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Description

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance is a re-vamped and revised edition of the original Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, in which Solid Snake must recover the stolen Metal Gear Ray from a group of terrorists bent on using its power for unthinkable reasons.

Along with the original espionage shooter comes a collection of 200 virtual reality (VR) missions. Missions range from killing certain targets and using particular weapons, as well as seeing the world of Solid Snake from different perspectives and styles, with first-person target modes and a variety mode including crazy characters of different shapes and sizes.

Also included are various alternative missions, ranging from the protagonist sneaking around and snapping photos of targets to bomb disposal, all out destruction, and more.

Screenshots

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows I would dare to guess that these guys are not coming in peace.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox Snake jumping around the corner and using radar to avoid the guard.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox Fortune versus Raiden, only bullets can't get near her.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows Well what do you know, russians ARE still the villains... and those hats never go out of style, apparently.

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Alternate Titles

  • "MGS2S" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - HD Edition" -- PlayStation 3 / US PS Vita title
  • "Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition" -- Japanese PlayStation Vita PSN title

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User Reviews

The game that has IT ALL. Windows Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (580)
A solid improvement over the original! PlayStation 3 krisko6 (461)
La li lu le lo. PlayStation 3 Adzuken (818)
An Amazing (Cinematic?) Experience PlayStation 2 Nick Slavin (11)

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex Windows Apr 30, 2003 100 out of 100 100
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 03, 2003 9.1 out of 10 91
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2002 A- 91
Factornews Xbox Mar 24, 2003 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Mar 23, 2003 90 out of 100 90
The Digital Fix PlayStation 3 Feb 04, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Mar 24, 2003 17 out of 20 85
GamePro (US) Xbox Dec 30, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Title

Hideo Kojima was partially inspired to call this version of Metal Gear Solid 2 "Substance" by 70's British band Joy Division's greatest hits compilation CD entitled Substance 1977-1980.

Windows version

  • As of 2003, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance had the biggest installation size for a PC game. It takes up a whopping 7.17GB.
  • The PC version is direct port of the Xbox version with no modifications. Even the tutorial refers to the Xbox controllers.
Information also contributed by Stillman.

Related Web Sites

  • JUNKER HQ (This fansite is dedicated to the games produced and/or designed by Hideo Kojima and contains all kinds of trivia, artwork, plot summaries, discussion forums and more.)
  • Konami: Substance (The official website.)
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Unofficial Site (A fansite that contains information about the whole Metal Gear franchise, including galleries, interviews, downloadable content and discussion boards.)
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