After years in the wilderness, Metal Gear Solid is making a comeback. The upcoming Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater will be a complete remake of Metal Gear Solid 3but now we have the much anticipated one Master Collection Volume 1 The franchise is finally being transferred to modern hardware.
So what better time than to evaluate the whole thing? Metal gears Franchise? There’s a lot to deal with, so let’s climb into the box and get started.
This Japan-only iOS/Android turn-based gacha game is the only Metal Gear game that you can’t play because the game data was saved on servers that were closed a decade ago. Since it’s not playable, it’s at the bottom of the list.
This arcade cabinet is a conversion from Metal Gear Solid 4‘s online mode. It was only released in Japan, but it didn’t catch on and is now almost impossible to find in arcades. Even if so, a single cabinet is limited to basic training missions, so we wouldn’t bother.
This iOS app tells it again Metal Gear Solid 4 History as a cover-based touchscreen shooter. It was never updated for modern phones and was removed from the App Store. I’ve played it and it’s a very cheap cash-in with no depth.
Metal gears was ported to the NES without Hideo Kojima’s involvement. It’s a bad port that makes a lot of changes, is full of translation errors, and doesn’t even compete against Metal Gear. If you’re morbidly curious, it’s included Master collection.
These two titles are stripped down Java ports of the acid Games on PSP that are available in 2D and 3D variants. They are very simple and only summarize the stories. At least they work well enough for what they are.
Ah, the N-Gage… Metal Gear Solid Mobile is a non-canon story set between the events of Metal Gear Solid And Sons of Liberty, although the strange graphics and terrible controls make it difficult to play. For absolute completers only.
Just a very technical game. This PSP version adapts the graphic novel adaptation of Metal Gear Solid and brings it to life as a motion comic. It has interactive elements based on searching for data hidden in the graphics and technically also offers gameplay. Decent for what it is.
The Portable Ops The focus of the spin-off is on the online mode, which no longer works. However, it does feature a single-player mission-based “Infinity Mode.” If you are a Metal gears Idiot (hi), it’s fun to play as Old Snake Portable Ops but otherwise don’t bother.
18. Revenge of the Serpent (1990)
This strange NES sequel was produced without Hideo Kojima’s knowledge Metal gears sees a bright orange Lt. Solid Snake on a new infiltration mission. Somewhat unfairly maligned, I think it’s a decent 8-bit adventure. The finally gets a new release in Master collectionso maybe more people will try it.
It all started with this MSX title Metal gears Saga and defined early stealth action gameplay. It’s historically important, but it’s no fun at all to play and pretty much impossible to complete without a walkthrough.
This survival action spinoff from The phantom pain was a critical disaster and a sales flop, although it’s not as bad as its reputation suggests. The excellent core The phantom pain The gameplay is there, but it’s suffocated by a strange time-traveling, space-zombie story with few actual connections to the rest of the franchise.
Metal gears shouldn’t work as a card game, but acid delivers the goods. There’s a lot of tactical depth, the story is banal, and it looks great for a PSP game. We hope it comes back in the future Master collection Volume.
Published a year after the original, Acid 2 takes the card-based mechanics and polishes them to a high shine. The story is crazier, the graphics are attractively cel-shaded, and there are some very entertaining bonus modes. Bring it back!
A huge improvement over Metal gears and is still fun to this day. Many ideas from this were carried over into the 1998s Metal Gear Solid and it’s chock-full of Kojima-branded madness. In what other game can you convince a security guard that it’s nighttime by having an owl hoot at him? Plus, deadly poisonous Zanzibar hamsters!
This expansion builds on that Metal Gear Solid‘s VR training, including a silly “Crime” mode where you can play as a cyborg ninja and some interesting prototypes for the future of the franchise. It comes with that Master collection and a reassessment is pending.
Portable Ops picks up wherever Snake eater stops and shows Big Boss starting to build his mercenary army. Many future staples of the franchise make their debut here, although poor controls and boxy graphics detract from the experience. It is now of dubious canonicity and has been replaced by Peace Runner.
This remake of the 1998 game attempts to update it to the standard of Metal Gear Solid 2. It somehow succeeded, and I like the divisive, over-the-top cutscenes. However, it fails to capture the atmosphere of the PSOne original and is a notable step backwards in the voice acting and soundtrack.
Kojima wanted to move on to something new at this point, and that was messed up Weapons of the Patriots was the result. The gameplay is unfocused, the story is hard to follow, and just kind of sexist. There’s some fun to be had in the early missions and parts of the land story, so let’s hope it shows up Vol. 2 of Master collection.
The phantom pain is a great game full of gameplay complexity and detail that still looks great eight years after release. Unfortunately, it’s clearly half-finished, as the second half of the story was cobbled together to get the game to shelves after several delays. I love what’s here. I just wish there was more meat on those bones.
Peace Runner renews the traditional Metal gears Gameplay includes base building, a clear focus on multiplayer, a dating simulation and dinosaurs. There’s a ridiculous amount of content in it, and it has the distinction of existing the funniest entry in the franchise. That has to be a starting point for the next one Master collection.
This bite-sized game is arguably just a demo with a map, a main story mission that can be completed in a few minutes, and some side content. But its small size means it is highly polished and offers a searing critique of Guantanamo Bay. I leave it permanently installed to experience stealth action.
This Game Boy Color game is a true hidden gem and punches way above its weight. Essentially a middle ground between the MSX games and Metal Gear Solid, it tells an exciting story, is full of nice details and holds its own alongside its flashier bigger brothers. A comeback is long overdue.
This character action spinoff about Raiden’s fast-paced cyborg adventures is just plain fun. Even though it’s a big departure from stealth, it still feels distinct Metal gears and Senator Armstrong is a great boss (who turned out to be very memetic).
Arguably the best PSOne game in its extensive catalog made Hideo Kojima a superstar and sent him Metal gears into the stratosphere. It plays better than many other titles of its time and is full of amazing moments and great characters. I envy anyone who plays it for the first time.
The disturbingly prescient Sons of Liberty has aged like a fine wine, and its tale of runaway AI, digital information control, and the impact of the Internet becomes strangely true. Beyond that, it’s just a fantastically detailed stealth action game with the substance The edition’s VR missions show how deep the gameplay is. Incredible.
The climax of Metal gears and one of the best games of all time. A gripping and moving story with extremely exciting stealth gameplay, still impressive graphics and *this theme song. It’s obvious why Konami chose to remake it: it’s the shiniest jewel in the world Metal gears Crown.