Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance review round-up
19th Feb 2013 | 08:41
In our Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance review we described Platinum's series spin-off as "an ultra-slick, suitably epic entry into the Metal Gear mythology, marred by annoying, fixable problems."
Various websites and magazines have also published their Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance verdicts, and as usual we've gathered up all the scores and put them in one easily digestible list. The scores are out of ten unless specified.
- CVG - 7.5: Slick, epic, insane - but not Platinum standard. Revengeance is marred by easily-fixable problems.
- 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: 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: 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.
- Edge - 7: While Rising's combat is hugely satisfying to experiment with, and a sight to behold when played well, it's undermined by technical issues and a singleplayer campaign that peters out just as you think it's getting going.
- GameSpot - 8.5: 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.
- IGN - 8.5: Few action games are as fast, rewarding, and exciting as the insane and imperfect Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
- Eurogamer - 9: 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.
- Destructoid - 9: A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage to what is a supreme title.
- VideoGamer - 7: Glaring weaknesses make Platinum's take on Metal Gear a very good game instead of a wonderful one.
- NowGamer - 8: An over-the-top and outrageous beat-'em-up well worth your time, with just a couple of frustrations with the mechanics of the combat system.
- Polygon - 9: Platinum Games has done something incredibly rare: honoring a beloved series while successfully broadening its reach into a whole new genre.
- Digital Spy - 4/5: All in all, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a hugely enjoyable hack and slash title, with an incredibly satisfying combat system, memorable boss battles and an entertaining narrative.
- Metro - 9: Exactly as entertaining as you'd expect from a collaboration between two of Japan's most talented developers, and one of the best action games of the generation.
- The Telegraph - 3/5: It's not close to Platinum's best, or Kojima's best, but is a game worth checking out, even if just as a rental.
- VentureBeat - 80/100: Platinum Games delivered a frenetically fun, albeit flawed, experience set in a beloved universe - a sexy, slash-soaked side story worth playing for franchise fans and newcomers alike.
- 1UP - B: Revengeance isn't Platinum at the top of their game; it's the studio making the best of a bad situation -- even so, a troubled Platinum production still has plenty to offer.
- GameTrailers - 92/100: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an amazing action game that offers a level of exacting fidelity that few can match.
- 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.
- Game Informer - 7.75: 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.
- OXM US - 7.5: While Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance can't match the majesty of Metal Gear Solid's epic campaigns or the fluid combat of top action titles like DmC, there's still plenty to like in Raiden's true action debut.