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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 Well here's one guy who's not waking up... who's gonna call his family?
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox Snake is walking against the wall to avoid being seen by an enemy patrol.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows Hop! Now hanging from a railing...
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox Sneaking pass the marines.

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

The game that has IT ALL. Windows Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (588)
An Amazing (Cinematic?) Experience PlayStation 2 Nick Slavin (11)

The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 Xbox Apr 18, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2002 A- 91
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Apr, 2003 A- 91
The Digital Fix PlayStation 3 Feb 04, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Game Captain PlayStation 2 Mar 30, 2003 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Apr, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Windows May 30, 2003 84 out of 100 84
The Next Level Xbox Jan 01, 2003 B+ 83
X-Power Xbox Jun 11, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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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