Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is nearly upon us in North America and Europe – even though the street date was recently broken in the UAE and spoilers are freely available online. Premier Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu finally provided their review score of the game and it turns out to have scored 38 out of 40.
The reviews breakdown is 10/9/9/10 with four separate reviewers giving their take on the experience. Whichever way you look at it, Ground Zeroes is a 9+ experience. Some criticisms that have dogged the game including its play length – with the infamous report that the main campaign was only 2 hours long (since debunked in recent impressions). Kojima for his part has stated that there are multiple ways to play and finish the game, with tons of secrets waiting for erstwhile players.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes releases on March 18th in North America and March 20th in Europe for PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.