You can now Play Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 With a Controller on GOG

A welcome addition to the port

by Franklin Bellone Borges
Metal Gear Solid 2

GOG revealed, on their official site, that Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance received support for modern controllers, such as the Sony DualSense, Sony DualShock 4, Microsoft Xbox One X/S, and Nintendo Switch Pro.

Apart from the first two games in the acclaimed series, GOG also revealed that Metal Gear, Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania & Contra, and Silent Hill 4: The Room also received, in the company’s words, full controller support.

Metal Gear Solid was first released on September 3, 1998, exclusively for the PlayStation, and a few years later for PCs, featuring new additions and modes. Since then, the title was also released for PSP, PS3, and Xbox 360 as part of franchise bundles.

You can check out the game’s official synopsis below, as it is present on the titles’ page on GOG:

”You are Snake, a government agent on a mission to regain control of a secret nuclear weapons base from terrorist hands.
Now the international best-selling PlayStation game comes to the PC with better graphics, added features, and new gameplay modes! Unlike anything you’ve played before, Metal Gear Solid introduces a new genre of gaming where ninja-like stealth and cool head are your best weapons for survival.”

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, an updated version of the second game in the franchise, was first released for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC in 2002.

You can check out the game’s official synopsis below, as it is present on the titles’ page on GOG:

”Solid Snake returns in Metal Gear Solid 2® Substance, the ultimate edition of Metal Gear Solid ® 2: Sons of Liberty, with all-new game modes, hidden characters, and storylines. Top-secret weapons technology is being mysteriously transported under cover of an oil tanker to an unknown location. Armed with an arsenal of new weapons, supplies and stealth maneuvers, it’s up to Snake to infiltrate the transport and keep this deadly weapon of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands!”

The game’s debuted on GOG on September 25th, 2020, and you buy both right now for $9.56 each (normal price).

- This article was updated on August 29th, 2021

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Franklin is a writer and journalist. A video game fanatic with more than 3 years of experience, his work can also be seen on sites such as The Click, Games Atlas, and Try Hard Guides. When not writing, he is most likely making his wallet cry while playing Gacha Games or ending the reign of the Crystals in Final Fantasy XVI.