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Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops PSP

MGS: Portable Ops

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is the first real Snake adventure game for PlayStation Portable that directly follows the events presented in the MGS series of stationary platforms.

Action | TPP | Stealth | cold war | TPS | 60s and 70s | PlayStation exclusive titles

PlayStation Portable
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops cover

developer: Konami

publisher: Konami

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: local network

English language game language: English

game release date for PSP:

05December2006

The single player campaign of Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops follows the events of Metal Gear Solid 3:

Snake Eater, as Big Boss establishes FOXHOUND in an attempt to hunt down the treacherous FOX unit, which has started a bloody revolt in South America. Set in 1970, the game will be the missing link in the ongoing Metal Gear saga, as players will learn more about returning characters such as Para-Medic, Major Zero and Sigint and also witness Big Boss' greatest tragedy that sets into motion the events of later games in the Metal Gear Solid timeline.

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops delivers the series' trademark stealthy action to the PSP system while introducing several new elements that add even more gameplay depth and variety to Big Boss' new adventure. Using an intuitive new third person camera that is optimized for handheld play, gamers will be able to see more of Big Boss' surroundings, identifying threats while also targeting the best areas for sneaking and hiding. The story of Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops will be told through fully voiced cinematics featuring 3D models and original artwork by acclaimed illustrator Ashley Wood.

As they progress through the single player campaign of Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, players will be able to recruit comrades to create an original fighting force. In addition to regular enemies and soldiers, players can also recruit unique NPCs depending on their action in each situation, building an armed force to fit their own style of play. Through the wireless capabilities of the PSP system, players can search for volunteer soldiers via wireless access points.

Refining the gameplay of the online multiplayer mode from Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops lets players engage in online skirmishes through the PSP system's wireless infrastructure functionality. Players will be able to use their squadron from the single player portion of the game as well as recruiting new members and trading with other players, unleashing their distinctive abilities and wreaking havoc across the game's numerous multiplayer levels.

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops also introduces a new White Flag system to the game's multiplayer modes, letting players choose to surrender and live to fight again in each round or fight to the death until the next game begins. Placing emphasis on stealth gameplay, the White Flag System further evolves online play for the Metal Gear series and creates a bond between the player and their team as they work together to achieve their objectives.


Game score 7.92 / 10 calculated out of 266 players' votes.  

System requirements

PlayStation Portable

PlayStation Portable

  • Uses:
  • memory card 32 MB
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