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The Best 'Metal Slug' Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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List RulesBoth spin-offs and main games in the Metal Gear series.

This is a fan-voted list of the best Metal Slug games, ranked from greatest to worst from gamers around the world. If you think the coolest Metal Slug game to play isn't as high as it should be then make sure to vote it up so that it has the chance to rise to the top.

The first Metal Slug game was released in 1996 and featured amazing graphics for its time. Its gameplay wasn't anything revolutionary, but it was fun and easy to learn. That combination of solid gameplay and colorful graphics led to the Metal Slug series growing into seven main games and multiple spinoffs.

Are you and a friend arguing over what the greatest Metal Slug game of all time is? Use this list of fun to play Metal Slug video games to see how many people would agree with you and end the squabble once and for all. This list includes classic releases like Metal Slug, Metal Slug 3 and more.

If you're wondering, "What are the greatest Metal Slug games?" or "What is the best Metal Slug game of all time?" then this list should answer your questions.


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    PlatformXbox, PlayStation 2, Wii, Arcade game, iPhone


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    PlatformArcade game, PlayStation

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    PlatformNeo Geo CD, PlayStation, Wii, Sega Saturn, Arcade game

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    PlatformWii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Neo Geo CD, Neo Geo

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    PlatformPlayStation 2, Personal computer, Arcade game

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    PlatformPlayStation 2, Arcade game, Xbox, Neo Geo

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    PlatformPlayStation 2, Arcade game

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    PlatformNintendo DS

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    PlatformGame Boy Advance

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    PlatformXbox 360, PlayStation Portable

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    PlatformNeo Geo Pocket Color

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    PlatformNeo Geo Pocket Color

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    Platform Android, iOS

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    PlatformAndroid, Microsoft Windows

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