Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jan 31, 2012
    100
    Metal Gear Solid HD Collection has probably the highest quality-price ratio you can get. You'd be mad to miss out on what's on offer.
  2. Nov 9, 2011
    100
    The sheer immensity of this collection continues to astound me, and while price should by no means be the ultimate deciding factor in a review, with the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, it's impossible to ignore. Simply put, this single disc will keep you highly entertained for several staycations to come.
  3. Feb 12, 2012
    95
    Three great games at a very good price, brilliantly standing the test of time and allowing Xbox users to play MGS 3 and Peace Walker for the very first time. An high quality package, strongly advised for everyone.
  4. Nov 10, 2011
    92
    If you've never played these classics, you owe it to yourself to run out and pick up a copy this instant. If you've played them before, this is a budget-priced return to some of the most influential video games ever made. Either way, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is $50 you won't regret spending.
  5. Feb 23, 2012
    90
    In the end, with Metal Gear Solid HD Collection you are getting 3 games in a classic series that will last you a good 30 hours, maybe double if you partake in all of the side activities and extras that the games have. It comes close to the value of the Orange Box, especially considering that it is being sold for less than most retail games.
  6. Feb 1, 2012
    90
    All gamers should put their hand on the Metal Gear Solid Collection HD, because it encloses five chapters of one of the most popular and influential videogame saga ever.
  7. Jan 26, 2012
    90
    One must-have compilation. The first reason for this is that the three games are great ones, and shine in HD, especially MGS3, who can stand the comparison with some current games. If you have played one of the titles, or even the three, there are still good reasons to play again some of the most influential console games of the last generation.
  8. 90
    While the years haven't been too kind to their spruced-up SD assets, the chance to fully experience the MGS saga is one Xbox 360 owners definitely shouldn't pass up.
  9. Dec 28, 2011
    90
    All three titles have been given visual facelifts and their execution on today's gaming systems is excellent.
  10. Dec 6, 2011
    90
    Despite some missing pieces, Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection is a good value for fans of the series and those who like stealth games.
  11. Nov 30, 2011
    90
    If you've had the urge to sneak around in Snakes shoes once more than heed the call. The Metal Gear Solid is the standard by which future HD collections should be judged.
  12. Nov 21, 2011
    90
    When you bundle together three games that people define as "classics," you expect an amazing product. The Metal Gear Solid Collection delivers that.
  13. 90
    It's easy to pick nits about the weird Achievement appropriation, the fact that the games lack HD detail such as animated hair and high-quality lip-synching, and that two of the franchise's best games are absent. But the fact that three of the best stealth games ever made look even better in a $50 Xbox 360 package should put this collection on your radar.
  14. Nov 15, 2011
    90
    One must take note of a very simple fact -- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is so damn good that it single-handedly justifies the $49.99 asking price. I would happily pay that for the game on its own, so the fact that it comes with the still-engrossing Sons of Liberty and an extraneous Peace Walker is pure gravy.
  15. Nov 8, 2011
    90
    The fight against The Boss, Colonel Campbell going nuts, the haunting tune as Chrysalis flies by – these are the kind of memorable events that define Metal Gear, and they are just as awesome as you remember.
  16. Nov 8, 2011
    90
    A great value, even if you only plan to play one of the three games. That it has three you might want to play, plus a bunch of fun extras, just cements this as the best multi-game compilation since 2007's Orange Box.
  17. 80
    Sure, the first game is nowhere to be found and small pieces are cut from the game. But this is still a great collection though and shows that Kojimas classics stand the test of time.
  18. 80
    It would still be worth it even if it was just Metal Gear Solid on its own. [Issue #81, p.86]
  19. Jan 26, 2012
    80
    It's hard not to fall for such an offer, of 3 great games for less than a full retail HD game. But at the same time, one can't help but notice some lazyness in the remastering process. Efforts have been reduced to a minimum, with no additionnal content whatsoever, and there are even some technical shortcomings (frame rate drops on MGS2 and 3). For the nostalgia, for the collection, for the fans, or those who never had the chance to play them, it's still a cult saga with memorable sequences.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 149 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Nov 12, 2011
    10
    The mgs hd collection consists of 2 main entries of the series (mgs 2 and 3) as well as the big budget spinoff, peacewalker, the 2 msxThe mgs hd collection consists of 2 main entries of the series (mgs 2 and 3) as well as the big budget spinoff, peacewalker, the 2 msx original metal gear games, plus all extended content of mgs2, 3, such as the VR missions and the monster hunter minigame of peacewalker for a price of 50$. That's not a bargain, that's a steal. Full Review »
  2. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    Just like the originals, but better. Better graphics, audio, effects, everything. It's also much more comfortable to play Peace Walker with aJust like the originals, but better. Better graphics, audio, effects, everything. It's also much more comfortable to play Peace Walker with a controller than it is on the PSP. Not as good as MGS4, but still amazing, just like all of the other Konami games. If you're new to the genre or setting, fear not. The controls are extremely ergonomic, and the stories are wonderful. Very artistic, especially Peace Walker. Full Review »
  3. Nov 17, 2011
    6
    Metal Gear Solid is a fantastic series but these are just remakes. The updated graphics and sound are not worth paying $55 for. In my opinion,Metal Gear Solid is a fantastic series but these are just remakes. The updated graphics and sound are not worth paying $55 for. In my opinion, just pick up the originals. Full Review »