The idea was taken from the webpage Sushimonster85, after they themselves ranked from worst to best the Metal Gear games.
So I'd say, why not? Considering Phantom Pain is among us, let's do the same. I'm curious about how you guys put the games!
From worst to best:
(I won't mention Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Ac!d, Ghost Babel and Portable Ops games because I haven't played them)
Unfortunately, the worst Metal Gear Solid game, for me. It was crowded with too many forced distractions that eventually hurted the main game. I'm not fond of having to do the same mission seven times in order to make the story progress, but hey.
On the side note, it has tight gameplay and some amazing sequences.
· METAL GEAR SOLID 5: GROUND ZEROES
Not much to say here. Interesting prologue cut short way too quick. I like the gameplay, though the "reflex" thingy makes everything 1000% easier (thank god you can deactivate it).
It is a taste of the good things that'll come.
METAL GEAR SOLID 4:
Metal Gear Solid 4 is an amazing game. For me, one of the best PS3 games to date, and what's more, probably one of the most beautiful console games to date, too. My problem with MGS4 comes from the fact that I consider it to be both the best and worst game on the franchise: it excells on the good, "solid" (heh) things of what the franchise does right, but then takes the worst things of the franchise to another level.
Chapter three is a waste, which is a shame. But chapter four was really memorable.
· METAL GEAR SOLID 3:
Ahhh, such a great game. It has some truly remarkable boss fights. The story was nice, even though I don't really like Big Boss much, but it's always good to know about the past of one of the biggest antagonists in the franchise, especially in what I think it's the longest game of the franchise, Peace Walker aside.
Having to change camo every now and then made me rage, though. It break the flow, at times, way too much.
· METAL GEAR SOLID
A timeless classic. 3D Solid Snake. Mind-reading fuckers. Sniper Wolf. Fistfight on top of a Metal Gear. Soundtrack. Choices.
This is one hell of a gem. Amazing game.
· METAL GEAR SOLID 2:
The pinnacle of the franchise for me. A superb, complex plot with some meta-philosophies behind it. Interesting evolution of the gameplay precedents set by Metal Gear Solid 1, which makes everything bigger and better. Again, the soundtrack. The absurd amount of tiny details that can be seen everywhere. Some memorable bosses (others...not so much).
It might lack that "fresh" appeal that Metal Gear Solid 1 has, and it's a shame that some content wast lost in translation, but for me, one of my favourite games ever.