Close Up: Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (PAL version)

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection was released in Europe on September 12th 2013, exclusively for the PlayStation 3.

The game comes bundled with an art book in a paper slipcase. The front of the box shows the title with an image of three different Snakes visible behind the letters, and a cloudy sky in the background.

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As opposed to the Japanese and US versions, the European art book has a hardcover. The illustration is the same: a stylish artwork by Yoji Shinkawa in black and white.

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It contains promotional art works from Metal Gear Solid all the way up to the first Ground Zeroes posters. There are prints of posters, character renders, box arts… it provides a nice overview of the series’ promotional images of the last 15 years.

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The only real downside is that since the art book is no bigger than a dvd case, which means the arts are all quite small.

The games themselves come in a regular PS3 case with two separate disc holders.

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One disc contains MG1 and 2, MGS2, 3 and PW (HD versions), and the two digital novels. The other contains MGS4 (with the trophy patch and full install). Metal Gear Solid and the VR Missions can be downloaded using the included code.

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A thin manual is also included, but it only shows you the controls of the games, so it’s not very noteworthy.

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection gives you a lot of content for a good price. While most people already own the majority – if not all – of these games, it can be a great deal for those looking to get into the series. Plus, you get the two digital novels, the second one of which has never been released outside of Japan before, and they’re both in HD for the first time. The art book is a nice little bonus. It’s a shame that MGS1 and the VR Missions aren’t actually on the disc. Instead you just get a leaflet containing a download code. Still, in terms for value for your money, you can’t go wrong with this release.

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  • Davidov

    Staat MGS1 nou wel of niet op een disc?
    Want je zegt ”One disc contains MG1 and 2, MGS2, 3 and PW (HD versions)”
    en dan ”It’s a shame that MGS1 and the VR Missions aren’t actually on the disc. Instead you just get a leaflet containing a download code.”
    Of lees ik nou niet goed? ;s

    • Nyxus

      Op de disc staan Metal Gear 1 en Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, de klassieke 2D games die uitkwamen nog voor Metal Gear Solid op de PlayStation.

      • Davidov

        Ahh, okee! Bedankt voor de opheldering Nyxus 🙂

        • Nyxus

          Graag gedaan.

  • Matt

    The smaller the artbook, the better it is as a soft cover, IMO.

    • Nyxus

      I kind of like a hardcover. Makes it feel more classy or something.

  • PrinceHeir

    wow the artbook is hard cover huh?

    pretty cool!

    glad it’s finally there!

    i got both US and JPN editions so i’m good to go!

    • Nyxus

      Nice, I’d like to get the JPN edition as it has a different box.

      • PrinceHeir

        much thicker and the comic has separate cases instead of putting it on one case ^^

        definitely get it if you can!

        • Nyxus

          That sounds good. But there is so much stuff I still have to get, I don’t know when I’ll get to it. 😉

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