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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the culmination of decades of an acclaimed series that repeatedly raised the bar with every entry. The storytelling may not please everyone, especially the initiated, but this is unquestionably the best gameplay in a Metal Gear game. Hideo Kojima has given the player more control than ever before and it translates to an incredibly fun game to play, and a fitting end to one of the most influential game series of all time.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

It took me a further four or so hours to clear all the missions while messing around a little along the way, but I still want to keep experimenting with the game's enticing ecosystem. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a fairly brief but exceptionally well-crafted stealth experience that's well worth the time of any fan - or anybody looking for a great action game, for that matter.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Puddle

The decent core concept winds up being entirely buried under a mountain of frustrating, annoying levels and pointlessly difficult tasks that suck the fun out of the game. It really seems like it would have worked better as a middleware physics engine, because it certainly doesn’t work as a game.

Puddle

Crime Life: Gang Wars

Even at the budget title price, this game would be a complete waste of your hard earned cash. If the developers do go for a second shot on this franchise, I would hope that they would go away from being a budget title and do this game the justice that it could have had.

Crime Life: Gang Wars

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Therefore, you can add Castlevania: Curse of Darkness to the list of games in the series that were good but just weren’t good enough. I would recommend checking this game out with a rental, but anything more than that would probably be asking too much.

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness