Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 86 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 86
  2. Negative: 0 out of 86
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  1. Sep 11, 2015
    69
    The Phantom Pain is different. It, like its predecessors, wants to remind the player that war is, indeed, hell. But, in giving over to structural bloat it obscures the tremendous promise established in its opening hours, trading the narrative power of violent anguish for a routine, Sisyphean take on torment.
  2. Sep 22, 2015
    60
    It's kind of insane that the spiritual follow up to Peace Walker and easily the most ambitious Metal Gear title to date somehow winds up as arguably the least interesting entry overall, but there it is.
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  1. Dec 9, 2015
    People expect their sequels to be bigger, better, and more complex than what has come before, while also demanding they stay true to what they know and love. Metal Gear Solid V is one of those rare occasions where a game threads the needle between those two somewhat contradictory expectations, to great effect.
  2. Dec 8, 2015
    At more than 60 hours into the game, pushing forward toward 70, it feels like there’s still a lot of The Phantom Pain left on the table. For every new detail I discover—like taking that masterpiece of stealth tech, the man-sized cardboard box, and slapping a pin-up poster on it, thus ruining its stealthiness—it seems like there are five more details waiting just beyond my reach.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5085 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Sep 1, 2015
    10
    V has come and so have I. Excellent presentation, amazing gameplay and a great soundtrack. Pick this up if you're a fan of the stealth genreV has come and so have I. Excellent presentation, amazing gameplay and a great soundtrack. Pick this up if you're a fan of the stealth genre or metal gear solid. RIGHT NOW Full Review »
  2. Sep 1, 2015
    10
    I've been waiting for MGS 5 : TPP for more than 3 years. I was worried too much expectation could give the same amount of disappointment.I've been waiting for MGS 5 : TPP for more than 3 years. I was worried too much expectation could give the same amount of disappointment. However, that was groundless fear. Hideo Kojima exerted all of his talent, which makes the game exceed my expectation. I dare to say I respect Hideo Kojima as the best game director in the world. If you are having trouble deciding whether to play this game or not, YOU MUST DO IT MORE THAN ONCE Full Review »
  3. Sep 1, 2015
    10
    MGS v is a masterpiece, the prologue is so terrifying and great, the voice acting is awesome, and the visual is really excellent. You haveMGS v is a masterpiece, the prologue is so terrifying and great, the voice acting is awesome, and the visual is really excellent. You have many ways to finish the mission, many things to do besides doing mission, like collecting materials, animals and more. Upgrading your mother base and equipment also feels satisfying and rewarding. the day and night cycle made the mission feel different and sometimes more challenging. This game is almost perfect for an open-world infiltration with the great action gameplay and nice story, MGS V is obviously the best MGS ever made by Kojima. Full Review »