That Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
is great isn't subject to much debate. As the third modern Metal Gear title, this Cold War era stealth/action adventure was well-received upon its release, and even improved with a refined version a year later. Outside of the original Metal Gear Solid, this is about as good as it gets for Hideo Kojima's revered saga. In other words, it's a fine choice to re-release 8 years later. The only questions are whether this port is a good one, and whether it suits its target platform. Renamed Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, this 3DS game in many ways improves upon its source material. That it takes advantage of the portable's abilities is commendable, though it still suffers from some problems both familiar and new.