Following the auteur's reported spat with and subsequent departure from Konami, Metal Gear Survive marks the first of Hideo Kojima's enduring series.
It's not Metal Gear as we know it, but does that matter?
Survive is an action survival game and has raised eyebrows in process and hooting zombies and throwing together shoddily-constructed defences is hardly Metal Gear as we know it.
Game's iconic alert chime after having gunned down an army of undead wanderers seconds before has shocked many players as well as the fact that flat panel fencing ain't stopping no one—but laying waste to baddie hordes atop bipedalled Walker Gear looks ace.
Perhaps it is riding on the Metal Gear name's camo-coloured coattails—but Survive sure looks fun in the process.