The best Metal Gear Solid game (original release)? Rank them too

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Posted by SolidGame_basic (22210 posts) 3 years, 6 months ago

Poll: The best Metal Gear Solid game (original release)? Rank them too (79 votes)

MGS 1 34%
MGS 2 20%
MGS 3 28%
MGS 4 18%

I'm going to keep this real simple and just include the original 4. For me, it's MGS 1, my favorite game of all time. There was nothing quite like it back then. For me, it had everything: great gameplay, story, characters, setting, boss fights, etc. A plot that kept you interested until the very end. And then you got ending bonuses depending what you did with Meryl, which gave incentive to play again. I really haven't enjoyed the other Metal Gears nearly as much. I just finished Ground Zeroes (lol it really does have an hour of gameplay) and I like it, but the story won't grab me the same as the original.

As for my ranking it's:

MGS 1
MGS 4
MGS 2
MGS 3

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#1 Edited by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -

MGS1

MGS4

MGS3

MGS2

All great games, too bad I can't put them all in first place.

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#2 Edited by Krelian-co (13274 posts) -

3

1

4

2

3 for me was the best since we already knew big boss and i was curious about his background story and it delivered, dat ending.

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#3 Posted by Vatusus (7907 posts) -

MGS 3 >> MGS4 > MGS 1 > MGS 2

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#4 Posted by CleanPlayer (9822 posts) -

MGS2 > MGS1 > MGS3 > MGS4 :p

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#5 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

I have the legacy collection, still need to play them all

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#6 Posted by pyro1245 (3207 posts) -

MGS1 >

MGS2 >>>>>>

MGS4 >

MGS3

I really like 2 but 1 trumps it due to nostalgia. 4 was basically a nostalgia bomb but I thought it was slightly overrated. 3 was alright.

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#7 Posted by freedomfreak (49811 posts) -

3>1(TTS)=2>4>Peace Walker.

I only put 4 in front of PW because I'm a nostalgia slut. And that game was fan service to the max.

Ground Zeroes is where this franchise needs to go, and it makes me excited for The Phantom Pain.

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#8 Edited by SolidGame_basic (22210 posts) -

@lostrib said:

I have the legacy collection, still need to play them all

Maybe after you play them you'll realize why consoles pwn PC

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#9 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

@lostrib said:

I have the legacy collection, still need to play them all

Maybe after you play them you'll realize why consoles pwn PC

You're trying too hard

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#10 Posted by SolidGame_basic (22210 posts) -

@pyro1245 said:

MGS1 >

MGS2 >>>>>>

MGS4 >

MGS3

I really like 2 but 1 trumps it due to nostalgia. 4 was basically a nostalgia bomb but I thought it was slightly overrated. 3 was alright.

I hate to say it but 4 was overrated. I remember when Eurogamer gave it an 8 and all the fanboys (including myself) were up in the arms. But they were actually right IMO.

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#12 Posted by happyduds77 (1688 posts) -

Although I think the series are filled with nonsense storiesand ridiculously over the top acting I enjoyed them quite a bit.

Here's my list

1, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

2, Metal Gear Solid/The Twin Snakes

3, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots

4, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty

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#13 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

mgs1

mgs3

mgs2

mgs peacewalker

not played mgs4 yet but buying it next few days

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#14 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

@lostrib: "i have the legacy collection"

Prove it.

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#15 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@amazonangry said:

@lostrib: "i have the legacy collection"

Prove it.

what would you like?

I'm at work at the moment though

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#16 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

mgs1

the rest, i don't care, but i've played them all.

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#17 Posted by freedomfreak (49811 posts) -
@ghostwarrior786 said:

not played mgs4 yet but buying it next few days

What is it with you cows and not playing their high tier exclusives?

I know the whole "cows don't buy their games", but I didn't think it was this bad.

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#19 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

Peace Walker

4

3

1

2

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#20 Posted by gamevet77 (541 posts) -

The original was by far the best. (warning spoilers)

1. Metal Gear was reinvented and the original invented the 3d spy game.

2. The original probably had the best story. The whole Fox Die twist and learning of "liquid" was just brilliant. Psycho mantis is still the best boss fight ever

3. Metal Gear Solid 2 started good and then turned to shit once you starting playing as Raiden. (unfortunately it's early in the game.) The story also gets really strange and confusing.

4. Metal Gear Solid 3 was good to see the roots of Solid Snake and the whole program. The hunting system was kinda lame and the story was no where near as good as the original Metal Gear Solid.

5. Metal Gear Solid 4 was more of a movie than a game. Sure it did have parts of gameplay but it was mostly a movie.

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#21 Posted by finalfantasy94 (27389 posts) -

1,4,3,2.Of course I still enjoyed each of them.

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#22 Edited by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

@lostrib: show your legacy box or something with name somewhere. Standard proving operation.

You work? I find that hard to believe

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#23 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@amazonangry said:

@lostrib: show your legacy box or something with name somewhere. Standard proving operation.

You work? I find that hard to believe

And why is that?

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#24 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

2>3>1>4

All great. All AAAA.

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#25 Posted by SolidGame_basic (22210 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@SolidGame_basic said:

@lostrib said:

I have the legacy collection, still need to play them all

Maybe after you play them you'll realize why consoles pwn PC

You're trying too hard

it really does make sense though considering

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#26 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

@lostrib said:

@SolidGame_basic said:

@lostrib said:

I have the legacy collection, still need to play them all

Maybe after you play them you'll realize why consoles pwn PC

You're trying too hard

it really does make sense though considering

what in the world are you talking about?

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#27 Edited by wolverine4262 (20831 posts) -

3>1>2

I havent played 4 yet.

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#28 Posted by jg4xchamp (61445 posts) -
  1. Snake Eater
  2. Metal Gear Solid
  3. Metal Gear Solid 4
  4. Metal Gear Solid 2

The first and third I love the shit out of. Both on a gameplay level(as basic as the original is now, though I disagree with it being "dated' more shallow in comparison to what the series would do later) as well as the plot and universe being highly entertaining. 2 and 4 are ridiculous drivel giving way too much credit for fluff narrative for my liking. 2 is at least a very well designed game(definitely an improvement over one on many levels, and give or take on what you value more in how it stacks up to 3, but I love the more open feel of 3). 4 should have been excellent, and it has moments of genuine gameplay brilliance(act 1 and 2, Act 4 has that metal gear fight, act 5 has that dope final boss). But beyond that the game has some noteworthy shitty segments like the entirety of act 3, or the fact that shadow moses mostly sucks beyond pandering to a fanbase, or the fact that act 5 is like a quick stealth segment, then this lame ass fight against screaming mantis, only for this obnoxious microwave scene that actually hold zero weight as far as how much effort you put into it.

If Ground Zeroes is anything to go by, then I'm probably going to end up loving the shit out of The Phantom Pain. Barring some stupid plot decisions, though I found the base mechanics in Ground Zeroes to be Kojima proof.

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#29 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

put your controller on the ground

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#30 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

not played mgs4 yet but buying it next few days

What is it with you cows and not playing their high tier exclusives?

I know the whole "cows don't buy their games", but I didn't think it was this bad.

im not a 'cow' i just hate ms and their bs. ive had x360 since launch and got ps3 last year but sold it and bought it again just few days ago

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#31 Posted by freedomfreak (49811 posts) -
@ghostwarrior786 said:

im not a 'cow' i just hate ms and their bs. ive had x360 since launch and got ps3 last year but sold it and bought it again just few days ago

Now that sounds like something a cow would do.

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#32 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

@lostrib: I have to agree with him. It does make sense.

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#33 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@amazonangry: what makes sense?

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#34 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

@lostrib: yes. you're right. It does make sense. Oh, you can post that proof anytime.

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#35 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@amazonangry: what are you talking about?

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#36 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

@lostrib: sigh. Look man, since you're in such financial straits, i'll buy you the legacy bundle. Deal?

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#37 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@amazonangry said:

@lostrib: sigh. Look man, since you're in such financial straits, i'll buy you the legacy bundle. Deal?

I already own it

And it's the Legacy Collection, not bundle

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#38 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

so banal

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#39 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

@lostrib: I generally don't do this, as I subscribe to the "teach a man to fish," not "give a man..." philosophy, but I do sometimes like to help out the less fortunate.

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#40 Posted by Seabas989 (13114 posts) -

MGS3 >>> MGS >>>>>>>>>> MGS2 > MGS4

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#41 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@amazonangry said:

@lostrib: I generally don't do this, as I subscribe to the "teach a man to fish," not "give a man..." philosophy, but I do sometimes like to help out the less fortunate.

But I don't need your help, I already own the Collection

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#42 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

3>1>2>4

4 is a pile of shite compared to the rest

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#43 Posted by mems_1224 (56914 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

3>1>2>4

4 is a pile of shite compared to the rest

came here to post this.

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#44 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

I played them all, in order of release it goes

1

3

4

2

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#46 Edited by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

@lostrib: yes I got your po box numer fine. I'll send it out tomorrow. No need to thank me...but I hope this experience will drive you to better yourself.

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#47 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@amazonangry said:

@lostrib: yes I got your po box numer fine. I'll send it out tomorrow. No need to thank me...but I hope this experience will drive you to better yourself.

Please provide proof you got my "po box numer" and that you have the MGS legacy collection to send

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#48 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

@lostrib what?? u need a ps3 as well?? bro its ok, i know it must have taken courage to ask, i will send u one no problem. no need to tell me ur po box number ill just get it from @amazonangry

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#49 Posted by Eddie-Vedder (7810 posts) -

I love how the opinions on this are so varied. Such a great series.

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#50 Edited by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
@ghostwarrior786 said:

@lostrib what?? u need a ps3 as well?? bro its ok, i know it must have taken courage to ask, i will send u one no problem. no need to tell me ur po box number ill just get it from @amazonangry

cool then he can have two ps3s