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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 Xbox Raiden checking out the size of the locker.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows Cinematics quality is impressive, although it has to be seen in action to understand.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox Fortune versus Raiden, only bullets can't get near her.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox If you wanna collect some dog tags, you gotta aim for the head.

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 (590)
An Amazing (Cinematic?) Experience PlayStation 2 Nick Slavin (11)

The Press Says

PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Mar 06, 2003 9.9 out of 10 99
games xtreme PlayStation 2 Apr 01, 2003 9.9 out of 10 99
PGNx Media Xbox Nov 19, 2002 9.75 out of 10 98
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Apr, 2003 94 out of 100 94
GameZone PlayStation 2 Mar 31, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 03, 2003 9.1 out of 10 91
HardGamers Xbox Feb 09, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Netjak PlayStation 2 Jan 28, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamekult Windows Mar 25, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Mar 05, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75

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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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