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.

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 Main title (screenshot captured via PS Vita feature which automatically adds the game watermark in the lower right corner).
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PS Vita Climbing up the tree to reach your lost gear.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PS Vita Hide bodies in the lockers to avoid raising an alarm.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PS Vita You can camouflage your skin as well as your clothes.

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)
Tough and gamey, with a strong aftertaste. PlayStation 3 krisko6 (284)
Yeah, but how does it taste? PlayStation 3 Adzuken (818)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Mar 14, 2006 5 out of 5 100
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Mar 16, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamesRadar PlayStation 2 Feb 07, 2006 10 out of 10 100
TotalPlayStation PlayStation 2 Apr 06, 2006 10 out of 10 100
GamerDad PlayStation 2 Apr 03, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 May 28, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Mar 14, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Daily PlayStation 2 Jul 04, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89 PlayStation 2 Oct 05, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Mansized PlayStation 2 Oct 17, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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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