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  • Summary: Following the prologue METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN concludes the METAL GEAR SOLID V experience by following the story of the protagonist of the series, Big Boss (a.k.a. Snake). The METAL GEAR SOLID V experience is Creator and Director HideoFollowing the prologue METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN concludes the METAL GEAR SOLID V experience by following the story of the protagonist of the series, Big Boss (a.k.a. Snake). The METAL GEAR SOLID V experience is Creator and Director Hideo Kojima's first time incorporating open world gameplay to the groundbreaking METAL GEAR franchise. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 86
  2. Negative: 0 out of 86
  1. Aug 24, 2015
    100
    Kojima redefines the stealth-action genre showing a V for Victory. Good decisions, clear direction, deep gameplay, extremely polished... MGSV writes one of the most important chapters in the Metal Gear franchise.
  2. Sep 8, 2015
    100
    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is the apex of the series and a fitting way for Kojima et al to bow out: as one, as best, as Big Boss.
  3. Nov 10, 2015
    100
    The holy grail of world-building games, it’s argued, is a black box that lets players do as they like with minimal handholding. Pliability with just the right measure of accountability. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, a tactical stealth simulation wrapped in a colossal resource management puzzle inside a love letter to theatrical inscrutability, comes the closest of any game I’ve yet played to realizing that ideal.
  4. Aug 24, 2015
    92
    The Phantom Pain is an unusual Metal Gear experience, one that not everybody may enjoy if they cling to systems of old. If they’re willing to adapt and accept this new way of exploring Kojima’s world however, they are going to be blown away, absolutely, and one hundred percent guaranteed. This new open world is one that is begging to be played with, in whatever way a player wishes.
  5. Sep 22, 2015
    90
    Still, I'm confident in calling Metal Gear Solid 5 the best game of the year, a vast undertaking where Kojima's reach hasn't exceeded his grasp, a game where a big story doesn't happen to you. Instead, you happen to it, slowly but surely. You may be surprised who you end up becoming.
  6. Sep 7, 2015
    90
    The game is a triumph in more ways than one, and while it’s not without flaws, it’s safe to say that Hideo Kojima and company have successfully adapted the core of Metal Gear Solid for an open world.
  7. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 951
  1. Nov 15, 2015
    10
    The game is great but if you are a MGS fan be prepared for incomplete story and so many changes in the gameplay that are good for gameplay butThe game is great but if you are a MGS fan be prepared for incomplete story and so many changes in the gameplay that are good for gameplay but very bad for storytelling. By the way FU*K Konami for not letting Hideo Kojima complete this game it should be completely epic but now it is just epic. Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2015
    10
    very cool game its perfect , and have a great story the best metal gearvery cool game its perfect , and have a great story the best metal gear game........................................................................................................ Expand
  3. 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 Expand
  4. Nov 24, 2015
    9
    It is being the best game of this generation. The game is so perfect in almost all subjects. The only thing that made me not give 10, was theIt is being the best game of this generation. The game is so perfect in almost all subjects. The only thing that made me not give 10, was the history... i expected some like the prologue more times during the gameplay. Expand
  5. Oct 23, 2015
    8
    This game has some of the best gameplay that I have ever experienced but I found the story to be lacking especially for a mgs game. Whilst IThis game has some of the best gameplay that I have ever experienced but I found the story to be lacking especially for a mgs game. Whilst I found the twist at the end to be quite shocking I think it added to the story and in many ways it causes the events of the game to become meaningless. This game could be considered the best in the franchise for its gameplay I consider it to have the worst story in the series and with the missing content at the end it really pushes down my score. Expand
  6. Sep 6, 2019
    7
    Muy pretensioso y extremadamente repetitivo lo que produce un juego que termina cansando por aburrimiento.
  7. May 27, 2020
    0
    ridiculous missions, intrusive cut scenes, bad gameplay...if this wasn't a metal gear game it would be trashed all over the internet

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