Metal Gear Solid 1 Being Ported to PS2 for Essential Collection

metalgear1-1.jpgA couple weeks ago, Konami announced that they would be releasing the first three Metal Gear Solid games as a single package on the PS2. At the time, they didn’t elaborate on the full details of “Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection,” but we’ve now learned a couple new things thanks to For one, the first MGS will be presented as a port, thankfully eliminating the need for any disc swapping or old memory cards. Unfortunately, it will still be the PS1 version, as opposed to the Twin Snakes remake that came out for the Gamecube. On the plus side though, the other two Metal Gear Solids will be in their expanded “Substance” and “Subsistence” versions, which adds almost two extra games’ worth of bonus material. If you haven’t experienced these games yet, this is a definite must-buy for any PS2 owner when it comes out.

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7 Comments on Metal Gear Solid 1 Being Ported to PS2 for Essential Collection


On February 27, 2008 at 7:10 pm

I played MGS1 on the PS1 so many times, I love the ending cutscene with Grey fox dieing and he is giving his speech, and where he guts the radar off from Ray. Grey Fox FTW!

I never got to play Twin snakes and would of loved to because I have a ps2 not a gamecube.

~Death Dream~


On February 28, 2008 at 10:47 am

If they’re giving the Substance and Subsistence versions of the other two, why don’t they chuck on the VR Mission extension package for MGS1? 300 missions should compensate for not having Twin Snakes.


On February 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm

I ing hate this game.

I got to play it as Twin Snakes and…

most retarded crap ever.

i’ll take Raiden over snake any day.

I mean, who the cares about Merles butt?


On February 29, 2008 at 9:01 am

So glad they’re at least forcing people to buy a ps1 memory card if they didn’t have one.



On February 29, 2008 at 12:53 pm

What the hell are you talking about weclock? It said that you DONT need an old memory card. Read more carefully.


On June 4, 2008 at 12:32 pm

nonexistant, other websites are pretty clear that you DO need a PS1 memory card to save your game in metal gear solid 1. They also say that its presented as two PS1 cds so you DO need to disk swap. this article writer needs to check their facts.


On June 24, 2008 at 1:50 pm

i got the metal gear “the essential collection”
guess what you do need a ps1 memoricard to save your metal gear solid 1 data
and yes it’s two cds so you also need to disk swap.
Do you even know how hard is to find a ps1 memorycard these days?