Gamespot - Metal Gear Solid 4 Review

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the most technically stunning video game ever made. It's also a fine example of storytelling prowess within its medium, combining gameplay and narrative so slickly and beautifully that it's impossible to extricate one from the other. It's likely you will emerge awestruck from your first play-through, wishing the experience would continue yet nonetheless satisfied with its conclusion. It's difficult not to sound hyperbolic when discussing MGS4 because every part of its design seemingly fulfills its vision, without compromise. There is no halfway.

The Good:
* A brilliant mixture of storytelling and gameplay
* Mind-blowing audiovisual presentation
* Tight and compelling shooting mechanics
* Gratifying stealth mechanics
* Lots of cool gadgets and weapons that you can tailor to your own style of play.

The Bad:
* Storytelling is heavy-handed
* The single-player experience ends.

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fenderputty3834d ago

Best line ever. Gamespot gives PS3 10/10 ...

I'm playing and loving every minute so far.

fork3834d ago (Edited 3834d ago )

Lyf is well gud men

u shud try an get wan y wil enjoy it insted of playing this game

Sony is poor man i remmba when burlgar breaked into sony base and....... left money. I saw Kaz Hirai throw in an I.O.U note into a wishing well as well. I not lying. i see'd it myself

pimpstation3834d ago


Fission Mailed.

TheSadTruth3834d ago

I want a PS3.. too bad they are so expensive. I hope MGS4 gets a PC or Xbox 360 port within the next year ;/

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3834d ago

You still filming and being the main star of the 'Dumb and Dumber 3' Film??? ;-D

pimpstation3834d ago (Edited 3834d ago )

$400 for the 40gig. The best 360 is $450 and it is inferior to the 40gig PS3. Even a Gamecube with motion controls costs $250. So it's not expensive in comparison to the competition.

I've got a PS3 in every room of my house. Course not everyone's got this much cash money.

JVIDICAN3834d ago

try walmart, get a 40gb ps3 mgs4 and a $100 giftcard

JackBauerIsHIGH3834d ago

Before you make any more posts on this site, PLEASE GO BACK TO SCHOOL!

It hurts my head everytime I see one of your nonsensical posts.

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perils3834d ago

ah more juicy nuggets of sheeat from thon mother forker. what a gimp! ha you should see his comment in which he claims he bought a ps3 and pissed on it then "retarned" it. this guy is lord amongst douche bags! anyway hot damn! a moment of clarity from gamespot or a desperate attempt to salvage some respect? probably a bit of both. awesome game deserves every 10 it gets.

FAQS3833d ago

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disgaea3834d ago

HOLY S**** GS gaves a PS3 game a AWESOME SCORE

Violater3834d ago

Thats it folks pack up your flame suits we are going on vacation, see you all at E3.

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PR0F3TA3834d ago

This Just In:

Hell Has Frozen Over and Reports of 4 Horsemen Have Been Seen Coming From The Heavens

Ghoul3834d ago (Edited 3834d ago )

hey fork. How come your still here and not lifetime banned ?

keony3834d ago

never heard of old wine tastes the best?

Shaner_Bock3834d ago

Bravo! Well said! For a five year old.
Now go back to kindergarten and let us big boys and girls talk about the fact that Lamespot actually gave MGS4 a perfect score.

Chubear3834d ago

I am indeed shocked!... has MS's contract with them been renewed? :P

IzKyD13313834d ago

this is like the 100th account you made, i dont think you get the message, NO ONE WANTS YOU HERE, neither PS3 or 360 users want to here your fanboyism

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BulletToothtony3834d ago

and all that bullcrap about not wanting restrictions to review the game and they god about 1,000 comments from pissed off people who have had enough from them.

They realized that the ps3 userbase is not as small anymore.. so they went ahead and want to kiss butt now..

but i'm sure that gamespot hasn't quite been converted yet...

Winter47th3834d ago

Act4, Twin Suns, heading back to Shadow Moses and remembering Snake's youth brought tears to my eyes ):

This game is F'ing pure perfection!

Michael Jackson3834d ago

Holy cow!!! That's game f*cking spot!!! Giving a PS3 exclusive a perfect score! It's the end of the world! Signs of the times!

barnes3and13833d ago

i have a question. I never played MGS 1,2,or 3. But I obviously want to buy this. Will I be able to understand the story or will the entire thing fly over my head?

lessthanmarcus3833d ago

after 3 hours of play and yet to play online, an 11/10

theKiller3833d ago

the game must be that good that even 360 fanboys cant give it anything less than 10/10!!!!!!!!!!!

wooooooooooooooooow!! wat a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well i bet they wanted to get some attention!! well ok i will visit their site just for this reason!!!

jamilion3833d ago

This makes EDGE and Eurogamer look like the BIGGEST idiots in the WORLD!!!!

theKiller3833d ago

EDGE and Eurogamer r the most idiots in the world, they thought they will lead the other sites as usually bashing any ps3 exclusive but sony was clever enough to make a deal for advertising in gamespot, if sony didnt advertise the game in gamespot they would have game it a 10/10 thats for sure!!!

solidt123833d ago

For any one without a PS3 or any Xbox360 Owner who has been looking for a reason to buy a PS3, this is it. This game being exclusive on the PS3 makes the PS3 worth more than the $399.99 - $599.00 price tag. Im on Act 4 and im in love. I would pay $1000.00 for a PS3 to play this game.

MicroDeath SoftStar3833d ago

but why are these dumba$$e$ still judging games with numbers and why do people listen to numbers? saying this game is 10 out of 10 will never explain just how compelling/fun/atmospheric this piece of media is and listening to some game journalist whos job is to grind and review games is just lame , i wanna hear the opinion of some game nerd who lives and breaths this stuff and not some jerk who plays a game and finishes it ASAP to make some deadline and say exactly what everyone already knows or wants to hear

thesummerofgeorge3833d ago

This game has set a new standard... It really shows what the PS3 is made of. There is nothing on the market right now that can even touch this game. I was looking forward to MGS4, but I had no idea it was gong to blow me away quite like it did. At the risk of sounding like I work for Sony, straight up ,this game is reason alone to own a PS3... No one who plays video games should miss out on this one.

There my rant of praise is over.

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nn3834d ago

epic...must play once more

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jackhammer063834d ago

Dude...not Just GOTY...MGS4 is Game Of Forever for MGS fans....

KOJIMA we BOW to you!!!

The Power of Red3834d ago (Edited 3834d ago )

The only thing that would be reduced from 6.5 to 2.5 is your IQ.

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poos33834d ago

HAHAHA TOGHT GAME SPOT HAS PS3 BUNDLES ADVERTISED WITH MGS4 PACKAGE with it all over their site ofc konamui payed pr that advertising and swayed the vote of gamespot they are not cridble at all p.s i went toby ng2 today and noticedtons of ps3 with grid.,mgs4 bundled now i see how sony sells software in the procress of getting even more broke to buy any new games .

Retro-Virus3834d ago (Edited 3834d ago )

Gamespot ?? really,

They do know it's a PS-3 exclusive right ? LOL

What a great game guys. Man I am proud to be a gamer.

Hideo Kojima, you rock son, been playing it non stop for 13 hrs.

The Metal Gear series still amazes me, god !!

It's been 20 years and still....I am left speechless !!

Condoleezza Rice3834d ago

Gives your exclusive game a 10,you KNOW the said game is nothing less than a masterpiece.

The Power of Red3834d ago

It looks too good to be true... Well, MGS4 is really that good.

-Maverick-3834d ago

This game is just amazing. Don't "believe the hype". Go play this game and you will SERIOUSLY LOVE IT and want to play it over immediately. The scope of the game is amazing and its just so amazing and crazy and hightech.


Metal Gear Solid3834d ago

Peter Jackson is an incredible director with a solid reputation and both critical and commercial praise from millions.

Video Kojima is the gaming equivalent of Michael Bay. They both love Blu-ray and wouldn't know a well-structured competent piece of storytelling if it pissed in their morning coffee.

-Maverick-3834d ago (Edited 3834d ago )


This game has a 1,000,000,000 times better story than ANYTHINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GGGGGG on the Xbox 360. I would know I have one. This game is THAT good.

The Good:
* A brilliant mixture of storytelling and gameplay
* Mind-blowing audiovisual presentation
* Tight and compelling shooting mechanics
* Gratifying stealth mechanics
* Lots of cool gadgets and weapons that you can tailor to your own style of play.

hahahahha jealous turf. I'm playing it. You're missing out and acting jealous to people on the internet you don't even know. HAHAHHAHA PS3 and Metal Gear Solid wins so hard.

HateBoy3833d ago (Edited 3833d ago )

I must admit I'm somewhat of a MGS-hater, never understood the fun in watching an endless amount of clips with tiny bits of stealth action inbetween. But I just got back from my friend who bought the game and I can honestly say I'm blown away, much like GS seem to be. I've never seen anything quite like it, and I doubt I'll see anything better this year (gen?), it's just plain awesome. Wasn't planning on buying the game before release, but I'm man enough to admit I was wrong and pony up the cash for what appears to be one of the best gaming experiences ever.

Note: I'm inclined to agree with the hater above regarding story, I don't care much for it, it's the gamplay that turned me around.

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