Metro gives Metal Gear Solid 4 a 3/5

Monday, 23rd June 2008 17:25 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Free London newspaper the Metro has reviewed Metal Gear Solid 4 with a 3/5 (equivalent to a 6/10), reports.

The paper hilariously insulted all Kojima fans by saying the plot was “utterly overblown” and that it “somehow manages to be both rubbish and exceptional at the same time”.

The review jumped at the gameplay as well as the storyline: “Solid Snake is back, older, wiser but unfortunately, if gameplay is anything to go by, more arthritic and boring”.

So, MGS4′s worst review came from a free British newspaper found on public transport. There’s probably some irony in there, if you look hard enough.

By Gareth Chadwick



  1. Psychotext

    Someone’s probably going to get hurt.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Bringit

    It’s called Metro.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Michael

    I can’t say I don’t entirely disagree with them… -__-

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Dr.Haggard

    Not sure how that constitutes insulting all Kojima fans, and besides I would think “hilariously overblown” is a description even Kojima himself would have a hard time disagreeing with.

    As for “both rubbish and exceptional at the same time”, I would imagine that’s what most people who aren’t raving Metal Gear fans would say about any of the MGS games.

    3/5 seems harsh though.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Zortel

    Ah, the Metro. Always take a look at this on my trips to London, along with The London Paper. I’m not that big a Metal Gear Solid fan, personally. I liked MGS on the PSX, MGS 2 didn’t really appeal as much to me though, and after that I lost interest pretty much completely.

    Give me Deus Ex any day.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. wz

    Zortel, you get instant love for mentioning Deus Ex.

    Play it free at Gametap, in case someone missed it.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    The MGS story *is* both rubbish and exceptional at the same time. That’s why it’s so entertaining!

    #7 6 years ago

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