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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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  • ASIN: B00005ML10
  • Item Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (923 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,895 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Featuring heart-stopping action and state of the art graphics, Metal Gear Solid 2 is the sequel to one of the most popular games of all time. Solid Snake is a one-man army determined to stop a deadly high-tech weapon from falling into the wrong hands. His mission is to fight off the competing powers and destroy the gigantic killing machine, Metal Gear Ray. Made in USA.

One of the most anticipated titles in PlayStation2 history absolutely lives up to the hype. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is the follow-up to one of the most captivating and intelligent adventures on the original PlayStation. Solid Snake, everyone's favorite mullet-sporting supersoldier, is back, along with many other familiar faces and voices. While its predecessor was lauded for telling a complex story, this sequel has even more fascinating twists and turns. Also, like Metal Gear Solid, MGS2 takes console-game storytelling to an entirely new level with stunning in-game movies, great graphics, and game mechanics that let you find your own solutions to challenges. The game's twisting and at times bizarre plot will undoubtedly keep some gamers perplexed.

Konami has replaced the moronic enemies from the first MGS with more cerebral and capable foes; this causes an even greater emphasis on stealth than the original. The controls have been refined and Snake's repertoire of moves has grown, significantly deepening the gameplay. This is, technically and stylistically, one of the best-looking PS2 games on the market. The sound is also topnotch, with a fabulous score and outstanding voice acting. What makes this game such a standout, however, is how all of these sight, sound, and story elements combine to immerse the player into an entertainment form somewhere between movie and game. It will be years before Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is surpassed. This is interactive entertainment at its finest. --Raymond M. Padilla


  • One of the best and most complex stories in gaming
  • Outstanding graphics with many interactive elements
  • Excellent soundtrack and voice acting
  • Long periods of watching instead of playing
  • Some extraneous dialogue
  • Solid Snake may inspire gamers to grow mullets

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75 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now that I've played more than the Demo... November 22, 2001
Format:Video Game
As promised I'd post an actual review of the game after beating it to a pulp.
Needless to say that this is an amazing game with a gripping story, and defintely a worthy sequal. To say that it has perfect top notch graphics and music that will blow you away. Not to mention its great character development and plot twists.
I won't give away any of the story where as to me (and a lot of other people) this game has some of the best Plot twist in history. All I will say is that the game is divided into two parts. The "Tanker" chapter and the "Plant" chapter. They both link in everyway and you can see if you play through the game.
The characters are a true treat in this game. There are several new characters introduced and they all have their own reasons for being where they are. However the main villian...compared to Liquid Snake isn't the best. Next to Kefka (FFVI) Liquid was probably the best villian of all time. In comparison, the main villian didn't live up to Liquid.
The music is breathtaking done by Harry Gregson-Williams (The Rock and Enemy of the State if you don't know him). The music will really catch you, and that intro music is just awesome!
I'm not much for graphics but I will say that the graphics are so good that when watching the cinema scenes they look like real people! Can't go wrong with that. Also, the voice acting is sheer brilliance. They actually show emotion and they have a change in tone when they're upset or sad.
It'll take you about 10-15 hours to complete the game your first time through but it is worth it. However, movie cinemas make up at least six hours of the game. This may bother some people as they said the first one was short. Sorry to say that the game is NOT short.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal Gear Solid 2 is a hot game June 10, 2002
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Metal Gear Solid 2 is an excellent masterpiece made by Hideo Kojima. This game has superb graphics made with the excellent hardware the Playstation2 has. The gameplay is very good. I like the style of gameplay. The third-person view makes the game more realistic than some other some other first-person shooters on Playstation2 like "James Bond: Agent Under Fire" and "Time Crisis 2". The game runs at a nice, crisp 60 frames per second (fps). The game is violent in some ways, because you have to kill people with guns. The game has a very good story, with makes it more realistic, and the superb graphics tie it all together. I think that Hideo Kojima meant to make this game into a mini-movie in a way. There is many excellent FMV's (movies) which look very good. Some times in the game, there is too many movies, and to many Codec (communicator) calls. That gets in the way, and starts to get on your nerves. But it's okay. Some times the Codec calls last like 10 minutes, and that is annoying.
But even though they have minor problems, there should be no hesitation of picking this title of the shelves or off the online cart. If you don't have a Playstation2, get one, or if you have any Xbox,(which you shouldn't) Konami is being a good sport and is producing Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance for Xbox and Playstation2. You must play Metal Gear Solid for PSone to understand the storyline of Metal Gear Solid and Solid Snake. I believe it is available at for ... . Buy both today!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the finest games ever released! September 4, 2002
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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is without question, one of the finest games on the market today. It's predecessor, Metal Gear Solid, though a very good game, was not the fantastic achievement that Konami has worked hard to earn. Players assume the role of Solid Snake initially, but change characters several times during the game. While many people find this to be an annoyance, I found it to be a interesting change in the flow of the game. Graphically, the game is beautiful, one of the best out there, save for Final Fantasy X. And though Konami was meticulous in detail, they did a very good job of keeping the "blood n' guts" level down. The Mature rating is not for the gameplay itself (in my opinion) but for the cinema scenes, placed somewhere between a PG-13 and an R rated movie. Fantastically done, they sometimes make you think you're watching a sequel to "The Sixth Day" or "Minority Report"!
The gameplay is very nicely done. The character is mostly seen from a 3rd person perspective, with some switching to 1st person.
The controls are easy and comfortable, allowing you to move the character in almost any real position! The weapons are very diverse, as well as being based off modern guns and then upgraded to fit the future theme. Though great thought and detail has been put into the weapons, this is NOT a Golden-Eye style game where you walk through the levels blowing away anything with two legs. A strong emphasis has been put on the stealth/spy theme of the game, requiring players to disarm traps, disable sensors and cameras, bug rooms, repair vehicles and evade guards rather than get from point A to point B with as much kills possible. Due to the particulary smart AI, staying hidden is usually a smart idea.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Too little of that amazing gameplay! January 17, 2002
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The most import thing to know about this game is its heavy reliance on story and movie. I find linear plot and strong cinematic scenes to be an enjoyable genre of gaming, but many people won't agree with that and be frustrated by the seemingly endless cut scenes that constantly interrupt game play. I'd say you spend about half of the game in non-interactive scenes, and that's being conservative.
That being said, I'll talk briefly about the plot without any spoilers. The plot is weird, outlandish and never stops twisting. You can't know what's going on, because it changes quite often in ways you couldn't imagine. Along with it are large numbers of references to previous Metal Gear plots, so it's worth playing through Metal Gear Solid 1, or at least being briefed on it, because the Shadow Moses incident comes up time and time again. In fact, you'll notice a lot of subtle allusions to Shadow Moses if you watch for them.
The game play is amazing. It's strange to have an action game where the best strategy is not to get into any fights. Still, since you're an infiltration agent, this style of game play is very realistic. When you're seen by an enemy, their first reaction is going to be to call for backup and jam your radar, likely making you flee for hiding spot until the commotion dies down. Still, crouching, crawling, sliding along walls and hiding under cardboard boxes are a lot of fun. And for the times when there are enemies you can't sneak around, you can always shoot them with a silenced gun and drag their bodies out of sight.
For those who just want action, they'll likely be sated by the various boss fights. Taking out Harrier jets with the rocket launcher or even large forces of soldiers with a sword is action packed.
The environment is incredibly interactive.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good stealth game
The sound effects are awesome the gameplay is fun the graphics are not bad i really like this game 10//10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tactical Espionage Action
"Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty" didn't quite end up as people expected. The opening section takes place on a Tanker being infiltrated by Solid Snake, who's on a mission to... Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars Concern
The disc is in good condition however, the box is not present, and this is a problem. I was under the impression i was getting a box with this from the advertisement. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest games of all time
Back in the day,'Metal Gear Solid 2' was all the rage,and its still just as great today,as it was back then.This game had it all. Read more
Published 9 months ago by SideshowBob
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this game when it was new, and I'm glad I rebought it now.
this game is awesome! like all Metal Gear Solid games, the stories are confusing as all s*** but the game play is 5 star, like usual.
Published 11 months ago by Jeff A.
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Metal Gear Solid is a really fun Game, A lot of Action, Story is over all good. and On top of that plenty of Bad Guys to defeat.
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all video games purchased at this time have been great. The are in good condition and all have been playable. The grand children have been able to play them and enjoy them. Read more
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