Metal Gear Solid PC

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. If you have never played this game before, I envy you. You are in for possibly the best gaming experience to date.
  2. Antagonist
    98
    One of the greatest games ever made, and if you haven't played it, you're denying yourself nothing but fun.
  3. CheckOut
    90
    Combining action and adventure isn't an easy thing to do, but Konami has pulled it off beautfiully with Metal Gear Solid.
  4. 90
    The port is great, the game is fantastic, and despite no multiplayer support, the sheer size of the game (if you include the VR Missions) means that your money will be well spent.
  5. 90
    All in all, despite the less than stellar PC graphics, Metal Gear Solid remains an intense gaming experience with a gripping story and heart-stopping action.
  6. If you enjoyed the PlayStation version, this might be worth picking up simply for the free Metal Gear Solid VR Missions.
  7. 89
    This is the definitive version of Metal Gear Solid and it's only available on the PC. Go tell your console owning buddies and watch 'em cringe.
  8. Daily Radar
    88
    If you're one of those hardcore "PC Only!" types that don't own a console, you'll definitely want to shell out the 35 smackers for this baby in order to find out just what the hell everyone was talking about two years ago.
  9. One of the best action-movie games on any platform. Some frustrating camera placement and a save-game that takes some getting used to take very little away from the excellent sneak-and-peek gameplay.
  10. Reaching a new high in sound achievement MGS is must own title for anyone that is a fan of stealth type games.
  11. It's one of the best PlayStation games of all time, so if you're not familiar with the original, or even if you're a fan who wants to play the complete Metal Gear Solid in higher resolution, then you should definitely try Metal Gear Solid for the PC.
  12. With the enhanced visuals, the wealth of gameplay provided by both MGS and VR Missions, and the simple fact that MGS is fantastic title in the first place makes this a pretty smart buy for any PC gamer.
  13. Still a great game, but just wait until next year for the real show.
  14. PC gamers who have had no prior exposure to this game will definitely want to take a look, as this is still the same great game it always was.
  15. This is the best console-to-PC conversion I have seen in any game.
  16. It's also rather obvious that the developers realised towards the end of the game that it was going to be far too short, resorting to the old trick of forcing you to backtrack across large portions of the game world (no less than three times!) to make it seem longer.
  17. For those of you who have already played Metal Gear Solid on the Playstation, you don't need to pick this up, because it's the same thing.
  18. The major problems were addressed, the graphics were improved, and additional gameplay modes were added. What more could you ask for?
  19. PC Gamer
    79
    A chance for PC gamers to experience the best of teh lat generation of console games. [Dec 2000, p.156]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 171 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 18, 2010
    10
    A revolutionary exercise in both gameplay and storytelling. Simply put, one of the best (and most important) games ever made. Very few gamesA revolutionary exercise in both gameplay and storytelling. Simply put, one of the best (and most important) games ever made. Very few games have as many memorable and emotionally tense set-pieces as those that are found throughout this game, and the boss battles still hold up as some of the best in video game history, really only arguably surpassed by its own sequels (specifically, MGS3). In short, this is a classic in every sense of the word, and an experience that no one should ever miss out on. (In regards to the specifics of the PC version: The addition of the VR missions is awesome and endlessly fun, but this game merits a gamepad, without a doubt. Go pick up some cheap usb wired controller (used 3rd party 360 wired controllers are a surprisingly good bet), and play this game correctly. Only other gripe about this version is that all the FMV's are not visible; that might just be my computer/copy though.) Full Review »
  2. Feb 26, 2016
    10
    Uno de los mejores juegos, por no decir el mejor, de todo el catalogo de la PS2 en su dia. Marcó mi juventud. Un autentico juegazo por la granUno de los mejores juegos, por no decir el mejor, de todo el catalogo de la PS2 en su dia. Marcó mi juventud. Un autentico juegazo por la gran historia que tiene detrás por la jugabilidad. Personaje muy, muy carismático y jefes auténticamente sublimes cada uno de ellos. Revolucionario en su día por las mecánicas de sigilo. Una puta joya que emociona y mucho cuando lo acabas. Full Review »
  3. Oct 1, 2015
    8
    Tier 2
    + For the most part ages well in terms of story and gameplay
    + Particular attention to detail in the world and mechanics + Game
    Tier 2
    + For the most part ages well in terms of story and gameplay
    + Particular attention to detail in the world and mechanics
    + Game forces the player to use all mechanics on offer in new ways
    ? Some questionable gameplay design in difficult moments
    - Controls and interactions are often terrible and difficult to wrangle
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