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: 14 out of 212
  1. UmarA.
    Nov 21, 2004
    10
    Amazing!!
  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. AnonymousAnonymous
    Feb 3, 2005
    10
    Like this was the best game I played. All my other friends think Halo 2 sucks( Most think so). This is or should be the best game of the year,Like this was the best game I played. All my other friends think Halo 2 sucks( Most think so). This is or should be the best game of the year, not Halo 2.
    If I rated Halo 2, it would be an 8. (I like Halo 2, but MGS 3 RULES, whoever doesn't think so sucks.)
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  4. Mar 7, 2016
    10
    This is not a video game,this is something more.This is like a music album,a movie and a video game all put together.You can rarely find aThis is not a video game,this is something more.This is like a music album,a movie and a video game all put together.You can rarely find a classic product like this.This is ahead of it's time.Characters are absolutely amazing,their histories and some of their tragic consequences they suffered turned them into enemies of planet earth.The story is absolutely amazing and really interesting,the graphics are really good,there are a lot of weapons,dialogue is 5/5,voices are remarkable and the thing about this game is that it's really not repetitive,the missions are always different.This is one of my favorite games of all time,without a doubt. 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. Mar 22, 2017
    9
    Metal Gear Solid 3 is a beautifully crafted story which surely takes narrative to its limits. Each character is charismatic and memorable, asMetal Gear Solid 3 is a beautifully crafted story which surely takes narrative to its limits. Each character is charismatic and memorable, as well the scenes are well thought and rightly paced with gameplay.Story is absolutely genius.
    My only gripe with this game is the gameplay, which in theory is excellent, but is poorly executed and it is messy to work with. Happily, after some hours it feels a lot better (though it never feels excellent)
    My score would be a 9.3 approx. 9/10
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  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