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Konami Computer Entertainment Japan



Other Versions

All, GB, GB, PC, PSN

Release Dates

10/21/98 Konami
09/03/98 Konami
02/26/99 Konami

Community Stats

Owners: 622
Favorite: 71
Tracked: 3
Wishlist: 3
Now Playing: 3

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Metal Gear Solid - Summary

Arguably the greatest game of all time, Metal Gear Solid redefines what a computer game can be. Boasting state of the art graphics, voice acting beyond the usual level seen in videogames and a stroyline that can easily sit alongside Hollywood action epics, the game is nothing short of revelatory.

Building on his successful series, Hideo Kojima has crafted a game that mixes 3rd person action with a new type of gameplay; stealth. Featuring brilliant artificial intelligence in its enemies, the game tasks you to break into a military base and stop a group of terrorists from firing a nuclear weapon from a launching platform known as Metal Gear Rex.

Our protaganist, codenamed Solid Snake, is a likeable hero, with a penchant for smoking ciagrettes and a talent with any type of military equipment. He needs every ounce of intelligence and strength as well, because he's going up against a team of heavily armed terrorists, not to mention their specialised fighting squad consisting of horrific creations including Psycho Mantis and Vulcan Raven.

If ever there was a game that could bridge the gulf between movies and videogames, this game has to be it. If ever a game deserved so much praise, this is it. If ever a game could show people what a games console is capable of, this is it.

And if ever there was hero we could count on, his name would be Solid Snake.


(Submitted by colonelstubbs)


Shipping Total

5,510,000 Units
As of: December 31st, 2004

Opinion (52)

Machina posted 05/08/2023, 06:06
This figure does not include Integral version sales.

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eFKac posted 07/06/2013, 09:50
Can't add this game to my collection...! ;-(
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MrT-Tar posted 03/03/2011, 05:58
bloody awesome. I think that's the best way to describe this game
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StreaK posted 20/03/2010, 07:19
I think FFVII and FFVIII were the best games on PS1 but this is somewhere in the top 5 with others like Tekken 3 and Wipeout XL too.
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kowhoho posted 20/02/2010, 05:34
Got this on PSP now. Looks fantastic even now.
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SuperSteveyLes posted 16/11/2009, 12:56
The Cut scenes made it feel like a movie. Good stuff.
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