9.5/10
9,249
42 user 1 critic

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)

Trailer
6:05 | Trailer
When the nations of the world rely upon private military companies to fight their battles for them, renegade Liquid Ocelot emerges as the head of a potent coalition of mercenary powers. Solid Snake returns to save the world once again.

Director:

Hideo Kojima

Writers:

Yûichi Abe (scripter: Metal Gear Online unit), Kenichi Akamoto (scripter: Metal Gear Online unit) | 35 more credits »
Reviews

Photos We Love From Our Favorite Video Games

Check out this collection of photos we love from some of our favorite video games. See our Video Games Guide for more.

See the full gallery

2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

In 1964, a U.S. government operative codenamed "Snake" must infiltrate mountainous Soviet territory to rescue a scientist building a weapon of terrible power.

Director: Hideo Kojima
Stars: David Hayter, Suzetta Miñet, Jim Piddock
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Two years after the death of Solid Snake, a rookie FOX-HOUND agent, on his first mission, infiltrates an offshore decontamination facility to rescue the President.

Director: Hideo Kojima
Stars: David Hayter, Quinton Flynn, Christopher Randolph
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

After awakening from a nine year coma, Big Boss forms a new mercenary group called, Diamond Dogs, and teams up with his former rival, Ocelot, to track down the men responsible for the destruction of MSF.

Directors: Hideo Kojima, Junji Tago
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Robin Atkin Downes, Troy Baker
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Video Game 2010)
Action | Sci-Fi | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

In 1974, Snake (a.k.a. Big Boss) is no longer part of the US special forces and has his own merc team. While on a mission in South America, they encounter a strange hostile merc unit with far superior equipment than their latest tech.

Director: Hideo Kojima
Stars: David Hayter, Robin Atkin Downes, Tara Strong
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Set in March 1975, a few months after the events of Peace Walker, Snake works with Militaires Sans Frontières to infiltrate an American black site on Cuban soil called Camp Omega.

Director: Hideo Kojima
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Robin Atkin Downes, Tara Strong
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

A remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) with many added features; such as the free range camera, new camouflage outfits, bonus levels and a theater mode.

Director: Hideo Kojima
Stars: David Hayter, Suzetta Miñet, Jim Piddock
Metal Gear (Video Game 1987)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After Gray Fox, FOX-HOUND's best agent, goes missing, rookie Solid Snake is sent to the South African fortress "Outer Heaven" to rescue him from terrorists armed with a nuclear-equipped bipedal tank.

Director: Hideo Kojima
Action | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A retired mercenary is called upon by the U.S. government to handle a hostile takeover of an Alaskan military base by his former special forces group. A remake of Metal Gear Solid (1998).

Director: Hideo Kojima
Stars: David Hayter, Cam Clarke, Debi Mae West
Metal Gear Solid (Video Game 2000)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

Solid Snake is called upon from his home in Alaska to infiltrate an enemy base searching for Metal Gear.

Director: Shinta Nojiri
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (Video Game 1990)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Solid Snake has retired from FOX-HOUND, but is called back to active duty to infiltrate the heavily armed nation "Zanzibar Land" and rescue a kidnapped inventor.

Director: Hideo Kojima
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Video Game 2009)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

After being tracked down by Harry Flynn, Nathan Drake goes on a quest for Marco Polo' lost fleet. However when things take an unexpected turn for the worst, Drake must rely on those closest to him in order to find the Cintomani Stone.

Directors: Amy Hennig, Bruce Straley
Stars: Nolan North, Emily Rose, Claudia Black
Red Dead Redemption (Video Game 2010)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

John Marston, former outlaw, is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.

Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hayter ... Old Snake / Himself - Celebrity Moralist (voice)
Josh Keaton ... Ocelot (voice) (archive sound)
Peter Lurie ... Enemy Soldiers / Vulcan Raven / Genome Soldiers (voice)
Paul Eiding ... Roy Campbell (voice)
Khary Payton ... Drebin / 7th Circle - Avatar (voice)
Colleen O'Shaughnessey ... Local Boy / MGO Soldiers (voice)
Christopher Randolph ... Hal 'Otacon' Emmerich (voice)
Cristina Pucelli ... Sunny (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Naomi Hunter / Little John (voice)
Quinton Flynn ... Raiden (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Vamp (voice)
Kim Mai Guest ... Mei Ling / Body of Armor - Satisfied Customer A (voice)
James Sie ... Jonathan (voice)
Dave Fennoy ... Ed (voice)
Lara Cody Lara Cody ... Rosemary (voice)
Edit

Storyline

In the near future, the nations of the world rely upon private military companies to fight their battles for them. When renegade super-soldier Liquid Ocelot emerges as the head of a potent coalition of mercenary powers, an aging Solid Snake returns to save the world one last time. Written by Sockatume

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Tactical Espionage Action See more »


Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Konami [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metal Gear Solid 4 See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kojima Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Almost every time snake has a smoke in a cut-scene there is a no smoking sign and a stationary ashtray (excluding Snake's portable ashtray). See more »

Goofs

Mei Ling, when introduced as a Navy Captain, is wearing a uniform called (Navy) Winter Blues. This particular uniform was phased out by 31 December 2010. If the game takes place in 2014, the wear of this uniform is improper, especially by a senior officer. However the game was published in 2008, and the phase-out date and corresponding grace periods were not well-defined then. The depiction in the game is as accurate as was possible at the time. See more »

Quotes

Raiden: Rose. I'm done running.
See more »

Connections

References The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

MGS Love Themes
(Opening Theme)
Performed by Jackie Presti
Words by Hideo Kojima
Composed & orchestrated by Nobuko Toda
Conductor: David Matthews
Recorded at Right Track Recording Studio (New York)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Cinematics and Gameplay have never been so well fused!
5 November 2010 | by mysticmstudioSee all my reviews

In all fairness, the first 3 MGS games felt kind of clunky, with the bird's eye style of isometric style, it was really hard considering it is a stealth game. MGS4GoP changes everything. This is the game that every company wished they had control over, it is the game all the developers put at the top of their resume, the game they have never taken so seriously.

This game brought me to my knees by the end, and when it was over, I begged for more, which there is, an excellent online mode that could honestly be a stand-alone experience. As the credits role, you reflect on the time you took,and remember the story and the plot, and smile, knowing that this was the perfect ending to any series of any form of media ever.

The gameplay is strategic and fun, you will never get bored with it. There is a crazy amount of weapons and items to use, many have a purpose, many are bonuses for playing with. There is immense replay value, as the game is structured to be play multiple times over.

The story is nothing short of a masterpiece. The plot is intricate and interesting, full of twists and conflicts, all keeping you anxious as you near the ends of levels. The story is played out by in game rendered cutscenes, but worry not, the graphics in MGS4 are probably the best graphics on any next-gen systems, and while watching, you'll notice little details and other things that make the world seem more alive.

Metal Gear Solid 4 is a candidate for best sequel, game of the year, best game ever, best game on PS3, best story, and best protagonist: Solid Snake. Snake is such a lovable character, and he puts on his best and final performance in his final adventure. Rest Snake, you deserve it. MGS4 will always have a special reserved spot in my heart.

Whenever you get the chance, buy this epic game. You will not be disappointed. Gamers everywhere need to take their hats off to Snake, he put on an unforgettable show.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 42 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed