Submitted by TheWickedOne 2500d ago | review

Game Informer: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Review (10/10)

Ater years of playing Metal Gear games, I thought I knew the drill: Infiltrate the base, rescue someone, destroy Metal Gear, and fight the last boss. This time-tested approach has won the hearts of gamers and earned Metal Gear Solid a spot on the industry's short list of premiere franchises. But for a game as ambitious and groundbreaking as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, sticking to the formula simply isn't good enough. (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) 10/10

Beg For Mercy  +   2500d ago
i cant wait to pick up this game
-Maverick-  +   2500d ago
lol Why would people disagree with that?

MGS4 is by far the best game I have ever played. Period. It is THAT good.
-Maverick-  +   2500d ago
Jealousy is a bad thing.

MGS4 is the best Exlcusive on any console. Read this review. Nothing comes close.

Like IGN said... this is the one game that would get a 11/10 if it could and it is one of the Greatest games of All Time.

Trust. It is. MGS4 is Unrivaled and I'm only on Act 2. It's also a very open and long game.

US IGN = 10(Would give a 11/10, One of the greatest games of all time)

Game Informer = 10 (One of the Greatest of all time)

Gamepro = 10(Without a doubt one of the great games of all time.... it make be years and even decades before is is beaten)

There are way more saying these things and way more coming in that will say this. Because absolutely the truth. I have played them all.

There is NOTHING close to MGS4. It will not be passed this year...probably for years. I know that for sure. Don't make me laugh by saying Gears 2.

MGS4 is a masterpiece.
ScentlessApprentice7  +   2500d ago
Who else bought the collector's edition MGS4 Strategy Guide?
One of the major complaints about MGS4 was that it didn't have a formal tutorial at the beginning. But with the Strategy guide it wasn't really necessary, at least for me.
solidt12  +   2500d ago
I am 14 hours into the game and no BS'ing I don't think there will ever be a game as good as MGS4. As I play it I can't believe that a game this good is possible yet I am sitting here playing it. This is history in the making. Kojima and his team pour there heart and soul into this game and you can tell. It's like a dream come true.
Spike47  +   2500d ago
to see some unbiased reviews. Unlike that BS from Gamedaily
eagle21  +   2500d ago
My favorite parts of the review:

"best boss battles in the series"

"an army's worth of customizable weapons"

"over the shoulder firing works perfectly"

"it creates a landmark gaming experience that continually astounds with its variety, depth, and intelligence. Metal Gear Solid 4 is a masterpiece."
sandip787  +   2500d ago
that really sent a shiver up my spine....
TheWickedOne  +   2500d ago
I'm picking up my copy tomorrow. I can't wait.
ICUP  +   2500d ago
I just got my copy today, installing right now. ^__^
Chitown71291  +   2500d ago
Gameinformer is the most unbiased magazine out there and thats why I love them. I have a subscription going on for about 2 years now, and no matter what, they always give fair reviews. Whether it be Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo they are always fair. Also they gave Resistance 1 and Gears of War the same score: 9.5. Dude they're awesome, and so is MGS 4.

Whoooop  +   2500d ago
If you are in doubt....
Don't be and get this game. Simple as that.

The game delivers in all aspects.
Veryangryxbot  +   2500d ago
The madness continues.

MGS4 officially GOTY. Eat your hearts out xbots and cry all week.
supergamer  +   2500d ago
mgs4 is my favorite game of all time!
thats saying alot when my favorite game used to be Final fantasy 7 and zelda ocarina of time! until MGS4 cameout!
akaFullMetal  +   2500d ago
mgs4 gameplay is quite different from the others, before it was in a closed area, but now its a battle field, and you need to choose sides of which army you want help on, and the variety of the game is astounding. I love this game, and i just finished the first act, its crazy good!!!!
RunamukK  +   2500d ago
Just picked it up
I've never played a Metal Gear game b4 this one and all I can say is WOWWWWWWWWWW. This is probably the single most impressive game I have ever played on any system including Crysis. The visuals are rediculous,as are the controls, the audio, the story, the gameplay, and the acting. It's like playing a movie. This game is truly the definition of next gen. Im about 3/4 of the way through act two. One more thing, up until this point the programmers execution is flwless (no tearing or glitches or framerate issues. This Kojima guy is a freaking genius at what he does. My 2 cents.
wAtdaFck  +   2500d ago
I've never played an MGS game before, so i'm clueless about the story.

Should I get it anyway? Will the story deviate me too much?
CBaoth  +   2500d ago
Since you obviously have internet access, google the metal gear timeline and watch any chronology piece and it'll give you a complete rundown leading up to MGS4. Well worth it to fully enjoy the experience of Kojima's masterpiece.
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The GOAT  +   2500d ago
one word....
hay  +   2500d ago
Hah, played it almost whole night, sooo sleeepy... :D It plays really great and the story is starting to be interesting.
Jackthepwnsaur  +   2500d ago
this game is CRACK!!!!, cant...stop....playing!!!!!bei ng controlled!!!!
kylegtheassman  +   2500d ago
should i buy this game it got a 10 out of 10 i don't now it doesn't look that good
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Doctor Strange  +   2500d ago
This game deserves a 10, loving every minute of it.
3sexty rulzzz  +   2500d ago
its sad how some sony probably wont like it
but they will be too afraid to bad talk it because there are some really irate sonyfans on this site. I is really sad how 99% of you have one track minds. If someone talks bad about mgs4 or give them a bad review OH HELL NO ITS A CONSPIRACY, or if they like it I LOVE THIS SITE, IT THE BEST, I KNOW I CAN TRUST THEM TO COME THROUGH FOR US. It really is sad how you sony fans destroyed gaming. I rarely or never hear 360 fans talking cry to other gamers just because they have a different system. You would almost think that bill gates killed there mother or something they way they carry on about xbox360 and halo I might add. 360 isn't going anywhere, so just sit patiently and enjoy the ride because in the near future 360 fans will have the last laugh.
-Maverick-  +   2500d ago
Keep dreaming. PS3 has already won bro. Go read the 20 articles about how bas the 3fixme FAILS from last week and analysts almost declaring it dead.

Next PS3 pricecut = SMOKING the 3fixme. Literally destorying it in sales. Wait and see. And its already beating it by 200,000 a month. That's not a little bit. That's a very healty margin. Next PS3 pricecut = domination

We took Bisshock

MGS4 is wayyyy better than any game on the 360. It is one of the best games of all time... only on the PS3. You lose homo. You lose and your going to lose.
Ali_The_Brit  +   2500d ago
how is that relivent? and the reason you hear people badmouthing when something is said about MGS its because you CANT say anything bad about it, MGS4 is a masterpiece and konami is a genius nuff said
juuken  +   2500d ago
Silogon  +   2500d ago
To me it's good, not great. It's fundementaly the same as the other Mgs games, only with a revised control scheme and some pretty cool features thrown into the mix. I think the combat could be better honed and more could've been done with it and I think shooting becomes a chore you'll want to remember how to do after hitting the wrong button from 1st to 3rd for the 100th time.

I do like the game, but overall I feel that the gameplay is more of the same so far. I love the movie bits in between the game more than the game itself and that is crazy. I love the cut scenes in this one and they can never be too long, if you ask me. I think they are without a doubt the best aspects of the game and unlike other mgs games, there isn't 1 boring bit in them.

They're punchy, they're good and above all else entertaining. You want to watch them.

I also love some of the little things Kojima and his team threw in here, the covering up of the Stature penis. That is classic. All in all, I would give it an 8.75 and maybe a 9. It's too familiar at times.

Also, the ipod is great for the belief we might actually get to play our own music in it someday soon. But right now, no. It pretty much just adds nothing for us.
bioshock  +   2500d ago
looking at the gamers response
this just shows how good this game is, i mean lotta prople were excited about gta4 but it was crap, repatative...but this is one game i must say which delivered on the hype, a title worth every cent...awesome experience....
beavis4play  +   2500d ago
rockstar should hate MGS4.
because it really exposes just how average GTA4 is.

but then, every game seems to pale in comparison to MGS4. i can't wait to finish so i can start my second play-thru.

edit: i still can't figure out what that boob from eurogamer was talking about. so far,(i'm in act 3) nothing he said is true. this game is what other games will be defined by in the future.
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Gun_Senshi  +   2500d ago
Lenhart wasn't Bullsh1tting saying GameInformer gave 10/10
beavis4play  +   2500d ago
since i've been playing; i can't figure out how it would get any less. it's a classic.
juuken  +   2500d ago
And the 10's keep rollin'...*hums*
tk  +   2499d ago
Got mine...
There is just something about MGS. It just feels like it make other games look like... games.

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