If MGSV marked your first taste of the Metal Gear Solid series, we'd seriously recommend this three game collection on PS3 for just £13.99.
The original masters of stealth play just as well as they did in the PS2 heyday. This collection houses Metal Gear Solid 2 as you take on terrorists on the Big Shell near New York and Metal Gear Solid 3 winds back the years for Big Boss as you navigate intense jungle environments. Peace Walker is the odd one out here, but it does at least play more comfortably than it originally did on the old PSP.
After a year packed with HD Collections, one thing is obvious, Metal Gear stands tall above them all. The original masters of stealth play just as well as they did in the PS2 heyday. This collection houses Metal Gear Solid 2 as you take on terrorists on the Big Shell near New York and Metal Gear Solid 3 winds back the years for Big Boss as you navigate intense jungle environments. Peace Walker is the odd one out here, but it does at least play more comfortably than it originally did on the old PSP.
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Probably the best value of any of the HD Collections released yet. The HD transfer is done so well, in no short thanks to the original PS2 games being amongst the finest-looking games of the previous generation. You're spoilt for choice as far as classic moments go with MGS2 and MGS3 as the biggest name in stealth gaming still towers over the competition. Some of the controls will require a bit of readjustment time, but it's worth the effort. The third title, Peace Walker isn't up to the same high standards, but is certainly better suited to a control pad than it was on the PSP.
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Konami will be releasing the HD versions of Metal Gear Solid 2, Snake Eater and Peace Walker as standalone downloads on PS3, Vita and Xbox 360 later this month. These titles were previously-available in the MGS HD Collection at retail, so gamers will soon be able to cherry-pick.
And no, before you ask, the original Metal Gear Solid isn't getting an HD revamp yet. But at least it's on sale on PSN. We've got the release schedule below.Click here to read more...
Konami have announced that Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection for the Playstation Vita will release on June 29th. The Collection will feature both Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3, with revamped graphics, bespoke controls that take full advantage of the Vita's many bells and whistles, and will make use of Kojima Productions' innovative "transfarring" service that allows game data to be zapped from Vita to PS3 versions and vice versa.
The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will release on PS Vita in "late June," according to the latest update from publisher Konami. The press release also specifies "the end of June," which suggests that the anticipated bundle will launch on either the 22nd or the 29th (both of which are Fridays).
Remember that the Vita MGS HD Collection won't include Peace Walker, which is available to buy seperately on the PlayStation Store for £15.99. Console owners will likely want to purchase the better-value PS3 or Xbox 360 version, but we're looking forward to playing MGS 2, Snake Eater and the MSX games on the go. Brendan gave the collection a whopping 9/10 in our full review, suggesting that it "should be on everyone’s shopping list."
Hideo Kojima and chums have been re-recording certain parts of the MGS HD Collection to incorporate commands for the Vita's touch controls.Click here to read more...
FIFA's unbroken run is at an end, brought low by two new challengers from the Land Of The Rising Sun. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is now top of the charts, resonating with fans who enjoyed the premise of the first game more than its execution. The masterful Metal Gear Solid HD collection comes in at a close second, buoyed up by insane value and timeless quality. Be sure to check out our Final Fantasy XIII-2 review and Metal Gear Sold HD Collection review for more details.
Soul Calibur V makes its UK debut at number five, which is a solid showing for a fighting game. However, Matt's 6/10 review takes a hard line on its streamlined new vision of the franchise.
Otherwise, the same old faces are scrabbling for position. Battlefield 3 has overtaken Modern Warfare 3 and even fellow EA mega-hit FIFA 12, clocking in at third place thanks to a host of affordable deals last week. We've got the full chart below, along with links to our reviews where applicable.Click here to read more...
If you only buy one HD collection this year, make sure it’s this one. Pretenders to the stealth genre have come and gone over the years, but the Metal Gear Solid series has outlasted them all and with good reason.
This collection includes Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and the PSP title Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Yes, that leaves one glaring omission, the original PS1 Metal Gear Solid. Considering it was remade for the GameCube, it’s a missed opportunity. However, we expect it will get its own release soon. Considering the quality that we do get in this collection though, it’s hard to stay mad for long.
MGS2 and MGS3 looked better than most other games back in their day on PS2, so it’s no surprise that they still look great today after a HD polish. MGS2’s Big Shell and Tanker look incredibly clean and the jungle of MGS3 features the best leaves seen in gaming, full stop. When you’re crawling through tall grass, you can see how every leaf looks real, instead of a flat blocky mess. Coming from the PSP, Peace Walker stood to get the biggest visual update and it certainly does look better than before, but compared to the other two, it looks a little rough.
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We're pretty excited for the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. The chance to revisit Solid Snake's action-packed adventures served up with HD visuals is a mouthwatering proposition. It also presents Achievement collectors with yet another chance to earn a ton of new points to add to their already colossal score. If you're interested in finding out what's on offer in the MGS HD Collection, we have the entire list for you.Hit the jump for more
How long will you have to wait for the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection? Not long; if you live in Japan, that is. Solid Snake's return to high definition is set to hit Japanese shelves on November the 23rd, where it will cost 5480 Yen. American or European release dates have yet to be announced, but I imagine we can all expect an early 2012 or even late December launch to coincide with the Christmas rush.
The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection packs the first, second and third games all re-skinned with delicious high-definition textures and the like, along with a similarly HD-fied version of PSP classic, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which will feature four player co-op. If you've never played a Metal Gear game in your life, well; for shame. Buy it. Enjoy it. And weep with joy. [Eurogamer]
Over in Japan, Sony has been shedding further light on its exciting new portable, the PS Vita, at the annual Tokyo Game Show. First off, they've announced the Vita will launch first in Japan - as per usual - on December the 17th, where it will cost ¥24,980 for the standard wi-fi model and ¥29,980 for the 3G-equipped variant. 26 titles will launch alongside the Vita on the 17th, including Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3. Furthermore, the likes of Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders HD Collection and Final Fantasy X have been announced for the Vita, further strengthening its roster of games.Click here to read more...
Looking forward to Metal Gear Solid HD Collection? Well prepare to be astounded - or generally quite pleased - as the Peace Walker HD remake features a four player co-operative mode, announced by Hideo Kojima via his official Twitter feed. I wonder if Konami PR is a little miffed he's stolen some potential marketing thunder?
Despite having four players running amok, Peace Walker HD will maintain 60 frames per second in co-op. And characters will spout lines of dialogue while the game is loading... Which is cool, I suppose. Kojima tweeted a photograph of the game running on four separate displays to convince fans he's not having a laugh. Check it out. [Twitter]
The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is Konami's chance to introduce an entire generation of new gamers to an indelible experience they most likely missed out on, whilst re-introducing the older lot to an old friend. We can't wait, and neither can creator Hideo Kojima it seems, who's revealed re-recordings are underway on the HD remake.Click here for more
We're all giddy with excitement for the Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders Collections here at Dealspwn. Having been huge fans of the originals, the idea of playing them on the big screen - in HD, no less - is a mouthwatering proposition. But if you're shelves are already fit to burst with retro titles, fret not; as Konami have revealed both collections will be released on the Playstation Network and Xbox LIVE, should you prefer a digital release over a boxed copy.
It's unclear quite how big both collections will be. On PS3, I'm sure Konami will have no trouble fitting either bungle on a single blu-ray disc. However, they might encounter more trouble squeezing it onto the Xbox 360's smaller DVD format. The Metal Gear Solid Collection includes Sons of Liberty, Snake Eater and Peace Walker, whereas the Zone of the Enders Collection features both the original title and its sequel, The 2nd Runner. [Eurogamer]
Having already brought us the God of War Collection, developers Bluepoint have once again been enlisted to help bring a classic franchise back to HD life. Hard at work on the just-announced Metal Gear Solid Collection, Bluepoint's HD port is no mere "emulation", offering a play-feel that is "completely new", according to series' creator, Hideo Kojima.Click here to read more...
...and they're both coming to Xbox 360 too.
Yep, in probably what was the highlight of the Konami pre-E3 show, Kojima Productions announced that HD collections were coming for Zone of the Enders and Metal Gear Solid for both PS3 and Xbox 360.Click here to read more...