NFG Summary:Metal Gear Solid is an intense and immersive espionage game, placing you in the boots of Snake, a government agent on a perilous mission. With its state-of-the-art graphics and gripping narrative, this game offers players a truly cinematic experience as they navigate through an army of enemies, utilizing advanced weaponry and stealth tactics to survive.

Categories: Action, Adventure
Meta Score: 94
User Score: 83.0
Platform: PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Dreamcast
Publisher Names: Konami
Support Language: English, Japanese
Publish Date: 1998-10-21

PC Requirements:


  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.


You are Snake, a government agent on a mission to regain control of a secret nuclear weapons base from terrorist hands. Lightly armed and facing an army of foes, Snake must avoid firefights in order to survive. If Snake can locate them he can utilize advanced hardware, ranging from silenced pistols to ground-to-air missiles. Enemies react to sight and sound – so stay quiet and stay in the shadows. State-of-the-art graphics: textures, transparencies, models and explosions. Taut, gripping story with multiple endings – a truly cinematic experience.

Positive Comment(s)

Adding to the story is some of the best voice acting to ever come to a videogame. The entire cast did an absolutely top-notch performance.100Armchair Empire
A cinematic classic. [Feb 2003, p.97]100GMR Magazine
This game is full of surprises and you never know what is going to happen, and that is a very good thing.100Total Video Games
Gripping. You will not be able to make your way through this unrelenting adventure without feeling your stomach flip and churn into knots.100Electric Playground
With the sequel out on PS2, you don’t want to fall behind, do you? [Mar 2002, p.34]100Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
The rarest of things: a video game with looks, brains, and heart.100GamePro
We may be looking at the greatest game of the decade here.100Games Domain
The amount of quality that’s been pumped into this title is simply astonishing.100All Game Guide
This will be the game that everyone will be playing, talking about and demanding for Christmas and the rest of 1999.100Cheat Code Central Platinum
I’m in awe…From beginning to end, it comes closer to perfection than any other game in PlayStation’s action genre. Beautiful, engrossing, and innovative, it excels in every conceivable category.98IGN

Negative Comment(s)

While it is playable, and actually pretty fun a lot of the time, it has some serious, nearly game ruining flaws that, for me, made it a complete disappointment.70Adrenaline Vault
You know, I expected a game with the word “Metal” in the title to have some metal music but I was sadly disappointed. But the game is still fantastic so I’m willing to let it somewhat of the hook.50bellmo15

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