• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2004
  • Also On: 3DS
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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: 16 out of 245
  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. Wazzupyo
    Feb 24, 2005
    10
    This game is realy great control graphics end the action en stealt is also this game is the best game that i played in my life.
  4. Feb 4, 2019
    10
    PREGI
    - Narrata finalmente la leggenda di Big Boss, in una leggenda di videogioco.
    - Le migliori boss fights mai viste nella saga. -
    PREGI
    - Narrata finalmente la leggenda di Big Boss, in una leggenda di videogioco.
    - Le migliori boss fights mai viste nella saga.
    - Introduce le meccaniche survival che ampliano un gameplay già stratosferico, immergendo psicologicamente il giocatore sul campo di battaglia, la foresta e la sopravvivenza.

    DIFETTI
    - I brividi che ti fa venire nel finale rischiano di farti piangere.
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  5. Jun 15, 2013
    10
    metal gear solid 3 is the best one in the series gameplay became the best in this one there is no radar which is better and made you thinkmetal gear solid 3 is the best one in the series gameplay became the best in this one there is no radar which is better and made you think of how to play and continue in the game i loved the camouflage and healing system in the game the graphics are amazing and let me tell you that this game has the best ending i've ever seen so far the best story i've ever seen Expand
  6. Jun 2, 2018
    9
    Snake eater is one of the finest games of all times even though this game is almost 15 years old I cannot recommend it enough. It's truly aSnake eater is one of the finest games of all times even though this game is almost 15 years old I cannot recommend it enough. It's truly a mangum opus of talent the music the visuals (amazing for the time still look decent especially in the remaster) the story and writing is borderline perfect. This is one of the few games I don't skip cutscenes and actually enjoy the story in game and I personally think this game you just can't read about you have to play it. 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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Awards & Rankings

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