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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 Dragging the knocked down guard outside the sight of his comrades.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows ...And hop! Jumping back up! Now that's what I call agility!
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox Looks like Fortune is blocking the way out for Raiden.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox Where are all these bugs coming from... time to cool them off a little.

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 (358)
La li lu le lo. PlayStation 3 Adzuken (818)
An Amazing (Cinematic?) Experience PlayStation 2 Nick Slavin (11)

Critic Reviews

games xtreme PlayStation 2 Apr 01, 2003 9.9 out of 10 99
4Players.de Xbox Mar 23, 2003 90 out of 100 90
IGN Xbox Nov 08, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Factornews Xbox Mar 24, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania.de Xbox Feb 27, 2003 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot Xbox Nov 08, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
The Next Level Xbox Jan 01, 2003 B+ 83
4Players.de Windows Mar 23, 2003 80 out of 100 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows May 04, 2005 15 out of 20 75
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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