15 best gaming graphical greats
Metal Gear Solid (1998)
The real birth of espionage gaming couldn’t have been prettier. Intricately modelled bosses, enemy body manipulation that let you hide bodies within environments (without arms hanging through doors), and cleverly devised props were all part of Metal Gear Solid’s charm. The designers’ choice to run cut scenes using in-game graphics showed just how good they were, while keeping the gaming immersion seamless, for the 6 million gamers that bought the start of a (still) great franchise.