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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 Windows Rejoice, Snake fans: you can play your hero once again in the "Tanker" bonus episode.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox Raiden checking out the size of the locker.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows The options menu... not much to say about it.

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
GameZone PlayStation 2 Mar 31, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jan, 2003 9.25 out of 10 92
Game Captain Xbox Mar 08, 2003 90 out of 100 90
Play.tm Xbox Mar 13, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Game Power Australia Windows Jun 03, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Windows May 30, 2003 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot Windows Apr 10, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Mar 05, 2003 7.5 out of 10 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

The PC version is direct port of the XBOX version with no modifications. Even the tutorial refers to the XBOX controllers.

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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