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    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

    Game » consists of 21 releases. Released Jun 12, 2008

    In 2014, war has become so routine that it is at the core of the global economy. A rapidly aging Solid Snake picks up his gun and embarks upon his final mission in this epic tale of tactical espionage action -- the conclusion to the Solid Snake saga.

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    I know writers who use subtext, and they're all cowards! 1

    I've always felt that Hideo Kojima is a really talented man, but a poor writer.I wouldn't usually start a review talking about the story, but Metal Gear is just one of those series.MGS4 feels like a creation that wasn't given enough time, written by a man who is extremely tired of his creation. Meant to be an ending to the franchise, it tries to do everything and fails at most of the things.The story feels like a much more integral part of this game than even of previous games. The cutscenes of...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    Jaw Dropping 0

    Metal Gear solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is without a doubt the ultimate Metal Gear experience for any fan of the series and an absolute must have for any PS3 owners looking for a good game and a reason to justify their purchase of a PS3. It pretty much answers every question you had on its previous entries. Metal Gear solid 4 has been completely re hauled in the gameplay department. It plays very different from it's predecessors. Although at the same time it's more accessible to western audie...

    12 out of 14 found this review helpful.

    MGS4 blurs the line between cinematography and gameplay. 1

    Metal Gear Solid has always been praised (and sometimes bashed) by it's long cutscenes, movie-style cinematography and mind bending plot twists. Metal Gear Solid 4 continues this trend by not only reaching this goal, but by blasting it into hyper-space. But what hasn't been done well in a Metal Gear Solid game is a perfect control system, an in-depth and varied gameplay and intense action, to which Metal Gear Solid 4 not only improves upon these elements, but perfects them.Snake's final chapter ...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    This game offers just as many reasons not to play as it does to play it. 6

    From its beginnings in 1987, the Metal Gear series has always had a notable presence in the video game community. This holds especially true for Guns of the Patriots, as it seeks to wrap up the Metal Gear storyline with one last hurrah. In this light, the Metal Gear saga ends on a rather conflicted note. After all, Guns of the Patriots is not without its flaws. The story is needlessly drawn out and has a penchant for the absurd, and many of its side features are awkward, at best. In spite of the...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    Cinamatic Perfection 0

    Metal Gear Solid is one of those single player experiences that anyone who calls themselves a gamer would be crazy to miss. Hideo Kojima has ended the tale of Solid Snake with an experience that can not be called anything other than epic. Given the story can at times seem a bit over the top it is so well presented it and a few movement / control shortcomings can easily be forgiven. This is single player experience any fan of the series ( or anyone new abet some brushing up on MGS history would b...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    A strong title in which anyone with a PS3 should consider playing 0

    Konami’s highly anticipated stealth game, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, had a very large obligation to fulfill.  For one, it needed to introduce a new audience to the universe, but while at the same time, keeping faithful fans of the franchise pleased with what they’ve become accustomed to from past releases.  Meaning, it had to keep with its traditions, but also needed to expand on it in a way -- more specifically, in terms of gameplay -- that goes beyond the traditional ways of wha...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Metal Gear Solid 4 0

    Damn!That was pretty much my initial reaction to playing Metal Gear Solid 4. I was all hyped, but I had it in the back of my mind that I might be disappointed. We all remember that first demo, where Kojimi showed off the infamous ball-grab in the heat of the Middle East. By the time I got to the first big battle, I was floored. The intensity of trying to stay hidden in the midst of massive explosions had absolutely astounded me. From then on, I knew I was right where I wanted to be. The game con...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    MGS4 is the type of game worth owning a PS3 for 2

    There are certain franchises that every gamer knows of. Final Fantasy is one of them, as is Metal Gear Solid, Hideo Kojima's intricate brainchild. However, as well-known as the name Solid Snake is, the series has always divided the audience: a story that can be hard to keep track of with its numerous twists and turns, as well as gameplay that hardly evolved in a meaningful way between the first Metal Gear Solid on PSX and Metal Gear Solid 3 on the PS2 have kept many a player at bay. With Metal G...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Absolution and Impotence (Or the end of the conspiracy era) 0

    Metal Gear Solid 4 : Guns of the Patriots: The supposedly FINAL rendition of one of the most popular and bat**** insane franchises in the history of the industry. Story : Here’s something to think about. Guns of the Patriots is the first Metal Gear game in about ten years where you actually play as Solid Snake. Yes, after ten years of having Solid Snake dangled in front of us, only to be baited and switched into playing the rest of the game as a more androgynous blonde cretin, or tricked into p...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    The best game of 2008 0

    The Metal Gear Series are the reason to buy any playstation hardware:- I actually bought a Sony TV for my dorm room when my roomate decided to buy a Playstation just so we could play MGS- I bought PS2 when MGS2 was being release on the PS2 - I bought my PSP to play Metal Gear Acid and- I recently bought my PS3 MGS4 bundle I have no hesitation in calling myself an MGS fanboy and the latest game in the series is a vindication of my blatent fanboyism. The game is superb in all aspects and blends ci...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Badly In Need of Editors 4

    There's a gem of a "stealth action on the battlefield" game buried deep within this title.  It has an excellent amount of combat depth, an extensive moveset, and a complex weapon upgrading system that makes the battlefield stealth a blast to play and gives it tons of replayability.Unfortunately, that excellent game, that shiny nugget of fun, is smothered in layers of some of the most obnoxious, convoluted verbal feces to ever grace a visual medium.  Not two hours into the game I was mashing the ...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: The best game ever made 0

    This game is the reason I bought a PS3 and why others NEED to buy a PS3.  This is the game that gives PS3 the title of most sophisticated next generation system out.  The most oblivious great thing about MGS4 is the graphics.  These have been the best graphics for a year and a half (until Uncharted 2 came out), but still out shine most games today.  My personal favorite part is the story.  While it has had a lot of criticism for being 'boring' or 'more like a movie than a game', this isn't true....

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Best game on the PS3, as simple as that!!! 0

    To put it simply if u have a PS3 then you should get this game. It could be debatable if u should buy a ps3 just for mgs4 but lets not go into that. So to start things off I hated playing mgs1 and 2 , I liked watching them but I found the gameplay just very anoying. But when I started it up I was like Is this a Metal gear game? The gameplay just feel so improved compared to the last games and everything feels like a giant step up from the old ones.The Level and environment designs look so great ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Liquefying the Solid Metal. 3

    This, is a Sneaking Mission.Solid snake is on another sneaking mission and this time, he is determined to settle everything. Many gamers around the world have been waiting to get their hands on this game for a long while, and after watching all those teasers the game has finally come out. And it turns out that it definitely did live up to the expectations. The story of the game is everything everyone wanted it to be. All the loose ends are tied together, every little detail is covered, and all q...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    MGS4: Review 0

      Hey hey hey, it's Zabu and here be my MGS4 review...I'll post more of my (old) reviews as soon as my blog stops being a douche!!(As always all feedback is welcome)What can easily be touted as the best PS3 exclusive title and the game most wanted by 360 gamers, MGS4 is ready to tell the finale of the epic story that is Solid Snake.Hideo Kojima has been dispersing information about Snakes life for the past 12 years that, in the games world, has spanned over 5 decades…Do the long, convoluted pup...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    MGS4 is this generation's most important game 0

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Metal Gear Solid. A series often associated with words like: amazing cutscenes, cinematic story, and revolutionary gameplay. Metal Gear Solid 4 is no exception to the series and delivers on all fronts. The hours of cinematics are enthralling and touching, Snake and Otacons journey is full of emotional happenings and is sure to keep anyone hooked. The gameplay is of course, exceptional and often times had my mouth hanging open in surprise to the brilliant ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    'Metal Gear Solid 4' is a masterpiece despite a few flaws 0

    Published: Friday, July 18, 2008 - 2:00 am By Frank AndersonWRITING FOR LINK Related clicks: 'Mario Kart' for Wii is fun for all gamers (07/11/08) "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" has been hailed as the game that will make buying a PS3 worthwhile, and on many fronts it holds up to the hype. It has some of the most amazing production values of any game ever created. The "Metal Gear" series has created enough loose ends that it would take more than a few games to tie them all up satis...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Snakes Final Mission 0

    Solid (Old) Snake is back in MGS4 in what will be his final mission. I want to clear up something right from the start, this game is amazing, however it is not a game for everyone. Visually MGS4 is easily one of the most beautifully rendered games you have ever seen. From the impressive player models to the attention to detail in all the locations you will get to explore, much love has been put into this title and it shows. The story is complicated, so complicated that the final cutscene is ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    MGS4 is a great game, shame it's not it's own game. 0

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a great game. Being the fourth game in the Metal Gear Solid franchise gives the game all of it's strengths, but ultimately ends up being it's biggest weakness too.MGS4 is, mechanically, an improved, westernized version of Metal Gear Solid 3. They fixed up the previously horrible shooting controls, simplified the camouflage, and removed the survival elements. It's just a shame that they didn't think to transfer the greatest part of MGS3 - the amazing st...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Goodbye, old friend 0

    The wait is finally over, and the final chapter of the Metal Gear Solid series has arrived. Since being shown at E3 2006, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has been one of the most anticipated games this generation. After exploring Snake’s father, Big Boss, in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Kojima has returned to the original plot-lines started in previous games in an attempt to tie everything together into one cohesive story. With all the hype surroun...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Great, but Disappointing 0

    Originally posted on my blogIt’s time for the moment many of you have been waiting for: my review of Hideo Kojima’s epic masterpiece: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. SPOILER ALERT: This review may contain story spoilers. Read at your own risk! Operating mostly on the basis of a promised beautiful, cinematic, amazing future of games, the PS3 launched back in November of 2006 with many of its purchasers anxiously awaiting the arrival of one specific game: Metal Gear Solid 4. Arriving qui...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    A Fitting Final for an Old Hero 0

    Wow, 10 years ago a game from Konami arrived at US shores a game called Metal Gear Solid for Playstation.  This game was to pioneer cinematic fusion of game and movies.  Now ten years later its finishing up.  The game is definitely for any body who likes Metal Gear and gives some fun gameplay for those who are just jumping in.GraphicsVery beauiful engine.  The game runs smoothly majority of the time while showing great detail.  This is a good flagship title for the PS3.SoundGreat music, great gu...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Wake Me When it's Over 3

    Metal Gear Solid 4 is an interesting game to review because there really isn't anything quite like the Metal Gear series in the gaming world. It's a series with a rabid following and with moments of true brilliance and gameplay nirvana sprinkled throughout its history starting back in 1998. Over the past several years the titles have veered off into wildly different directions with varying results - some good, some lacking. While the first game in the series was groundbreaking, the second was la...

    4 out of 10 found this review helpful.

    Intense Gameplay Steals the Show 0

    Bullets whiz over your prone body as you sneak through the forest. Mortar fire can be heard in the distance, screeching above. The mortar strikes the ground with force, kicking up dust, dirt and debris, eliciting a wince. You keep going–after all, you’ve got a job to do. You continue your long, slow crawl through the muck. From the east comes a squadron of militia fighters who do not notice you hiding in some high grass. They push forward while you follow close behind, careful to not arouse susp...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Kept You Waiting Huh? 0

    After waiting several years for this game it was definitely worth it. The game stunning visuals and in depth cut scenes make it a joy to sit down and play. The plot is so involving sometimes you lose track of time. All of your metal gear solid questions are definitely answered in this installment of metal gear. The game play itself is quite good the fact that you can go through the whole game without even killing anyone. Its the best of the series in my opinion and i love the online portion of t...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    An amazing achievement. One of the best games ever made. 2

     The good: Amazing graphics and sound New and innovative gameplay Intelligent AI One of the best stories ever created in video games Extremely customisable Unique boss fights The bad: LONG cutscenes (can be a good thing depending on the player) Scattered install and load times FaceCamo does not disappear during cutscenes For over ten years, the Metal Gear Solid series has told a compelling story with interesting characters. Metal Gear Solid 4 concludes the events of the first three games in ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Best Ps3 Game So Far. 0

    I know this is 6-7 months old, but I had to write a review for this classic, and well made game. This is very different from the others before it. "The watergate scandel" joke is right out the window, and they made room for the best game of 2008. One of my favorite scenes had to be the microwave part where he is fighting within an inch of his life, and you have the sad music in the background. Most people thought the cutscenes were to long, but what do you think they made a skip button for? I lo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    A decent game held back by its Plot Delivery Mechanism. 0

     Having only recently been able to afford a PS3, i've spent the last week or so playing the exclusives that i'd looked forward to prior to Sony pricing me out the market. One such title is Metal Gear Solid 4. Having been a fan of the series since MGS on the Playstation, i've been looking forward to MGS4 a fair bit and for the most part it doesnt disappoint. In MGS4 players take the role of Solid Snake, an elite infiltrator formerly of Foxhound, now currently tooling around with Otacon, ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Another Masterpiece from Kojima 0

    This Review contains spoilers. Solid Snake made his gaming debut in 1987 on the original NES You can fight and kill your fellow Metal Gear fans in MGS4's online mode, Metal Gear Online.Metal Gear, and after many spin-offs, sequels, and prequels, 21 years later, he's back for more for his final mission. War has changed. The PMC's that are fighting in the battlefields are being controlled via nano-technology. Their thouhts, their actions, their sight, and all their senses are being controlled....

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    The best game I have ever played! 0

    This game is the single reason I own a PS3. I had been waiting 4 years for this game since finishing MGS3 and heard that 4 was in the pipeline. I have been a loyal follower of the MGS series since Shadow Moses all those years ago and own all of the games including Substance and Subsistence! The graphics in the game are some special with superb environments that make you believe you are in the various places that the story takes you. The characters in the game again look amazing with a couple ge...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    The old man and the C4 0

    (This is a review from my own blog and podcast)There are three questions that a gamer needs to ask him or herself regarding Metal Gear Solid 4. The first is whether you enjoy stealth-action games. The likes of Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed have set the bar high in the past few years, largely inspired by this series. Fortunately unlike previous games the rigid enforcement of stealth has been relaxed in all but a few places and a player could quite happily charge through most of the game, gun...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    PS3 has finally received its Game of the Year candidate. 2

    It is finally here. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is in the hands of every raging fanboy in a 3,000,000 mile radius. This game has been shown by Kojima in E3 and TGS' for years and we are finally able to play Solid Snake's last mission ever.The story revolves around Solid Snake or in this case, Old Snake. He has been sent out to defeat his arch-nemesis and clone brother, Liquid Snake who has since taken over Revolver Ocelot thanks to an arm transplant. Calling himself Liquid Ocelot, h...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Metal Gear Solid 4 is a game that will leave you speechless 2

    Story: Your Solid snake or old snake which ever you wish. Your back to stop liquid from enslaving humanity and launching his nukes.Missions: 5 acts split into sectors. Range from driving a mech to killing bosses. Missions(acts) range from 2-5 hours eachControls: Easy controls to learn and make the game very easy to play. Standard FPS controls in a stealthy game.Features:Amazing Graphics and Audio,Conclusions to the story,Lots of weapons and customization optionsAI: The AI in this game is amazing...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    You've done well Snake 0

    Ahh MGS$, where to start? How bout this game is awesome. Everything about this game is awesome. And everything that bothered me in past MGS games is now awesome. From the moment you put the disc in, there is non-stop action. Traveling country to country and watching the story unfold with beautiful in-game cutscenes. Sometimes the story can be a little over the top but it really doesn't matter at this point. Personally the biggest improvement for this game was the controls. The controls are reall...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Marley's Adventure with Metal Gear Solid 4 0

         Okay, here is my adventure with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. One day I just decided to live up to all the hype, and play the game. So I went over to my friend's, asked him if could play it, and it was all over from there. I really had to say that this is so far the best game, on the Playstation 3. The cut scenes are insanely long, but for someone that actually wants to become a film maker, I was generally pleased with these cut scenes. They were executed perfectly, because no p...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    An amazing experiene, Game of the Year for 2008 0

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is easily the best gameplay experience in the metal Gear Solid frachise. It also includes many great little touches that any fan of the series will love. The boss fights are incredible. including the end fight(I won't spoil it for you if you have not played, by the way play it). The music and the overall sound effects are truely incredible. The rumble inclusin truelly makes owning a Dual Shock 3, worth it. It takes you back to some of the memerable locati...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Metal Gear Solid 4 Review 0

    Alright guys, here we go with my review of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.Let me just start off by saying that this is probably one of the best games I have ever played. I have always been a fan of the franchise ever since the original Metal Gear Solid was released on the Playstation 1 system. Ever since then, I have followed the series through every iteration and have found myself to be emotionally attached to the characters. The fourth iteration in the series takes place in the not t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Kojima san, thank you for this masterpiece! 0

    Alright, my first review for this truly new awesome site. Jeff, Ryan, Brad, Vinny, I salute you.   The first true great PS3 exclusive is a little late in the game, but it's finally here. Hideo Kojima sure kept us waiting, but Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is out, and it does not disappoint. For me, it's the most fun I've had on my PlayStation 3 this year.   Graphically, you've got to see it to believe it. Kojima went for a truly cinematic approach to telling the story, so most of the ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Thanks for (bringing back) the memories 5

          I won't lie to you, I am a Metal Gear Solid fanboy. The original is my all-time favorite game, I could go on for months about how much I love everything about Snake Eater, and I still play Sons of Liberty to collect dog tags. I hold the series above any other video gaming saga to date.       As Guns of the Patriots approached, I knew that I would need this game. I saved my pennies for a Playstation 3 and a copy of my game. Finally, the day came, and I went to pick up the final entry in the...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Review 0

    I never beat games this fast, I usually never even beat games to begin with. The Metal Gear series has always been a different beast to me however. Ever since I played Metal Gear Solid back in the day I was hooked on the story of Solid Snake. When MGS4 came out I wanted nothing more than to beat it as fast as I could just so I could know the story, and have some sort of closure to this adventure I've been playing since 1998. That's just what I did, I bought the game when it came out on Thursday,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Amazing! 1

        This has to be one of the greatest games I have ever played in my time. The combination of the beyond words storyline and great game play scores this a 5 for me. Some see the story as a little over the edge, but if you have the time to play this game make sure to watch all the cut scenes. Even if you haven't played the old Metal Gears this one will clue you in on everything that has happened in the past ones and for those of you great metal gear fans all your questions shall be answered. Thi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 0

    I've been enjoying my Playstation 3 since I got it, but some people insist MGS4 is the only game possibly worth getting the system for. It is one of the reasons I made the purchasing decision I did, and I'm glad I was finally able to play it.Over the years, the Metal Gear Solid story has grown and twisted itself out of control, and one of the main concerns going into this game was that Hideo Kojima and crew would be unable to wrap everything up in a satisfying way by the time it was over. There ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Metal Gear!? 0

    From Metal Gear Solid on the Playstation to Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater on the PS2 the MGS franchise has always been one of the most highly regarded in the video game industry. With this franchise came unique gameplay, amazing storytelling and top of the line visuals. But how do you end a series that is beloved by so many? You do it in style and Hideo Kojima with his amazing development team have proved once again how great this series is. You will be absolutely overwhelmed with emotions as ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Yes it is that good 0

    5/5 So far the best game this year. Easy better than GTA4. I really cant find that much to complain about.I can seep and understand that people complain about not being able to play for long period of times and just sitting and watching the game but if you buy a Metal Gear Solid game and complain about that is like buying a RTS game and complaining about you not being able to play it in first person mode.I think this game is as close to perfection we will come in a few years. (This is just how i...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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