New series of articles about the Metal Gear games.

Due to the upcoming release of Metal Gear Solid 5, and the amounts of new people that will enter this great universe, I decided to review all Metal Gear games up to date.

The games I will review will only be the ones in the canonical timeline, which means no Ghost Babel and no Metal Gear Acid.
This is the full list:
- Metal Gear. I’ll be reviewing both the original MSX version and contrast it with the PS2/3/Vita remake.
- Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. I’ll review the original MSX version and contrast it with the PS2/3/Vita remake.
- Metal Gear Solid. I’ll mostly review the PSX version but I will also contrast it with the GameCube remake The Twin Snakes.
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. I will review the original PS2 version, including the extended version Substance, and contrast it with the Vita HD port.
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. I will review the original PS2 version and contrast it with the extended version Subsistence and later HD remakes.
- Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. This one is PSP exclusive, I will also talk about its expansion Portable Ops Plus.
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. This is a PS3 exclusive and got no expansion, wysiwyg.
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. I have my doubts about this one. If there’s time, I’ll do it, else, I wont.

I will not review Metal Gear Rising, I haven’t played it yet.

WATCH OUT FOR SPOILERS. Not only will I be reviewing the gameplay and stuff, I will also summarize (without much detail) the whole story. If you have never beaten any of these games and have no plans of doing it then you can go ahead and read the spoilers, if you haven’t played them and plan to play them, then I suggest you skip the part with spoilers. Don’t worry, I’ll clearly tell you when the spoilers will begin and when they will end.

I WILL NOT DISCLOSE GAME SECRETS, UNLOCKABLES, TIPS OR TRICKS. I’m not a damn strategy guide. I might however consider making a brief Tips or Tricks part on how to beat bosses, but I still don’t know if I’ll do it on the blog, or the forums.

If you have questions about the games, gameplay, bosses, storyline, etc, I will open a thread on the forums for such.

And now the most important thing: the date.
Well, considering that my birthday is coming up in 19 days I thought I’d do an article a day starting from next friday and up until a day before my birthday. That also means the inevitable fact that I’ll have to replay these games again, so like I said, if I don’t have time, I’ll skip Peace Walker, and worst case scenario I’ll skip MGS4, mostly because I still don’t have a way to play with my PS3 as my TV broke.

Now, if you want me to focus on certain aspects of the games or do this or that, leave a comment below and I might not ignore it.

In the meantime, here’s a teaser picture.

  1. GregoryRasputin’s avatar

    If you are going to do a review on “all Metal gear games up to date”, it would be wise to play Metal Gear Rising or else you wont be reviewing “all Metal gear games up to date”, you will be reviewing “most Metal gear games up to date”.

    If you claim you are going to do a review on all Metal gear games, then do a complete and not half assed review, with games missing, just because “you haven’t played them”.

    Its an opinion, don’t get upset about it :)

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    1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      MGS4 closed the timeline entirely, anything coming after it is unneeded add-ons, even if canon. The main storyline that talks about Big Boss and Solid Snake starts with MGS3 and ends with MGS4.

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  2. rafael707’s avatar

    The…patriots?!?!

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    1. rafael707’s avatar

      Or lalelulelo hehe

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  3. Hardin’s avatar

    Peace Walker is a fun game but its story ended up being atrocious. Fans of the Boss should have especially felt the degrading, cheap shot but everyone should have been insulted by Coldman’s cartoonish and Japanese mannerisms (he was a middle-aged American and high-raking CIA official) and Paz’s ridiculously stretched role. Some folks like to call that quirky; my third grade teacher called it bad writing. Shouldnt be missed if it’s not reviewed. There are so many things wrong with this goddamn franchise and it stings because I adored MGS.

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    1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      One of the reasons I don’t want to review PW is because I know I’ll end up talking way too much shit about it, and I mostly want to talk about the good about Metal Gear, not the bad. IMO there’s not a real redeeming value about PW. I, to this day, regret paying 40€ for that glorified half CoD, half Monster Hunter atrocity.

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  4. alpmaster’s avatar

    Awesome reviews Acid_Snake MGS Rocks =D

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  5. BahamutBBob’s avatar

    I dunno Acid_Snake, Liquid did a pretty good job of silencing his hind until after he blew the bridge between comm towers in MGS1…

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    1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      You could always hear his motors, and one of the official strategy against that boss is to pay attention to the sound of the motors to know where he was (in case that you are playing in harder difficulties and didn’t have the soliton radar). And the fact that it was at night made it more (visually only) sneaky, not Liquid himself.

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  6. num421337’s avatar

    metal gear rising and peacewalker are both really good surprisingly, at least make some time for peacewalker since it’s in the HD collection for ps3

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    1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      I haven’t played Rising so I can’t tell, but I hated PW’s storyline, it didn’t match up with the quality of other games in the series, even Portable Ops’ story was quite interesting and lovable.

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  7. MetalGearDruid’s avatar

    Don’t bother with Metal Gear Rising. It was a non-canon spin off made by Platinum Games rather than Kojima Productions. I’ve played it and it is a complete waste! (Besides Hideo Kojima doesn’t like Raiden, and quite frankly neither do I)

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  8. DQEight’s avatar

    what about metal gear acid?

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