September 25, 2020 Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance are now available for PC on GOG.
Solid Snake how made his long-awaited return to PC. Following news earlier this week that the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee had created new ratings for Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, and a collection of other Konami classics, the stealth games have appeared for sale on GOG.com.
It’s been 20 years since Metal Gear Solid’s original PC edition launched, and that version isn’t playable on modern systems. Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, originally launched on PC in 2003, and added new cutscenes, dog tags, and a ‘Casting Theater’ mode that allowed players to swap out characters in cinematics. Substance also added 500 new standalone missions that gave players the choice between Solid Snake and Raiden, who both had several alternate versions available. The thermal goggles in Substance were improved, with the new version giving a better impression of seeing heat signatures instead of silhouettes, and several minor but important tweaks were made to the script.
The Taiwanese board also rated the Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania and Contra, which includes Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Contra, and Super C. That collection is also available on GOG as of today.
It’s possible that we’ll be seeing more of the original Metal Gear Solid before long, as rumours (highlighted by GamesRadar+) indicate remasters are also in the works for Metal Gear Solid 3 and 4.
That’s in addition to a full remaster of the original Metal Gear Solid, which rumour has it will be exclusive to the PlayStation 5 on console, but will also be available on PC. The latest game in the series – and most likely the last with creator Hideo Kojima at the helm – is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which appears on our lists of the best stealth games and best sniper games on PC. It’ll be great if we get a new chance to start Snake’s story anew.