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Though forum rumors indicate that Metal Gear Solid 4 is racking up an impressive average review score from European outlets, the only "on the record" review (read: tracked in Metacritic or Game Rankings) thus far belongs to PlayStation Official Magazine UK which awarded Kojima's opus a perfect 10/10. Of course, some moaned about how unsurprising it was to see an "official" magazine dropping tens on a PS3-exclusive so, in the interest of presenting an opposing viewpoint from a non-European multiplatform outlet, we direct your attention towards GamePro's review.

Like POM UK, GamePro isn't being stingy with the praise, pinning a glowing 5/5 review on MGS4's lapel, while calling it "one of the greatest games of all time." Oh, but it doesn't stop there. Here's just a handful of our favorite bits:

* "This is videogame storytelling at its absolute best, and represents a new high watermark for the craft, easily surpassing the superb BioShock and the subversive Grand Theft Auto IV."
* "MGS4 has that effect on players, effectively blurring, if not erasing, the line that divides games and cinema. It's an absolutely remarkable achievement."
* "But if you have access to an HDTV, MGS4 will show you the bleeding edge of video game graphics."
* "It sets new standards for graphics, sound, gameplay, and storytelling, and it may be years before it is equalled, let alone surpassed."
* "You will not play a better game this year – maybe even this decade."


Check out the entire review in this month's GamePro which, we presume, should be on store shelves or in your mailbox any day now.
soooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited for this!!
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i cant wait i'm gonna wake up and its gonna be in my mailbox the day it comes out.
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GamePro said that? Wow - normally when GamePro says something, they really mean it.
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Midnight madness. Getting the 80GB / Dual Shock 3 / MGS4 bundle at midnight, assuming they have some left. If not, then I'm gonna scour every store until I find it, and an 80GB PS3.
    
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Great. I cannot see MGS4 being anything less than awesome. I love the MGS series. It truley crosses over into film territory. I am looking forward to the Metal Gear Solid movie for sure.
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can't wait, this is going to be the best game ever.
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Midnight madness. Getting the 80GB / Dual Shock 3 / MGS4 bundle at midnight, assuming they have some left. If not, then I'm gonna scour every store until I find it, and an 80GB PS3.
or go to newegg and buy a 250GB hard drive and buy a 40GB PS3. You get everything but PS2 and Wi-Fi capabilities.
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or go to newegg and buy a 250GB hard drive and buy a 40GB PS3. You get everything but PS2 and Wi-Fi capabilities.
MY 40gb has Wifi, so the only thing missing is PS2, really.
The 250gb drive idea doesn't sound so bad....
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or go to newegg and buy a 250GB hard drive and buy a 40GB PS3. You get everything but PS2 and Wi-Fi capabilities.
Ya, but the 80GB PS3 + Dual Shock 3 + MGS4 Bundle is $500.

40GB PS3 = $400
MGS4 = $60
250GB HDD = $140
Dual Shock 3 = $40
Total = $640
    
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I expected nothing less.
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