The Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee has placed ratings on several classic Konami titles for PC ports. Among the games rated are the original Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, and the enhanced version Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance. Seeing a bunch of Metal Gear Solid classics PC ports come out is pretty awesome.
These three are pretty classic titles and very influential for many gamers. The series has come a long way from these days, but there’s a definite argument to be made for appreciating the classics. The games haven’t been confirmed as PC ports yet, but a few teaser screens have reportedly been released.
At the moment, it appears any Metal Gear Solid classics PC ports will likely be based on the HD versions fo the games. These were first released back in 2011 and have been getting a ton of attention on consoles since then. The concept of PC ports of an older Metal Gear entry isn’t entirely new though. If you can count the old MSX as the same PC as modern machines today. The original Metal Gear was of course an MSX 2 game back in the ’80s.
Most will remember the NES version that this older version was based on, and it’s exploded in popularity since then. Konami ported Metal Gear Solid to PC in 2000, following its PS1 release by a couple of years. This was then followed with another PC port of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance came to PC in 2003. Sons of Liberty came to PS2 of course. A lot of fans are definitely hoping that Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater makes the jump to PC at some point.
Those aforementioned screens can be seen below.
These weren’t the only games to get rated through. Also rated for PC release is Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania and Contra. This collection includes the original Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. There’s also Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. Also included are Contra and Super C, That later game originally released for PC back in 2002, but both have since been effectively replaced by the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection respectively. Both of these include many more titles, which is pretty cool. These are also much more recent collections, which makes it a little weird that Konami would release a new MGS collection so soon.
Maybe this more of a test release and Konami plans to put out a more complete MGS PC port collection sometime in the future, based on the response to this release possibly. There are some questions left that fans will want to know, like: “what save data will Psycho Mantis read during his fight?” and “will I have to switch which USB port my mouse and keyboard are plugged into to beat him?”