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  • Summary: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance brings the infamous Metal Gear franchise into new territory by delivering a novel action experience. Coupling development teams at Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, Revengeance was made with the goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experienceMetal Gear Rising: Revengeance brings the infamous Metal Gear franchise into new territory by delivering a novel action experience. Coupling development teams at Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, Revengeance was made with the goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action and epic storytelling, all within the expansive Metal Gear universe. The game introduces Raiden as the lead character; a young soldier transformed into a half-man, half-machine cyborg ninja, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 61
  2. Negative: 3 out of 61
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    100
    The Metal Gear myth has never before appeared so agile, fresh and youthful, but more than the setting its Platinum's virtuoso coders that shine throughout, the object slicing a marvel of high-speed 3D manipulation. A technical masterpiece, Rising offers a funfair ride approximation of Konami's brooding series, but one with more than enough capacity for the Bayonetta veteran to express their dexterous expertise.
  2. Feb 19, 2013
    90
    Platinum Games has done something incredibly rare: honoring a beloved series while successfully broadening its reach into a whole new genre.
  3. Feb 26, 2013
    90
    An exhilarating experience that beats home just what kind of masters Platinum Games are at what they do. One of the best action games in years, and one that will stay with you for a very long time.
  4. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    A thrilling and engaging experience. The swordplay is fun, and it's really fascinating to see the different spots where either Kojima's or Platinum's signature styles shine through. It also has a wild final confrontation that shows elements of both.
  5. Mar 6, 2013
    80
    It's such a shame that the singleplayer takes just a few hours to complete. Because it's a fantastic game to play, probably the best hack and slash title in a science fiction setting. Raiden shows us how cool he is.
  6. Games Master UK
    Mar 24, 2013
    75
    Its shortness will dissuade many, but cut deeper and an innovative parry system impresses. [Apr 2013, p.70]
  7. 30
    For a series known for having some of the most memorable villains and boss fights in video game history, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has some of the most pathetic, bland villains I’ve seen. I didn’t fear them for being ferocious, I feared them because I knew how poorly designed each fight was and how infuriating the next one would be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 208
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    10
    this game proves once again that platinum can make an over the top crazy action game its a great spin off to a great series. if mgs fans dontthis game proves once again that platinum can make an over the top crazy action game its a great spin off to a great series. if mgs fans dont like it there is ground zeroes to look forward to but in the mean time you can enjoy this crazy fuelled game Expand
  2. Dec 1, 2021
    10
    Nanomachines, son!

    Truly a great continuation of the Metal Gear storyline, handled carefully by Platinum games, and has the most
    Nanomachines, son!

    Truly a great continuation of the Metal Gear storyline, handled carefully by Platinum games, and has the most (legitimate) stereotypical American protagonist character ever created. I love it.
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  3. Feb 19, 2013
    9
    This game is stellar. This may be the fastest action game ever created (and that's a good thing) The heavy metal soundtrack only intensifiesThis game is stellar. This may be the fastest action game ever created (and that's a good thing) The heavy metal soundtrack only intensifies this, but the real star of the game is the ridiculously triumphant boss encounters. These are so epic and insane that I found myself explaining each one to my wife (who could care less) pantomiming katana strikes and all. If you like feeling like the ultimate badass, are a metal gear fan, or just plain love good, old school action games, go get this now! Expand
  4. Jan 12, 2016
    8
    This game is just straight up amazing and became one of my favorites AWESOME music visuals and animations will make sure you will have aThis game is just straight up amazing and became one of my favorites AWESOME music visuals and animations will make sure you will have a wonderful time. The story will get kinda weird as you progress through the game but its fun nonetheless. The only reason i dont give this game a 10 is that the camera can behave like a over exited dog which you have to keep pulling its leash to keep it place. Often was in a fight where halfway through i start jamming my face into a brick wall. Other that that there is also a HORRIBLE stealth section with enemies so incredibly sensitive just thinking about scratching your bum hole and these dicks will notice you and when they notice you might as well restart. Great Game Overall Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A new take on the Metal Gear series... while it's certainly not my favorite of Platinum games (Which for me would be Bayonetta) It certainly keeps you entertained and remains constantly addictive. The combat system is great, decent story still including Metal Gear traditions and it's good to see some old friends return while making new ones. A downfall would be the customization design, especially with outfits. You have to buy amour with BP (Battle Points instead of Drebin Points) even if you've paid extra money for the MGS4 suit or even the ones that come when you Pre-order. The length slightly limits the game but it doesn't make it any less fun. I can't wait for more. Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2020
    7
    Played this game recently. The combat is really strong, game can be difficult. The graphics are washed out though
  7. Feb 26, 2021
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 4 hours long hack and slash game. Don't listen to the Platinum drones. It has no redeeming value other than Mistral. Expand

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