Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops PSP

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 150 Ratings

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  • Summary: An all-new action game in Hideo Kojima's legendary Metal Gear Solid series, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops jumps into the stealth action genre on the PSP system with an original storyline that follows the events of "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater" and innovative online play that lets gamersAn all-new action game in Hideo Kojima's legendary Metal Gear Solid series, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops jumps into the stealth action genre on the PSP system with an original storyline that follows the events of "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater" and innovative online play that lets gamers recruit their own comrades to form a unique fighting force. Providing the missing pieces to the puzzle of the Metal Gear saga, players learn more about their favorite characters and how the events of later Metal Gear games were set into motion while experiencing breakthrough online play that lets gamers utilize all aspects of the PSP systems' infrastructure functionality. [Konami] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. 100
    Portable Ops feels like one of the few games to live up to the PSP's promise, in part because it translates the entire Metal Gear Solid experience into something that can be easily digested in small amounts...inarguably one of the best games to release on the PSP, let alone one of 2006's best.
  2. PSM Magazine
    95
    This is a game--actually the game--to buy a PSP for. [Feb. 2007, p.74]
  3. Portable Ops is a difficult game for both newbies and experienced players, but the way in which the whole aura of MGS has been transferred to a portable platform impresses to no extent.
  4. 90
    The GPS and WiFi scanning feature is excellently implemented, the online and single player modes are deep, and there are plenty of things to do by tracking down and recruiting new soldiers from various places.
  5. Great use of limited buttons on PSP.
  6. With so much going for it, having to wrestle with the controls in Portable Ops is a real shame. It simply tries to do too much with too little, and while not a deal-breaker, it definitely makes the experience a lot less fun than it could be.
  7. games(TM)
    60
    It may be light years behind even the original Metal Gear Solid, but as a standalone handheld effort it contains enough character and charisma to see it through...A fun videogame, but certainly not a great Metal gear game. [Feb 2007, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 43
  2. Negative: 3 out of 43
  1. Jan 28, 2013
    10
    This game is great! I do find the stamina meter extremely annoying, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying this.
    The storyline is wonderful.
    This game is great! I do find the stamina meter extremely annoying, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying this.
    The storyline is wonderful.
    Voice acting is SPLENDID! (David Hayter AND Steven Blum).
    The gameplay and graphics are sweet!
    I'd say get this if you can find it in a retail store or on PSN.
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  2. JonF.
    Dec 15, 2006
    10
    Best game on the PSP to date. great graphics, good story, the controls are a hastle at first but once you get used to it there ok.
  3. ByronT.
    May 10, 2007
    10
    Perhaps the best game released for the PSP. Portable Ops lives up to the high standards, of the Metal Gear games.
  4. Sep 17, 2011
    9
    Stealth action and CQC adapt well to a portable console, with gameplay mechanics feeling similar but fresher thanks to the inclusion of teams.Stealth action and CQC adapt well to a portable console, with gameplay mechanics feeling similar but fresher thanks to the inclusion of teams. These teams add a new depth to planning and strategy, with the enticing ability to recruit more and more followers. The story is absorbing and fittingly complex and the graphic novel cutscenes look great . Voice acting is of a high quality as is the soundtrack. Expand
  5. Feb 19, 2017
    9
    I liked it so much! In some aspects it's even better than the Peace Walker. I mean the story is very touching. The art is very cool andI liked it so much! In some aspects it's even better than the Peace Walker. I mean the story is very touching. The art is very cool and beautiful, and the mother base features are pretty awesome. I never expected from a psp MGS game such a great enjoyment.
    I recommend this game to every MGS fan!
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  6. Dec 27, 2013
    8
    Portable Ops manages to meld the flavor of Snake Eater and some new features to make an impressive Metal Gear game. Strong story with amazingPortable Ops manages to meld the flavor of Snake Eater and some new features to make an impressive Metal Gear game. Strong story with amazing ost, cast of characters and more.. Expand
  7. Feb 15, 2014
    1
    As a fan of metal gear series, this is the only metal gear game I haven't enjoyed. And there is only one reason for that: Worst controls inAs a fan of metal gear series, this is the only metal gear game I haven't enjoyed. And there is only one reason for that: Worst controls in gaming history.
    I've spent few hours with this game and the issue just doesn't go away. Story line can be good and other mechanics can also be very enjoyable but controls being what they are, it's not even worth to play.
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#1 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
#9 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006