• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2005

Generally favorable reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. The play mechanics are well realized and thankfully add something new the to genre. If you're a Metal Gear fan, the card collection aspect alone will make it worth you time for nostalgia's sake.
  2. The most interesting features I found were the cost system, which determines the relative order of actions in the game, and the equipment bonuses, which can vary depending on how you equip each item in relation to another item.
  3. A great game with superb graphics, game play and re-playability.
  4. If you love card games or are a fanatic for Metal Gear, and you're fairly patient, then this could easily be the game for you. It's a really great implementation of new technology as well as being very ambitious.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 13 out of 42
  1. Dec 9, 2011
    If you love turn based games this is a must have for the PSP. As Turn Based is a dying genre I'm glad they created Metal Gear Acid (and part 2). Storyline is good (8/10), graphics are quite good for a handheld (8/10) and gameplay is where this game shines (10/10). Winning cards and completing a good deck makes the game with a high replayability value. Custom missions with 'kill all enemies' takes a complete different deck then 'stay undetected'. Glad to have found the origional game in the stores today cause it really makes my collection of games for the PSP complete. Full Review »
  2. ZemZ.
    Jul 2, 2007
    some people may find fault with this game & my score of it but if you buy this game knowing that it's card based you'll have a blast for those of you who just go & buy MGS:a thinking it's straight up MGS title you'll find disapointment & revultion in this a fun RPG style MGS. the plot is just what we fans of the game expect compleat with evil talking puppets & pychic little girls. for fifteen dollers it's worth you time, & money but please gointo it knowing it's closer to a RPG then a action game. Full Review »
  3. Andrew
    Jul 27, 2006
    This game has many detractors, which should not be suprising given that it is every bit as unforgiving and difficult to get into as many reviewers have pointed out. However, that does not make it a bad game. While it may take some patience and (gasp) help from some of the very helpful online guides to figure out how to proceed, once into the game, you will be able to appreciate a very solid and challenging Metal Gear adventure with an interesting story and loads of content for longtime MG fans. While its sequel might have fixed some of its flaws, this one should not be missed. Full Review »