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  • Summary: METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER takes the series in an exciting new direction with incredible visuals, as it sheds new light on well-known adversaries and allies, along with a wealth of new characters. In true METAL GEAR SOLID tradition, METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER drops the player into aMETAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER takes the series in an exciting new direction with incredible visuals, as it sheds new light on well-known adversaries and allies, along with a wealth of new characters. In true METAL GEAR SOLID tradition, METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER drops the player into a series of hostile scenarios, as a terrible plan for world domination is revealed. In addition to solo operations, players can team up via the game's multi-player CO-OPS (CO-operative OPerationS) mode. This extends to key gameplay advances, with players administering medical help to colleagues, sharing munitions, or providing cover for each other using the Snake formation to cover each other's blind spots. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  1. After an in-depth, critical analysis, I simply couldn't find anything wrong with Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
  2. Do not wait for the PSP2. Buy a copy of this game and the hardware necessary to play it as soon as is humanly possible. You're not going to see a better marriage of technical know-how, narrative inventiveness and holy-crap-I'm-playing-a-console-game-on-a-handheld-level awe on the system.
  3. 92
    A masterclass in how to make a game truly suited to the PSP. [Issue#193, p.82]
  4. Peace Walker's one of the best games for PSP that we've tried this year, probably the best MGS that Kojima's made so far for a handheld platform. It tells the story of Big Boss, ten years later after the incidents with his mentor, which he killed in an epic battle. Now, with the aggravation of a war conflict between the CIA and the KGB, he listens her voice again on a cassette tape, and thus accepting the mission of aiding Paz Andrade and friends. Co-Op options, new Mother Base implementation... Peace Walker aims to the top of PSP catalog, and makes it even further.
  5. Metal Gear fans should rejoice, as this game could easily become your new favorite MG game if you're not paying attention, because even though it has a few flaws, the game is so good that you'll easily over look them.
  6. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker has something for everyone. From its dynamically rich presentation and narrative, to its slowed down creeping gameplay, Peace Walker is a full Metal Gear Solid game in every sense.
  7. Horrendous difficulty spikes aside, Peace Walker is great. It has all the blisteringly beautiful visuals, impressive production values and rewarding stealth gameplay you expect from a Metal Gear game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 55
  2. Negative: 5 out of 55
  1. Jan 11, 2011
    10
    oh my god... this game has sooo much content... like 80 hr of content.... its all great, more of a console game than a handheld game. the mostoh my god... this game has sooo much content... like 80 hr of content.... its all great, more of a console game than a handheld game. the most bang for your buck. the only problem is initially overcoming the controls, once u get used to them tho its all amazing. teh best psp game avaliable Collapse
  2. Aug 26, 2010
    10
    This game completely blew me away. Everything about was top notch. The graphics are on par with the PS2 and the game-play has nearly noThis game completely blew me away. Everything about was top notch. The graphics are on par with the PS2 and the game-play has nearly no problems. Aside from slightly clunky controls, there is absolutely nothing wrong with "Peace Walker". The thing I found most impressive was how involved you are in the role of "Big Boss". In between missions you have to organize your staff so you can develop weapons, keep morale up, discover new inventions, and even watch over soldiers in the brig and sickbay. This game has managed to combine stealth, shooter, and role-playing elements all into one package whilst still having a decent story from Kojima himself and keeping variety amongst levels, enemies and bosses. There is one thing newbies to this game should know though: this game is very difficult until you have truly mastered its controls ( three layouts to choose from) and gotten a feel for its unique style. After you have done that you wont be able to keep this game away from you. Its horribly addicting, especially for a "Solid" fan like myself. If you have a PSP buy this game. If you don't have a PSP, go buy a PSP and then get this game with it. It's that good. Not only is it fun, addicting, and innovative for the PSP, its length (15-20 hours), bonus missions and multi-player will have you playing this one for a long time to come. All I can hope is that a sequel is made, because Kojima has once again outdone himself. Expand
  3. May 19, 2012
    10
    a fantastic game, not only for portable devices. adding the gameplay mechanics of the previous metal gears, mixing it with portable opsa fantastic game, not only for portable devices. adding the gameplay mechanics of the previous metal gears, mixing it with portable ops mission mechanic for easy pick up and put down on the move gameplay. fantasti characters, story, music and gameplay, a must have for ant psp owner. a great insight into the legend of big boss Expand
  4. Nov 27, 2014
    9
    This game is one that everyone who buys it will either keep or rage to. The controls are pretty easy ( X to fire, analog stick to move,This game is one that everyone who buys it will either keep or rage to. The controls are pretty easy ( X to fire, analog stick to move, etc...) and killing enemies are pretty easy.... unless they are alerted of your presence and every bad guy comes to kill you. The story is easy to follow, and the graphics are awesome! The cut scenes are done in a graphic novel, which is awesome, but are sometimes boring to watch. A lot of times, you have to fight huge bosses (mostly machines) and losing to them will make you restart the level. This game also lets you knock out bad guys and recruit them by using a Fulton system. Overall, This game is one of my favorite PSP games. If you like stealth games that you can play for a long time, give this game a try and see if it fits your criteria. Expand
  5. Jan 28, 2014
    9
    As an intro MGS:PW sets a few years after MGS:PO , Big boss disappears and sets to make an army with the aid of KAZ. The presentation of theAs an intro MGS:PW sets a few years after MGS:PO , Big boss disappears and sets to make an army with the aid of KAZ. The presentation of the game is outstanding, the comic cutscene are nicely done and the story makes sense even if you aren't a follower of the Metal gear series.

    Graphics here are solid, it is very well done, the effects such as the rain and night in certain mission adds some taste for it.

    Sounds, music and voice acting are very well done too, you can also equip a radio and listen to music
    As for gameplay missions are divided into 2 missions, Main missions which follows the story of the game and side missions to help improve soldiers, make new weapons and items as well as unlocking further content.

    MGS also returns camouflage which has grown to be better and more real
    Another nice Add on is that you can now build your base assign soldiers, scientist, doctors and send soldiers to the battlefield.

    As your base grows it will expand and your army will become stronger to develop new weapons, items and even your very own metal gear

    The game also has multiplayer modes and coop missions

    Overall MGS:PW is a great psp game I know i may have not covered detailed stuff but you have a general idea about the game
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  6. Jul 24, 2011
    9
    I thought this was a brilliant game as it gives players a chance to experience the tactical espionage that comes from all metal gear games byI thought this was a brilliant game as it gives players a chance to experience the tactical espionage that comes from all metal gear games by playing through the story and watching as Snake accepts his heritage as Big Boss and the birth of Outer Heaven. Also players have a chance to do extra missions gain weapons and capture enemy tanks and helicopter to use in your own army of soldiers without borders Expand
  7. Apr 8, 2011
    1
    !NOTE: this review applys to MGS fans only, anyone else will probably find this game refreshing and new

    i got this game a long time ago, and
    !NOTE: this review applys to MGS fans only, anyone else will probably find this game refreshing and new

    i got this game a long time ago, and i think ive only just come to terms with the solid fact: hideo kojima has failed us all
    i am baffled.... simply baffled at how highly this game is reviewed, i am a hardcore mgs fan, and ive loved every metal gear game to ever come out (even the acid ones! D:) up until this one....

    i dont understand how portable ops scored lower than this game, since this game essentially feels like a majorly trimmed down version of it (as far as actual gameplay goes)

    the campaign is much much larger than mgs:po... but that in itself is a bad thing, its like asking would you rather eat a bar of chocolate or a huge pile of feces?

    go figure

    >you cant crawl
    >you cant move while flattened on walls
    >sneaking is VERY difficult without making noise because of the fail analogue stick sensitivity
    >the whole game is based around coop
    >the coop is terrible
    >the entire control scheme has been messed up, and i mean messed up, beyond how you could even imagine it!
    >the soldier recovery system is cheap (yeah they managed to make lifting a soldier into a truck actually look good compared to it)
    >the bosses are generic and boring, more resemblant of devil may cry bossfights
    >it is almost impossible to hide and evade alert
    >'CQC' is highly focused on, one problem, it pretty much doesnt exist
    >the story is boorish, i began playing desperate to find out the missing plot to outer heaven, but it made me actually stop caring...
    >when you are detected (and you will be many times due to bad controls) the only way to evade death is to knock out all emenies in the area, and the only effective way to do that in this game is to throw them multiple times, so basically this 'SNEAKING' game consists of snake, or as i like to call him 'SUPER THROW MAN 200000'en desu!' with a snake costume sprinting through small linear areas and simply throwing every poor soul who gets in his way to the ground.

    this is not a metal gear solid game.
    dont let the title fool you.
    mgs is dead as of mgs4.
    what a sad way to end it all :(
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