I still hold to my original review of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain when I said that it may just be one of the best games ever made. It speaks volumes about a game when you can spend dozens of hours just doing side missions because they are outright fun to do. Kojima and his team nailed the gameplay formula for this final Metal Gear Solid game. The Fox Engine also ensured the game looks absolutely gorgeous which tons of weather effects and some of the best textures I’ve seen.
While lacking in volume, I very much enjoyed the story present in the game. Have I mentioned yet that you have a pet dog/wolf that wears and eyepatch and can jump on enemies and taze them? Yeah, that’s definitely a thing. The level of intricacy and detail you would expect from Kojima is here in spades as well. There is a tape you can find that fools guards by getting in a port-o-potty and playing the sound of someone with diarrhea. I could go on for quite a while about the individual crazy things you can do in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which makes it a perfect candidate for number 2 on my top 10 list for the year.