Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence

May 5, 2006 · Print This Article

Metal Gear Solid 3 : SubsistenceMetal Gear Solid 3:  Snake Eater was a huge success.  Because of this, an expanded version was released, Metal Gear Solid 3:  Subsistence.  This version is packed with extras!

There are so many new features I don’t know where to start.  First off Metal Gear Solid 3:  Subsistence includes Snake Eater along with the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear:  Solid Snake.  The game play and story is relatively the same.  Snake still uses stealth and deadly weapons to get the job done.  This includes hiding in boxes, covering himself with camouflage and snaking through grass, sneaking past guards, etc.  Weapons include:  guns, rocket launchers, and of course… close quarters combat (CQC).

Next, there are tons of multiplayer modes available online.  Death match and team death match are quite fun.  Capture involves a game like capture the flag, only with a frog piggy bank.  There is also Sneaking Mission where 1 player plays as Snake and 7 play as guardians of a particular item.  Snake has to get the item without being caught by the others.  Lastly, there is Cargo Rescue.  One team must protect and deliver cargo while the other team tries to destroy it.

Some other extras include new levels in the mini game:  Snake vs. Monkey.  There is also a Dual Mode that allows you to battle all of the bosses.  Finally, you can watch all of the game’s movies in the Demo Theater Mode and you can watch some “special” scenes in The Secret Theater.

A new third person view camera is one of the biggest changes as it makes the game quite easier.  No longer must you stop and look around before proceeding.  You can now see your entire surroundings.  The control configuration is still the same as it has been in all of the previous Metal Gears.

The graphics are excellent to look at and the environments are quite detailed.  The soundtrack is also engaging.  Voice acting is superb and the dialogue is actually pretty funny sometimes… if you pay attention.

Metal Gear Solid 3:  Subsistence is available on Playstation 2.  Up to 8 people can play it online.  The game has an ESRB rating of M for mature.  This is because it contains intense violence, sexual themes, blood, gore, and language.


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