Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Dec 18, 2014
    87
    A deep, entertaining stealth sandbox with endless scope for mastery. You kept us waiting, Kojima, but it was worth it.
  2. Jan 20, 2015
    85
    A pricey game when originally released on consoles, on PC it's a real steal. The main quest is pretty short, but the replay value is very high, and the game itself is a remarkable showcase for the FOX Engine.
  3. Dec 22, 2014
    85
    Yes, it's a prologue, but it's also a big surprise. Metal Gear shows its evolution with Ground Zeroes, a little, but a high quality experience.
  4. Dec 18, 2014
    85
    Ground Zeroes is the perfect opening for a much richer experience that Phantom Pain promises to offer. Ground Zeroes is intense, philosophical, dark, brutal, but full of hope at the same time.
  5. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the PC version, is wonderfully optimized. But the game is really short.
  6. Jan 9, 2015
    80
    MGS V: Ground Zeroes is not a large game, but it offers very pleasant (few) hours of fun to the stealth-action and techno-thriller admirers. Most of the PC gamers will be "lost in translation" with the story but nevertheless this game is still worth to try.
  7. Jan 8, 2015
    80
    As a prequel/demo for Metal Gear Solid V, Ground Zeroes is a pretty valuable product, finally sold at the right price.
  8. Jan 4, 2015
    80
    The PC version is technically perfect and it finally has the right price.
  9. Dec 29, 2014
    80
    While it may only take an hour or so to complete the main mission that acts as the prologue to the next game, the PC port of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes not only lives up to expectations, but surpasses them in creating an overly satisfying sandbox to sneak through.
  10. Dec 29, 2014
    80
    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has brought its short, but sweet, experience to the PC in this brilliant port.
  11. Dec 24, 2014
    80
    Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is a short, but mechanically very sound, sandbox stealth appetiser for The Phantom Pain. Just be aware that its value is in experimentation and replaying scenarios, rather than lasting narrative.
  12. Dec 22, 2014
    80
    It’s a wonderfully crafted experience that looks and sounds fantastic. There’s been a lot of love given to this “demo” in ensuring it feels right at home next to the others in the franchise.
  13. Dec 22, 2014
    80
    Aside from its problematic ending, Ground Zeroes mostly represents a new, more sophisticated era for Metal Gear, particularly given its attention to what matters on PC.
  14. Dec 30, 2014
    78
    On the visual side, apart from some minor bugs and the lack of some graphics options that we would have expected, the result has fully convinced us. The Fox Engine is an excellent graphics engine that requires no ultra PC to be enjoyed at its best.
  15. Jan 26, 2015
    76
    It’s more a playable Demo than a full-flavored game. Gameplay itself offers much stealth-variety and a fantastic atmosphere with great graphics and sound. The replay-value is nice and let the player try various playstyles. It’s a good appetizer for upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Menus and are not optimized for pc, gamepad is recommended.
  16. Jan 5, 2015
    75
    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes PC didn't face a day one like Assassin's Creed Unity and other recent (and problematic) AAA games. The game is fluid, well optimized and free from serious bugs and glitches and, more importantly, does not require a super PC to be played in full HD with ultra details.
  17. Dec 19, 2014
    74
    I would recommend Ground Zeroes without hesitation were it not for the extremely short playing time.
  18. Dec 20, 2014
    67
    PC players get to play the best version so far, even though the game still is just a slice of MGS V. Now it's up to you to decide whether it's worth playing right now or if you should wait until the whole experience is released.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 246 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 43
  2. Negative: 7 out of 43
  1. Dec 18, 2014
    10
    Best Port of 2014 : Hear me right

    1) No vram issues; No stuttering 2) Full sli / amd support 3) Super dinamic resolution work at it best
    Best Port of 2014 : Hear me right

    1) No vram issues; No stuttering
    2) Full sli / amd support
    3) Super dinamic resolution work at it best
    4) Geforce 680 max out the game 1080p 60 fps at high settings
    5) Full controller support
    6) Dual audio with japanese and subtitles
    7) 13 usd on steam for 2 days

    What are you waiting for . Buy This game
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  2. Dec 18, 2014
    10
    Whats this?A port from experienced port people that works? Whats this-Its $14 on sale for launch day, and $20 regular? Whats this?MGS on PC? IWhats this?A port from experienced port people that works? Whats this-Its $14 on sale for launch day, and $20 regular? Whats this?MGS on PC? I call BS. Oh wait, i dont. It works, its great, and scrubs need to love it. Full Review »
  3. Dec 18, 2014
    10
    Really, awesome intro and storyboard. I have bought nearly every game out of the Metal Gear Solid series but this one is by far one of theReally, awesome intro and storyboard. I have bought nearly every game out of the Metal Gear Solid series but this one is by far one of the best. Nice graphics and game-play. KONAMI Team did really great on this one. And I can truly say: Snake is one more time back again! Full Review »