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.

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pwnsause3355d 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

will113355d 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

Veryangryxbot3355d 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.


FAQS3355d 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!

sunnygrg3355d 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.

theKiller3355d 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_Kutaragi3355d ago

METACRITICS??? I'll rename them Micro$oftCRITICS!!! ;-D

Next-gen STARTS NOW!!! ;-P
(+Good Bubbles for all PS3 fans!!!) ;)

chaosatom3333354d ago

No! hahhahahahahahhahahhahahahahha hahahahha.

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Surfman3355d ago (Edited 3355d 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.

LeSouteneur3355d 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.

Bigrhyno3355d 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.

killax35633355d ago

10 point 0 baby....that's what I'm talking about.

Hopefully GS gives the game at least a 9.0.

iamtehpwn3355d ago

you've redeemed yourself for the great sin of giving GTA IV a 10.

pharmd3355d 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!!!


mikeslemonade3355d ago

Woohoo IGN my favorite new site.

sonarus3355d ago

Hahahha. IGN strikes again.

joydestroy3355d 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.

pharmd3355d ago

@scentless apprentice

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

good call!!!!

MikeGdaGod3355d ago (Edited 3355d 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

ScentlessApprentice73355d ago

Who you rooting for? I'm apart of Laker Nation baby!

The Lazy One3355d ago

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 [email protected] sucked.

Michael Jackson3355d ago

Wooooohoooo! I am totally stoked for this game! Props for IGN, for being true gamers and reviewers.

meepmoopmeep3355d ago (Edited 3355d 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!"

sonarus3355d ago

Game of the forever indeed.

I am also on a break for finals game. Lakers for the FTW!:D

shazam3355d 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.

Genki3355d ago

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.

MikeGdaGod3355d ago


down 24 and they still came back to crush the Lakers

oh yea on-topic, i love MGS4

interrergator3355d ago

noone realy cares about eurogamers kuz they bunch of mgs haters

ScentlessApprentice73355d 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.

Millah3355d 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.

Alvadr3355d 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...

jtucker783355d ago (Edited 3355d 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.