Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes 7-minute speedrun

Brilliant though it is, Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is quite short considering its asking price. But quite how short depends on whether you know what you're doing or not. In fact, this video shows the game's main mission being completed by our own Guides Editor in just 7 minutes. That results in an S Rank, so feel free to use the technique for your own Trophy-hunting endeavours.

Of course speedrunning is not an indicator of actual game length so don't think your money will only get you 10 minutes of enjoyment. Several staffers around the office have racked up 16 hours in Camp Omega already. That said, it is apparently possible to get the completion time down into the 5-minute margin. How fast can you do it? Let us know in the comments.

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  • ithurtstopoop - March 27, 2014 5:25 a.m.

    Im short but I like to think Im good value for money
  • Based_Shazam - March 24, 2014 7:24 p.m.

    My fastest time is 6 minutes and 53 seconds.
  • EaterOvSouls - March 22, 2014 1:21 p.m.

    I don't see the problem really - the speedrun isn't everything in the game and Konami even lowered the price based on the short game span. Massive games like Morrowind can be beaten in under 5 minutes if you know what your doing (
  • Twistex_Cypress - March 22, 2014 8:21 a.m.

    My fastest time was 12 minutes.
  • homestar99 - March 21, 2014 8:12 a.m.

    Anyone want to try to do a no shots fired playthrough of this. The rules are that you can never be seen once and you may not use guns (including tranc guns). Anyone want to take a crack.
  • GOD - March 21, 2014 12:46 a.m.

    Yeah but..... HFCYDI MGS5:GZ?
  • macrm32 - March 20, 2014 3:12 p.m.

    Took me 69 minutes, about an hour for those who suck at math and basic time-telling. 4 alerts, no reflex mode. Found it kinda easy, actually.
  • aaron171 - March 20, 2014 5:21 p.m.

    58 here. One alert, reflex mode used once near the end. Yeah, it was pretty easy once you get used to the open-world format.
  • macrm32 - March 20, 2014 11:51 p.m.

    All my alerts were at the very end with Paz. Also, I found one of the XOF patches.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - March 20, 2014 2 p.m.

    Extended length reviews for this game is longer than the actual game
  • pl4y4h - March 20, 2014 1:52 p.m.

    The only thing more amazing than this run is the fact that I didn't even know this came out already