Percentile Rank

Metal Gear Survive is ranked in the 18th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 108 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

15%

Critics Recommend

Based on 108 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameCloud
Yes
Yes
Apr 5, 2018

Metal Gear Survive builds off of an excellent game to create something fundamentally different. Journeying through the dust and uncovering more of the map piece by piece is a rewardingly dangerous progression system, not unlike the save room style of Symphony of The Night or Resident Evil. Earning stronger and cooler gear while fitting out your base with bigger and better defences and resources is equally engaging, with new challenges consistently arising to replace those you’ve outgrown. It’s not a Kojima game, and it’s not a Metal Gear Solid game, but it’s a lot of fun and never fails to reward the time you put into it.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 1, 2018

Most of the time, it's a game that goes out of its way to be repetitive, frustrating and dull.

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The Jimquisition
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 21, 2018
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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Feb 23, 2018

Metal Gear's first post-Kojima outing plays fast and loose with the formula, with results that are equal parts brilliant and baffling.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 7, 2018

Metal Gear Survive's team managed to make a game both bad to play and fascinating to examine. Survive finds itself in small moments but is lost to grinding, mindless gameplay.

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Washington Post
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 26, 2018

'Metal Gear Survive' turns survivalism into a theater of the absurd

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Scored Reviews

Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2018

Despite the backlash from fans decrying that Metal Gear Survive isn't a true Metal Gear game, what's available in this $40 package is a hundred-plus hours of one of the most polished survival games to ever make it onto consoles.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2018

Those who are able to accept Metal Gear Survive for what it is will find one of the most captivating survival games in recent memory. It's an incredibly unforgiving experience, which can definitely be detrimental at times, but one that ultimately feels fulfilling. Konami has taken the series in yet another new direction, but one that also feels in line with a lot of the series' past. It's still very much a Metal Gear game down to its story, which might be more out there than some of Kojima's own, even if it doesn't quite match them narratively. Embrace the bleakness of reality and simply try to survive.

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Video Chums
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2018

Metal Gear Survive doesn't come close to offering the same level of immersion that past Metal Gear games did but it's still definitely one of the most addictive survival-based gaming experiences that I've ever played.

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Generación Xbox
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is an intense survival experience that takes the exceptional gameplay of MGSV to set itself apart with a very entertaining game. However, this happens when it doesn't look like a MOD from the original and abusive micropayments don't interest you.

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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 23, 2018

All in all, it's this hodgepodge mix of ideas that makes Metal Gear Survive a unique entry in the franchise, and perhaps its most divisive entry yet.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 26, 2018

It's an interesting and wholly engrossing exercise in survival that I enjoyed more with every hour that passed. Don't go into the game looking for any sort of Metal Gear gratification, and you'll come out relatively pleased with what's on offer.

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MonsterVine
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 26, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is a flawed but incredibly fun survival game that adequately takes advantage of the weirder side of the Metal Gear series. Though the game has a slow start and cliché characters, the addictive exploration and impressive amount of included content makes Survive a solid spin-off.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 26, 2018

It's a sad truth that still puts a put in my stomach, but Kojima and Konami are done. Konami still owns the Metal Gear name though, and they still want to make video games for it. Please let them. A new Hollywood reboot of your favorite franchise does not retroactively ruin the quality of the old movies, and Metal Gear Survive does not suddenly make the Metal Gear Solid series any less brilliant. Metal Gear Survive, instead, stands alongside those as perhaps the strongest spinoff in the franchise to date. Metal Gear Solid as we know it may be finished, but after having so much fun with Survive, I'm excited to see what Metal Gear looks like in the future.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 25, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is not what many envisioned the follow up to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to be, but that doesn't inherently make it a bad game. This is definitely a different experience, thanks to the introduction of survival mechanics and the extensive base building, but these aspects actually benefit what the title is going for. With a punishing but fascinating open world to explore, a crafting system that allows for all manner of items to be fashioned, and a suitably bizarre story that is sure to surprise even series veterans, Metal Gear Survive is likely to please those that give it a solid chance.

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Game Revolution
Feb 25, 2018

If Konami would have introduced Metal Gear Survive as an entirely new title, and marketed it better, it would likely be a Spring hit. However, slapping Metal Gear on it weirdly makes it have this generic feel.

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IGN Italy
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is a good survival game that need some balancing. An interesting good spin-off with is own dignity.

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Hobby Consolas
77 / 100
77 / 100
Feb 26, 2018

Behind a cloud of dust formed with controversy and bad decisiones hides a zombie survival game thats highly enjoyable. It's far from the level of quality of past Metal Gear games (particularly the script), but we would be lying if we said we didn'dt had a lot of fun with it.

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TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2018

While it's a slow build and even by the end of the game some elements still annoyed me, I honestly had more fun with Metal Gear Survive than I would have ever expected and I'd like to see the game's formulas built upon.

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VGN
7.5 / 10.0
VGN

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is a good survival game that pays the fact of being the first Metal Gear game after Hideo Kojima departure from Konami. With a different name, this brand new spin-off in the Metal Gear saga would have received less ferocious criticism and being appreciated for its good gameplay and ideas, despite the lack of a good story and cut-scenes.

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Gamersky
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is a decent survival game, and it's really fun to play with your friends. But it's not fun enough to make me completely satisfied, especially compared with Hideo Kojima's Phantom Pain.

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Nation Fusion
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2018

I really enjoyed the time I spent with Metal Gear Survive along the 47 hours finishing the main story. With that said let's dive into Metal Gear Survive and what it does.

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PowerUp!
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2018

It’s a strange choice for the continuation of the series, but against all odds, it turned out great.

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VGProfessional
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2018

Taking gameplay mechanics and foundation of its spiritual predecessor, Metal Gear Survive is an interesting mix of survival, resource management and action game. Its constant internet connection, lack of variety and sub-par technical performance might push away some players, but it's still a solid game that could get better if properly updated over its lifespan.

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ThisGenGaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2018

What you have here is a quality survival experience, but those looking for tactical espionage operations might want to keep looking.

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Game Debate
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2018

For all the fervent hatred of Konami that forms the current gaming-hate-bandwagon of choice, based on its own merits, Metal Gear Survive isn't a terrible game. It's not a great one for sure, and certainly not near the pedigree we expect from a Metal Gear product, but it's a serviceable enough survival game that benefits greatly from layering in a few of The Phantom Pain's systems. It won't scratch that same itch of sneaky badassery that has made Snake a household name, and it's almost certainly not worth the full $40 / £35 asking price, but there's definitely fun to be had here even if it doesn't come close to troubling the series' heights.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 3, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is not for everyone. This is better approached as an open-world survival-horror game where building weapons from scratch, clawing at animals for food while drinking dirty water found in the world defines what it takes to survive. Including the Metal Gear name increases the external pressures around this game, as it is different to what fans of the franchise may expect. Aside from the aggravating always-online infrastructure of the game, Metal Gear Survive is a pretty good outing for those looking for a reason to battle zombies in an extremely vulnerable state. While the story is pretty meh, it is the exploration factor and sense of discovery and accomplishment, as well as feeding those hunger and thirst meters that showcase the fun and enjoyment of this experience.

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EGM
7 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2018

With a confusing and frustrating jumping-off point, it may be hard to break into Metal Gear Survive. Those that manage to stick around, however, should expect to find something worth surviving for.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2018

No, it is not a good Metal Gear game. Yes it is somewhat difficult to love thanks to a laborious and shonky opening act. Yet Metal Gear Survive is a good survival game underneath the grime of its controversial existence. Whether people will give it the chance to show that is a whole other issue.

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GamesRadar+
Feb 23, 2018

A decent survival game with a rewarding, if uninspired, grind to its resource collecting and base management.

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IGN Middle East
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2018

Metal Gear Survive offers some ideas in a way that does not fit into survival games, such as forcing the player to open the main menu every minute to follow the level of hunger and thirst, and enter into conversations that are worth nothing but wasting time and talking to a completely fictional story will not affect anyone like the main series And limited AI for the enemies, but in contrast there were ideas implemented excellently such as clouds of dust that provided an exciting atmosphere, and the complexity of the system.

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Tech Advisor
Feb 22, 2018

If you're a fan of zombie games and the Metal Gear series, you really can't go wrong with this one.

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LevelUp
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 1, 1970

Metal Gear Survive is a strange and unique mix. On one hand it's an interesting survival game, on the other it's a merge of Sci-Fi elements with a shoehorned political plot and dull characters. The game has some genuinely fun and intense moments, but it's mechanics and stiff controls sometimes make the experience unnecessarily difficult. Despite all of this the game can be quite rewarding and keeps you in a state of urgency that can be really fun.

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Hu3br
Mar 6, 2018

Yes, it’s not your typical Metal Gear and yes, its microtransactions do more harm than good. But still, Metal Gear Survive is an interesting spin-off that manages to build tension via exploration and provides with decent base building mechanics to keep you occupied for hours.

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New Game Network
70 / 100
70 / 100
Feb 28, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is an enticing, challenging, polished and occasionally frustrating spinoff that doesn't devalue the reputation of the franchise, and offers a unique standalone experience that fans of survival games should enjoy getting stuck into.

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GameSpew
70%
70%
Feb 26, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is a far cry from any other game released prior in the series, but that doesn't make it any less compelling. So it's up to you: either cling on to the notion that Metal Gear Survive is a terrible cash-in and miss out on an interesting adventure, or put your misconceptions aside and jump right in and have some fun. I know what I'd do.

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Areajugones
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2018

Konami takes a chance with Metal Gear Survive and focuses on delivering a game with the same base, but different type of genre. A risky bet that has its innovative moments, but fails to completely entertain and has a lot of monotone moments. .

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Star News
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Feb 23, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is likely to see ongoing additions to improve it, and at this point I’d recommend waiting for some of those before jumping into it. Right now it’s a survival grind in the Metal Gear universe that’s more busywork than fun and it's only the gameplay carryover from Metal Gear Solid V that make it worth a look at all.

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GearNuke
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 24, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is a strange mix of survival horror with open world. On the one hand, there are some superb ideas seen in the game that could have been great to play but on the other hand, the game constantly keeps testing your patience by forcing you to micromanage the health of your character.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is a good survival and crafting game, but fun to play only in the first hours. Konami takes a chance with his idea, but fails due a plenty of monotone moments.

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Super Deformed Gamescast
Gamefa
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2019

Metal Gear survive uses the beautiful and huge world of MGS 5 in a hardcore survival game and i must say that it is really a good survival game because of huge amount of content and potential that the MGS 5 world has. Maybe MGS fans isn't happy because of using name of these epic series on a completely separate game, but i must say that you don't play "the name of a game", you play the game itself! And in this case, Metal Gear survive is a really valuable survival game that worth to try. Of course the game has some big problems in gameplay, but in the end it is a very entertaining hardcore survival game that you shoud try.

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IGN Spain
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2018

If it had not been called Metal Gear Survive, this survival game would have been received in another way. However, many of the questionable decisions such as micropayments or permanent connection tarnish a remarkable gameplay based on The Phantom Pain.

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The Games Machine
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2018

Let's put aside the controversies about the Metal Gear saga, and talk about the game, and what it can really offer. The idea of mixing the gameplay of Metal Gear Solid V with a survival setting could have really worked, but the truth is that the very foundation of the game is pretty weak and messy. There are some fun and challenging moments, but overall it feels like a wasted opportunity.

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Atomix
65 / 100
65 / 100
Feb 26, 2018

The major problem of this game is having on its title the name of Metal Gear. Seems like It has nothing to do with the franchise and while it has some good ideas as game in the end the final product it's disappointing.

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IGN
6.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2018

So much of Metal Gear Survive is repeating the same thing over and over again in single- and multiplayer. Defending the same points from the same zombies. Exploring the same zones for the same materials. Mining the same resources for the same small amounts of gear. But after learning the ropes and learning to set your own personal goals within that loop, there's an odd comfort in the formula, and I can see myself returning to expand my end-game base out of my own completionist urges. Survive might not compare well to the tactical espionage action that's defined the Metal Gear series we know and love, but its oddly hit-or-miss combo of some solid old ideas and some clumsy new ones has at least some appeal.

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GBAtemp
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2018

An uncanny addition to the Metal Gear franchise, Metal Gear Survive survives as a survival game but doesn't deliver as a Metal Gear game.

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SomHráč.sk
65%
65%
Mar 6, 2018

The hardcore fans are likely to reject the not amazing story of Metal Gear Survive, however, the gameplay is exactly what you might expect from Metal Gear franchise – the military action and the possibility of stealth. Add the intense pace of the second half of the game and the enjoyable bosses and you'll end up with a slightly above average, if repetitive, title.

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Zoomg
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2018

Fans of survival games may like the Metal Gear Survive for it's good action and stealth elements. But for those that loved Kojima's Metal Gear games Metal Gear Survive won't offer anything interesting.

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GamePro
64 / 100
64 / 100
Feb 28, 2018

The concept of Metal Gear Survive works, but some annoying mechanics and the soullessness diminish the fun.

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Gamerheadquarters
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2018

Metal Gear Survive has some really interesting elements, yet comes across as shallow in some areas.

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COGconnected
63 / 100
63 / 100
Feb 27, 2018

_____________________ “I expected some microtransactions, but it's an exceptionally greasy implementation.

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M3
6 / 10
M3

Top Critic

6 / 10
Feb 27, 2018

While standing on the ground played by Metal Gear Solid V, Survive offers a different take on the series. A bold one nonetheless, but not as unique as we expect.

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Telegraph
Feb 28, 2018

It would be easy to write off Metal Gear Survive.

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GRYOnline.pl
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2018

Fans of classic Metal Gear games will probably find little of interest here; their overall impressions of the game ought to be mediocre – Survive simply fails to captivate. The magical atmosphere known from Snake’s adventures is nowhere to be found. However, the new MGS should appeal to enthusiasts of survival – there’s a lot of it here. If you like exploration, gathering and crafting, give it a shot.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 27, 2018

This Metal Gear spin-off surprisingly sets itself between a hardcore survival and a 3D tower-defense game, which will hardly satisfy most gamers. If you survive the first ruthless hours, you could realize Metal Gear Survive's true potential, delivering a long and tough survival experience. Unfortunately, Konami's greed for micro-transactions break the game's balance and is way too prominent to appear as a small feature.

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USgamer
Feb 24, 2018

With some tweaks and changes, Survive could be great, but as it stands, it's just good.

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TrueAchievements
Mar 9, 2018

It's nothing more or less than fine.

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Sirus Gaming
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2018

It all boils down to whether or not you should buy the game. And I think that’s the worst part about it, is that there’s really no real reason to buy it. There are many more zombie shooter survival games out there that does this a whole lot better. Why buy Metal Gear Survive?

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Cheat Code Central
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Feb 21, 2018

Metal Gear Survive feels like a prototype, an idea on paper that was quickly turned into a game and strapped to a retail rocket without proper consideration of what the Metal Gear name means to people. Konami has every right to use the IP and FOX Engine tool of course, and frankly there's no reason not to. Kojima didn't make all the Metal Gear games by himself. But this feels like the team dumped a bunch of menu-based systems on top of the mechanics, without figuring out why and how they should all work together. It is like they were looking to other games in the genre for ideas, then adding extra complexity for the sake of standing out a bit. It's part dull, part frustrating, and part utterly confusing. In short, Metal Gear Survive is just another middling survival game, with a name-drop that doesn't do it any favors.

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Xbox Achievements
60%
60%
Feb 26, 2018

A Metal Gear game in name only, Survive is a decent – though often frustrating - survival game with a few unique tricks up its sleeve. While the Metal Gear name brings with it a certain weight of expectation, as long as you don't go in expecting Metal Gear Solid 6, you'll be fine.

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Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Feb 27, 2018

For those willing to bear the brunt of its inexcusably poor opening and subsequent first few hours — and can even find it in themselves to excuse the nagging stats requiring a near-constant influx of food and water — Metal Gear Survive does deliver a few good ideas along the way buried beneath its mediocre world and often grind-focused, loot-based item-gathering.

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BaziCenter
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 28, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is a mediocre survival game, and that's it. All the great things about the Metal Gear franchise are gone and all you can find here is hour after hour after hour of repetitive survival gameplay. This is how you kill a franchise.

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GamingBolt
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2018

Survive does many things right and wrong but it doesn't deserve to be called a "Metal Gear" game.

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Worth Playing
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 22, 2018

Metal Gear Survive reveals itself to be a decent title if you're willing to forgive the litany of things it does wrong. The concept is solid, even if the characters can't deliver the tale appropriately. The sneaking and quick item construction elements slightly make up for a weak combat system that makes killing Wanderers a chore. The base-building and crafting is fine, but the other survival elements are overdone to the point of tedium. It isn't a great survival game, and it's not something that Metal Gear fans would flock to, making it a title that can be best described as niche.

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Game Informer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2018

Metal Gear Survive has plenty to do, but the story mode is a dud and the endgame loops don't hold up

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PC Gamer
59 / 100
59 / 100
Feb 26, 2018

Has flickers of brilliance, but the painfully slow and gruelling survival simulation routinely snuffs them out.

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Game Volt
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2018

if we ignore all this, the game contains a very good idea, yes it needs some final technical touches that might make it better but that never prevents it was enjoyable and offer you a different and new experience, all the mistakes we have encountered and the problems that we have encountered can be ignored and repaired through updates to balance enemies and consume resources and others, we've seen a lot of games that return from death and that change from its format after a period of release

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Cultured Vultures
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2018

Though it's not totally devoid of positives, Metal Gear Survive suffers the curse of being wholly unremarkable in pretty much every way. Bland survival gameplay, unoriginal ideas and unresponsive melee combat make for a tedious experience. Metal Gear Survive is certainly a functional game, but someone forgot to add the "fun".

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Rely On Horror
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2018

Metal Gear Survive rings hollow, a vapid facsimile of a once-great franchise undone by Konami's fixation with the almighty dollar.

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Polygon
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2018

There's a weird, enjoyable story in Metal Gear Survive for players who make it past the game's grueling opening hours, and there are flashes of a great survival game. But with a threadbare connection to the 30-year history of Metal Gear and a comparatively shallow game made in the shadow of The Phantom Pain, it's hard to recommend enduring the whole thing.

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Geek Culture Podcast
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2018

Verdict Building off the foundation of Metal Gear Solid V, Metal Gear Survive had some potential that was mostly squandered, though still far from being an awful game. The co-op missions with friends can be fun and the game itself performs well enough, but the tedious structure of the game and the inclusion of awful microtransactions make Metal Gear Survive one you might want to think about skipping.

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DualShockers
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2018

Most of you have probably already made up your mind about Metal Gear Survive. I think Survive has some redeeming qualities and, had it focused firmly on its multiplayer, I may have enjoyed the experience more. As it stands, there are just so many better titles in the survival genre, it's hard to recommend this game to anybody. I'm sad to say that Metal Gear Survive has squeezed any ounce of hope I had for this series I only recently got into.

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GameWatcher
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2018

Not Quite Hitting The Mark

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PushStartPlay
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2018

the best chance of survival that this game has, is by throwing it in as a PlayStation Plus/Games with Gold title later down the line.

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Daily Dot
Feb 23, 2018

There are intimations of an interesting story in Metal Gear Survive, as well as a handful of creative moments within the FOX Engine. But overall, the game feels incredibly average, and seeing it through to the end quickly becomes a chore.

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Digital Trends
Feb 27, 2018

"Metal Gear Survive" adds confusing, tedious busywork - and zombies - to the franchise.

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3DNews
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2018

Konami killed another series. Even without comparison to main Metal Gear games, Survive is a boring and uninspiring experience overall.

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GameSpot
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 24, 2018

Metal Gear Survive's punishing systems drag down what could have been a good survival game

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CGMagazine
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is the most expensive survival game on the market right now, even at a budget price as far as AAA games go. This, mixed with the fact that almost all the game is made of reused assets, makes the number of microtransactions on offer frankly disgusting, even if none are required to complete the game. Asking players to pay $10 to make a second character is the most offensive money grabbing crap I've ever seen in a video game in the history of the medium.

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Leadergamer
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 24, 2018

Metal Gear Survive hadn't known where to stop. It had had a complicated structure while taking samples from several game types. It may make ones who are patient and like survivals spend some time on. This game hosts lots of contents but does not entertain enough.

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SA Gamer
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is a mediocre endeavour at trying to let a storied franchise meet a genre that lost steam two years ago. It feels dated in almost every aspect made worse by what feels like an under-developed game. It hardly does anything extensively bad but it doesn't attempt to do anything with the core system. It is just another crafting survival game, except it has the Metal Gear named slapped on.

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God is a Geek
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is alright. It strikes such an almost perfect balance between mind-numbing tedium and rage-tinted fun that if you're willing to let it take you, there's a very compelling experience under all the brown and grey textures - just don't expect it to do justice to the franchise under which it shuffles.

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WellPlayed
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2018

Metal Gear Survive manages to provide some fun gameplay, despite having plenty of issues with its story and survival mechanics

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Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

5 / 10
Feb 26, 2018

Not the Metal Gear fans will be used to in terms of either quality or action. But despite a few interesting highlights, it's just too boring to get very angry about.

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Destructoid
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2018

Metal Gear Survive should have been a free-to-play game just like Grasshopper's Let it Die or an actual Metal Gear release. It doesn't accomplish either aim.

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Press Start
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 26, 2018

Metal Gear Survive had the potential to grow into something unique but now it's just an uninspired mish-mash of poorly balanced systems that translates to an experience that feels like a chore. The story is frustrating, the only aspects that are great are the ones carried over from Metal Gear Solid 5 and the overall gameplay loop is monotonous. Metal Gear Survive ironically won't survive the test of time, though in several years' time you'll probably not be able to play it anyway.

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Critical Hit
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is a good idea that finds itself crippled by an overwhelming mob of bad ideas. It's interesting but ultimately handicapped by a ruthless application of unnecessarily brutal constraints that serves to diminish what should have been a fascinating spin-off.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

Despite the solid foundation laid by Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain, Metal Gear Survive trips before crossing the finish line thanks to some questionable decisions with some of its mechanics and microtransactions. It's a shame as there are some good and fun things in here that could have given birth to an excellent survival game. In the end, however, Survive just can't seem to figure out exactly what kind of game it wants to be.

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Cerealkillerz
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2018

As expected the game has almost nothing in common with the Metal Gear we know and love. While it has interesting ideas and some well thought out mechanics, it ultimately fails to be fun because of overly grind-heavy and frustrating progression.

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TrustedReviews
Feb 23, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is a brave move for Konami and a decent survival game – it's just not particularly fun. If you like the more abrasive side of the medium, give it a go. Everyone else should probably stay away…

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GameSkinny
Feb 22, 2018

From a horribly botched launch to clunky UI and a hunger/thirst meter that actively tries to kill you, there's so much this game does wrong that it's hard to focus on what Metal Gear Survive does right.

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GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG
Vadimeys

Top Critic

5 / 10
Mar 9, 2018

Instead of a great cooperative action game we got a dull project about monotonous shooting at stupid enemies during base defense. What a sad finale of Metal Gear series.

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Saudi Gamer
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Feb 28, 2018

As a different direction for the series this isn't a bad choice and does have some interesting ideas and mechanics and the story does have its zany MGS moments, but an overall weak story and cast of characters and simplistic missions and the harsh survival elements sucks a lot of the fun of the experience.  

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Jump Dash Roll
5 / 10
5 / 10
Mar 7, 2018

A bizarre mix of gameplay styles utilising Metal Gear V assets, none of which are particularly interesting, providing little incentive to work your way through the long campaign to the end game co-op.

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Fandom
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Mar 2, 2018

It feels like Konami were always planning to release a zombie survival game, and used Kojima’s departure to slap the Metal Gear logo and assets on it to save time. If this is the case, then the decision does neither the game nor the Metal Gear franchise any favours. Metal Gear Survive is not a great Metal Gear game, but could have been a good original game by itself.

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PCMag
Mar 5, 2018

Metal Gear Survive tries to straddle the line between the action and survival genres and succeeds at neither. Die-hard Metal Gear fans may find something to like here, but most potential players are better off avoiding its many frustrations.

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Impulsegamer
2.4 / 5.0
2.4 / 5.0
Mar 3, 2018

Baffling AI behaviour, dull environments and a stupid story mean that even as a standalone survival game, Metal Gear Survive fails on too many levels. There are far better games that deserve your money. For example, if you want a complete survival experience, then ARK: Survival Evolve or 7 days to Die are better options on the PS4.

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PSX Brasil
45 / 100
45 / 100
Mar 14, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is not necessarily a poor survival game, because it has several interesting mechanics and concepts that could have been better explored in order to entertain the player. Its plot is mediocre and shows how Hideo Kojima was essential for the construction and development of the series. Unfortunately, many of the elements of the franchise are absent here, and the few that remain exist as a reminder to the player that he is playing a title belonging to the Metal Gear saga. The only reason for this title is Konami's willingness to cash in on the countless fans of the series and, if you are a fan, do yourself a favor and do not destroy your feelings for the franchise by playing this game, that ironically resembles a pachinko machine.

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Digiato
45 / 100
Digiato
Hossein Tavakoli

Top Critic

45 / 100
Apr 4, 2018

Ridiculous story, repetitive gameplay, boring mechanisms and force to paying money are enough reasons to stay away from this game.

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Slant Magazine
Mar 1, 2018

Metal Gear Survive aligns itself with too many corporate gaming shenanigans to register as unadulterated fun.

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Giant Bomb
Mar 5, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is both a bad survival game and a bad Metal Gear game.

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Game Rant
Feb 26, 2018

Thanks to overbearing hunger and thirst systems, unintelligent enemy AI, and an utterly forgettable story, Metal Gear Survive is the worst game in the series yet.

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NEOsite
3.5 / 10.0
3.5 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2018

Metal Gear Survive had some potential, but there is nothing exciting here, maybe except the atmosphere. And with those offensive microtransactions it probably will not survive.

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Nexus
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is Kojima’s true phantom pain. It’s a boring grind of repetitive missions, cardboard characters, and shockingly bad AI. It may get by on the strength of its association to the Metal Gear series alone, but die-hard fans will be very disappointed with how shallow of an experience it really is.

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GameGrin
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2019

Is Metal Gear Survive worth it? Oh yeah, totally. Game of the Year. Honestly, I don't know why you haven't bought it yet! Death Stranding won't be able to compete with this. Sarcasm aside, don't buy this game, just don't. Yeah, the environments and visuals are kind of neato and the feeling of helplessness certainly comes across, but it's just a clusterfuck.

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Heavy
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2018

I'll tell you that this game didn't survive for long on my PS4's hard drive.

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The Angry Joe Show
2 / 10
2 / 10
Mar 1, 2018
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