Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Developer(s) Kojima Productions, Bluepoint Games
Publisher(s) Konami
Series Metal Gear
Release date(s) NA November 8, 2011
JP November 23, 2011
EU February 3, 2012
AU February 16, 2012
Release type Console exclusive
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Stealth
Mode(s) Single-player
GameID(s) Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
BLES01419 (IRD), BLUS30847 (IRD), BLJM61001
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - HD Edition
NPEB00686
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - HD Edition
NPEB00685, NPUB30609
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - HD Edition
NPEB00684
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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is a compilation of remastered ports of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (outside Japan), Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater with the individual games all branded as HD Edition. The core play mechanics and story for all games remains unchanged with the HD Editions. For the remastering, all three games underwent graphics overhaul to allow them to support modern 720p resolution and 60FPS framerate on home consoles, and Trophy support.

Most of the additional features and content that were present in the Substance and Subsistence editions of the games have been ported to the HD Editions as well. These include the VR/Alternative Missions, Snake Tales and Casting Theater modes for Metal Gear Solid 2, plus the third-person camera view and Demo Theater for Metal Gear Solid 3. The original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake as they appeared in the Subsistence edition are also included, accessible from the main menu in Metal Gear Solid 3.

Configuration

Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.

CPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
SPU decoder Recompiler (ASMJIT) LLVM results in intermittent loading issues.
TSX instructions Disabled TSX Instructions Enabled may produce infinite load screens

GPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
Renderer Vulkan Recommended to get the best performance.

Audio configuration

Setting Option Notes
Audio buffer duration 50 Longer buffers can result in distorted sound, especially noticeable in the jungles of MGS3.

Advanced configuration

Setting Option Notes
Read color buffers On Shadows in MGS2 and MGS3 require the Color buffer to be initialized to appear without borders.

Known Issues

  • Final segment of Metal Gear Solid 3 experiences severe slowdown due to CPU bottleneck, but is still playable.

Special Notes

Game performs well in up to 4k in most scenarios. Occasional slowdown in areas with an incredibly large amount of textures with alpha effects such as The Pain, of the field of flowers in MGS3. Performance improves somewhat when using classic Overhead Camera due to limiting render distance in these instances.

Patches

PPU-79c9f5ae14fe84851dca7bfe33f58bee3367730b:
  21:9 Aspect Ratio:
    Games:
      "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - HD Edition":
        NPEB00685: [ All ]
    Author: Esppiral
    Notes: 
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0xDEE1B0, 0x3F100001 ] # INGAME 21:9 AR