Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
"War has changed. It's no longer about nations, ideologies, or ethnicity. It's an endless series of proxy battles fought by mercenaries and machines. War, and its consumption of life, has become a well-oiled machine. War has changed. ID-tagged soldiers carry ID-tagged weapons, use ID-tagged gear. Nano-machines inside their bodies enhance and regulate their abilities. Genetic control, information control, emotion control... battlefield control. Everything is monitored and kept under control. War - has changed. The age of deterrence has become the age of control. All in the name of averting catastrophe from Weapons of Mass Destruction. And he who controls the battlefield, controls history. War has changed... When the battlefield is under total control, war becomes routine." -Solid Snake
Protagonist: Solid Snake
Genre: Action
Platforms: PlayStation 3
Release Date: June 12, 2008
Developer: Kojima Productions
Publisher: Konami
Franchise: Metal Gear
Previous Game: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Next Game: Metal Gear Rising

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a stealth action game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami exclusively for the PlayStation 3 console. It is the sixth Metal Gear game directed by Hideo Kojima and was released worldwide on June 12, 2008. MGS4 is the final Metal Gear game where Solid Snake is the main character.

Why It Rocks

  1. Highly detailed graphics for its time.
  2. The visuals are amazing.
  3. Excellent voice acting.
  4. Disturbing soundtrack.
  5. Good shooting mechanics.
  6. Smooth controls.
  7. Amazing art direction.
  8. A lot of likable new characters and returning characters like Raiden, Meryl, Vamp, Naomi, and ect.
  9. It uses the PlayStation 3's capabilities to their full capacity.
  10. Lots of cool gadgets and weapons that you can tailor to your own style of play.
  11. Great storyline.
  12. Dozens of secrets and easter eggs to discover.
  13. They manage to turn Johnny (an easter egg character with a running joke that he has diarrhea) into a formidable character.
  14. The cutscenes are highly impressive thanks to its camera angles and script.
  15. An awesome ending that wraps up everyone's story and the Metal Gear storyline.
  16. Brand new stealth mechanics in the game.
  17. Tons of throwbacks to Metal Gear Solid, including a level where you return to Shadow Moses!
  18. Snake's speech about war became a meme.

Bad Qualities

  1. The final row of cutscenes goes on for 1 hour and 11 minutes.
  2. This game is not for newcomers as it has many references and throwbacks to the previous Metal Gear games that newcomers won't understand thus making the story very confusing
  3. The platinum trophy is really difficult to obtain, to put salt on the wound, it is very frustrating to obtain platinum only if you are a trophy hunter.


Metal Gear Solid 4 received universal acclaim, according to review aggregator website Metacritic. It has a score of 92% on the site.

IGN gave this a 10 out of 10 along with Gamespot.


  • This became the last PS3 game offered to PlayStation Plus subscribers in February 2019, nearly 11 years after its release.




Anonymous user #1

14 months ago
Score 2 You


14 months ago
Score 6

Snake? What's wrong?! Answer me, please! Snake? Snake?!



14 months ago
Score 0


SNAKE ! It's not over yet !

Anonymous user #1

11 months ago
Score 0 You
Another thing to praise this game for is it's emotional cutscenes as they are very likely to make players cry because it's got some scenes that made me cry.


10 months ago
Score 0
Another thing to praise this game for is it's emotional cutscenes as they are very likely to make players cry because it's got some scenes that made me cry.


3 months ago
Score 1
Especially the ending.


8 days ago
Score 0
@SuperStreetKombat Yup, especially the ending! I'm not going to mention what happened because I don't want to spoil it. However, I'm definitely not gonna lie. The ending DID made me cry. 😢😭


3 months ago
Score 0
I'm so ashameful of myself to not played this gem earlier!

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