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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: 40 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Mar 20, 2014
    100
    It is surprising, and not a little depressing, that all people want to talk about with this game is the running time.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    May 11, 2014
    85
    Short but oh so sweet! [Apr 2014]
  3. Mar 18, 2014
    80
    After the credits roll on the main mission and a handful of side activities unlock, the best part of Ground Zeroes is just getting started. With a dearth of secrets to find, and new challenges to master, chasing the endgame will keep you entertained for hours on end.
  4. Hyper Magazine
    May 3, 2014
    80
    Deduct [20] points if you're only gonna play it once. [June 2014, p.62]
  5. Mar 19, 2014
    70
    It's not an easy sell. In terms of gameplay it's two not all-too-long evenings of entertaining mission gameplay plus quite a few hours spent trying to leave a lasting impression on the numerous leaderboards. I don't regret one second I put into this, took it in with a lot of curiosity and wonder. Still, you can't shake the feeling that this would have been served better as part of The Phantom Pain. As a stand alone game, it's hardly essential.
  6. Mar 31, 2014
    70
    It depends on whether you see this as a fan of the franchise or not to fully justify the price tag. In any case it's a good start for the upcoming new chapter of Hideo Kojima's series of tactical espionage.
  7. Mar 18, 2014
    50
    Audacious is the word that best describes Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. It contains quality material, but it's little more than a preview of something better, and as such, simply should not be presenting itself - deceptively - as a game in its own right.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 95 out of 310
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    Everyone is **** that this demo, yes the Main Mission is short, but there is still content after that and the game have very high replayEveryone is **** that this demo, yes the Main Mission is short, but there is still content after that and the game have very high replay value, this is a high quality game, only negatives what other people **** about is that this is a "demo" but they cant say anything bad about the game play, graphics, voice acting etc, Expand
  2. Jun 5, 2015
    10
    got it for free from ps+ so cant complain about money value
    and yes, it is very short
    but it is how every single sandbox on ps4 is supposed
    got it for free from ps+ so cant complain about money value
    and yes, it is very short
    but it is how every single sandbox on ps4 is supposed to look like
    smooth gameplay, no fps drops, insta loadings, nice graphics

    cant wait for the 'full' mgs
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  3. Mar 19, 2014
    9
    I'm giving it a 9!
    The gameplay is phenomenal, the story is awesome and the cutscenes are better then some whole games... Yes it's shorter
    I'm giving it a 9!
    The gameplay is phenomenal, the story is awesome and the cutscenes are better then some whole games... Yes it's shorter than most games, but you don't pay the full price and if it's still too expensive for you, just don't buy it. I enjoyed it a lot and I can recommend it to all stealth fans!

    If this would be a demo, then other game publishers would have to be ashamed, because then a demo would be better then some games...
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  4. Nov 15, 2015
    7
    The gameplay is great!
    The new open world stealth mechanics take a while to get used to, but it's great once you experiment on how to get to
    The gameplay is great!
    The new open world stealth mechanics take a while to get used to, but it's great once you experiment on how to get to your objective. It's enjoyable, and the new features this game has to other MGS games are awesome!
    ...but don't buy this game. This game only lasts one hour, and while there's a lot of replay value, there isn't much to Ground Zeroes, but the gameplay gave us an idea of what The Phantom Pain would be like. This game, while has some interesting gameplay, should not exist. Don't buy this game, wait for it to be on sale or rent it if you want to try it out; even though this game is pointless to play now that The Phantom Pain is out.

    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes gets a 7/10.
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  5. Mar 20, 2014
    6
    I'm just happy to have something on PS4 to play. It looks good. Plays good. Is fun. Yep it's short. The AI is excellent. Over it'sI'm just happy to have something on PS4 to play. It looks good. Plays good. Is fun. Yep it's short. The AI is excellent. Over it's pretty good. $30 worth of good? Maybe $20 worth. Expand
  6. Mar 18, 2014
    4
    My beef with this game isn't exactly the length. I expected a short game, and that's what I got. I loved the graphics and the little bit ofMy beef with this game isn't exactly the length. I expected a short game, and that's what I got. I loved the graphics and the little bit of story it has is beautiful. Unfortunately as far as game play goes, I felt as if what I was playing wasn't Metal Gear at all. I'm up for change in some aspects, but I feel that this game has departed too far away from what made it an iconic, classic series what with Call of Duty style health regen, no roll attack, the lack of original sound effects, the whole no David Hayter thing, and the overall silliness of the series being left to die. Expand
  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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