Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a short game. Or at least, that's what some people would have you believe. Others would argue that the tactical title provides hours upon hours of replay value, and a robust set of challenges to complete. Whatever your stance, we're pretty sure that no one will be complaining about the title's...
The core campaign in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes may match the length of the average episode of Game of Thrones, but that’s not stopped publisher Konami from selling 278,000 copies of the jumped-up demo in the United States last month. The title finished sixth in last night’s March NPD report, but still sold reasonably well –...
Do you want to know how Hideo Kojima made Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes look so good? Are you eager to learn how every follicle of Snake's facial fleece was fashioned to a fine finesse? Is all of this alliteration making you physically ill? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you're in for a treat, as Konami has...
But totally rad
One of the most intriguing new pieces of tech in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is Snake's handy dandy iDroid. The technological toy replaces some of the functions of the traditional codec, while also adding in a few nifty new abilities. It's a pretty unsubtle jab at the insanely popular iPhone, but we'll forgive it, if only...
The price of the PlayStation 4 version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has been reduced on the European PlayStation Store, representing the title's second official price cut. To be clear, the boxed copy is still £29.99, however the digital version will now set you back £24.99. On first glance, it may seem that this change has come from...
Snake doesn't pay a premium
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a brilliant game – but it’s also a short one. Our roving reviewer managed to play through the paltry prologue’s main mission in about 62 minutes, making its £29.99 price tag on the PlayStation 4 look particularly steep. Fortunately, a slew of UK retailers have been
It may not have garnered the greatest score in our review, but Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is still a massive release. And in order to celebrate the title’s arrival in North America, publisher Konami has deployed a brand new trailer showing off the paltry prologue’s stunning presentation. Are you still planning to pick up the...
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...
Kept us waiting
Hideo Kojima is one of the most talented and respected developers of all time. The patriarch of the Metal Gear franchise has led us on one Hell of a crazy ride over the course of the last year or so, that saw just as many twists, turns, and red herrings as the plots of the very games that he’s famous for. The end result of this...
Snake? Snake! Snaaaaake!?!
If our Australian readers were looking forward to spending their weekend sneaking about underneath a cardboard box, they'll be sorely disappointed, as the release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has reportedly been delayed for a week in their home nation. The title was originally planned to launch on 20th March, but...
Just another Hideo Kojima ruse?
Konami may have lowered the price of its paltry – but insanely pretty – prologue Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, but the upcoming release is still fighting the stigma of its miserably meagre running time. Sadly,
Thinking outside the box
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is quietly creeping up on us, so Sony has put together this video interview with franchise director Hideo Kojima, in which he explains some of the title's exciting new features. One such element that the auteur is keen to emphasise is the ability to access information such as Snake's map and...
You’re no doubt sick and tired of reading about Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ running time, so we thought that we’d give you a break from that line of discussion, and focus on the actual game for a change. Having recently had a chance to go hands-on with Hideo Kojima’s gorgeous next-gen debut, we’ve compiled our...
Man-tis game looks good
It's still a little hard to believe that we'll be getting a next-gen Metal Gear Solid game so early in the PlayStation 4's lifecycle. Some have compared the purportedly paltry prologue to the Tanker mission from the second game in the franchise, but that certainly isn't stopping u
Don't be a Hayter
You may have noticed that Metal Gear Solid series director Hideo Kojima has recently been talking up an exclusive partnership between Sony and Konami that will apparently facilitate an entire menagerie of stealthy promotional tie-ins. We've already seen the
Much more than a packet of cigs
Few franchises are big enough to fashion a furore out of demos, but Metal Gear Solid has always existed among the select few properties that can. When a clever Konami opted to bundle the opening moments of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty with new property Zone of the Enders, many purchased the latter just to see...
Still need a degree to decipher it, though
The pricing structure for Konami’s upcoming PlayStation 4 prologue Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has gotten a whisker more palatable today, as the Japanese publisher has announced a slew of pre-launch reductions pertaining to the next generation iteration of the game. Snapping up a boxed copy on...
As anticipated late last week, Sony has pulled the cardboard wrapping off a Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes branded PlayStation 4 bundle. The special edition console – which is currently only confirmed for Japan – includes a custom system sporting the FOX Unit logo, a DualShock 4 controller, and a copy of the upcoming prologue,...
Snake in at 1080p
Following industry legend Hideo Kojima's praise of the PlayStation 4, new details have revealed that Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes will run at 1080p on Sony's super machine, compared to 720p on the Xbox One. Both next-gen instalments will run at 60 frames-per-second, while the PlayStation 3 version will run in 720p at 30...
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima appears to have fallen head over heels for the PlayStation 4. The legendary developer recently declared that upcoming prologue Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes would shine most on Sony’s system, and now he’s candidly admitted that the Japanese giant’s latest device is by fa
De-cypher this one
Hideo Kojima, the director of the critically acclaimed Metal Gear Solid franchise, may just be the king of social media. The auteur is clearly getting bored now that he doesn't get to play dress up anymore, so he's decided to bombar
Box of mysteries
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has been constantly teasing just about everything to do with his upcoming game Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes lately. Not wanting to tarnish his new reputation, the Japanese visionary has started the week by showing off the title's special edition packaging. But does this st
Luminary picks Sony's system over Xbox One
It may have a running time comparable to the average Hollywood blockbuster, but Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is still one of the most hotly anticipated titles on the horizon for the PlayStation 4. Serving as a prologue to the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, the st
There was a huge kerfuffle recently when Game Informer revealed in a preview that upcoming stealth game Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes only took its staff around two hours to complete. Everyone was just a little bit miffed, and understandably so, as the purportedly paltry prologue to next year's
Shorter than a Metal Gear Solid 4 cut-scene
It’s been compared to the technically staggering ‘Tanker’ mission in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, but with a premium price point attached, many were expecting Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes to have a little more girth to it. Sadly, it turns out that that may not be the case, as reports...
Who needs fancy press releases when we have Hideo Kojima's Twitter feed? The man is a walking marketing machine, tweeting out picture upon picture of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, and sending our Soliton hype radars into overdrive. Most recently, he posted a screenshot of the exceedingly endearing
Secrets in the statues
Sources inform us that ‘What is Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes?’ has usurped ‘What is the meaning of life?’ as the world’s most puzzling question. Konami’s weird standalone prologue for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – are you keeping up? – is due out as soon as March, but other than its rainy...
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Hurah-guzzah and all that
Kojima's mainstream master-piece, Metal Gear Solid, will see release (at long last) on the European Playstation Store this Thursday. Konami say the game will cost £7.99, and of course, it'll be playable on either Playstation 3 or PSP. Konami also say that Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and its sequel - Portable Ops + -...
You know, when Jack Tretton stood up on stage and said there were more PSone games coming to the PSN we wanted to believe him but we just didn't think it was going to happen
Then bam! Final Fantasy VII went live on the American PSN almost immediately. Well following that up on June 18th is the original Metal Gear Solid. No word on a European release...