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 Hop! Now hanging from a railing...
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 It's not all about stealth and sniper shoots... sometimes a man HAS to kick some ass, old-school style.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows I would dare to guess that these guys are not coming in peace.

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 (270)
La li lu le lo. PlayStation 3 Adzuken (818)
An Amazing (Cinematic?) Experience PlayStation 2 Nick Slavin (11)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jan, 2003 9.25 out of 10 92
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Feb 18, 2003 18 out of 20 90
GameSpot Xbox Nov 08, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Apr, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Windows May 30, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Game Captain Windows Apr 09, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Gamekult Windows Mar 25, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Mar 24, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Game Chronicles Windows Apr 30, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Zone Benelux Windows Apr, 2003 69 out of 100 69

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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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