Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Sony PlayStation 3, 2008)
In Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, previous hero Snake returns for one last mission against various private military companies. This final instalment in the series pits Snake against archrival Liquid Ocelot, sending the hero to such far-flung locations as the Middle East, South America, and more. Metal Gear Solid 4 features a variety of new characters along with some familiar faces from earlier adventures. Also returning is the "OctoCamo" feature, a camouflage suit which helps Snake blend into his surroundings and avoid detection. As is standard for the series, Metal Gear Solid 4 players can choose to either directly fight with local allies in various locations, or they can encourage fighting to allow Snake to sneak by without direct involvement. This becomes especially important in Metal Gear Solid 4, as the AI is incredibly intelligent, with enemies never following predictable patterns. If players get in a bind or prefer a more direct approach, they can contact Drebin, the black market arms dealer, for custom equipment. A console exclusive, Metal Gear Solid 4 for Sony PlayStation 3 pushes the gaming system to its limits to showcase beautifully rendered textures and photo-realistic characters at impressive speeds. Metal Gear Solid 4 for Sony PlayStation 3 aims to set the benchmark by which all other PlayStation console games are measured, both in terms of graphics and overall gameplay. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots offers improved controls for battle scenes, including for melee mode and shooting sequences.