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  • Summary: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection bundles Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and updates them with HD visuals.
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  1. Jan 26, 2012
    100
    Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is an essential purchase, and more content worth experiencing than just about any other game released in the past year.
  2. 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.
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    90
    Metal Gear Solid is a potpourri of ideas that insists you take the good with the bad. Certainly indulgent, it's also melancholy, exhilarating, clever, and ludicrous. It's never entirely clear what, if anything, Kojima and company are taking seriously - and the end result, in this collection, is a fascinating chronicle of one of video games' strangest successes.
  4. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jan 6, 2012
    90
    Graphics age and controls grow outdated, but genius never fades. [Jan 2012, p.85]
  5. Feb 14, 2012
    90
    Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection is more than a convincing argument to upgrade from your old PlayStation 2 copies. It's an essential title in the library of anyone interested in narrative-lead gaming.
  6. Feb 6, 2012
    88
    Even if we would have preferred the first chapter instead of the more recent PSP title, this collection contains one of the most important legacies of the videogame industry to old gamers and new generations.
  7. 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.

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  1. Positive: 68 out of 73
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  1. May 4, 2015
    10
    One of the best "HD" collections on PS3, surpassing most simply for its great updating of the games included. Many HD mixes I've found to beOne of the best "HD" collections on PS3, surpassing most simply for its great updating of the games included. Many HD mixes I've found to be lacking, really just highlighting the fact that things have moved on a lot between the PS2 and PS3 generations. It helps that the games here (actually I can't speak about Peace Walker as I have yet to play it on PSP OR in this collection) were amongst those that pushed their original hardware, but really you'd almost accept these as being from their current (now last) generation.

    IF you don't know what MGS is you won't even be looking at this. The series is famous as the best stealthy games, encouraging you to sneak around enemies rather than attack them head on.

    Crazy characters throughout, fun boss fights that require some brainpower and dexterity and very interesting (if weird and wacky) stories will drag you through all the games.

    The ONLY way to improve this collection would have been the inclusion of the first MGS game - although it does include Metal Gear 1 and 2 of the MSX as added bonuses.
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  2. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    this is a real piece of art a grat chance for new players play a fantastic collection , metal gear have a nice balance of gameplay, history ,this is a real piece of art a grat chance for new players play a fantastic collection , metal gear have a nice balance of gameplay, history , and graphics Expand
  3. Jan 3, 2012
    10
    Sensational games all on one disc in glorious HD, the up conversion is brilliant here. This is how remake should be done. 10/10 the storiesSensational games all on one disc in glorious HD, the up conversion is brilliant here. This is how remake should be done. 10/10 the stories remain as intense and gripping as ever and gameplay shows no signs of age. Expand
  4. Nov 23, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The biggest seller in my God honest opinion would have to be Peacewalker. I know how much frustration I had when your trying to adjust the camera angle whenever your trying to get that S rank on vehicle battles without being alerted. The HD feeling in all three games is just....wow. The Transfarring feature in my opinion seems.... a little weird in my opinion. I know that your one of many that probably has over two hundred hours worth of gameplay on to your PSP and is mad that those trophies didn't ring if you transfarred. I'm not disappointed by this, actually I don't mind having to redo the game over again just to get the trophies and utilize the second analog stick to my advantage. MGS2 and MGS3 in HD is awesome in my opinion. the Trophies added to the two games makes my adventures alot challenging and interesting. The End battle is like always a very....big challenge if you want to challenge yourself in a sniper to sniper battle. As far as MGS2 words can't sum up how good the game is.

    Overall, I'd like to say thank you so much Mr. Kojima, you haven't let all your fans down when you released the HD collection here. This is highly recommended for both Casual and Hardcore MGS fans and the coming generation looking for an interesting Stealth game.
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  5. Nov 11, 2011
    10
    If you weren't able to play MGS3 and MGS2 back in the PS2 era this is the excellent chance to play those masterpieces . Now in HD, the qualityIf you weren't able to play MGS3 and MGS2 back in the PS2 era this is the excellent chance to play those masterpieces . Now in HD, the quality is top-notch and beautifully clear image. Also Peace Walker comes in the collection to satisfy those that weren't able to play it . It's a bummer that MGS 1 it's not in the package but overall if you have online (PSN) you can find it. I'm re-replaying this all over again but now I'm more happier with the trophies . Expand
  6. Jul 20, 2019
    9
    All the three games present in this package aged extremely well and are on par with modern titles in several aspects. However, I had to giveAll the three games present in this package aged extremely well and are on par with modern titles in several aspects. However, I had to give it a score of 9 since both MGS2 and MGS3 freeze during some cutscenes, both are not compatible with DualShock 4 and, besides that, the first game is missing - there is no code to claim it on the PlayStation Store either. I'd like to see them remade with enhanced graphics as seen in the stupid pachinko machines developed by Konami. Expand
  7. Feb 12, 2012
    5
    I desperately wanted to play MGS3, since I haven`t played the original. But I have to say I hate the aiming controls. Seriously, these are theI desperately wanted to play MGS3, since I haven`t played the original. But I have to say I hate the aiming controls. Seriously, these are the crappiest aiming controls I have experienced in any action game, not to mention current gen games. This spoils the whole game for me. Aside from the great cutscenes and characters, I can't understand how people can say that this game can in any way compete with current gen games. The visuals in the outside levels are cool, but the buildings and character animations look just plain bad. I can imagine how people who played the original get nostalgic and that it must have been a great game at the time, but for a newcomer it just cant hold up with todays competition. I think I will give it another try with the 3DS version, which will be a real remake with updated controls. Expand

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