sheds his skin and comes out on top. This director's
cut is a must play for any self-respecting MGS fanatic,
even if you've played MGS3 to death. by
20, 2006 - Some
gamers don't need any excuse to replay great games
such as Metal Gear Solid 3. But here's an offer that
you can't refuse. Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
is a re-issue of sorts that features an updated single-player
mode with some new features but most importantly,
an all new online experience with five different multi-modes.
All of this at a discount price. How can you just
sit there? Get off your arse and get this game now.
of the core gameplay of the single-player mode has
been preserved. So why should play it again? Because
new things have been added to make the experience
even better than it was the first time around. For
instance, one of the biggest additions is the new,
controllable camera. You're not restricted to a top-down
view. By pushing on the analog stick you can bring
the camera down to an eye-level, third-person perspective
and move it around from there. It not only brings
you face-to-face with Snake, but it brings you in
closer to the action. It's also nice to be able to
switch back to the isometric view to give you a better
view of your surroundings and see where enemies may
3 chronicles the origin of the MGS series. It's here
we see Big Boss discuss the overview of the missions
with an eager and younger Snake who is a highly-trained
special operative of the military sent out to Russia
to investigate an organization involved in manufacturing
dangerous nuclear weapons. Snake acts a little different
than he does in earlier games but you can tell that
he's learning and growing.
are tons of cutscenes - literally hours of them. These
are important to establish not only the storyline
but to immerse you in the world of MGS which is uniquely
intense and alternately peculiar with its sense of
humor. The characters are very well developed and
while there may be the odd hackneyed dialog exchange,
watching these numerous scenes is extremely entertaining,
not to mention that you are listening for clues and
any other information that will help you with upcoming
missions. All of these cutscenes have been combined
on one separate disk and presented as a Metal Gear
Solid 3 movie. It's available on the Limited Edition
version of the game which is ten bucks more than the
standard game which is value priced at thirty bucks.
If you don't decide it's worth it, since all of the
cutscenes are still included in the standard version
anyway, you can look forward to being entertained
by the hilarious parodies of the serious cutscenes
in the Secret Theater mode which you will be able
to unlock. These re-mixed scenes poke fun at the serious
tone of the storyline but instead of appearing like
a separate comedy entity like MAD TV doing a lampoon,
it all seems like an organic outgrowth of the MGS
missions include stealth, shooting and puzzle-solving,
all of which is extremely well embedded into the gameplay
with the right amount of depth. In other words, there
are no tile sliding puzzles. Nothing in this game
feels tacked on. There is such good variety in the
mission, weapons, moves and gadgets that you'll never
be in danger of getting bored. And that's just the
online modes take MGS in a new direction. It goes
beyond the standard frag fests by incorporating many
of the moves, weapons and gadgets from the single-player
mode. It even includes the manual camera in third-person
perspective. You can hide in cardboard boxes or with
the aid of camouflage outfits, hide in the bush or
grass and try to pick off enemies with your sniper
are five modes online which allow you to play as any
of three organizations. To once again illustrate the
game's sense of humor you will have to "capture
the frog" in the Capture mode in which each team
attempts to keep the frog in their possession the
longest. In the Rescue mode, one team defends a rubber
ducky while the other team tries to snatch it from
to eight players can be accommodated online. It's
easy to register online and the lobby offers features
such as a buddy list for those you want to play with
again and a blacklist for those that you don't. Getting
into quick-play games is a snap and there are different
levels for players of varying skills, so beginners
will be very well taken care of. The games run smooth
with no lag and displays the same quality graphics
and animations that made the 2004 version an instant
is a high-quality game all the way. The only reason
that the overall score is lower than you might expect
is because the single-player mode is just upgraded
and not a completely new game.
Mode - Battle boss enemies in succession from MGS3.
Theater Mode - Watch All In-Game Movies from MGS3
similar to a theatrical movie.
the Original MSX games Metal Gear and Metal Gear
2 Solid Snake.
Levels of the Mini Game Snake vs. Monkey.
connectivity to MGA 2 for the PSP- players can export
photographs taken in Subsistence into MGA2 and then
view them in 3D
Snake Eater camera system is refined to a free roaming
3rd person view; players can control the camera
according to their preference
Face Paint for more Camouflage Variety
Multiplayer Online Modes:
Mission One player will take the part of Snake in
this on-line mode. Snake will be the victor if that
player manages to procure something that is guarded
by the other players. Even if the enemy soldiers
are killed, they can re-spawn if they have a life
ticket. 1 player vs. 7 players online.
Death Match Players are divided into teams to play
a VS. game in a set time limit. The team with the
most remaining life tickets will be declared the
Match 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 ones with the most
kills or the player with the most life tickets remaining.
Mission Players are divided into teams to capture
a frog piggy bank and deliver it back to their base.
Players will be able to re-spawn as long as there
are life tickets remaining.
Rescue Teams will be divided into 2 with one side
being the defender of 'cargo piggy bank' while the
other team will try to destroy it. The defenders
will try to deliver the cargo to a certain location.
The rules differ here in that the players that are
killed cannot re-spawn and will turn into ghosts.