Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance for Xbox
The Metal Gear series is much loved and respected within the community, by way of mixing cutting edge tactical espionage action and stealth based gameplay with a rich, engaging, and something a little bit hard to follow story that spans decades- both in-universe and out- but no title in the series is as (in)famous as the second entry, in no small part for having an even more confusing and multi layered narrative then usual, which continues to confuse and confound audiences to this very day. However, there's more to the game then Mr. Kojima's written madness; the enemy A.I. is vastly improved and generally a lot smarter and more difficult to contend with in this title, and the moves at your dispersal are more plentiful in tandem, the visuals have undergone a massive facelift, the cutscenes and soundtrack are much more cinematic then they ever were before, and in general everything is bigger and better then the original. If you want an action game that challenges your mind as much as it does your reflexes, then this is the game for you. Exclusive to this rerelease version are 300 virtual reality missions and 200 alternative missions split up into 7 different catagories, and a further set of five story based missions called Snake Tales.