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Subsistence is an updated version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater which contains several new features, most notably a third-person camera and an online mode, Metal Gear Online. It is extremely hard to find in Europe, as Subsistence in EU is the US Subsistence Limited Edition by default. It is rated M and for the PSVita, Xbox 360,PS3 and PS2.


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A PS2-exclusive expanded release of Hideo Kojima's powerful and dazzling Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. For Subsistence, a new 3rd Person View Camera" gives a controllable, low-angle view of the action for a more intense stealth-action experience with the character. Also included is a new multiplayer online mode — choose "Team Battle" or "Snake vs. Enemies" and carry out missions cooperatively or competitively. Expanding further with Subsistence, this package contains versions of the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, the games that started it all (and have never been made available outside Japan). In addition, you can find a new Duel Mode, a Demo Theater, expanded Snake vs. Monkey missions and more.


For this disc, called Existence, Kojima and crew created a three and a half hour cut of Metal Gear Solid 3's cinematics featuring remastered sound. Although presented like a film, it has been stated that the story was not meant as "Metal Gear Solid 3: The Movie", but more a way for those who wanted to know the Metal Gear Solid 3 storyline but were unable to finish the game. Also included on the disc was the first E3 trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4.

Limited Editions Edit

First Production EditionEdit

A limited edition version of the Japanese version of the game was released as well. It contains the game itself, a third disc Existence, and a large instruction booklet about the game and Metal Gear Online.

North American Limited EditionEdit

A limited edition version of the North American version of the game was also released. The only difference is that this version included the third disc Existence in which the original never had it.

Premium PackageEdit

A limited edition Premium Package was also released for this game. The package contains the First Production Edition of the game and a PlayStation 2 USB headset for players to communicate over Metal Gear Online. The Premium Package was released only in Japan.

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