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Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence is an enhanced version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

Included with the release is the entire game of MGS3: Snake Eater with a number of additions. The European Extreme has been added as an available difficulty level, being the hardest difficulty level in the entire series. New face paints and more camera angles have been added to the mix, as well as a myriad of other features including a Duel Mode, allowing players to face off against their favorite bosses anytime they want. Back by popular demand, Snake vs. Monkey has also returned with more maps than before!

Beside this, included on the bonus disk is a new online mode. This new mode allows players to play MGS3 online with other players around the world. Sony's servers allow the player to keep track of stats and friends. Players can play with others around the world in different match types such as Capture mission and Sneaking missions. To wrap up the original trilogy, Subsistence comes with the original version of the MSX games Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. Never before released in America, the inclusion of these two games wraps up the entire series of games in the original trilogy of the origins of Solid and Naked Snake.


Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PlayStation 2 Metal Gear 2: soldier mannequins (what for?)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PS Vita You can switch between third and first-person perspective during gameplay.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PlayStation 2 Metal Gear 2: awesome Foxhound logo
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PS Vita Metal Gear - Checking your inventory.

Promo Images

Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Screenshot
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Screenshot
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Screenshot
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "MGS3S" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - HD Edition" -- PlayStation 3 / US PS Vita title
  • "Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition" -- Japanese PlayStation Vita PSN title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

The original trilogy is finally complete... PlayStation 2 Matt Neuteboom (989)
Tough and gamey, with a strong aftertaste. PlayStation 3 krisko6 (663)
Yeah, but how does it taste? PlayStation 3 Adzuken (858)

Critic Reviews

AceGamez PlayStation 2 Mar 30, 2006 10 out of 10 100
Game industry News (GiN) PlayStation 2 May 17, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamezine PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2006 19 out of 20 95
JustPressPlay PlayStation 2 Apr 23, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
GamesCollection PlayStation 2 Sep 25, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Mar 14, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Video Game Talk PlayStation 2 Apr 13, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
HonestGamers PlayStation 2 Apr 16, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Wham! gaming PlayStation 2 Apr 05, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Mar 24, 2006 B+ 83


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  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #8 Console Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #4 PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PS2 Action Game of the Year

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.)
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