Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain First Official Review Released By French Magazine

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be officially released on September 1st. It has a review embargo till this Sunday. There is currently a review event going on in Los Angeles for the game, in addition to various members of the press getting their review copies.

If you were looking for the first official review of the game, it has been awarded 17/20 from JeuxVideo Magazine. You can check their review score in the image below.


Here is a breakdown of their score.

Gameplay : 4 stars / 5
Sound : 4 stars / 5
Graphics : 4 stars / 5
Length : 4 stars / 5
Verdict : 17/20

We will update this article once we have a translation of their review. In the meanwhile, you can take a look at the score for each category.

Update: We have updated the summary with a better translation courtesy of NeoGAF user GhostTrick.

Gameplay – 4 out of 5 stars

The Metal Gear game with the best gameplay, and with the most possibilities even though some aren’t that useful.

Graphics – 4  out of 5 stars

Game looks clean. Although, it clearly shows its crossgen roots. Not the best looking game.

Sound – 4 out of 5 stars

A lot of tracks from the 80s and a nice sound ambiance.

Length – 4 outs of 5 stars

A long playthrough (more than 40 hours) but one that can be tedious at times.

A rich gameplay but also some tedious missions, a plot which promises so much and delivers so few, MGSV is as impressive as it leaves you unsatisfied. A good game, but one difficult to understand. Could it be Kojima’s last mystery?

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released on PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 1st.

Let us know what you think about this review score in comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

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