Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Reviews (PSP)
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Game Shark (Jan 15, 2007)
At the end of the day, Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops is the defacto PSP game of 2006. Finally the PlayStation Portable gets a game that might be worth buying the system for. With all the variety offered in this game including signature MGS stealth action, recruitment elements, decent multiplayer and a decent and well crafted story, MGS fans would be foolish not to buy this game - it is truly the best PSP game of 2006 and the best MGS game since Snake Eater.
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (2006)
Lastly, with Portable Ops, Kojima Productions has set a standard for PSP online features - including GPS functionality, and more importantly wi-fi infrastructure support. You won't find another PSP game that comes close to making use of the wi-fi functionality as this game does, and that in of itself may be worth the price of admission.
GameSpy (Dec 08, 2006)
Throw in the small details, like recruiting via wireless access points, trading soldiers wirelessly (even in sleep mode), and it's all proof positive that Kojima Productions decided to throw everything, including a gilded kitchen sink, into this UMD. Amidst a quietly strong year of solid titles, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is inarguably one of the best games to release on the PSP, let alone one of 2006's best.
UOL Jogos (Dec 15, 2006)
"Metal Gear Solid" foi adaptado para o PSP de forma muito competente. A campanha ficou menor, mas compensa com um sistema inteligente que incentiva repetir as fases. A coleta de soldados é um capítulo a parte, com opções para procurar até mesmo nas ruas. Há também amplas opções multiplayer. Para quem é fã de carteirinha, o enredo não decepciona e preenche mais lacunas da trajetória de Snake. Só não é um título para sair jogando de cara, pois os controles são complexos e exigem um período de aprendizado.
Digital Spy (May 03, 2007)
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops is a game that every PSP owner should have. Making excellent use of wireless technology combined with deep and meaningful gameplay and visual flair, it’s simply one of the best PSP games available.
Cheat Code Central (2006)
Graphically the game is amazing for a handheld system. The environments look realistic and the animation of the characters is smooth. The enemy soldiers look generic and there is some clipping but overall the game is technically sound. And speaking of sound, the music is a thematic masterpiece that would make James Bond proud. The voiceacting is also convincing as David Hayter returns as the gruff but loveable Snake. The enemies speak with less clichés and actually have distinct personalities. The experience is not unlike being in a big-budget Hollywood movie.
Portable Ops is by far the best reason to own a PSP so far. For fans of the series this game is a must own simply because of the story tie-ins and the incredible production values. With the high bar that Kojima and his team have set with the franchise on PS2 Portable Ops matches it to every degree and even adding new layers to the game to fit the hardware. If you own a PSP you must own this game, if you do not this game is more than reason enough to purchase the system.
PGNx Media (Jan 03, 2007)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops helps propel the series forward with new strategic elements. Its excellent presentation and quick missions make it a perfect fit for the PlayStation Portable. There’s a rather steep learning curve, especially if you are new to the series, but it is worth diving into.
TotalPlayStation (Feb 12, 2007)
Ac!d didn't float your boat? Worry not, folks: THIS is how Metal Gear was intended for the PSP.
OJGames (May 29, 2007)
Además, es un título pensado para ser portátil y que utiliza de forma original algunas de las características de la consola, como el Wi-Fi o el futuro GPS. Imprescindible para todos los poseedores de PSP. ¿Para cuándo una secuela?.
1UP (Dec 05, 2006)
All this translates into a game that essentially pushes the PSP in all of its features: graphics, portability, Internet, extra hardware doohickeys, and multiplayer. Sure, it might have hiccups (occasional ghosting, quirky A.I., the one analog nub), but Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is not only a fine MGS title -- it's also a damn good showcase for the PSP.
VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com (May 04, 2007)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, mantiene el nombre de la saga como sinónimo de calidad. Un excelente juego de principio a fin que innova con novedades nunca vistas en la serie y un apartado global que resulta de una calidad escandalosamente excepcional para estar llevado a cabo en una consola portátil. La trama argumental y el sistema jugable siguen siendo las mayores bazas de las obras creadas por el gran Hideo Kojima.
Deaf Gamers (Jun 01, 2007)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops finally gives PSP fans a true Metal Gear Solid experience and it's fair to say the wait has been truly worth it. Not only does Portable Ops manage to capture that classic Metal Gear Solid feel, it also manages to include a fair amount of originality that makes the game feel like the next step in the Metal Gear Solid series. The graphics and general presentation of the game is superb. Support for deaf gamers can be considered good too. Even the game's story is impressive and engaging. In fact it would be fair to suggest that this is the finest PSP game to date. On a single-player and multiplayer level the game hits the spot and will not only delight fans of the Metal Gear Solid series (and not just because it continues the story from Metal Gear Solid 3) but fans of quality action games in general.
Gamer 2.0 (Jan 18, 2007)
What Kojima Productions has done here is set the bar for what PSP owners should expect of PSP games of the future. With a great story, fun gameplay, a dearth of modes to keep you busy for months, and an overall package that’s reminiscent of what you’d expect from a console Metal Gear Solid title, there’s just so much here that other developers need to pay attention to in order to compete on this level. Anybody that wants to see their PSP utilized to the max should pick up this game, if you haven’t already.
Game Revolution (Dec 21, 2006)
Speaking of which, I haven’t even begun to cover everything, though I suspect this is already too much information. But know this: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is a must have, and the latest in a strong 2006 lineup for the PSP. If you see this snake in the wild, by all means, pick it up.
Boomtown (May 17, 2007)
Portable Ops is a difficult game for both newbies and experienced players, but the way in which the whole aura of MGS has been transferred to a portable platform impresses to no extent. To be a fan of the games and not own this title would be a tragedy, because Portable Ops is yet another win.
GameZone (Dec 21, 2006)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops will offer fans what they want: an action game worthy of Snake’s name, and one of the best games yet on the PSP.
Aside from being a cool new entry in the Metal Gear saga, Portable Ops is one of the only games that's really tailored to all of the PSP's unique strengths. The controls work surprisingly well, the action doesn't feel like a pared-down console game and even the loading goes quickly. Add familiar characters, sweet visuals, some excellent voice acting and animated cutscenes by comic artist Ashley Wood, and this should keep fans happy until MGS4 hits.
Pocket Gamer UK (Jan 09, 2007)
A supreme stealth action game that isn't just true to the MGS canon but offers exciting new elements for both single-player sneakers and multiplayer junkies.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jan 17, 2007)
In considering the final score, it's worth bearing in mind that as a reviewer, I enjoy Metal Gear Solid's storyline and universe - but to the credit of Portable Ops, even if you find Kojima's storytelling dull, it probably doesn't knock more than a single mark off our verdict. This, at last, is a Metal Gear Solid more interested in being a game than being a movie - and it turns out to be bloody good at what it does.
Gamernode (Dec 20, 2006)
Long story short, MGS: PO is undoubtedly one of the best PSP games yet, and a solid, but somewhat non-traditional, addition to the MGS series. Though somewhat short on the MGS series' traditional pantheon of inhuman boss characters to puzzle out how to beat, it's polished, fun, and delivers in all aspects. I have no qualms recommending this game unconditionally to any PSP owner.
Deeko (Dec 09, 2006)
The sheer fact that the story is canonical all but ensures the success of this title. That said, the game does earn the right to be hailed as one of the key games in the franchise, as it proves to be an audio-visual feast that delights the eyes and ears as much as the thumbs. It's a game that is definitely worth the UMD slot if for nothing else but the completely unique way that it will have you using your PSP.
Kombo.com (Jan 01, 2007)
Overall, this is the title that MGS fans have been waiting for on the PSP. If you own a PSP and love MGS you can't go wrong with this game.
With its solid controls and adequate handheld rendition of the classic Metal Gear formula, Portable Ops could probably have been a pretty decent, enjoyable game next to Ghost Babel, but what Kojima Productions has done has taken the game in a new direction that lets players enjoy Metal Gear in a totally new way. Kinda brings new meaning to the words "Tactical Espionage Action".
Mygamer.com (Jan 25, 2007)
If you own a PSP, you owe it to yourself to pick up this game. Gain your experience in the highly enjoyable story mode, then move your army to the multiplayer arena. This game will make you carry your PSP around with you wherever you go in hopes of finding a new random access point to unlock a new soldier. Very few handheld titles can force the player to carry around the game at all times while still acting entertaining and exciting.
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (May 18, 2007)
Portable Ops epitomises the approach that ought to be taken with PSP games, in that it successfully takes a console experience, and appropriately and intelligently redesigns it for a handheld format. As such, Portable Ops is not only the definitive Metal Gear experience on the PSP, but the definitive gaming experience on the PSP.
Indeed, Portable Ops offers countless hours of entertaining espionage action and serves as a worthy addition to the Metal Gear franchise, as well one of the few must-have PSP titles currently out there.
videogamer.com (Jun 04, 2007)
Put simply, in a back-of-the-box kind of way, Portable Ops is one of the best Metal Gear games yet. The PSP is worth owning again, especially if you have a soft spot for one of gaming's most applauded series.
Skizo.org (Feb 01, 2008)
Ogólnie oceniam grę na miodną. Jeżeli masz dużo wolnego czasu, często nudzisz się przed telewizorem, bądź nie wiesz na co wydać uzbierane pieniądze, to polecam zakup Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops. Jest to jeden z docenianych hitów na konsolkę PSP, a jak wiadomo nie często zdarzają nam się takie gry. Warto ją mieć w swojej domowej kolekcji.
Game Informer Magazine (Feb, 2007)
The problems with pacing don't change the fact that Portable Ops is one of the best games ever made for the PSP. The single player ties flawlessly into the multiplayer, where you can test your loyal soldiers against up to five other people via ad hoc, infrastructure and even game sharing. Whether online or off, the content in Portable Ops just keeps coming in more impressive ways, proving that handheld games can stack up against event he biggest triple-A console titles.
GotNext (Apr 19, 2007)
It's hard to realize that I'm the same person who completely hated on Portable Ops in the first few hours of gameplay and now am completely in love with it. Change can, evidently, be good, granted it crafts the original content in a way that doesn't stray it too far away from the essence of the series. It's an extremely well-polished, consistent and fun title that not only lives true to its console brethren, but shows that a little change in gameplay mechanics isn't half bad, either. Wipe that thick coat of dust off your PSP and show Big Boss himself a little Outer Heaven. Go on, you know you want to.
Worth Playing (Mar 17, 2007)
Like pretty much every Metal Gear since the original Solid, this one's a system-seller. There are many reasons to get a PSP—this is arguably the biggest. If you're a Metal Gear fan, then you have absolutely no choice in the matter. Just make sure you don't get into dangerous situations trying to find that perfect soldier download access point (and remember what I said about that crawling control option!) and you'll be just fine.
Daily Game (Feb 04, 2007)
Undoubtedly one of the best games available on PlayStation Portable, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops does nearly everything right. Other than slight problems with controls, the game is worth every penny spent for its solid presentation and great gameplay.
GameSpot (Dec 06, 2006)
Ever since 2001's stupefying Metal Gear Solid 2, this series has strived to be more coherent in its storytelling without sacrificing the sheer detail and convoluted tone that MGS is known for. At the same time, the gameplay has continued to become more and more freeform, letting you choose how best to approach a tactical situation rather than forcing you to figure it out through trial and error. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops features some great new ideas along these lines, along with a story that will have fans of the series talking for months. Though clearly best suited for Metal Gear Solid fans, it's one of the best, most ambitious games to date for the PSP.
IGN (Dec 04, 2006)
It's been a long time coming, but this is what Metal Gear Solid fans, and indeed PSP fans have been waiting for: a title that demonstrates what the technology of the PSP can actually do, with a solid action title to boot. The GPS and WiFi scanning feature is excellently implemented, the online and single player modes are deep, and there are plenty of things to do by tracking down and recruiting new soldiers from various places. This is one of the games to add to your collection if you have the PSP.
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network (Jan 30, 2007)
Great addition to your PSP library and a game that would be worth playing on a console. Comes highly recommended and quite possibly one of the best PSP games created.
Digital Entertainment News (den) (Jan 10, 2007)
I really, really hope that Konami ports this game to PS2 like Rockstar did with Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. This is a truly excellent game whose only real flaws are caused by the platform it’s on. Still, as long as this is only on the PSP, it’s a must-have title for both Metal Gear series fans and PSP gamers looking for a great action game.
Wham! gaming (Jan 05, 2007)
And while it may cater more towards fans of the series (there’s a bit of steep learning curve for new players), there’s no reason PSP owners shouldn’t be getting their fill of “sneaking” missions and convoluted but entertaining story lines with our favorite super spy and his new friends.
IGN Australia (May 17, 2007)
Apart from these issues, however, Portable Ops shines. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is absolutely essential for fans of the series and well worth a look for newbies. It's a terrific entry into the series that absolutely retains the unmistakable Metal Gear gameplay, characterisation, attitudes and twists that have deservingly earned Snake a following that most Hollywood action stars would be jealous of.
ActionTrip (Jan 19, 2007)
Many people complain that there just aren't any compelling reasons to own a PSP (to which I disagree), but if there was just one game that would make a system purchase worth it, this is the one. Even with its minor control gripes Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is another fantastic game in the incredible Metal Gear series that no gamer should overlook.
Games Master (Feb, 2007)
Metal Gear fans will have a ball with Portable Ops. It's one of the best games on PSP, and possibly the most refreshing and original use of Sony's machine's so far - adding a welcome new dimension to the absorbing MGS universe. PSP's new year is off to a flier...
Game Freaks 365 (2006)
With PlayStation Portable owners so badly neglected in the nearly two years that the system has been out, I have to say it is about time someone steps up to the plate. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops has its flaws: a lack of impressive cut-scenes, subtitles, poor camera and controls at times and the limitations of the PSP's hardware in level size. For all that fell short, Konami went beyond what one thought possible in terms of the PSP's graphical capability. They did a relatively good job recreating the Metal Gear game mechanics while including new ideas into the mix. This won't go down as the classic that Snake Eater was, but it's still a "solid" Metal Gear.
4Players.de (May 05, 2007)
Ich hätte es selbst nicht für möglich gehalten, dass der Team-Aspekt trotz seiner anfänglichen Komplexität so motivierend sein kann. Doch Portable Ops ist ohnehin ein Spiel, in das man zunächst Zeit investieren muss. Nicht nur die Verwaltung eurer Einheiten, sondern auch die Steuerung und das eingeschränkte Inventar benötigen Eingewöhnung – genau wie der Umgang mit der Kamera, die oft manuell nachjustiert werden muss. Dies ist ebenso nervig wie die anfängliche Prozedur, neue Rekruten zu gewinnen. Doch nach einigen Stunden ist einfach der Punkt erreicht, an dem es läuft: Die Story kommt endlich in Fahrt, das Rekrutieren neuer Gefolgsleute geht fast automatisch von der Hand und ihr fühlt euch der Doppelrolle als Elite-Kämpfer und Kameramann gewachsen. Auch wenn Portable Ops technisch nicht ganz mit den Konsolen-Titeln mithalten kann, sieht es für einen Handheld-Titel hervorragend aus und hat mich voll gepackt.
Good Game (Jun 12, 2007)
Besides Bajo’s brain problem, Portable Ops is everything Metal Gear Solid fans yearn for... 8.5 sneaky chickens from me.
V2.fi (Sep 06, 2007)
Kyseessä on siis edelleen jotain muuta kuin se Metal Gear Solid, johon olemme tottuneet. Vaikka pelissä onkin selkeä juoni, ei se ole suinkaan samanlainen toden ja valheen rajoja venyttävä salaliittokuvio kuin sarjan varsinaisissa osissa. Itselleni tämä laskee pelin kiinnostavuutta huomattavasti. Jos pitäisin oikeasti hiiviskelystä, pelaisin Splinter Celliä. Ladatessani MGS:n odotan itse aina jotain elämää suurempaa, mutta MGS:PO on juuri sitä mitä nimi antaa ymmärtää - taskukokoisia operaatioita välipalaksi. Se ei ole missään nimessä huono peli, ja epäilemättä runsaslukuiset Snake-fanit nauttivat saadessaan kokea jälleen osan käärmemiehen historiasta, mutta PSP:n killer appiksi tästä ei ole.
Game Informer Magazine (Feb, 2007)
Juggling the menus and troop deployment that are now required won't appeal to pure action fans, but you folks probably shouldn't be playing Metal Gear in the first place. It's not the best Metal Gear game I've played, but it sure is a fine addition to the PSP library.
PlayLipse.fr (Jun 27, 2007)
Jamais il ne faudra mettre une croix sur toute cette histoire. Le passé a resurgit, des événements ont eu lieu, du sang a coulé et des amitiés se sont formées. Le temps de la retraite approche mais il est loin d’être là. Tu la dis toi-même Campbell, je suis une légende vivante et je tiens à le rester. Mon œil parfois me fait défaut tout comme mon orthographe mais tous mes sens sont en éveil et j’ai gardé toute ma souplesse d’antan. Je dois enfin l’assumer, The Boss nous a quitté et j’ai hérité de son statut. Je suis Big Boss ! Mission réussie, j’ai retrouvé mes sources, mes origines et j’ai levé le voile sur toutes les questions qui me trottaient. J’espère pour Gene qu’il a su s’entourer de personnes fidèles, car Snake est de retour. Qu’il scande mon nom, que ce soit le dernier qu’il dise, jamais je ne lui laisserai souiller la liberté de ma patrie !"
Gamezine (Jul 14, 2007)
Beau, long, prenant, varié, les adjectifs ne manquent pas pour qualifier ce premier Metal Gear Solid sur portable. Malgré de nombreux défauts de jeunesse, assez irritants toutefois, ce Portable Ops, malgré justement sa portabilité, ne manque pas d'ambition face aux épisodes sur consoles de salon, et de facto ne rate pas sa cible. Si le jeu pourrait décevoir les amateurs ultimes de la série, la faute à une mise en scène moins grandiloquente, de nouveaux joueurs pourraient aussi s'y intéresser, et de ce point de vue c'est tout benef'. Un incontournable sur PSP.
GamingExcellence (Mar 08, 2007)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is definitely a solid addition to the MGS series. The new twist on having allies to play as introduces a fair amount of replay value into the game (as there are secret characters to find), and the ability to obtain missions for each of the levels means you’ll be able to return to them again and again if you want to, though it’s possible just to move forward in the story. While the controls suffer due to the hardware (aiming in first-person mode, for example), the rest of the game still delivers an enjoyable experience. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is definitely worth a look.
On the upside, it’ll be interesting to see how the new recruitment system works in the long run, and hopefully Kojima Productions refines it to include in future iterations of the franchise. And despite its shortcomings, there’s no denying that Portable Ops is one of the more fulfilling, polished games on the system.
Play.tm (May 12, 2007)
However, the other side of the argument is that despite all of those things it's still a title that's hampered by the limitations of its chosen platform, one that would have been significantly more fun to play on a PS2 or any of the other home consoles. I imagine the MGS fanboys out there will feel I'm missing the point, and perhaps I am, but it's still a disappointment to play such a well made game yet wish with all your heart it was on a different console where it would have been able to shine as much as it should.
Power Unlimited (2007)
Het is niet het grootste MGS avontuur geworden waar ik op hoopte ,maar het heeft zeker zijn kwaliteiten.
Yahoo! Games (Dec 05, 2006)
Metal Gear Solid is one of gaming's greatest, most consistent franchises. As a single-player game, Portable Ops can't match the scope and drama of its predecessors. Of course, with its bite-sized style and team aspect, it doesn't really try to. This is one of the PSP's best multiplayer titles, giving you essentially a two-for-one experience. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops isn't a must-have for everyone, but most gamers recruited into its ranks will be satisfied.
GamePro (US) (Dec 05, 2006)
With luck, the controls will get a good, solid going-over for the next title. Meanwhile, there's enough new stuff here that hardcore fans and the casually curious alike should take a look. Portable Ops still has a way to go- it still sucks being gang-stomped for the tiniest of sneaking missteps- but it's encouraging to see that Konami is willing to take chances with one of its main franchises. With luck, they'll take things even further in the future.
GamerDad (Mar 18, 2007)
The difficulty level felt a tad uneven, forcing me to replay some missions over and over again until I succeeded and artificially lengthening the game. And while it's a must-have for fans as it fills in a large gap in the larger Metal Gear story, there might not be enough explanation and character development to satisfy as a standalone title. Still, it's one of the better PSP games available, and easy to recommend.
Gamekult (Apr 26, 2007)
Fort d'une toute nouvelle structure basée sur des missions à accomplir successivement et d'un système de recrues proprement démentiel, MGS PO est de ces jeux qui peuvent à eux seuls tourner en boucle dans le lecteur UMD durant des semaines entières. Mais puisque dans le jeu vidéo comme ailleurs, les défauts sont d'autant plus visibles qu'ils sont rares, certains ne manqueront pas de déplorer une Intelligence Artificielle qui, soyons honnêtes, aurait tout de même besoin d'une sérieuse mise à jour, ou encore le système de caméra particulièrement pénible qui empêchera par endroits de tirer toute la quintessence du jeu. Les possesseurs de PSP peuvent néanmoins répondre à la conscription de Big Boss sans grande hésitation, et ajouter le jeu à la liste des titres à posséder en ce printemps 2007.
Jeuxvideo.com (May 03, 2007)
Metal Gear Solid : Portable Ops n'est pas un Metal Gear Solid tel qu'on a pu en connaître sur PS2. Plus profond, du moins dans son gameplay, et toujours aussi soigné d'un point de vue scénaristique, le soft de Konami ne rend pas caducs tous les problèmes de Snake Eater (la visibilité et l'IA en tête de liste) mais se paye quand même le luxe de repenser quelque peu le genre action/infiltration en y injectant une bonne dose de stratégie. Snake ne s'en porte que mieux et les joueurs avec lui.
Eurogamer.de (May 01, 2007)
Portable Ops ist nicht eine simple Kopie des alten Spielprinzips mit einer neuen Geschichte, sondern eine perfekte Anpassung an das mobile Trägermedium und die logische Weiterentwicklung dieser epischen Marke. Mit genug Story, um den Spieler kontinuierlich bei der Stange zu halten und vielen frischen Ideen, die man vielleicht auch in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots wieder sehen wird. Außerdem liefert Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops in seiner Funktion als Vorgeschichte einige wichtige Hintergründe, um die Geschehnisse in der Zukunft besser zu verstehen. Durch die neuen Gameplay-Elemente werden aber nicht nur echte Snake-Fans glücklich. Auch Strategie- und Rollenspieler sollten einen Blick riskieren.
Computer Bild Spiele (Jun 06, 2007)
Es ist erstaunlich, was technisch auf der PSP möglich ist. Sowohl grafisch als spieltechnisch würde das Spiel selbst auf der Playstation 2 eine gute Figur machen. Die Aufgaben sind kurz und optimal für das mobiele Spiel. Der Einsatz der Teams erweitert die Serie geschickt um neue taktische Elemente. Während Fans der Metal-Gear-Serie neue Details aus Naked Snakes Lebens erfahren, wird Neulingen mit einem der bislang besten Spiele für PSP ein guter Einstieg ins Metal-Gear-Universum geboten. Ohne Zweifel gehört Metal Gear Solid - Portable Ops an die Spitze der PSP-Spiele. Denn es ist einfach "gut".
Gamesmania.de (Jun 04, 2007)
Wo Metal Gear Solid drauf steht ist nun endlich auch auf der PSP Metal Gear Solid drin. Statt rundenbasierte Kartenspiele bekommen Käufer von Portable Ops eine ansprechende Handheldumsetzung der beliebten Stealthaction-Serie mit spannender Story und einem bekannten Helden. Spielerisch kann der PSP-Abelger mit den Heimkonsolenfassungen nicht ganz mithalten, dafür sind die Levels einfach zu lieblos designt, doch im Grunde werden Fans der Reihe vollends auf ihre Kosten kommen. Persönlich finde ich allerdings, dass ein paar Gameplayelemente und vor allem die Steuerung inzwischen veraltet wirken und hoffe, dass das erste NextGen Metal Gear Solid mal ein paar neue Wege beschreitet.
Diehard GameFan (Jan 10, 2007)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is one of the best Metal Gear games of the lot, and one of the more entertaining PSP titles released this year. It’s not without its flaws, and it is ultimately another Metal Gear Solid title, which may turn some people off. Still, the game is designed fully with the portable platform in mind, and introduces enough new and interesting elements to interest both casual and serious MGS fans, as well as new fans. It’s not quite as fleshed out as it could be, but it is quite good, and well worth checking out.
Good Game (Jun 12, 2007)
The PSP Metal Gear Acid games were well received but not really in the shape of the snake we were hoping for. Honestly, I didn’t like portable ops as much as I thought I would – but it’s still a great game. I’m giving it 7.5/10. It’s good to be back on solids.
Gaming Age (Mar 21, 2007)
There is so much to do in MPO that it shames a lot of other PSP games out there. At the same time, while I love this game, I can't forgive its asinine camera system and controls when there was clearly a much better solution available. What upsets me most is that it could have been avoided? This game was so very close to being an 'A.'
The Game Hoard (Feb 01, 2018)
Despite its limitations, both development wise and the ones imposed on you in game, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops still manages to have a great story and its gameplay works as well as ever. The action-stealth approach to things makes it fun to both sneak around and face down groups of enemies with risks inherent in both approaches that can encourage you to choose the other at any time. The flaws in the recruiting and army system are too big to ignore though, but you will begin to find the upsides of them as you play and you may even get attached to your soldiers, making their deaths on a mission sometimes sad but necessary.
Game Critics (Mar 03, 2007)
This is doubly true for the PSP and its anemic library, and regardless of its flaws, I'd say that Portable Ops is probably one of the safest purchases for PSP gamers, easily trouncing most of the junk in the PSP section. Snake is definitely one of the most compelling characters in videogames today, and I'd take a slightly flawed adventure with him over another carbon-copy racing game or generic puzzler any day.
Video Games Daily (Jun 18, 2007)
Everyone's favourite stealth game is back in a proper action game instead of a turn-based card game. Other than the stylised interludes though, it's not the best looking game on the PSP. It's not even the best stealth-action game on the PSP - that accolade arguably goes to Syphon Filter Dark Mirror. A by-the-numbers game with a limited colour-by-numbers look. Whilst it won't win any accolades, MGS fans won't be disappointed.
Gamestyle (Nov 20, 2007)
While there's a lot to love, and it does succeed in giving fans exactly what they wanted, it doesn't feel as complete, compelling, or competent as the rest of the canon. Those wishing to get a portable Metal Gear fix before MGS4 comes would be advised to hunt out the far superior Ghost Babel on the Game boy Color; this is a game for the die-hards only.
CanardPC (Feb 15, 2007)
Après deux jeux de cartes bizarroïdes, Kojima daigne enfin offrir un vrai Metal Gear Solid à la PSP. Fortement inspiré de l'épisode trois, cet opus s'autorise à remettre le gameplay sur le devant de la scène et gagne au passage une partie de gestion légère bienvenue. Oui, la caméra n'est pas encore parfaite, l'I.A. des ennemis n'a pas évolué et le format PSP impose des missions un peu courtes pour une expérience forcément moins immersive. Mais la grande durée de vie et la réalisation très correcte en font quand même un titre majeur sur une console qui en a bien besoin.