MGS4 ROM Guns of the Patriots is a 2008 action-adventure game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami for the PlayStation 3 console. It is the sixth Metal Gear game directed by Hideo Kojima.
Set five years after the events of MGS2 ROM: Sons of Liberty, the story centers around a prematurely aged Solid Snake, now known as Old Snake, as he goes on one last mission to assassinate his nemesis Liquid Snake, who now inhabits the body of his former henchman Revolver Ocelot under the guise of Liquid Ocelot before he takes control of the Sons of the Patriots, an A.I. system that controls the activities of PMCs worldwide. It was released worldwide on June 12, 2008.
Guns of the Patriots received universal acclaim, garnering perfect reviews and Game of the Year awards from several major gaming publications, including GameSpot, which claimed that the game was “technically flawless”. It is considered as one of the seventh generation’s console gaming’s most significant titles and among the greatest video games ever made. Its release caused a boost in sales of the PlayStation 3, where it sold over six million copies worldwide.
A further addition to gameplay mechanics is the Psyche Meter. Psyche is decreased by non-lethal attacks and is influenced by battlefield psychology. Stressors (including temperature extremes, foul smells, and being hunted by the enemy) increase Snake’s stress gauge, eventually depleting his Psyche. Adverse effects include difficulty in aiming, more frequent back pain, and the possibility of Snake passing out upon receiving damage. If Snake kills too many enemies in a short amount of time, he will have a vision of Liquid and vomit, greatly reducing his Psyche. Among the available methods of restoring Psyche are eating, drinking, smoking, and reading an adult magazine.
|Released||June 12, 2008|