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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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Score distribution:
  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: 74 out of 295
  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. Sep 10, 2015
    10
    Well let me start off by saying i can't stand stealth games. But this is so polished and well done i keep coming back for one more time !!Well let me start off by saying i can't stand stealth games. But this is so polished and well done i keep coming back for one more time !! True master piece Expand
  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. Apr 16, 2016
    6
    El precio de salida del juego me pareció realmente desorbitado. La politica actual de dlc, expansiones y contenido extras está matando a laEl precio de salida del juego me pareció realmente desorbitado. La politica actual de dlc, expansiones y contenido extras está matando a la industria. Considero que este capitulo deberia haber estado incluido dentro de The Phantom Pain o salir a un precio de 10-15€. En cuanto al juego como tal es soberbio, siendo el mejor metal gear solid en lo que a jugabilidad se refiere. Por contra completar el juego al 100% tan solo te costará 12-15 horas. Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2014
    5
    Anybody who defends the price point and content is destroying a consumer based ecosystem that we have now in gaming! With tweets we haveAnybody who defends the price point and content is destroying a consumer based ecosystem that we have now in gaming! With tweets we have changed so many things! The fact they changed the price shows they knew it was going to be defended by the "crazies"! That means Kojima new his series has enough fan boy crazies that he could get away with this! I am disgusted! I compare these people to those that defend Nazi Germany because it didn't hurt them! So here is a calling to all logical human beings! Make these rich crazies know they are playing a roll in hurting gaming! Tell them why and then remove them from your friends list! I don't associate with people that don't have empathy or a understanding that you vote with the Almighty Dollar! Obrigado 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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