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Metal Gear Solid (Windows)

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Description

This special version of Metal Gear Solid adds a first-person view and the 200 VR missions from the add-on.

Screenshots

Metal Gear Solid Windows Beat the game twice and get both endings, and Snake receives a classy James Bond tuxedo
Metal Gear Solid Windows VR Missions: Snake protects Meryl from a pair of seriously oversized GENOME soldiers
Metal Gear Solid Windows Meryl expresses her displeasure at being oogled by prepubescent teens and weird 30-something loners
Metal Gear Solid Windows PAL code, not to be confused with Friend code. Although I would consider both tools of human suffering.

Alternate Titles

  • "Metal Gear Solid Integral" -- Japanese PlayStation title

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User Reviews

Like a Hollywood movie: a lot of hype, pretty to look at but nothing inside. woods01 (154) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
One of the Greatest games of all time!! Matthew Bailey (1143) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

PGNx Media Aug 26, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamer's Pulse Oct 19, 2000 91 out of 100 91
IGN Sep 26, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Oct 02, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
Gaming Age Sep 05, 2004 B+ 83
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 2000 80 out of 100 80
ActionTrip Oct 18, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Gameplanet Nov 08, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Spel för Alla Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Entertainmentopia Nov 18, 2001 B 75

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The PC and PS1 versions of Metal Gear Solid appear in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

PC version

The PC version includes an expansion disc originally released for the Playstation as Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions which added over 300 missions set in the VR training environment of the original, the ability to play as the ninja, and a "photo shoot" mode featuring the game's female cast among other goodies.

Also, the PC version was supposed to have new hi-res texture skins for all the models (especially Snake himself), but Konami axed the idea.

Developer Dimiter Stanev:
From the only phone talk we had with Kojima, through a translator we were advised not to use high-res textures, since there was no good eye animation for the cut-scenes - e.g. higher texture fidelity would ruin the effect a blurry one gives, since you can't focus your own eyes on it. With a high-fidelity texture it would've looked as puppets, dolls, etc.

I admit that this by far, is the most important lesson I've learned from anyone in the game industry - sometimes less is more, and wrong is right.
Information also contributed by Kasey Chang

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.)
Kartanym (10780) added Metal Gear Solid (Windows) on Oct 15, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (19596) and Matthew Bailey (1143)