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Metal Gear Solid 4 Review: "Quite Possibly The Greatest Video Game Ever Made"

Matthew of SCRAWL writes "The Guns of The Patriots: 30 minute cutscenes, and "more then enough to satisfy anything that moves." Yes folks that was a Revolver Ocelot reference. Metal Gear Solid 4 is a spectacular showcase of what a developer can do on the PLAYSTATION 3." (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) 10/10

sonarus  +   2793d ago
Best game ever might be stretching it. MGS1 still probably has the most impact on me but so far this yr and this gen, i really can't see a game that is better than MGS4. Its certainly the best MGS but the impact of the first one shall remain with me forever. Hiding in cardboard boxes, reading of memory cards, all that stuff was unheard of back then.

I think everyone is calling it best game ever because its so hard to imagine a game better than it but i am sure if i think back to PS2 era really hard, i can at least think of a game that comes close at least to me. Only one i can think of right now is shadow of the collosus.
kingOVsticks  +   2793d ago
even though I disagree with your opinion I pushed agree
because I know what you mean, there is always that one game that will reside in are hearts mine was shenmue 1.Its not the greatest game of all time like mgs4 but its just one of those games that really made me appreciate Japanese culture and video games in general .It also the first game that I played that made me experience peace , it was like being high on life with out moving an inch or stepping a foot outside..I also felt that with ico,SOTC,grandia,ff7,(played in ps2 gen), legend of zelda ocarina of time and now MGS4.I don't think you can experience it while playing an ultra violent game or a game with constant loud noise's or high octane adrenaline imo..... cheers for a meaningful games :)
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BulletToothtony  +   2793d ago
Well sonarus... even thou it's a BOLD thing to say...
Some people can only speak out of their own experiences...

To some people this is an insult, to others this statement is true.

To me personally i have said many times in this website that this is true. This is indeed the best game that i've ever played..

How long have i been playing you ask.. let's just say that i owned an Atari 1600.. and since then i've owned almost every console.

But no other game has made me feel the way that MGS4 did, no other game kept me thinking about the story 48 hours after i was done with it.

In MY eyes mgs4 is the best game ever made.
sonarus  +   2793d ago
Exactly. You can tell the game strives to be more than just your average game. Shenmue is another game that should go in the one of the best games ever list. Its one of those games that you will remember for life. MGS1 everyone remembers for life. The impact MGS1 had on me cannot be matched by any other game EVER. First time i played it i was harassing my parents for a PS1 the next day. It left me feeling disgusted over my N64.

Sigh those were the good old days where you get a good grade and you use that to get a new game:(. Now i have to buy my own sh1t
barom  +   2793d ago
It's all a matter of opinion. Personally I found Okami to be the one game that has blown me away beyond my imagination and I would easily rank it as the best game ever made of course it's all my opinion. It's story, the world, gameplay mechanics, the characters, the style basically everything about the game is beyond perfection. It's a game I think no one but the game director could have come up with. Also the style is so unique that the graphics might never age (it hasn't so far)

As for MGS4, I can easily say that this has been so far my greatest gaming experience on this generation of consoles. It's something I will remember for sure. It has been able to capture my emotions many times and it's been the first time I was quick to do a second playthrough (normally I lay the game down for months and maybe even years). Also it's gonna ruin my grades (so many exams coming up) which will be another thing to remember it by.
deeznuts  +   2793d ago
Best game ever might be stretching it, yes. But he did temper it with the "quite possibly" leaving the door open for another game. But the fact it's even a discussion is a testament to the quality of the game. Everyone will always have a different GOAT game, but there are those who are in contention. This guy argues MGS4 is one of them.
ThanatosDMC  +   2793d ago
@ sonarus
"Now i have to buy my own sh1t" <--- HAHAHAH

Bubbles for you!
cmrbe  +   2793d ago
Its like this for me
MGS1 left me in awe.

MGS2 left me confused.

MGS3 left me in tears(literal).

MGS4 left me speechless.

@Sonuars. With great power comes great responsibility hehe yeah i know what you mean :).
solidt12  +   2793d ago
Yeah this will go down as the best game in history. I just beat the game with the rating of an eagle. It took 24 hours.
NO_PUDding  +   2793d ago
For me, I doubt I ahve been gamign as long. I startign gamign witht he Playstation.

So I played MGS and MGS3 (had to play MGS2 more recently) and they were special, and idneed Psycho Mantis did effect me, and my perception of games a lot.

But Shadow of the Colossus is all I ever think about when I think of most memorable experiences. Every moment I experienced int hat, seemed to portray some depth, even if it was pretentious.

I lvoed it, and that for me is the best game ever. Best agme this generation? MGS4 hands flat down.
supergamer  +   2793d ago
i agree, MGS4 is an EPIC MASTERPIECE and should not be missed!
jwatt  +   2793d ago
Johnny is the man!
kingOVsticks  +   2793d ago
&quot;Quite Possibly The Greatest Video Game Ever Made&quot;
daaaamn straight. Okay that meta score has been 9.6 15 10's ago when is it hitting up 9.7 >_<
-Maverick-  +   2793d ago
It most certainly is. Take in what all the reviews are saying BOTS.

PS3 just got the best game so far this generation. hahhahahahahahah

SmokingMonkey  +   2793d ago
you know how everyone has been talking about video games and movies eventually merging?
MGS4 will go down in history as the 1st game to achieve this masterpiece Movie/Game/Anime hybrid.
i hope future games have cutscenes like MGS4's, makes for better Single Player experience. and online Multiplayer and co-op are also a must IMO
thesummerofgeorge  +   2793d ago
I agree, the cutscenes are what makes the experience what it is, and when they're as seamless as MGS4 it makes you really feel like you're interacting with a sick ass movie. Fight between Raiden and Vamp (the first one) .... Easily the sickest cutscene in videogame history (in my opinion of coarse).
Old Snake  +   2793d ago
This game is amazing. I teared up a little when playing Act 4 and the "The Best is Yet to Come" music kicked in.
Silogon  +   2793d ago
I have had my reserves about the game but after beating it and going back thru it for a second time right now I can see why people think so. I don't think it is more fun than Uncharted, I beat it 13 times, but I do think it is better overall.

Mgs4 just feels complete. I've only had this feeling with 1 other game in my life and that was Shadows of the Collosus and maybe Zelda 1 for the nes.

Uncharted was great and will probably remain my favorite Ps3 experience but man Mgs4 is so incredible that anyone who doesn't buy a ps3 for it is missing otu on something in their gaming life line.

All I can say. I'm sure I'll get disagreed with because that's what people here like to do to people they don't like, but fact is fact and I don't play favorites on my systems.
Whoooop  +   2793d ago
Ahhh Sh*t
Another perfect score...
The_Kills  +   2793d ago
Best game ever?
Thats pushing it. But hey, I would call it that if i didnt know so many other great games. The story, and the span of such a saga, and how it's all wrapped up in this epic showcase of technical prowess and as an art form that sets new standards in the gaming industry, is definately something to behold.

I just cant be thankful enough to the people who created this game. And for Hideo bringing out such an astounding vision into the gaming genre.

Truely a game not looking to just earn a cheap buck. A game definatley worthy of much praise.
SacT0wnF1n3st  +   2793d ago
I wouldn't say it's the best game ever BUT it should be the first nominee if there is such an award in the future.

The cut scenes are awesome. The ones at the end act 2 and 4 are as epic as it gets and the end of act 3 is pretty emotional.
DJtyler  +   2793d ago
Best game Ever?
If you are going to disagree name a game that's superior. My favorite game ever is GTA Vice City. I don't know if it deserves a higher score or more praise than MGS4 but it's my favorite.
The_Kills  +   2793d ago
The problem with naming the gr8est game ever
Is that it fails because the other games are a completley different genre.

I understand comparing oranges to tangerines since they are fruits and of a similar quality, but oranges to tomatoes (since they are both fruits the arguement is still valid as we would be comparing games in such a case) is ridiculous.

I think its safe to say, that MGS4 is the best stealth oriented game ever.

Because lets face it, when comparing every game to MGS4, that would be stupid, as someone can simpley say. "oh but Ninja Gaiden has a better combat system"

Mutley416  +   2793d ago
It`s easily the most entertaining game i`ve played in a long time-

But if you look @ MGS series. back when MGS1 came out we where saying the same thing(BEST GAME EVER)-
MGS2, was(9)ok MGS3(8.5)...ehh
but really they just are back on track with MGS4(10) if you think about it-
These guys just make great games- You can tell they truly care about making a great game...not just Dollars.
PimpHandHappy  +   2793d ago
just finished
23 hours

Best game i have ever played even if i would have liked a bit more interaction during some of the epic scenes

Im restarting on the hardest level

and yea

some DRAMA at the end! When i say drama i mean tears!

not mine but dam close
cr33ping_death  +   2793d ago
i got HAWK as well along with, Pig and Panther?
Big Jim  +   2793d ago
Shadow of the Collosus, Ico, Portal, Half-Life 2, Okami, FFVII, Destiny of an Emperor, and probably some other games I can't remember are all better than MGS4. Action will always be better than stealth. Of course, its all a subjective matter of opinion.
pwnsause  +   2793d ago
the thing with this game is, theres action all over the place, its just up to you weather to use stealth or just go out guns blazing, it isnt like the other MGS games. thats what makes this game so special, i beat this game with an eagle emblem BTW. yes its more rewarding if you use stealth to get bonus items, but the fact that you can change the tide of battle in the game, makes you want to go all out.
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RememberThe357  +   2793d ago
Are you serious...
You obviously haven't played the game, otherwise you'd know that you can play the game as a shooter. You CAN play the game the way you want. Stealth, action, or somewhere in between.
Big Jim  +   2793d ago
The combat is simply not up there with top shelf shooters, lets get serious. Plus, the CQC is insanely complicated and difficult. Besides, when I try to play it as a shooter, the PMCs will just call in a seemingly infinite supply of back-up dudes. I don't think its possible to kill everyone in an area and move on, the way you can in games like Resistance. Maybe I'm wrong. I really hate it when someone assumes that I haven't even played a game just because I don't think its the greatest game ever made.
RememberThe357  +   2793d ago
It's not at all because you didn't say it was the best game ever made. Thats all you, go for it. You were implying that the game didn't have action and was only stealth, this lead me to believe you hadn't played the game because there is a lot of shooting in the game, at least thats how I played it. You can't go through the game with guns blazing that is true, you have to be smart about it. You have to choose your battles wisely. If you mix the action and stealth it works magically.
Big Jim  +   2793d ago
The truth is, I think its a great game. I really like it, especially the cutscenes. I've just too many games get too much hype over the past year, so I'm sensitive to hype. MGS4 is an awesome game.
pwnsause  +   2793d ago
"he combat is simply not up there with top shelf shooters, lets get serious. Plus, the CQC is insanely complicated and difficult."

the CQC was pretty easy here. its just like MGS3 cqc, but with more moves, and obviously theres a help section on that to help you master the CQC moves that are available.
PimpHandHappy  +   2793d ago
hey Jim
im guessing you played it? MGS that is

i played all those old a$$ games you mention and not a one holds a candle to what MGS4 is

I just played the game like a action game dude! I had around 500 kills. They have awards for being a killer and being a sneak so in fact MGS4 is both action and stealth

RememberThe357  +   2793d ago
Guys the article didn't say &quot;Everyones Favoirait Game Ever&quot;
It said "Quite Possibly the Best Game Ever Made". Name a game that is better than MGS4. And no don't saying anything if you haven't played it.
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RememberThe357  +   2793d ago
I didn't even quote the title right. And I can't edit it anymore... You got the point though.
Rapsonator  +   2793d ago
Edumicate, Re-Educations
People need to go to school and learn what a good narrative is.

Half of MGS4 is brilliance, and the rest is self-satisfying ham-handed trite.
Mutley416  +   2793d ago
Big Jim-
It`s a Solid shooter...I can put whole battalions down with my Dart gun...LOL

And RFOM is the Gold Standard of the FPS- It`s no RFOM Adrenaline reload and KACKKACKKACK reload,

But It`s solid...LOL(Solid)

The real fun is the Stealth- The true game comes out then- You can`t hear and see all the sight`s if your just trying to put a bullet in everybodies head-

Hold a couple of them up, then knock them out...lots o fun-

Toss a few playboys out there...Live a little-

I`m betting it would be fun to see how many you could Kill & how few-
resistance100  +   2793d ago
Dam so thats 51 perfect scores and counting

10/10 from kombo
10/10 from gamespot
10/10 from IGN
10/10 from Playstation Official Magazine UK
10/10 from GamePro
10/10 from Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
10/10 from Game Informer
10/10 from Gameplayer
10/10 from Console Monster
10/10 from PSX Extreme
10/10 from AceGamez
10/10 from Famitsu
10/10 from MeriStation (Spain)
10/10 from PlayStation Beyond
10/10 from Empire Online
10/10 from neocrisis
10/10 from Rise of Games
10/10 from pocket-lint
10/10 from gamespot(UK)
10/10 from JeuxVideo.FR
10/10 from bingegamer(BG)
10/10 from PSU
10/10 from Dubious
10/10 from 411
10/10 from X-Play
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10/10 from Eurogamer Portugal
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10/10 from Level 26
10/10 from PSM (Italy)
10/10 from Playr (bravo uk)
10/10 from ReelGamers
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10/10 from TheSixthAxis
10/10 from Thunderbolt Games
10/10 from Sci Fi Weekly
10/10 from Giant Bomb
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10/10 from Gaming Age
10/10 from QJ.Net
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10/10 from Scrawlfx
Veryangryxbot  +   2793d ago
Another perfect10. From Lazygamer.
And rumor has it FF13 is coming out...THIS YEAR in Japan!

Syronicus  +   2793d ago
The best game ever?
For me it is. As with all other reviews, this is an opinion. Thankfully however, they share my take on the game.

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