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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
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  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  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. Expand
  2. Jul 30, 2020
    10
    Most interesting story and gameplay even now. I played this game 20 years after its release and was surprised that it is still relevant evenMost interesting story and gameplay even now. I played this game 20 years after its release and was surprised that it is still relevant even today. Would recommend to all stealth game lovers who have not played this game, I promise you will open up a whole new world. Expand
  3. Jan 2, 2013
    10
    This was the first time i played a metal gear solid game.I would buy it for mgs 2 and mgs3.Mgs peace walker isnt as good as them but is too beThis was the first time i played a metal gear solid game.I would buy it for mgs 2 and mgs3.Mgs peace walker isnt as good as them but is too be expected from a psp game.I had alote of fun with this HD collection and it is defiantly worth the price.I would not want to miss out on this collection. Expand
  4. Aug 25, 2012
    9
    I believe it was said best in Sanity Not Included's Month of the Empty Wallet Video, but I'll go int greater detail now that I just finishedI believe it was said best in Sanity Not Included's Month of the Empty Wallet Video, but I'll go int greater detail now that I just finished up the last of them.

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty: 4 out of 10

    This game was never good. This game still isn't good. This is a waste of disc space. Why couldn't they have put Twin Snakes(MGS1) on here instead? The camera is your worst enemy. Guards constantly spot you when you can't even see them and this get's worse once you need to turn on your radar in the rest of the rooms in the game. The Story is just plain un-interesting. Hideo Kojima may be a master writer of stories, but this one doesn't deliver until the last hour or so of game play and cut scenes, and even at that point I find myself not caring about some of the things, while the parts while interesting feel more like they belong in a film or some documentary. The Snake Tales packaged in are not voice acted, or even feature any fights or things you haven't already gotten sick of due too the story mode, and the VR missions are really repetitive. This is the low point of the collection.

    Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker: 8 out of 10

    Why didn't I know this game was a thing until now? This must have truly been the greatest handheld game outside of Pokemon ever made. This game is genius. I loved Portable Ops, but the controls just were not right. Peace Walker however fixes that with a unique control set up where the game never goes first person outside of snipers, turrets, and some rocket launchers. The story is best played after you play MGS3 since it takes place 10 years after, and references it a lot.

    The game does however struggle in some areas. The port failed to bring over saving pictures that you take with the in game camera, and the game doesn't use microphones without you being in a party. My other problem with this game would have to be a button mashing section that nearly brought my play through to an abrupt halt. Also very late in the game there is a point where you need to find someone in one of the missions yourself which I looked up online due to me assuming the game would eventually give me a hint.

    This game has a lot of reasons to come back to it. It still has a semi active online community since MGSO is offline, and unlock-able weapons and items are not all easy to get things. It is truly a shame that I never heard about this game until he collection came out, because it is a wonderful game that mixes up the MGS formula while sticking to it's roots.

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater: 10 out of 10

    This game is one of the greatest games ever made. I won't spoil the ending but it is one of the greatest endings to any game ever. The bosses are all very different from one another, while some have you running and gunning tactics, some require a stealth approach, hand to hand combat, or even your typical boss with a simple tactic to beating him. Some bosses even have unique ways to fight them such as food poisoning for example. The stealth game play is great. The camera stays behind you so you can actually see in front of you. Hunting for food is rewarding, and figuring out what food is best and how to use the jungle to your advantage is it's own reward. You can throw snakes at guards or even carefully toss them in a river or place them in front of a trap.

    The game also includes MG1 and MG2 which I have yet to play.

    So yeah, for $40 you really can't get more bang for your buck outside a Steam Sale.
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  5. Nov 10, 2011
    9
    Say hello to 2011's version of The Orange Box. If you are a Metal Gear Fan, I highly encourage you to pick up this title because it is worthSay hello to 2011's version of The Orange Box. If you are a Metal Gear Fan, I highly encourage you to pick up this title because it is worth every penny and then some. For newcomers, the story may be a bit too much to handle with the absences of MGS1 and MGS4, but the gameplay and cut-scenes are way ahead of it's time and are now in glorious HD. Expand
  6. Aug 29, 2020
    9
    This discourse on philosophy, love, social media and politics from Kojima holds up 19 years after it was made. The attention to detail isThis discourse on philosophy, love, social media and politics from Kojima holds up 19 years after it was made. The attention to detail is mesmerizing. The number of gameplay mechanics from 2001 which have been adopted into countless other games is a testament to this game bring well ahead of it's time.

    Playing it in 2020 on an Xbox One does make you hope they would've made some quality of life improvements, but unfortunately not. With Bluepoint's track record with Shadow of the Colossus and other games, I hope there is a true remake on the cards in the future to experience this game again in a renewed light.
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  7. Jan 4, 2012
    6
    They're just remakes with previous addons, they didn't even update the contents or make real time cut scenes for Peace Walker. In addition,They're just remakes with previous addons, they didn't even update the contents or make real time cut scenes for Peace Walker. In addition, they didn't include the ps3 exclusive of MGS4. If you've played any of the previous version then this is not worth it, it's just the same dump in a different toilet. If you missed out on any of these games then do definitely pick this up, otherwise just move on, same old ****, nothing to see here. Keep in mind this review is by someone who played and beaten all the games in this bundle several times already on the original systems they appeared on and just could play through any of them again. Expand

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