GamesRadar: Boss battles usually blow. Your average one normally elicits all kind of disagreeable emotions. And by 'disagreeable emotions' we mean makes you drop loads of F-bombs, throw a pad through your plasma TV, followed by copious amounts of totally manly weeping in the foetal position. The Metal Gear Solid series is different, though.
Ever since 1998, Hideo Kojima and his talented team have been giving us awesome boss encounters without fail. Seriously, their batting average is ridiculous. Whether trying to best Snake Eater's ancient sniper in an hour long battle of endurance or switching pad sockets to psyche out Psycho Mantis, Snake's epic scraps have constantly punched through the fourth wall. Below, we'll recap some of the best ones and look at what other games could learn from the Gear's boss-battling master class.