Metal Gear Solid 4 Review - UK Official Playstation Magazine

The UK Official PlayStation Mag has got its Exclusive Review, and if there was ever any doubt, it has recieved a perfect score.

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paul_war3661d ago (Edited 3661d ago )

As if there was any doubt.

Edit: A couple more images

conjurdevil3661d ago

despite haters and fanboys this game is going to deliever one of the finest experiences a game can!! for me its just 30 days away!!

Genesis53661d ago

My biggest fear now is I won't been done GTA IV, before this game release.

badz1493661d ago

As happy I'm that this game got its 1st 10, I'm worried that it may have problems like the one with GTAIV but I hope not! 2 perfect 10 games in less than 2 months! how long was the wait for the magic 10 before GTAIV arrived again? I knew MGS4 will somehow get a couple of 10's but various sites like cough*gamespot*cough will find a way to ditch it from 10 as the game's PS3 exclusive! but congrats to Kojima production and consider a 1st day snatch from me! hats off!!

ps: I'll buy MGS4 anyway even without the 10's simply because it's MGS and Kojima!

Gunner_Ali3661d ago


Shadow Flare3661d ago

Its great its received a 10/10. But even if it recieved 8/10 i couldn't care less. That's the thing about the Metal Gear Solid series, the gameplay is always great in itself but it also has one of the best stories ever written. It's gets so freaking deep aswell...i don't even understand some parts. MGS2 just blew my mind with the story, who are the patriots? (btw i know now) Its so cool. Thats why im really excited for MGS4 cos it'll wrap everything up. And aside its fantastic story, it always has brilliant characters, excellent humour that cracks me up with every game (aka sticking a c4 on a soldiers back whilst he goes to the mens to do the do, and then detonating)..."what was that noise?"

I saw an article yesterday about the MGO beta closing too, and i couldn't comment at the time but i was really bummed about it. I read alot of people saying they didn't think it was that great, and seriously i thought the same. I thought it was a bit slow, the aiming was a little wierd and i didn't play it for a few days after my first try. Until i tried it again and its what i've been playing most lately. I freaking love that game, its actually one of the best online games i've played, yes it is. Its very tactical, teamwork based. I think it was the moment i realised you could play Snake that i couldnt put it down. I think its simply the CQC system that makes it so great. Yesterday i played a team deathmatch and hid round a corner, enemy came round, i grabbed him and while grabbing him i shot another enemy running towards me, then chucked the enemy i had to the ground a shot him...what other game does that? Its wicked.

And it keeps to the MGS theme very well. You can either play like its COD4 or you can play it like MGS, stealth. Like you can hide in a box or barrel and an enemy will run by and you just take shots at his melon. Really its one of the best online games out there, but you have to give it a chance. Sorry for that life story of a comment

theKiller3661d ago

10/10 is the least what it should get, it should get 11/10!!

Marceles3660d ago

You really wouldn't care if the game got 8/10? The thread would have 300 comments of mostly 360 fans taunting the game and probably saying it would've gotten a 10 if it was on the 360 lol...I'm glad as hell it got a 10, it should keep this thread peaceful.

Shadow Flare3660d ago (Edited 3660d ago )

If MGS4 got 8/10 sure i'd be a bit like...(wtf?), but so many of my favourite games have received crap scores. For instance on ps1 there's a game called Fantastic Four. Now i won't lie, yes that game is garbage, yet i absolutely love it. I can see why IGN gave it a 4/10 but i laugh my ass off whenever im playing it, the musics brilliant, the characters are 2D in a 3D world...the game stinks but i love it. And thats why reviews don't matter. I know what the MGS series means to me, and no-one elses opinion (aka reviews) will change that.

Resistance and Heavenly Sword...what scores did they get 8/10 and 7/10 respectively if i remember. So...i guess they're gonna be a little duff then. Uh no, i love both games. Resistance's gameplay is some of the best i've ever played, i love the weapons. And Heavenly Sword is epic, if a tad repetitve. If people listen to reviews too much, they will miss out on so many good games

PS. some games get 10/10's when they don't deserve it frankly. Yet some games which i feel should have like Final Fantasy VII didn't get across the board 10/10's.

It's each to his own, by my taste in games is different to others which is why i don't always follow reviews. If i did, i'd have missed out on some of the titles that are classics to me. MGS4 is no exception


ps. you know how i feel about xbox fans talking shat about the ps3 lol. I'd be in my element if that ever happened

"it would've gotten a 10 if it was on the 360"

-you missed out a word there. It should read,
"it would've gotten 10 discs if it was on the 360"

take it easy

Marceles3660d ago

lol shadow, thats the spirit :P

pharmd3660d ago

im all for this game, please dont get me wrong....

but doesnt this go back to the whole discussions earlier about how it seems no game should get a 10/10 when we were all talking about GTA4. i know this will be better than gta but its the same principle about calling a game "perfect", how will we score future games if this one is perfect yet others come along down the road being better?

ThatArtGuy3660d ago

10 does NOT mean perfect! It means extremely well executed. What's the point of having a 10 point system if 10's don't exist? It's like never giving out 4 star ratings for film because the "perfect" movie can't exist.

Should 10's be rare? Yes. Should they never be given out? No.

MADGameR3660d ago

Watch GT and GS give MGS4 like a 9.2 or something lol.

gaffyh3660d ago

OXM will give this 1/10 lol. I definitely think this should be GOTY and not GTA4, even though GTA4 will probably get higher sales.

ikkokucrisis3660d ago

...and I'm starting to get withdrawals,
1 More Month Aaaaaahhhh!!

glastic3660d ago

$10 says this game will only get 10's from Sony affiliates, like OPM, Gamesradar, PSU, and if Shane Bettenhausen does a review EGM. The MG series is way over-rated.

samfk3660d ago (Edited 3660d ago )

i want this game as much as the next man .i bought a ps3 4 mgs4 but cmon review 4 who for feckin ants!! i just hope the single player is better than the beta ive been playing cus thats less than impressive.that said sing plyr looks top from what ive seen . enuf poxy posts like this tho grrrrrrrrr

marionz3660d ago

awesome i hope mgs continues to get good reviews, i havnt got a ps3 yet but this is one of the games i was waiting for, now that theres more top quality exclusives coming out for the console im finding more and more reasons to pick one up, also nice to see that its not full of 360 fans in here moaning about the game, i do find it a bit sad when i check comments on storys about gears and banjo just to find the ps3 fanboys taking full controll and bashing every aspect of the games.

both consoles are pulling out the big guns at the moment and im glad to see the return of MGS, i would get a ps3 for that game alone

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Kraken3661d ago

of the Xbox 360 is only a month away!

Montrealien3661d ago

lol, funny. So wrong on so many levels.

Can`t wait for this game, great score and surely a game of the year contender.

wulan3660d ago

x360 died when GTA4 was launched

Montrealien3660d ago

two disconnected fanbots, enjoy your imaginary world where only one consoles exists, and others die even though 3 million plus bought GTA 4 on boths consoles.

A_PimpNamedSlikBak3660d ago

Poor poor MS they've been outsold the whole 2008 and the true @ss whooping has yet to begun.

Montrealien3660d ago (Edited 3660d ago )

sorry, make that three disconneted fanboys. lol

theredfoxisquick3660d ago (Edited 3660d ago )

Montrealien look like there's actually only one disconneted fanboy here.

PSMonster213660d ago

My question to you, Montrealian, is why do you bother coming to the open zone? I mean if you dislike fanboys why are you here? Is it because you enjoy calling other people fanboys and getting into arguments? Doing THAT, is almost worse than all the bashing the fanboys do in here. There is no need for it, they know they are fanboys, thats why THEY are in the OPEN ZONE. My suggestion to you is to leave the open zone and its fanboys and stay in the Gamer Zone. You will have a much more civil discussion there.

zapass3660d ago

couldn't say it better.

IzKyD13313660d ago

i wish the review was more in-depth

leon763660d ago

MGS4 = Masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Shaka2K63661d ago

The definition of perfection.

wulan3660d ago

MGS4 is the final nail in the coffin of x360

MGS4 and PS3 FTW

zethos563660d ago

How can the 360 almost be dead if it's still ahead of ps3 in sales???? for now anyway

Fishy Fingers3661d ago

10/10 was to be expected, especially from the Official PS mag. Lets see if MGS can keep it up.

I have no doubt this will be a 10/10 for me :)

anh_duong3661d ago

actually OPM are very critical to a lot of PS3 games. check their reviews of all the ps3 exclusives if you don't believe me.

Fishy Fingers3661d ago

Oh, I don't doubt it. But I couldnt blame them for being slightly bias, especially as they're probably all big MGS fans.

LSDARBY3661d ago

Ive only known OPM give out 3 10/10s to ps3 games. COD4, GTAIV and now MGS4. COD & GTA were deserving imo.

SPARTAAN3661d ago

they gave
gow2 8/10
resistance 7/10

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