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  • Summary: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the first segment of the Metal Gear Solid V Experience and prologue to the larger second segment, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launching thereafter.

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. CD-Action
    Mar 4, 2015
    90
    If you’re looking for a linear, cinematic experience, it’s not a game for you, but if you value freedom in approaching the challenge and find joy in tackling it in different ways to see what happens, Ground Zeroes is a must-have for you. Especially that the PC port’s quality is superb. [02/2015, p.67]
  2. Dec 18, 2014
    85
    Ground Zeroes is the perfect opening for a much richer experience that Phantom Pain promises to offer. Ground Zeroes is intense, philosophical, dark, brutal, but full of hope at the same time.
  3. Jan 20, 2015
    85
    A pricey game when originally released on consoles, on PC it's a real steal. The main quest is pretty short, but the replay value is very high, and the game itself is a remarkable showcase for the FOX Engine.
  4. Dec 22, 2014
    80
    Aside from its problematic ending, Ground Zeroes mostly represents a new, more sophisticated era for Metal Gear, particularly given its attention to what matters on PC.
  5. Dec 29, 2014
    80
    While it may only take an hour or so to complete the main mission that acts as the prologue to the next game, the PC port of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes not only lives up to expectations, but surpasses them in creating an overly satisfying sandbox to sneak through.
  6. Dec 24, 2014
    80
    Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is a short, but mechanically very sound, sandbox stealth appetiser for The Phantom Pain. Just be aware that its value is in experimentation and replaying scenarios, rather than lasting narrative.
  7. Dec 20, 2014
    67
    PC players get to play the best version so far, even though the game still is just a slice of MGS V. Now it's up to you to decide whether it's worth playing right now or if you should wait until the whole experience is released.

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  1. Positive: 39 out of 61
  2. Negative: 10 out of 61
  1. Dec 18, 2014
    10
    Best Port of 2014 : Hear me right

    1) No vram issues; No stuttering 2) Full sli / amd support 3) Super dinamic resolution work at it best
    Best Port of 2014 : Hear me right

    1) No vram issues; No stuttering
    2) Full sli / amd support
    3) Super dinamic resolution work at it best
    4) Geforce 680 max out the game 1080p 60 fps at high settings
    5) Full controller support
    6) Dual audio with japanese and subtitles
    7) 13 usd on steam for 2 days

    What are you waiting for . Buy This game
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  2. Dec 29, 2014
    10
    IT. IS. AWESOME!
    I`m seriously, it`s the best Christmas gift that Kodzima and Konami could ever do. Everything is awesome - gameplay,
    IT. IS. AWESOME!
    I`m seriously, it`s the best Christmas gift that Kodzima and Konami could ever do. Everything is awesome - gameplay, graphics, story - everything. It costs every goddamn cent in it!
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  3. Dec 20, 2014
    9
    A really Great MGS game from Konami
    the graphics in this game is totally fantastic,the shadows and model looks gorgeous,
    and the enemy's AI
    A really Great MGS game from Konami
    the graphics in this game is totally fantastic,the shadows and model looks gorgeous,
    and the enemy's AI is also very good,enemy will do different action due to different situation,
    the stealth system and the classic MGS shooting style are improved from the last game.
    Also I am so glad they made this on PC,so more people can experience the fun of MGS
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  4. Jul 7, 2015
    8
    Buy this game if you're willing to pay for a 2-4hrs trailer of MGSV The Phantom Pain.

    If so, know that this is by far the best PC port of a
    Buy this game if you're willing to pay for a 2-4hrs trailer of MGSV The Phantom Pain.

    If so, know that this is by far the best PC port of a console game I played recently.
    The Normal settings are challenging but absolutely affordable while the Hard difficulty is really challenging, requires patience and skill, it is rewarding to say the least.
    The main mission is fun and the story, which is basically absent, is fine. It's fun to collect intel, videos and all the easter eggs from every mission.
    BIG PRO FOR THE PC VERSION: you get both special missions, namely: Deja Vu and Jamais Vu which are terrific, you'll laugh so hard at both if you've been a fan of the franchise.

    The only bad aspects are that at Hard difficulty some missions are seemingly impossible to get the S ranking, probably because they didn't think anyone would bother. Not having a dedicated button for taking cover but having Snake do it automatically is sometimes a bit clunky and can get you spotted.
    The amount of ways you can play every mission is just amazing.

    Didn't talk about the shooting and the stealth, nails both, pretty rewarding doing headshots at almost 300 ft with a tranquillizer gun.

    "I'm good to drive" Lol 10/10

    Actually it's more like 8/10
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  5. Dec 22, 2014
    8
    OK, so I have never played any mgs before. I love sniper elite. This game is confusing with all the options, weapons etc, and it is prettyOK, so I have never played any mgs before. I love sniper elite. This game is confusing with all the options, weapons etc, and it is pretty hard, but.... it is really SMOOOOTH on even my average PC. Voices, awesome, explosions, awesome, graphics... pretty groovy.
    Only downside so far - it takes a while to figure out all the controls, you can cut those cutscenes, but it isn't too easy to work out how. Only real problem is that unlike sniper elite you can't just save as and when, you need to keep going back to the last checkpoint.
    I got it in a sale, if it goes to full price again you can prob pick it up on kinguin at the sale price.
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  6. Nov 1, 2016
    7
    Short game, but with great replay value. Visually and mechanicly very impressive and runs with no issues on PC. Gameplay is Solid with optionsShort game, but with great replay value. Visually and mechanicly very impressive and runs with no issues on PC. Gameplay is Solid with options both to play stealthy or go guns blazing, or as i like to combine both of them which felt the best way to play for me. Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2017
    0
    DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IF YOU ARE A LEFTY OR ARE A RIGHTY WHO DOES NOT USE WASD. This game has terrible controls because half of keyboard isDO NOT BUY THIS GAME IF YOU ARE A LEFTY OR ARE A RIGHTY WHO DOES NOT USE WASD. This game has terrible controls because half of keyboard is unavailable to be rebound (almost the entire right side of the keyboard, the symbols such as comma, period, semi-colon etc cannot be used). I have never used WASD and do not plan to ever.

    This game is so clearly a console-first and PC-as-an-afterthought game that you cannot even use the mouse on the main menu. You don't even see your cursor on the menu (???? pretty wtf moment for me). You can't even bind extra mouse buttons or the scroll wheel.

    Don't support games where developers are too lazy to allow you do something so simple as to bind keys to what you want. Game is completely unplayable as a lefty.
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