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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 Xbox Oops, stepped on a mine (although can't see how it was buried here), and red alert caught the attention of a few drones.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox Fortune versus Raiden, only bullets can't get near her.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox Looks like Fortune is blocking the way out for Raiden.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Xbox Snake is peeking around the corner while carefully planning the timing for a surprise.

Promo Images

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Screenshot
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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
  • "메탈 기어 솔리드 2: 서브스탠스" -- Korean spelling

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Critic Reviews

Game Freaks 365 Apr 18, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Revolution Nov, 2002 A- 91
Factornews Mar 24, 2003 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Mar 23, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Nov 08, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpy Nov 24, 2002 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) Dec 30, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 08, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 05, 2003 8 out of 10 80
X-Power Jun 11, 2003 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Title

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.

Windows version

  • As of 2003, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance had the biggest installation size for a PC game. It takes up a whopping 7.17GB.
  • The PC version is direct port of the Xbox version with no modifications. Even the tutorial refers to the Xbox controllers.
Information also contributed by Stillman.

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.)
Kartanym (10705) added Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (Xbox) on Nov 08, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69274) and MAT (145029)