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  • Summary: Metal Gear Solid Rising makes its way to the PC and features Raiden as a playable character.
  • Developer: PlatinumGames
  • Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure, Shooter, General, Modern, Third-Person, Tactical, Modern
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Enhanced graphics and controls, customizable Zangeki settings, packed with full DLC support, Rising's PC version is the true definition of lightning bolt action.
  2. Jan 13, 2014
    90
    Exactly as entertaining as you’d expect from a collaboration between two of Japan’s most talented developers, and a relatively good – if extremely belated – PC port.
  3. Jan 15, 2014
    85
    Revengeance isn’t a perfect game but it sure is a fun one, and it made the jump to PC with ease.
  4. Jan 20, 2014
    80
    Despite the flaws and interruptions of the story and presentation, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a superior title.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 7, 2014
    80
    Raiden reaps what the action filled gameplay sows and if it wasn't for the clunky camera and lackluster plot, there would be nothing to complain about. [Issue #239]
  6. Feb 3, 2014
    80
    With hands of good craftsmen a great basis turns into gold, literally. Well, at least if you render homage to frantic fighting games, or to Kojima's obscure opuses. You see, you'll get the best of both.
  7. Jan 30, 2014
    72
    This story-driven combo-slasher is with approximately 5 hours very short, including cut-scenes, which take up more than 2 hours and tend to interrupt gameplay constantly. Combo mechanics are satisfying, the story is not worth mentioning. Lots of senseless violence, the game takes itself way too serious. Merely a port from consoles, mouse controls are awful and the graphics do not meet modern standards.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 137
  2. Negative: 18 out of 137
  1. Jan 9, 2014
    10
    This game was awesome especially for the price. I wont go too far into it but i really enjoyed it. Fun game play, great graphics, andThis game was awesome especially for the price. I wont go too far into it but i really enjoyed it. Fun game play, great graphics, and something different than all the other games I've been playing lately. 23 bucks for this gem? I'm all over it. Expand
  2. Jul 12, 2020
    10
    Awesome game with awesome soundtrack, dmc like gameplay, graphics for 2013 year. i love this game.
  3. Feb 17, 2014
    9
    It is a great port. Great graphics, Excellent Gameplay, Story wise, not too bad. I hope this will not be the last, hope Kojima will keepIt is a great port. Great graphics, Excellent Gameplay, Story wise, not too bad. I hope this will not be the last, hope Kojima will keep porting Metal Gear series on PC. Expand
  4. May 8, 2014
    8
    Excellent game. Visuals are amazing. The audio is great, I especially loved the music. The story's not bad, but the game play is the mainExcellent game. Visuals are amazing. The audio is great, I especially loved the music. The story's not bad, but the game play is the main selling point. I actually loathe the MGS franchise, however after seeing this game's footage I had to play it. It's incredibly fun, by far the best thing about the game. My only complaints is that it's a very short game and the pacing of it is all off. Expand
  5. Jan 19, 2014
    8
    I have never played a Metal Gear game in my life until now but I heard good things about this game from my friend who had played it so II have never played a Metal Gear game in my life until now but I heard good things about this game from my friend who had played it so I decided to pick it up and after playing through it I feel that I have formulated a sound opinion. Let me just start by saying that the game is incredibly gory so if that's a deal breaker for you then don't bother. However if you can get past the violence than this can be a fun game for you. Graphically it's amazing the characters are all rendered well, the environments all look nice, and there is so much chaos and destruction that there will be bits and pieces of just about everything from enemies, to missiles, to vehicle parts flying all over the place. The game play has some issues though, to me the game felt like a beat 'em up so while chopping enemies to bits is fun it can get a little repetitive. There are some stealth elements to mix things up a bit, but there are several sections where I feel it's impossible to get through without being detected on your first try. There's a very strict learning curve throughout this game, you will have to think on the spot and master skills as quickly as you possibly can and there is little room for error. While this offers some challenge, I can safely say that this game is not nice to beginners. Not to mention the difficulty is all over the place I was killed three times by one by only to defeat the boss that came after it in one try. The soundtrack is full of kick ass hard rock and it greatly compliments all the action on screen, especially when fighting a boss. Finally, I like is the story, amidst all the hacking and slashing, there is a story that brings up many different perspectives on war philosophy and ethics in this case it's mainly centered around the subject of child soldiers. It's something that really makes you think long after you put down your controller. I like it when games do this because I think it really enhances your experience, it makes you feel like your actions have weight behind them. Just to clarify, I think this is a good game and if you want to buy it for yourself then go ahead, just be prepared for what lies ahead of you when you do. Expand
  6. Aug 11, 2017
    7
    6.5/10 (Play it)

    Metal Gear Rising is a spinoff title that has earned a place in my heart as one of my personal favorites. From the start,
    6.5/10 (Play it)

    Metal Gear Rising is a spinoff title that has earned a place in my heart as one of my personal favorites. From the start, the player can experiment with the combat system, as well as Raiden's ability to slice up a lot of his surrounding environment. As you progress through the game, you can upgrade and customize your skills and stats to create a weapon loadout of your choice, each boss weapon you earn having its own strengths and weaknesses. The soundtrack is incredibly fitting, with boss battles getting iconic and unique theme songs that finish up with their own climatic and bombastic endings. The story does not take itself too seriously, providing a lot of comedy while not being afraid to switch to a more serious tone when needed.

    Metal Gear Rising is however not without its flaws though, as the controls and parry system can be confusing and difficult to pick up, some of these harder parts of combat which become extremely needed in the later parts of the game, or if you want to go for the no-hit run through the game. A lot of content feels unnecessary as well, with VR missions being generally very difficult and the DLC changing most of the gameplay in more lackluster ways that take away from what the game had been doing well. (I'm looking at you Bladewolf DLC with your stealth execution gameplay). Replayability can differ for the player, as some may find the DLC and VR missions worth the extra time.

    I do highly recommend this game, especially if it’s on sale though as it makes for a fantastic game on the first playthrough, and maybe even to replay occasionally.
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  7. Jun 8, 2016
    0
    Don't buy this game. Controls sucks long time, scenario is boring, too much cut-scenes, fighting is boring, graphics are not so good, music isDon't buy this game. Controls sucks long time, scenario is boring, too much cut-scenes, fighting is boring, graphics are not so good, music is boring, generally it is a mix up of dmc, with prince of persia, written by a 10 years old boy. Sure it is a Japanese hack n slash, but from the worst ever. Expand

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