Metal Gear Solid (Sony PlayStation 1, 1998)
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Metal Gear Solid (Sony PlayStation 1, 1998)

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  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Rating: M - Mature
  • Platform: Sony PlayStation 1
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Mostly an intelligent, well-rounded action game

bykarl90 Mar 29, 2013
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Epicness is garanteed, soundtrack is amazing, voice acting is inpeccable
Cons Very few cheesy lines and some pacing issues here and there won't make it bad
Recommended it? Yes

For whatever reason, Metal Gear Solid has gone down with the likes of Ocarina of Time, Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy VII, and a handful of others as games that are an integral part of the culture that surrounds this hobby.

Metal Gear Solid has held up remarkably well considering it was... Read full review »


Awesome game! A MUST-HAVE!

bydestroyer77 Mar 16, 2007
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fantastic plot, excellent graphics
Cons Needs to be longer
Recommended it? Yes

This game, out of all the other games you get in your life, you will not by any means throw this one away! :)

Note: Do not be fooled by he picture on the site here, the game is called Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes for PS1, not Metal Gear Solid 3 like it says

... Read full review »


The Best stealth game for the psone

bydropbackadam Jan 5, 2006
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Action, Stealthy, And you unlock secrets at the end
Cons Camera angles, grpahics need to be better, and the controls are kinda sloppy at times.
Recommended it? Yes

Metal Gear solid is on of possible the best games ever made. When this game first came out people didnt know what hit them. You are solid snake, u are hired to save the world from mass destruction from metal gear. The action in this game does not stop. You have many different types of weapons in... Read full review »


Best PS game

byshibseki Jan 24, 2005
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Everything-graphics, gameplay, story, etc...
Cons None
Recommended it? Yes

This game is a classic. I think it's graphics even beat out some PS2 games and the quality of the game is truly one of the best in the history of games. Read full review »


"Huh... What Was That Noise?"

byyayapex2 Dec 9, 2004
20 Helpfuls 21 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Grappling Story-Line Filled with Irony and suspense, Variety of Equipment, Graphics,...
Cons A Bit Short
Recommended it? Yes

I got this game from a friend for $7.00. Having only heard good things about this game I decided to buy it, no questions asked. It was recently when I started playing the game. Now that I've beaten the game I was glad I spend that money wisely.


A nuclear weapons disposal... Read full review »


One of the greatest games of all time

bylinkinparkfan Jul 6, 2004
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The game itself
Cons Nothing at all
Recommended it? Yes

I saw this game at EB for $15 used(it's $8 now) and I remebered a review from EGM of 10,10,10 which is the highest a game can get. I bought it with some trade in and it was the bomb. I played for hours and finally beatr it only to start another game. Everytime you beat this game you get something... Read full review »


Takes Espionage and cinematic to a whole new level

byic-ded-p-pul Mar 25, 2004
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Voice acting,Codec concept cinematic, and new Espionage genre
Cons Maybe a little too "cinematic"
Recommended it? Yes

This game was a revolutionary game, that was thought out more than any other game I've played on. The first game to of it's kind, in which you don't let the enemy see you; rather than just walk over to them and "BANG!". The voice acting is the best I've ever heard. Everyone says that the length of... Read full review »


A great game

bymirren Mar 6, 2004
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Gameplay, Good Storyline, Very Original.
Cons A bit difficult for some.
Recommended it? Yes

This game is excellent. You don't get hooked straight away like on the final fantasy games, which in my opinion are the greatest games ever made and the most addictive. The further you go into the game the more the storyline unfolds with many twists and turns and the more you get hooked. I was on... Read full review »


The industry Standard

bynescient Jan 22, 2004
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Everything is elite in this game.
Cons ......ummm
Recommended it? Yes

There are enough reviews out there of this for my words to hold little. So, let it be know that this is by far the best overall game I have played. the gameplay mechanics are outdated, but the story, finesse and all the amazing little touches are still better than what is avaliable now. Best game... Read full review »


A true classic never gets old...

byariels1200 Jan 15, 2004
21 Helpfuls 22 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Everything! 2 endings, 2 CDS, 2 Brothers, may the dominet one win
Cons having to go back to find a sniper rifle to save Merly was hard enough...
Recommended it? Yes

With that being said, you should know this game is definitly worth the five stars, it came out oct 1998, and unleased a new kind of action game, thats steatlth, to this very day, many new comers copy its style, Splinter Cell and Syphon Filter are very good examples of this. Being that I beat this... Read full review »


"Video game players, huh?"

bysoiidsnake Jul 2, 2003
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Excellent story, perfect voice acting, great graphics, sound effects, and gameplay.
Cons Too short, and not too much replay value.
Recommended it? Yes

The title, for those that don't know (aka: everyone) is a quote from Solid Snake from the briefing section of Metal Gear Solid. I'm well aware I may be the only person alive who's ever watched it all.

So the, wh... wait, a briefing section? That's right, the designers took some much pride... Read full review »


One of a kind

byn0rthernlights Jun 30, 2002
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Engaging storyline,Crisp graphics,Voiceovers are top notch
Cons Game is kinda short despite having 2 disks
Recommended it? Yes

One day I decided to go to KB Toy Works since there was a huge buzz going on about Metal Gear Solid, and indeed it was nice tactical esponaige action. Well I went in there and I got a game fro my birthday I chose MGS but the stupid clerk guy kept pointing out it's rated M for mature but I got it... Read full review »


The best game I have ever played....bare none !

byxmetalfanx Jan 24, 2002
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good Storyline, great graphics, easy gameplay
Cons as other's said... it had to end. Some codec and other segments were too long.
Recommended it? Yes

Do you like action/adventure games, but maybe are sick of the traditional first-person shooter game? In my opinion too many games have the ?run through the room as fast as you can, and shoot everything you can as fast as you can? plot line. After awhile, even with the newest, greatest graphics,... Read full review »


Metal Gear Solid: or, "Why It Helps To Look Where You're Going!"

byJazzcatCB Jan 5, 2002
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Looks entertaining. Decent voice acting. Mostly good cinematics.
Cons Lousy situational awareness due to poor viewing controls.
Recommended it? No

Metal Gear Solid is a one man, special ops mission game with an emphasis on stealth. Terrorists have taken a military base, and as operative Solid Snake, it is your job to rescue their hostages and stop their nefarious scheme.

I bought this game because of all the positive reviews I've... Read full review »


Metal Gear Solid: More Game for the Lid

bynovelty_hat Dec 15, 2001
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Total immersive experience, amazing story, original gameplay.
Cons could be longer...
Recommended it? Yes

Metal Gear Solid is one of the best games I have ever played. Hands down. Why? Well, for one it has a fantastic, extremely well-researched story line. You are Solid Snake, a government agent sent to take down a terrorist organization on a remote island. You are loaded into a submarine a dropped off... Read full review »


Metal Gear Solid: A New High

byansky1213 Nov 21, 2001
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great graphics (for the time), wonderful score and voice acting, incredibly detailed
Cons Perhaps a bit too cinematic, fairly short
Recommended it? Yes

When this game was first released, an incredible amount surrounded it. Well I can safely say that the game lived up to the hype, and you can trust me on that.
It is tough to tell about the story without giving something away (apparently it is a cardinal sin to give away MGS's plot) Basically,... Read full review »


"Solid Snake" Solid Game

bywolverinel Nov 12, 2001
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Brilliant Gameplay,Awesome Characters,Superb Storyline,Breathtaking Cut-Scenes
Cons Errr...What Cons?
Recommended it? Yes


Every once in a while, a game comes along that revolutionizes gaming. Metal Gear Solid- those three words combined arguably the most hotly anticipated PlayStation game. Created by the all-brilliant, uncanny, veteran Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid reaches and exceeds... Read full review »


One Great game for the playstation!

bymrxxx Oct 6, 2001
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very VERY Detailed Excellent voice acting Excellent story!!
Cons None too important
Recommended it? Yes

What can I say that's not already been said about MGS? There are already countless epinions about this game that praise just about everything about the entire game. And I am one of the countless many that love playing this game!

I believe that graphicly this game is about as detailed as a... Read full review »


Great Game! Sorry, My Creativity Is Running Low

byPlat_Ryda Oct 1, 2001
21 Helpfuls 22 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros storyline, music, graphics, characters...
Cons a little short
Recommended it? Yes

What else is there to say about Metal Gear Solid that hasn?t already been said? In the words of that guy from the Real World New Orleans, ?Woo woo.? Yes, ?woo woo?, indeed.

Metal Gear Solid is completely mind-blowing in just about every category: story, characters (which usually aren?t... Read full review »


Play this if you plan to play Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

byBort Sep 30, 2001
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great gameplay, incredible eye for detail, beautiful motion and graphics, and an actual...
Cons None. This is the only PS1 game I play on my PS2 regularly.
Recommended it? Yes

After reading the previews for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty I figured it might be interesting to get the original game and play it on my PS2, even though it was a Ps1 game.

Right from the opening sequence I knew it was going to be an incredible game. The opening cinematography set... Read full review »

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