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The 100 Greatest Games | 20 | Metal Gear Solid

YEAR: 1999     FORMAT: PLAYSTATION

The 100 Greatest Games | 20 | Metal Gear Solid


While gruff, semi-retired secret agent Solid Snake debuted on the long-forgotten MSX2 computer in 1987, the PlayStation's Metal Gear Solid was the first time the gaming massive got to grips with the series' stealthy scenarios, movie stylings and incomprehensible dialogue. Designed by Japanese gaming auteur Hideo Kojima, the original MGS remains one of the PlayStation's landmark achievements, paving the way for Splinter Cell, Velvet Assassin and other covert pleasures, while experimenting with the 'interactive movie' approach so many rivals have tried to ape, yet spectacularly failed to nail. Like every instalment in the series, MGS didn't make the blindest bit of sense but that's half the fun of it.

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Boxing. Hiding in a box to avoid the prying eyes of patrolling guards is surely what most MGS fans will remember, especially when they recognise that, wait� one of the goons� has� a woman's� arse!

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