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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)

Platform : PlayStation2
Rated: Unknown
4.1 out of 5 stars 176 customer reviews

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  • 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

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  • ASIN: B00005N5GD
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 1.4 cm ; 141 g
  • Release Date: 8 Mar. 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,907 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Amazon.co.uk Review

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

Manufacturer's Description

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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By A Customer on 27 April 2002
Format: Video Game
This is probably the best game I have ever played. If you are already an MGS fan you will be blown away , but even if you can't tell your Solid Snakes from your Revolver Ocelots, you will find the game easy to pick up and play, yet engaging, downright fun and containing hours of gameplay. Be prepared to be up till 2 o'clock in the morning, playing with bated breath, as yet another plot twist or new challenge keeps your eyes glued to the screen and your hands stuck to you dualshock2. I mean, come on, what can be more fun than shooting down a Harrier Jump Jet with a rocket launcher? MGS veterans will be delighted with the brill new controls, weapons and fantastic gameplay, rookies will be blown away with the sublime plot, unbeatable graphics and the fun to be had with tactical espionage action at it's best. So quit reading this review and buy you fools!
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If you liked the first game, buy this right after you've read this review or better yet... why wait??? If you just like games which involve action, stealth, and a Hollywood style plot go for this.
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.
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if you liked the original, this is easily the best game on any console at the moment. genious producer kojima has really pushed the envelope to deliver another benchmark title. i know it sounds cliched and has been said a billion times, but this is truly the reason you brought a ps2. the seamless stealth gameplay is made incredibly believable thanks to an even sharper enemy AI, and the detailed intricacies of the game will make you stop and stare - shoot a bucket of ice and the ice melts - bigger cubes melt slower. throw a smut magazine in front of a guard to divert his attention. hold guards up, stash dead bodies in lockers, hide in lockers - feeling your heart beating as well as the dual-shock, as guards sweep the room with flawless cooperation. shoot a fire extinguisher to reveal laser beams...the list goes on.
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.
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By A Customer on 6 April 2002
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MGS2 is well an interactive movie. Hideo Kojima hyas created a masterpiece that is incredibaly interactive but in some areas linear. The weapons in this game far surpass the original as does the story which is far far better than 90% of Hollywood blockbusters these days. The game has fantastic ideas which all work perfectly e.g. the guards clearences when they know you are in the area is done with incredible realism as they use sign language to indicate your presence. The main aspect of this game is its plot which is so amazing you'll think every word of it is true.
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.
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