The truck have started to move! Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes was a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid, made exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. Under its mountain of flaws, though, the inherent fun of the Metal Gear series still shines. The turn-based strategy, card-battler Metal Gear Acid series was sufficiently weird, but it wasn't fully realized or all that fun to play until the sequel. As Snake infiltrates a remote base in Alaska, he encounters new allies and foes, as well as some uncomfortable acquaintances from the past. Like, from the moment, Snake drops off a bridge and does an amazing landing with the powerful soundtrack rocking on in the background.
Metal Gear Acid 2 — Metacritic Score: 80 Ranked This card battling game was better received than the original thanks its improved visuals, fleshed out gameplay, and level of challenge. This game also first introduced the Fulton system, where players could extract soldiers to use in operations via a balloon. Metal Gear 2 pushed the envelope of what 8-bit games could do, making the transition to 3D feel like a kind of liberation. Metal Gear was no exception, but of course Snake couldn't be bothered with settling for something mundane like kart racing. In its day, it was one of the better games you were going to find on the N-Gage.
The Gamecube revival spruced up the visuals, both in the character models and environments as well as the camera work in the cutscenes, but made the game easier. Snake defeats Big Boss in the last battle and escapes the Outer Heaven compound as it crumbles in flames behind him. In the Famicom version, the dogs just come after you and you get killed. It was made specifically for North America and Europe because of the popularity of the first game, and series creator Hideo Kojima had no knowledge that it was even being worked on until well into its development. Actions and items are relegated to cards that you can earn while you play, and Metal Gear Acid is as much about building your deck for each level as it is about figuring out the opportune moment to play your cards. Many elements of Metal Gear Solid are recognizable in Metal Gear 2, including the battle with Grey Fox, the Metal Gear, and the Hind D which actually flies this time around. The legacy of Metal Gear will carry on as a bastion for artistic-minded creativity, and in the spirit of that, let's try to get a handle on a definitive listing of the games, from worst to best.
Metal Gear Rising is the sort of Metal Gear game that could never be made by Kojima and co. It confidently stepped forward into 3D at a time when other classic franchises faltered, at last giving full expression to the glimpses of greatness offered by Metal Gear 2. Kojima's game went on to become series canon, while Snake's Revenge became apocrypha - an interesting curiosity, but nothing more. Both are based around the concept of drawing cards to move Snake along a tactical grid. But you have to give some credit to the game that started it all. Of course, in the process it never loses sight of what makes the Metal Gear Solid series so special: convoluted political nonsense.
But Peace Walker has one advantage over Metal Gear Solid 5 that shouldn't be discounted: A superior story. Metal Gear Solid 5 is the pinnacle of the system game, featuring weird and wacky features like having your horse defecate in the middle of a road in order to crash a car and extract a target. Best bit: Realizing the 'Fogger' is actually Snake's trademark cigarettes given the ol' Nintendo sanitation treatment David Roberts. Pity about that rubbish Third Man-inspired level, mind. Back then, we didn't care.
Released around the same time as Metal Gear Solid 4, Touch has very little to do with Metal Gear. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 2013 Set after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Revengeance leans into the weirdness of the Metal Gear Solid franchise and never looks back, focusing on speed, action and over-the-top characters. Some even credit it for forseeing the rise of social media and the manipulation of information. It certainly suffers from the lack of a second analog stick, and it has a tiny inventory, but otherwise its very much Metal Gear Solid. And for the time it was pretty cool! Oh, there are also wormholes. He also separately ranks the mobile games and the Metal Gear Acid games, which I decided to rank together for reasons that I discuss below. Factor in this game's much-improved Subsistence rerelease, and you've got one of the best-playing Metal Gear games in the series — and without a doubt the most impactful.
I suppose Ground Zeroes embodies the best and the worst of Metal Gear Solid 5—both the really cool sandbox stealth segments and the often… uh… questionable storytelling. However, Kojima has since departed from Konami following the release of The Phantom Pain, leaving the possibility of such remakes in question. Still, the Metal Gear Acid games have some merit. It was postmodern art, like a window into the future. It's a game that welcomes experimentation with open arms.
It's canonical, and completionists will certainly enjoy it, but its ambition vastly outstrips its technical resources. The open environments and swappable gear allowed for multiple ways to take on any mission, plus your A. The subsequent three minute ladder climb after the epic boss encounter. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Have we forgiven Raiden yet? We ranked Metal Gear Solid 3 as 2 on our , and for good reason: it's one of the best games ever made. Still, like the seams of a perfectly knitted garment, if you're not looking for them, you can't tell; and regardless, it's a far better tact to think back on the series as a whole now we can definitively say it's come to an end. But in true Metal Gear fashion, there are other villains pulling the strings from behind the scenes.
The setpieces were rarely sharper. Guards could be manipulated by targeting their equipment and not just their bodies. Versions on later platforms eliminated these complicated requirements thanks to standardized storage devices such as memory cards and internal disk drives. The obtuse yet compelling story is present and nestles its unique take on historical fiction in the Nicaraguan Revolution back in the 70's. But Metal Gear Solid 4 was kind of a mess—a flawed bit of fan service that tried to resolve every dangling thread from Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 and wound up going off the rails in the process. Fox explains that Metal Gear is the codename of a nuclear-equipped bipedal walking tank, which can engage in all forms of combat and launch nuclear weapons from any location.