I haven't played Lord of Shadows and only own and played the first Zone of the Enders (not because of the mgs 2 demo, but just because I saw it in the bargain bin and thought Jehuty looked badass) but I absolutely love all the Metal Gears and Death Stranding, its hard to pick a favorite since they all have different things I like about them. Though MGS 3 Snake Eater always has a really special place for me so maybe it edges out just a bit, but even still I'm not entirely comfortable choosing one over another.