11th Entertainment Division Excellence Award
METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS
Video game [Japan]
KOJIMA Hideo (KONAMI)
The latest game of the Metal Gear Series which has been on the market for more than 2 decades. Featuring antiwar as a theme, with a concept “to sneak into the enemy lines with nobody noticing,” the team was able to realize a lively game through a new dimensional cinematic image.
Reason for Award
One of the directions that video games are evolving towards is the pursuit of cinematic expression. Amongst existing game software, the METAL GEAR SOLID series is one of the leaders of the genre. Pursuing a depth of visual expression that outstrips each previous generation of hardware, METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS+ is a piece that Mr. Kojima has poured his heart and soul into. Nonetheless, he managed to maintain the spirit of the *METAL GEAR series from its debut appearance on the MSX. Whilst many other realistic 3D games have a bloody ambience, it is one of the features of Mr. Kojima’s games that they retain a degree of levity. This is a great work and could have been awarded the Grand Prize.