Pocket-Lint writes: "After the big hoo-hah surrounding early MGS4 reviews, with Konami stopping reviewers chatting about the game in its full, a few slightly poorer scores have dampened the excitement levels a touch. The critics have still been full of praise, but there have been a few hints that Snake's legs may be showing their age.
We all know what to expect with Snake's epic tales these days. There's always going to be tonnes of sneaking about, craftily - and most importantly, quietly - taking out enemies, and lots of time spent not actually playing the game.
Hideo Kojima hasn't attempted to deviate from that tried and tested formula for the series conclusion. With 20 years worth of fans to take care of, Kojima Productions have given long-term fanatics a real treat here."
The good: An epic story, incredible opening Acts, Snake is cool as the proverbial cucumber
The bad: Some cutscenes can go on a little too long, a few bits of hokey dialogue
Verdict: As a game on its own, it's stunning in its own right. Ignore the naysayers who claim the story is dull and tedious, they're just fools. Metal Gear Solid 4 is simply fantastic