''So here we are, the final epic conclusion to one of the most talked-about series in recent video game history. A PS3 saviour or a miserable failure? MGS4 certainly has a lot to live up to and like the main man himself, despite having a few unsightly wrinkles it mostly succeeds.
Firstly if you've neglected to play the earlier titles you'll probably struggle with the complex story and huge set of returning characters – heck, even if you're an MGS aficionado you'll find it difficult to keep up with the plot... but you knew that, right? The game picks up a few years after MGS2 and sees an aged Snake being pulled out of retirement yet again to stop his blood brother Liquid from messing with some sort of nano technology which could bring about the end of the world. Mix this with some pretentious symbolism and techno babble and you know this is definitely standard MGS territory.'' 9/10