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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 Our trusty main character is about to be dropped...
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows Hey that is not any kind of military uniform is it?... And those fangs are certainly not any kind of registered weapons... This is getting all kinds of weird by the minute!
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows Hop! Now hanging from a railing...
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Windows I would dare to guess that these guys are not coming in peace.

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

Game Vortex Apr 30, 2003 100 out of 100 100
PC Games (Germany) Mar 26, 2003 86 out of 100 86
Game Power Australia Jun 03, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone Apr 14, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy May 30, 2003 84 out of 100 84
PC Action Apr 09, 2003 80 out of 100 80
JeuxVideoPC.com May 04, 2005 15 out of 20 75
Joystick (French) May, 2003 6 out of 10 60
PC Gameplay (Benelux) May, 2003 59 out of 100 59
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Hideo Kojima was partially inspired to call this version of Metal Gear Solid 2: "Substance" by 70's British band Joy Division's greatest hits compilation cd entitled Substance 1977-1980.

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 (69692) added Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (Windows) on Apr 15, 2003
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