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Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (Xbox)

87
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Solid Snake comes to Xbox in Metal Gear Solid®2: Substance, the expanded edition of Metal Gear Solid®2: Sons of Liberty™ with all new-game modes, hidden characters and storylines. Top secret weapons technology is being mysteriously transported under cover of an oil tanker to an unknown destination. Armed with an arsenal of new weapons, supplies and stealth manoeuvres, it's up to Snake to infiltrate the transport and keep this deadly weapon of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15394) on Jun 25, 2010.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Xbox:
    " This is the BEST version of Metal Gear Solid 2 you can buy, so if you didn't play through the game yet, well, go get this one. If you haven't played through the first one yet, and you're wondering what this game would get, I'd say probably a 9.3. MGS2 is a fun game, very well done, and you have all this extra side stuff you can do in the game because the designers felt like putting in cool stuff." - Netjak

    " Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance is an impressive addition to the already fantastic Metal Gear series. If there was ever a must own Xbox game this would be it. From its fantastic story line to it's incredible gameplay. Each and every single feature in Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance shows why the Metal Gear series has been able to stand the test of time. To put it simply if you're looking for one of the best game experiences ever than MGS 2: Substance is for you. If you're looking for a game that will last you months on end then MGS 2: Substance is for you. You can't go wrong with this game. It's by far one of the best games of the year or even in video game history. Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance just goes to show that there is still some creativity left in the video game industry. " - Activereview.com

    " If you haven't watched the introduction to this game, you owe it to yourself to see it. It's slick, and is indebted more to a cinematic piece in theaters rather than a simple video game. Sure, there are times when you'll mow down countless numbers of foes and the dialogue may drag on for a little while, but hey, that's part of the movie experience anyway. And in terms of what comes to the Xbox, I'll take Substance over some of the other drivel that makes its way across any day of the week. 86/100" - www.game-over.net

    " Substance is still a good looking, well presented and enjoyable game that's loaded with extras for those who may have played through it before. 8/10" - XBM magazine

    " Metal Gear Solid Substance is a game of rare quality, and its addition to the Xbox line up is one that should please everyone owning Microsoft’s console. Everyone should enjoy the game play itself – although not quite as ‘pure’ a play style as some other stealth titles, the core game play itself is a pretty rock solid mix of gadgets and sneaking about that should appeal to most console gamers. 85%" - Ferrago.co.uk

    "The extras really sold me on Substance; they went above and beyond to make an old title seem fresh again, and it works well for both newcomers and veterans of the series. The extras really sold me on Substance; they went above and beyond to make an old title seem fresh again, and it works well for both newcomers and veterans of the series. 85%" - Entdepot.com

    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on May 11, 2004.

Inside Box Cover:
    "IT ROCKS" - Newsweek

    Contributed by Michael Dionne (285) on Dec 27, 2003.

Inside Box Cover:
    "An extended remix of last year's groundbreaking action title..." - Spin

    Contributed by Michael Dionne (285) on Dec 27, 2003.

Inside Box Cover:
    "..we don't get all drooly over console ports, but in this case we'll make an exception - MGS2: Substance looks amazing." - PC Gamer

    Contributed by Michael Dionne (285) on Dec 27, 2003.

Inside Box Cover:
    "The level of detail in MGS2 is absolutely mindblowing." Electronic Gaming Monthly

    Contributed by Michael Dionne (285) on Dec 27, 2003.

Back of Box, XBOX (Canada, U.S.):
    Solid Snake comes to Xbox in Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, the expanded edition of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty with all-new game modes, hidden characters and storylines. Top-secret weapons technology is being mysteriously transported under cover of an oil tanker to an unknown destination. Armed with an arsenal of new weapons, supplies and stealth manuevers, it's up to Snake to infiltrate the transport and keep this deadly weapon of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands!

    SUBSTANTIAL FEATURES:

    • 350+ VR missions and 150+ alternative missions... Substance Exclusive!
    • Play through 5 new Snake Tales involving Solid Snake... Substance Exclusive!
    • Unlock new playable characters and game modes... Substance Exclusive!
    • Contains the entire Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty game plus the debut of the Casting Theater and Boss Survival Mode... Substance Exclusive!
    • Utilize stealth and infiltration methods, such as diving somersaults, hanging from ledges and using disguises
    • Powerful musical score composed by Harry Gregson-Williams (Armageddon, The Rock)

    Contributed by JPaterson (9146) on Nov 24, 2002.