Metal Gear Solid And Other Konami Titles Now on GOG

Published: September 25, 2020 9:45 AM /


Metal Gear Solid 2

Konami has released a whole bunch of their classics on GOG, ranging from Metal Gear (which was released in 1987) to Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, which was released in 2002.

To start, Metal Gear is an early stealth game, and is widely regarded as a stealth classic. Players are Solid Snake and they have to go to southern Africa where a new weapon called Metal Gear is being developed. Your mission? Infiltrate Outer Heaven and destroy Metal Gear. Good luck, Snake. Note, this is based on the original Japanese version, which differs from the one released on NES.

We then move onto the Konami's Collector Series: Castlevania & Contra, where players get five games in one package. These are: Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Contra and Super C. In the three Castlevania games, players will be fighting Dracula in the first three games to end the vampire threat, while in Contra and Super C, Red Falcon is invading Earth and there's only two individuals that can stand up to him. 

Interestingly, there is a warning on this game that advises players to play in a well lit room and as far away from the screen as possible, as the games included can cause "eye pain, headaches, seizures, or blackouts." I guess that's a pretty good reason to be careful.

Metal Gear Solid was a revelation back when it first released in 1998, and it still captivates today. In it, you are Snake, a government agent who must take back control of a secret nuclear weapons base from terrorists. This release also includes the 'VR missions' (these are vr in-game not you need a VR headset), Optional first person mode, and multiple game support and improved quick save functionality.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance is the last game included in today's announcement, and it includes everything originally included in the Substance version of the title, including new VR and alternate missions, 5 new "Snake tales involving Solid Snake", and Casting Theater and Boss Survival Mode. It also includes the entire Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty game, which has Snake trying to keep weapons of mass destruction out of the wrong hangs as they are being transported under the cover of an oil tanker.

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