• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Dec 5, 2006
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 197 Ratings

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  • Summary: An all-new action game in Hideo Kojima's legendary Metal Gear Solid series, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops jumps into the stealth action genre on the PSP system with an original storyline that follows the events of "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater" and innovative online play that lets gamersAn all-new action game in Hideo Kojima's legendary Metal Gear Solid series, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops jumps into the stealth action genre on the PSP system with an original storyline that follows the events of "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater" and innovative online play that lets gamers recruit their own comrades to form a unique fighting force. Providing the missing pieces to the puzzle of the Metal Gear saga, players learn more about their favorite characters and how the events of later Metal Gear games were set into motion while experiencing breakthrough online play that lets gamers utilize all aspects of the PSP systems' infrastructure functionality. [Konami] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. 100
    Portable Ops feels like one of the few games to live up to the PSP's promise, in part because it translates the entire Metal Gear Solid experience into something that can be easily digested in small amounts...inarguably one of the best games to release on the PSP, let alone one of 2006's best.
  2. PSM Magazine
    95
    This is a game--actually the game--to buy a PSP for. [Feb. 2007, p.74]
  3. Portable Ops is a difficult game for both newbies and experienced players, but the way in which the whole aura of MGS has been transferred to a portable platform impresses to no extent.
  4. 90
    The GPS and WiFi scanning feature is excellently implemented, the online and single player modes are deep, and there are plenty of things to do by tracking down and recruiting new soldiers from various places.
  5. Great use of limited buttons on PSP.
  6. With so much going for it, having to wrestle with the controls in Portable Ops is a real shame. It simply tries to do too much with too little, and while not a deal-breaker, it definitely makes the experience a lot less fun than it could be.
  7. games(TM)
    60
    It may be light years behind even the original Metal Gear Solid, but as a standalone handheld effort it contains enough character and charisma to see it through...A fun videogame, but certainly not a great Metal gear game. [Feb 2007, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51
  1. Jan 28, 2013
    10
    This game is great! I do find the stamina meter extremely annoying, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying this.
    The storyline is wonderful.
    This game is great! I do find the stamina meter extremely annoying, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying this.
    The storyline is wonderful.
    Voice acting is SPLENDID! (David Hayter AND Steven Blum).
    The gameplay and graphics are sweet!
    I'd say get this if you can find it in a retail store or on PSN.
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  2. BryanoR.
    Dec 11, 2006
    10
    Best game for PSP, the whole year its gameplay is the best and the storyline is great tha controls may be a little funky but either than that Best game for PSP, the whole year its gameplay is the best and the storyline is great tha controls may be a little funky but either than that great game for the PSP. Expand
  3. ByronT.
    May 10, 2007
    10
    Perhaps the best game released for the PSP. Portable Ops lives up to the high standards, of the Metal Gear games.
  4. ChrisH.
    May 15, 2007
    9
    This is one of the best PSP games ive ever played, a much needed game for the system, and excellently suited to it too.
  5. May 11, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great game. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................ Expand
  6. Aug 20, 2011
    8
    Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops
    Its a solid game, good story, good gameplay, good control, and good graphics and voice acting for a psp game,
    Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops
    Its a solid game, good story, good gameplay, good control, and good graphics and voice acting for a psp game, its generally better than most metal gears, though I sometimes find its story over soppy or far too much, this was good.

    Its multi-player is pretty well rounded if you get past the hackers, and I cant help but be addicted to getting the best soldiers possible. 8/10 My Opinion /Unbais 7.5
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  7. May 14, 2020
    0
    Sorry Kojima ,games is boring story compare Metal Gear Solid Peace perfect Walker.

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Awards & Rankings

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#1 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
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#12 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006