Metal Gear Solid – 1998

After an eight-year absence, Solid Snake would return to tactical espionage action with aplomb. David Hayter would give a voice to Snake and the power of Sony’s fi rst-born would move Snake into a new dimension. MGS saw Snake return to the frontlines and face off against a new terrorist troupe of megalomaniac nutcases threatening to strike a nuclear attack on the world. MGS would also launch the franchise into the mainstream, and Kojima to stardom. What impresses most about this reboot of the MGS franchise is the script (although, from here on in it seems Kojima relies heavily on Deus ex Machina to tie plot elements together in the series), which is filled with intelligent dialogue spoken by non-cheesy voiceovers and loaded with cinematic and emotive cut-scenes.

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