Rated 9 out of 10
by Halloweener Buy it now!!!
This is an amazing game. The Metal Gear Solid is a series that I've always loved so seeing Konami let the series come over to Xbox 360 is an amazing thing. On to the individual games. Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty made a lot of changes from the original. It introduced hanging from rails, going into first-person and more. It does have problems though specifically the story. I won't go into much but by the end of the game don't be surprised if you find yourself confused. Also Raiden, who is often hated on, isn't that bad of a character. Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater is probably the best of the trio. It introduced amazing camouflage techniques and both a great story and a good sense of humor. Not only that but it comes with the original 2 Metal Gear games from the MSX! The last of all the games is Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker. Peace Walker is a very unique game for the series. It essentially takes away the linear gameplay and let's you do the main story's missions whenever you want. There are also sidequests where you can play as other characters that you recruit from another feature in the game. You also have to take care of a staff hiring soldiers, cooks, medics, and more. The cutscenes are animated like a living comic book which is very unique. Overall a couple things have been cut from the original games like snake vs. monkey, the secret theater, and portable ops but this is still a great game. Even if you have played all of these before it is great to see these all in stunning HD. This is definitely worth the money.
Rated 0 out of 10
by PFro An odd, and illogical bundle.
The thing on most people's mind is probably that they aren't including the biggest, most influential title of the franchise into an HD remastered collection (seeing as the PS1 and Gamecube rendition could use a graphical update.) MGS1 was released on the "Essentials" collection alongside MGS2 and 3, but they weren't remastered (Being a PS2 exclusive)... and no one wants to buy MGS2 and 3 a second time to play Peace Walker.
I'm sure Xbox 360 owners are also frustrated that there's no MGS4, but instead Peace Walker in this box set, because we still don't have the ability to play the series' conclusion. (Anyone who argues against 360 releases is a diluted, selfish fanboy.)
Releasing peace walker on a console isn't necessarily a bad thing however. This is definitely a step in the right direction for the series fans who don't own a PSP. Although, I can't help but wonder if I'll ever get the chance to play the other PSP installments (Portable Ops, Acid, etc.) They could have released just the PSP installments in a set of their own.
What I've been getting at this whole time is simply the need for a logical box set, that is multi-platform. The mix of games in this collection leaves us scratching our heads when we think about how we're going to acquire the series on one console, without buying the same game multiple times.
Rated 10 out of 10
by Supermcawsomevill Hideo Kojima awesomeness
Hideo Kojima you did it again. I love on how he made this collection. It comes with three awesome games but the only bad things about those games are that you need to be online to get the achievements
Rated 0 out of 10 by HyperRhythm More bang for your buck
With all the other games coming out this fall, this is the one I'm most excited about, especially because I haven't played Peace Walker. But to be honest, I wasn't interested in playing Peace Walker on the psp because of the camera control being X, triangle, square, and O. Nevertheless, I'm really excited being able to finally complete all of the games.
Kojima productions announced that MGS2 and MGS3 are the additional content versions. Yes people, you will also be able to play Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake on MGS3: Subsistence. So really you're getting 5 games for $50. Not being able to play MGS1 in HD is a shame, but I believe Peace Walker makes up for it.
Being able to play a PSP game that you could now play on a console is great, but it would've been nice if they just released it console in the first place on the MGS4 engine.
I've also heard from other sources that there will be some game play changes, such as camera control on MGS2, but we'll see.
Rated 10 out of 10 A MGS collection fit for MGS fans
i personally loved the MGS games growing up on the PS1 and 2 and now i can finally play them on the 360 AMAZING. Personally my favorite out the collection would have to be MGS 3 Snake Eater, because I loved the layout of each level and trying to figure out how bet to approach each enemy encounter, not to mention how awsome the boss battles were..albeit they were pretty easy once you found a particular boss's weakness it is still my favorite out of the collection. On a side note, while I can certainly agree w/ everyone that not having MGS 1 in the pack is a bit annoying, all you have to do is download the DLC for 10 bucks and problem solved. Your already getting a great collection, so what's an extra ten bucks to complete it? BOTTOM LINE : if you were ever a fan of the MGS series GET THIS COLLECTION!!! and tell em' the JoeFada sent ya CAPEICH now get outta here you got games to play.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Shanks A Good Collection for New and Hardcore Fans
This was my first dip into the Metal Gear world, and I have to say this set was a great place to start. This collections includes Solid 2, Solid 3, Peace Walker, and included in Solid 3 is the original two Metal Gear games released in the 80's or 90's. The first thing to realize before getting into this series is that it is completely plot driven. Although the stealth combat system is different and fun, the amount of cutscenes, story arcs, plot twists, and characters overshadow all of the gameplay. The characters and story are absolutely encompassing and keep you entertained from the beginning to the end. The controls feel clunky compared to modern games, but again this series relies more on plot and character development than quick action and gameplay. The best modern comparison that I can make is with the Mass Effect series, not that the stories or controls are similar, but because of the balance between story and action. I would recommend this for anyone that is curious about the series and enjoys long cutscenes with a lot of story, as long as you don't mind a little outdated control issues. This has easily become one of my most favorite series in gaming, and all it took was this one collection and about two months to play them all.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Celtic1962 Great games, great value
Many years ago I played MGS2 and MGS3 on the PS2 and they were two of my favorite games from that generation. Now this HD collection gave me the opportunity to go back and replay those games on the 360, and I have to say Konami did a fantastic job. Now sometimes the graphics are a little blocky, especially in cutscenes from MGS2, but keep in mind how long ago these games came out and it is actually very impressive. MGS3 in fact could pass for a current gen game. I never owned a PSP so it was a lot of fun finally getting the chance to play Peace Walker, and the bonus of getting the two NES era games was a very nice bonus. Whether you're already a MGS fan or just always wanted to play the older games, this is a fantastic deal.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Mossysniper Great, Except for Peace Walker
I think this is awsome but peace walker is really lame. I've played every metal gear game to date except MGS4 ( Not for xbox 360 .... YET! ) and i have to say peace walker is just awful. The camera controls, plot and game play was a huge let down (for psp) but the worst thing about it was it's almost all based on multiplayer leveling. You have to constantly replay the same boring levels to get the needed xp pionts. Dispite what game creators think not everybody cares about multiplayer. It feels like they totally forgot the fan base that got them this far. They really should have left Peace walker on psp and gave us MG1 or MGS4 instead. What a shame.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Nefty Great Game, Great Story
Ok. This is the Collection you have been looking for. It looks great. Remember that this are games from the last generation I'm telling you this because I don't want you to expect the best graphics in the business. But Blue Point made an excellent job in porting this games and they look better than ever. The Collection is not flawless. You need to re-adapt to the buttons. There aren't different control schemes, so you'll need to adapt to the old way. MGS3 doesn't include MGS online, but it includes the original Metal Gear games from MSX. Aside from this little flaws, this collection is a must buy if you are a fan of the series.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Nevrix Looking forward to it, however...
This collecion looks amazing, however the selection of titles that they are including in this collection is throwing me off a little bit. Having MGS 2, 3, and peace walker, together in a collection really doesn't make much sense to me. IMO i think they should boot MGS2 and include Portable ops instead. From a storytelling and chronological standpoint it makes the most sense, and people who don't have psp's will get a chance to play 2 great additions to the MGS series. Plus the 2 psp titles would benefit from being moved to a platform where they'll have the use of a right anolog stick as well.