Title: Metal Gear Solid 2   Developer: Konami   Type: Strategy Action Shooter
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METAL GEAR SOLID 2

"This could be the most over-hyped game in videogame history and with all of this attention, the game will have to be legendary just to come close to expectations, but after seeing it in action, we think that maybe, just maybe, it is !"
Metal Gear Solid 2
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Lee Marshall  "This Is Definitely The Best Game I've Found So Far For The Ps2. The Dog Tag Collection And Trick Exploration Makes It A Game That You Want To Play Over And Over. It Is Very Realistic, And Despite What So Many Say, I Love The Story Line. Snake Runs The Show And Though Raiden Doesn't Have As Much Experience, His Style Of Moves Puts 007 To Shame. The Only Drawbacks Are The Half Hour Of Credits You Can't Skip Through At The End And Lack Of A Decent Soundtrack."
Graphics  18/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  20/20
96%
Last updated on 2003-07-09 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 21 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Ryo Hazuki  "This Game Is Cool. Everyone Knows Of The Great
Things You Can Do In The Game, But Lets Put
That Aside And Look At The Game. It's The
Classic Game Like Metal Gear Solid With Better
Graphics. A New Scenario And A New Guy. Many
People Think Raiden Is Gay, But I For One Think
He's Cool. That Dosen't Make Me Gay I Hope, But
Snake Is Still There And He Kicks Butt. If You
Haven't Already Seen Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
, You Have Missed A Cool Game. The Story Is
Amazing. Who Would Think That The There Was A
Group Of Men That Control Everything. Overall
This Game Is 100% "
Graphics  20/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
100%
Last updated on 2003-04-06 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Anders Leiro  "This Game Is The Best Game Ever. The Story Is Brilliant And The Graphics And Sound Are Amazing, All Of The People That Said The Graphics And Sound Were Bad Are Wrong! You Can't Argue That, The Graphics In This Game Are Probably The Best Yet, And The Playability Is Great. I've Had Teh Game For More Than A Month Now And I'm Still Ot Tired Of It, There's So Much To Do, I'm Going To Buy Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance When That Comes Out Too."
Graphics  20/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  20/20
97%
Last updated on 2003-01-03 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 28 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Massaki  "This Game Is Almost Perefect... It Has Blood, Gunfire, Unfair Fights And More Stuff The Game Itself Has 2 Stories And That Mkes This Game Cool.. The Graphics Are Great... The Sound Is Also Cool... The Gameplay... To Say The Truth Too Easy... It Could Be A But Harder.. The Durability Isn't That Great.. The Game Lacks On Durability... Overall: The Game Is Good And It's A Must..."
Graphics  20/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  15/20
88%
Last updated on 2002-08-04 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Jamie Martin  "This Game Rules. The Graphics Are Superb And It Sounds Absolutely Real. There Are So Many Extra Little Touches Such As Putting Guards In Lockers And Getting Dog Tags,that It Is Mindblowing. People Complain About The Video Sequences Being Too Frequent But Have These People Actually Watched The Video Sequences?. They Are Brilliant. For Example The Videos Where Vamp And Fortune Destroy The U.s. Soldiers In The Plant Are The Best I Have Ever Seen.and As For People Saying That The Plant Levels Are Useless They Must Have Not Completed It Yet. In My Opinion I Think The Plant Is Just As Good As The Tanker.
The Amount Of Guns And Items That You Can Get Is Brilliant. Some Of Them Are To Get Used To Such As The Rgmb But Others Are Just Genius. This Game Rules The Computer Gaming World.i Mean, In How Many Games Do You Get A Sniper Rifle That Fires Tranquiliser Darts?"
Graphics  20/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
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Last updated on 2002-07-24 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 14 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Austin Merritt  "After Having This Game More Than A Month It Is The Best Game I Ever Had.the Graphics Are Off The Chains And The Plot Makes U Feel Like Your The One Going Under Cover.once U Play This Game U Won't Think To Stop.i Can Not Wait Till Metal Gear Solid 3 Come Out"
Graphics  18/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
98%
Last updated on 2002-06-27 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Chris L  "Before I Review, Let Me Cast Aside Any Doubts You Might Have As To Brand-loyalty. I Currently Own A Psone, Psx2, N64 And Gamecube. This Will Become Relevant In The Last Paragraphs Of My Review.
I Played Mgs1 On The Psx1 But It Was Some Time Ago. I'd Obviously Forgotten About It's Problems, But A Few Minutes With Metal Gear Solid 2 Reminded Me Of All The Annoyances. Not Least Of The Gripes Is That The Game Suffers From Terminal Tomb-raider-cam. You Know The One - Where The Camera Sits Neatly Behind A Box Or Some Scenery So You Can No Longer See Your Character? Yup - It's Still There. Another Huge Annoyance Is That This Game Is A First-person Shooter. Yet In First-person Mode, The Aim / Shoot System Is Dire, And You Can't Move. So To Maneuver For A Shot, You Flick To First-person Mode, Try To Aim, Back To 3rd Person Mode, Move, Back To 1st Person Mode. Holy Snot It's Annoying.
But Potentially The Most Annoying Thing In The Whole Game Are The Cut Scenes And The Damned Communication Device. 99% Of What The Codec Tells You Is Useless Idle Chat Between Characters. And The Cut Scenes Are So Long I Wondered At One Point If I Was Still Playing The Game. In All, I Reckon 70% Of This Game Is Cut Scenes, And The Other 30% Are Where You're In Control. (pestered Of Course By The Ever-present Codec Messages).
I've Since Sold The Game On And Moved Back To Perfect Dark On My N64. Apart From Graphics, Perfect Dark Still Way Outclasses Metal Gear Solid.
If You Liked The First Game, You'll No Doubt Like This One. If You Found It As Annoying As I Did, Then Mgs2 Is Twice As Annoying As The Original. This Is A Classic Example Of A Game Made For The Rental Market."
Graphics  11/20
Playability  10/50
Sound  5/10
Lastability  7/20
33%
Last updated on 2002-06-27 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Thomas Mcconnell  "It Was One Of The Best Games On The Ps1 And Returns On The Ps2, In My View As The Best Game Ever! A Great Plot, Great Soundtrack, Great New Character And A Great Hero By The Name Of Solid Snake! Even After Completing The Game 40 Times You Still Want To Do It Again. In Mgs2 You Can Really Feel That The New Character Is A Beginner And That Snake Is A Pro. You Feel All Sorts Of Emotion While Playing This Game. The Only Bad Thing About This Game Is That In The Final 45 Minutes Of The Game You Play 15 Minutes. This Game Is The Ps2 Need-to-get Game."
Graphics  20/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
100%
Last updated on 2002-04-27 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 21 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Cesar Cuervo  "I Started The "metal Gear Sickness" Here, With
Metal Gear Solid 2. I Didnt Play The First Part, But
I Undestood A Little Bit Of The History During The
Game (i Was A Nintendo Fan, Zelda And Mario
Games). I Love Good Graphics, Good Sound,
Good Music, Long Cutscenes, Great Histories,
And It Is Metal Gear Solid 2. The Tanker Part
Was Amazing, But The Plant Sucks. I Expected
To Play With Snake The 17 Hours I Need To Finish
The Game, But Only It Was A 2 Hours Dream. I
Can Tell You The Fantasy Broke When Your Final
Battle Is With A Stupid And Analog Control
Blade, After You Enjoy To Destroy A Couple A
Metal Gears And A Harrier With A Missile
Launcher (please, If I Want To Play With Swords
I Had Brought Onimusha). The Game Is Great,
But You Must Wait Unexpected Bad Changes
During Your Journey, And Finally You Can Feel
Amazed And Disappointed At The Same Time,
Like Me."
Graphics  15/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  11/20
78%
Last updated on 2002-04-18 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Dave Wilding(anfield62)  "Since I First Played Mgs1 On The Psone I Have Waited Eagerly For The New Arrival On The Ps2 And I Was Impressed.the Graphics Were Excellent, The Strategy And Missions Surpassed The Original, However I Did Find That Some Of The Video Sequences Were To Long And Left You Feeling Like You Were Missing Out On Gameplay.overall The Gameplay Was Excellent And It Is Not A Game You Can Let Go Without Trying On The Hardest Level.buy It You Will Not Be Dissapointed."
Graphics  20/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  18/20
94%
Last updated on 2002-04-10 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 28 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Sam  "What Do You Call A Game That Is So Amasing You Have To Complete It 50 Times Before You Even Think About Putting It With All The Other Games You Never Play On Any More, You Call It Metal Gear Solid 2, You Have Not Lived Until You Have Seen What This Game Has To Offer. Take It From Me, You Wont Be Putting This Game Away For A Long Time."
Graphics  20/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  20/20
99%
Last updated on 2002-04-03 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
George  "Mgs2 Is A Really Good Game.it Starts Of Brilliantly With Snake And The Tanker Mission And Then Takes A Bit Of A Dip When Raiden Is Introduced-but The Game Does Get Better And Better From There Onwards.i Was Dissappointed When I Had To Play As Raiden And Not Snake But The Game Is Still Fun To Play And The Story Is Very Good.its Not Fair To Give Mgs2 Bad Scores Just Because Snake Is Not A Playable Character,this Is An Excellent Game-one Of The Best On The Ps2."
Graphics  18/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  18/20
96%
Last updated on 2002-04-01 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 14 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Ivan Heraughty(ivan H)  "In A Word 'amazing'. This Game Has Used The Ps2s Ability To The Absolute Max. This Is A Complete Masterpiece Of A Game And I Think Anyone Who Does'nt Have/played It Is Being Left Out.when You First Play The Game It Takes About Less Than 5 Minutes To Get Used To It. Then It Is Complete Bliss. The New Ways To Take Out Guards Are Cool. The Hold-up Move Is Really Funny. So Basically If You Dont Have It Stop Reading This And Go Out And Buy It Now. Its Completetly Worth It."
Graphics  20/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
100%
Last updated on 2002-03-30 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 14 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Anar Poltinnikov  "This Is One Of The Best Games I Have Ever Played. This Game Is So Detailed And Very Fun To Play. I Beat The Game A Couple Times Already But I Keep Wanting To Play It Again And Again. The A.i. Of This Game Is Unbelievable Where The Terrorists Get Suspicious If They See Blood Stains On The Floor Or Hear Noises. There Are Also New Moves Such As Diving Summersaults, Hanging From Ledges, And Using Disguises So You Could Be One Of The Terrorists. This Game Will Last A Long Time And The Graphics Are Amazing. This Game Is Very Fun To Play Where You You Can Actually Interact With The Invironment Unlike Other Crappy Games. There Are More Weapons Than Before And Many New Features And Improvements From The Last Metal Gear Games For Playstation. There Are So Many Ways To Kill Enemies Such As Sneak Upon Them From Behind And Say "freeze" And The Enemies Raise There Arms And Begin Shaking And Dropping Items When You Aim The Gun At Their Head Or Groin, Choking Them And Breaking There Neck, Just Shooting Them In Different Places Such As The Head, Legs, Hands, Or Groin. And Much, Much More...!later On In The Game, You Get A New Character Named Raiden Where They Take Off Your Clothes And Run Around Naked With No Weapons (don't Worry You Get Them Back And A New Blade Sword In Which You Get From The Ninja Which Will Help Along The Way)don't Listen To Those Other Guys And What They Say Because All They Say Is Crap And Mumbo-jumbo, This Is A Must Buy Game If You Own Or Going To Get A Playstation 2 Console. I Am Telling You The Truth. This Game Is Long And Worth It. You Get A Cellphone And People Get To Help You On Along Your Journey To Infiltrate Metal Gear. There Is Also Something Else You Find Out That Is Interesting At The End Of The Game But I Don't Want To Give It Away, You Are Going To Have To Play It To See It For Yourself And I Guarantee It That You Won't Regret It. It Is Simply One Of The Best Games Ever Made. Take My Word For It And Don't Miss Out On All The Fun!!"
Graphics  20/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
98%
Last updated on 2002-03-29 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Sam Sherman  "Oh Dear. If You Watch The Bonus Making Of Dvd That Comes With This Game It Fully Explains Why It Dissapoints.
Hideo Kojima, Has Simply Lost The Plot In A Silly Fantasy Of Delusion And Self Hype. He Talks Of How Snake Is Like Godzilla And Raiden Like King Kong, How The Tanker Is 'inspired' By The Film Titanic And Worst Of All How Not Playing Snake In The Majority Of The Game 'makes The Player Appreciate Snake's Character'.
What A Load Of Bs.
All We Wanted Was A Eye-candy Packed Super Stealth Adventure Game Playing As Everyone's Hero Solid Snake.
The Superb Tanker Section Of The Game Comes Close To This At Times But Is Woefully Short'lived And The Rest Of The Game Is Dull, Uninspired And Repetitive.
The Ps2 Is Streets Ahead Of The Ps But Again Only In The First Tanker Bit Is This Power Anywhere Near Utilised.
Sorry Folks But There Are Far Longer Lasting Triple A Titles Out There.
And As For Mr Kojima, Back To The Drawing Board I'm Afraid."
Graphics  11/20
Playability  33/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  7/20
59%
Last updated on 2002-03-26 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 28 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Andrew Wallace  "I've Been Waiting For This Game For Ages All The Hassle Of It Beenin' Wrong And The Dvd Disc Dosen't Work Didn't Bother Me, Cos It Sounded To Good To Miss But When It Did Finally Get Here The First Level Was Amazing The Graphics Were Supreme But There Wasn't Enough Variety Of Guns So That Let It Down, Then The Second Level Was Even Better More Guns To Choose From Better Gameplay The Graphics I Don't Know How But Got Better In My Opinon Espacialy When The Sun Is Settin' When Ur Helpin' E.e. The Only Thing That Let It Down Was The Flippin' Nannocummunacitions And The Flamin' Videos How Many Videos Can You Fit Into One Game It Just Took The Mick. All Together Though It Was A Brilliant Game A Bit Easy As It Was Meant To Take 18 Hrs But Accutaly Only Lasted Around 13 (4 Me Anyway) I Would Suggest Adin' This To Ur Collection"
Graphics  18/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  18/20
89%
Last updated on 2002-03-17 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 7 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Michael  "Wow This Game Is Amazing! The People Who Say This Is Rubbish Must Me Mad, If You Dont Like This Type Of Game Then Fine, But If You Do, This Is A Must Own Game. After Completing The First Game Several Times Over, Just Watching The Intro Got My Mouth Watering, The Game Its Self Is Great Fun, With An Amazing Musical Score And A Well Thought Out Story Line.
When You Play As Raiden, You Are, At First Dissapointed, And Throughout The Game You'll Be Thinking 'y Cant I Still Be Playing As Snake' But You Do Get Over That Fact, And At The End It Leaves You Craving For More

They Better Bring Out Mgs3!!

Buy It Now!"
Graphics  18/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  15/20
91%
Last updated on 2002-03-17 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 7 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Shane Viernum  "Okay, Three Words, Buy, Play, Enjoy. This Game Rocks The House. If You Don't Like This Game You Are A Serious Drug Addict Or Something, Anyway, My Review: The Beginning Was Great, You Get Onto A Marine Tanker That Is Allmost Immediately Borded And Taken Ofer By Colonel Gurlukovich's (remember Him?) Army. So, Classicly, Snake Has To Deal With It (sigh) The Life Of A Hero, The Graphics In This Chapter Were Beutiful, Snakes Bandana Floats Around On The Breeze, Shadows Move, Boxes Get Wet, Rain Bounces Off Surfaces Etc. The Guard Ai Has Been Greatly Improved, The Guards React To What Attack Their Reciving, If Your Lying Down And Shooting Like Nuts (infinite Ammo Bandana Here) They'll Bring In Some Riot Sheilds, Roll Across An Entrance And Crouch Down So You Can't Shoot Em, If Your Just Blowin Away Guard After Guard, They'll Sneak A Guard With A 10-guage In Behind You And Blow The Snot Out Of Ya (oh $&^% Use A Ration!) While This Can Make For Loads Of Laughs, Your Liable To Die At Any Time, Guards Also Have Stronger Vision Ranges, If Your Just On The Very Fringe Of Their Vision (or Not) They'll Do The Classic "huh?" Then Announce "is There Somebody There?" And Run Over To Investigate. The Environment Is Great To, Open Lockers, Shoot Magazines, Break Glass, Knock Over Things, Or If Ya Got Nothin Else To Do You Can Sit In The Lounge And Watch The Ice Melt. The Guard Are More Reactive To Where They Get Shot, Shoot Em In An Arm, They Drop It And It's Pretty Well Injured Untell They Can Slap On A Bandage, Shoot Em In The Leg, Same Thing, Shoot Em And Both Legs, And They Fall And Die...pretty Evil Stuff.theres A Lot Of Comedy That You Can Invoke Here To, When You First Enter The Hallway To The Tanker Holds, Run To The Third Alcove, When The Guard Shows Up, Lean Out To Look At Him, Snake Will Knock Over A Pipe, Quickly Lean Back Agianst The Wall And Watch What Happens, (now Thats Funny Stuff, Provided You Don't Get Caught, Stealth Is Great To Have)after You Get The Photos Of Metal Gear Snake "drowns" (don't Belive It!) And You Get Controll Of A Guy Named Snake, But His Name Is Switched To Raiden At The Beginning Of The Game, The Graphics Here Are Sweet, Raidens Hair Moves Around Like Real Hair And All That Stuff, (i'm Bableing) The Only Downsides I Saw Were The Stalth And Snakes Bandana, The Stealth Isn't Complete, Snakes Clip Packs And Raidens Hair Still Shows (how The Guards Don't See It Is Beyond Me) And Snakes Bandana Is Longer Than He Is (man That Thing Gets Annoying)thertes A Lot Of Good Stuff In This Game, And It Should Be The Top Choice For Any Gamer.(a Word Of Advice For New Guys On The Block, Don't Play Extreme)hideo Kojima Really Outdid Himself On This One, It's Excellent, (plus The Whole Conspiracy Theory Deal, This Thing Beats Sci-fi Network, X-files, All That Up One Side And Down The Other) As I Said, This Game Is A Top-choice, Anyone Who Gives This Thing Below A 100% Is Totally Drugged Up, Hope Kojima Makes A Mgs3, Snake Deserves Another Go (and Bring Meryl Back, Yea, I Mean If He Has The Bandanna (which He Does)then She's Alive Right?) Well, Thats All For Me, Thank You! Good Night!"
Graphics  20/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
100%
Last updated on 2002-02-01 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 14 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Snakefan  "All I Can Say Is Wow. I Don't Need To Comment On The Technical Aspects Of The Game, You Can All See That For Yourselves In The Other Reviews. But It Is Amazing How Quick Everyone Was To Judge The Storyline. Think About It - The Reason Mgs1 Was So Fascinating Was Because Not Many People Had Played The Two Original Games On The Nintendo, So The Revelations Of Snakes Past Were Great. Even Though I Had Finished Both Games, The Game Story Was Good. Now There Is Nothing To Reveal, Because Everyone Knows What Has Happened, Kojima Is Setting Up Mgs3 To Blow Everyone Away. The Reason You Dont Get To Be Snake Much Is So That In Mgs 3 We Can Learn All Sorts Of Interesting Things About What Happened To Snake In Mgs2 That We Dont Learn While Playing As Raiden. So Have Faith That Everything Will Be Resolved And You'll Realise The Genius About Mgs2 Once Mgs3 Comes Out."
Graphics  20/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
100%
Last updated on 2002-02-01 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 7 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Daniel  "This Game Is Amazing Not Only Does It Push The Ps2 To Its Limits It Makes Other Games Look Like Staying In On A Sunday Night With Nothing To Eat. After The Tanker Mission The Plot Does Go Down A Little, It Is A Shame You Only Have Snake For A Short Time But Then You Get Raiden He Is Completely New But No One Knows Anything About His Past.he Could Have Been A Crazed Terrorist Who Has Just Come Out Of Rehab,but This Adds Excitement To The Game. There Are Three Words To Say "get This Game""
Graphics  20/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  20/20
99%
Last updated on 2002-01-22 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 4 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Funkyraj (funkyraj)  "This Game Is Absolute Crap. I Am Truly Sorry For Any Of The People Who Actually Enjoyed This Game. In A Nutshell It Is A Better Looking (albeit Not Much) Version Of The Classic Original Metal Gear Solid On The Psx.
This Game Allows You To Do The Things You Did In Mgs, And Not A Lot Of Important New Things, O.k You Have The Guards In Lockers, And Holding Them Up But Thats Not Important At All, It Is Just Fun. There Is A Scene Where You Have To Shoot Down An Aircraft With Stingers (like The Original One), A Torture Scene (like The Original) A Ninja Who Is Neither Friend Nor Enemy (like The Original), A Codec Romance (like The Original) And A Computer Geek To Liberate (like The Original For The Umpteenth God Damn Time!!!!!)
All Of This, But Just With Some Gay Guy Wearing A Gay Outfit.

I Have To Say That I Thought This Game Was Quite Nasty, I Mean How Did Hideo Create Something So Magnificent And Then Ruin It By Creating Something So Abismal. It Is Like What Has Happened To The Matrix, The Fist Film Was Great And The Other 2 Are Very Bad, And Ruin The First One."
Graphics  11/20
Playability  33/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  7/20
59%
Last updated on 2001-12-31 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 14 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Billy Guzman  "The Beginning Of The Game Was Phat But Then Snake Died And Then You Start The Second Half Of The Game Playing Raiden He Isn't That Bad But I Would Have Like Killng The Enemy With Good Old Snake At My Finger Tips Though. The Story Isn't That Great But The Looks And The Feel Of The Game Makes Up For The Rest Of The Game. I Hope That Konami Would Come Out With Mg3 This Coming Year All They Need To Do Is Change The Story Line And Don't Do Away With Snake At All. But The Rest Of The Game Is A Big 10 Just Change The Story And Don't Let Snake Disappear At All In The Game."
Graphics  20/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
98%
Last updated on 2001-12-23 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 21 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Lincoln Pascual  "This Game Is The Ultimate Conspiracy Theory! Shadowy Figures Controlling Everything We See Or Read? Not Even The Xfiles Could Come Close To This Kind Of Paranoia! This Is The Ultimate In Brainteasers! I Thought Not Getting To Play As Snake Sucked At First,but After Thinking About It, Snake Will Probably Die In The Next One( If There Is Another). The Foxdie Virus Was Showing Up In Him During The Plant Chapter Anyway And I Think Snake Is A Truly Great Character. But True Greatness Can Only Be Realized Through Death. So I Hope He Dies. Give Him A Break Already! He Saved The World About A Zillion Times Already! Anyway, Great Graphics, Great Sound, Great Gamplay, Awesome New Characters, And A Story Only A Pothead Would Get The First Time Through. I Love This Game!!!!!!!!"
Graphics  20/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
100%
Last updated on 2001-12-23 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Scott Thompson  "This Game Is The Best I Have Ever Played. I Agree With Many People That The End Is Almost A Letdown But It Is Very Surprising And Leaves You Wanting More(probably Meant For Another Game To Answer)
I Don't Think That Any Of The Other Parts Of The Game,graphics,sound,gameplay And Controls, Could Have Been Improved And The Start And Middle Of The Story Is Amazingly Well Put Together. A Must Have For The Ps2."
Graphics  20/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  18/20
96%
Last updated on 2001-12-19 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Scott Tomlinson  "Metal Gear Solid 2 Has Simply Made Me Sick. In My Opinion, I Actually Preferred Metal Gear Solid, After The Tanker Mission, This Raiden Guy Does Not Catch My Interest. I Wonder Why They Had The Stupidity To Do Away With All The Mindblowing Action And Replace It With Something That Could Rival Eastenders. When I Got The Chance To Actually Play The Game, I Felt Empty And Let Down After It Was Completed. My Verdict: Buy, But Don't Be Surprised If Another Title Comes Along And Beats It."
Graphics  15/20
Playability  33/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  18/20
75%
Last updated on 2001-12-10 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 4 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Danny Hidalgo  "Well I Got To Say That Mgs2 Beats The Odds But Not Quiet To Be The Best Game Plot Of The First Metal Gear. I Was Reading The Comments And I Agree With A Lot Of The Gamers, Mgs2 Should Be Better Constructed On The Plot. More Playing Time With Snake And Better Coordination Of Stages. I Am A Fun Of Metal Gear, And This Won't Stop From Me Playing This Game Again. I Took Me 14 Hours To Beat It, I Did. A Lot Of Stories, Then Too Long, But All Unified Together To The End, Which It Could Be Better Developed. Well For Those Who Wants To Buy This Game "it Is A Must Have, Collection Game". Overall Excellent Graphics, Story, Weaponary, Screenshoots, And Resources. State Of The Art.......but Need Some Improvements."
Graphics  15/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  15/20
81%
Last updated on 2001-12-05 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 1 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Joe Kerr  "Like Everyone Else, I Had Been Waiting For This Game Since The End Of Mgs. The Graphics Were The Best I Have Ever Seen. The Gameplay And Controls Were Outstanding. However, The Story Is Something Else... There Were Too Many Twists That Took Away From The Main Story. The Whole Shadow Moses "simulation", The Id Of The New Ninja, Colonal And Rose, The Idea Of Solidus, Just To Name A Few, Were Way Too Much. It Left Me Eith A Ton Of Questions I Wasn't Really To Fond Of The Fact That Snake Was Only Playable During The Tanker. I'm Pretty Sure You Don't Get Anything For Beating It Unless You Are On Extreme (that Made Me Mad). Anyway, Other Than The Gameplay, I Thought It Sicked (considering I Think The Most Important Part Was Susposed To Be The Story). I Wonder If There Will Be A Mgs3..."
Graphics  20/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  11/20
91%
Last updated on 2001-12-02 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 5 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Will Shepherd  "This Game Is Overhyped. It Looks Great, But The Full Motion Video Gets In The Way. I Spent More Time Looking At The Movies And Cuts Than Actually Playing The Damn Thing. I Was Really Disappointed Because This Was The First Game I Got For My Ps2. I Thought It'd Be A Better Game."
Graphics  15/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  7/20
74%
Last updated on 2001-12-02 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 7 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Tim (g92vr4)  "I Really Enjoyed Playing This Game. I Must Agree With Everyone On The Fact That The Storyline Really Thins Out In The Second Half Of The Game. I Didn't Mind Using Raiden, I Would Have Just Liked To Use Snake More. The Graphics Are Incredible, And The Playability Is Insane. I Really Can't Compare This To Mgs1 Just Because Of The Difference In Systems. Plus Mgs1 Was The First, And You Can Never Beat The First. All In All I Thought The Game Was Great. I'm Working On Normal Now, And It Is Alot Different From Easy. More Guards Around And They Seem To Have Better Senses. What I Don't Get Is... Raiden Mentions The Colonel While Talking To Snake In One Scene. Wouldn't Snake Ask About That? I Think He Would Question It Just Because He Was On A One Man Mission 4 Years Prior W/ A Man He Called The Colonel. Oh Well..."
Graphics  18/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
98%
Last updated on 2001-11-28 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 14 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Kenneth Rowland  "I, Like Many Others Out There, Had This Game On Reserve Many Months Ahead Of Relese. This Was The Game To Own Say All The Gamers Out There. And Going By The Previous Metal Gear Solid, I Would Have To Agree. The Date Finnaly Arived And I Got My Game And Dived In! Here Is The Legenary Solid Snake. Looking A Little Older Which Is A Nice Touch, Since It Has Been Some Years Since The Last Metal Gear. The Graphics,playability,sound, Everything About This Game Seems So Real It Is, Well, "unreal"! Solid Snake (you) Start Out On A Tanker In A Mission To Photograph The Newest Metal Gear, "ray". This Mission Is Fun, Hard, Did I Say Fun? Not Only Can You Stuff People In Lockers, You Can Also Hold Them Up For Goodies! But, Soon You Realize That You Are Not Giving The Chance To Fight "ray", At least Not Yet. After The Strangly Short Mission Is Over, You Are No Longer Solid Snake. What? How Could This Be? Snake Is The Reason Most If Not All Of Us Bought This Game! Instead You Have To Play As This New Guy Named "raiden". What A Loser! Trust Me, It Gets Worse. His Girlfriend "rose" Is The Data Analyst, Save Person, In The 2nd Mission. Not Only Does All This Suck, But The Fact That The Story Totaly Changes Sucks Also. You Dont Get To Fight Half Of The Bad Guys Shown To You, And "ray" Even Though You Have To Fight Like 6 Of Them At The Same Time In A Little Room, Is A Push Over. "rex" By Itself Was More Of A Challenge, You Have Got To Be Kiding Me! Then Once The Game Is Over, I Wont Give The Ending Away For Those Of You Who Havent Beatten It Yet, But You Will Want To Toss The Game Like A Frisby. I Would Say Its Worth A Buy, But Not A Replay!"
Graphics  18/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  11/20
86%
Last updated on 2001-11-28 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 14 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Orme Dominique  "This Game Is Great!; On The Gameplay Side. It's Also Very Beautiful To Look At (more So In The First Section That The Latter, But After All Its The Shots Of Snake On The Rain Drenched Tanker That Got Us All To Slap Our Money Down.) However, The Plot Past The Tanker Section Is Lousy. The Story Is Awkward And Tends To Run Into Tangents That Borderline On Pretentious Philosophical Bs (i Felt At Times Like I Was Being Preached To). Fortunately The Dialogue Is Well Voiced, Unfortunately It Drones On For What Seems Like Forever (i Thought Soul Reaver 2 Was Chatty), And Eventually Caused Me To Dread The Cutscenes And Character Interaction. There Were Point Were I Jokingly Thought To Myself "wouldn't It Be Funny If Raiden Got Shot In The Head While Yapping Endlessly On His Codec" The Characters Are Interesting Enough, But Their Actions And Motivations Seem Contrived And Somewhat Confused At Times. By The End Of The Game, All The Double Crossing And Triple Crossing Just Made Me Feel Like I'd Been Watching A Bad Dolph Lundgren Movie. All This On Top Of The Fact That Snake Isn't Even Playable Through The Latter 2/5ths Of The Game Left A Bad Taste In My Mouth. I Know I'm Treading On Sacred Land Here, And That Many Gamers Consider Hideo Kojima A Genius (which He Is In A Game Play Sense) But This Title's Dramatic Structure Is Rubbish. I Wonder, Is It Something Lost In The Original Translation From Japanese To English, Or Is Its Just Hideo's Failed Attempt To Put Eastern Philosophy And Ideals Into Western Inspired Characters In A Quasi-american Cinema Format. At Any Rate If This Is The State Of The Art In The "interactive Movie" We Should Expect More From the "interactive Screenwriter". Donít Get Me Wrong, I Love The Metal Gear Series But I Think That Itís Gotten Too Heady On Its Own Success. Somehow Its Gone From Being A Action Packed Video Game With A Dramatic Arc To Being Para-military Soap Opera With A Little Action On The Side.
The Last Game Was So Much More Succinct And To The Point. The Story Moved The Action The Action Moved The Plot, It All Worked Together. Sure It Hat A Love Interest And Some Sibling Rivalry, And Of Course A Moral. But It Was Nowhere Near The Mellow Dramatic Ranting That This Game Is.

Contrary To What You Might Think I Feel That Overall This Title Is A Must Have, Its A Milestone In Terms Of Technology. Graphically Itís Wonderful At Points. Gameplay Is Flawless Once You Get The Controls Down. The New Characters Are Great, (raiden Is A Nice Touch, Just Wish I Could Have Played Snake More (pretty Funny That Snake Last Name In The Latter Part Of The Game Is Pliskin Of Snake Pliskin From Escape For Ny & La).) Thats Wear The Good Stuff Ends. I'm Sure Players Will Sing Praises To It Story And The Realism, But Come On, Would You Really Pay To See This Movie On Screen. I For One Would Not. Its A Shame Really, This Game Could Have Been A Real Leap In Terms Of The Interactive Storytelling, But It Just Seams To Get Muddled Down In A Poorly Structured Plot And Emotionally Contrived Character Interaction."
Graphics  15/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  11/20
78%
Last updated on 2001-11-26 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 7 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Logan Lovato  "Ive Waited A Year And A Half For This Game, And Although It Is Superior To Practically Every Other Game Made, Ever, It Did Leave Me A Little Empty Inside. The Storyline Did Sort Of Take A Dive After The Tanker Mission, And I Was Very Disappointed That Snake Was Only Playable About 10% Of The Game, If That. Due To The Demo Version, I Expected Snake-tanker-ray. Instead, It Was Raiden-big Shell-you Know What. But The Fact Is, This Is A Metal Gear Game, And It Is Amazing By Default."
Graphics  18/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
91%
Last updated on 2001-11-24 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 7 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Omar  "This Game Is The Best, If Even Better Than Metal Gear Solid, Because You Get It More Items And New Equipment And Guns, You Can Scared The Soldiers And Put Them In A Locker.and Now Is Another Hero Besides Snake "raiden" He Is Not As Good As Snake But Is Cool This Is The Best Game Of Ps2 For Now. Could Be Another Game Better Than Mgs2 "metal Gear 3"lol."
Graphics  20/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
100%
Last updated on 2001-11-23 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 7 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Joshua Loeb  "I Have Been Waiting For This Game With Eager Anticipation. I Played The Demo And Was Amazed. However, After Playing The Game I Was Rather Disappointed Overall. While The Graphics And Gameplay Were Phenomenal, The Game Flopped After The First Half....and Later In The Game, The Storyline Touches The Edge Of Stupidity. If You Loved Metal Gear On The Psx, You Will Certianly Love This One.....but Pound For Pound This Version Is No Where Near It's Predecessor. I Will Give It Credit As Possibly The Best Game On The Ps2 At This Time....but Measuring It Against The Psx Version It Falls Short."
Graphics  18/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  18/20
93%
Last updated on 2001-11-21 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 7 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Elgin Light  "I Just Bought Mgs2 About 4 Days Ago And About An Hour Ago I Beat It. It Took Me About 18 Hours Total To Beat It. Ive Played Many Games On Ps And Ps2 And I Dont Know Of Any Game That Can Even Come Close To This One In Terms Of Graphics, story And Over All Gameplay. I Recently Beat Devil May Cry And I Thought That I Had Found "the Game" But After I Played Mgs2 I Changed My Mind Right Away Baby!"
Graphics  18/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  20/20
98%
Last updated on 2001-11-20 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 4 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Eric Cobb  "I Have Been Counting Down To The Release Of This Game For Such A Long Time, And Am Glad That It Is Finally Out. I Had To Rent A Ps2 To Play It Because Mine Broke Down In The Middle Of Playing Tony Hawk 3 For No Appearent Reason. Anyway, Ive Had It For Only About 27 Hours, But I Beat It, And I Must Say I Was Quite Impressed With It. This Is Probably The Only Game That Made Me Smile At Its Cleverness. I Wont Ruin Them Here, But If You Play Youll Be Surprised By Little Interesting Touches That Make This Game One Of The Best I Have Played. My Only Regret Is Playing It Practically Nonstop Since I Got It. It Would Have Been Much Better Had I Spread It Out More. Buy It Now!!!"
Graphics  18/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  10/10
Lastability  18/20
89%
Last updated on 2001-11-17 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 2 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
David E Sloan  "Ps2/konomi Has Done It.they Put Together One Of The Best Games I Have Ever Played. Incredible Story, Exelent Control,funfactor Of Infinite. I'll Tell You Once You Start You Won't Quit. This In Depth Story Will Take You Through Twists And Turns And If You Think You've Seen It All You Aint Seen Nothin Yet. I'm Just Sad To Say This Is The First Metal Gear Game I've Played."
Graphics  18/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  20/20
97%
Last updated on 2001-11-17 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 3 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Bob Baggins  "This Game Is A Sham. The Tanker (ie: Demo Version Given To Public) Is Simply Amazing. You Play As Snake, The Story Line Is Great, And The Interactivity With The Environment Is Unbelievable. Suddenly, The Next Section Of The Game Does Away With All This. The Story Line Falls Into Some Obscure Philosophical Bs That Has Little, If Anything, To Do With The Actual Plot. Snake Becomes Unplayable, And Both The Environment Interactivity And Variation In Environment Take A Huge Plunge Downward. This Game Could Have Been Amazing But I Find Myself Now Just Playing The Tanker Half And Wondering How Anyone Could Have Destroyed Such A Wonderful Title."
Graphics  18/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  11/20
81%
Last updated on 2001-11-17 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 3 days.
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