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Xbox OneGames TM (2015)
But, honestly, that’s about it. It would be ludicrous to assume Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will appeal to everyone, but it is absolutely the best game in the series – and one of the best games we’ve ever had the privilege of playing. It’s an incredible exercise in scope and player freedom, rewarding you for playing with, mixing and modifying its core mechanics. This might well be Kojima’s last ever Metal Gear, but he and his team at Kojima Productions are going out on the highest of highs.
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PlayStation 4Games TM (2015)
But, honestly, that’s about it. It would be ludicrous to assume Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will appeal to everyone, but it is absolutely the best game in the series – and one of the best games we’ve ever had the privilege of playing. It’s an incredible exercise in scope and player freedom, rewarding you for playing with, mixing and modifying its core mechanics. This might well be Kojima’s last ever Metal Gear, but he and his team at Kojima Productions are going out on the highest of highs.
100
PlayStation 43D Juegos (Sep 04, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid levantó los cimientos sobre los que se erige el género de la infiltración. Ahora Kojima redefine el género que él mismo auspició metiéndolo con éxito dentro de una estructura de mundo abierto. Buenas decisiones, una dirección clara, profundidad jugable, acabado sensacional y una temática brillante demuestran que el japonés ha dominado el arte de dirigir, escribiendo uno de los más importantes capítulos de esta franquicia. La V es de Venom, la V es de venganza… pero la V es sobre todo de victoria.
100
PlayStation 4GamesRadar (Sep 16, 2015)
I could write thousands of sentences, in infinite combinations, and still not feel like I was doing this grand, bewildering work justice – yet the most fitting conclusion lies within MGS5 itself, and a hidden audio tape of devastating economy and purport. Without resorting to spoilers, its sentiments are a fitting sign off for this most remarkable of series: sometimes the best way to express your feelings is with an absence of words.
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Xbox OneAttack of the Fanboy (Sep 06, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain exceeds even the wildest expectations of what is possible for a sandbox stealth title. While it deviates slightly from what we’ve come to understand a Metal Gear title to be, The Phantom Pain’s new additions make up for it in spades to sit atop the heap as the best Metal Gear game in the series.
100
WindowsBrash Games (Sep 07, 2015)
I can’t believe the amount of content squeezed into this beautiful created masterpiece that is rumoured to become this years game of the year (unless Fallout 4 can bring some serious firepower to the table). I haven't found many bad points about this game except it claws hours out of my life, drags me away from things I need to get done and immersed me in a world I don't want to leave. The servers do drop out quite regularly but it's not a massive issue really and you don't really notice unless you want to collect your daily reward. This game easily scores 10/10 for a long time a game has come along that actually warrants its ₤55 price tag.
100
WindowsGamer.no (Sep 17, 2015)
Styringen, både når det gjelder skyting og figur, er balansert og responsiv. Man har full kontroll på alt man gjør til enhver tid. Variasjonen i våpen og utstyr man kan ha med på oppdragene er nesten overveldende stor. Og sammen med en av vennene dine kjennes det ikke lenger så ensomt ut å gjøre oppdrag i Metal Gear. Dette er et perfekt farvel til en legendarisk spillserie. Tusen takk Hideo Kojima.
100
PlayStation 4IGN (Aug 23, 2015)
The Phantom Pain is the kind of game I thought would never exist - one where every minute gameplay detail has true purpose. Its lack of story focus is sure to be divisive for the Metal Gear faithful, but the resulting emphasis on my story, my tales of Espionage Action, easily make it my favorite in the series. There have certainly been sandbox action games that have given me a bigger world to roam, or more little icons to chase on my minimap, but none have pushed me to plan, adapt, and improvise the way this one does. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain doesn’t just respect my intelligence as a player, it expects it of me, putting it in a league that few others occupy.
100
Xbox OneIGN (Aug 23, 2015)
The Phantom Pain is the kind of game I thought would never exist - one where every minute gameplay detail has true purpose. Its lack of story focus is sure to be divisive for the Metal Gear faithful, but the resulting emphasis on my story, my tales of Espionage Action, easily make it my favorite in the series. There have certainly been sandbox action games that have given me a bigger world to roam, or more little icons to chase on my minimap, but none have pushed me to plan, adapt, and improvise the way this one does. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain doesn’t just respect my intelligence as a player, it expects it of me, putting it in a league that few others occupy.
100
WindowsIGN (Aug 23, 2015)
The Phantom Pain is the kind of game I thought would never exist - one where every minute gameplay detail has true purpose. Its lack of story focus is sure to be divisive for the Metal Gear faithful, but the resulting emphasis on my story, my tales of Espionage Action, easily make it my favorite in the series. There have certainly been sandbox action games that have given me a bigger world to roam, or more little icons to chase on my minimap, but none have pushed me to plan, adapt, and improvise the way this one does. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain doesn’t just respect my intelligence as a player, it expects it of me, putting it in a league that few others occupy.
100
Xbox OneThe Guardian (Sep 03, 2015)
There are, surely, only a handful of financial backers in the world who would be willing or able to finance such an ambitious project, and to such a preposterous degree of finesse. Konami’s gamble is our gain. Metal Gear Solid V is a game-changing triumph. It is comfortably the best stealth game yet made. But that accolade sells the game short. This is the final evolution of a video game director’s singular vision, one first painted in the crude pixels of the 1980s and now fully realised, fully resplendent.
100
Xbox OneImpulse Gamer (Sep 13, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid V Phantom Pain is an interactive piece of art that truly pays homage to the original game and successfully expands the franchise into an open-world game. The gaming mechanics are flawless as are the beautiful graphics that go hand in hand with the gameplay and audio. Game of the Year hey? Well… it’s a close fight between this title and the Witcher III and given there are only a few months left, I sincerely doubt another game will come close.
100
PlayStation 4PressStartToPlay (Oct 01, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the series’ swan song and most likely Hideo Kojima’s last game with Konami. It also has my vote as Game of the Year. I rarely ever advertise, but trust me, you won’t go wrong playing this game. You can dump countless hours into it and not see everything it has to offer. While it may be the end of an era, it was one hell of an awesome ride.
100
WindowsDarkZero (Sep 12, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the best playing entry in the series, and while it’s not going to wrap up the entire story in a neat little bow, it’s a technical marvel that works beautifully as a playground for espionage.
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Xbox OneTrueAchievements (Sep 09, 2015)
The Phantom Pain is the kind of game that actually feels as if every seemingly insignificant gameplay detail actually has a real purpose. Every mission, side-op and minute spent assigning staff back at Mother Base makes a real difference to what can or cannot be achieved out on the field. At its core, it is still a stealth-action game, but it never ties you down to just being stealthy. Every mission can be approached in a multitude of different ways and it's left up to the player how to progress. The more manageable approach to storytelling may not seem true to the Metal Gear Solid series to date, but it fits in well with the game's more flexible approach, which lets people attack the game head on or play in smaller bites without needing to worry that at any moment they may have to set aside an hour purely to watch a surprise cut-scene.
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WindowsHooked Gamers (Sep 08, 2015)
Brilliant on nearly every level, I can almost overlook my story issue with the game. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the game that fans have been waiting for since Hideo Kojima teased that he wanted Metal Gear Solid 3 to be massive, but was limited by hardware at the time. Kojima and his team saved the best for last, bringing the long running story of Big Boss to a close with a bang in gameplay, though a slightly stumbling run in the story. Despite that, the Phantom Pain a must play.
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Xbox OneGameCrate (Sep 09, 2015)
This is the Metal Gear universe as it was always meant to be.
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WindowsGameAwards.ru (Sep 02, 2015)
Самое главное достижение Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain заключается именно в целиком и полностью затягивающем игровом процессе. Огромный выбор возможностей наконец-то приносит удовольствие – впервые в серии. Возможно, вышел ещё один прекрасный проект, который задаст новую планку будущим играм. И судя по всему, новая часть в серии Metal Gear Solid уже никогда не станет прежней. И пусть в игре есть небольшие проблемы – их можно простить.
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PlayStation 4411mania.com (Oct 07, 2015)
With a huge following already, the Metal Gear series has definitely set itself up for some new fans. I will now be hunting down the previous entries in the series in the hopes of understanding the craziness that is the world of Snake.
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WindowsPC Gamer (Sep 06, 2015)
I’m truly obsessed with The Phantom Pain, and I think it’s a dazzling example of how exciting open world game design can be. Not just being set in a big or beautiful world, but having the building blocks in place to let players have moments that feel like they belong to them. This is the best I’ve seen that done to date. Metal Gear Solid V is a standard-setting sandbox game that makes perfect sense on PC, and is likely to be the most influential Metal Gear Solid game since the first.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Sep 01, 2015)
Die Geschichte wirkt für Kojima-Verhältnisse überraschenderweise eher routiniert, ist im Vergleich zu anderen Genrekollegen aber immer noch eine Klasse besser - vor allem dank der sehenswerten Zwischensequenzen. Ich könnte jetzt stundenlang von den vielen kleinen Details im Spiel erzählen, der Augenklappe von D-Dog zum Beispiel, dem typischen Kojima-Humor, der Freude nach einer geschafften Mission, oder einfach diesem guten Gefühl, eine Mission so zu lösen, wie ich will. Doch das würde zu lange dauern, deswegen mein dringender Appell an alle, die auch nur im Entferntesten etwas mit Snake und Co. anfangen können: Greift zu, habt Spaß, es lohnt sich!
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PlayStation 4Video Chums (Sep 10, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the definitive stealth gameplay experience. Although you might be let down by its lack of environments and classic Metal Gear Solid moments, there's no denying how incredible of an achievement this game is.
90
Xbox OneMondoXbox (Sep 14, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain è un gioco dai due volti: da una parte troviamo un gameplay solidissimo, capace di dare al giocatore una grande liberà d'azione con un'infinità di variabili capaci di rendere ogni singola partita diversa dalle altre, mentre dall'altra c'è una storia che è sì interessante ed intrigante, ma che risulta diluita in un gran numero di audiocassette e soprattutto lascia diversi discorsi in sospeso, risultando inconsistente e parzialmente incompleta. Fortunatamente, però, i pregi del primo aspetto brillano come una supernova riuscendo a celare parzialmente le pecche del secondo e consegnandoci un gioco che miscela alla perfezione i canoni del genere action-stealth e di quello open world. Se amate il genere (e non serve essere fan di MGS) e siete disposti a chiudere un occhio su una storia non troppo coesa, l'acquisto è obbligato.
90
Xbox OneGames Finder (Feb 28, 2016)
Metal Gear has always been an impressive franchise and the addition of open world and refinement of the foundations have seen the result being the best game yet.
90
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 24, 2015)
Nous pourrions en parler pendant des heures et nous étaler sur les divers aspects du jeu en long en large et en travers mais cela ne changerait rien au fait que Metal Gear Solid V : The Phantom Pain est une réussite et se doit d'être découverte par le joueur plutôt qu'expliquée en détails. Parfait exemple d’une série un brin enclavée dans son modèle, élitiste de par la richesse de son scénario, qui décide de tout changer pour passer à un modèle ouvert, accueillant et varié. Ce changement de modèle s’accompagne d’un bouleversement dans les codes du jeu, qu’il s’agisse du gameplay, du rythme narratif, et de la durée de vie qui dépasse allègrement la trentaine d'heures pour les "gens normaux" et la cinquantaine pour les complétistes.
90
WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Aug 24, 2015)
Nous pourrions en parler pendant des heures et nous étaler sur les divers aspects du jeu en long en large et en travers mais cela ne changerait rien au fait que Metal Gear Solid V : The Phantom Pain est une réussite et se doit d'être découverte par le joueur plutôt qu'expliquée en détails. Parfait exemple d’une série un brin enclavée dans son modèle, élitiste de par la richesse de son scénario, qui décide de tout changer pour passer à un modèle ouvert, accueillant et varié. Ce changement de modèle s’accompagne d’un bouleversement dans les codes du jeu, qu’il s’agisse du gameplay, du rythme narratif, et de la durée de vie qui dépasse allègrement la trentaine d'heures pour les "gens normaux" et la cinquantaine pour les complétistes.
90
PlayStation 4Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 24, 2015)
Nous pourrions en parler pendant des heures et nous étaler sur les divers aspects du jeu en long en large et en travers mais cela ne changerait rien au fait que Metal Gear Solid V : The Phantom Pain est une réussite et se doit d'être découverte par le joueur plutôt qu'expliquée en détails. Parfait exemple d’une série un brin enclavée dans son modèle, élitiste de par la richesse de son scénario, qui décide de tout changer pour passer à un modèle ouvert, accueillant et varié. Ce changement de modèle s’accompagne d’un bouleversement dans les codes du jeu, qu’il s’agisse du gameplay, du rythme narratif, et de la durée de vie qui dépasse allègrement la trentaine d'heures pour les "gens normaux" et la cinquantaine pour les complétistes.
90
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 24, 2015)
Nous pourrions en parler pendant des heures et nous étaler sur les divers aspects du jeu en long en large et en travers mais cela ne changerait rien au fait que Metal Gear Solid V : The Phantom Pain est une réussite et se doit d'être découverte par le joueur plutôt qu'expliquée en détails. Parfait exemple d’une série un brin enclavée dans son modèle, élitiste de par la richesse de son scénario, qui décide de tout changer pour passer à un modèle ouvert, accueillant et varié. Ce changement de modèle s’accompagne d’un bouleversement dans les codes du jeu, qu’il s’agisse du gameplay, du rythme narratif, et de la durée de vie qui dépasse allègrement la trentaine d'heures pour les "gens normaux" et la cinquantaine pour les complétistes.
90
Xbox OneJeuxvideo.com (Aug 24, 2015)
Nous pourrions en parler pendant des heures et nous étaler sur les divers aspects du jeu en long en large et en travers mais cela ne changerait rien au fait que Metal Gear Solid V : The Phantom Pain est une réussite et se doit d'être découverte par le joueur plutôt qu'expliquée en détails. Parfait exemple d’une série un brin enclavée dans son modèle, élitiste de par la richesse de son scénario, qui décide de tout changer pour passer à un modèle ouvert, accueillant et varié. Ce changement de modèle s’accompagne d’un bouleversement dans les codes du jeu, qu’il s’agisse du gameplay, du rythme narratif, et de la durée de vie qui dépasse allègrement la trentaine d'heures pour les "gens normaux" et la cinquantaine pour les complétistes.
90
PlayStation 4The Jimquisition (Sep 06, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is what so many big budget games try and fail to be. Densely packed but not padded with filler content, graphically beautiful yet sleek in its performance, and evocative of Hollywood blockbusters without misunderstanding both the mediums of movies and videogames.
90
Xbox OneZTGameDomain (Sep 11, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the most divisive game in the series for me. On one hand I love the game play. Building up Mother Base, the missions, the stealth and gunplay all feel so refined. The open-world sandbox is endless fun. The Metal Gear portion though sadly disappoints. The boss fights are lackluster, the cut scenes are not as wacky and outlandish as I expected, and the story never really grabbed me. The Phantom Pain is the best “game” in the series by far, but also the worst Metal Gear. Still, it will be hard to top it when it comes time to choose my game of the year.
90
WindowsPC Invasion (INC Gamers) (Sep 16, 2015)
But the game itself? The game itself is utterly fucking glorious. That, really, is the reason for the below score. Regardless of what problems it has – and it really does have problems – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gave me an awful lot of chaotic, emergent, clever, silly, precise, wonderful, ridiculous entertainment, for over three entire days of playtime. In the long run, the problems it had can’t overshadow the spark of joy created whenever I used the many, many mechanics and systems in play to pull off something incredible. It doesn’t have much story of its own, but it gives you the tools to create memorable tales of your own, and that part of it – the game part of it – works damn near perfectly.
90
WindowsSoftpedia (Sep 03, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain makes good on its word and delivers a great experience that's more than worthy of the saga's heritage. However, it's not exactly perfect, as the story requires a lot of pre-established knowledge, not to mention cassette-listening to make sense. The mechanics are polished in the campaign, but the FOB multiplayer does feel a bit pay-to-win with its microtransactions.
90
PlayStation 4Destructoid (Aug 31, 2015)
Despite the fact that I hit a few snags along the way, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain feels like a simultaneous celebration of the series, and a decidedly new chapter. It's equal parts tough and flashy, and it's fitting that if this is Kojima's last Metal Gear, he goes out on a high note.
83
Windows4Players.de (Aug 24, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain ist eine Enttäuschung auf hohem Niveau. Zwar überzeugt Snakes erster Schleicheinsatz in einer offenen Welt durch enorme spielerische Freiheiten, die gelungene Einbindung der Mother Base, nützliche Begleiter und einen gigantischen Umfang, doch dem Missionsdesign und den wenigen, dazu noch kargen Schauplätzen mangelt es auf Dauer an Abwechslung. (...) Vor allem enttäuscht der fünfte Teil dort, wo Metal Gear sonst glänzte: Die Story ist zumindest im ersten Kapitel kaum der Rede wert und die wenigen Bosskämpfe sind meist weit von der Qualität entfernt, die man sonst mit der Reihe verbindet. Erst im zweiten Kapitel fährt Kojima Stück für Stück die starken Geschütze auf, fesselt endlich wieder mit einer spannenden Handlung, weckt Emotionen aus dem Tiefschlaf und zwingt mich auch spielerisch zu Aktionen, die sich teilweise nur schwer verdauen lassen.
83
PlayStation 44Players.de (Aug 24, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain ist eine Enttäuschung auf hohem Niveau. Zwar überzeugt Snakes erster Schleicheinsatz in einer offenen Welt durch enorme spielerische Freiheiten, die gelungene Einbindung der Mother Base, nützliche Begleiter und einen gigantischen Umfang, doch dem Missionsdesign und den wenigen, dazu noch kargen Schauplätzen mangelt es auf Dauer an Abwechslung. (...) Vor allem enttäuscht der fünfte Teil dort, wo Metal Gear sonst glänzte: Die Story ist zumindest im ersten Kapitel kaum der Rede wert und die wenigen Bosskämpfe sind meist weit von der Qualität entfernt, die man sonst mit der Reihe verbindet. Erst im zweiten Kapitel fährt Kojima Stück für Stück die starken Geschütze auf, fesselt endlich wieder mit einer spannenden Handlung, weckt Emotionen aus dem Tiefschlaf und zwingt mich auch spielerisch zu Aktionen, die sich teilweise nur schwer verdauen lassen.
83
Xbox One4Players.de (Aug 24, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain ist eine Enttäuschung auf hohem Niveau. Zwar überzeugt Snakes erster Schleicheinsatz in einer offenen Welt durch enorme spielerische Freiheiten, die gelungene Einbindung der Mother Base, nützliche Begleiter und einen gigantischen Umfang, doch dem Missionsdesign und den wenigen, dazu noch kargen Schauplätzen mangelt es auf Dauer an Abwechslung. (...) Vor allem enttäuscht der fünfte Teil dort, wo Metal Gear sonst glänzte: Die Story ist zumindest im ersten Kapitel kaum der Rede wert und die wenigen Bosskämpfe sind meist weit von der Qualität entfernt, die man sonst mit der Reihe verbindet. Erst im zweiten Kapitel fährt Kojima Stück für Stück die starken Geschütze auf, fesselt endlich wieder mit einer spannenden Handlung, weckt Emotionen aus dem Tiefschlaf und zwingt mich auch spielerisch zu Aktionen, die sich teilweise nur schwer verdauen lassen.
77
WindowsRiot Pixels (Sep 22, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid V часто бывает великолепна, и играть в нее одно удовольствие, хотя тут полно обидных оплошностей и противоречий. Богатая на тактические возможности механика — не очень живой мир. Увлекательное руководство базой и яркие судьбы героев — оборванное на полуслове повествование и безликие побочные задания. И в некоторых элементах игра сильно уступает предыдущим Metal Gear.
75
PlayStation 4Anime News Network (Sep 03, 2015)
Coming to Phantom Pain for the stealth mechanics, you'll get the best the genre has to offer. Coming to it for a Metal Gear experience, you'll walk away wondering if it was even made by the same people. In 1998, what was most astonishing about Metal Gear Solid was how, for all the teasing it gets about being more movie than game, its every moment contained a mission: solve the PAL key code, navigate the minefield, guide the remote-controlled missile through the gas-filled laboratory. It was a scripted experience, dense and focused all the way through. Every task was a puzzle and the solution was rarely "shoot everything on your way to the objective marker." Here, in 2015, the puzzle is always "clean up" and whatever you have on hand will do the job just fine.
 
PlayStation 4Diehard GameFan (Sep 18, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain may have its flaws, but none are so egregious as to keep it from being a joy to play. It kept me engaged for about eighty hours (and I will be going back). Not only is it the most fun I have had with a game this year, it is the most fun I have had so far this console generation.
 
Xbox Onegames xtreme (Sep 02, 2015)
Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain is a different Metal Gear game than ever before; with shades of Peace Walker brilliantly combined with this new take on the franchise. It's sad really that it's Kojima's swansong - possibly the last Metal Gear we might see. Graphics aside, new-gen bells and whistles too - the game excels at offering a fresh take on the play-space each time you make a new sortie, and as you progress, the guards adopt better tactics. Use night a lot, they'll start using flares, flashlights and if you go for the head. Expect them to eventually equip helmets. With adaptive AI, great gameplay features and a bunch of features that unlock the further in you get - you'll spend a lot of quality time with Metal Gear Solid V. I'm also not going to comment on Quiet, because I haven't gotten to her yet. It's a fantastic game because of Diamond Dog and D-Horse.