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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: 92 out of 103
  2. Negative: 5 out of 103
  1. RobertoL.
    Mar 10, 2006
    10
    MGS is the ultimate videogame that everyone can enjoy. With varying difficulties, gorgeous graphics and one of the best videogame stories MGS is the ultimate videogame that everyone can enjoy. With varying difficulties, gorgeous graphics and one of the best videogame stories ever, this game is a must have for everyone with a pulse. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Mithyus
    Mar 25, 2007
    10
    It boils down to the fact that MGS3 is like nothing else in gaming world, mixing great gameplay, graphic and sound elements to a majestic way It boils down to the fact that MGS3 is like nothing else in gaming world, mixing great gameplay, graphic and sound elements to a majestic way of storytelling. Absolutely, ultimately brilliant. Expand
  4. Aug 30, 2018
    10
    Metal Gear Solid 3 is my favorite Metal Gear game. It takes every idea from MGS2 and expands upon them, while adding a plethora of new ideasMetal Gear Solid 3 is my favorite Metal Gear game. It takes every idea from MGS2 and expands upon them, while adding a plethora of new ideas as well. One of the newest and best mechanics added to MGS3 is the camouflage system, which was utilized in almost every other Metal Gear game after. The camouflage makes the stealth feel incredible, and the best in the Metal Gear series. The camouflage indicator tells you how much you blend in each environment, like if your in a grassy area, wear the Flecktarn camouflage, and the Woodland face camo, and you will be practically invisible to the guards around you. Take into account that the version i'm reviewing is MGS3 Subsistence, (not the original Snake Eater) because of the top down view in the original. The version i recommend you play is either Subsistence or MGS3 HD edition, where in both games you can toggle between Subsistence camera, and Snake Eater camera. One of my favorite things about MGS3 is the freedom of gameplay. The gameplay isn't as good as MGS5 or even MGS4, but the jungle setting of Snake Eater offers up a huge stealth playground, you can scare guards off with beehives, you can sneak up behind guards and interrogate them to get a lay of the land. Nowadays this doesn't seem impressive because of MGS5's incredible gameplay. But Snake Eater was the first game to do this and acted as gateway for the rest of the series gameplay advances. Snake Eater was also the first MGS game to implement CQC. I love CQC, especially the one were you throw enemies to the ground, and is a great way to get out of a tight spot. The music is also really solid and completely fits the jungle setting , usually though no music plays, and you just listen to the sounds of the wilderness around you. MGS3 also has some of the best boss fights in any metal gear game, and there are so many ways to beat the bosses. The Ocelot fight, you can shoot the beehives in the trees, and leave him open for a few shots, you can wait for him to reload and shoot him then, you could shoot his hat, etc. Some of the best boss fights are Ocelot, The Fear, The End, Volgin, and The Boss. With the Fear you can use the Fake Death Pill, wait for him to turn around, throw a stun grenade, and shoot him down with an AK-47, or you could equip the thermal goggles, and shoot him on the trees. During The Boss' fight you could equip the thermal goggles and shoot her with the sniper rifle, or you could use my preferred method (the stamina kill) and get with some well timed CQC, stun grenade hits, and MK22 shots. My personal favorite boss though, and one of the best in the entire Metal Gear series. You could kill him early on with the SVD in Ponizovje Warehouse: Exterior, you can set your console clock forward 1 week, you can shoot his parrot which will give you an opportunity to shoot (i could be wrong, i've never tried this method), or you can have an actual fight, sneaking up behind him, following his footprints, listening to the parrot, the fight is incredible. And that's what the game is, and artistic and technical masterpiece. I don't want to get into spoiler territory, but the story is incredible and probably my favorite in the whole series, mainly its the most linear and easy to follow. MGS1 and MGS2 have great stories, but most of the time i get lost when they incorporate current events, government conspiracies, it just gets really messy, MGS3 has a story that;'s easy to follow, and easy to enjoy. The characters are great, and respond to each other incredible well. The relationship between Snake and Eva is great and you genuinely feel bad when either of them get hurt. The relationship between Snake and The Boss though is where the game really shines, and the ending of the game is one of the best in video game history. Even if you don't like the Metal gear series there is just always something to enjoy in this game and i can't recommend it enough. I give this game, a 10 out of 10 Expand
  5. Jan 2, 2021
    10
    The definitive, rectified version of one of the greatest games of all time.
    ***** (5.00)
  6. Aug 8, 2013
    9
    How could you own a PS2 and not own this game? This is one of the best games, not only on the PS2, but overall. Canonically, this is the firstHow could you own a PS2 and not own this game? This is one of the best games, not only on the PS2, but overall. Canonically, this is the first in the epic MGS series. See where it all started. Learn all about Naked Snake (the father of Solid Snake), and how he became Big Boss. Today, this masterpiece is on PSN, for $14.99. I need not say more. However, it is included in the MGS: Legacy Collection, which not only has this game, but every single MGS game. 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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