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Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence

by Konami
PlayStation2
Mature
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews) 94 / 100

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  • New game modes include - Sneaking Mission, Team Death Match, Death Match Battle, Capture Mission, Cargo Rescue
  • Includes the original Metal Gear games, Metal Gear & Metal Gear 2 - Solid Snake
  • New Duel Mode - Battle the boss enemies in succession from MGS3
  • New levels of the popular minigame Snake vs. Monkey
  • Connects to Metal Gear Acid 2 -- export photos taken in Subsistence to MGA2 to view in 3D
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Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection 4.6 out of 5 stars (180)
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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000BXKA38
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches ; 6.1 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 14, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,970 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Metal Gear 3: Subsistence is a PS2 exclusive that redefines the classic stealth gaming experience. It's got all-new game modes, including a new online game mode. Choose "Team Battle" or "Snake vs. Enemies" and carry out missions cooperatively or competitively. The new 3rd-person camera controls gives a controllable, low-angle view of the action for a more intense stealth-action experience. Demo Theater Mode - Watch All In-Game Movies from MGS3 similar to a theatrical movie Refined camera system -- players get to control the viewing angle New facepaint options, for custom camouflage

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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can This Franchise Get Any Better? April 24, 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Ever since the first "Metal Gear Solid" brought stealth-gaming, cinematic storytelling, and the franchise to a new level back in 1999, this series has gotten nothing but better. This latest entry is an expanded version of "Snake Eater" (first released Nov. 2004). To all new gamers, do not let this series' long-standing reputation intimidate you. Believe me, this newest entry in the acclaimed series is one for everybody. To anybody who plays video games, this is one to check out.

For the newcomers, the "Metal Gear" games require the player to avoid enemy conflict and reach their objectives through stealth and covert tactics. The previous games took place in more industrial settings like warehouses and weapons factories. This time, lead protagonist Snake must survive the jungle using camoflouge and the utmost caution. But to as much of a stealth game as this is, it also a fierce yet poetic one. From a tense sniper battle in the jungle, to a gruesome and sadistic torture scene. From a deadly escort mission with plenty of carnage, to a one-on-one confrontation amidst white-flowered fields. It's also a pretty damn funny game sometimes. The sexual tension in this game is both alluring and shamelessly exploitve...I'll leave it at that. I must admit that I find the prologue chapter (which will take a new player about an hour to finish) to be kind of dull until its closing cutscene. But be patient, and you will be rewarded.

Playing through the other two "Metal Gear Solid" games makes the story clearer and more meaningful. However, I say with confidence that because "Metal Gear Solid 3" features a more direct plot than the cryptic second title, newcomers should get into this one fairly easily.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best games in recent years... May 24, 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The first hour or so i played this game i was very disappointed. It starts off extremely slow with a boat load of boring on screen text. Heck, your 'boss' will remind you about 15x that you should use stealth to complete your mission. Yawn...

But when the prologue ends and the meat of the game begins... you are in for a treat.

Everything single part of this game is practically flawless. From the graphics, to the weapons, to the enemy design, to the voice acting, and especially the in game cut scenes.

Some of the cut scenes are so friggin entertaining that its scary. They are so good that they made a special dvd that compilies every cut scene into a feature length film!

Plus, with this special 'Subsistence' edition you will get a whole lot more than the original game. You will get two super old school Metal Gear games for the MSX console which are over 15 years old, bonus 'blopper' movies which are a joy, a light hearted monkey catching game, and more. Getting all of this bonus content for 'free' is beyond awesome.

If youre looking for an action packed, mature, brilliantly executed game than look no further. This game is all you need for pure gaming pleasure.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Metal Gear Solid 3 is the 5th game in the official Metal Gear canon , and is by far the best of them all.

This is a prequel to the series, set in 1964 and sets up a lot of the history behind the game (Big Boss's origin, formation of FOXHOUND, and why Revolver Ocelet got the name Revolver).

First off, the game is graphically beautiful. I didn't think that PS2 graphics could get much better than MGS2, but this game surpasses that by a noticeable amount. The sound is equally impressive, and the voice acting is, as usual, quite good.

The gameplay much more difficult this time through though. There's no soliton radar. No more warning when enemies are coming around the corner, from the side, etc . There are some other tools you can use, but they aren't as good, and use battery power (a limited resource that recharges when not in use). As you probably already know, camoflague is a big part of this game, but you're not the only one who uses it; your enemies are camoflagued and difficult to spot sometimes too.

This took a bit of getting used to, but adds to the feeling of the game; being cautious and stealthful instead of running full tilt until you see an enemy on the radar like in previous games.

The story, the best part of the Metal Gear series, is superb here. MGS2 got a little cheesy at the end, but this story works great. The pacing, the emotions, and almost all of the characters are done perfectly. The Cobra unit is a little over the top (though I did like The End), and Volgin borders on cartoonishly villainous, but everyone else turns out a superb performance (especially The Boss).
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22 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for stealth fans April 29, 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Metal Gear series has brought ever-improving fun of stealth combat and intricate plot lines. With Subsistence, you've pretty much maxed out your PS2!

You don't have to have played the previous Metal Gear entries to enjoy this game. It's a stealth shooter much like Splinter Cell. You have a vast array of weapons, are sneaking through jungle scenery and taking out your enemies as stealthily as you can.

The graphics are really quite impressive for the PS2 - perhaps the best they could be. The sun dapples down across the jungle floor. Beams of light shine down through gaps in the trees. Waterfalls splash, leaves wave as you sneak through the canopy.

The character movements are of equal quality. When your character runs, crawls, presses against walls and performs other movements, it really is uncannily like there's an actual person following your directions.

The sound is very immersive. There aren't blaring rock music soundtracks in the background. When you creep through the jungle, listening intently to figure out where the sniper is hiding, you haer your footsteps, the stream gurgling near you, the birds occasionally singing overhead. The smallest sounds can really help you track down your enemy.

It's cool how the game tries to keep things "real". When you find forest animals, you can kill them for their meat. If you get injured, you have to patch it up properly - use serum if there's a poison, dig out any darts, bandage the wound, and so on.

That being said, I do find it really funny that your enemies sit around and patiently wait for you to do these things. I realize why they have to do that for gameplay reasons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Game is phenomenal
MGS3 is the best of the series and it's not really close. However, if you're looking to get this game, I'd recommend get the bundled MGS series available for the PS3.
Published 7 months ago by Ken
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Damn
A fine experience indeed. You bet yer ass. Pure addiction. You will have the time of your life with this new camera angle.
Published 11 months ago by Grant
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Awesome game. A must have if you know anything about the series. With disc 2 you can play the originals! Totally B.A.
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Its ps2 gold, what else can I say.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great game!
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome.
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