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Metal Gear SolidVideo Game (Action Adventure, Third-Person Shooter)

Metal Gear Solid (Japanese: メタルギアソリッド, Hepburn: Metaru Gia Soriddo?, commonly abbreviated as MGS or MGS1) is an action-adventure stealth video game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and first published by Konami for the PlayStation in 1998. The game was directed, produced and co-written by Hideo Kojima and serves as a sequel to the MSX2 versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, which Kojima also directed. The suffix Solid has several meanings as it not only references... View more [Wikipedia]

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9.0Fantastic!

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nameplz wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

1 month ago

I haven't played nearly enough to rate it, but so far this game is a disappointment. I like how the stealth works, and the story so far is intriguing, albeit sometimes the cutscenes can drag at times (I'm ok with this since Hideo Kojima put a lot of effort into the characterization), but Metal Gear Solid has some of the worst controls I've used in ANY video game I've ever played. The camera can't be adjusted, and the aiming system for the guns is pretty much designed to get you killed (as though Konami couldn't make the enemies actually dangerous and instead had to make Snake play like a cripple to encourage you to use stealth). It's one thing to die because you legitimately screwed up; it's another to die constantly because you can't properly aim a friggin pistol. This game was made in 1998; it's not like there was no feasible way to make the enemies challenging but still have a good aiming system. I'm shocked that, from what I hear, this is also true with the sequels.

Gries MGS 4, ground Zeroes and Peace Walker are the only entries in the series that have decent to good gameplay. If you priotise controls over presentation, then the Splinter Cell franchise might be more up your alley. Imho Splinter Cell 1-3 > MGS 1-3

1 month ago

nameplz Thanks. Also I think MGS3 isn't that bad if you play Subsistence, from what I hear, since it has a 3rd person camera. I'm just a bit baffled as to why every review here gives MGS a 9 or a 10, and half of them even say it was good at the time, as though that automatically means it will stand up today. Games can tell great stories because they are interactive, but when there's a glitch in the interactivity (ie crap control), the story goes down the toilet. Snake's supposed to be the best soldier on the planet, for crying out loud, yet he can't even shoot a gun!

1 month ago

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6 months ago

"SNAKE! SNAKE!! SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!!!! … it's 2:00 pm."

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10 months ago

Metal cover by Daniel Tidwell.

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9.0

Bimmy Lee wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

11 months ago

Metal Gear Solid was a game I got many Christmases ago and my first foray into the world of tactical stealth gameplay. The puzzles presented to players are really cleaver, such as looking on the physical game case to find a codex number and, switching controller ports to effectively fight a certain boss. The characters were really nicely fleshed out too and listening to the stories of how the bosses came to be at Shadow Moses after Snake defeats them has always been something I was interested in revisiting.

10.0

Pudding wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

11 months ago

Metal Gear Solid changed the gaming landscape forever the day it was released. MGS showed the world (and the industry) what the medium was truly capable of. Games were no longer simply a fun past-time activity. Games were a chance to completely immerse players into believable worlds filled with characters you deeply cared about, boosted by a story that would keep you on your toes up until the very end. MGS is, without a doubt, a masterpiece and a true classic. One that hasn't aged a single day. And for all of that and more, Kojima deserves all the praise of this world.
Pros: Fantastic cast of characters, extraordinary and thought-provoking writing, amazing voice acting, incredible story(telling), excellent music, brilliant game design, awesome visuals, great gameplay and level design that hold up well to this day, superb and highly memorable boss fights, the little things that blow your mind, impeccable atmosphere
Cons: /

Erektionsite Hey that "/" was an essential part of the game! I wouldn't consider it a con.

11 months ago

Pudding

11 months ago

Gries Backtracking for a sniper rifle was the only part about this game I didn't like when I first played it in 2012. Truly a masterpiece. The Best is Yet to Come is probably one the best songs ever used in a video game.

11 months ago

Pudding I usually don't like backtracking, but those 2 times you were forced to backtrack in MGS weren't that bad, since it took you at most 15mins to do it.

11 months ago

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1 year ago

Anyone not seen this piece of gold yet?

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Erektionsite They're the best!

1 year ago

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1 year ago

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Brent Adams wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

1 year ago

The title that defined the 'modern era' of gaming for me. Cinematic (perhaps to a fault), ridiculously creative, and always fun. This was the high-water mark in gaming for years afterward. The open-ended play style that allowed players to approach each situation or problem with their own strategy (whether stealth or action or both) made for an exceedingly rewarding experience and offered countless opportunities for replay.

9.5

benace75 wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

1 year ago

Though its age shows, Metal Gear Solid is still a masterpiece that is still mind-blowing to this day. The gameplay is top-notch but I feel like MGS shines the most when it comes to the soundtrack and story telling. The way each of the cinematic cutscenes are presented makes this game feel like an interactive movie done better than some of Hollywood's best efforts. Everything in the game shows high quality form the well-developed characters to each of the memorable boss fights. I now realize why this game is widely considered one of the best games of all time.

Aramonde You beat it pretty fast, now im interested to see if you like MGS2.

1 year ago

benace75 Well not yet but I wanted to say my opinions of the game now because now that school started for me, it might be a little while until I can play it again. I'm pretty sure that I'm almost half-way through though.

1 year ago

Gries MGS 2 is the worst piece of shit ever, according to some frantic lunatics on teh internets. And me.

1 year ago

9.0

nodley wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

1 year ago

Dated now but in its day awesome.

Aramonde that game to this day is still great. If you can get past the graphics.

1 year ago

Explojin

2 years ago

Nooo! Metal Gear Solid has already fallen from the top spot... you heathens!

10.0

Michael Z wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

2 years ago

In the seemingly never-ending debate as to whether games are art or not, MGS is an example I always quote when making the point that, yes, indeed, they can be. It breaks the fourth wall on a regular basis (for instance during the Psycho Mantis fight) and requires the player to reflect on his or her virtual bloodlust. For the sake of sounding hopelessly pretentious, it's probably the first postmodern video game ever made. Oh, and it's rather awesome too.

10.0

Firion wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

2 years ago

Stealth Action Redefined. Although not untrue this statement barely scratches the surface. This is one of the earliest and most important games to prove that video games can tell real meaningful stories. The gameplay is fun, unique, tight, and pulse pounding but the story shines more than anything. When you play this game you really feel like you're the main character Solid Snake, you feel like you're sneaking around enemies and learning more about the mission, and you learn to not always believe what you're told. It's a game that feels real, the story feels plausible despite how unlikely it is, it's a piece of fantasy set in the real world. The graphics may not hold out, but the soundtrack, gameplay, story and characters make up for i

10.0

Jonathan Oyama wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

2 years ago

Metal Gear Solid changed how everyone developed cutscenes in video games. The polygon animation now looked more lifelike than ever before. The director, Hideo Kojima, created one of the most memorable storylines involving genetic experiments and nuclear weapons. No other game has been able to replicate the same grim theatrics as Metal Gear Solid.

Aramonde wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

2 years ago

It was the first game that introduced me to serious storytelling in games. The voice acting is one of the best in medium. The boss battles your so unique especially Psycho Mantis. It put the stealth action genre on the map. The graphics don't hold up well now, but anything from the PS1/N64era rarely does.

9.0

Bass260 wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

2 years ago

A must play for anyone that considers themselves a gamer. The level design, script, and voice acting were all very original and groundbreaking at the time, and still hold up well. Every boss plays different; it's unbelievable. I can't even imagine what playing this back in 98 must have been like!

10.0

Kaleb Grein wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

3 years ago

What makes MGS1 my favorite in the series is unclear. Maybe because each game got closer to a more human, aesthetic pace, while MGS1 felt more unreal and action-packed. Something like that.

Concerning the selfish gene and renegade terrorism, story is of course no small part of the ride. But along with it there's plenty of third-and-first-person shooting, innovative stealth, and action of all kinds mixed together just right. Though it never gets too over the top or leans more toward one aspect than others, it also doesn't get dull or drag along in any part too much. Famous for popularizing stealth action and commonly being considered the best title on PlayStation, it's hard to turn down the original Metal Gear Solid.

9.5

Leo Barbosa wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

3 years ago

Well, fascinating, from the first 2 minutes until the end this game just caught me, it was a little harder than expect and I cried a lot when I left Meryl die (yeah, I left), but I just couldn't find anything in this game that could lower its score... ok, the gameplay is not good and the camera style is a piece of shit, but the game is so nice, I can't punish it because of its style.

9.5

Big Boss wrote his opinion about Metal Gear Solid

3 years ago

Kind of dated now but at its release the stealth gameplay and cinematic storytelling was head-turning.

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  • Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GC)

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