UnMetal Reviews

UnMetal is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
83 / 100
Dec 11, 2021

UnMetal is an incredible tribute to one of the greatest franchises in the medium. While the game pokes fun at the title and highlights flaws and silly elements, it’s clear that it is done with love and admiration for the series. Similar to how Mel Brooks lovingly rips Hitchcock apart in High Anxiety, UnEpic Fran does the same with Kojima. The varied gameplay and creative storytelling will keep you in hysterics throughout. Although some may find the retro gameplay a little grating, fans of Metal Gear and the stealth genre need to experience this side-splitting tactical espionage adventure.

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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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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2021

The indie surprise of the year. Top-notch voice acting and remarkably well-presented story.

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Dec 10, 2021

It’s a hard task to create something that pays homage to a beloved work, as no matter what happens it will always be compared to that original piece, often unfavorably. Against these odds, UnMetal manages to straddle the line of being both a parody and an exceptional example of a top-down stealth game more than able to stand up to such scrutiny. While the game’s inspirations are obvious, it’s the fact that it also stands out on its own merits which makes it special and worth playing for anyone longing for a retro experience or clever, enjoyable writing.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2021

Once again, Fran Téllez offers us a video game that despite being a clear tribute to the beginnings of the Metal Gear saga, knows how to maintain its own personality by inserting multiple winks and references to other television and cinematographic works and obviously from the world of videogame. If you give it a chance, you will enjoy yourself as dwarves.

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82 / 100
Nov 9, 2021

UnMetal has a clever plot that will make you laugh out loud, which you should definitely play if you are a fan of the Metal Gear Solid series.

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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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Thumb Culture
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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4 / 5.0
Sep 27, 2021

Minor issues aside, UnMetal is an absolute winner. With gut-busting writing and a great mix of retro-inspired stealth action enhanced with modern mechanics, it’s a game that warrants a spot in any classic Metal Gear fan’s collection. Here’s hoping this isn’t the last time we get to take control of Jesse Fox. He may not be the action hero we deserve, but he’s the one we need right now.

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85 / 100
Oct 7, 2021

UnMetal is a parody of the first two Metal Gear from MSX. A humorous game that not only references Konami's work, but also many other elements of pop culture. The positive is that in addition to a parody, UnMetal is very well done and also works great as a stealth game, so the experience becomes much more recommended.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2021

The best homage of all times, a perfect mix of humor and good design, which makes parody an art form.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2021

UnMetal is, by far, one of the best games I had the pleasure of trying out in 2021: it's plenty of fun, it offers just the right challenge, and it has the best script that will ever be shown in a movie or TV series. A medal of honor for this true war hero.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2021

Unmetal walks a fine line between 80's action movie stupidity and a narration of the absurdity of game design and mechanics including where your inventory items go after you've used them. I honestly believe that Unmetal isn’t just a Metal Gear parody Kojima would be proud of, I wouldn’t be surprised if he worked on this himself.

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