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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 undertakenGround 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. CD-Action
    Jun 28, 2014
    80
    The coolest stealth game in months, maybe even years – and not only for MGS fans. It shows how good MGS V: The Phantom Pain will be. [05/2014, p.56]
  2. Mar 18, 2014
    80
    A Big Boss/Snake adventure has never looked or played better, and in it lies incredible promise for its enormous big brother.
  3. Mar 21, 2014
    80
    Ground Zeroes makes up for its initial brevity with plentiful side content, a gorgeous look, and the most dynamic, satisfying stealth gameplay Metal Gear has seen in some time.
  4. 75
    Ground Zeroes' story feels a bit skimpy for the price, but it excels as a breathtakingly pretty stealth sandbox, and as a chance to try out Phantom Pain's gameplay in a smaller, more intimate open world.
  5. Mar 18, 2014
    75
    MGS V: Ground Zeroes starts with a revolutionary new concept: Tactical Espionage Action at its finest, redefined in a new and open world. New gameplay rules and possibilities are interesting for the old stealth dogs. A short but intense story by Hideo Kojima that stays with the characteristic premium quality is a sign of the MGS series. A great prologue to the promising Phantom Pain, but clearly overpriced by Konami.
  6. Mar 18, 2014
    70
    On paper, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes sounds like an elaborate demo. In reality, it's a bigger game than it initially seems. Spend five hours with the game, and you'll be lucky if your completion is even nearing 25%. Play for eight or more, and you'll still be wringing juice out of Camp Omega. Be warned, at face value, this game is small, but there's much more to Ground Zeroes than meets Big Boss' one eye.
  7. Apr 7, 2014
    70
    If you're a fan of this series, you'll probably be picking this up but for newcomers, it may be a difficult choice!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 54
  2. Negative: 24 out of 54
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    Awesome game, perfect length. the amazing graphics are really cool and i really really like the new snake. Bought it digitally to prepare forAwesome game, perfect length. the amazing graphics are really cool and i really really like the new snake. Bought it digitally to prepare for the phantom pain. Expand
  2. Jun 20, 2014
    8
    The game play is really good! I really liked the open world stealth mechanics. The controls are also a lot better even though they do takeThe game play is really good! I really liked the open world stealth mechanics. The controls are also a lot better even though they do take some getting used to. However pushing yourself up against a wall or hanging over a ledge can get unreliable. Its clear that there are many ways to get to your objective. This allows the player to experience more ways to play and I like the new slow motion reaction mechanic when you get spotted. I had a lot of fun while playing it! That being said DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. The main stuff took about an hour, the added stuff took about another hour and there isn't much reason to go back to play unless you want to get a higher rank on the leader boards. Also if you're looking for story there barely is any. The game play is really good but DO NOT BUY IT. Borrow it, rent it, or wait for it to be on sale for $7 or less but DO NOT BUY IT. Based on game play alone, I give Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes an 8/10 Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2014
    8
    This game is short on content but for what's there its really good. The stealth is tense and rewarding the enemy A.I is quite cunning and theThis game is short on content but for what's there its really good. The stealth is tense and rewarding the enemy A.I is quite cunning and the story is very good. Expand
  4. Apr 11, 2014
    5
    It upsets me that they call this a game, its is £30 for a game which is less than 2 hours (with side-missions), its a demo which isIt upsets me that they call this a game, its is £30 for a game which is less than 2 hours (with side-missions), its a demo which is over-priced, though the graphics, stealth and exploration is amazing and the best and if this is what we could get in MGS Phantom Pain, we could be getting the best game ever, that is if its much longer than 2 hours

    Overall = 5/10, The Game brings lots of hype to MGS V Phantom Pain, but the price and length is disgraceful to the series
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  5. Mar 21, 2014
    3
    While the graphics are beautiful, David Hayter is no longer voicing Snake and Keifer Sutherland kind of kills the character in my opinion.While the graphics are beautiful, David Hayter is no longer voicing Snake and Keifer Sutherland kind of kills the character in my opinion. David Hayter is still alive and well, they just didn't hire him! Also there are no Rations and instead they went for a call of duty style quick health regen which really makes it not feel at all like a Metal Gear game. I'd give it a meh. Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2015
    2
    The game is more like them old school demos you use to get. You can beat the game in like 30 min. And you'll hear other reviewers try to sayThe game is more like them old school demos you use to get. You can beat the game in like 30 min. And you'll hear other reviewers try to say oh but you can pay other content after you beat it. Don't let them fool you, that other content is all on the same small map you just played the main mission/game on. Yeah the whole game takes place on one tiny military compound lol. Gameplay is average, pretty pedestrian stealth based game. Not bad but not great either. All in all with the lack of content and the same tiny map used for all content this game basically just slaps you in the face if you paid for it. Expand
  7. Aug 6, 2014
    0
    Horrid Game, $40 for a demo...What a waste of money. Avoid at all costs seem this will be big sales for PS4 since there is no games out thereHorrid Game, $40 for a demo...What a waste of money. Avoid at all costs seem this will be big sales for PS4 since there is no games out there yet so money will be made from this pile of **** Expand

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