Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

33 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
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CvgFeb 20, 2013
Anthony SeverinoFeb 19, 2013
Despite bearing the name, this is no Metal Gear game. At least not like you’re used to. This would have been good and fine for Raiden to have a game of his own outside the Metal Gear Solid universe, that’s filled with action instead of stealth. But, then why have stealth? Why have a soliton radar? You rarely use either, and it doesn’t quite fit in the fast-paced action confusion. Hideo Kojima was right in cancelling Metal Gear Solid: Rising—it just didn’t work.
Daniel BischoffFeb 18, 2013
I love the gooey center of every cyborg PMC out there, but Revengeance fights the player every step of the way. What's more, reducing the difficulty ultimately boils down the combat to a button masher, leaving the experience hollow and draining all the same. Fans and masochists alike might find a lot to love, but even I can't stand the crunchy outside of a bug for the sweet gooey insides.
BrookeFeb 19, 2013
Jeff GerstmannFeb 19, 2013
Even with that in mind, I found Metal Gear Rising to be a thrilling and engaging experience. The swordplay is fun, and it's really fascinating to see the different spots where either Kojima's or Platinum's signature styles shine through. It also has a wild final confrontation that shows elements of both, doling out some heavy-handed political preaching while also putting a man-sized ninja cyborg up against... well, something way crazier (and dirty-mouthed) than a man-sized ninja cyborg.
Joe JubaFeb 19, 2013
However, this title isn’t Bayonetta wearing a Metal Gear skin; whether you are hoping for a meaningful expansion of the Metal Gear universe or a gratifying action experience, Revengeance falls short. 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.
Ryan TaljonickFeb 19, 2013
Revengeance is unapologetic in the way it indulges your greatest power fantasies, often doing so with such a grandiose display of style that you'll be unable to wipe that ever-present smile from your face. 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.
Matt WalkerFeb 19, 2013
Revengeance can be summed up in one word: “fun.” Well, maybe two words are better: “stupid fun.” As was shown with DmC, there are still a lot of fans out there who want to have button-mashing fun and be rewarded with carnage in its most primal form. Revengeance delivers this in abundance. With insane combat, easy-to-understand fighting mechanics, beautiful graphics, and a deeply complex conspiracy theory storyline, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a fantastic first entry to what’s hopefully a new sub-franchise.
Greg GiddensFeb 19, 2013
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a solid game with sparks of excellence, but difficulty niggles and occasionally obtuse controls let it down. Lowering the challenge to one of the easier tiers helps to alleviate the worst of the combat frustrations, but the slender campaign and camera issues remain. This is a fun side-story for fans of the franchise, and there are some tremendous set-pieces – but it's just not quite the ultra sharp adventure that we were hoping for.
ProJaredFeb 26, 2013
Smosh GamesFeb 21, 2013
William SchwartzFeb 19, 2013
If you’re in the camp that breaks out the pitchforks everytime a sequel arrives in the video game world and one of the first to shout “cash grab”, Metal Gear Rising will be a refreshing change of pace. It’s hard to compare it to much other than the full realization of things we’ve only seen in non-playable moments from previous Metal Gear games. While the camera issues and steep learning curve will probably deter some, it’s one of the more rewarding games of its type once these hurdles are jumped.
Steven WilliamsonFeb 19, 2013
Though Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance isn’t quite going to reach the heady praise of some of the past games in the series in terms of storyline, there’s plenty to love about this new direction. The action is always exciting and absorbing while the sword-play is refreshing, innovative and dynamic. The cut-scenes are brilliantly produced and the boss battles tense and engaging.
Peter BrownFeb 19, 2013
Rising plays great, no matter your platform of choice, but with greater control over the game's graphics, and with the preloaded DLC, the PC port is easily the best version out of the three.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 addictive hybrid.
Chris SchillingFeb 19, 2013
When you're slicing cyborgs apart and spilling the red stuff everywhere, like the world's most aggressive tin opener going to work on a can of tomato soup, you'll wish for all games to be like this. But these moments aren't enough to compensate for the glaring weaknesses that make Platinum's take on Metal Gear a very good game instead of a wonderful one. Revengeance is pretty sweet, then, but the aftertaste it leaves can be disappointingly bitter.
Michael McWhertorFeb 19, 2013
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance combines reckless abandon with the beauty of precision. It's a fast, frantic, fun game that does its own thing. But its bizarre plot manages to carve out a comfortable niche within the Metal Gear franchise despite the change of pace. Platinum Games has done something incredibly rare: honoring a beloved series while successfully broadening its reach into a whole new genre.
Mitch DyerFeb 18, 2013
Despite its best efforts, developer Platinum Games sometimes gets in the way of its own pace -- especially for those who aren’t into the franchise. However, Rising’s troubles are rarely enough to derail the incredible momentum of an always-entertaining, action-oriented Metal Gear spinoff. Whether or not you have ever enjoyed Metal Gear, this is a must for anyone who appreciates melee-combat.
Rev3GamesFeb 19, 2013
Luke BrownMar 01, 2013
Though its gameplay isn’t nearly as deep as some of its contemporaries, it is just as rewarding. You will have to make some concessions though to really appreciate this game, and being a Metal Gear fan certainly helps to overlook flaws like the inconsistent parrying. There haven’t been many games to provide such an astounding swordplay engine though, and for all its shortcomings, Revengeance is still a solid game that should be proud to bear the Metal Gear brand.
Rich StantonFeb 19, 2013
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. This is simply the ultimate one-man show, worth its ticket price many times over, an experience that improves exponentially as it gets faster and as you get better. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a thrilling and almost flawless fighting game - come get some.
Magnus Groth-AndersenFeb 19, 2013
The result then is a game that falls short of expectations from both camps, but is solid enough to stand on its own two cyborg feet. As long as you put those expectations to one side, then you're left with a competent action title that's still worth your time and money - though more so if you're a fan of Platinum.
Jake WestonFeb 24, 2013
Despite questionable design choices, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is narrowly able to get by on its technical prowess and exciting set-pieces. The over-the-top style for which Platinum is known is in full effect here, and as a longtime Metal Gear fan, it’s a pleasure to come back to this world and its characters. Still, given its development history, it’s a shame that it never amounts to more than a simple hack ‘n’ slash with a cool cutting mechanic. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a fine game, and a welcome addition to the Metal Gear canon, but ultimately it’s one of Platinum Games’ weaker efforts.
Gareth TalbotFeb 27, 2013
Rewarding and addictive swordplay. Stays true to the feel of the Metal Gear universe while moving the gameplay in an exciting new direction. Heaps of unlockables and challenges to keep players coming back. Cardboard boxes.As if it weren't clear by the title, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance indulges the ridiculous. This entry into the now-hallowed franchise is one of the very best.
ko-zee-iiFeb 19, 2013
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance pays homage to the parent series enough to keep steadfast fans happy, though doesn’t get so lost in the canon as to alienate newcomers. The action is tremendously addictive and will keep you coming back for more. The most pleasant surprise was the mature plot and gruesome execution both literally and figuratively.
Álvaro CastellanoFeb 19, 2013
A pesar de lo breve que resulta, el Hack and Slash desarrollado por Platinum Games para la saga Metal Gear es de lo más recomendable. Revengeance es la historia de cómo Raiden se abre paso a impecables golpes de espada entre una legión de enemigos, en lo que acaba convirtiéndose en una aventura espectacular, grandilocuente y bellísima. Totalmente recomendable para los fans del género.
Salva FernándezFeb 19, 2013
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance ya está aquí, y llega como un hack and slash de primera línea. Estamos ante un título que ofrece la esencia de los productos Platinum Games: acción sin descanso, adrenalina por los cuatro costados y un elevadísimo ritmo de juego. Raiden es un personaje ágil, lleno de posibilidades katana en mano y con una gran versatilidad que le permite, además de cortar cabezas, usar lanzacohetes, granadas, cajas de cartón para esconderse y muchas cosas más. Y es que esta es una de las grandes virtudes del título: el sistema de combate es sencillo, veloz y ofensivo –solo hace falta ver su único mecanismo de defensa.
Mathias OertelFeb 22, 2013
Ja: Mit gut fünf Stunden Spielzeit plus Zeit für ggf. häufiges Scheitern und Neuladen ab Kontrollpunkt ist Metal Gear Rising Revengeance etwas kurz geraten. Doch mir ist ein kurzes, aber intensives Erlebnis weitaus lieber als ein gestreckter Langeweiler - und das wird hier mit Bravour abgeliefert. Allerdings übertreibt Platinum Games die Intensität beim Endboss: Während bis dahin die japanische Kunst anspruchsvoller, aber stets fairer Kämpfe zelebriert wird wie seit Ninja Gaiden Black nicht mehr, nagt der Finalkampf mit zufallsabhängiger Unfairness an meinen Nerven und kostet dieses Abenteuer wie zahlreiche Detailschwächen in der Kulisse oder die schwache KI einige Punkte in der Endabrechnung.
Pierre MaugeinFeb 19, 2013
Trip de quelques heures, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance est un festival de séquences marquantes, de combats de boss qui sont autant de courses de fond extatiques et de vrais beaux moments de narration, surprenants par leur âpreté. Bourré d'un humour décalé et de quelques piques bien senties sur la série de Kojima, le jeu est un enfant terrible, un fils de la liberté, qui ne s'empêche jamais de donner du plaisir au joueur.
Nicolas VerletFeb 19, 2013
Rising Revengeance rappelle par moments son accouchement difficile avec des environnements assez inégaux, un système de jeu qui reste en surface et surtout une fin expédiée, qui compte encore sur le challenge annexe pour maquiller une durée de vie au ras des pâquerettes. Mais réjouissons-nous déjà de pouvoir accueillir un jeu d'une telle trempe au terme d'un développement si mal embarqué. Brillant, épuisant, et doté d'un joli savoir-faire : Metal Gear Rising n'est peut-être pas l'amour d'une vie, mais le super coup d'une nuit.
SylhasFeb 19, 2013
Quel bonheur de retrouver un jeu PlatinumGames digne de ce nom ! Comme à son habitude (ou presque), le studio japonais livre un titre au gameplay quasi infaillible, qui nous fait vivre une expérience particulièrement intense. Les fans de Kojima ne seront pas totalement dépaysés et y trouveront même leur compte, tant l'aura du maître se fait sentir dans la narration du jeu. Certes un peu court, on ne peut qu'être enthousiaste au contact de ce Metal Gear Rising : Revengeance, qui se doit de figurer dans la ludothèque de tous les amateurs d'action.
Filippo FacchettiFeb 19, 2013
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance è un gioco eccellente, un esempio di fusione perfettamente riuscita tra generi e stili completamente diversi. Alcuni difetti gli impediscono di prendere una valutazione più alta, ma questo non vuol dire che si tratti di un titolo da lasciare a marcire sugli scaffali. Prendetelo, amatelo ed entrateci in sintonia. Non ve ne pentirete!
Rox van der HelmMar 05, 2013
Het spel biedt een tof verhaal, met genoeg humoristische opmerkingen en vooral veel goede over de top actie. Door flink wat afwisseling in vijanden, eindbazen en omgevingen weet de game zich te onderscheiden van menig andere hack and slash titel. De korte speelduur van de singleplayer is jammer en een gemis. Maar dat de game naar meer smaakt, zegt eigenlijk genoeg. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is de beste hack and slash titel in een sciencefiction setting. Zeg dus vooral geen nee tegen cyborg Jack the Ripper.
Fredrik JohanssonFeb 28, 2013
Både Kojima Productions och Platinum Games har var för sig gjort bättre spel, men Metal Gear Rising: Revengance lyckas charma med sin tajta spelmekanik, den stora mängden fanservice och nickningar till Metal Gear Solid-fans samt återseendet av kära karaktärer från serien. Det är trots allt bättre att spelet blev som det blev än om det hade skrotats helt.