Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Woah! Did ya see that? Seriously, did ya see that?! That was Snake. Hell damn fart! He's just that good! Woah! Did ya see that too? Nah, sorry, that was a silly reviewer getting carried away in a crazy little world, but that's exactly what Metal Gear Solid lets you do. Bridging the gap between films and games, Hideo Kojima's masterpieces let people everywhere witness insane stories, mystifying plot twists, bizarre characters and tremendous heroes in a way that is somehow utterly believeable. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots continues this fine tradition with...

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When people think of Metal Gear, they tend to think of Playstation, despite the series not originating with Sony, detailed cutscenes, on a par with any lengthy film, and some of the finest stealth action ever to appear in a videogame. After two outstanding adventures on Playstation 2, in the form of Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater, Solid Snake arrives on Sony's latest beast, with extra-long cutscenes and, once again, some of the most enjoyable sneaking possible. Retaining all of the best elements of previous outings, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots skips forwards in the timeline to finally provide answers for many of the questions raised earlier in the series. With old faces returning, new threats emerging, more weapons than there are sticks to shake at stuff, and spangly high-definition villages and landscapes to explore, Guns of the Patriots seems to have lived up to the hype and expectation.

The first thing players will Story outline

Stealth gameplay, combat action, bosses

Character interaction, cutscenes, choice

Visuals, character models, backgrounds, in-jokes

Classic music and new interesting themes aligned to the modern world, voicework, sound effects

Online, Metal Gear Online not considered (separate entity)

Overall conclusions and lasting impressions. Will it be the last?

Game details

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Review summary


Absolutely brilliant stealth action


Literally untouchable. Perfection


Great voicework and music


A great plot with lots of replay value



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