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An enhanced version of 2005's Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Subsistence expands Hideo Kojima's signature franchise to include online support for up to eight players, a first for the stealth series. The five multiplayer modes consist of Sneaking Missions, Capture Missions, Rescue, Death Matches, and Team Death Matches. Each mode takes place within locales from Snake Eater as well as in exclusive new areas, ranging from a forest to a factory. Players will also be able to customize each online mode to suit their play styles. An assortment of characters are divided among the Ocelot Unit, GRU, and KGB teams, each offering the same level of control and weapon selection found in Snake Eater. Yet the improvements to the original game do not end with the multiplayer elements.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence lets players advance through each of the main game's stages using a third-person viewpoint, and new modes have been incorporated to extend the game's replay value. Finishing the game unlocks both a Duel Mode and a Demo Theater. The former lets players challenge all of the bosses in succession, while the latter gives fans the opportunity to freely alter Snake's camouflage and face paint for a custom look. The original game's Snake vs. Monkey mode also offers more stages, allowing players to round up the cheeky monkeys from the Ape Escape series in additional locales. The original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake, the versions released on the ill-fated MSX2 system in Japan, are included as well. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide