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Metal Gear Solid 5

8 / 10

Reviewed by Stuart Andrews

22 December 2015

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

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Hideo Kojima left the Metal Gear Solid franchise and Konami in the only way he knew how: in an incredibly confusing bang.

MGS5 offers some of the most innovative and well-crafted open-world gameplay this generation has seen, with the ability to extract pretty much anything that isn't nailed down back to your home base, with true freedom to explore environments on foot or horseback. Developing Snake with new weapons and building an army was the best the series has seen.

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The story, in true Kojima style, proved a pretty confusing affair, and rushed to its unfinished conclusion, but that didn't take away from what was a phenomenal gameplay experience.

Konami hasn't killed off the MGS franchise, with Metal Gear Survive set to launch this year, and Kojima has partnered with Sony to work on an exciting new IP in the form of Death Stranding. But MGS fans simply must check out this swansong.

Our Score:

9

betelgeus

January 3, 2012, 3:26 am

bit of a disappointing list if you read it like that,uncharted was as good and yet short lived as ever,only arkham city holds up. shock horror no mention of portal 2. skyward sword should be on the list,very underated at least i got a good week out of it compared to most single player versions that last 2 sittings at most.

ClivePounds

January 3, 2012, 3:32 pm

No Portal 2? Really?!

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