Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

MGS: Peace Walker

A hand-held spin-off to the popular series of stealth games developed by Konami. The game was developed for PlayStation Portable and builds upon 2004's Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The story of the game shows further life of Big Boss. Together with an army of mercenaries under his command, he travels to Puerto Rico to investigate why the US government, together with CIA, is backing up a military group present on the island. The gameplay mechanics don’t vary very much from the main installments. However, this time the developers focused on a cooperation mode supporting between 2 and 4 players. The players can complete missions together and help each other during difficult battles. A completely new feature introduced in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is the option to manage Big Boss’ military base. During the game, player can recruit new soldiers, assign them to various sections and send on missions across the world.

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PlayStation Portable
Game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) Cover
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker | PSP

Action, TPP, science fiction, Stealth, cold war, multiplayer, TPS, co-op, 60s and 70s

Companies responsible for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Konami | game developer

Konami | publisher  

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker release date for PSP:

game language:
English

29 April 2010 | Worldwide

17 June 2010 | Europe

08 June 2010 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network, players: 2-4
Game score 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 445 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 88 players' votes.  

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is the second entry in MGS series developed for Sony PlayStation Portable. It is built upon the third installment of the series – Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater released in 2004 on PlayStation 2. The game was designed by Hideo Kojima and developed by his studio Kojima Productions.

Story

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker shows further story of Big Boss who was tricked by the government. The action takes place in Puerto Rico in 1974. The main protagonist, together with an army of mercenaries whom he leads is checking why the government of Puerto Rico and CIA are supporting an organized military group and thus violating the constitution of that country. An unstable political situation and the threat of a nuclear war are forcing the people to take the fate into their own hands and to secure their future. Outer Heaven base is supposed to be one of the places that guarantee peace.

Game modes

In this installment of the series the developers focused primarily on cooperation mode that is available during most of the main campaign and on side missions. This allows the players to complete almost the whole game together (in groups of from 2 to 4 people) and help each other during hard boss battles. In order to connect with other players, one can for example use PlayStation 3 and Ad Hoc Party application. The main plot consists of 30 missions during which Snake travels through various parts of Costa Rica (from jungles, through mines, to secret bases). There is more than one hundred of secondary missions during which the player searches for notes, recruit soldiers and participate in battles against armored vehicles (which can be also captured).

Gameplay

Managing the base of Big Boss’s military organization is an interesting feature of Peace Walker. The player recruits new people by using a system that evacuates stunned enemies from the battlefield and then he assigns them to various sections (combat, food, intel or research). This unlocks new weapon and item projects that then can be developed in the laboratory. Snake receives many gadgets – from rocket launchers and heavy machine guns, to magazines that distract male soldiers or... bananas that can be used to “scare” the soldiers. Big Boss’ followers can be also sent on missions to other countries – when they return, the player can watch an automatic battle that took place and he can collect rewards.

Technical aspects

Outstanding graphics and specific form of narration that is characteristic for the series are worthy of attention. The protagonist sneaks up, fights and eliminates enemies in a similar style as in the large version of the cult title. The developers made sure that the controls on PSP are very intuitive. The game contains some product placement – for example, Snake can wear a shirt with Mountain Dew drink logo, take the popular Walkman on missions and use it to listen to music from different parts of Metal Gear Solid.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker KGN 2010

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