MGS3: Subsistence has some of the most amazing graphics available on the PlayStation 2. Looking back, Metal Gear Solid 2 looks primitive by comparison, and thatís saying a lot. Not much, if anything, has changed since the original release of the game, but everything was done so well the first time there was little need to change a thing. The level of detail and polish in everything from major characters to the rusty floor of a jail cell means the game looks absolutely amazing. MGS3: Subsistence is an interactive movie, thereís simply no better way to describe it.
The music holds up the same level of excellence as the graphics. With a score composed by Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek, Armageddon, The Rock), few games boast a more powerful soundtrack. From the opening theme that features a new take on a 60ís James Bond intro theme, to new versions of the overall Metal Gear Solid theme, MGS3: Subsistence keeps the blood pumping. No detail is spared in the sound effects either. From the sounds of sparks from a shot up electrical box, to the first rate voice acting, only a handful of games boast a presentation on par with Subsistence.