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  • Summary: Ground Zeroes showcases Kojima Productions' FOX Engine, a true next-generation game engine which promises to revolutionize the Metal Gear Solid experience. The first Metal Gear Solid title to offer open world gameplay. Ground Zeroes offers total freedom of play: how missions are undertakenGround Zeroes showcases Kojima Productions' FOX Engine, a true next-generation game engine which promises to revolutionize the Metal Gear Solid experience. The first Metal Gear Solid title to offer open world gameplay. Ground Zeroes offers total freedom of play: how missions are undertaken is entirely down to the user. Unrestricted stealth: Imagine classic Metal Gear gameplay but with no restrictions or boundaries. Players use intelligence and cerebral strategy to sneak their way through entire missions, or go in all guns blazing. Each will have different effects on game consequences and advancement. Multiple missions and tasks - Ground Zeroes boasts a central story mode and Side-Ops missions ranging from tactical action, aerial assaults and "covert" missions that will be sure to surprise. Ground Zeroes users will benefit from a clean in-game HUD that shows the minimal amount of on-screen data to give a more intense gaming experience. [Konami] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 26, 2014
    85
    It may be a prologue, but it’s a damn good one.
  2. Mar 20, 2014
    80
    Whether or not this brief glimpse into the future of Metal Gear Solid is worth 20 or 30 bucks is up to you, but I can say without any hesitance that Ground Zeroes displays the biggest evolution of the series seen since the original Metal Gear Solid on Playstation, even if that evolution only lasts for a short, fleeting instant. Bring on The Phantom Pain.
  3. Apr 15, 2014
    80
    Ground Zeroes is a tough recommendation. Yes, it contains all of the Metal Gear Solid goodness fans are hoping for, but clocking in at a total of three hours of gameplay (including the side missions) for the $29.99 price tag feels like a developer being presumptuous and arrogant, almost daring a fan to refuse.
  4. Mar 18, 2014
    50
    As a potential preview for what Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain might do to revolutionize the series’ classic stealth-action, Ground Zeroes is an intriguing, bite-sized playthrough. As a $30 retail disc and $20 download, however, it’s a concerning, unwelcome step for game development—and it’s nothing close to a complete, finished product.
  5. Apr 10, 2014
    50
    Konami should really give a raise to the genius who came up with the idea of selling what is basically a demo version for $29.99. You see, there is only one mission in Ground Zeroes. I was gawking around and taking screenshots, and I still managed to beat it in less than 90 minutes. You can do it in 30 even if you don’t skip the lengthy cinematics.
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 46
  2. Negative: 13 out of 46
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    One of the best games to come out in recent memory. All the negative reviews are a bunch of idiots that don't even own the game. I beat theOne of the best games to come out in recent memory. All the negative reviews are a bunch of idiots that don't even own the game. I beat the game once on normal and I have only completed 10% of the game. Yet there are people on here that say the game is only 90 minutes? LOL
    There is one main chapter and 5 side ops, also there are collectible and lots of things to do in the base on the main mission. The story takes place right after Peace Walker and really leaves you scratching your head and wanting more at the end. If you are a MGS fan THIS game is for you! $20 is a steal for all the content. It is just like peace walker in the sense that you can play tons of extras from the main menu. There are diary entries from Paz, and several other cassettes from Kaz and Huey.
    The only real complaint I see with this game is the length to price ratio, the gameplay is solid and the graphics are amazing considering its on 7 year old hardware. Completely blows any title from last year out of the water even though the main mission is quite short. But with the extra ops, all the collectibles, reputability and extras, this is easily worth the $20 price tag.
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  2. Mar 18, 2014
    9
    Los que ponen negativo no critican el juego en si, critican el precio son unos payasos! Abran un foro que se llame lo indignados por el precioLos que ponen negativo no critican el juego en si, critican el precio son unos payasos! Abran un foro que se llame lo indignados por el precio de Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes! Tiene terrible potencia el juego en movimiento! Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2014
    8
    The gameplay is a mix of fluent mechanics mixed with gorgeous graphics. The lack of cinematics adds to the whole experience and what isThe gameplay is a mix of fluent mechanics mixed with gorgeous graphics. The lack of cinematics adds to the whole experience and what is produced is a worthy predecessor to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. My only criticism, and I know it won't be like this for MSG5, is that it was way to short. I think I got through it in about 2-3 hours. But I guess the fact I wanted to play it for longer is a good sign right? There's nothing worse than a terrible game that drags on for days and days that after you wouldn't touch with a 60ft pole (see my review on Rambo: The video game for more on that). Expand
  4. Mar 18, 2014
    7
    Konami really needs to thread lightly when altering a 25 year old tried and tested formula...i mean..why fix what is'nt broken? Metal gear hasKonami really needs to thread lightly when altering a 25 year old tried and tested formula...i mean..why fix what is'nt broken? Metal gear has for over 25 years accumulated a dedicated following of fans who love the series for a reason Konami now wants to change....well they should know that if the old fans dont like their "new" direction, no one else will buy into it. While some of the improvements are welcome, like the improved graphics, and increased mobility; the rest of the additions or subtractions only serve to strip the game of its identity....This is a Metal Gear game in name only and not substance....i hope this is not representative of the final product...7/10 is all this....this...."thing" truly deserves. Expand
  5. Mar 19, 2014
    6
    All comments of how good this game plays and how the game feels is instantly negated by the full price sticker of 30 versus the short gameAll comments of how good this game plays and how the game feels is instantly negated by the full price sticker of 30 versus the short game play of 45mins-1hr.

    Who thought spending years on game only to release a game that only goes maybe a hour is a good idea. Don't buy it new its not worth the cost and wait for it to be used price. Like I said game play is very fun and enjoyable but why this game couldn't be expanded further for its price questions gouging from the customer.

    On gameplay is 9 but cost versus game play its easily a 3...Metal Gear V Phantom pain has a lot of expanding to do on this...
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  6. Apr 12, 2014
    5
    Alright I've been a fan of the MG series for 25 years now, and I have to say this has been the biggest disappointment I've ever had out of theAlright I've been a fan of the MG series for 25 years now, and I have to say this has been the biggest disappointment I've ever had out of the series (yes even bigger than Raiden if you can beileve it). No, it's not the length of the game that disappointed me like most. It was the gameplay. There is a fantastic article on The Snake Soup that goes to painstaking detail as to all the reasons MGSV's gameplay is worse than MGS4. I highly encourage everyone to check it out before they make their decision to spend the money on this game.

    http://thesnakesoup.org/forums/Thread-Gameplay-The-Good-the-Bad-Discussion-Suggestions

    There is so much good information in that article but there are a few aspects they didn't cover. The frustratingly stupid guards, health regen, op vehicles, and....no....BOX! You heard me right, no box!

    Even if you play the game without auto aim and reflex mode off, stealth is still completely optional because health regen is so ridiculously good and the vehicles are so op you can just go in all guns blazing with 0 punishment for not playing stealthily. This may be the last MG game I ever play.
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  7. Mar 25, 2014
    0
    'Demo' has no qualification for 'Critic Score'.

    I'll just wait for 'full retail game'. and then, write review that 'full retail game' for
    'Demo' has no qualification for 'Critic Score'.

    I'll just wait for 'full retail game'.
    and then, write review that 'full retail game' for critic score.
    So I have no criticism for 'this demo'.
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