Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is finally releasing this week, and if you’ve been interested in Raiden’s torso-slashing adventure, the reviews have finally arrived.
The game currently sits on a Metascore of 79 and 82 for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms respectively, while holding 76.38 and 83.26 percent on Gamerankings for the same platforms.
That’s not bad, considering some gamers were not happy with Platinum Games taking control of a Metal Gear game.
The critics have a few good things to say about the game, basically explaining that while MGR: Revengeance is imperfect, it’s an incredibly satisfying action game.
Check out the reviews below:
IGN – 8.5/10
“Few action games are as fast, rewarding, and exciting as the insane and imperfect Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.”
GameSpot – 8.5/10
“If you’re even vaguely interested in the Metal Gear series or intelligent hack and slash games, do not pass up a chance to play this exciting and addicting hybrid.”
GameTrailers – 92/100
“Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an amazing action game that offers a level of exacting fidelity that few can match.”
Eurogamer – 9/10
“If Revengeance didn’t have camera issues this would be the easiest 10 I’ve ever given. As things stand it’s still brilliant, staking out new territory in the genre and adapting certain Metal Gear characteristics so well that it makes the competition look outrageously bad.”
VideoGamer – 7/10
“Glaring weaknesses make Platinum’s take on Metal Gear a very good game instead of a wonderful one.”
CVG – 7.5/10
“Slick, epic, insane – but not Platinum standard. Revengeance is marred by easily-fixable problems.”
Game Informer – 7.75/10
“Brutalizing cyborgs and hacking giant mechs to pieces is fun, but the restrictive design and lack of precision keep Raiden from capturing the best of both worlds.”
GamesRadar – 4/5
“It’s fast, flashy, and fun–and it’s easy to excuse Revengeance’s hiccups when even the simplest battles rival the best cutscenes in any previous Metal Gear.”
OXM – 7/10
“There’s a great game in Revengeance, buried under the rubble of a previous franchise collapse. With a little less zatsu and a little more dan, Platinum Games could be on to something.”
OPM – 7/10
“Sadly, the combat doesn’t have enough depth to trouble the genre’s best (it certainly can’t touch Ninja Theory’s DmC reboot), and there’s a disappointing disposability about the whole experience. This is a project that has been rightfully and respectably salvaged, but one that can’t quite cut it at the top.”
Destructoid – 9/10
“A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won’t cause massive damage to what is a supreme title.”
Giant Bomb – 4/5
“If you’re a value-minded individual that doesn’t tend to replay games, Metal Gear Rising will only make you angry. But if seeing the state of the post-MGS4 world while slicing your way through everything that gets in your way sounds like a good time, well, that’s because it is.”