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8 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2021

While being a good clone of the original MGS, UnMetal does something few other MGS-like games did in the past: it not only emulates the stealth mechanics, but it replicates Kojima's metareferential design, and it does so in a way that feels both fresh and funny. UnMetal plays with 80's stereotypes and the player's mind at the same time.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2021

UnMetal is one of those games that you start without a real reason and end at all costs. It is not a masterpiece be clear, but a very good game to have some healthy laughter in front of dialogues that are a mix of absurdity and pure idiocy. UnMetal is a tribute from beginning to end to the Metal Gear series: more than the typical action hero, Jesse Fox looks like the somewhat crazy clone of Snake. For those looking for something fun to play and for all lovers of retrogaming, UnMetal is a breath of fresh air in a videogame landscape that takes itself a little too seriously.

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7 / 10
Oct 1, 2021

UnMetal is a tricky one, really. It doesn't play brilliantly and we didn't really find it funny at all, but it is consistently presenting new and entertaining ideas to complement the core simplistic stealth gameplay, with plentiful genre changes and a metric ton of references, callbacks and metahumour that will definitely appeal to plenty of people. We're old and jaded, though, and we've seen a lot of self-deprecating humour in video games - this stuff goes right back to the likes of the ZX Spectrum, for goodness' sake. Still, we recognise the very clear surplus of enjoyable content that's been crammed into UnMetal and its appeal should not be disregarded simply because we found it a little familiar. It never lets up with the gags, subversions and new sights to see all the way through its surprisingly robust length, and it doesn't forget to make the actual stealth enjoyable to boot. Definitely an impressive effort that assuredly deserves to find an audience.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2021

If you love Metal Gear saga and don't own UnMetal, then you're missing one of the greatest tribute experiences that genre has to offer.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2021

The frustrating moments happen often enough to hamper the gameplay in many ways, but despite this, UnMetal is still a really solid stealth game with some genuinely funny moments throughout.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2021

‎UnMetal brings us back the stealth and action of the 80s in a successful way, with a funny, long story, full of humor and with a magnificent sound section. Without a doubt it is a game that I recommend to every lover of the genre.‎

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80 / 100
Oct 12, 2021

UnMetal was a pleasant surprise with great gameplay and a very comical story. Its narrative brings changes to every scenario in the game, some that were interesting and others that were simply silly. It's a game that I recommend, especially for Metal Gear fans or for those who also like games with a good dose of humor.

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7.7 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2021

UnMetal is a hilarious spoof of the Metal Gear series that manages to forge its own identity through clever inventory-based puzzles. With that in mind, it's hard not to get frustrated whenever you bite the dust due to some unexpected shenanigans.

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Marlon Cantiga
Oct 14, 2021

Add another star to the rating if you like being trolled. UnMetal relies on its writing to keep the player invested. If the jokes can't keep you on your seat, the gameplay won't either.

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Martin Hosking
10 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2021

UnMetal is a top tier game from a low tier developer. This is some fantastic work from @Unepic_Fran and I can not wait to play the next game from him. UnMetal earns the highly coveted Thumb Culture Platinum Award from me. Fantastic work dude!

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