METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN [R18+]
PS4, XBOX ONE / $109.95 / OUT NOW
Traditionally, this stealth-action series has been defined by its well-directed story moments, yet The Phantom Pain largely ditches scripted scenes for an open world where player choice and emergent gameplay are pushed to the forefront. As a result, the latest Metal Gear Solid is the series’ best, packed with memorable moments and a stealth system that pushes the player to plan, adapt and improvise their way through each encounter. A masterpiece.