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  • Summary: Metal Gear Survive picks up from the ending of METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES, to an alternate timeline caused by unexplained wormholes forming in the sky.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Mar 6, 2018
    84
    Metal Gear Survive is an intense survival experience that takes the exceptional gameplay of MGSV to set itself apart with a very entertaining game. However, this happens when it doesn't look like a MOD from the original and abusive micropayments don't interest you.
  2. Mar 1, 2018
    80
    Overall, Metal Gear Survive is a great game. No, really. I don’t blame anyone for taking issues with the company that produced it, but it’s clear that the developers really put in the time and effort to make something worthwhile. There are some obvious issues with the story and one blatant microtransaction cash grab, but Survive has a ton of genuinely enjoyable content for its budget price. If you’re looking for a Metal Gear fan service game with a tacked on survival mechanic, this isn’t for you. If you’re looking for a survival game with a Metal Gear paint job, it’s well worth looking into.
  3. Mar 4, 2018
    78
    A solid survival experience, mostly shining in the single-player due to a content-lacking co-op mode. We would have liked better storytelling and a less repetitive and tedious first part of the game.
  4. Feb 27, 2018
    68
    If it had not been called Metal Gear Survive, this survival game would have been received in another way. However, many of the questionable decisions such as micropayments or permanent connection tarnish a remarkable gameplay based on The Phantom Pain.
  5. Mar 12, 2018
    60
    If you can wipe away all the preconceptions surrounding Konami, Hideo Kojima, and the Metal Gear franchise, you’ll find a competent game in Metal Gear Survive. The story is mediocre and the game has obviously cut corners to make the budget despite being full of microtransactions. However, it’s also fun as both a survival game and a horde defense game at times.
  6. Mar 2, 2018
    60
    Metal Gear Survive is a mediocre survival game, and that’s it. All the great things about the Metal Gear franchise are gone and all you can find here is hour after hour after hour of repetitive survival gameplay. This is how you kill a franchise.
  7. Feb 26, 2018
    40
    The game flatout fails to capture the Metal Gear spirit, and while it has some positive qualities, they aren’t enough to redeem it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 30
  2. Negative: 19 out of 30
  1. Feb 26, 2018
    10
    The idea of a survival zombie game in a delapitated alternate world mixed with Metal Gear Solid artstyle and gameplay was not appealing to meThe idea of a survival zombie game in a delapitated alternate world mixed with Metal Gear Solid artstyle and gameplay was not appealing to me from the reveal trailer but after I saw a video of gameplay I was intrigued. Now after a few hours I am really enjoying this game. The gameplay and progression has a welcoming pace. I bought it thinking it’s a “game-as-service” type game where you log in and do a match or two online but was surprised by the campaign content. It’s nothing extravagant and is like a B horror film in some ways which is good because it knows it’s a spin off and doesn’t damage the Metal Gear brand. I like how you can mold this character that comes to life in the cinematics and story. Your ‘avatar’ grows as you play, learning skills and being able to play different classes. In campaign, the survival part is realistic where you have to hunt for food and gather water, otherwise you can start losing health and stamina and eventually die. It has a Breath or the Wild feel in those mechanics. You gather parts all over and build up your base as you see fit to defend yourself from different types of infected mutants. There are daily, weekly and monthly challenges that net you different resources for unlocking content so you can log in daily for a short time and still progress. I’m playing on the Xbox One X and the HDR and enhancements look great on the screen, I hope MGS5 Phantom Pain gets similar enhancements in a patch. If you see it for what it is, I think you will enjoy what the developers have created here. This is not meant to be an important entry in the Metal Gear series, but instead a way to have fun with the world and mechanics in a different way and in that it succeeds. It’s also priced fairly for what it is. The only gripe I have so far is if you want to create a new avatar, you have to either delete your first one, log in as a different account, or buy a character slot for coins which I think (not sure) are only available via real money. I will update the review after I spend more time with it and get to play the online. Expand
  2. Feb 20, 2018
    9
    The game is great: packed with content, fun and challenging. Forget about biased reviews and fanboys. A battle royale mode would be amazing.The game is great: packed with content, fun and challenging. Forget about biased reviews and fanboys. A battle royale mode would be amazing. Stop the hate and try to be objective. Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2020
    7
    Having recently played the excellent phantom pain I was looking forward to this, despite the negative reviews. Mainly as it would give me theHaving recently played the excellent phantom pain I was looking forward to this, despite the negative reviews. Mainly as it would give me the opportunity of going back to the MGS universe using the FOX engine. The game is a wild departure from the usual metal gear that we have come to expect. They basically took all the phantom pain content and reworked it into a day-z style survival game with elements of base defence. The game starts off badly with too much enjoyment taken away by the fact that you're constantly having to eat and drink all the time. Stamina also decreases ridiculously quickly. However after a few missions you get into the hang of the whole gathering cycle and it becomes a bit more fun. The story is pretty meh, which lets everything down. The characters are basically a bunch of NPCs that look after your base whilst you're out on missions. The enemies are pretty dumb, though half way through the game they suddenly throw a lot more difficult enemies at you. Overall it's an ok game if you like crafting and metal hear, but overall I just which they'd taken all the stuff was unfinished from phantom pain and completed it. I read there was another chapter and entire maps that got left out. They would have been better off finishing those. Expand
  4. May 30, 2021
    0
    Konami has time and time again **** on their best franchises. These **** heads even put out this piece of **** to spit on Kojima's legacy.
  5. Mar 2, 2018
    0
    Just a cash grab, and a soulless one at that. People ought to spend their money elsewhere
  6. Feb 20, 2018
    0
    this game should be played on a gamecube because it has the same graphics as the xone
  7. Feb 20, 2018
    0
    This game is god awful. This isn't Metal Gear any more than Fortnight's original game mode is. It's just a bunch of reused assets from MGSV inThis game is god awful. This isn't Metal Gear any more than Fortnight's original game mode is. It's just a bunch of reused assets from MGSV in a tower defence mode. What's worse is the fact that they somehow managed to make the Fox Engine feel clunky, not to mention the horrid UI. Do yourself a favor and save your money. This one's not even worth a sale, and the coop doesn't save it. Expand

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