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Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence is an enhanced version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Packing almost three times as many features as in the original MGS3, Subsistence adds more depth and persona by adding more tweaks and content to the gameplay.

Included with the release is the entire game of MGS3: Snake Eater with a number of additions. The European Extreme has been added as an available difficulty level, being the hardest difficulty level in the entire series. New face paints and more camera angles have been added to the mix, as well as a myriad of other features including a Duel Mode, allowing players to face off against their favorite bosses anytime they want. Back by popular demand, Snake vs. Monkey has also returned with more maps than before!

Beside this, included on the bonus disk is a new online mode. This new mode allows players to play MGS3 online with other players around the world. Sony's servers allow the player to keep track of stats and friends. Players can play with others around the world in different match types such as Capture mission and Sneaking missions. To wrap up the original trilogy, Subsistence comes with the original version of the MSX games Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. Never before released in America, the inclusion of these two games wraps up the entire series of games in the original trilogy of the origins of Solid and Naked Snake.


Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PS Vita Weird things can be found in the jungle.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PS Vita Things you take out of your backpack will be available for equipping during gameplay.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PS Vita Hide bodies in the lockers to avoid raising an alarm.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PS Vita Use your binoculars to scout the terrain for guards.

Alternate Titles

  • "MGS3S" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - HD Edition" -- PlayStation 3 / US PS Vita title
  • "Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition" -- Japanese PlayStation Vita PSN title

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User Reviews

The original trilogy is finally complete... PlayStation 2 Matt Neuteboom (941)

The Press Says

Games Radar PlayStation 2 Feb 07, 2006 10 out of 10 100
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Mar 24, 2006 9.9 out of 10 99
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Nov 30, 2006 95 out of 100 95
Gamezine PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2006 19 out of 20 95
Gamers.at PlayStation 2 Oct 17, 2006 94 out of 100 94
Video Game Talk PlayStation 2 Apr 13, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamigo PlayStation 2 Oct 20, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GameDaily PlayStation 2 Mar 14, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 Mar 20, 2006 4.4 out of 5 88
Eurogamer.de PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2006 8 out of 10 80


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  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #8 Console Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #4 PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PS2 Action Game of the Year

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.)
  • 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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