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Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence

Platform(s): PlayStation 2
Genre: Action
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami

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'Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence' (PS2) - Game Details

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT

Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence will feature the complete smash-hit action game MGS3: Snake Eater as well as all-new game modes such as robust online multiplayer gameplay, new duel mode, different camera perspectives, a demo theater mode and the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake games.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence is the newest game in the highly-acclaimed Metal Gear Solid series, created by the world-renowned developer Hideo Kojima.

"Finally it is possible to battle with players online from around the world with Metal Gear Solid – while in the comfort of your own home," said Hideo Kojima, corporate officer of Konami Corporation. "In the online mode, the essence of Metal Gear Solid is retained, while adding various new modes and original stages. With the continued growth of Metal Gear Solid, this online addition will bring a new way to enjoy and experience the gameplay world. Please look forward to experiencing it."

The inclusion of online modes in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence has been a long-awaited and much requested feature from fans of the Metal Gear Solid series. In the online mode, players will be able to battle with up to eight people in five different missions including, "Sneaking Mission," "Capture Mission," "Rescue Mission," "Death Match," and "Team Death Match."

Stages from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater will appear in Subsistence as well as stages created specifically for the online portion of the game. Some of the new original stages are "Small Forest," "Kill House," "Downtown," "Abolition Factory," and others to be announced.

The realistic combat elements from Metal Gear Solid such as the CQC (close quarter combat) system, intrusion, and shooting will also be faithfully reproduced in the online mode. The player will also be able to select their team from the "Ocelot unit," "GRU," or "KGB" and participate in the online mode. In addition, the player with the best stats will be able to choose Ocelot and other major characters from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater as their playable character. All this online functionality will be provided without any fee.

The Metal Gear Solid series continues to evolve with outstanding gameplay, new online modes, and other new features in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Game Modes

  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
    The complete game of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, which has sold 3.6 million units worldwide, is in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. The game has also added the option of a "Third Person View Camera" for every stage of the game. This wider field of vision and complete freedom of movement brings an incredible sense of realism to the game. Gamers will have an easier time spotting enemies on-screen and preparing for their next stealth maneuver.
  • MSX 2 versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
    The original games that were the genesis of the Metal Gear series are brought to the PlayStation 2. These games continue the storyline which started in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. This is also the first time that these games have been released in North America.
  • Snake vs. Ape
    Snake and the Apes from Ape Escape are back again forr some more action stages.
  • Duel Mode
    Mode that is unlocked when Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is completed. Players can select any boss to duel.
  • Demo Theatre
    Mode that is unlocked when Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is completed. Choose any camouflage and face paint and watch the in-game movies. Some of the scenes with Eva may change in the "Peep Mode"!!
  • Online Mode
    In the online mode, players will be able to battle with up to eight people in five different missions including, "Sneaking Mission," "Capture Mission," "Rescue Mission," "Death Match," and "Team Death Match."

Online Mode Missions

  • Sneaking Mission
    One player will take the part of Snake in this online mode. Snake will be the victor if that player manages to procure something that is guarded by the other players.
  • Team Death Match
    Players are divided into teams to play a "vs." game within a set time limit. The team with the most remaining life tickets will be declared the victor.
  • Death Match
    This is a Battle Royal type of match where it is a free-for-all. The rules can be set-up such that there is a time limit with the winner being the one with the most kills.
  • Capture Mission
    Players are divided into teams to capture a certain object and deliver it back to their base. Players will be able to re-spawn at the starting point.
  • Rescue Mission
    Teams will be divided into two with one side being the defender of the certain object, while the other team will try to destroy it. The defenders will try to deliver the object to a certain location. The rules differ here in that the players that are killed cannot re-spawn and will turn into ghosts.

Online Mode Stages

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Maps

  • Graniny Gorki Lab
  • Svyatogornyj East
  • Krasnogorje Mountain

New original stages for the online mode

  • Lost forest
  • City Under Seige
  • Ghost Factory
  • Kill House
  • *Other stages pending


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