mgs2_versions_platforms_and_regions

General

  • Cannot hang down from the rail in Crew's Lounge, so you must run around the railing. You cannot hang down from the rail in Deck-D.
  • Cannot roll into the Holds No. 2 door.
  • If the camera is equipped headed into Holds No. 3, it will be automatically unequipped after the cutscene.
  • 2 spot camera is not possible
  • Cannot skip the Commander's “We the Marines” scene after uploading the photos.
  • Cannot skip the elevator returning scene at the beginning of the Plant chapter, unless a guard is alerted (music changes).
  • You don't get teleported back when receiving the codec before the Fortune fight.
  • If you have the box equipped at the end of the Fortune fight, you will ascend up the elevator with the box on.
  • The Bomb location on the Helipad before Fatman is closer to the stairs, rather than at the far north end.
  • To skip the retinal pattern cutscene, you must press x once during the fade in, or else it will be unskippable (do not mash).
  • You must wait the full ten seconds as Ocelot walks to you in the hostage room.
  • You cannot fire a Stinger missile downstairs in between the railing gap during Harrier. You must use a similar strat upstairs.
  • FMVs do not count towards IGT, thus over seven minutes are subtracted from the final result.

Difficulty

  • (Very Easy) IR Sensor placements is the regular 3 rather than 1.
  • (Very Easy) Gun Cyphers take 3 shots from the top rather than 1.
  • (Very Easy) M9 does not spawn on roof if you don't pick up the one from the docks. May need to swim in air to get the M9 in the docks.
  • (Very Easy) Fatman has more health in comparison to Substance/HDC.
  • (Very Easy) Camera is present at the entrance when you first get in Shell 1 Core.
  • (Very Easy) After Harrier heading towards the Strut L Perimeter, the cutscene with the 2 guards play while they do not on Substance/HDC.
  • (Very Easy) There are 2 guards behind the windows in Strut L Perimeter.
  • (Very Easy) After Harrier heading towards the Strut L Perimeter, the cutscene with the 2 guards play while they do not on Substance/HDC.
  • (Very Easy) There are 2 guards behind the windows in Strut L Perimeter.
  • Nikita position is straight ahead in Shell 2 Core B1, it is in this position on all difficulties. For Very Easy on HDC and Substance it is in a much closer spot.
  • (Very Easy) Pentaz is required to avoid shaking on the PSG1/PSG1-T.
  • (Very Easy) Extra guard leading to the door to Ascending Colon (similar layout to Normal and above).
  • (Very Easy) HP bars of RAYs are similar to Normal. Have to destroy 5 instead of 3.
  • (Normal) You must kill the A Series to end RAYs. It's total RAYs killed, not health bars.
  • (Normal) Solidus has less HP.
  • (Normal) Extreme Camera is present in the Shell 1 Core 1F Hallway. This necessitates a chaff grenade.
  • Fewer codec screens.
  • Very Easy, Easy, Normal and Hard are named Easy, Normal, Hard and Very Hard respectively.
  • 2 spot camera is not possible
  • Adds European Extreme difficulty.
  • Olga will always spawn and go left immediately allowing for setup of the loop. If you die and continue it will then become randomised.
  • 2 spot camera is not possible
  • On European Extreme the Cypher in front of the entrance to Strut E will not turn fast enough to see you if you move fast. This is due to the lower framerate.
  • Fatman is loopable on Extreme and European Extreme.
  • At the near end for Guard Rush in the Tanker Chapter, in order to finish the fight with USP headshots and retain a 0 kills play through, you must tranq the first guard that spawns then follow up with two successive headshots. This is due to the lower framerate. For a more detailed example check the Bosses page.

  • Based on Xbox version
  • Chaff and Stun Grenades begin their timer when thrown, rather than when they land.
  • IGT does not track loads
  • No lag on modern PCs
  • The 2020 rerelease by GoG is the same as the 2002 original.
  • V's fix is recommended for both releases.
  • 2 spot camera is not possible (PS2). (Xbox untested)
  • Fewer codec screens.
  • 2 spot camera is not possible (PS2). (Xbox untested)
  • 2 spot camera is not possible (PS2). (Xbox untested)
  • Solidus’ Torture on European Extreme is 65s long and your HP value is set to European Extreme values.
  • Olga will always spawn and go left immediately allowing for setup of the loop. If you die and continue it will then become randomised.
  • On European Extreme the Cypher in front of the entrance to Strut E will not turn fast enough to see you if you move fast. This is due to the lower framerate.
  • Fatman is loopable on Extreme and European Extreme.
  • Sons Of Liberty elevator clip has been patched requiring you to use swim-in-air to skip the swimming section post Prez.
  • Coolant Skip is much more difficult on Substance due to Snake waking up much faster if he is tranq’d. To avoid this use Tengu 2 choke skip. (In tutorials). This is only viable on extreme and European Extreme.
  • At the near end for Guard Rush in the Tanker Chapter, in order to finish the fight with USP headshots and retain a 0 kills play through, you must tranq the first guard that spawns then follow up with two successive headshots. This is due to the lower framerate. For a more detailed example check the Bosses page.

  • Solidus torture is around fifteen seconds on all difficulties. Your HP and O2 bar are set to Easy for torture and the Solidus fight.
  • Fewer codec screens.
  • Solidus torture is around fifteen seconds on all difficulties. Your HP and O2 bar are set to Easy for torture and the Solidus fight.
  • Solidus' two speeches (before MG-RAY fight and after) are 3 seconds shorter each then NTSC-U.
  • Solidus torture is around fifteen seconds on all difficulties. Your HP and O2 bar are set to Easy for torture and the Solidus fight.
  • Coolant skip for Tengu 2 has been made more difficult due to Snake waking up faster. Use Tengu 2 choke skip instead. (Only Extreme and European Extreme).
  • Fatman loop is possible if you play with composite cables only or by having a PAL PS3 and setting your resolution to 576p.
  • EF bridge cypher will turn at usual speed unless you use composite cables pr by having a PAL PS3 and setting your resolution to 576p.
  • Olga is randomised unlike Sons Of Liberty and Substance.
  • Loads are extremely fast (almost PC like)
  • Little to no in-game frame drops (such as at Harrier, Vamp 1, MG-RAYs)
  • Version 1.03 patch adds save file transfers between Vita and PS3. Fixes a bug on Analog video formats where the boxes don't appear in Strut E conveyor belt (?). Makes loads slightly longer, some guard vision differences change strategies. Patching the game is not recommended unless you are playing the digital download
  • Has in-game frame drops as certain boss fights (such as Harrier, Vamp 1, MG-RAYs).
  • Coolant spray must be used with the right analog stick, pressing up.
  • Defusing bombs take .5 sec longer on Xbox versions due.
  • mgs2_versions_platforms_and_regions.txt
  • Last modified: 2020/09/27 15:55
  • by Lucky Rapidflower