Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)
- Movie-like cinematics that keep the game moving
- Enhanced graphics
- Action-packed gameplay
- Compelling storyline
- Unparalleled, cutting edge visuals
- For 1 player
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- Platform: PlayStation2
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
One of the most anticipated titles in gaming history absolutely lives up to the hype. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is the follow-up to one of the most captivating and intelligent adventures on the PSone; Solid Snake, everyone's favourite mullet-sporting super-soldier, is back along with many other familiar faces and voices. While Metal Gear Solid was lauded for telling a complex story, this sequel has even more fascinating twists and turns; also, like its predecessor, MGS2 takes console-game storytelling to an entirely new level with stunning in-game movies, great graphics, and game mechanics that let you find your own solutions to its challenges. The game's twisting and at times bizarre plot will undoubtedly keep some gamers perplexed.
Konami has replaced the moronic enemies from the first MGS with more cerebral and capable foes; this causes an even greater emphasis on stealth than the original. The controls have been refined and Snake's repertoire of moves has grown, both of which deepen the gameplay. This is, technically and stylistically, one of the best-looking PS2 games on the market. Sound is also top notch, with a fabulous score and outstanding voice acting. What really makes this game such a stand-out is how all of these sight, sound, and story elements combine to immerse the player into an entertainment form between movie and game. It will be years before Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is surpassed. This is interactive entertainment at its finest. --Raymond M Padilla
The sequel to one of the most popular games of all time, Metal Gear Solid 2 features heart-stopping stealth-based action and state of the art graphics. Players assume the role of Solid Snake, a one-man army determined to stop a deadly high-tech weapon from falling into the hands of the wrong people. Snake must utilize his skills in stealth, weaponry and counter-terrorism to fight off the competing powers and destroy the gigantic killing machine Metal Gear Ray.
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The level of realism in this is phenomenal, if you take some time to look at the DVD Video that comes with MGS2 you'll find out exactly why the this game is so militarily accurate when, for example, if you're trying to hide from the enemy in a locker while they're searching the room you're in they'll be perfectly coordinated, the closer they get, the more your heart begins to fill out the silence and the Dual Shock vibrates.
Then there are the small touches, such as, have you ever noticed in Bond films that when James is in a gunfight, he always holds his gun UP? It's also explained that this is militarily incorrect, therefore if you push yourself against a wall, a manoever which will be perfectly familiar to those who've played the first game, you'll notice that both Snake and Raiden hold their guns down. Then try doing the same thing on the first game; do you see the difference???
The big snag for hardcore Solid Snake fans is that he is not playable throughout the majority of the game. Instead, you'll have to control Raiden. When you take a look at the quality of the game overall, you should be able to look past this with ease.
This game was made to be much like a Hollywood action film, with it's enormous usage of FMV and Codec scenes designed to progress through the story. Therefore, the first time you play this you will have to be prepared to sit through a lot of dialogue between the different characters.
But, all in all, if you appreciate a decent game, buy this and you won't regret it.
my only gripes over the game would be that there are waaay too many 'codec' scenes towards the ending especially - this involves your character communicating with your outside operators through a visual/audio device, and although the real time polygons like amazing in these scenes especially over the static sprites of old, the conversations go on for too long and usually babble about philisophical meanings whilst you'd rather be out shooting stuff and hiding in lockers. the cut scenes are spectacular - some real-time, and the bigger ones are fmvs, but once again there are too many in ratio to gameplay towards the end. you'll often feel you'd rather be playing it rather than watching it like a film, but its a niggle that you're going to have to deal with it to appreciate the rest of the game.Read more ›
Though its too short and slightly lacks replay value "the dogtag system works well" if you are going to play it for the first time PLAY IT ON THE NORMAL DIFFICULTY SETTING or you will ruin the game. Though flawed it is a game every dedicated games fan must complete once.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My favourite MGS game still relevant as it was way ahead of its time gameplay and graphics.Published 26 days ago by Alfreddo
I am a big fan of Metal Gear series, this one is my favourite of all of them, highly recommended.Published 18 months ago by MacNymph
wanted to replace this as I had lost mine brilliant game and was in very good conditionPublished 21 months ago by sue r
I loved this game but for some reason it just had faults about it.
1. Too many cut scenes right at the start of the game they is a movie that would last 10 minutes but... Read more
I recieved my parcel today, im really pleased with it looks new just without the plastic packaging which you take off :), i havent played it yet because i havent recieved my PS2... Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2012 by MRJay
The video game that I purchased was top quality and arrived precicely as discribed.I would happily deal with you in the future confidenty reassured that I was getting value for... Read morePublished on 23 Oct. 2011 by stuart
This game provided no information to what specific region it was. When I entered the disc, it could not read it, and therefore after waiting for five days cannot play it!Published on 21 Mar. 2011 by .