Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

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.