Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty - PS2

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Viewed: 3D First-person / Third-person Genre:
Strategy: Stealth
Combat Game
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Konami Soft. Co.: Konami
Publishers: Konami (GB/JP/GB)
Released: 8 Mar 2002 (GB)
Unknown (JP/GB)
Ratings: BBFC 15
Accessories: Memory Card
Features: Vibration Function Compatible, Analogue Control Compatible: analogue sticks only


Metal Gear Solid 2 is what we could call a must have title. This game has it all, and then some. The initial criticism of the PS2’s software line-up can now officially come to an end; Sons of Liberty is almost upon us. MGS2 will make your jaw drop.

Metal Gear Solid 2 is essentially a tactical espionage game. The aim of the game is to avoid detection while you carry out your missions. A stealth approach is necessary to avoid being seen, if you are spotted by the guards or cameras, you better run and hide or face being killed. Luckily you have a radar that shows you the enemies field of vision and which way they are looking. You can sneak up behind them, break their necks and drag them off to an inconspicuous location. How you choose to play the game is up to you, but evasion is the best tactic.

The graphics in Metal Gear Solid 2 are literally stunning. The intro sequences are all rendered real-time and show how powerful the PlayStation 2 really is. The only graphical annoyance is the jagged edges of the polygons, something we were promised that full screen anti-aliasing would remove. The audio is remarkably fitting to the game, the pace and style adjust accordingly to the action.

Overall, Metal Gear Solid 2 is an intelligent, beautiful, playable game. Worth buying a PlayStation 2 for.