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Universal acclaim- based on 104 Ratings

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  • Summary: Solid Snake returns 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.Solid Snake returns 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. It's up to Snake to infiltrate the transport and keep this deadly weapon of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands! Featuers 350+ VR Missions and 150+ Alternate Missions, as well as 5 all-new "Snake Tales" side stories. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Given that Snake is the ultimate videogame stud, it's great to work through some new objectives with his gritty new perspective. [Apr 2003, p.87]
  2. A huge selection of new minimissions allows for more time playing as famed series stud Solid Snake, and they further exploit "MGS2"'s strongest suit: the gameplay. [Apr 2003, p.111]
  3. Nothing's more hysterical than replacing Solid Snake with an old office lady, and watching her sneak off to take care of business on Big Shell, SOCOM at the ready. [Apr 2003, p.63]
  4. This version's a hair better than the Xbox one, too. [May 2003, p.60]
  5. 90
    Although the PS2 game comes some three months after the Xbox release, this version is the better of the two—mostly because of its superior controls.
  6. Yes, the action is still exhilarating at times, but without Kojima's story and cinematics, I found Snake's Tales to be rather dry. [Apr 2003, p.85]
  7. One of the best looking games on the PS2 to date.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. JamesN.
    Mar 13, 2003
    10
    Brilliant masterpiece of modern day gaming. Kojima is a genius!
  2. ToriA.
    Mar 4, 2003
    10
    I can't wait till the next one comes out Solid Snake is Cool!
  3. [Anonymous]
    Mar 12, 2003
    10
    Great.
  4. VulcanRaven
    Mar 20, 2003
    10
    Brilliant! MGS always the best FOREVER!
  5. LeeP.
    Apr 20, 2003
    10
    The snake tales are my favourite, its the best game ive ever played.i wish they make more of it.
  6. KevinV.
    Jul 14, 2003
    10
    This is a great game thats all Im saying.
  7. MaccDaddy
    Mar 24, 2003
    6
    Not as good as the xbox version.

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