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  • Summary: Metal Gear Online uses the MGS4 engine to bring pure multiplayer Metal Gear action to the PlayStation 3.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. A brilliant game youi get for free with "MGS4." What's to complain about? [July 2008, p.64]
  2. Metal Gear Online is really a damn lot of fun for hours…at least after one has struggled through the rather annoying application process and finally managed to get online. Apart from some minor glitches in some of the context sensitive actions (the very same as in the main game) everything runs smoothly.
  3. 85
    MGO is a strong, stable foundation for a very promising online shooter.
  4. The slower pace might frustrate those used to COD4's adrenaline-soaked battles or Warhawk's arcadey clashes, but it's still a thrill. As a Metal Gear game it works beautifully, capturing the series' essence perfectly. [July 2008, p.108]
  5. Although it has some regrettable issues, the execution of Metal Gear gameplay in an online setting makes for an enjoyable experience that is, at the very least, worth sinking a few hours into.
  6. Metal Gear Online is offered with Guns of the Patriots, and, being free, most of its flaws can be overlooked. As a game by itself, it would show little argument facing other heavy hitters available on the platform. Eyed as a bonus, it offers enough fun to be worth some time.
  7. If, however, Konami plans to turn this into an ongoing spin-off with commercial potential then it needs serious work to either shape it into something outlandish that could only be done online with the Metal Gear series, or to better blend the Metal Gear elements into the established tropes of the multiplayer action genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. LeonR.
    Aug 7, 2008
    10
    Really lives up to the metal gear series, loads of serious fun to be had here and not just for the online enthusiast either. With the addition of the expansion packs and the all new reward system to earn yourself some nice camo'd gear etc and possible more to come, it's a real worthwhile game to play, even if the sign up process is tedius.. Expand
  2. Sep 20, 2010
    10
    This game is extremely addictive, i play it every day and there is alot of fun! I just give this a 10 because i love the way its still a stealth game even on an online mode! The graphics are amazing too! This is a must have! (10.0) Expand
  3. EvanB.
    Jun 14, 2008
    10
    Amazingly addictive!
  4. MustafaG.
    Jul 2, 2008
    9
    Does not quit match the single player part of MGS, but it still has fairly deep gameplay mechanics.
  5. WesM.
    Jun 25, 2008
    8
    Not bad -- stealth is unfortunately very pared down. Maybe it's just because I'm not very good. Fun diversion.
  6. MikeD
    Jul 7, 2008
    7
    The game itself is probably the best video game I've ever had the pleasure of playing, but the online action is lacking. The drebin points system in online play is a little annoying. You should be able to keep points at the very least so that you could "unlock" other weapons such as in Call of Duty 4 online. It would also be nice to view player stats in the lobby. Friend invites should be made easier as well. Overall I give it a 7. Expand
  7. DanK.
    Jun 28, 2008
    1
    I don't see why this is getting high ratings. First of all, it's incredibly slow paced. You move around like you're walking. It's hard to aim and the recoil on the guns is too high (making it even harder to aim). The user interface looks like a Nintendo game. The form you sign at the beginning is annoying (why do I need 2 usernames and passwords?). You can't change the look of your character after you've created it. You can't play as a female. The skills take FOREVER to level up and there are only 3 levels for each. When you die, there's no replay of how you died. It just shows what your killer is doing now. It takes like 5 full seconds to kill someone from body shots but a single bullet to kill someone with a head shot. I can go on and on, but this is the most important detail: The game is amazingly nonaddictive and unrewarding. I have literally played free flash games that kept my interest longer than this. Expand

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