Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

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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 What was I thinking back at HQ? "Goggles or umbrella?" ALWAYS pick the umbrella!!... I wonder who will cover for me if I catch a cold in this stupid mission.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows This alien-looking character is our trusty protagonist...
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows ...And hop! Jumping back up! Now that's what I call agility!
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox Dragging the knocked down guard outside the sight of his comrades.

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 (584)
A solid improvement over the original! PlayStation 3 krisko6 (269)
La li lu le lo. PlayStation 3 Adzuken (818)
An Amazing (Cinematic?) Experience PlayStation 2 Nick Slavin (11)

Critic Reviews

PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Mar 06, 2003 9.9 out of 10 99
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Apr, 2003 94 out of 100 94
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Apr, 2003 A- 91
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2002 A- 91
IGN Xbox Nov 08, 2002 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Xbox Mar 23, 2003 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Feb 18, 2003 18 out of 20 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 26, 2003 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Mar 24, 2003 17 out of 20 85
Game Power Australia Windows Jun 03, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85

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Trivia

MGS2 has the biggest (as of 2003) installation size for a PC game. It takes up a whopping 7.17GB.

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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