Will MGS4's Scores Top GTAIV?
It almost doesn't seem possible, given the ridiculously high scores for Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV, but Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots should also drag in maximum scores. Early indications are that GTAIV, now the highest rated game of the generation - and one of the highest rated of all time - will have a run for its money: MGS4 really might be that amazing.
IGN has just issued their MGS4 UK review, and it sits at an outstanding 9.9; only .1 lower than the perfect 10 given to GTAIV. OPM UK (and of course, OPM), has given that perfect 10 to MGS4 already, and if it wasn't for a bizarre 8/10 from Eurogamer, MGS4 would be right on track to equal or even surpass GTAIV in the overall rankings. We're still waiting to see more reviews, but the closer we get to June 12, the more we'll see...and you'll be seeing ours as well. We're already predicting screaming matches amongst publications at the end of 2008 when they go to assign Game of the Year awards. We're barely halfway through the year, and we already know that two are gonna butt heads. What about the last six months, when the likes of Gears of War 2 and Resident Evil 5 drop? Then what? Should everyone just hand out ten different GoY awards?
It's turning out to be one of the best years in gaming ever, and we're certainly not going to complain about that. Being able to go from GTAIV to MGS4 will be a treat not often tasted.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
5/30/2008 Ben Dutka