Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings
Mar 23, 2014If you played the PSP version, you can probably skip this one, but if you never did, and you're a Metal Gear fan, you must play it. The controls are better on PS3, graphics are nicer, and the depth of the game is incredible. Go read the PSP reviews to get a feel for what you're in for, I don't need to reinvent the wheel, but suffice to say, this game has everything. From shooting action, to sneaking, to capturing soldiers, to endless challenges...beating the game is just the beginning of your journey in Peace Walker.
Anyone who goes into Ground Zeroes and the upcoming Phantom Pain are missing out on the storyline if they don't play through this at least once. Chico and Paz are central characters here and the "what happened to them next" carries over into Ground Zeroes. It has been said that this game is the Metal Gear game Kojima wanted to make as a real sequel to MGS3, and it shows. It has all the trademark humor, collectibles, challenge, boss battles, etc. that MGS4 was missing.
I really can't say enough good things about this. If you're a fan of the series and you feel like killing a LOT of time, there is plenty to do here. I believe it can be beaten up to 200% once all the final objectives and side ops are complete. There are even some insane arena battles ripped straight from Monster Hunter.
Initially, it was designed around co-op (local multiplayer with nearby PSP players is baked in and expected for certain things) but the HD version is a little harder to get through since the game has "had it's day" already and has dropped off in popularity. Still, you may be able to find a few people in the middle of the night to join up with for co-op if you're going for total completion. This isn't necessary to "beat" the game, but it's useful and almost completely necessary to beat the extra ops.
If you want to get a feel for what's next in the series, Peace Walker HD is the right place to start, because after I completed the initial mission in Ground Zeroes, PW HD is all I could think about.… Full Review »
Aug 28, 2013Pure artwork. This game may not have as much of an in depth story, but it puts together what I found were vital pieces to the whole MGS puzzle. coming from Metal Gear and Snakes Revenge, this is way more than I could have ever imagined. Its my second favorite MGS game, first being snake eater, which is an easy 10 for what they were going for. I give it a solid 9.… Full Review »