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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: 40 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Mar 20, 2014
    100
    It is surprising, and not a little depressing, that all people want to talk about with this game is the running time.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    May 11, 2014
    85
    Short but oh so sweet! [Apr 2014]
  3. Mar 18, 2014
    80
    After the credits roll on the main mission and a handful of side activities unlock, the best part of Ground Zeroes is just getting started. With a dearth of secrets to find, and new challenges to master, chasing the endgame will keep you entertained for hours on end.
  4. Hyper Magazine
    May 3, 2014
    80
    Deduct [20] points if you're only gonna play it once. [June 2014, p.62]
  5. Mar 19, 2014
    70
    It's not an easy sell. In terms of gameplay it's two not all-too-long evenings of entertaining mission gameplay plus quite a few hours spent trying to leave a lasting impression on the numerous leaderboards. I don't regret one second I put into this, took it in with a lot of curiosity and wonder. Still, you can't shake the feeling that this would have been served better as part of The Phantom Pain. As a stand alone game, it's hardly essential.
  6. Mar 31, 2014
    70
    It depends on whether you see this as a fan of the franchise or not to fully justify the price tag. In any case it's a good start for the upcoming new chapter of Hideo Kojima's series of tactical espionage.
  7. Mar 18, 2014
    50
    Audacious is the word that best describes Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. It contains quality material, but it's little more than a preview of something better, and as such, simply should not be presenting itself - deceptively - as a game in its own right.

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  1. Negative: 79 out of 321
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    Everyone is **** that this demo, yes the Main Mission is short, but there is still content after that and the game have very high replayEveryone is **** that this demo, yes the Main Mission is short, but there is still content after that and the game have very high replay value, this is a high quality game, only negatives what other people **** about is that this is a "demo" but they cant say anything bad about the game play, graphics, voice acting etc, Expand
  2. Mar 25, 2015
    10
    MGS V: Ground Zeroes is a phenomenal game, and anyone saying it "is a demo" obviously does not understand how to play video games. Yes, theMGS V: Ground Zeroes is a phenomenal game, and anyone saying it "is a demo" obviously does not understand how to play video games. Yes, the main story is short. But it is open ended; you can complete it when and how you see fit. Also, there is a large amount of additional storyline and content available by completing the side missions and challenges. You are able to get a lot of substance and storyline if you do all of the stuff and get all the collectibles.

    Also, the graphics and lighting are stunning; FOXEngine is amazing and produces the best lighting, shadowing, and graphics in console gaming to date. I highly highly recommend this game and series.
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  3. Feb 25, 2018
    9
    The price sounds outrageously high knowing it's only a prologue with few extra content but what a mission !
    Camp Omega is the best level
    The price sounds outrageously high knowing it's only a prologue with few extra content but what a mission !
    Camp Omega is the best level design in ages and there are as many ways to go through it as you can imagine !
    The extra missions are not included in the story line but let you discover the many possibilities of the gameplay.
    A very good introduction to Phantom Pain that will be better appreciated if played after finishing Peace Walker.
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  4. Feb 21, 2018
    7
    It's a short but good game, after the story has missions that are not bad but you can tell it's a "demo" ...
  5. Feb 14, 2020
    6
    Es un gran juego que continúa la historia por donde lo dejo peace walker el problema es que es muy corto en verdad es más un demo y media queEs un gran juego que continúa la historia por donde lo dejo peace walker el problema es que es muy corto en verdad es más un demo y media que un juego y su precio de salida no ayudó, a pesar de tener varias misiones secundarias son mas de lo mismo se hacen en el mismo mapa muchas de ellas y son tipo elimina , neutraliza o identifica s, a pesar de tener unas mecánicas increíbles su corta duración y poco contenido hace que te sientas insatisfecho al completarlo Expand
  6. Apr 8, 2014
    5
    What the hell this is the shortest game perhaps ever made. You can beat it in 5 mins. If you include the side missions its less then 4 hours.What the hell this is the shortest game perhaps ever made. You can beat it in 5 mins. If you include the side missions its less then 4 hours. But the game is awesome this is AAA stuff here , the graphics mind-blowing , gameplay solid. But here the punch line after the credits is a trailer for the phantom pain I think its called only demos do that guys. Its a paid demo and I have to give it 5/10 great game poor value. Expand
  7. Aug 29, 2014
    0
    Terrible! This word fits most for what Kojima delivered here. I played all the MGS-Series Games except Phantom Pain and this was by far theTerrible! This word fits most for what Kojima delivered here. I played all the MGS-Series Games except Phantom Pain and this was by far the worst. The Graphics and Physics are good, but not perfect and in no way as good as MGS4 felt on PS3 years ago. They Gameplay is boring and doesnt feel like MGS anymore, since the Codec is gone, the old map is gone and David Hayter was replaced by some random dude.

    I played Last of Us before this and have to say, that the stealth gameplay in Last of us was better than here. So it wouldnt have been a good game even if it was longer than 30 Minutes. But not only it plays bad, it also is freakin' short! After i've stealthed for the first few minutes and it bored the **** out of me i just shot all the enemies down and completed the main-storyline in under half an hour.

    I still have hopes that MGS5 will somehow be good but for sure i will not since i will not support the sellout of Kojima.
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