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Not just Solid, but great!

Advantages: Interesting story; robust stealth system; rather funny writing; superb music and voice acting.
Disadvantages: Dated graphics; poor combat.

*I played Metal Gear Solid on PS Vita, downloaded from the Playstation Store. It's exactly the same as the original, but some controls are mapped to the touchpad with the absence of R2 and L2 buttons.* The Metal Gear series is so long and complicated th ...

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Stealth game in "it's actually good" shocker!

Advantages: Super graphics, gripping plot, fantastic environments, exciting soundtrack, mostly-great dialogue
Disadvantages: Perhaps slightly too short

Every so often a game will appear carrying months (and occasionally years) of hype and anticipation on it's shoulders. Some deliver the goods, and become regarded as classics (Final Fantasy VII, Silent Hill), whilst others stumble over their reputations w ...

tom1clare 29.11.2003 ˇ Read full review
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Stealth Like

Advantages: Great Gameplay and Sound Effects
Disadvantages: Too Short

Metal Gear Solid is an amazing game about a soldier codename Solid Snake who is a retired veteran of war. He is a very mysterious person, who has a lot of secrets that he doesn't want anyone to know about, he is afraid to open up to anyone, because he is ...

TallPaul73 09.07.2001 ˇ Read full review
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Benchmark Game -- Metal Gear Solid

Advantages: Varied weapons, enemies, great graphics, cut scenes 10/10
Disadvantages: Cut scenes can be repetitive, um changing of the two discs is annoying – really it’s a great game.

Metal Gear Solid is an interactive action movie. Hideo Kojima is a movie buff and you can tell from the opening cut scenes. Throughout the game Full Motion Videos (FMV) is used to join the various stages, you can turn off the subtitles, which make this ga ...

mmuk 30.09.2001 ˇ Read full review
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Possibly THE best game ever made

Advantages: Graphics, gameplay, drama, lots of re-play potential, very clever set-pieces
Disadvantages: possibly a little short

The basic storyline is that terrorists have threatened to launch a nuclear warhead within hours, unless the US government release "Big Boss'" remains from some years ago, and you - Solid Snake have to infiltrate their defences (Based in Alaska) in order t ...

M.T.J 23.01.2001 ˇ Read full review
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