This Mod Could Let You Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Within Metal Gear Solid 5

Let’s face it, our chances of getting any sort of Metal Gear Solid remaster or remake from Konami are slim. So it makes sense that fans have taken it upon themselves to recreate Metal Gear Solid 3 within Metal Gear Solid 5, right?

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Credit: Konami

In complete “if you want something done right” fashion, a talented modder (Reddit user BeezWX) has kickstarted the process of building the third instalment of the MGS saga within the fifth, leading to some rather impressive results. While there are currently only two screenshots, these pictures speak a thousand words in potential [via GamesRadar].

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Credit: Konami/Reddit:u/BeesWX

The modder has described progress as “still in its baby steps” via a Reddit post, but claims that progress with the mod is going “very fast”. BeezWX also invited other modders to contribute to the project, posting the following comment underneath their initial Reddit post.

How much of Metal Gear Solid 3 can we expect to see though? In the thread BeezWX states:

“We are trying to do as much as we can. Mostly just trying to recreate all the stages from the virtuous mission. After that we will see, hopefully by that time foxkit gets easier to use and maybe we will have more people working on this.”


It’s worth stressing the point that this is the work of fans having some fun modding a franchise they love and it may never go further than what we’ve seen. It does sound though that, with enough support, this project could be as close as we’ll get to a fully realised version of Metal Gear Solid 3 built within the Fox Engine. Since it seems like Konami would rather do anything than releasing an actual video game, let alone revisit any of their beloved franchises. That being said, Konami recently failed to deny rumours of a Silent Hill reboot, instead claiming it “cannot share anything at this point.”

Credit: Konami

Metal Gear Solid 3 History

The original Metal Gear Solid 3 first launched 2004, meaning the game’s visuals are beginning to age. That being said, the PS2’s youthful depiction of Naked Snake is sort of charming, in a childhood crush sort of way. Let’s hope this new mod manages to capture Snakes 32-bit sex appeal!

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Featured Image Credit: Konami/Reddit:u/BeesWX