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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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Score distribution:
  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 56
  2. Negative: 25 out of 56
  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. Apr 11, 2014
    5
    It upsets me that they call this a game, its is £30 for a game which is less than 2 hours (with side-missions), its a demo which isIt upsets me that they call this a game, its is £30 for a game which is less than 2 hours (with side-missions), its a demo which is over-priced, though the graphics, stealth and exploration is amazing and the best and if this is what we could get in MGS Phantom Pain, we could be getting the best game ever, that is if its much longer than 2 hours

    Overall = 5/10, The Game brings lots of hype to MGS V Phantom Pain, but the price and length is disgraceful to the series
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  5. Mar 21, 2014
    3
    While the graphics are beautiful, David Hayter is no longer voicing Snake and Keifer Sutherland kind of kills the character in my opinion.While the graphics are beautiful, David Hayter is no longer voicing Snake and Keifer Sutherland kind of kills the character in my opinion. David Hayter is still alive and well, they just didn't hire him! Also there are no Rations and instead they went for a call of duty style quick health regen which really makes it not feel at all like a Metal Gear game. I'd give it a meh. Expand
  6. Jun 20, 2015
    1
    It is one of the worst Stealth games around. You are paying £50 for a demo, there is seriously only one level on the game. The graphics areIt is one of the worst Stealth games around. You are paying £50 for a demo, there is seriously only one level on the game. The graphics are good but everything else on it is crap. 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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