Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Sony PlayStation 3, 2008)
About this product
|Solid Snake returns as an older, battle-hardened veteran in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Series creator Hideo Kojima reprises his role as director as he brings the critically acclaimed stealth-action series to PlayStation 3 with a number of new elements. The futuristic setting now features expansive, war-torn environments with rival nations vying for control over both territory and technology. Sporting grizzled hair, wrinkles, and a moustache, the weary Snake also has an eye patch that pays homage to his character's inspiration, Escape from New York's antihero Snake Plissken.|
Christened "Solid Eye" by Kojima, the eye patch serves as a multifunctional display that allows Snake to view infrared signals, radar, and more. As Snake sneaks through bombed out areas, interior locales, and other detailed environments, players will be able to shape the cinematic storyline through their in-game actions. Missions can be accomplished in multiple ways, and Snake's decisions during the course of play will influence how characters react to him. As in previous games, players can attack enemies in close quarters combat, wear disguises, perform acrobatic moves, use a variety of inventive gadgets, and call on familiar characters for assistance and information.
|Game||Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots|
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 3|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood, Crude Humor, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence|
|Number of Players||1-16|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Metal Gear Series|
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- awesomeg7Aug 28, 2008by
MGS4 Does it make you say wow?
One thing you should know about this game is that for the PS3 it is a solid game. It is not the best game on the system but it is a very good game in the end. The number one game on the system is Uncharted. Does the game compete with what is on the xbox 360? Is it a reason to buy a PS3 instead of an xbox 360? The answer is absolutely NOT. If you are considering buying a PS3 just to play this game you should save your money. Its just ONE game and its not even the best game on the system. Save your money buy a 360 you'll enjoy games more because they look better and run better on the 360. Don't take that as that I hate my PS3 because I don't. But take it from someone who owns both systems and works for a video game store. The 360 is by far a better value for your money. MGS4 is a solid game but that is it. Its not even one of the top 100 of all time. Good luck if you choose to buy the system for this game because you will be let down in the end. If you already own a PS3 then yes this game should be part of your line up.Read full review
- jupitor987Aug 13, 2008by
An Excellent Game, and Amazing Conclusion
MGS4 is, in essence, an experience. True, it is a video game...but a game like no other. While playing the conclusion to the MGS series, of which I have been playing since I was in 9th grade back in '99, there were emotions that arose that no other form of entertainment has ever even come close to stirring. MGS4 is one of the most depressing games ever created, mix that with its amazing ability to raise nostalgia within long term fans, and you have yourself one of the most powerful pieces of entertainment this decade. In short: the story's conclusion is sure to not disappoint.<br><br>Of course gameplay is ultimately the most important aspect in (most) video games. It just so happens that MGS4 also tends to excel in this area, as well. If comparing the gameplay most closely to a past title, I would have to say that it most resembles MGS3. Snake will not find himself often limited within corridors with enemies with cone shaped fields of vision. Instead, he will be hiking through battlefields, trying to sneak past as two factions battle it out. Camo makes another appearance, although thankfully it is done automatically by the game, destroying the need for constant start-menu interruptions, as was the case in MGS3. Although at times MGS4 at times feels closer to a 3rd person shooter than a stealth game, at its core the stealth elements remain. On easier difficulty settings, however, you may find it possible to Rambo your way through enemies...<br><br>If I had to find a complaint in MGS4, it would only be that there were actually, in my opinion, too many weapons. It was hard to manage all of the weapons I was collecting, as you are only allowed to equip a set number at any given time. Furthermore, you have the ability to customize your weapons with silencers, laser sights, grenade addons, etc. I eventually found the weapons I felt most comfortable with, and just stuck with those...but this ultimately allows for more replayability.<br><br>Graphically speaking, the game is phenomenal. It is the best graphical product I have seen this generation. The level of detail for every element of the game is amazing, from generic enemies, to main characters, to major villains, to weapons, to dust, to vehicles, to terrain, and etc.<br><br>Then there's the online component...<br><br>I could rave about MGS4 for many more paragraphs, but let me conclude with a tl;dr...<br><br>-in depth gameplay, with multiple possibilities in completing objectives<br>-extremely details high definition graphics, some of the best seen this generation<br>-one of the most powerful emotional rides found in entertainment (really only applies to long term fans, however, due to its strong reliance on nostalgia)<br>-absolutely amazing conclusion, which manages to tie up pretty much every loose end left from previous installments<br>-an excellent online multiplayer experience<br><br>MGS fans: you are surely not going to be disappointed.<br>Newcomers: well, the story won't make much sense without playing 1-3...Read full review
- wolveric0Oct 21, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Excellent movie with a little brilliant gameplay
One of the few real 1080p with anti aliasing, it looks beautiful, the gameplay is brilliant even thou is wey few than the cutscene time, is insane the amount of real time cutscenes, but if you are a metalgear solid fan (like me) you will enjoy every second of it.
- ben4693Aug 13, 2015by
Perfect game, well worth the price and the wait.
So far It's been a blast! I've been waiting to play this game since MGS2 first came out years ago, and then I had a 360 for a long time so never got the chance to play this until now. Being that it's been so many years since I've played an espionage style game as opposed to straight up action or FPS, it was a rough adjustment at first, but it's easy to pick up on once you really get into it. I couldn't stop laughing when the walker destroyed the cardboard box at the beginning of the game, freakin awesome.
- rayroehl12May 4, 2015by
this game is really good if you have played the other games play this one. if you are new to the series play the hd collection. the only issue is the long cut scenes there are two one hour long scenes some are half hour just a lot of long cut scenes.