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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 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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  1. 80
    Betting on depth of mechanics over breadth of content is a gamble, but one that massively pays off. This is a muscular, versatile slice of stealth, and a great indicator of things to come.
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  1. Jul 15, 2014
    Im MGS game series fan. This new MGS is awesome. I on 100% will buy Phantom Pain, because i want to know what will be in future (1984 year in Afganistan). Expand
  2. Mar 23, 2014
    I am behind a bit on the Metal Gear games as I just finished Peace Walker recently. MGS1 and 3 are my favorites overall, but I dove right into Ground Zeroes because I heard it followed Peace Walker directly. I downloaded it for $20.00 on XBLA and I thought this price was high to be honest, but there is a good amount of side mission content and I have to say the gameplay is so tight that I have replayed the main mission several times and have found different approaches to be fun...for example finding charges and a shotgun in the armory and having a loud approach instead of stealthing my way through.

    I found that the tension level is crazy in this game. I love the binoculars and tagging system overall. Also, the reaction mechanism is nice for a less skilled stealth player as myself. I admit whenever I play MGS I have had my share of running away as I got spotted. The game is great to play and looks awesome, even on 360 in my opinion. It is an indicator of the greatness that I feel is the Phantom Pain to come. I plan on grabbing a PS3 solely to catch up on MGS 4...the hardware has been my only hold back.

    I know this release has been getting mixed views, but I think Kojima succeeded in giving his audience a stealth playground. If every mission in Phantom Pain plays this way I am beyond excited to get a hold of it.

    In the end it comes down to your opinion, but I say this is game is worth your time.
  3. Apr 14, 2014
    I've changed my mind after about week of playing this I find it hard to say its not worth $20. Be warned though; this is not a good buy for someone who isn't a hardcore stealth fan. I found further value in this games replay-ability. With +20 hours of messing around I can't complain. Expand
  4. Mar 21, 2014
    It's been a while since a game has left me this conflicted. On the one-hand, it's a mean-spirited move to charge £25-ish for what really should be a pre-order bonus for The Phantom Pain, and on the other, I can't deny I thoroughly enjoyed playing it. The controls are much smoother, the graphics held up well on my Xbox 360 and the attention detail with the sound is genuinely impressive. I finished the main 'mission' feeling that series is going in the right direction again (MGS IV was all over the place imo) and was encouraged by the more sophisticated tone/mood of the small story contained within it.

    Apart from the price/length, the only thing that irked me was a cut-scene that is trying to be quite shocking and just comes off as being a bit gross. Even slightly funny if you've seen a certain animated tv show. ;D
  5. Mar 18, 2014
    Before I bought the game, I already knew the game was going to be super short. I didn't mind the price tag on the game because all I cared about was the experience. To be honest, the stealth in this game is very smooth thanks to the FOX engine. The environments and textures are beautiful, also I played the game on the xbox 360, surprisingly it looks great even on an old console. I beat this game in a hour, bit disappointed but its alright because the game offers side ops..side missions. Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2014
    'Demo' has no qualification for 'Critic Score'.

    I'll just wait for 'full retail game'.
    and then, write review that 'full retail game' for
    critic score.
    So I have no criticism for 'this demo'.
  7. Mar 18, 2014
    The gameplay is good as you would expected from a metal gear. but asking for $30,00 to a demo is a shame to konami who just want to cash in with their loyal fanbase, i advise to stay out of this game, it should be free, this is damaging the gaming industry, gamers do not buy this game. Expand

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