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Metal Gear Solid

Platform : PlayStation
Rated: Mature
4.7 out of 5 stars 407 customer reviews
Metascore: 94 / 100

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  • Lightly Armed and facing an army of foes, Snake must avoid firefights in order to survive.
  • If Snake can locate them he can utilize advanced hardware, ranging from silenced pistols to ground-to-air missiles.
  • Enemies react to sight and sound - so stay quiet and stay in the shadows.
  • State-of-the-art graphics, textures, transparencies, models & explosions.
  • Taut, gripping story with multiple endings - a truly cinematic experience.
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You are Solid Snake, a superspy who's half James Bond, half Snake Plissken, and you are mean. Your mission isn't terribly new (infiltrate a terrorist base and blow everything up), but the gameplay is: your numerous enemies are watching for you, and you are encouraged to sneak rather than simply charge in. Every level brings new challenges. You fight snipers, invisible ninjas, psychic warriors, and even an M-1 tank! As the father of the modern spy game genre, this game is an instant classic.

Your allies and superiors speak to you via a cool, implanted radio, monitoring your progress, offering tips--but failing to give you the full story. The combination of a mysterious and engaging plot and high in-game tension makes this a thrilling ride. Campy humor also abounds as you rescue beautiful women, verbally spar with your allies, and blow up enemies in the bathroom. A user-friendly control interface allows for sniping, hiding, crawling, and running, and the graphics leave nothing to be desired. If you like espionage, spy movies, or just want to own and play a piece of gaming history, then this is a must have. Metal Gear Solid is one of the all-time greats. Game tip: Secretly attach plastic explosives behind an enemy, sneak out of the room, and see what happens. --Allen Stewart


  • Story well-integrated into gameplay
  • Stealth favored over brute force
  • Challenging puzzles
  • Puzzles can be frustrating
  • Torture scene too intense for younger gamers

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ASIN B00001X50M
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4.7 out of 5 stars 407 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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Product Dimensions 5.6 x 4.9 x 0.4 inches
Media: Video Game

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By A Customer on January 9, 2000
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Metal Gear Solid is probably the best game I've ever played. It's not just another action game, its got some really innovative stuff in it. The biggest thing about this game is the fact that you have to be stealthy. This isn't just another game full of mindless gunfights; if you charge into every enemy you see, you won't make it far. Also, MGS has one of the best video game stories ever, and it has great voice talents to back it up. The boss fights are cool too because a lot of them require some neat strategies. For those of you who are fans of first person shooters, don't worry, there's still plenty of weapons and gadgets in MGS. The only complaint I've ever heard about this game is that is's too short. That may be true, but Resident Evil 2 is even shorter and it didn't get critisism over it. Besides, you'll have to play through multiple times to see both endings and use the extras you get for beating the game. Basically, MGS has been setting the standard for games like Syphon Filter, and I think it always will.
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The Metal Gear Solid series is one of the greatest series of video games ever made and this is where it all started.

From the story, to the graphics, and to the music and settings, this game will amaze you. The production values and quality of this game are tremendous.

And the gameplay?

Brilliant! As those Guiness guys would say...

The key to this game is stealth and not all out running and gunning. If you fight upwards of two guys at a time, you will die. Its pretty much that simple.

But to help you in your stealth mission is a boatload of cool gadgets that would make James Bond blush. You got silenced handguns and machine guns. Thermal goggles. Night vision goggles. Mine detectors. And the simple yet fun cardboard boxes.

Every item in this game has its own special and unique uses from ketchup to cigarettes.

And the best part of this game are the boss battles. Each boss is truly unique, memorable, and a joy to fight. You will have a blast from Psycho Mantis to the Ninja to the climatic battle vs the towering Metal Gear.

This game was voted as the greatest Playstation game of all time by both IGN and Gamespot and for good reason. It is simply one of the best games ever made and already a timeless classic.
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When I heard there was to be a Metal Gear game released on the Playstation, I was happy. I had been a long time fan of the series from the very first game on the NES and even through the crappy Snake's Revenge. I didn't know if that next generation of gamers would know anything about the series, but I was hoping for a good game. My expectations were surpassed beyond anything I could have hoped for. Not only was Metal Gear Solid a good game, it was a great game. Metal Gear Solid is one of the best games (if not the best game) on the Playstation and it should take its place as one of the top games of all time.
While previous Metal Gear games had suggested that stealth was the way to go, and other games had used the concept, I had never seen stealth developed as well as it was in Metal Gear Solid. It was not only a good idea, it was the only way to go. You needed to avoid enemies (as best you could) to be able to make it through the game. When you killed an enemy, you had to do it in a way that nobody saw you or heard you. Metal Gear Solid is called a Tactical Espionage game, and it means just that. You are a spy and spies should not be seen or heard.
Like the other Metal Gear games, you play as Solid Snake (now the legendary Solid Snake). It is your mission to infiltrate the Shadow Moses Island in Alaska, rescue a hostage and see what is going on. From the moment that you begin the game, what you know is being tested and your place in the story is being escalated quickly. You are handed a lot of information about the plot and the reasons behind everything. This game has some very memorable scenes and memorable enemies. Overall, this is one of the best games on the system and I would recommend it to anybody.
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Ok, I have always considered this game as THE best game I have ever played and haven't posted a review but why now? I recently have purchased and finished Metal Gear Solid 2. I had such a high expectation for the sequel because the first one was such a GREAT game.
When there were hypes and information of MGS, i wasn't interested in it at all because i'm a old schooler, just into 2D games. However, when i had a chance to play a demo at Toy'R'Us, i knew i had to get this game for no matter what. So i ended up getting it the day it came out and was so amazed at the masterpiece.
Story line, game play, graphic, music, and fun factor.. all A-rated. The graphic was the best from that time where everything's based with color green. The amount of detail was almost insane to the point where you can literally see mice running around. The appearance of night vision/thermo goggle gave a whole new look. The music was there to really raise this game to another height because the strongest point of this game is its story line, presented through cut scenes. When these emotional/shocking cut scenes are coupled with A-rated music, it really brings out the emotion and shock very effectively. It really brought vibration function to a new standard and believe me, time to time it makes fun out of itself for being a game, which didn't kill the game but rather added more spice to the game. Each character, whether pro/antagonist, there were strong character development though it might be a short cut scene. However, it was more than GOOD enough, you could literally be sympathic with the characters.
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