Metal Gear Solid comped for PS2

Konami preps three-game package of Solid Snake's previous missions to help gamers prepare for Guns of the Patriots.

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While Solid Snake may be a master of stealth, there's very little chance of his next proper excursion, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PlayStation 3, making it onto shelves unnoticed. Despite that, Konami is stoking eager gamers' interest in the game with today's announcement of Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection for the PlayStation 2.

The Essential Collection will compile the original PlayStation edition of Metal Gear Solid along with Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, both "director's cut" versions of the PS2 games. The compilation will sell for $29.99, and will feature commemorative packaging designed by series artist Yoji Shinkawa.

Konami did not announce a release date for the game, but online retailer GameStop is expecting it to ship in mid-March.

Discussion

332 comments
Generalmojo
Generalmojo

3 MGS games for the price of 1 A MUST BUY if i get this that will mean im gona have the whole collection

maverick_76
maverick_76

I think I must buy this game! I just got MGS4 and I want to play through 2 & 3 again. And since I never played the original I would love to play that as well. Thank you Hideo!

Ravenairb
Ravenairb

Does anyone know if it will be released in europe? (and when?)

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

i just got it right now because of mgs1 and a better copy of mgs2. god i feel like i got ripped off, but at least now i'm guaranteed to copies. i got ripped off a couple of years back when eb sold me one disc of mgs1.

TrueProphecy22
TrueProphecy22

Just bought this a couple days ago... can't for the life of me remember what I did with my original copies of MGS1 and MGS2. And Amir, this is only playable on the PS3 if you have a 20GB, 60GB or an 80GB. People like me who picked up the 40GB have to use our PS2's.

Amir29
Amir29

Hey Heavy Games... Yes, you can play this on your PS3. You can even use a feature on the PS3 that will smooth out those Jaggy edges amking it (a little) more eye pleasing. ;)

mozart-bach
mozart-bach

It will be the original MGS of Psone or it will be upgrated with better graphics and correct some mistakes of the original version?(e.x the square of the text of MGS twin snakes which Hideo wanted to add to the original or the word 'Sanek' instead of 'Snake' somewhere in the text when you put the second disk of the game)

mozart-bach
mozart-bach

It will contain MGS special missions for PSone also?

zac5956
zac5956

is it comming to australia?

Bad_boy_punk82
Bad_boy_punk82

Like s3ank1ms said, bought it before, but i'm still gonna buy it again, lol This is definitely the best gaming series of all time, I don't just play, I worship.

cowmaster2k3
cowmaster2k3

Imma get it... Though I wish it had Twin Snakes... that was awesome :D ps Snake kicks a$$ in SSBB!!!

Jstation3
Jstation3

hey!!! I got mine!!! tomorrow of course!! Thank God for Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear Series!!! lol

s3ank1ms
s3ank1ms

i bought all of them already and ill buy it again

man_of_steel93
man_of_steel93

does anybody know when it is coming out in the uk if it is

samdoni
samdoni

amaaazing!!! I think it will be very good and I will buy a one when it released

sunilian
sunilian

i wonder if they will release a xbox version

thejuggernaut_1
thejuggernaut_1

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lokesc
lokesc

for a start Konami should rename the package where mgs3 suppose to be the beginning of the story for the mgs series. As for mgs 2 i really wish the gamecube version is included but then to port it bck to ps2 sure will take time. nevertheless my ps1 is not working anymore. it'll be a blast to play on ps2 though.

bourne2083
bourne2083

thank god the 60 gig plays ps2 games including the game shark lol but why the ps1 version of metal gear can't they get the flashier gamecube version oh well i'll take what i can get

FrEdOmFiGhtEr70
FrEdOmFiGhtEr70

Yeah it will but only if u BUY A 80GIG..NOT THE 40.. I made that mistake...ps2 games will NOT work on a 40 **** up if u ask me). ONLY 80

Coogan505
Coogan505

This game / collection sounds awesome, I was thinking of waiting till MGS4 to get a PS3 but i'd love to play through these 3 first. Will this game work on PS3 or do i need something special?

Rammaster2
Rammaster2

Yes!! Finally their making MGS1 for the PS2. I played every game but I longed to play MGS1 for the PS2! I am so gonna buy this

EmtvDefJam
EmtvDefJam

@ anik786 It means that it's the way that Hideo wanted us to play the game. Director's cuts are almost always better than the studio release.

Bluestorm-Kalas
Bluestorm-Kalas

I'm getting this, finally a way to get into the MGS series, I could never find MGS 1.

videogamr49
videogamr49

Awesome! I've never played the Metal Gear games before so I hope I can play this to get caught up with the latest in the series.

tg17
tg17

this pack shows that metal gear came a long way from meryil to the big boss it's a steal

hiredsoldier
hiredsoldier

I am DEFINETLY going to get this, especially for $30!

Bio-G
Bio-G

HEY WJUAT!!! even if the dont give us the TWIN SNAKES!!! ITS fine, its cool i dont mind. I WANT METAL GEAR INTEGRAL!! ive wanted that game for so long its not even funny!!!

Tron326
Tron326

Im definately getting it. and to think I was about to fork out 30 bucks for mgs3:subsistence

anik786
anik786

director cut! Dose this mean it ain't thje full game!

Onelinedrawing
Onelinedrawing

Only reason i would get this is if MGS1 included in the package is the twin snakes remake.

lazyhoboguy
lazyhoboguy

never played these, but i heard they were good, and for 30 bucks even if they suck its worth it

clovy
clovy

although it would be nice if they gave us the MGS3: Subsistence collectors edition with the bonus disk.

clovy
clovy

man i love all of these packs for the PS2 i have already bought the devil may cry and hitman ones and i am so getting this one.

tom_emmett
tom_emmett

Will this actually come out in the UK?

fantasyfacade
fantasyfacade

I'll get this purely just for the Directors cut. I have all the games, but not the Substance versions.

mirzod101
mirzod101

yes! at last there making a metel gear pack for the ps2 having all orginal games in one pack

Nawras
Nawras

I guess they want to cash in for revenues they'd not get by having MGS4 PS3 exclusive

manny_stlye
manny_stlye

I've been wanting MGS 2: Substance for a while but it's been $25 at Gamestop, Ill just get this. I have the remake of MGS1 but not the original just have to dust of my PS1 memory card lol. And I guess another MGS3: Subsistance wont hurt im not trading in my MGS3 LE for nothing though!!!

Oozaru_Kakkarot
Oozaru_Kakkarot

Sweet now I can add a 3rd set to my collection!!!...Y?...Y NOT?!

Impostorzim
Impostorzim

This is great! I find it funny how I've played and beaten all three Metal Gear Solid games, but I only own MGS2. This is a perfect chance to pick up all three.

man_alive
man_alive

i bought and played all these games used not too long ago and paid less than 30 bucks -- plus i got to play the Twin Snakes version of MSG1. hopefully Portable Ops + will be ported to PS2 soon as well. would like to play that game but not at the price of a PSP.

Eccentric
Eccentric

Sure, it's a great deal and all.... but who the F doesn't already have all these games?

eggmcmuff
eggmcmuff

At $10 a game, I'm in. No-brainer, really.