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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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  1. Negative: 21 out of 201
  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. May 15, 2020
    10
    ı think Perfect game because songs, combat,story,and chacter design is very very good and boss fight very important
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    9
    this game is pretttyyy prettyy preetttttyyy good.... i usually dont go for these types of games but i had to get this one, and i do not regretthis game is pretttyyy prettyy preetttttyyy good.... i usually dont go for these types of games but i had to get this one, and i do not regret my purchase Expand
  4. Aug 8, 2014
    8
    I honestly didn't like this game at first. It had a lot working against it: The terrible wuss-rock soundtrack that seemed to come on everyI honestly didn't like this game at first. It had a lot working against it: The terrible wuss-rock soundtrack that seemed to come on every single time things started to get interesting and completely killed the mood (at least you can turn the music off in settings); the forced stealth sections which completely break the flow of the game and which don't really give you any clear idea what's going to send an enemy into alert, and the combat was just so-so, at least I thought, and as funny as hacking people up in slowmo and taking out there spine was, it got real old real fast.

    So, I played the first couple of stages and then it went back on my shelf, where it sat gathering dust while I contemplated selling it back for a pathetic fraction of what I paid for it on release. But then I gave the game another try, this time I began to better understand the parry system, which the game does a baffling poor job of explaining to you considering how many tutorials you have to wade through at the beginning. Parrying adds an exhilarating element to combat; it becomes all about perfect reaction timing and less about stringing together the same combo chains whenever you see an opening like so many other current hack'n'slash titles. Now I can't stop playing this game.

    It still has its flaws; it's waaaaay too short, main campaign is only about 5-6 hours; the additional VR missions aren't very fun and don't play to the games strengths; again, the music is terrible and doesn't match the feel of the game at all; those forced stealth sections are extremely annoying and unnecessary; waaay too many quick time events (can that **** just stop being in games), and if you miss your window for them they're often gone immediately, nothings more frustrating then effectively parrying and stunning an enemy, then having your figure slip and putting in 1 extra hit and missing your opportunity for an instant take down. But the good out weighs the bad, and the combat is just so addictive. It's not as good as, let's say, Devil May Cry 3, but seeing as there's been such a dearth of well made games like this lately, it's s certainly a step in the right direction. Here's hoping there's a sequel!
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  5. Feb 22, 2013
    8
    Take in account that this is not your typical Metal Gear game but that doesn't mean die hard fans of the series should look down on it,thisTake in account that this is not your typical Metal Gear game but that doesn't mean die hard fans of the series should look down on it,this is a extremely fun game with an excellent story and fun hack n' slash gameplay that makes you feel like a cybernetic bad ass while playing it. The soundtrack is awesome and the boss battles are truly epic, on the negative side the camera work can cause some issues during fights and can get annoying at some point but nothing to drastically hurt the game also the game is really short and could be finished in a few hours in one sitting. In the end Metal Gear Rising is a pretty solid game! Expand
  6. Mar 5, 2019
    7
    Vanquish with Sowrd fighting metal gear Characters.

    Since MGS1 watching gray fox fighting MG REX ive wanted to play as ninja in metal gear
    Vanquish with Sowrd fighting metal gear Characters.

    Since MGS1 watching gray fox fighting MG REX ive wanted to play as ninja in metal gear series.
    we did in MGS2 playing as raiden, he was more fast then snake and the end we fight with a sowrd with solidus.
    but lets say that was over 12 years ago, am not so excited for this like when i was a teen age, same 13 years ago tekken vs street fighter was a dream to me and my dream has come true but that was teen age dream am not so dipressed to get it.
    lets talk about metal gear rising, i would be very happy playing as gray fox and thats what kojima would, but konami told him that should be raiden.
    the story wasent to bad and the gameplay is very great same as vanquish but with sowrd but the camera control is little sucks here.
    and you use only sowrd and some granades and Stringer rockets, but its not very helpful in my opinion, funny that the game force you to make stealth kill but reiden isnt made for stealth here, its completly suck the stealth system here,
    the best thing here is the boss fight and the thing that i hate in this game is the stealth, they ask you to make stealth here but there nothing walk slowly or any stealth that we learned in other metal gear solid, here we just attack and kill.
    i had to get this game because am big fan of metal gear series and i have all of them, and the game is for all metal gear fans and ninja game fans with japanese style
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  7. Jun 22, 2014
    0
    While the graphics and story are somewhat good, the game quickly turns into a mashing machine, becoming boring and frustrating at points, evenWhile the graphics and story are somewhat good, the game quickly turns into a mashing machine, becoming boring and frustrating at points, even more with quick time events in the middle of boss battles

    which seemed good at the beginning, but, turned out to be repetitive and even extremely boring at the end.

    good example of a game that promised a lot, delivered little and bored people half way to death... AVOID.
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