Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: In the struggle to achieve world peace and world dominance, rivaling governments are secretly developing weapons technology that could threaten the future existence of life. Destined to be the first, a race ensues to become the ultimate nation. A special elite tactical soldier is summoned toIn the struggle to achieve world peace and world dominance, rivaling governments are secretly developing weapons technology that could threaten the future existence of life. Destined to be the first, a race ensues to become the ultimate nation. A special elite tactical soldier is summoned to penetrate deep in the heart of enemy territory and obtain intel about "Metal Gear," a prototype weapon with nuclear capabilities. This is your mission and you must infiltrate alone. Interactive environments where traps catch enemies and prey. Rely on camouflage, combat, hunting and instincts to survive. Set in the 1960s where politics and war are shaping real world history. Blockbuster musical score composed by Harry Gregson-Williams. [Konami] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. It takes the quality gameplay from the second game and vastly improves it, while taking the better story pacing from the first game in mind when providing the lengthy tale that really involves the gamer.
  2. 100
    You might be surprised that this game isn't an Xbox game when you first see it on the TV. It looks great and while it does have some telltale signs of being a PS2 game, it's still absolutely gorgeous.
  3. Except for the slow first few hours of the game and an occasionally annoying camera, MGS 3 is damn near a perfect game.
  4. Combines great stealth action with a superb storyline and excellent visuals.
  5. There has never been, and will not be for a long time a more convincing and immersive game released.
  6. We'd like to say that Metal Gear Solid 3 is on a par with the original PSone game and in many ways it's much better, but it also feels like it has been left behind in some fundamental areas by the likes of "Splinter Cell."
  7. Not since the movie "Rambo 3" have we seen such cheesy dialogue and a storyline so over the top that it can be comical. That's fitting because the plot also borrows heavily from "Rambo 3," or at least the worst parts of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 205
  1. HickmanY.
    Nov 22, 2004
    10
    This is a case of a game being too good. People are becoming jaded and most gamers still think that mindless blow-em-up games are the best This is a case of a game being too good. People are becoming jaded and most gamers still think that mindless blow-em-up games are the best ones. How many games out there really change things? If anyone remembers gaming over the last 25 years like I do there have been a handful of games that changed the genre and Metal Gear for NES was a big leap!! Then on the day metal gear solid came out and the fist time anyone fought pcycho mantis people nearly pissed themselves. Mgs2 was completely lost on anyone who has a normal IQ and Mgs3 is so good its confusing most people. Whatever you can say about Hideo Kojima he has to be the single most important person in video games today. As far as all the SC fans I can only say that if not for Snake there would be no SC and MGS3 should not be missed... unless you like to dumb things down. Expand
  2. Jul 24, 2011
    10
    Snake Eater has my favorite storyline of any game ive ever played. I have never felt such a connecting to a story before. The gameplay isSnake Eater has my favorite storyline of any game ive ever played. I have never felt such a connecting to a story before. The gameplay is some of the best in gaming if not the best. A classic if there ever was one. Expand
  3. RafaelH.
    Feb 4, 2005
    10
    Just one comment : the best MG game so far and one of the best games I played, and I hve played a lot .
  4. Feb 6, 2016
    10
    This is quite simply my favourite game of all time. I haven't got a bad word to say about it. The story manages to be campy and ridiculous andThis is quite simply my favourite game of all time. I haven't got a bad word to say about it. The story manages to be campy and ridiculous and yet hard hitting and emotional. The gameplay allows so much freedom to the player that every play through can be completely different. Anyone who has never played this masterpiece most definitely should. Simply perfect. Expand
  5. May 12, 2014
    10
    this is the best game I've ever played.the camera is **** in the beginning but it just takes practice and the use of first-person vision thatthis is the best game I've ever played.the camera is **** in the beginning but it just takes practice and the use of first-person vision that the rest is a breeze. the history of the game of a twist at the end. and delicious EVE with Bikini hummm... the final scene of them is hot Expand
  6. Apr 11, 2011
    9
    Basically this one is totally different from the other MGS games is focused more in the survivalist way rather than an a urban zone. ThisBasically this one is totally different from the other MGS games is focused more in the survivalist way rather than an a urban zone. This installment is set on the jungle and the main protagonist is Big Boss (the original Snake or Naked Snake). I loved the game and is very entertaining the story ,the gameplay etc. You made it again Hideo Kojima Expand
  7. Ryencoke
    Feb 16, 2005
    0
    This is possibly the worst series of games I have ever played. They're all so pointless. Gameplay was awful. Controls were just horrid. This is possibly the worst series of games I have ever played. They're all so pointless. Gameplay was awful. Controls were just horrid. Storry was lame. AND HE CAN'T SWIM. He can walk up to people slit their throat, yet he can't swim? What a joke. Stick to games that are good like Splinter Cell. Konami is a mockery of a company. Expand

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#2 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#3 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004