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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 1: Battle with the titular Metal Gear, totally absent from the NES version.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PS Vita Boss kicks the hell out of Snake whenever they encounter.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PlayStation 2 Metal Gear 1: Boss Survival mode is unlocked after beating the game
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PS Vita Flora and fauna is as alive as ever, most of it edible too.

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 (745)
Yeah, but how does it taste? PlayStation 3 Adzuken (854)
I don't know what I can say that hasn't already been said. PlayStation 2 John H. (59)

Critic Reviews

Game Shark PlayStation 2 Apr 04, 2006 A 100
Nuts PlayStation 2 Oct 27, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
AceGamez PlayStation 2 Mar 30, 2006 10 out of 10 100
Lawrence PlayStation 2 Mar 27, 2006 99 out of 100 99 PlayStation 2 Mar 24, 2006 9.6 out of 10 96 PlayStation 2 Nov 30, 2006 95 out of 100 95
Wham! gaming PlayStation 2 Apr 05, 2006 9 out of 10 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) PlayStation 2 Dec 12, 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
Gamestyle PlayStation 2 Oct 27, 2006 8 out of 10 80


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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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