Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance PlayStation 2

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87

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8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 131 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 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]
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    92
    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. GMR Magazine
    90
    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. Play Magazine
    90
    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. Game Informer
    85
    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. Cheat Code Central
    70
    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. JamesR.
    Mar 8, 2003
    10
    cool
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 12, 2003
    10
    Great.
  3. Stoney
    Mar 14, 2003
    10
    Metal gear solid rocks. All of the games are the best ever.
  4. 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.
  5. KevinV.
    Jul 14, 2003
    10
    This is a great game thats all Im saying.
  6. Feb 1, 2016
    9
    Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance is a worthy re- release to the excellent Sons of Liberty. Substance adds a heap of new VR missions, which addMetal Gear Solid 2 Substance is a worthy re- release to the excellent Sons of Liberty. Substance adds a heap of new VR missions, which add more value to the 30$ package. Substance also adds Snake Tales, which just lets you replay the Big Shell chapter, except as Solid Snake. This gives players who hated Raiden, to play through the vast majority of MGS2 as Snake. The only drawback is that there is no cut scenes, or Codec, only lines of text, so be wary of that. Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance is an excellent re-release of an already amazing game. Buy this game on sight. Expand
  7. MaccDaddy
    Mar 24, 2003
    6
    Not as good as the xbox version.

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#49 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003