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How Do You Complete Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes in Ten Minutes?

Posted by Sammy Barker

Faster than Fatman's roller-skates

As explained in our review, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a delicious appetiser for full sequel Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – it’s just a shame that it costs more than a potato skin starter at a posh central London bistro. If you intend to pick up the paltry prologue, the only way that you’ll really get your money’s worth is by learning the intricacies of its sandbox setting – and that’s exactly what our friends over at have been doing with their pre-release review copy.

In the clip below, video editor Ian Higton slithers through the title’s full campaign swifter than a snake on a skateboard. It takes him just ten minutes to reach the conclusion – but he does in fairness brush past all of the side content and skip through all of the cut-scenes. Look upon this as a speed run rather than an earnest playthrough, then. Just remember that even when you aren’t rushing, you’re still likely to blast through the campaign in less than two hours.


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User Comments (8)



darkhairwarrior said:

This game is designed to be replayable, just like Ratchet & Clank Q Force's campaign. I could beat that game in the span of 35 minutes without cutscenes, but my first go took a bit under a day since I took my sweet ass time and decided to explore most the time.
Also, if this game has anything like Qforce's Skillpoints, then that adds another couple of hours to the game.



MoleZandor said:

He got an 's' rank for his 10 minute mission. Presumably thats the best you can get. There probably is a fair amount to explore and find though. Still, does seem very short for 25 quid



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

You can pick it up for a smidge under 20 quid but I imagine in a couple of months till be a tenner.I can also see a pretty sharp slash in price fairly soon if it doesn't fly off shelves.



banacheck said:


Also, if this game has anything like Qforce's Skillpoints, then that adds another couple of hours to the game.

It has challenges, for £20 i think it's worth it for me i've always replayed every MGS game thats apart of there appeal. Ground Zeroes also has leaderboards for speedruns, & quite a lot of other things to do. Playing through the main mission once just see's you at around 9% completion out of 100%, and to get every collectable you need to go out of your way. So to get 100% completion it's not a 2 hour job or as easy as some might think, you'll definitely going to be playing Ground Zeroes longer than some full rentail game's that lack replay value.



charlesnarles said:

Yeah and you can beat Morrowind in 7 min if you don't play it right. There's also trophies for fast completion times so no reason not to play it over and over like Hideo suggests



MoleZandor said:

@banacheck So for a Trophy hunter it's probably worth it, but for somebody who likes to just play through and enjoy the story once, this is not the game for them. I'll be waiting for the next one.



JaxonH said:

You shouldn't have to scramble to find reasons to play it over again to get your money's worth. Even for $30 instead of $40, it should not even be POSSIBLE to beat this game in 10 minutes. Side content is fine and well, but I shouldn't have to RELY on it to get my money's worth. It should be an "in addition to" proposal, not a "prerequisite" to play longer than an hour. Let's call it what it is and stop pretending otherwise.

With that said, I already ordered the game for $25, and I don't feel like cancelling my pre order for a second time just to save $10 six months down the line. Whatever, I'll eat the cost this time. But I'm not happy about it.



wittypixel said:

I think it's fair and needs to be mentioned. Modern Warfare 2, even when played on the Veteran difficulty was beatable in under 2/3 hours. and I took my time with that game.

It was sold and bought by the masses for 60$. And COD Campaigns are GARBAGE compared to the work any MGS game. Also this game is being sold for half that and you can't split the cost between a friend. You're welcome.

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