Metal Gear is a military action-adventure video game that is considered to be one of the first stealth-based games. I remember playing the NES version of the game and I wasn't too impressed, so I've abandoned the game. Later, I found out that there is actually a MS-DOS port of the game and I've decided to give it another try. The DOS port was a little bit better, but it wasn't bad enough to make me abandon the game. The game takes place in 1995, when the West discovers that a WMD, known in the game as Metal Gear, is being constructed somewhere in South Africa. The US send out one of their top agents, Gray Fox, to investigate and destroy the weapon. After losing contact with him, Solid Snake is sent to finish the job. This is pretty much the story you need to know about the game. The controls in the game are basically the same like in the NES version: move around, kill people, gather some items, get some information along the way, rescue hostages ans so on. The funniest thing in this game that some of the advices you get from your radio come a bit too late. Like, for example, when you need to travel through a room full of gas, you only get this information when you have already entered the room. Someone needs to rearrange the informers. The graphics are a little bit better, however the sound can be become loud, but it isn't that bad. Overall, if you want a good series of stealth games, beside Hitman
, go ahead and start the Metal Gear series with this one, not the NES version!