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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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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. CD-Action
    Jun 28, 2014
    80
    The coolest stealth game in months, maybe even years – and not only for MGS fans. It shows how good MGS V: The Phantom Pain will be. [05/2014, p.56]
  2. Mar 18, 2014
    80
    A Big Boss/Snake adventure has never looked or played better, and in it lies incredible promise for its enormous big brother.
  3. Mar 21, 2014
    80
    Ground Zeroes makes up for its initial brevity with plentiful side content, a gorgeous look, and the most dynamic, satisfying stealth gameplay Metal Gear has seen in some time.
  4. 75
    Ground Zeroes' story feels a bit skimpy for the price, but it excels as a breathtakingly pretty stealth sandbox, and as a chance to try out Phantom Pain's gameplay in a smaller, more intimate open world.
  5. Mar 18, 2014
    75
    MGS V: Ground Zeroes starts with a revolutionary new concept: Tactical Espionage Action at its finest, redefined in a new and open world. New gameplay rules and possibilities are interesting for the old stealth dogs. A short but intense story by Hideo Kojima that stays with the characteristic premium quality is a sign of the MGS series. A great prologue to the promising Phantom Pain, but clearly overpriced by Konami.
  6. Mar 18, 2014
    70
    On paper, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes sounds like an elaborate demo. In reality, it's a bigger game than it initially seems. Spend five hours with the game, and you'll be lucky if your completion is even nearing 25%. Play for eight or more, and you'll still be wringing juice out of Camp Omega. Be warned, at face value, this game is small, but there's much more to Ground Zeroes than meets Big Boss' one eye.
  7. Apr 7, 2014
    70
    If you're a fan of this series, you'll probably be picking this up but for newcomers, it may be a difficult choice!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 57
  2. Negative: 25 out of 57
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    Awesome game, perfect length. the amazing graphics are really cool and i really really like the new snake. Bought it digitally to prepare forAwesome game, perfect length. the amazing graphics are really cool and i really really like the new snake. Bought it digitally to prepare for the phantom pain. Expand
  2. Mar 19, 2014
    8
    Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes gives us a glimpse of what to expect from The Phantom Pain, and from this sadly all too brief glimpse, I amMetal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes gives us a glimpse of what to expect from The Phantom Pain, and from this sadly all too brief glimpse, I am even more excited than when I was when it was announced. The gameplay is fantastic, streamlining the controls of past Metal Gear Solid games extremely well, and stealth is a blast, with intelligent, alert enemy AI and tons of ways to complete your objectives, with many collectibles to find and POWs to rescue. The graphics on PS4 are astounding. It is not hyperbole when I say it is the best looking game I have ever seen. The story is minimal, serving as a bridge between 2010's Peace Walker and the upcoming Phantom Pain, but what it does show has me extremely interested. The impact of what happens is huge, and the new villain leaves a MASSIVE impression. I eagerly await how the events will be followed upon. However, there are some criticisms I have, and the length is a big one. The game is indeed short, and while highly replayable and with 5 other side missions to occupy your time, by 6 hours you will have seen almost all the game has to offer unless you take your time, and unlocking the final side mission requires collecting XOF patches, which artificially increases your time played. Unless you are a big Metal Gear fan, I would not advise buying it at retail price, or for next gen unless you really want to see it look and play it's best. The PS3 and 360 versions may not look as good, but they function pretty much the same. Overall, the game is very enjoyable, and a tantalizing first taste of what to expect in The Phantom Pain, but if you are not a big fan, wait for a price drop. Expand
  3. Mar 28, 2014
    8
    I'm a pretty big fan of the MGS franchise and I'm leased to say that for fans of it, you're going to like or love this game. Graphically itI'm a pretty big fan of the MGS franchise and I'm leased to say that for fans of it, you're going to like or love this game. Graphically it looks amazing and it plays excellently. The story of GZ is interesting enough and geys you ready for the eventual Phantom Pain. The side ops are also very fun (for the most part). Now the downside is that yes it is very short, and my not warrant 30$ for people who aren't big fans of the series, and yes it does get repetitive playing the same missions over and over again. However going for achievements or trophy's does add some extra fun and trying to do better each time is fun too. The one side op that I wasn't fond of involved destroying anti aircraft guns. All in all if you're a fan of the series I'd say buy it, if not, wait till a price drop/right before pp as I do feel like it is integral to the story. Expand
  4. Aug 13, 2015
    6
    Usually for Japanese video game productions, they work for me as either a hit or a miss for me, with most productions starting strong, toUsually for Japanese video game productions, they work for me as either a hit or a miss for me, with most productions starting strong, to which they fall apart around the 5th milked out entry in the series, for example, Resident evil 5. When Metal gear solid ground zeroes reached games with gold, i had honestly no idea what to think about it, with cynicism already engraved into my mind due to the opinions of others. I figured that i would discover what the big fuss was about considering the main game is being released in September and the fact i can do what ever the hell i feel like. To begin with the game is great, "but then why are you giving a 6, Mr. McGillotine" "well let me explain Billy before people hop on me like white on rice, for not making any sense". The game is great and i will say that proudly, however it isn't worth much money and sets a terrible standard for the future of video game titles, because it is short, very much short and that is probably the worst factor of this game acting as an Achilles heel against the gem that the game truly is. for a game-play perspective, things look beautiful and runs wonderful which cant be said about most other games at the moment, the A.I is well directed and player freedom is exciting. the story is short, however manages to collectively create an effective beginning, middle and end ground creating an exciting narrative and context for a game that i can now say am anticipated for the phantom pain. Overall is it worth your money, not really, is it worth your time however, if you got it cheap or for free, most definately Expand
  5. Mar 28, 2017
    4
    Une grosse démo payante qui permet de se faire une idée précise du gameplay de ce prochain MGS... à moins que lorsqu'il sortira (en 2015 ?)Une grosse démo payante qui permet de se faire une idée précise du gameplay de ce prochain MGS... à moins que lorsqu'il sortira (en 2015 ?) Connami ne se décide finalement à proposer une démo gratuite ? même Roquetare n'a jamais osé ce genre de démo payante mais Polyfiony a lancé la mode (avec les Prologues), une mode spécifiquement japonaise à ce qu'il semble. En tout cas, c'est beau et ça tourne pas mal du tout (i7/6870).

    Ce pré-MGS évolue dans le bon sens et fait pas mal d'emprunts aux derniers Splinter Cell, un bon point en soi. C'est très maniable au pad à part le fait qu'on voit toujours le gros cul de Snake vu que la vue reste trop rapprochée, même et surtout en couverture. Cela étant, les commandes sont bien disposées, y compris la carte et l'accès aux armes. On note quelques tics comme le silencieux des flingues qui s'use après quelques tirs (sic !)... non mais sérieusement et puis quoi encore ?

    Sinon l'IA est relativement convaincante et le ralenti en cas de (mauvaise) surprise est une bonne idée. Voilà un MGS presque plaisant si on est prêt à supporter les cinématiques interminables (même dans cette démo !) et le ridicule qui les accompagne. C'est tout le background qui se trouve dans le même cas avec ces personnages sortis d'un manga écrit au saké (faut aller sauver un mioche de 10 ans... une nana qui se fait fouiller les tripes pour retrouver un pain de C4... un méchant qui ressemble à une goule -trop de temps passé à Fukushima ?- et ainsi de suite...).

    Je disais "presque plaisant", car l'une des missions secondaires (ne rêvez pas ça se passe toujours dans le même camp, c'est qu'une démo) consiste à zigouiller 2 Marines. Or ceux-là n'arrêtent pas de se déplacer dans la base et toutes les 2 mn, l'andouille à la radio vous indique une autre zone de recherche à l'autre bout de ce putain de camp. Non mais sérieusement Connami ? ça peut durer longtemps comme ça si on veut rester furtif : j'ai fait 20 m, je me rapproche... allo, non faut aller là-bas, ils ont encore bougé les 2 cons ! allo Connami non mais allo quoi !

    Ils peuvent se le garder leur MGS V. J'attendrai le prochain Splinter, j'ai le temps.
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  6. Jul 28, 2015
    2
    The game is more like them old school demos you use to get. You can beat the game in like 30 min. And you'll hear other reviewers try to sayThe game is more like them old school demos you use to get. You can beat the game in like 30 min. And you'll hear other reviewers try to say oh but you can pay other content after you beat it. Don't let them fool you, that other content is all on the same small map you just played the main mission/game on. Yeah the whole game takes place on one tiny military compound lol. Gameplay is average, pretty pedestrian stealth based game. Not bad but not great either. All in all with the lack of content and the same tiny map used for all content this game basically just slaps you in the face if you paid for it. Expand
  7. Aug 6, 2014
    0
    Horrid Game, $40 for a demo...What a waste of money. Avoid at all costs seem this will be big sales for PS4 since there is no games out thereHorrid Game, $40 for a demo...What a waste of money. Avoid at all costs seem this will be big sales for PS4 since there is no games out there yet so money will be made from this pile of **** Expand

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