Hiding in a chest to deliberately fool an ignorant AI guard is nice. But pulling that trick on another human being – that’s the good stuff. Konami made the ultimate disgrace multiplayer kill route possible in 2005 with a multiplayer addition to Metal Gear Solid 3 called Metal Gear Online. Buying a network adapter to connect to the Internet on PlayStation 2 was a lot of work, so MGO didn’t last long: servers were dead by 2007. But Metal Gear Online 2 was different. It launched with Metal Gear Solid 4 from PlayStation 3, and people loved it. I still occasionally see posts about MGO2 being way ahead of its time, and fans definitely made it. big farewell When the servers shut down in 2012. Or did they?
Well, they did. Konami shut it down. MGO2 has been dead for a long time. But in PC games, nothing has to stay dead forever, and a heroic team of developers have brought the game to life with a custom version of the PS3 emulator RPCS3. It’s reborn, as you can see in the trailer above, as MGO2PC.
Such as MGO2PC The website states that PS3 emulation requires some serious CPU muscle. Ideally, you’ll have an 8-core, 16-thread CPU to run your game at full speed, like the Ryzen 3700X or the i7-10700K. But what they were able to bring back online here is quite impressive. It is not just a limited edition multiplayer game. It’s the complete deal, including all the cosmetic elements of the game and even stats tracking.
The important thing is that you can play on PS3 with custom PSN bypass firmware. Sony It requires additional money from developers To support cross-play in PlayStation games, but fan MGO2PC developers have enabled cross-play between PCs and a 15-year-old console just for hell’s sake.
This isn’t actually the first MGO2 revival; It has been playable on PS3 for several years thanks to a custom fan-made firmware. But the PC version has the advantages of playing with a higher resolution and frame rate thanks to the emulation. The online mode that launched with Metal Gear Solid 5 isn’t nearly as well-liked, in part due to its hacking issues, but MGO2 was particularly praised for the variety of team combinations you can put together and how effective they are at combining Metal Gear’s classic stealth with online antics. .
I’m sure MGO2 has its tough stuff today – and it probably did a decade ago – but I think it’s fair to say that no other multiplayer you can play on PC today is quite like that. And MGO2 had some of the features we’d expect from today’s multiplayer games that were scarce in 2008, including player-hosted and dedicated servers, a cosmetics store based on in-game currency, and a server browser in an era when most console games were – in matchmaking. between.
While the MGO2PC player base appears small so far, the discord It is lively and there are definitely gamers hungry for matches. If you want to shoot it yourself, it is easy to get a new copy of MGS4 about $25 25.