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3.75 stars 3.75/5 Stars Average score of 4 user reviews spread across 13 releases and 0 DLC

A Solid Introduction 0

Ground Zeroes is an interesting game. As a bridge between Peacewalker and The Phantom Pain, it doesn't do a great deal of storytelling. In fact, most of the story cutscenes from Ground Zeroes have already been shown in promotional trailers for MGSV proper. It's also very brief - once you know what to do, it's possible to finish the story mission in a scant few minutes. At first glance, it appears that there simply isn't enough content to justify the asking price, but if you're willing to do some...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

An empty but engaging taste of what's to come 1

Snake/Big Boss himself.Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes takes place just a few months after the events of Peace Walker, the last previously released game in the series. Two characters prevalent in that game’s events, Paz (presumed dead) and Chico, have been captured and taken to an off-the-books American prison site called Camp Omega. Snake (really Big Boss, since this takes place in the older fiction) receives a distress call from Chico and plans to infiltrate the base, determined to res...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

MGS: Ground Zeroes - A Solid Opener 0

The most jaw-dropping thing about Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is its brevity. Despite all its brilliance, Metal Gear is known most for the cinematic leanings of its creator, Hideo Kojima. It came to a head during Metal Gear Solid 4, which reached amazing highs in gameplay, narrative, and fan-boyish nostalgia, but was laced with overly long interstitials crammed with far too much exposition.From the moment Ground Zeroes opens, things have changed. It’s no more than a few minutes of sc...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A great demo 0

The first thing to know about this game is that it's really short, that said, there isn't much else that I had a problem with.The AI was interesting, at points it seemed really smart, following me to hiding spots and flushing me out. There were also spots where I assume the AI couldn't reach so I would just be completely ignored while sniping NPCs all over the map.The story was pretty good, maybe a bit confusing, felt like it was pulled out of the middle of another game.This is the first Metal G...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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