Review Roundup: What critics think of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

The much anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases world wide on September 1st and I couldn't be more excited. The early reviews are now in and it's looking like the fifth entry into the series is nothing but critically acclaimed. Below are some snippets from various reviews for you to check out.

IGN - 10 / 10
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain doesn’t just respect my intelligence as a player, it expects it of me, putting it in league that few others occupy.

Game Informer
The gameplay, storytelling, and protagonists in Metal Gear may shift with each new instalment, but Kojima’s ability to surprise and enthral gamers remains unchanged.

Kojima has crafted an incredibly memorable game, and when all is said and done, possibly his best.

Examiner - 5 out of 5
It’s difficult to think about the next time we see a new Metal Gear Solid and when that will be. It is, however, not difficult to say that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the best game of the year so far.

Gamespot - 10 / 10
The Phantom Pain may be a contender for one of the best action games ever made, but is undoubtedly the best Metal Gear game there is.

Destructoid - 9 / 10
Despite the fact that I hit a few snags along the way, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain feels like a simultaneous celebration of the series, and a decidedly new chapter. It's equal parts tough and flashy, and it's fitting that if this is Kojima's last Metal Gear, he goes on a high note.

EGM Now - 9.5 / 10
If this is Hideo Kojima’s final game, then he is stepping out at the top floor of the industry.

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