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 Don't you just love when you embark in a stealth-based mission and the stupid sun decides to shine in all its might?
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 Well what do you know, russians ARE still the villains... and those hats never go out of style, apparently.
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 (584) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Mar 26, 2003 86 out of 100 86
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Game Captain Apr 09, 2003 84 out of 100 84
4Players.de Mar 23, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Gamekult Mar 25, 2003 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Apr 09, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 24, 2003 16 out of 20 80
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 (69637) added Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (Windows) on Apr 15, 2003
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