Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the first segment of the ‘Metal Gear Solid V Experience’ and prologue to the larger second segment, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launching thereafter.Read full description
”Metal Gear Solid's hallmarks have never been represented better than in Ground Zeroes, the prologue chapter to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.” - Gamespot
”Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is a short but challenging game, and those willing to cast aside conventional expectations will find a lot more here than first glance might suggest. ” - IGN
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the first segment of the ‘Metal Gear Solid V Experience’ and prologue to the larger second segment, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launching thereafter.
MGSV: GZ gives core fans the opportunity to get a taste of the world-class production’s unparalleled visual presentation and gameplay before the release of the main game.
The critically acclaimed Metal Gear Solid franchise has entertained fans for decades and revolutionized the gaming industry. This is the experience that core gamers have been waiting for.
THE POWER OF FOX ENGINE – Ground Zeroes showcases stunning FOX Engine, a true next-generation game engine which revolutionizes the Metal Gear Solid experience.
INTRODUCTION TO OPEN WORLD DESIGN – The first Metal Gear Solid title to offer open world gameplay. Ground Zeroes offers total freedom of play: how missions are undertaken is entirely down to the user.
UNRESTRICTED STEALTH – Imagine classic Metal Gear gameplay but with no restrictions or boundaries. Players use intelligence and cerebral strategy to sneak their way through entire missions, or go in all guns blazing. Each will have different effects on game consequences and advancement.
MULTIPLE MISSIONS AND TASKS –Ground Zeroes boasts a central story mode and Side-Ops missions ranging from tactical action, aerial assaults and “covert” missions that will be sure to surprise.
REDESIGNED INTERFACE – Ground Zeroes users will benefit from a clean in-game HUD that shows the minimal amount of on-screen data to give a more intense gaming experience.
To be perfectly honest Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is nothing more than a tech demo for the main part of the series. It explains what happened before The Phantom Pain so it's a prolog to the game. Very short one sadly. You can finish it withing an hour or two. There are also additional challenges to make the game last longer but really, asking 20 dollars for a demo is somewhat funny.
This game has a really bad reputation on internet, mostly because "it's short" and that's the only thing most people who didn't play it know about it. And while it's true you can beat it in under an hour, it's not whole true, because that's like saying that you can beat original Metal Gear Solid in under 2 hours - you can, but you speedrun. Here, it's the same case. The camp itself is pretty huge and there is a lot to find and explore. For something that people call "demo", it has crazy amount of content and side missions, and some of its content transfer to The Phantom Pain (like one "special" worker). There is one main mission, Ground Zeroes, 4 side ops and 2 extra ops, which add few hours to it. Gameplay, soundtrack and voice acting are excellent and are really good introduction to The Phantom Pain, although it is not necessary to enjoy it. On itself, it's pretty good game. Worst part about it was when it got released, it made the wait for Phantom Pain a lot harder. Recommended if you like Metal Gear or stealth games.
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