• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 3, 2003
  • Also On: PC
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 136 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 136
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  1. MaccDaddy
    Mar 24, 2003
    6
    Not as good as the xbox version.
  2. Goggoggo
    Apr 12, 2003
    6
    actualy a 6.5 !
  3. Apr 10, 2012
    8
    A great game, but my least favorite Metal Gear. The story is, of course, amazing, and should be your main reason to play this. Controls feel awkward at times but they work fine, graphics look good but the environments are dull and repetitive. Boss fights aren't as great as in MGS1 or 3, but their personalities are interesting. The extras in this version aren't all that interesting, butA great game, but my least favorite Metal Gear. The story is, of course, amazing, and should be your main reason to play this. Controls feel awkward at times but they work fine, graphics look good but the environments are dull and repetitive. Boss fights aren't as great as in MGS1 or 3, but their personalities are interesting. The extras in this version aren't all that interesting, but this is still the superior version of MGS2.

    A must have for any MGS or stealth-action fan.
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Awards & Rankings

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#49 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 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.
  2. If you totally enjoyed MGS2, this definitive version is certainly worth a look, delivering all of the extras and the original game in one package.
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    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]