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A good barometer of what console gamers think serious gaming is. That is: Arcadish, overhyped, childish and with lots of cheese. Zovni (10627) 1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars
A legend that put the Metal Gear series on the throne! lado (28) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
The Running Gun Blues Adzuken (854) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Megalomaniac arcade game with verbal diarrhea Unicorn Lynx (181441) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A game, a hero and the save the world plot get a hellava lot better. Jason Lee (11) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
The definitive PSX experience. Anatole (61) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
A rare classic. DarkDove (68) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
This game lived up to the hype!! Tarzan Dan (29) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
It was more like a movie Robert C (7) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Almost perfect Raihan Lazuardi (4) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 4.1
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.2
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Overall User Score (178 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Retroage (Nov 03, 2008)
Hideo Kojima, wraz ze swoją wspaniałą produkcją Metal Gear Solid, otworzył oczy chyba każdemu developerowi na to jak powinna wyglądać prawdziwa – wręcz epicka – przygoda zwana „grą”. Ja uważam, iż Metal Gear Solid jest właśnie definicją tego pojęcia. Raz bawi, raz smuci, trzyma w napięciu, nigdy nie zwalnia tempa. Jest to dzieło (bo nazwać inaczej się tego nie da) nie mające sobie równych. To prawdziwy pokaz geniuszu. Podejrzewam, że nie powstanie już zbyt wiele tego typu „wizjonerskich” produkcji. Trzeba sprawdzić na własnej skórze. Uwierz – nie pożałujesz.
GameGenie (1998)
Overall, this game does the one thing I love the most, and that is it's something new! New gameplay, ideas, and concepts are given here in full. The graphics are nice touch not great, but not bad either. The SoundFX shine combined with the Dual Shock. And you won't be let down; this game has a Plot. Oh my god you say, well I'm not lying, the big plot and hours of cut scenes to prove it too. Metal Gear Solid is one Solid game; I'd have to go out saying damn good job Konami.
The Video Game Critic (Jul 15, 1999)
A triumph of style and originality, Metal Gear Solid may quite possibly be the best Playstation game of all time.
Darkstation (Jun 12, 2002)
To sum it all up the game could well be the best title for the platform ever - if not it is very close. If you like the stealth/adventure genre then you will fall in love with this game. If it is not your thing, play it anyway, you will be converted within a hour!
Cheat Code Central (Jan 01, 2005)
In conclusion, the faults of MGS have to be overlooked when faced with a package this incredible. This will be the game that everyone will be playing, talking about and demanding for Christmas and the rest of 1999. I highly recommend this game and give it my highest approval rating yet. Don’t waste time. You need this game. NOW SOLDIER!
Retrogaming.it (Jun 12, 2008)
Tartassati come siamo oggi da mezzi videogiochi sempre più simili a film, una tale mancanza di interazione e una tale fedeltà a rigidi schemi di gioco avrebbero potuto farci storcere il naso, ma Metal Gear Solid è quintessenza della storia videoludica. Chapeau.
Metal Gear Solid leaves me with nothing to whine about. How boring.
Don't listen to the hype surrounding this title because it doesn't do the game justice. Do yourself a favor and purchase Metal Gear Solid at all costs. It is truly a classic gaming experience that no gamer from any background should pass up. Remarkable.
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) (Aug 29, 2005)
Metal Gear Solid is, in my opinion, a product of gaming perfection. From its excellent cast, and its memorable cut-scenes and dialog ("So you're the one that the boss keeps talking about."), MGS is a game that everyone who calls themselves a gamer should play. It can be played at a slow pace, sneaking around the environments, not being seen. Or you can go in Rambo style, guns blazing and taking names, it's really up to you. But was really sells the game is the story. Never in an action game has a story been told the way the one in MGS is. For that reason alone, it deserves a look. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
GamePro (US) (Jul 13, 2005)
Metal Gear Solid is the rarest of things: a video game with looks, brains, and heart. Its combination of excellent action and superb story line makes it one of the PlayStation's top titles.
No doubt about but Metal Gear Solid is probabbly one of the greatest games ever created.The gameplay is spectacular, sound is extrodinary, and the graphics are to die for. Although people say the game is not long, they are kind of right (if you skip everything, skip all of the scenes,don't care about what there talking about, don't fell like getting all of the secrets etc.) Yeah so if you do that you skipped the whole game.
Power Unlimited (Dec, 1998)
Metal Gear Solid is 18 karaats goud en verdient samen met Tekken 3, Tomb Raider en Resident Evil een plekje in de kast van elke PlayStation bezitter.
Game Vortex (Nov 12, 2000)
The game works very well. Metal Gear Solid uses the dual shock feature in a variety of ways, each of which is expertly executed. If you don't already have a dual shock compatible controller, this game is reason enough to get one. Even the FMVs use the dual shock feature (the first time you see the helicopter scene... well, you'll see). Every aspect of the game seems to be nicely integrated, providing an easy to play (yet, not easy to win) game with a high level of complexity. The only part to get used to is that Metal Gear Solid uses the circle button as the action button, while a generally accepted standard in PSX games is to use the X button as the action button. Once you learn the controls, however, everything meshes together in a graceful way. Metal Gear Solid exhibits a level of attention to details which all other developers should strive to achieve... on any gaming platform.
IGN (Oct 21, 1998)
An admittedly ambitious project from the very beginning, Metal Gear Solid has managed to deliver dutifully on all of its promises. From beginning to end, it comes closer to perfection than any other game in PlayStation's action genre. Beautiful, engrossing, and innovative, it excels in every conceivable category.
Video Games (Feb, 1999)
Dieses nahezu perfekt inszenierte Agentenspektakel mit seiner oskarreifen Storyline stellt nicht nur einen simplen Kaufgrund für die PlayStation dar - nein, es liefert handfeste Argumente, mit dem Hobby Videospiel überhaupt erst anzufangen oder es wiederaufzunehmen, falls man je damit aufgehört hatte. Bei anderen Spielen fällt es leicht, im Meinungskasten Vor- und Nachteile abzuwägen, aber Metal Gear Solid ist so einzigartig genial in seiner Gesamtkomposition, daß man als Tester die brillanten Einzelkomponenten auf dem begrenzten Platz gar nicht ausreichend sezieren und entsprechend würdigen kann.
Freak (Nov, 1998)

בקיצור, משחק חובה. רוצו לקנות, כי המשחק הזה לא יישכח להרבה הרבה זמן.

Det har talats mycket om Metal Gear Solid det senaste året och det var länge sedan ett PlayStation-spel hade så stora förväntningar på sig, som dessutom klarar av att leva upp till dem. Hideo Kojima har ännu en gång producerat ett imponerande och otroligt spännande spel som skiljer sig från mängden.
GamesCollection (Dec 11, 2010)
In chiusura, Metal Gear Solid è un capolavoro esattamente come lo era dodici anni fa. La struttura di gioco perfettamente amalgamata alla narrazione e al gameplay crea un prodotto immortale che vivrà e verrà sempre ricordato come uno dei migliori capitoli della saga (il migliore?) e che è stato ed è tutt’oggi una pietra di paragone in un genere particolare come lo stealth, che grazie al capolavoro di Kojima ha visto la sua luce e reincarnazione, mostrandosi al grande pubblico con consecutiva e meritata approvazione nella vastissima rosa di generi videoludici. E anche un certo agente infiltrato con un noto visore notturno dovrebbe ringraziare… chi vuol capire, capisca.
Gaming Target (Nov 20, 2001)
I'd be almost certain that there isn't a soul out there who hasn't played the game of Metal Gear Solid already -- other than anti-video game parents, girls, guys, and the youngsters. But if you haven't had the chance to play the game yet, this time would be a great opportunity with the arrival of the sequel. How often do you get a chance to become the invincible invisible man? Never, I'd say. For the fun, flare, and fulfillment of it all, Metal Gear Solid is one of the greatest games ever made, and shouldn't be passed out on by anybody!
PGNx Media (Aug 26, 2002)
Mr. Kojima knew he had made a winner in spite of the fact that he was constantly under the gun with Konami due to major development troubles early on and it cost the company millions. Any doubts were quickly subdued when the game was a monster hit in the US and in Japan. This game went on to be nominated for 25 awards and it won four. It should have won Best Story, but OoT's story was also outstanding, so it was kind of tough. This is the true meaning of an epic
Mega Fun (Feb, 1999)
Ein virtueller Traum wird dank Konamis Meisterwerk endlich Wahrheit. Noch kein PlayStation-Titel zuvor schaffte eine solch dichte Atmosphäre wie Metal Gear Solid. Der cineastische Soundtrack und die vielen kinoreifen Cutscenes geben dem Spieler ständig das Gefühl sich mitten in einer Hollywood-Produktion zu befinden. Auch spielerisch gibt sich der Thriller keine Blöße. Präzise kann man Solid durch das feindverseuchte Lagerhaus steuern, und die, meiner Meinung nach, beste Dual-Shock-Unterstützung der gesamten PlayStation-Welt lässt den Spieler förmlich mit dem Helden verschmelzen. Des Weiteren beeindruckt den virtuellen Agenten das überaus intelligente Verhalten der gegnerischen Charaktere samt der bärenstarken Endgegner. Kleinere Schönheitsfehler, wie die insgesamt zu gering ausgefallene Gesamtspielzeit oder die starre Kameraperspektive, lassen sich bei solchen Superlativen wahrlich verschmerzen. Der potentielle Nachfolger wird‘s schon richten.
Having now completed Metal Gear Solid in it's entirety I must say that this title sits proudly among the top five experiences that I have enjoyed since the Playstation was launched back in '95. The PSX is no longer the console that can only produce graphical treasures... it now has a good looking title in which gameplay comes out firmly on top.
Game Revolution (Oct 01, 1998)
Let's face it - the hype surrounding Metal Gear Solid would be hard for any game to match. It won numerous awards after E3, and deserved most of them. In the end, we have a great game, one of the best for the system. But its diminished length and excessive no-interactive plot hold it back from truly reaching the highest plateau. Still, this is a must have for any PSX library and a ton of fun.
Edge (Oct 05, 1998)
Ultimately, Metal Gear Solid rewards players in a way only a pitiful number of games do. Just when you think there’s nothing else that it can do to surprise you, along comes a situation that requires a new use for a weapon, or an alternative application of a familiar button. Until the game is finished, its gameplay elements continually threaten to change, offering players new challenges to deal with. While it lasts, then, this is one of the most compelling and satisfying experiences PlayStation owners are ever likely to experience.
Jeuxvideo.com (Mar 11, 1999)
MGS est LE jeu de ce début d'année, certainement la sortie la plus attendue après ZELDA en décembre sur N64. Un must : tout possesseur de Playstation devra avoir joué au moins une fois à ce jeu !
Gamekult (Oct 30, 2000)
Metal Gear Solid n'est pas qu'un simple jeu vidéo. Il est le pionnier d'une nouvelle génération de jeux qui allie tous les bienfaits du cinéma et du jeu vidéo. Solid Snake aura fort à faire s'il veut échapper à la milice armée de son homologue Liquid Snake. La réalisation excellente et le gameplay extraordinaire de Metal Gear Solid en font un incontournable indiscutable.
neXGam (2007)
Der Deutschen PAL Version von MGS stehe ich nach wie vor mit gemischten Gefühlen gegenüber. Zum einen ist die Synchronisation ein Witz gegenüber der US Fassung, zum anderen stört die etwas lieblose Lokalisierung. Diese zwei Faktoren drücken die Wertung leider nach unten. Trotz dieser Kritik ist es ein Pflichttitel in jeder gut sortierten Playstation Sammlung, die Rolle als Solid Snake macht richtig Spaß und die Story fesselt. Diesen Klassiker sollte jeder einmal gespielt haben. Holt euch aber in jedem Fall die US Version, falls verfügbar.
GameSpot (Sep 25, 1998)
At its core, Metal Gear Solid is truly a lesson in stealth. Forget about running into rooms with your gun blazing, leaving nothing alive but an occasional rat. Here, living by the gun readily equates into dying by the gun. Why bother fighting the guards when you can just sneak around behind their backs, crawl along walls just out of the sight range of surveillance cameras, and hide behind boxes?
I know what you're doing right now. You're staring, mouth gaping open, eyes wide, at the Metal Gear Solid (MGS) logo that is up there where the Reviewer's Choice Award is supposed to be. "Where is it!?" you ask, "This must be a mistake! How on Earth could the sequel to two of the coolest games ever to grace a Nintendo, be anything less than the most miraculous spectacle any reviewer could ever dream of?" I hate to burst your bubble, Gracie, but the award is missing for a reason, and I don't mean that somebody stole it. Some background is in order, though, before I get into the meat of the game.
Thunderbolt Games (Sep 04, 2004)
One day it would be so great to go up to Hideo Kojima, the creator of the Metal Gear games and say to him about Metal Gear Solid, ''Sir, you have created a game that is both original and good. Sadly the parts that are good are not original and the parts that are original are not good.''

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