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MGS4: Tactical Espionage Theatre Review with images

AdvantagesLooks pretty good, has some moments of glory

DisadvantagesDoesn't let you play nearly as much as it should

"...cinematic storytelling, with the original Metal Gear Solid, has deservedly gained legions of fans and "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" was set to be the culmination of a great saga. One of my friends found out I've gotten my hands on an early copy and asked if he could come over and watch; "Sure", I replied; "I'll probably be idly watching about as much as you anyway". === The Story === Fate insists on dealing _Solid Snake_ the cruellest ..." Read review
17.06.2008

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

A delicious cup of TEA!

AdvantagesGreat story, excellent mix of stealth and action, breathtaking graphics and very good sound.

DisadvantagesStory can be fairly complicated, too many cutscenes.

"...thirteen years since the first Metal Gear Solid game came out on the first PlayStation, and the developers haven’t been lazy since. Three other main games have been released, plus two PSP titles, a spin-off series and a remake. You can also expect to see a new game in the series called ‘Rising’ next year, and later this year a collection that includes two of the main games and one of the PSP titles. So, the series is showing no signs of slowing down ..." Read review
08.08.2011

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Patriot Gaming Review with images

AdvantagesOutstanding visuals, stunning game engine, ambitious, brilliantly designed

DisadvantagesArticulation of story lets it down a bit at times, numerous installations

"...songs and remixes from the Metal Gear archive can be unlocked or downloaded. Best of all is the optical camouflage suit, which mimics the colour and pattern of nearby scenery at the touch of a button, and if used properly, can make Snake blend in with his surrounds. The environmental details are some of the cleverest yet seen in a game. Enemies hear the whir of Snake’s nightvision goggles if you get too close, whilst the smell of smoke from his ..." Read review
23.10.2010

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Community Level 1WMRichardson

WMRichardson

MGS4, an interesting yet exciting game.

AdvantagesGreat graphics, great gameplay, great enemy AI.

DisadvantagesOnline play, installations.

"Metal gear Solid 4 is the final chapter in the story line of solid snake. The story line of the game carries straight on from that of Metal Gear Solid 2. Since the end of Metal gear solid (will now on be referred to as MGS) 2, the world has changed. ID tagged soldiers carry ID tagged weapons; everything is controlled by "the system" known the existing MGS fans as the patriots. You play the role of Solid Snake, the main protagonist of the first metal ..." Read review
09.07.2008

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Community Level 201wojtowicz

01wojtowicz

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Advantages+Amazing Gameplay +Brilliant Graphics +Cinematic +Immersive Storyline

Disadvantages-Install (only a very slight negative)

"...follows on from the previous metal gear solid games and is a direct sequel to MGS2. I'll state now, you don't need to have played the previous games to be able to play and understand this one, I'd only ever played MGS2 before this and that was years ago. However, I recommend that you read up on the internet on the storyline, even if you just use Wikipedia, as it is complex and might confuse you. Also the story is very important to the game as the ..." Read review
19.06.2008

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Community Level 1echo786

echo786

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

AdvantagesBreathtaking cinematics, superb gameplay, Kojima at his best.

DisadvantagesGame can be completed in under 10 hours, Metal Gear Online is a disappointment.

"...problem though. The problem is that Metal Gear Solid has always been associated with stealth, and an avoidance of combat. With MGO, there are no benefits to hiding - in a deathmatch its kill or be killed. It just feels that the MGO system is not fully developed, and players can be killed far too easily, stemming i assume from the games roots of avoidance of combat. Overall, lets just say we're lucky MGO is packaged along with MGS4, at no additional ..." Read review
08.08.2008

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 3davesmithton

davesmithton

Another masterpiece from Kojima

AdvantagesGreat storyline, Great graphics, Great gameplay

DisadvantagesTakes 4.6 GB minimum of memory to play, No wall hugs!!! Snake is old :(

"Review of Metal Gear Solid 4 Being a huge fan of the Metal Gear series, I try to write without bias. First of all I'll admit that I was slightly worried when the premise of playing as Old Snake was announced. I was also disappointed by the idea that the environment would be an open warzone, first stated in the previews. However, being the fan I am I bought it on release day with my friend who is also an avid Metal Gear fan (possibly moreso than ..." Read review
17.12.2008

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Advantagesstoryline, graphics, online, solid snake

Disadvantageshours and hours of cutscenes, to complex for newbies, end of an era

"...long awaited sequel to the Metal Gear Solid franchise. It wraps up the story of who the patriots are and how Solid Snake will live his life. Ive been a fan of the MGS franchise since MGS1 for the PS1 and I believe that this sequal is a pleasing and fulfilling end to what has been a great 10 years of gaming. You take the role of ex-pentagon and FOXHOUND agent Solid Snake. Your mission is yet again to save the world from terrorists and bring the world ..." Read review
23.07.2008

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Community Level 3Dr-Jones

Dr-Jones

Just awesome - as close to perfect as games are likely to get

AdvantagesJaw-dropping graphics, brilliant storyline, pulse-pounding soundtrack

DisadvantagesToo many weapons, some gameplay functions not well implemented

"...a very long time. Yes, Metal Gear Solid 4 is here at last. After months of waiting and speculation, delays and rumours, it's finally available for us all to enjoy. But was it worth the wait? Has it lived up to the hype? Does it provide resolution for one of the most beloved characters in the history of gaming? The answer, strangely enough, is a resounding yes. I've been a fan of the Metal Gear Solid series since the original was released back ..." Read review
13.10.2009

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

"War has changed"

AdvantagesAmazing backgrounds. level design. Intelligent enemies. Incredible story. Great new multiplayer.

DisadvantagesLiterally absolutely nothing.

"...collapsed asleep at 5am, satisfied. Whilest Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater was originally planned as the Metal Gear debut on Playstation 3, I was left grateful that that honour fell to it's sequal. The gameplay is far more action orientated than predesessors, although still keeping faithful in places to it's trail blazing stealth elements. In fact, to accomodate the greater action, gone is the finding food to keep up stamina from Snake Eater, ..." Read review
03.10.2010

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Community Level 1bondy100

bondy100

Metal Gear Solid 4 - Best Game Ever Made

AdvantagesAmazing graphics and sound, fun and original, huge longevity and too many others to mention

DisadvantagesThe cutscenes could be a little shorter, but they do tell the story very well

"...get the chance to pilot Metal Gear Rex and fight Metal Gear Ray my favourite part of the game is the final fight against Liquid/Ocelot, its a one on one CQC match where both men and literally fighting to the death, dont worry I wont give away the ending. There is so much more I could write about but I think I have spend too much time typing and you have spent too much time reading, so go and buy a copy of the game now. ..." Read review
08.08.2008

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Community Level 2wass007

wass007

The Best PS3 Game To Date Review with images

AdvantagesVisuals, Audio, Gameplay, Cutscenes, Multiplayer

DisadvantagesInstallations

"...with another game in the metal gear saga. Metal Gear Solid 4 has to be one of the most entertaining, breathtaking, gorgeous games ever created. And is also clearly the best looking game so far this generation. Story; The game takes place in 2014 which is five years after the evens of Metal Gear Solid 2. I'll try not to ruin the plot line too much, Snake (David Hayter) starts in mission by infiltrating a middle eastern city in persuit of his brother ..." Read review
18.06.2008

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Community Level 2The-Baron

The-Baron

Snake's swansong still one of the best games released.

AdvantagesGreat graphics, huge amount of weapons/items, very replayable

DisadvantagesSome parts pale in comparsion to others, some enemies not as inspired as previous ones

"...a big fan on the Metal Gear Solid series when I was younger, the only reason I played this game was because it came free with my Playstation 3; what a stroke of luck that was. It was the best looking game I had seen at the time, and the plot was like nothing I had seen before....it was genuinely good. Playings MGS4 feels literally like an interactive movie, not in the way that heavy rain does, but in a way that you are shown the entire, complete picture ..." Read review
09.03.2011

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Community Level 1Valad_Amoleo

Valad_Amoleo

Metal Gear Solid 4

AdvantagesGood multiple ways to play, incredible sound and graphics, cutscenes

DisadvantagesCutscenes, Installs

"Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. I got this with my PS3 from Currys. First the case: The normal plastic ps3 case covered by a card slip case. The slip case bears the same design as the normal case, I can't really see the point of it. Inside the case you can see the rear of the package design, which is plain red with the Kojima logo on the left panel and Metal Gear Solid 4 printed beneath the disc. Two booklets, one is the manual and ..." Read review
26.06.2008

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Community Level 4rob1001

rob1001

Senile, jeriatric espionage

AdvantagesBest game of 2008

Disadvantagesyou need a PS3

"...best games of all time metal gear solid comes to mind. It is in a class among the likes of zelda and final fantasy. The problem with these games is you always have your personal favourite. Mine has been Zelda- Ocarina of time for around 10 years now. I take this game as a comparison for all other games to see if they can come close to it. So far nothing has. When I picked up MGS 4 I honestly thought it would be rubbish. Its predecessors (MGS 1 - 3) ..." Read review
01.08.2008

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