Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
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that is curious about the series and enjoys long cutscenes with a lot of story, as long as you don't mind a little outdated control issues.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.
MGS fun all over again in HD
Metal Gear Solid is a great series to start out with. Now with these titles remastered in HD it is all the fun from PS2 on Xbox. At time the controls can be a bit awkward on Xbox because the controls were originally designed for the Dualshock on Playstation. On Xbox I give this game a 9. On PS3 a 10 hands down.
Amazing Collection, Amazing Franchise
Okay so Metal Gear Solid has been my favorite game franchise for years now, and this collection reminded me just why that is. It is perfect all the games have amazing voice acting (David Hayter) and amazing stories. The gameplay is just so smooth feeling and is just awsome. The only thing i would have liked is that they should have taken MGS: Peace Walker and replaced it with one of the best games ever made, Metal Gear Solid 1 (Although MGS3 is the best game ever made) and also these games deffinitely do not belong on the x box in my opinion, they play so much better on the Playstation.
Great game from the past rebuilt for the present
i remember playing these games on there original consoles and they were great this game not only brings back nostalgia but in there own right are great games. they are hard but fun. I recimend them to all of you and all my friends.
Not what I expected
When I finally bought this HD collection that my friend recommended to me since its release date, I loved the game. Right now, I am doing a play through with him on this HD collection and we are loving it. Since the game was new to me when I first played MGS2, The controls and camera angles were weird at first but I soon got used to the unique game play. The sound and graphics are both good too. I recommend this game to any gamer who likes a good story, interesting characters and overall a unique game.
More then a bargin
When I bought this. I was expecting just the 3 games. It came on two discs, Metal Gear 2 & 3 on disc 1. PeaceWalker on disc 2. What I didn't know, is that disc one on mgs3 had the NES full versions of Metal gear 1 and 2. :D The 360 version of metal gear hd collection only has half the achievements for the two games on disc one, while peacewalker has all 50. You may notice a slight buff in the graphics, but they still remain true to the original versions.
Metal Gear Solid is one of the greatest video game series of all time. Although most of the games included in this collection were made before 2005, they look, play, and are every bit as good as brand new games. In this collection, you will actually get a total of five Metal Gear games: Three Metal Gear Solid games, and two original Metal Gear games (from the MSX) included on Metal Gear Solid 3. These Metal Gear Solid games (as with all) have many cutscenes with superb voice acting, outstanding musical scores, and legendary gameplay. Replay value comes with extra unlockables, and story lines that can be altered somewhat. The AI is very smart: the enemy soldiers can hear noises you make, and they can follow trails of bloodstains or footprints that you can leave. Much of the gameplay is altered by how you use equipment. For example, in Snake Eater, not only do you catch animals for food, but you can also use them as a tactical advantage. You can throw animals such as snakes to distract or scare your enemies. The story lines are very deep. The only con that this game collection has is that the Metal Gear Solid 2 storyline can be confusing. There is also an easter egg game that has been left out of Metal Gear Solid 3, but it's more fun to see how to play the game and how it connects to the story than it is to play the actual easter egg. Other than these problems, this collection is a must buy for anybody that has been a little interested with the series, or someone that has been unlucky enough to have never heard of it.
before i start out,the PS3 version of this collection has few advantages,PS3 has metal gear solid 4 and the first one, and the PS3 version has a wee bit better controls,but it shouldnt dissuade anyone from buying this collection. i`ll do this game by game. MGS2:9.25/10, it is an amazing game for an early PS2 game, the graphics got a big upgrade,and this is the subsistence version, which brings snake tales. the only problems are the punishing difficulty(especially for first timers,like me),and clunky controls. to aim you hold RB and then X,and it has none of the CQC techniques from MGS3. and it trades in snake for another character, Raiden,and he is my least favorite metal gear character. MGS3:10/10 probably the best one from the 2. Really great story, awesome music. the controls feel more natural,(the game has a third person view,but you can switch to the original camera anytime. MGS3 is also one of the most action packed,mind bending game of the 2. and you arent limited to weapons you find in MGS2, you have a knife,a tranq gun,and you can search enemies for grenades.(it was rare to find lethal weapons in 2). and if you look around enough, you can find weapons that will make you OP.(*cough*m60*cough)and great boss fights too. each one tests your skills that you learned throughout the game. if you buy this play MGS3 first,nuff said. Peace walker gets an 9/10. this is a major improvement over the PSP version,im glad they ported it. the story tells the legend of Big Boss. the game takes all the gameplay mechanics from 3 and improves them(well most of it,you cant crawl,and you cant change camo during a mission)the game is about 7-9 hours,which is big for a PSP game. you can recruit people and commanders of other groups to join Big Boss`s cause. this MGS also has CO-op and multiplayer(which is good for the series first muti player mode.)co-op is 2 players(4 for boss fights) and 6 in PvP. anyone who has 40$, BUY this game right NAO, or you will miss out on 2 of the century`s best games. Gamertag is:XxT4S RickSxX for anyone who wants to play PW or another game.
If you have played these 3 metal gears then you know how good they are so what are you waiting for go get them. If you are new to metal gear then you have been missing out you need to play these go buy this right now
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.