Games Asylum: "Either we missed something between Metal Gear Survive’s reveal and launch, or Konami has pulled off some classic misdirection. After its somewhat disastrous debut, many gamers billed Survive as a generic co-op zombie shooter with tacked-on crafting elements, simply because that’s what the trailer portrayed. It was deemed the safest and laziest route for Konami to take, and fans were livid.
While the end result certainly lacks Hideo Kojima’s trademark eccentric imagination, to call it a generic zombie shooter would be way off the mark – it’s a slow-paced survival game that’s single-player oriented, in which confrontations with the zombie-like Wanderers aren’t all that common. That’s to say, more time is spent scavenging than shooting"