Six years ago, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was released on PlayStation 3. On December 16th, Konami will release a digital copy to PSN.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a stealth action-adventure game. Gamers play as an older Solid Snake, the lead character from previous Metal Gear Solid games. They have to sneak, fight, and outmaneuver their enemies. In this version of the game, Snake has to assassinate his old enemy Liquid, who is the leader of a large private military company that threatens the stability of the world.
Metacritic gave the game an aggregated 94 out of 100, with an average fan score of 8.7. Gamers loved the storyline, but were not too fond of the long cut-scenes. Many criticized the change in stealth mode, one of the major selling points of the previous games in the series. In MGS4, Snake wears OctoCamo, a muscle suit that blends in with his surroundings, and Solid Eye, a set of binoculars. Additionally, there’s a Psyche Gauge that accesses Snake’s mental state; combat scenarios make him fight harder but shocking announcements decrease his accuracy and movement speed. Due to the Psyche Gauge and OctoCamo, Snake is frequently slow-moving, which gamers did not like. Many were frustrated with the new aspect of the controls, but overall seemed fond of the game.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will be available online for $20. It will take about 30 GB of space, which is a pretty massive download. The sequel, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, will be released on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC in 2015.