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  • Summary: Metal Gear goes online for the first time in Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence! Players can battle or team up with up to 7 other friends for online dominance. Featuring different gameplay modes, new camera system, and robust online play, Subsistence is the game that gives players a brand newMetal Gear goes online for the first time in Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence! Players can battle or team up with up to 7 other friends for online dominance. Featuring different gameplay modes, new camera system, and robust online play, Subsistence is the game that gives players a brand new Metal Gear experience. Includes MGS3 Snake Eater and all new Online Modes, including Death Match, Team Death Match, Sneaking Mission, Capture Mission, and Rescue Mission. Third Person Camera system gives players more control. Bonus Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake games which have never been released before in the North America. Demo Theater, Duel Mode, and new stages for Snake vs. Monkey mini-game. [Konami] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. AceGamez
    100
    Metal Gear Online? On the PS2? Surely it's crap! I admit, I didn't think it could be pulled off very well... but I'll happily eat my words, because it's bloody brilliant.
  2. This is the best offering of gameplay, extras and multiplayer that has come out in some time.
  3. PSM Magazine
    100
    Improving on one of the best games ever couldn't have been an easy job, but Kojima Productions was able to do it. They packed this director's cut of "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater", a thrilling and cinematic military stealth action game, so full of tweaks and extras, we wish our review scale went to 11. [Apr 2006, p.73]
  4. Play Magazine
    95
    The amount of content spread across these three discs is truly staggering, and Persistence is a quick, pick-up-and-play online experience that offers tremendous variety. [Apr 2006, p.52]
  5. Even if this is your second, third, fourth, or even your fifth time playing the game, the new camera angle adds a lot of freshness to the single player campaign. Not just that, but the online multiplayer is really amazing and it is clearly one of the best the PS2 has yet to get on the service.
  6. With some of the highest production values seen in any game and more extras than you can shake a silenced tranquilizer gun at (all of which are on top of an amazing and improved single player game) result in a title that is easy to recommend and enjoy.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    70
    With this new online mode, it's much easier to admit that you like Metal Gear Solid 3. [July 2006, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 69
  2. Negative: 4 out of 69
  1. Sep 20, 2012
    10
    (Translate from Portuguese into English)Um dos melhores jogos do PS2,uma das melhores histórias dos games,momentos(Translate from Portuguese into English)Um dos melhores jogos do PS2,uma das melhores histórias dos games,momentos fantásticos,Naked Snake um verdadeiro herói,não desiste nunca,grandes vilões e chefes igualmente,a floresta muito bem representada,lugar perfeito para se camuflar,poder matar animais,colher frutas para se alimentar é muito legal,mostra a luta pela sobrevivência em território,simplesmente fantástico esse jogo. Expand
  2. Mar 31, 2014
    10
    This is a no doubter, the best damn Metal Gear game ever! everything the did wrong completely fixed it and made this masterpiece. There isThis is a no doubter, the best damn Metal Gear game ever! everything the did wrong completely fixed it and made this masterpiece. There is NOTHING wrong with this game! amazing storyline, awesome graphics for the old gen consoles, and the best gameplay for the ps2 times. trust me, if you ever come up with this game, BUY IT! trust me it's worth it. Expand
  3. SamD.
    Mar 24, 2006
    10
    The game was amazing to begin with, and now all this extra content and new gameplay functionality, not to mention the online play. The The game was amazing to begin with, and now all this extra content and new gameplay functionality, not to mention the online play. The multiplayer, though it take a bit to get used to, is one of the quickest, coolest, most chaotic games in a long time. This has restored my faith in online gaming and has precluded me renewing XBL this year. A definate must buy, though, even if you don't play online. You get MG and MG2 for the MSX!! A crazy, dramatic, fun, funny, and long running series just got better. Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2016
    10
    Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence is a very good re-release of an already perfect game. Subsistence adds Metal Gear Online, a new online featureMetal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence is a very good re-release of an already perfect game. Subsistence adds Metal Gear Online, a new online feature for MGS3, and a very good one at that. The online mode requires skill, patience, and most of all, not to run around like an idiot spraying bullets all across the map, because if you do that, you'll be killed pretty quickly. Subsistence also comes with the original Metal Gears. Metal Gear, and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, which are prequels to MGS1. They play pretty well on the PS2, and they add more playtime to Subsistence. If you already have Snakeater, only buy this if you're totally desperate to play MG1 and MG2:SS. But If you don't own Snakeater, you should pick this game up. Expand
  5. AbrahamA.
    Dec 4, 2007
    9
    With the 3D camera, this game is almost perfect.
  6. Jun 21, 2015
    9
    The gameplay is fluid and the graphics are some of the best the Playstation 2 has to offer. The plot doesn't break any new ground the way MGS1The gameplay is fluid and the graphics are some of the best the Playstation 2 has to offer. The plot doesn't break any new ground the way MGS1 and MGS2 did, but it is still an excellent narrative in it's own right. This game is wonderful. Expand
  7. NicholasR.
    Oct 8, 2008
    0
    Controls are crap, Visuals look like a ps2 launch title, and the story is a cut-rate spy movie knock-off. I lent this game to three different Controls are crap, Visuals look like a ps2 launch title, and the story is a cut-rate spy movie knock-off. I lent this game to three different people who all agree that this is the worst game ever. I have played sudoku on gba and it's still better this game. Expand

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#5 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#14 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006