Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013)

4.03 from 164 votes
A fast-paced action game co-developed by PlatinumGames and Kojima Productions. It follows ninja-cyborg Raiden's activities four years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
First released
Feb 19, 2013
Aliases
MGS: Rising, MGSR, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, MGS: Revengeance
Franchises
Metal Gear
Developed by
PlatinumGames, Kojima Productions, 8-4, Ltd., TransGaming Technologies, Digital Hearts Co., Ltd.
Published by
Konami
Platforms
Mac, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network (PS3), PC, Android
Genres
Action
Themes
Sci-Fi, Alternate Historical, Cyberpunk, Modern Military, Martial Arts
Rating
ESRB: M, PEGI: 18+, CERO: D, OFLC: MA15+
Releases
  • MAC - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance United States
  • PC - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance United States
  • PC - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance United Kingdom
  • PS3 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance United States
  • PS3 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Japan
  • PS3 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance United Kingdom
  • PS3 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Australia
  • PS3 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Limted Edition) United States
  • PS3 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Limited Edition) Japan
  • PS3 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Limited Edition) United Kingdom
  • PS3 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Future Shop SteelBook) United States
  • PS3 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Limited Edition) Australia
  • PS3N - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Japan
  • PS3N - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance United States
  • PS3N - METAL GEAR RISING: Revengeance - Ultimate Edition United States
  • PS3N - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance United Kingdom
  • PS3N - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Australia
  • X360 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance United States
  • X360 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance United Kingdom
  • X360 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Australia
  • X360 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Limited Edition) United States
  • X360 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Limited Edition) United Kingdom
  • X360 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Future Shop SteelBook) United States
  • X360 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Limited Edition) Australia
  • XBGS - METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE United States
  • XBGS - METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE United Kingdom
  • XBGS - METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE Australia

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A great platinum game but not much of a Metal Gear game
Game: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Genre: Action
Developer: Platinum Games
Publisher: Konami
System: Steam (PC)
Year of Release: 2014
Length of Playthrough: 20 Hours

Total Score: 88/100
Value Score: 8.8/10

• Story: 9/10
• Characters: 9/10
• GamePlay: 9/10
• Graphics: 7/10
• Sound: 10/10
• Music: 8/10
• Length: 10/10
• Replay Value: 8/10
• Player Value: 8/10

Pros
+Fast pace action game like any other Platinum game with Metal Gear series style references and aspects
+5 Difficulty modes (Easy, Normal, Hard, Very Hard and Revengeance)
+Lengthy story mode that will take at least 12-15 hours and DLC stories that will take 3-4 hours
+VR Missions allow you to do challenges and re-do tutorial mode
+Cutscene theater (becomes unlockable once finished with story)
+Codec theater (allows you to listen to every interaction via COM - only unlockable once finished with story)
+Chapter select (allows you to go back to other levels to re-do them)

Cons
-Can get tedious due to QTEs which are mainly in boss battles
-Character progression is locked in difficulty, unlike other action games, cannot play different difficulties with character upgrades (i.e. finishing normal mode and going to easy mode/hard mode afterwards)
-DLC difficulty is higher than main story and with far less upgrades
-Environment designs look generic and bland

Score wise series comparison sake
Metal Gear Solid (PS3): 94
Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty HD (PS3): 95
Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater HD (PS3): 97
Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots (PS3): 94
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops (PSP): 75
Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD (PS3): 93
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PS3): 96
Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection (PS3): 99
Metal Gear Acid (PSP): 82
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PC): 88
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