Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of Patriots, the fourth installment of one of the most popular videogame franchises of all-time, has received multiple gaming awards including accolades such as "Best Action Game", "Best PLAYSTATION®3 Game", "Best Graphics", even the highly coveted, "Game of the Year", from a variety of online gaming websites.
Created by legendary video game developer and head of Kojima Productions, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots marks the final installment in the legendary saga of Solid Snake. The originator of the stealth-action genre, the Metal Gear franchise has been around for more than 20 years since its debut in 1987 in North America and Japan with Metal Gear for the Nintendo Entertainment system. Through Mr. Kojima's vision, the award-winning Metal Gear series has been critically beloved and consistently recognized for its new and original game design combined with a story full of plot twists and intricate human drama. Unlike most action games of the time, Metal Gear introduced the element of stealth into the gaming consciousness and seamlessly blended this groundbreaking new mechanic into its intricate plot. Many websites have recognized these ground breaking features all of over the world, here is a list of some of the awards Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of Patriots has received thus far:
FoxNews (US) "The Best of 2008"
Award: "Game of the Year"
Award(s): "Best Graphics" and "Best Voice Acting"
"X-Play's Best of 2008 Awards"
Award(s): "Best Action/Adventure Game", "Best Sound Design", "Best New Character: Drebin 893" and "Best Original Soundtrack"
GAMEPRO (US) "The GamePro Awards"
Award(s): "Best Action/Adventure Game" and "Best Boss: Revolver Ocelot"
GameSpot (US) "Best of 2008"
Award(s): "Game of the Year", "Best PS3 Game", "Best Action Adventure", "Most Memorable Moment", "Best Voice Acting", "Best Boss Fights", "Best Graphics-Technical", and "Best Story"
Gamespy (US) "Gamespy's Game of the Year"
Award(s): "PS3 Action Game of the Year", "Gamer's Choice PS3"
IGN (US) "Best of 2008"
Award(s): "PS3 Game of the Year"
SpikeTV (US) "Video Game Awards"
Award(s): "Best Graphics", "Best Original Score" and "Best Female Voice Acting"
1up.com (US) "1up Readers' Choice Awards"
Award(s): "Game of the Year", "Best Action Game", PS3 Game of the Year" and "Best Audiovisual Experience"
Award(s): "Kategorie:Spiele des Jahres", "Kategorie:PS3", "Kategorie:Action", "Kategorie:Beste Soundkulisse" and "Kategorie:Beste Story"
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB. The Standard Edition of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is priced at $59.99 SRP while the Limited Edition is priced at $84.99 SRP and is only available at Gamestop retailers. Konami also offers a Limited Edition PLAYSTATION®3 system bundle, which includes a Gun Metal Gray 40GB PLAYSTATION®3 system with a Gun Metal Gray DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller and limited edition game, with a SRP of $599.99 and only offered at www.konami.com. Sony Computer Entertainment America also offers a hardware bundle, which includes an 80GB PLAYSTATION®3 system with a DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller and a standard edition version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, with a SRP of $499.99.