10 Reasons why MGO is better than COD4 Multiplayer

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“Donnie B” from AnalogHype has been playing a lot of Metal Gear Online lately. So much so that he has actually started neglecting his usual fix of online noob-pwnage, COD4.

This inspired him to put together a list of 10 reasons why MGO is better than playing COD4’s multiplayer. While I haven’t played MGO myself, I have had a lot of time online with COD4 and all that I can say is that he better have some amazing points because COD4’s multiplayer is great.

So if any of you out there have been lucky enough to play it, let us know if you agree with him or think he is a psycho. Check the full list after the jump.


Metal Gear Online customizations whoop the ass of COD4s. You can customize the guns and the outfit your guy is wearing. Plus if you do good you earn more guns and newer outfits. Just like COD4s rank system but better.


The Stat tracking system is a million times more in depth than COD4s “Barracks”. It keeps your personal stats, matches played has leader boards and clan management. There’s really nothing missing here.


The graphics are beautiful. On par with Singleplayers cut-scenes. With the same amazingly detailed textures and great frame rate.


Sons of the Patriots system is the air support. It can expose the enemy you can tag enemies so they can’t just sneak around and catch you with your pants down. What does a UAV do? NOTHING! Compared to the SOP.


MGO has some of the best game modes I’ve ever seen. COD4 has the same game 3 modes just with slight tweaks. While MGO has a 5+ different amazing game modes that you can’t get tired of playing.


YOU GET TO PLAY AS SNAKE! In one of the game modes one player from one team gets to play as the legendary battle hero Solid Snake himself. Using the Octocamo to your advantage to collect dog tags from the other teams dead. One player also gets to assist Snake with the MK. II


Solider Launcher = some of the best fun I’ve ever had in a game. Name one other game where you can launch yourself across the map via man cannon.


COD4s melee has nothing on CQC. Sneaking up behind or catching someone when they walk around the corner with a quick leg sweep or body slam is possibly the most refreshing feeling ever and might I add it’s hilarious to be a spectator for this event.


Hiding actually works. Whether it’s in the cardboard box just trying to blend in while unsuspecting enemies walk buy then pop out for an attack. Or if it’s in the oil drum rolling around knocking down enemies. Hiding actually works in MGO. Unlike Call of Duty 4s Ghillie Suit.


An in-game camera is also available. Once equipped, a photo can be taken of any active online matches. Up to 100 photos can be stored in memory, and these photos can then be color-edited, and saved as a JPEG onto the PS3’s XMB menu where you can take it off you PS3 and show your friends, or alternatively a smaller version can be uploaded onto the MGO Community Support page.

source: AnalogHype

Last Updated: June 23, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Silly list. All these reasons doesn’t make MGO necessarily better than Cod4. The author’s only looking for some hits.

  • Banana hammock

    I’ve been playing it, while all the points made are very valid there are a few points i’d like to make and i’m not going to make it just between COD4 and MGO:

    1. Customisations are better.
    2. Stat tracking is slightly better, but miles behind WarHawk.
    3. The Graphics are amazing.
    4. SOP information sharing is excellent.
    5. Games modes are okay, just as good as COD4 but nothing amazing as he makes it out.
    6. This is just an expansion of point 5, playing as Snake is nothing more that sentimental nonsense.
    7. Yeah, it’s cool 🙂
    8. COD4 just has the knife kill, MGO has the full CQC system which includes using an opponent as a human sheild, it’s excellent.
    9. Hiding does work, but multiplayer action isn’t about hiding in dumpsters while everone else is having fun!
    10. The camera is nice but nothing you’re going to use much.

    Here are some negative points though:

    MGO is very slow paced compared to COD4 and it matters.
    In MGO a head shot is a 1 hit kill, but shooting the body requires about 20 hits, which means it’s headshots or nothing.
    NO VEHICLES!!! Which for me means that WarHawk is still the winner here and this is going to drive me to a BF:BC purchase.

    MGO is very very good. I wouldn’t say it’s better than COD4 but it’s on a par but from a completely different style of play which you either like or don’t

  • Frikkenator

    While I’m sure MGO is awesome, this guy must just remember one thing. COD4 was designed from the ground up to be as realistic as possible, while MGS and MGO are not.

    Thus each of them rock in certain perspectives, but you can’t really compare them on game style, or the fact that a ghillie suit is not invisible.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Very true. MGS is sci-fi while COD4 is more realistic

  • Banana hammock

    Something else to remember is that COD4 was purpose built as a MP game, the SP defnitely is second fiddle (it’s only 5 hours FFS).

    And MGS is all about the SP (20 odd hours and 10 of it cut scenes), with MGO playing second fiddle.

    Both do a fantastic job in both areas, hard to say if one is better than the other in terms on MP, but i do know this: COD4s style of play will suit many more people than MGOs.

  • u forgot that u can plant traps on the floor like porn mags and c4

  • yea games arnt that fun when there 2 realistic.
    in cod 4 2 hits and ur dead not having a chance 2 run away but in mgo uv still gt a chance 2 run away and gt them back

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