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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: 22 out of 48
  2. Negative: 15 out of 48
  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 23, 2014
    10
    Like Keyshen said, ignore the reviews saying it's a 2 hour game. You beat it in 2 hours and you get 9 or 10% complete on the main screen, andLike Keyshen said, ignore the reviews saying it's a 2 hour game. You beat it in 2 hours and you get 9 or 10% complete on the main screen, and a bunch of new side ops and challenges open up. There are things to collect, timers to beat, and nearly unlimited objectives. On top of this, there is a global scoreboard for many statistics, adding an additional layer of challenge. How long can you drive a vehicle on 2 wheels? How far away can you tranquilize enemies? How far can you launch an enemy with an explosion? These statistics and more are submitted and compared online globally. You won't believe how fast someone completed a mission, or how far they have driven on two wheels. These are the finer points of the game that give it legs since there is no multiplayer.

    Is this a full-on Metal Gear title? Nope. It's a prelude to Phantom Pain and it takes place directly after the events in Peace Walker. Peace Walker is heavily referenced from the beginning so I highly recommend you play Peace Walker HD to get caught up (and to see where a lot of the "new" gameplay elements came from). Kojima was already adjusting Metal Gear to play like this with Peace Walker, but nobody considered it a full blown entry in the series because it was PSP-only for a while.

    At any rate, if you're a fan of the series, this is a cheap entry fee to experience the new Fox engine and the improved controls for yourself. Once you have beaten this 100%, you should be ready to take on Phantom Pain.
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  3. Mar 18, 2014
    8
    I feel like all of the new features that make Ground Zeros new and interesting have come at the costs of all the features that make a MetalI feel like all of the new features that make Ground Zeros new and interesting have come at the costs of all the features that make a Metal Gear Solid game feel like a Metal Gear Solid game. Despite all the new freedom of an open world, much of how you interact with the world is gone. There is no longer knocking on surfaces, or an inventory of an sort. Move, shoot, and CQC are your only interactions, and they made it far too easy to shoot your way through problems. Snake's health now regenerates on it's own as fast as a Call of Duty game, so there's almost no consequence to getting seen. The open world aspect means there is a lot more to explore now, but without an inventory or anything to find besides new quests, which only serve to burn time. In terms of characters and story the lack of a codec means you only get anything from the people you directly encounter, and having Kaz describe to you what you are seeing through your binoculars. The overall tone of the game is very dark and lacks the suspense, mystery, and sense of humor found in previous games. Overall I am hugely disappointed in this game, but it's not completely broken. 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. Mar 21, 2014
    3
    past few weeks, I spent hours to complete whole metal gear series (except portable ops, which is dreadful) so I would be ready for the nextpast few weeks, I spent hours to complete whole metal gear series (except portable ops, which is dreadful) so I would be ready for the next installment. GZ arrived and I was aware about the length of the main mission.
    Game itself is amazing with all the new things you can do during the mission. I would recommend it if it wasn't for its biggest flaw..
    Overall whole game took around 5 hours with all the missions done, and that's while being super careful not to screw up. Replay value is basically non-existent unless you really like grinding. There's some unlockable stuff, but nothing that is going to make a difference.
    No matter the price (which seems to be the issue for most) it's just disappointing to end the game just when it seems to get started.
    I can only hope that the DLC code tickets in the game case are going to be worth of something, but so far it only proves that there's going to be day one DLC for phantom pain which is just wrong..
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  7. Dec 27, 2015
    0
    Gameplay: 1 (Unplayable)
    Fun: 1 (You can't Have Fun)
    Story: 5 (Story is After World War 2) Cast: 7 (Great) Score: 0/10 (Due to no Easy
    Gameplay: 1 (Unplayable)
    Fun: 1 (You can't Have Fun)
    Story: 5 (Story is After World War 2)
    Cast: 7 (Great)
    Score: 0/10 (Due to no Easy Mode for me Only Hard Mode Unlocked from Start)

    Overrated By All should got less then 7.8s
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