A Few Classic Metal Gear Games Are Now on GOG

A Few Classic Metal Gear Games Are Now on GOG

Snake? Snake? Snaaaaake?!

Tactical espionage action returns for PC today. Several Konami classics, including the first two Metal Gear Solid games and the original Metal Gear, hit GOG's digital shelves today.

Four different games are available: Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, and a Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania and Contra. The first three are various Metal Gear games, including the expanded Substance version of Metal Gear Solid 2. The Collector's Series is one anthology, containing Castlevania, Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest, Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse, Contra, and Super C.

All these games have been updated to work on modern PC systems, according to a press release. Each version also has its own quirks: the first Metal Gear Solid has improved quick-save and an optional first-person play mode, for example. Metal Gear Solid 2 comes with all of its Substance content additions, including the new playable character and modes, VR and alternative missions, and the Boss Survival mode.

This news is a bit of a surprise, as the Metal Gear series has been fairly quiet ever since Hideo Kojima and Konami split. There has been one new game since, 2018's Metal Gear Survive.

Series creator Hideo Kojima has meanwhile been running Kojima Productions, whose debut Death Stranding launched last year. The team has been teasing its next project, which seems like it could be related to Death Stranding.

Despite the split, it's exciting to have these games available on PC. It's been a long time since I last set out for Shadow Moses or the Tanker, and packing in all the additional missions is a good excuse to get back into them again. All four games are currently available on GOG's storefront.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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