Metal Gear Survive

Metal Gear Survive Reviews Summary

Punishing Systems
Repetitive Structure
Tedious Gameplay

Summary: Throwing out much of what made Metal Gear interesting in the first place, Survive has nothing left but a monotonous gameplay loop and undercooked survival. Those who are into thirst meters might find something redeeming here, but most won't get beyond the first few hours.

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Based on 109 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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6.9 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is literally a double-edged sword, or at least it can be. Whoever approaches this with special expectations and the hope for a typical Metal Gear game will be bitterly disappointed. But if you're really up for a thrilling survival adventure and bite your way through the first few hours, i.e. the complete introduction and tutorial, you can really have fun with this game. Especially the long term motivation will be a decisive factor. The bottom line is that Metal Gear Survive is a solid title that suffers from the big name and some strange decisions in game design.

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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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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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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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