Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance cover
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.
Platinum Engine
Release dates
Windows January 9, 2014
macOS (OS X) September 25, 2014
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 84
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Hack and slash
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
Series Metal Gear
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Metal Gear
Metal Gear 1990
Metal Gear Solid: Integral 2000
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance 2003
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 2014
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 2014
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015
Metal Gear Survive 2018
Metal Gear (2020) 2020


The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a singleplayer third-person action and hack and slash game in the Metal Gear series.

The game's Mac port was deactivated in 2017 .[1]

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Windows (unavailable)
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All Windows versions require Steam DRM.
The Mac OS X version is no longer available and unplayable as the server for the DRM has been shut down.[2]
Not available in Asia.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions[edit]

All DLCs from console versions are built-in.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Modify a game file[3]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE.exe in a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  2. Search for the following as hex: 8B 8D 8C 00 00 00 85 C9 74 13.
  3. Replace it with 8B 8D 8C 00 00 00 85 C9 EB 13.
  4. Save the changes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\MGR\SaveData\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/235460/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\MGR\SaveData\MGR.sav
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Metal Gear Rising - Revengeance Steam/p_drive/User/Application Data/MGR/SaveData/MGR.sav
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/235460/pfx/[Note 1]
The game uses a fixed path for its data instead of using the standard Windows variables, if the C: drive is missing or the aren't Documents folder under the user folder, the game will not be able to save and will crash.[4] Possible workarounds include manually creating empty Documents folder or using symbolic linking.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 954 MB available.
Settings will sync too, except graphics settings.
Steam Cloud will not sync any files if the system doesn't have a C: drive.[5]
Also, if there is a C: drive but your Documents folder has been moved to a different drive (for example, D:), Steam Cloud will sync the folder in the correct drive, but the game will insist on saving and loading from the C: drive, meaning that Steam Cloud will still not work. Your Documents folder needs to be in the C: drive in order for Steam Cloud to work.


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Use Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Main menu and cutscenes are capped at 30 FPS. Gameplay is capped at 59 FPS initially, frame limiter is unstable and jumps further up and down the longer the game is left on. (The latter is a long-standing issue with PlatinumGames PC ports)[6]
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Game is limited to 800x600, 1280x720, 1366x768, 1680x1050 and 1920x1080 only. Aspect ratios other than 16:9 are anamorphic.
Set custom resolution[7]
  1. Download MGROverride.
  2. Enter your desired resolution into the tool and press "Patch".
  3. Close the tool. You do not need to reopen it unless you wish to unpatch or change to another resolution.
  4. Select the 800x600 resolution in game to enable your custom resolution.


Can cause minor graphical glitches, especially with the HUD.
You must manually select the 800x600 resolution each time the game launches. This is because the game tries to autodetect the correct resolution for your monitor on launch.

Remove noise filter[edit]

Remove noise filter[8]
  1. Download the file from here or here.
  2. Extract to the installation folder and overwrite.

Modified camera settings[edit]

These mods disable some camera restrictions and leave the camera a little more calm and fixed. They also make the player character centered on the screen, rather than aligned to the left.
Use camera mods[9][10]
  1. Download the file from here or here.
  2. Extract the desired mod to <path-to-game>\GameData\.


Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
The Konami Code can only be input with a controller.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Certain keys such as A and D cannot be changed. No extra mouse buttons.
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration present by default.
Mouse sensitivity
Separate values for the Y-axis and the X-axis.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Also has X-axis inversion. General camera settings also affect sub-weapon aiming and blade mode cameras.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Four presets only.
Controller sensitivity
Separate values for the Y-axis and the X-axis.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Also has X-axis inversion. General camera settings also affect sub-weapon aiming and blade mode cameras.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
See DualShock Button Prompts.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Switches rapidly between controller and KB/M prompts. Prioritizes KB/M prompts.

DualShock Button Prompts[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download and open the following archive.
  2. Open the appropiate language folder.
  3. Extract the ui folder for the correct language in the <path-to-game>\gamedata path.


Remove the ui folder in order to revert back to the standard button prompts.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects and voices.
Surround sound
Up to 5.0 output.[11]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation by «ZoG Forum Team».

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on launch (Windows)[edit]

Even when the correct drive is present, the game might still crash from ntdll.dll as a faulty module
The game uses a fixed path for its data instead of using the standard Windows variables, if the C: drive is missing the game will not be able to save and will crash.
Restart Steam[citation needed]
Installing the game on the C: Drive[12]
  1. Add a new Steam library path on the C: drive. See Adding a new library path.
  2. Move the main installation folder to the new Steam Library path. See Moving a game from a different computer.


Alternatively simply reinstall the game on the correct drive.
Create a new C: drive[13][14]


If needed a USB stick can also be plugged in and set to the appropiate letter instead.
Overlays in Game[citation needed]


If you use Discord, Geforce Experience or After Burner overlay you gonna need it to turn it off in order to fix this crash issue.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode may default the display's refresh rate to 24 Hz or 60 Hz, especially for users using HDMI cables.[15]
Override refresh rate with D3Dx[16]
  1. Download D3Dx by Chiri.
  2. Copy d3d9.dll and d3dx.ini to the game folder.
  3. Open d3dx.ini.
  4. Change refresh_rate=60 to desired hertz; e.g. refresh_rate=120.
Set screen refresh rate[17]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to the proper value, e.g. RefreshRate=60 or use RefreshRate=0 for automatic detection.
  5. Change EnableTextureMods=true to EnableTextureMods=false.
Use ForceFix
  1. Install recommended software and system updates, if for Windows 7, under Ideal Conditions from Steam Guide.
  2. Download version of ForceFix for your operating system from Steam Guide.
  3. Unpack the archive and launch ForceFix.
  4. For refresh rates above 60 Hz, set frequency under Custom tab and Apply.


By default, the refresh rate in the game will go back to normal once you close the program. You can change it by unchecking Restore on Close option.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
Unplayable as of 2017.


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Cutscenes Criware

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9.2
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i Series
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 27 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 650M
ATI Radeon HD 4870
Intel Iris


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/235460/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (235460) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.