Being able to play the Metal Gear series on the Steam Deck has been a treat. While you could only play the collection through emulation before, we can now experience the first three entries in the Metal Gear Solid series from Steam, thanks to the Master Collection release. There may be some issues here and there, but it is still awesome to see these games showing up on Steam. And, with recent updates to each game, it is a bit easier to play on the Deck.


So, the Metal Gear games on Steam got different updates that do impact how they will be on the Deck. There are two different ones that affect the games:

Metal Gear 1+2 and Metal Gear Solid 2+3

The original Metal Gear games and Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 got an update that brought in some overall improvements, including Steam Input support. This should make it much easier to not only control the game with your controller, but to change buttons around so you can customize the controls more effectively within Steam Input. Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 got a new pause menu, in-game text fixes, and additional settings, which include screen options and the ability to mute audio (you can now mute audio in Metal Gear 1+2 as well).

You can check out each game's respective changelogs to see for yourself:

Metal Gear Solid 1

Unlike the other games, Metal Gear Solid had a bit of a different update. This one focused on some minor issues and improvements across the board, including cutscenes that stopped playing, analog input, and removing the "Download" option from the main menu. Konami also altered the Window Mode settings so they can no longer be changed on the Steam Deck. While I am not a fan of locking settings away in general, this one is minor in the grand scheme.

You can check out the changelog on their Steam Community Post.

You can get the Metal Gear Solid games for $20 each individually, or you can get the full Master Collection with the original Metal Gear games and bonus content for $60. But, if you want to save some money, you can get the entire collection on GreenManGaming for $37.49.

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Noah Kupetsky
A lover of gaming since 4, Noah has grown up with a love and passion for the industry. From there, he started to travel a lot and develop a joy for handheld and PC gaming. When the Steam Deck released, it just all clicked.
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