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1) MGS3
3) MGS2
4) MGS

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10) Portable Ops

-No voice acting

+/- can't tell much more since I haven't finished it

9) Metal Gear 1 (MSX)
+The game that started it all
+It introduces the stealth genre and many elements that are essencial to the saga
-The story itself is pretty short

8) Peace Walker
+Fun gameplay with lots of replay value
+Decent story overall and cool themes regarding war and AI, the ending is pretty awesome
+Developing motherbase is fun enough
-Villains are forgettable
-The story is on the short side
-I found characters such as Paz and the french lady having ridiculous voice acting.
-Mechas and bosses make annoying sounds

7) Ground Zeroes
+The best gameplay in the series at least until next week
+Awesome in every technical aspect
+The story is good enough as a prologue
+A lot of challenges that give it replay value
-No real development on the protagonist
-Shorter than anyone expected

6) Rising
+Fun and over the top gameplay
+Decent storytelling
-Not the real MGS Experience

5) Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
+The game structure is very similar to MGS1
+Must be one of the first games with a long and coherent story with good character development
+Gameplay is innovative (MGS1 borrows a lot from it such as keycards, soliton radar, nikita, C4 and many more)
-8 or 16 bit graphics and sound, so no voice acting.

4) Sons of Liberty
+Hardcore philosophical themes towards the end.
+A huge improvement from MGS1 in every technical aspect.
+/- bosses are cool enough, but not the saga's strongest.
-Raiden can be annoying even when he has a cool backstory, Rose is even more annoying.
-The scenarios feel a little confined compared to other games.

3) Guns of Patriots
+Very nostalgic
+Cool dystopian plot elements and underlying themes
+Many beloved characters make a comeback after what felt like an eternity
-The flow of the game is somewhat irregular due to long cutscenes
-Sexiest bosses but with poor and cheap character development.

2) Snake Eater
+Emotional story with great plot twists
+Fun gameplay and extense world
+Cool portraying of a previous era
-Annoying gameplay elements such as healing system and camo
-Even though boss battles are cool (The End being awesome and innovative), the characters themselves are a little dull.

1) Metal Gear Solid
+Over the top plot with clones, cyborgs, cowboys, psychics, doppelgangers, shamans, evil twin, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, nukes and awesome plot twists, what else could anyone ask for?
+The best character development: friends, bosses and optional characters such as Nastasha have an extensive background and awesome dialogue.
+The largest supporting crew, every ally has something to say for most events in the game.
+Great music by TAPPY
+Realistic and natural voice acting
+Boss battles are innovative and gameplay is fun enough overall
+Revolutionary in many aspects (mainly narrative): way ahead of its time.
-Every technical aspect such as graphics, gameplay and sound quality haven't aged well.

Edit: Wow, that was long!

Of the ones I've played:

1. MGS4
2. MGS2
3. MGS
4. Peace Walker
5. MGS3
6. Ground Zeroes
7. Revenegeance

I recently finished MGS3 for the first time, and I don't know why, but it just didn't hook me like it does with everyone else. It was my 4th attempt at playing the game, as I always stopped right around when you get to Sokolov.

As for the other entries, I know there's a lot of cutscenes in MGS4, but I think it's an a amazing end to the story (technically), and it has my favourite gameplay in the series. I really like MGS2 for some reason, and MGS1 is just held back a little by the controls (seeing as I never played Twin Snakes). I'm currently playing PW, and I think it's really good. And finally, I think Revengeance is garbage.

1. MGS3

2. MGS

3. MGS2

4. MGS4


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cheshirescat said:
I'll never understand how anyone can rank mgs2 so high

We're no strangers to disagreement. Must I remind you that FF VIII is my favourite one?


5. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
4. Metal Gear Solid 2
3. Metal Gear Solid
2. Metal Gear Solid 3
1. Metal Gear Solid 4

From Best to worst:

1. Metal Gear Solid- Gameplay may not have aged well (what game from that gen has?) but the level design, mechanics, story and boss fights all fit together perfectly.

2. Metal Gear Solid 3- The story, the setting, the ending, the boss fights! Just an absolutely incredible game.

3. Metal Gear Solid 4- Good gameplay, great level design with an incredible first two chapters. Way too many cut-scenes though.

4. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes- A good game held back by the fact it's only a Prologue and only has a single area to explore, albeit, repeatedly.

5. Metal Gear Solid 2- Overly convoluted plot although had some hidden depth to it. I didn't feel it really pushed any major boundaries in the way the first did but a solid game nonetheless.

6. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker- This was OK, had some good gameplay but held back by its portable hardware. The base building mechanic was a good idea though.

7. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops- A decent attempt to bring the stealth gameplay to portable. For an MGS game though, I think most could give this one a miss.

I suspect Phantom Pain will be at the better end of this list.

Of the six I've played

1. Metal Gear Solid 3
2. Metal Gear Solid
3. Metal Gear Solid 4
4. Metal Gear
5. Metal Gear Solid 5: GZ
6. Metal Gear Solid 2