4 out of 5
Solid first person action/stealth game
Metal Gear Solid came to its own, and became one of the best stealth and action hybrids with this version of the game here, Metal Gear Solid; older games of the franchise had attempted to mach together action and stealth, but they had to made-do with much lesser graphical capabilities, basically keeping the franchise to the level of top down shooter/action hybrids. Not this one though, this is a very adept, easy to play and very enjoyable and diverse first person game. It is heavy in gadgets, but also offers you the ability to tackle the missions with action at the helm. It's fairly interesting and very well done throughout, and, while certain missions don't allow you to choose a way to get the objectives completed action or stealth wise, by default, a lot of them don't force you to take a prescribed road, are free to play as you see fit. Snake is an expert marksman, from a distance, he is also greatly capable of staying hidden in the shadows, waiting for the enemies to approach him, and the levels allow you to take different roads at times. Graphically, quality wise it looks very good, Direct X 8 like, with sufficient detail to look like a modern, capable game. A good download alternative is Splinter Cell
, a game that had definitely learned a lot about stealth from Metal Gear.
5 out of 5
A great continuation of the classic game
When the first Metal Gear game came out in 1987, it was instantly a smash hit for pioneering the stealth game franchise and the developers were instantly asked to make more. And here we are, playing the third game in this fantastic series. With its stunning appearance and already trademark gameplay, the game isn't a disappointment. Metal Gear Solid follows Solid Snake
, a soldier who has to infiltrate a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND
, a renegade special forces unit. He must liberate two hostages, the head of the enemy forces and the president of a major arms manufacturer, confront the terrorists, and stop them from launching a nuclear strike. The game is amazingly done, with incredible visual detail and fantastic sound effects. You can really submerge yourself in the game, forgetting about your surroundings, so don't leave that meal cooking! This game is truly worthy of the series, being one of my personal favorites, along with the original Metal Gear
and the newest Metal Gear Rising
3 out of 5
If you played MSG on Playstation you'll notice the game has really well been ported to PC. The game is a stealth-action game, you start out in shadow moses island and you move throgh the island you find more items and wepeons. At the end you fight metal gear and then fight your twin brother liquid snake.