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IGN: Metal Gear Solid 4 Review

Twenty-one years ago, the gaming world was introduced to a hero: a soldier that fought alone against impossible odds to save the world. Over time, the hero grew into a legend that changed the gaming landscape and redefined stealth action games with his epic battles. After more than two decades of service, Solid Snake is finally receiving an honorable discharge in the latest chapter in the Metal Gear Solid franchise. While this is Snake's final mission, he isn't going quietly into that good night, nor is he being constrained by previous titles. Indeed, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots shatters the proverbial bar, becoming a technical, cinematic and gaming standard that future action and stealth titles will be judged by. It's been a long time coming, but this game is a true classic and a masterpiece from Hideo Kojima, Kojima Productions and Konami. (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) 10/10

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pwnsause  +   2795d ago
IGN, Greatest game of all time confirmed, have the balls to to give the game the same rating as GTAIV, now the most trusted news on the net
will11  +   2795d ago
too bad xbox will never get this game cause it uses all the space on the 50gb ps3 disk and xbox only has 9gb
Veryangryxbot  +   2795d ago
OPM UK: 10/10
Level: 10/10
Gamepro: 10/10
Gamesreactor: 10/10
Famitsu: 40/40
Gameinformer: 10/10
IGN US: 10/10
IGN UK: 9.9/10
OPM US: 10/10
Jeuxvideo: 10/10
1UP: 9.5

Hey look Metacritics 9.4 based on SEVENTEEN reviews

Famitsu review, Level review, Jeuxvideo review not taken into account. 1UP counted as 9.1 instead of 9.5.

FAQS  +   2795d ago
Q: Wow 10/10 from IGN?
A: Yes, it's confirmed as the Best Game of All Time...that was really a great move of IGN...I'm so jealous of you guys, because I do not have the game sad!
sunnygrg  +   2795d ago
"Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the best reason to own a PlayStation 3 thus far."

Time to move to the true next-gen.
theKiller  +   2795d ago
good tracking, yeah metacritics becoming garbage!!
bubbles for u!

like ur humor! every time i see ur Q's and A's makes me lough!!
bubble for u too!
Sir_Ken_Kutaragi  +   2795d ago
@Veryangryxbot ;)
METACRITICS??? I'll rename them Micro$oftCRITICS!!! ;-D

Next-gen STARTS NOW!!! ;-P
(+Good Bubbles for all PS3 fans!!!) ;)
-Maverick-  +   2795d ago
Bubbles for all 8D
chaosatom333  +   2795d ago
CAN xbox match anything like this ?
No! hahhahahahahahhahahhahahahahha hahahahha.
Surfman  +   2795d ago
Yeah Baby. I was wondering if a non-biased website still exist on this damn internet, and i think IGN is probably one of the best reviewer.
Now i wonder how Eurogamer, Gamedaily and GameTrailers feels.
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LeSouteneur  +   2795d ago
****ing FANTASTIC!!! After playing this game for 9 hours straight and taking my 3rd break from the game (sad, I know ;) hehe) it truly deserved it.
Bigrhyno  +   2795d ago
Ya I am 3 hours in so I can't comment too much. But based on that and a little MGO, I am super impressed.
killax3563  +   2795d ago
Hell yeah
10 point 0 baby....that's what I'm talking about.

Hopefully GS gives the game at least a 9.0.
iamtehpwn  +   2795d ago
well done IGN
you've redeemed yourself for the great sin of giving GTA IV a 10.
pharmd  +   2795d ago
yeah its about time and finally worth it!!!!!

not that i follow reviews but still...

finally Kojima gets the credit he deserved, great game!!!

mikeslemonade  +   2795d ago
Woohoo IGN my favorite new site.
sonarus  +   2795d ago
Hahahha. IGN strikes again.
ScentlessApprentice7  +   2795d ago
This game is like a sore D*ck...
you just can't beat it.
joydestroy  +   2795d ago
sweet. yeah i'm only 3hrs in or so as well.
i can admit it's the best game i've played in my entire life, no exaggeration. so very addictive.
pharmd  +   2795d ago
@scentless apprentice

i love that saying, i use it all the time....

good call!!!!
MikeGdaGod  +   2795d ago
i've been play on and off since 12AM this morning so i'm giving it a rest until the Celtics/Lakers game goes off. i wanna keep playing but my eyes are BURNING!!!!!

most incredible game i've ever played. and i'm not even finished with ACT II yet.


Celtics all the way! Kobe is the best player in the NBA, but he's also a crybaby, punk-ass, fake, lame-ass, b!tch. he's also a horrible teammate and leader. i've never seen a MVP act the way he does. he puts down his teammates and is a poor example at being a superstar.

sorry for the rant. i'll admit that he's the best player in the league right now, but i'd never root for him. he took himself out a playoff game two years ago because he was mad at Phil, he told the police he should've paid off the girl like Shaq does after he caught that rape case in Denver, he doesn't hang out with his teammates, and he let his wife come out the house looking like a clown when he accepted his MVP trophy (seriously did you see what she was wearing wtf!!!). i could go on and on. i'm rooting for those that give their all in every game.

KG ftw!!!


did you guys see that part in the game when the girl was cooking the eggs? i really wondered if that was game graphics or actual video. amazing
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ScentlessApprentice7  +   2795d ago
Who you rooting for? I'm apart of Laker Nation baby!
The Lazy One  +   2795d ago
I'm sorry
but that video review sucked A$$. it didn't review anything. It just said what was already said and sucked kojima's balls.

I don't care if the game got a 10; I'm completely fine with that, but review the flipping game. I think in the whole review the only gameplay mechanic he actually "reviewed" or "criticized" was the instant ammo, which was a bullshit stance on it, because it will completely change the game for the average gamer. People could run through gears using only the chainsaw, but people don't; it's the same concept.

Game deserves a 10, but that review still f@cking sucked.
Michael Jackson  +   2795d ago
Wooooohoooo! I am totally stoked for this game! Props for IGN, for being true gamers and reviewers.
meepmoopmeep  +   2795d ago
"Is it possible to give a game an 11? If so, this would be the game that would merit that score."

well deserved.

i've been playing for 10+ hrs and not even finished Act 2 o_O
Game of the FOREVER!
"yeah, i went there!"
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sonarus  +   2795d ago
Game of the forever indeed.

I am also on a break for finals game. Lakers for the FTW!:D
shazam  +   2795d ago
they had the balls to give 2 10s in the same year, within 2 months of eachother. even though gta4 is far from a 10.
Genki  +   2795d ago
So they're not biased because they give MGS a 10 huh...
I'll remember that when the next high profile title doesn't get at least a 9 from them. 9 because it seems that the sheeple, both XBox and PS3, don't tolerate scores lower than a 9 for their favorite games.

Insecurity really rules the roost around this place.

I wonder when gamers are gonna start having fun with their hobby again and quit taking ownership, sides, and pride in games. SNES and Genesis had a pretty fierce rivalry, but at least the owners and fans were down to earth.
MikeGdaGod  +   2795d ago

down 24 and they still came back to crush the Lakers

oh yea on-topic, i love MGS4
interrergator  +   2795d ago
noone realy cares about eurogamers kuz they bunch of mgs haters
ScentlessApprentice7  +   2795d ago
Damn Hideo Kojima is a F'n genius. He better make some more games beyond this or else I'm going to go ballistic on everyone (JK). I would even go as far to say that Kojima is as good as Shiguri (did I spell that right?) Miyamoto of Nintendo fame, but Kojima is better because he doesn't make childish sh*t like Nintendo products.
Millah  +   2795d ago
@ Scentlessapprentice: Its Shigeru Miyamoto....but Miyamoto doesn't make games as good as he used to make them. He hasn't made a game as great as Zelda OOT, since, well OOT. Hes not even as active as a developer as he once was. He did help with the Wii and Wii fit ideas though. He hasn't made a new IP for Nintendo since Pikmin. Don't get me wrong, Mario Galaxy was great, but he didn't have the same kind of role he used to have in his n64 days and it still really doesn't have the same feeling of wonder his N64 games had. So Kojima easily trumphs Miyamoto nowadays.
Alvadr  +   2795d ago
This is the best time to be a PS3 owner. 2 AAAAAAAAAAA titles in a space of 2 months.

Plus a nice stream of titles for the rest of the year, happy times...
jtucker78  +   2795d ago
@Millah - You're right about Miyamoto. He didn't even come up with Galaxy. One of the other nintendo bods did (forget who).
Miyamoto's role in Galaxy was to hold the thumbs up and say "Yes, I'm happy for you to go ahead with that idea."
He was involved at various decision stages, but he didn't come up with the ideas.

Recently Miyamoto has just released attrocities like Wii Sports and Wii Fit.
Well done for getting casuals into gaming, but Wii Fit and Wii Sports are pretty crap.
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theKiller  +   2795d ago
IGN got my repect back!!!
i will check their site more often now than before!!
damn baby thats a good score from a big site!!

but i still think MGS4 should get 11/10!!!
its the game of the century!!!
LJWooly  +   2795d ago
While I think this game deserves a 10 too, I have to agree with Genki (bubble to you, by the way). You're all far too quick to dismiss a site as biased when they say what you don't want to hear, but when IGN, who recently came under criticism for giving Haze a 4.5 and GTA4 a 10, give a game the score you want it to get, suddenly they're magically redeemed.

Believe me, I'm a huge, huge MGS fan, and I agree with the score IGN gave the game, but I don't allow my opinion to be as easily swayed as you lot. People need to start thinking for themselves and enjoy their games, regardless of what the "professionals" think. The magical ability to think for ourselves seems to be a dwindling quality these days, which is a damned shame.

Reviews mean nothing. Why? Because no matter what a game scores in reviews, it doesn't change what comes on the disc, and you're still going to be playing the same bloody game.
Legion  +   2795d ago
Ha.. Surfman.
By non-biased, you mean someone that agrees with you? Ha... that is funny. They write something you don't like, you flame. They write something you do like and they are the saviors of gaming journalism. So funny. lol
Maldread  +   2795d ago
Genki and LJWooly
I agree with you both. A site isn`t biased just because it dosn`t give your favorite game a 10. Seems some people have forgotten that a 9, or even 8 is a good score. If one game should get a 10 though, i`m sure MGS4 would be qualified for it.

But i do feel a lot of reviews aren`t very consistent with their reviews and subtract a lot more for some games over small issues, and let others slip by without remarks. I often feel that the score dosn`t always match the things they highlighted in the reviews either, which is why i read reviews too and not just look at the scores. I do feel that if one wants to criticize a review though, they should start with arguing why that aspect is scored unfairly, than just saying sites are biased.

Nothing beats playing the game for themselves though as LJWooly said. I actually can`t play MGS4 because none of the stores had a PS3. They had MGS4, but not a PS3. So close, but yet so far, i suppose. Hope all who has both a PS3 and MGS4 enjoys it though. I`ll just have to wait some more :(
solidt12  +   2795d ago
The guy that said this game deserves a 11/10 wasn't exaggerating. I think this game deserves a 12/10. This is easily the best game I have ever played times 10. I don't think any game will ever be able to top it and that is my complete unbiased opinion.
Nineball2112  +   2795d ago
It's probably old news by now, but Gamespot gave it a perfect 10! I was shocked... Heh.
Jim Crowslaw  +   2795d ago
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! I LOVE YOU JEFF HAYNES. AH MAN SOMEONE PLEASE GO TO IGN.COM AND LOOK AT MY SIGNATURE (my username is Bland8425) and in my signiture it says the 3 predictions i have about gaming. So far 2 of em have come true. 1. GTIV will get a 10 from IGN USA and now this!!!! im about to open up a business.

iight lemme calm down but, yes excellent review, didnt even read cuz im currently in the middle of the game (got it on Big Boss mode for u chumps) and having the time of my life. MGS FTW
LeSouteneur  +   2795d ago
All hail Jeff Haynes!

Remember when he gave Haze that 4.5 and every PS3 fanboy hated him? Well, talk about a love-hate relationship!

Woohoo!! Well deserved score!!
MikeGdaGod  +   2795d ago
dude, your avatar is off the chain!!!
SKUD  +   2795d ago
That avatar is PHAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. +ONE MILLION BUBBLES!!!!. LOL!.
ScentlessApprentice7  +   2795d ago
What's the big deal with his avatar?
It's just some chick sucking on a hose...Te He...
drtysouf 21  +   2795d ago
Where are the naysayers now?
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MikeGdaGod  +   2795d ago
crying in a corner
Condoleezza Rice  +   2795d ago
Probably scouting GameSpot,praying that they give the game a score less than a 9,not realizing that after this review-anything less than a 9 will be laughed at.

Excuse me,I have to go laugh at GameDaily.
rogimusprime  +   2795d ago
yeah i was gonna say....
where is that sorry B***h the Mart at?

oh yeah, hopefully you guys all got the bundle too. It's pretty hefty.

I only had to wait in a parking lot in front of target for an hour to get it.

Pretty anti-climactic. No one showed up but me....until I bought the bundle...then about 4 kids showed up. They got 8 in total, which was better than the 5 systems so-called "gamestop" said they were getting.

Go Target, Go Kojima.
The Power of Red  +   2795d ago
THE_JUDGE  +   2795d ago
For Sure
If you haven't heard by now the G.O.A.T has arrived!!!
PirateThom  +   2795d ago
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots = Game of the Year
Condoleezza Rice  +   2795d ago
Change "Year" to "Gen".
Jim Crowslaw  +   2795d ago
Change "Gen to "Cen"
SacT0wnF1n3st  +   2795d ago
Niiiice! LOL
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Black_Jack  +   2795d ago
lol its like the same feeling as seeing my first child born again!!! only kojima is delivering it!!!
shelbygt33  +   2794d ago
So far it's a great game (although I am annoyed at the cut scenes), but there are plenty of GOTY contenders still yet to come. You never know what will happen, and I for one will not cast my vote until the time comes.
SolidSnake93  +   2795d ago
I was just about to submit this. =( On topic: This game will own. I just picked it up and I haven't played it yet, but I trust blindly in Kojima.
PirateThom  +   2795d ago
With a username like that, you're going to love it.
Ninja-Sama  +   2795d ago
Thats what im talking about baby! Come on GS its ur turn now. You know u wanna give it that 10. Don't take the money, do it for the gamers!

"Buy this game. I don't care if the gameplay in the past titles didn't appeal to you, I don't care if long cutscenes scare you, and I don't care if you're broke." - IGN
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The Wood  +   2795d ago
Don't take the money
kingOVsticks  +   2795d ago
I know i said I was banning myself from the internet but
im taking a breather and letting old snake health regenerate to say that is AWESOME! It freaking deserves it, i wasn't expecting ign to give a 10 but a 9.8 or 9.9 but a 10! "what a twist!".

so know it looks like ign gave two games in 10 years 10's both being on the PS3:) sony must be doing something right.
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LastDance  +   2795d ago
Yeah dude...i totally agree....I went in expecting to know my way around most things...but i cant believe how overwhelmed i was so much stuff so much good stuff......I can honestly say that this generation...started for me....yesterday when i bought MGS4....Easily 1 of the best games ive ever played in my life...
mightydog01  +   2795d ago
No1 best game I've ever played
MGS4 is the best game I ever play its bloody awesome in WOW everything about it there not a single fault with it. I just cant believe how awesome it is. Its the best game I ever play yes and I've played gears of war its in a league of its own and I will say it again its bloody awesome in gob smack Wow factor.....
Jim Crowslaw  +   2795d ago

EDIT: if ur gonna disagree at least say why, i didnt retract from any other title im simply stating what i personally feel about this gaming experience
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SUP3R  +   2795d ago
"Is it possible to give a game an 11? If so, this would be the game that would merit that score."

Can you say Game Of The Year??
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Bubble Buddy  +   2795d ago
Wow. I'm lucky to own two games rated perfect by IGN in the time span of less than two months. Downside: Exams are starting on Monday. Good job Kojima and team. Kudos to you. This is a game I'd pay $80 for.

P.S I love the dramatic song and the way he talks in the review :D.
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Wildarmsjecht  +   2795d ago
Oh...snap. I did NOT expect IGN to give it a 10. Not at all. Wow...Well, time for Gamespot to follow the crowd and give it a great grade. Fact of the matter is, IT DESERVES IT!!! This game is epic in every sence of the word.
Telmarine  +   2795d ago
2 games within 3 months of each others release get a 10/10 on IGN.

I never thought I would see the day.

Edit: Sorry I didn't mean to reply to your comment, technical problems
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Ninja-Sama  +   2795d ago
Game of the Freakin' Year.
-Maverick-  +   2795d ago
The Wood  +   2795d ago
ELite_Ghost  +   2795d ago
HOLY...........SHNITZEL!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!
ELite_Ghost  +   2795d ago

whoops wrong zone... oh well!
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beavis4play  +   2795d ago
man, you can be forgiven and stay here this time.
your statements are only the truth. anyone who plays this will be forced to agree.
NiteWarrior  +   2795d ago
Usually i never, EVER judge a game from its reviews but for the first time im gonna buy a game b/c of its reviews, i wasnt planning on getting this game but after this year i am definetly gonna pick a copy up.
beavis4play  +   2795d ago
don't wait, go now!
the game is amazing in every sense of the word.
harv052  +   2795d ago
On another note...f*ck me! I heard the following today at my local XXXMart today, and this is no f**king joke. a guy asks the clerk:

"Hi. Have you received MGS4 for the 360?"

I had to chuckle....
The Wood  +   2795d ago
maybe it was POG
i joke. where is he anyway?
Jim Crowslaw  +   2795d ago
the store shouldve went on emergency shutdown override Defcon 6 for the mere utterance of those words.
princejb134  +   2795d ago
some guy came in at gamestop asking one of the workers
hi i would like to purchase metal gear solid 4 for the xb360
the guy looked at him like if he was stupid
skynidas  +   2795d ago
I feel happy :)
The Wood  +   2795d ago
I feel good;)
Jim Crowslaw  +   2795d ago
i feel satisfied :}
MikeGdaGod  +   2795d ago
i feel drunk ;)
Surfman  +   2795d ago
i feel dirty
Diugu  +   2795d ago
I feel like a million dollars.
athlon770  +   2795d ago
I feel tired
thehitman  +   2795d ago
shyt they better
How could they not give the future GOTY a 10?
Makroyale  +   2795d ago
The only review anyone should care about!!!
The PS3 now has the highest rated exclusive...
OC Shock Value  +   2795d ago
That might be the truest thing i have heard on this site.

Have a bubble sir
Light Yagami  +   2795d ago
RIP Xbox 360
*Writes Xbox 360 in notebook*

Defenitely a great game. Can't stop playing it.
mightydog01  +   2795d ago
yeah me to cant stop playing it, fu#king awesome best game I ever played the gfx and sound are awesome and I mean awesome. Its bloody awesome.... wow factor definatly GOTY
PR0NE  +   2795d ago
no he was talking about his death note, i wonder what's the heart attack of a 360, oh wait i already know: RROD, i wonder if it's you who's been breaking all the 360 consoles =P
but aren't you supposed to be dead.....

back to MGS4, simply GOTY
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trancefreak  +   2795d ago
i just got it i havnt gotten too far yet but its simply amazing. everyone here at my home is in total aw. so far its simply exceeds my expectations. any console gamer should give this game a try.
Whoooop  +   2795d ago
The game is the real deal. For every MGS fan this is gold.

I'm enjoying every second of gameplay, every cut-scene, every detail, every environment.... everything.

Every PS3 owner with interest in this game, should get it.
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devilhunterx  +   2795d ago
still dont care about reviews, still love the game.
eagle21  +   2795d ago
Game Informer, IGN (US), Game Pro.... 10

Edit @below: yes, but this one is carrying exclusive weight.
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OOG  +   2795d ago
ummm they gave a 10 to GTA4 what a lil over a month ago?

ah nvm you edited most of your post now
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beavis4play  +   2795d ago
i have finished the first 2 acts and won't say anything that might spoil the game in any way.
simply put: wow.

and to those "reviewers" who were nagging about long cutscenes: go f#ck yourselves! (especially the idiot from eurogamer. he should apologize to konami and kojima. then he should quit his job. he clearly is incompetant) the cutscenes are brilliant. i take in every second of the video and hang on every word for fear i'll miss something.

edit: at agent x (comment 21) why do you feel it's over-rated? have you played it? just curious.

this game is a treat beyond any and every expectation. if this isn't game of the year; then there shouldn't be one.
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TrevorPhillips  +   2795d ago
isnt 10 kind of overrated game should of got atleast 9.3-9.4
Jim Crowslaw  +   2795d ago
Agent X u gotta go

and i gotta go back to the game as ive now ran outta zealous bubbles
eagle21  +   2795d ago
I don't think 360 has one of those from IGN (USA)

edit: And I mean exclusives...yes both PS3 and 360 got a 10 for GTA IV.
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Mr_Showtime1  +   2795d ago
Well I'll be damned
Epic game.
Truly deserves the praise, well done to Kojima and his team.
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