Metal Gear Solid PlayStation
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  • Summary: You are Snake, a government agent on a mission to regain control of a secret nuclear weapons base from terrorist hands. Lightly armed and facing an army of foes, Snake must avoid firefights in order to survive. If Snake can locate them he can utilize advanced hardware, ranging from silenced pistols to ground-to-air missiles. Enemies react to sight and sound - so stay quiet and stay in the shadows. State-of-the-art graphics: textures, transparencies, models and explosions. Taut, gripping story with multiple endings - a truly cinematic experience. Collapse
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  1. Adding to the story is some of the best voice acting to ever come to a videogame. The entire cast did an absolutely top-notch performance.
  2. This game is full of surprises and you never know what is going to happen, and that is a very good thing.
  3. A cinematic classic. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  4. A Solid story, inventive gameplay mechanisms, both third and first person views, a slew of spy equipment, awesome weapons, unique emotional plot and stealth make MGS one of PlayStation's greatest games ever.
  5. To accompany the breathtaking graphics is a soundtrack of pure extravagance, and it does wonders to heighten the action and suspense, we can tell you.
  6. Its diminished length and excessive no-interactive plot hold it back from truly reaching the highest plateau. Still, this is a must have for any PSX library and a ton of fun.
  7. While it is playable, and actually pretty fun a lot of the time, it has some serious, nearly game ruining flaws that, for me, made it a complete disappointment.

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  1. AndrewC.
    Apr 12, 2006
    10
    Amazing gameplay for its time, great graphics, great characters, unforgettable plotline... My greatest experience playing a video game. I must have beaten it about 10 times over. Expand
  2. MorganM.
    Oct 10, 2003
    10
    I loved the game and could not put the controller down for a second.
  3. Apr 24, 2011
    10
    To put it simply, I can't think of a better game. Even with Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 graphics nowadays, I would still prefer to sit down and play this ground-breaking game. The graphics may be terrible but it is understood that this was released in 1998. However, the story alone makes up for the graphics. The immersive storyline of the mission at hand is disrupted by heartbreak, danger and deceit and captures the player immediately. This game will continue to overshadow the rest in the series, simply becuase of the fact that this game is phenomenal. Expand
  4. Ryan
    May 18, 2008
    10
    The greatest game of the 5th gen of consoles, and one of the greatest modern stories EVER told.
  5. Mar 25, 2014
    10
    best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years best game in the every years Expand
  6. Jul 2, 2013
    10
    Metal Gear Solid is the measuring stick that I use to judge all other games by. It's the best that's ever existed. I was 15 years old when I first played it and I remember not wanting the story to ever end. Luckily, it's continued on. And now, there's a rumor that Kojima wants to have the original MGS re-made using current-gen graphics. Can't wait for it. Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2013
    7
    The Good:Solid Snake,Otacon,Grey fox,ocelot,raven,liquid snake,Story,Gameplay.
    the bad:both ending,find a new path blablabla,meryl,graphics


    For me Both ending is crap and useless solid snake was not solid snake anymore find a new path and bblablablabla,Solid snake laughing is creepy lol,and its don't even connect to mgs2 story, If somebody gonna remake this game its need another new ending for this game.
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