Metal Gear Solid

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  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 1998
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  • Summary: You are Snake, a government agent on a mission to regain control of a secret nuclear weapons base from terrorist hands. Lightly armed and facing an army of foes, Snake must avoid firefights in order to survive. If Snake can locate them he can utilize advanced hardware, ranging from silencedYou are Snake, a government agent on a mission to regain control of a secret nuclear weapons base from terrorist hands. Lightly armed and facing an army of foes, Snake must avoid firefights in order to survive. If Snake can locate them he can utilize advanced hardware, ranging from silenced pistols to ground-to-air missiles. Enemies react to sight and sound - so stay quiet and stay in the shadows. State-of-the-art graphics: textures, transparencies, models and explosions. Taut, gripping story with multiple endings - a truly cinematic experience. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Adding to the story is some of the best voice acting to ever come to a videogame. The entire cast did an absolutely top-notch performance.
  2. This game is full of surprises and you never know what is going to happen, and that is a very good thing.
  3. GMR Magazine
    100
    A cinematic classic. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  4. A Solid story, inventive gameplay mechanisms, both third and first person views, a slew of spy equipment, awesome weapons, unique emotional plot and stealth make MGS one of PlayStation's greatest games ever.
  5. To accompany the breathtaking graphics is a soundtrack of pure extravagance, and it does wonders to heighten the action and suspense, we can tell you.
  6. Its diminished length and excessive no-interactive plot hold it back from truly reaching the highest plateau. Still, this is a must have for any PSX library and a ton of fun.
  7. While it is playable, and actually pretty fun a lot of the time, it has some serious, nearly game ruining flaws that, for me, made it a complete disappointment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 306
  1. Zach
    May 7, 2007
    10
    A game on par with Half Life and World of Warcraft, just a different genre. The first time I played this game I was in awe of the story and A game on par with Half Life and World of Warcraft, just a different genre. The first time I played this game I was in awe of the story and cinematics. When I walked into the hangar with the Metal Gear I was amazed. This game introduced the idea of sneaking instead of going in guns blazing. Splinter Cell took that to a new level. I don't neccesarily have a favorite game, but this would come very close to being that. Expand
  2. Apr 24, 2011
    10
    To put it simply, I can't think of a better game. Even with Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 graphics nowadays, I would still prefer to sit down andTo put it simply, I can't think of a better game. Even with Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 graphics nowadays, I would still prefer to sit down and play this ground-breaking game. The graphics may be terrible but it is understood that this was released in 1998. However, the story alone makes up for the graphics. The immersive storyline of the mission at hand is disrupted by heartbreak, danger and deceit and captures the player immediately. This game will continue to overshadow the rest in the series, simply becuase of the fact that this game is phenomenal. Expand
  3. Aug 6, 2018
    10
    El inicio de una leyenda y un capítulo en la historia de los videojuegos llamado Metal Gear Solid. En su momento fue un juego que rompíaEl inicio de una leyenda y un capítulo en la historia de los videojuegos llamado Metal Gear Solid. En su momento fue un juego que rompía moldes en todos los aspectos. Un apartado técnico para la época apabullante o el concepto de juego del sigilo llevado a otro nivel eran importantes, pero lo que realmente hace a Metal Gear Solid trascender fue su historia llena de personajes memorables y momentos para el recuerdo dentro de una producción cinematográfica hasta entonces nunca antes vista. Unido a algunas de las batallas más memorables contra jefes finales ¿Quién no recuerda cambiar el mando del puerto uno al puerto dos? Un juego simplemente, para el recuerdo Expand
  4. ErikG.
    Mar 10, 2003
    10
    this game is totally awesome for a playstation game it keeps you guessing all the way through defintley a 10 on my vote!
  5. Jul 4, 2016
    10
    I played MGS back in the 90's and I remember it being pretty good, but now after replaying it almost 20 years later I'm glad to realize thatI played MGS back in the 90's and I remember it being pretty good, but now after replaying it almost 20 years later I'm glad to realize that the legend is true and this is actually a timeless masterpiece that aged extremely well and still is one of the best pieces of art in this genre. Amazing story, characters, atmosphere, gameplay, boss fights, this game can also troll you pretty hard in a clever way. It's a complete experience, extremely compact and well-made. A Classic. Now I'm looking forward to play the sequels to see if they can keep this level of quality or maybe even surpass it. 10/10 Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2015
    9
    Metal Gear Solid is a very unique title for PS1.
    The story and its development is totally incredible.
    It's the first game that dialog is
    Metal Gear Solid is a very unique title for PS1.
    The story and its development is totally incredible.
    It's the first game that dialog is that relevant in a video game, the voice acting is stunning.
    The only flaw for this game is the graphics quality, even when this is a PS1, the graphics could have been better.
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  7. Apr 9, 2017
    3
    Le succès de Metal Gear Solid a eu au moins un effet positif : sans lui en effet nous n'aurions sans doute jamais eu les Splinter Cell. Le jeuLe succès de Metal Gear Solid a eu au moins un effet positif : sans lui en effet nous n'aurions sans doute jamais eu les Splinter Cell. Le jeu aurait pu être bon s'il n'était pas aussi sclérosé par sa japoniaiserie dégoulinante, ses contrôles très perfectibles et sa vue d'en haut contraire au bon sens le plus élémentaire.

    Sa mise en scène est risible (quand les Japonais tentent de singer Hollywood, c'est ce que ça donne -la VF caricaturale en accentue le grotesque) et ses "boss" ridicules semblent tout droit sortis d'une borne d'arcade des années 90. Techniquement pour de la PS1, c'est dans le haut du panier certes mais ça ne suffit pas à tirer MGS de son marasme vidéo-ludique.
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