"A definite for your Metal Gear collection"

Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions was released a little after the original game: Metal Gear Solid was released for the PlayStation. Unfortunately, VR Missions was not released with the original, unlike some other Metal Gear Solid games known as Metal Gear Solid: Integral or Special Mission Pack. VR Missions is a simulation that is used to increase your skills in actual battle situations. There is over 200-300 VR Missions available.

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Graphics 8/10
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If you played Metal Gear Solid you wouldn't notice any change in the graphics, except for some added detail. Areas are nicely detailed. If you didn't play Metal Gear Solid you'll notice that the graphics in this game are very nicely done.

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Story - No Rating
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There is not much to comment in the story in general in VR Missions. To learn about the story behind this, play Metal Gear Solid this is just simply an expansion, with no actual story. However VR Missions are essentially Solid Snake's training before being sent off to Shadow Moses Island.

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Game Play 7/10
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Game play starts off very basic until you actually get to the juicy stuff. At first you'll play missions with sneaking around guards, and using your SOCOM from time to time. As you complete these, things open up, you can fight guards, fight UFO's, solve mysteries, and even play as a Ninja! Which is all worth it in the end.

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Replay Value 8/10
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There is no actual Replay Value, for there is no ending, but you can unlock things as you go along. Some include different and interesting modes; picture taking of people you couldn't take pictures of in MGS, and even viewing the trailers from MGS.

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This game is great! What else can I get that's like this?
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At the moment, there is no new VR Missions Games. BUT, as the current moment, a new game called Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance will feature updated VR Missions with PlayStation 2 graphics (PS2 Required).

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I want to try more Metal Gear Games, what do you recommend?
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For more on PlayStation: Try Metal Gear Solid if you didn't already. It's a masterpiece.
PlayStation 2: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty is another great game. Then comes Substance, with updated VR Missions.

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Rent Or Buy?
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This game can get very confusing and difficult, for many, it will take awhile to complete this game. If you don't get frustrated easily, buy it. If you think this game will frustrate you, rent it. It's all a matter of opinion, but nether the less in my opinion, a great game.


Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 05/26/02, Updated 05/09/08

Game Release: Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (US, 09/30/99)


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