Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance cover
Platinum Games
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.
Platinum Engine
Release dates
Windows January 9, 2014
macOS (OS X) September 25, 2014
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance guide on StrategyWiki
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on MobyGames
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on Wikipedia


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
Metal Gear 1990
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 2014
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015
Metal Gear Survive 2018

General information

PC Report
Official website
Steam Community Discussions


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.[1]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions[edit]

All DLCs from console versions are built-in.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\MGR\SaveData\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <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
Linux (Proton) <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.[2] 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.[3]
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[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

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[4]
  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[5]
  1. Download No Noise Filter.
  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[6][7]
  1. Download Camera mods by Shigu.
  2. Extract the desired mod to <path-to-game>\GameData\.

Input settings[edit]

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

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[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects and voices.
Surround sound
Up to 5.0 output.[8]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Use Borderless Gaming.


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[9]
  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[10][11]


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.[12]
Set screen refresh rate[13]
  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.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok

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.