't like to watch cut scenes that sometimes extend the length of a feature movie, then this game may not be for you.

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