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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 Snake can use enemy soldiers as human shields, but they're not much good since they die and disappear after only one hit
Metal Gear Solid Windows During an illicit Woman's Bathroom rendevous, Meryl and Snake go into a whole spiel about the tragedy of love and war which we might be able to take seriously if Meryl wasn't only wearing her panties(oh those wacky Japanese programmers)
Metal Gear Solid Windows VR Missions: Snake protects Meryl from a pair of seriously oversized GENOME soldiers
Metal Gear Solid Windows Meryl, disguised as a GENOME soldier, helps Snake take on a squad of real GENOME soldiers

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

Game Vortex Jan 31, 2003 95 out of 100 95
GameSpy Sep 27, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Power Unlimited Nov, 2000 8.6 out of 10 86
G4 TV: The Electric Playground Apr 28, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution Oct 01, 2000 B+ 83
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2000 80 out of 100 80
ESC Magazine Oct 02, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer (Netherlands) Nov, 2000 79 out of 100 79
Génération 4 Dec, 2000 15 out of 20 75
Gamekult Nov 21, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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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 (10777) added Metal Gear Solid (Windows) on Oct 15, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (22106) and Matthew Bailey (1143)