Famitsu Reviews MGS4 .... 40/40

Neogaf: "Only seven games so far have received perfect scores. They are listed in chronological order:

1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998, Nintendo, for Nintendo 64)
2. Soulcalibur (1999, Namco, for Dreamcast)
3. Vagrant Story (2000, Square Co., Ltd., for PlayStation)
4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2003, Nintendo for Nintendo GameCube)
5. Nintendogs (2005, Nintendo, for Nintendo DS)
6. Final Fantasy XII (2006, Square Enix, for PlayStation 2)
7. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008, Nintendo, for Wii)"

Ruliweb: "Quality and Volume is astounding. Fans will like it. Newbies are welcomed through many friendly systems.
Even Gamers that are bad at action games need to play it. MGS Online is included. Cant see a single flaw

Espionage Action and Bossbattles are Intact. Buying Stuff and custumizing is fun
The Cutscenes are astounding and there are many of the,
Online Play is included which is nice

I think there are a little too many cutscenes
Yet You will watch them till the end
Many Extra Content
The Online plays like the main game
A lot of replayability

Octocamo is easy to use
Dont have any problems with the quality of the cutscenes
Too many characters. You will need to play the previous games
Online play is unique"

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sonarus3479d ago

What more do you want. officially stamped with a seal of excellence by Famitsu

Jamie Foxx3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

sales should go through the roof,famitsu is like the bible in japan for gamers

famitsu has only given a perfect score 7 times before their only blemish....nintendogs lol

Lord Anubis3479d ago

well if it's perfect by Famitsu standards nothing else matters.

chaosatom3333479d ago

Obama winning.

EPIC is word we need here.

MikeGdaGod3479d ago

off-topic: and i just have to say, as a young black male living in the US, i can't begin to describe the feeling i have tonight. i, along with my friends and family, never thought i'd live to see the day when a black person (male or female) would have a real shot at the presidency. this is truly a historic day.

on-topic: MGS4 IS THE SH!T.........good night

themyk3479d ago

9.9 from ign. which would have been a 10 if they didn't waste it on gta4.

and a 40/40 from famitsu

nuff said.

Jamie Foxx3479d ago

im black an from the UK and we are proud of obama the proudness is international bruv

ATLRoAcH3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

...MGS4 deserves this score. I haven't played it but I'm confident. A true accomplishment.

(side note)

I'm really happy about Obama winning. He deserves it because in my opinion he'll make a better president than anyone else who ran/ is running. I don't want another run of the mill republican to be president . I've never been inspired by any president/presidential candidate like I am by Obama. A true accomplishment.


I'm white. I'm voting for him. I know what you're saying though.

snakeater33479d ago

obama was better than hillary but he s going to have a hard time winning against mccain with all those white democrats changing sides just because they wouldnt feel comfortable voting a black man

fury3479d ago

8 days until judgement day. i can't take it any longer...
the score is well-deserved, this will certainly be an epic gaming experience.

and of course:

Obama FTW!

Dream Machine3479d ago

Sooooo off-topic but Obama IS Bi-Racial you know, what is this 21st century one-drop rule?

MGS/Obama FTW. He should be an unlockable.

InMyOpinion3479d ago

What did Famitsu give Haze? 34/40? MGS 4 is up there with...Nintendogs? Wow, seems like a reliable site lol!

perseus3479d ago

Dude, I'm white and from Canada, and I'm proud of Obama. It ain't just international, it's interracial.

On topic: I will be buying this.

Lifendz3479d ago

broadcast the exclusive hit you have on your hands for all of North America to see Sony. This game will move units.

theKiller3479d ago

MGS4 is the game of the decade!!

was there in doubts about it not getting 10/10? well yes by MS payed websites which r


and more but at least these sites r for sure!!

The Wood3479d ago

'black person (male or female)'........... what other types are there??

are the other types the ones helping the bioshock team? ;)


Montrealien3479d ago

nice, so this game is in the same league as Nintendogs, lol

It was a must buy for me, even if it would not of received a perfect score form Famistu, can' t wait to put my hads on this sucker.

Tarasque3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

This is why i quit going by review's anymore. People can't put truth into there reviews anymore. Super Smash Brother's for the wii, Perfect Score. Give me a break. I know MGS4 is not perfect cause i played the beta. I would deduct 15 point's from the review cause of the multiplayer being so bad "IMO".

@theKiller = Would you have thought it would have gotten any lower on sony paid site's? Most people does not go by review's anyway's i know quite a few people that played the beta and canceled there preorder including myself.

ECKOo93479d ago

is anything less really expected from what may be the best game of all time?

CumQuats3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

[In whiny voice]"I'm so proud that America can elect a black man.This is going to change evrything from now! Yay! Whoopee! Now that we have a black person as President we won't get into any uneccessary wars anymore! Goodee goodee gumbdrops! Now we can all hold hands & just love each other!" - The gist of the imbicile posters above me.

Obama is a phony,a mirage,a hologram,etc...
Same movie, different actor.
You imbiciles never learn. There's gotta be some type of secret mass hypnosis government program going on here because it's baffling to see how stupid people are. You push aside people like Nader & Paul because the media tells you these candidates are not worthy of being considered.
Nader or Paul can win if you put them in the PRESEDENTIAL DEBATES [not party primaries]SIDE BY SIDE those selfish,traitorous scum like McCain, Hilary or Obama. Only retards bother to really pay attention to the Democrat/Republican primaries.Who gives a s_it, you know both parties are gonna choose some greedy elitest/imperialist bastitch.
White guy/Black guy/Woman/whatever same ol' bulls_it if it's stamped w/ "Democrat" or "Republican".

Chuck Norris3479d ago

We all know what organization runs the government.

kevin11223479d ago

i dont see the fascination with obama either, he hasnt accomplished one thing and everyone thinks he will be the best president ever. I think you all would be better voting for his speech writer since when the man talks his mind he says dumber things than bush.

LiQuid revOlvEr3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

lol, your point would be more effecive if you could spell imbeciles!

@ Chuck Norris-- America's not even a democracy - its a Chucktatorship!

relevant: Bottom line- MGS got what it deserves.

m91058263479d ago

Chuck Norris' piss can clog toilets...

Bloodwar3479d ago

links with a hateful church or the fact that Obama is friends with a terrorist sympathizer. The media is just as happy as everyone is about there being a black president, quite possibly that they gloss over the scary details about this man. This is a gaming site and I am sure what I say here is not going to be enough to sway the votes, but I'm gonna say it anyways. Here is one of many links.

We can go so far as his church leader and that should have been a deep enough warning sign for people to start doing a little more research. I'm sorry, but I am not voting for Barrack Hussein Osama...its ironic that his name is so closely tied to a dictator's name and also the man who helped strategize the destruction of the twin towers. Anyways, what I was going to say is I won't vote for Obama.. not because of his color, but because of what he really is. A friend of the Weather Underground terrorists organization.

There are some independents that want to help the US get off its dependency of oil.. something our government should have done years ago.. and also there are independents who wish to shrink the size of the useless government we have today. The "mainstream" runners, Obama and McCain would like larger government. Our government already wastes billions too many dollars today and doesn't invest it well, under Obama's and McCain's watch its going to be worst. Anyways, thats my two cents.

MikeGdaGod3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

you know, this really isn't the place to really discuss such matters and my earlier comment was more of an emotional response since nothing like this has ever happen before in our country. but let me just respond to your comment because you seem a bit misguided.

while i agree that we should have more emphasis on other parties besides the main two, using Nadar and Paul in your example doesn't really help your cause.

Nadar is a great man and i strongly agree with many of his views and policies, but the truth of the matter is that he's had his time. for years he's run and put his views out for everyone to hear. he's been on every talk show and in almost every magazine speaking about his views and policies since i was little. the truth is people won't vote for him in large numbers and THAT's why he's lost every time he's put a bid in for the white house. that being said i do think he could be a good president.

Ron Paul on the other hand, is a different story. while i agree with a few of his policies, he's not as great as you might believe. if you do some research on him you'll realize why he'll never have a real shot at the presidency, some of this policies are just plain crazy. and maybe if you did pay attention to this most recent presidential race, you'd realize he WAS in the debates (and made the most sense out of all the Republicans ). i know you said presidential debates, but if that was the case, it would mean there would only be him and someone else. and they have to be able to out debate everyone else first.

you say Obama is a phony. i say he is our only hope. you have to face reality. out of Hillary, McCain, and Obama who do you think would do the most to put our country back on track? certainly not McCain, and Hillary has shown that the things the Republicans have been saying about her for the last few years has some truth to it. as a soon to be college graduate in the field of electrical engineering, i'm excited in his ideas about bringing jobs back to America and helping people that really need it.

i could go on for days, but what i really find funny is that the person calling other people imbeciles, can't even spell it! LOL

@kevin1122...let me just say Obama has accomplished quite alot

he wasn't born with a silver spoon like most of the people in our government these days, he came from truly humble beginnings. he graduated from Harvard Law and was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. he taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. he's worked as a community activist. he's the first black person to be elected to the Illinois Senate. now he's the first black man to receive the Democratic Presidential Nominee. i could keep going but again this is the place, i just couldn't let it slide when you claim he hasn't accomplished anything. that's just a flat-out lie, or sour grapes.

oh, and just one more thing, he writes the majority of his own speeches. just so you know.

@Bloodwar......seems like you've been drinking a little too much of the Bush kool-aid.

that whole Weather Underground terrorists organization is nothing more than fear mongering. along with the "Barrack Hussein Osama" bullsh!t. i just happy to see that people no longer fall for that. it's more than obvious that people won't be to be talked to like children anymore. face it, its over for you. it will take more than petty mudslinging to stop this train. if thats the best you and them can do, this will be an easy election win for Obama.

The Wood3479d ago

raises glass

Hillary could of done with you on her team;)

ATLRoAcH3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

That'll shut 'em up. Obama does write almost all of his speeches. I can't believe Kevin said that on the spot he says dumber things than Bush, thats just wrong. When he does interviews and is asked questions on the spot he always has clever answers. Obama is a very smart man. He isn't stupid at all. I think Obama will be great when it comes to foreign relations. The fact that so many countries outside the US like Obama is a very good thing. He has handled all the sh!t thrown at him with grace and kept a cool head. Those are qualities we need in a president. Anyway, I bet most of the Obama haters never even gave him a chance. They see him on TV and just change the channel.

I'm really excited about Obama running for president. I can't wait until he proves to everyone just how good a president he can be.

You should be double proud scottie (if you could even be any prouder). Hes also a hometown hero for you.

lonestarmt3479d ago

actually obama doesn't write most of his own speeches. FYI. Also anyone who says McCain is big government is wrong. He is a conservative. Which means less government. Do you guys know politics? He is for less government spending and less government involvement. I don't really like either two people running but abeam is a fraud. He wants to impose the highest tax increase in decades. He wants to put restrictions on everything including what temputare you keep your house at. You are all sheep. He went to a church that was anti-US and said things racist remarks just like the KKK always say but on the other side of the coin. He was friends with a terrorist that said america deserved 9/11 and wished more happened. There is a crime lord in chicago who is on trail for murder that has donated tons of money to the obama campaign. He gave only 1% (lowest out of congressmen)of his income to charity while McCain and Clintion gave 13% last year. For God sakes people he has got in trouble twice for saying a speech that another congressmen said seven years ago word for word. His whole catch phrase yes we can he stole from bob the builder. He got in trouble three weeks ago for saying he had to been to all 57 states in america. He does great speeches, but whenever you ask him hard questions he whines and says the media is picking on him and has no real answer. There is even a video about his wife who spoke at that church that he goes to yet doesn't agree with what that racist paster or had no idea he felt that way even though he said the man was like family to him. He said his dad liberated a concentration camp in WWII execpt the camp that he said he did was actually freed by the russians. lol What pisses me off is he actually says just as much stupid stuff Bush says (at least bush knows there are only 50 states in america), the only difference is your all blind and the media wants him to win so you never hear it.

MikeGdaGod3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

thanks guys.....+ bubbles for you both

i really didn't want to take it there on this site but the truth is the truth. enough of all the bs. it's time for people to do what's best for our country and put all the nonsense aside. and yes i am extra proud of the hometown aspect.....Chi-town FTW!!!!

oh yeah............MGS4 IS THE SH!T

see you guys online, PSN: MikeG115

ATLRoAcH lets get a game going soon!

ATLRoAcH3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

We'll get a game going. I'll have MGS4 next week. Hopefully we'll get 2.40 by then. I haven't been online much lately but thats coming to an end. Just hit me up and we'll play. PeAcE

Oh and I'll return the bubble favor.:)

donator3479d ago

@1.12 Jenzo:

By your logic then, Nintendogs (40/40) is better than Halo 3 (37/40). See how stupid that is? How about you make the Open Zone your default comment section because you obvious have a bias against the PS3.

Bubble Buddy3479d ago

4 diff people, 4 perfect scores. Day one Purchase though I can't play till a week later because of exams >.>.

GameDev3478d ago (Edited 3478d ago )

find me voting for Obama, he STINKS of socialism and big government.

Ron Paul wants to undo all that, that's why he's seen as crazy by people brought up with a mindset that dependence on government is as American as apple pie. It's not, in fact it's the very anthithesis of what America is all about.

I wipe my @ss with all these "constitutional scholars" that only push for more government. That is the definition of a traitor to the founding fathers if there ever was one.

jke823478d ago

before release ill definitely be taking this home early

jon12343478d ago

your just gonna poop it out later?

kevin11223478d ago

i love how these crazy obama lovers skip your post when you have pretty much proven how dumb they truly are. And you post facts about him which they completely ignore, talk about avoiding reality. they should definitely wake up to the truth.

m91058263478d ago

Im voting for Colbert in 2008! Take that, everyone else!

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AlterEgo3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

Wow, glad to see another perfect score.

I'm surprised Famitsu hadn't done a review before now, as they usually ALWAYS have exclusive MGS4 info etc.

Eight more days people. Eight. More. Days.

GREAT to know the replay value of MGS is still intact.

deeznuts3479d ago

Speaking of which, 8 Days is another game to look for next year! Keep em coming!

Crap, I was trying to hold off on playing MGS 1 and 2, since I played MGS a long time ago, but have long forgetten everything. Was going to play 4, then go back. I just don't have time to play 1-3 in this stage in my life.

And ain't no way I'm playing the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2!

Bestgameever3479d ago

Me and a mate actually spent the weekend playing Metal gear 1 and 2 on his NES... my god are they horribly boring :p. You spend half the playtime figuring out which keycards go where.

oh and MGS4 FTW!!!!

AlterEgo3479d ago

How ironic you say that about 8 Days and JUST TODAY Sony announced that it's been canceled along with The Getaway. ;(

pwnsause3479d ago

40/40 is very rare coming from famitsu, nuff said.

LenHart3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

JUNE 12th = FTW


MGS4 PS3 bundle FTW

I will be getting it on JUNE 12th



oh yeaaaaaaaa

OLDMAN macCaine and evil bush go hide in your caves


the whole world loves OBAMA. He will the finest world leader of all time. OBAMA and PS3 and MGS4 ===FTW

chaosatom3333479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

This is a historic day for MSG4 and Obama.

morganfell3479d ago

not the place to discuss politics lenhart.

WildArmed3479d ago

Yeah. I bet Kojima-san will be pleased. He probably cares about this magazine ALOT!

thereapersson3479d ago

lol @ people disagreeing with morganfell's obvious fact

Veryangryxbot3479d ago

Now what. Getting scared yet. Only 1 week left till judgement day.

MGS4 OWNS! And its not coming out for the 360. Its going for 360s throat!

Fk all da stupid reviewers with da stupid comments "it has the best soundtrack ever with the most quality songs and uncompressed true 7.1 dolby surround sound and cutscenes are extremely high in quality but...but but since its not on the 360, its too long! Deduct 1 point!"

Fk these stupid sheep.

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3479d ago

...Metal Gear Solid:OBAMA!!! ;-D
40/40!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-P
Only on PS3! ;-P

theKiller3479d ago

yup, i feel sorry for those who doubted MGS4 wont get many 10/10!! they r just xbots or some who is affected by how bias the media against ps3 exclusives

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3479d ago

Yep they hate ps3 exclusives, i'm glad ps3 is getting this game;)
Things are looking good!!!;-P

juuken3479d ago

Oh, I am sooo ready for this game.

syanara3479d ago

I don't mean to get pollitical but democrats always talk about bush McCain and republicans as "EVIL" my question is why? what did they do to you? I mean what about the UN resolutions that almost forced us into the war in Iraq? we are making progress there so why does Obama want to pull out of iraq?

Zeevious3479d ago

So is everyone else, because a two party system is fundamentally flawed.

Everyone in the Republican party votes along Republican lines.
Everyone in the Democratic party votes along Democratic lines.

You are in a two party dictatorship...not a democracy.

...Being jerked back and forth between two choices, diverting your attention from real issues and the fact that you have no real choice at all.

That's why you're a YoYo. Unfortunately, so is everyone else.

Oh, and 40/40 on Famitsu IS incredible!

syanara3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

I was not commenting on the fact that this country has a two party system or anything at all I was commenting that why does so many people hate bush?

from here it looks like you would be the YoYo because you replied with something that had little to do with what I was saying and was very far from the point of my comment.

BUT to get to your point
if you think the two party system is flawed what do you prefer? multi-party? or single-party? or do you want to create a whole different government all together. I think out of the others two party would be your best bet because it goes by people's general views, if your views are more republican you would probably vote republican and vise versa for democrats and since the balance between dems and republicans is soo even it only takes a handful of people to change the balance. although that could be a problem too since there are soo many people who can't switch sides or can't stand to be proven wrong. but I belive its better than any other way. but you could be right in away because our fore fathers talked about the dangers of having political parties but much can change becuase back in the day all republicans used to democrats and vise versa at least that is my opinon

Zeevious3477d ago (Edited 3477d ago )

You didn't say why do so many people hate bush, you said DEMOCRATS. The statement alone proves my point.
You commented on the symptom, I identified the cause.

It's either You/Republicans or THEM/Democrats...

You have no other choice. Neither do they. You have to hate each other and you do.

A multi-party system of a minimum of 3-5 parties would insure no SINGLE-party stranglehold and all the parties would be forced to work together, be accountable to the people and not simply serve themselves or their sponsors.

Want another prime example of the fundamental flaw in two parties endlessly bickering back and forth, stalemating issues and failing to serve the public (not corporate lobbyists) needs?

The fact that the US government & even the military is split into a minimum of 3 'parties' ... So no one segment has too much control.

You took the term 'YoYo' personally but I used the term euphemistically, while your reply had an entirely different meaning.
To be clear...if you do in fact blindly support any party without question, you ARE a YoYo, in every meaning.

I personally do not believe that a system where you have two choices, consistently coming down to the 'lesser of two evils' and where we waste over a BILLION dollars just for the process ... works.

Think of where the US & the World would be if instead of perpetually fighting or pitting one party against another we actually supported actual democracy.
Not by the Corporation, for the Lobbyist, or by the [Party-Name], for the [Party-Name] but actually by the People, for the People.

Gee, where have I heard that before?


I've sent this privately to continue the discussion there, if not here.
I can appreciate your perspective, and I'm not yanking your string ... I simply do not agree with it.

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AlterEgo3479d ago

Editor A
An overwhelming amount of quality and volume. Thanks to a lot of great features, long time fans of the series and neophytes alike will be able to enjoy the game. Even if you’re not so great at action games, we really recommend you give this a try. Furthermore, the content in the Metal Gear Online mode is an excellent addition to the main story. A game with seemingly no weak points whatsoever.

Editor B
The familiar sneaking action triumphantly returns, along with boss battles full of tricks and surprises. But even more fun is the ability to purchase and customize equipment with new abilities! The popular cutscenes are also back in huge numbers, leaving you immensely satisfied. Finally, playing the online versus mode with your buddies and linking up is just too awesome!

Editor C
Within the massive amounts of cutscenes there are numerous easter eggs, mixing both the old and the new. Some parts get a little verbose and wordy, but the end is really worth it. Also, because depending on your style of play, many different gameplay elements emerge, the second straight week of play is still fun. Another great point: the Online mode’s rules and system are carried over from the main story mode (?). You’ll want to play it over and over again.

Editor D
“Octo-Cam” allows players to automatically blend in, a system easy for even beginners to understand. We have no complaints about the quality of the cutscenes at all. However, many characters from the previous games appear, so if you want to get the most out of the story, you’ll need a bit of preparation. In the Online Game, modes like “Snake vs Soldiers” are truly unique to this series.
hmm.... =]

krackchap3479d ago


this summer...courage is solid.

shine13963479d ago

This summer evil is powerful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NDN_Shadow3479d ago

The movie guy voice on the MGS4 trailers kinda killed it...

jwatt3479d ago

Well just watched the old trailers then.