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Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (Windows)

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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 The options menu... not much to say about it.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows That's it, buddy, go watch back there... I'm sure I saw Dilbert in one of those cubicles.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows ...And hop! Jumping back up! Now that's what I call agility!
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.

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. Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

IGN Apr 02, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Games (Germany) Mar 26, 2003 86 out of 100 86
Game Power Australia Jun 03, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 24, 2003 16 out of 20 80
4Players.de Mar 23, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Game Chronicles Apr 30, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79
ActionTrip Apr 11, 2003 77 out of 100 77
JeuxVideoPC.com May 04, 2005 15 out of 20 75
PC Zone Benelux Apr, 2003 69 out of 100 69
Joystick (French) May, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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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.)
Corn Popper (69643) added Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (Windows) on Apr 15, 2003
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