Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

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Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes screenshot
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes screenshot

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes can be finished in under 2 hours and speed run in less than 5 minutes, Game Informer claims.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes screenshot

The mag warns consumers to think of Ground Zeroes as a "paid, standalone version of the Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty demo that was included with Zone of the Enders on the PlayStation 2," adding, "judged just by the core story mission, Ground Zeroes is short.

"We completed it in just less than two hours. Konami says internal testers can speed run the main mission in around five minutes. How quickly it takes to complete the main mission and explore the camp is up to the player, but the extra missions give the game a little more replayability."

The length may come as a shock considering the £40 asking price of the next-gen disc release.

Konami wants £19.99 and £29.99 respectively for the Xbox 360 and PS3 digital and retail releases, with the PS4 and Xbox One versions carrying a £10 premium: £29.99 for digital and £39.99 at retail.

The retail SKUs will also carry exclusive bonuses although details on what they are have yet to be revealed.

"While Ground Zeroes has its fair share of fan service, it may be those same fans that take issue with MGS V's unique distribution strategy and pricing system," the mag continues.

"That steep of a price tag for a game that rolls credits in under two hours could be a tough sell for Konami."

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes launches on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on March 21. If you're still considering picking it up, you might want to plump for the PS4 version.

Source: Game Informer | March 2014

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alphafour@ BombaLuigi

Posted 13:05 on 05 February 2014
xReaverbloodx's Avatar


I doesn't matter about the 2 Hours of game play. There was ICO on ps2 and it was only 2 to 3 hours as well and I remember a guy form an old issue of gameinformer that he played 10 hours of ICO just to show people that it was not about the game play hours of a game that makes it so fun about playing video games.
Posted 12:56 on 05 February 2014
BritishWolf's Avatar


I know its a complete rip off but, what can I say, I'm a huge fan and will buy it day 1 regardless
Posted 11:50 on 05 February 2014
essex1212's Avatar


This is a game that should be PSN+ and free with Games for Gold. 30 quid quid for a load of cutscenes and 30 mins gameplay is a joke.
Posted 11:44 on 05 February 2014


"Think of it like the free MGS2 demo"

For a Game that isn't free thats too much to ask.
Posted 11:30 on 05 February 2014

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Release Date: 01/09/2015
Developer: Kojima Productions
Publisher: Konami
Genre: Unknown
Rating: TBC
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