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  • Summary: From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection offers a handful of the most popular Metal Gear Solid titles from the past in true HD for the first time ever. Featuring three complete games, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid: SnakeFrom the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection offers a handful of the most popular Metal Gear Solid titles from the past in true HD for the first time ever. Featuring three complete games, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the HD Collection offers old and new fans a chance to experience the epic game play, design and storytelling of the MGS franchise. The "Metal Gear Solid (MGS)" series is the seminal work of Hideo Kojima, Japan's master game creator, and the progenitor of the stealth action game genre. The series has become a global phenomenon, with over 27 million copies sold worldwide. The player controls a secret agent from an elite special forces unit who is sent on solo sneaking missions through enemy installations, vast jungles, and sometimes even the thick of battle. Alone and surrounded by the enemy, even a special forces agent will find it tough to come out alive. But that is the secret behind the series' popularity-the cerebral challenge of figuring out how to avoid combat, and the thrill of sneaking through enemy territory undetected.The MGS series is also known for its storyline, which blends seamlessly with the gameplay. The scenarios are based on extensive research and incorporate the drama of actual developments in society. These elements have made MGS what it is today: a mature work of entertainment that transcends national borders and the confines of video games, and one of the leading products of the Japanesecontent business. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Feb 11, 2015
    96
    The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is an absolute wonderful port that in someways is better than its PS3 brother. With stunning graphics and the great touch controls, it's almost perfect. Despite Peace Walker not being included, it would be a shame if this game wasn't in every Vita owners collection.
  2. Jun 25, 2012
    90
    There's no Peace Walker included, frame rate might be inconsistent, rear touch controls are a little tricky to adapt to and a few textures didn't age so well; however, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection offers two real masterpieces which really stand the test of time.
  3. Jul 19, 2012
    88
    When you're out and about and you've got some downtime, your fancy new Vita is just begging for some classic stealth action. If you're a fan, it's a no-brainer.
  4. 80
    Ultimately, the incredible amount of fun and content to be had within Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 outweighs a lot of this package's negatives. But the lack of Peace Walker is such a glaring omission, it really cannot be dismissed all that easily.
  5. Aug 3, 2012
    80
    Two great classics with tons of extra material. They look great in HD, but where is Metal Gear: Peace Walker?
  6. Jun 27, 2012
    80
    It's no surprise, in my opinion, that Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker went to considerate efforts to emulate Big Boss's original adventure - but neither manage to capture what made Metal Gear Solid 3 so special.
  7. Jun 12, 2012
    70
    The content MGS: HD Collection offers is some of the finest of the last decade. But it's also frustrating that this collection could have-and should have-offered so much more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Jun 12, 2012
    10
    I got my copy of MGS HD Collection a day early and I've been playing ever since.

    The best compliment I can give it is that it's a perfect
    I got my copy of MGS HD Collection a day early and I've been playing ever since.

    The best compliment I can give it is that it's a perfect reproduction of the original games (Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3) with improved graphics.

    The original games were so incredibly good that giving this game anything less than a 10 would be a travesty. I'm disappointed (and perplexed) by the fact that Peace Walker wasn't included in the package as it was in the console version, but it is absolutely amazing having these legendary games in your pocket. Gameplay-wise they are as flawless as always. Time has done nothing to diminish their awesomeness. Graphically they are much improved from the originals. They look gorgeous on the Vita's screen.
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  2. Jul 29, 2012
    10
    So I believe that when a game is remade, originality is key. Given the Vita has it's little draw backs, like the little thumb stick makeSo I believe that when a game is remade, originality is key. Given the Vita has it's little draw backs, like the little thumb stick make control on the character challenging, but never the less the game itself is exactly what I remember. The "transfarring" feature is awesome. Being able to pickup on the console from where I left off on the vita and vice versa is perfect. I am slightly confused on the loss of Peace Walker not being included and some addition feature but that's a review to write to Konami. We are talking about game quality here. So ultimately this is a classic game in the new generation. Perfection is the best description. The didn't try to ruin it with new features and kept originality in mind. I love Metal Gear from beginning to end. Expand
  3. May 27, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Metal Gear 2:
    We take control of snake a character with a lot of personality and also, we see for the first time Raiden another of the characters, more emblematic of Metal gear.
    Gameplay:
    We have at our disposal an arsenal for enemy leaders and various actions.
    Soundtrack:
    That very remarkable work in this band sounds impersive and electronic dyes fit very well.
    Metal gear 3:

    Villains. The battla against them is simplente the cuspide of this saga. The fact that in the end we have to fight against our "teacher" and the music that is totally immersive, from the same to the esencario is one of the best battles against boss that played.
    Gameplay:
    We have the same base as the previous ones but the fact of being in the jungle, allows us to kill animals, etc. it is very well incorporated.
    Soundtrack:
    Soul / Jazz melodies that are very memorable.
    And the ports, work fine . The best port of the vita.
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  4. Jun 12, 2012
    9
    It's two of the best games from the PS2 era and they both play and look great on the Vita. Can't give this a 10 because they didn't includeIt's two of the best games from the PS2 era and they both play and look great on the Vita. Can't give this a 10 because they didn't include Peace Walker because Konami said, and I'm quoting here, they stand to make more money by forcing people to buy Peace Walker through the PSN than they would to include it in this bundle. It's true and it's a good business move but that doesn't make it right for us as the consumer. Still, both of these games are great and both games of the "deluxe" editions, which include extra side missions, more story elements, and MGS 3 includes a version of MGS 1 from the early playstation days. So, essentially, your getting 3 of some of the best last generation games for 40 bucks to play on the go. It really is a great deal, even if you have played and beaten all 3 of them, like I have. One of the best games on the Vita right now and it'll last you for quite awhile. Expand
  5. Dec 24, 2015
    9
    Now this is how you re- released a game; MGS HD Collection is fantastic on PS Vita. As the game runs and plays great with some minor flawsNow this is how you re- released a game; MGS HD Collection is fantastic on PS Vita. As the game runs and plays great with some minor flaws like control issues, other than that is Wonderful, The cut-scenes are HD Remade and everything works perfectly to play on the go on the PS Vita. Expand
  6. Aug 3, 2012
    9
    I haven't played these games since the days of the PS2 but they still hold up today. They are both fantastic games with brilliant graphics andI haven't played these games since the days of the PS2 but they still hold up today. They are both fantastic games with brilliant graphics and the gameplay is still as good as ever. There should be no doubt that everyone should get this game. If I was to have any problems it would be that Peace Walker is missing but you are still getting two of the best games that were released on the PS2 Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2012
    3
    Meh. The games included are okay, but I'm baffled as to why they didn't include Peace Walker, which is arguably one of the best handhelds ofMeh. The games included are okay, but I'm baffled as to why they didn't include Peace Walker, which is arguably one of the best handhelds of all time. And it started as a handheld, so there would be nothing to port. Oh well. Expand

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