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Best Metal Gear Solid (MGS) Master Collection Mods

Make an already good game better.

Metal Gear Solid is a classic action-packed game, and if you want to make the Master Collection better, you might be looking to spice it up with some mods. Below, I've made a list of all the best mods for Metal Gear Solid Master Collection.

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Since the game is quite good in its original state, the best mods don't change much of the gameplay or story aspect of the game but instead refine the audio, graphics, and other textures on top of the Master Collection touch ups.

Installing these mods is quite straight forward, as you will just need to place them in the game's directory for most, and while some of them have different ways of installation, the modding community does a good job of including the steps for doing so.

Dev Menu

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In case you were looking to tinker with the game's developer options used by the game's developers themselves, you can use this mod to activate it in all of Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, or 3. It lets you revive, change your weapons, and loadout, on top of numerous other debug options that change how you play the game.

HD Damage Face

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While there are a lot of ways to upscale the whole game's graphics in the Master Collection, you can just fix the existing specific textures in case you aren't a fan of all polished textures. To make the texture of the facial damage look smoother, download the HD Damage Face to make your visual experience a lot more pleasing.

MGS2MC Better Audio

If you're hearing the game's audio in cutscenes using a headset, it might not sound exactly the greatest to you; as expected, it is a bit dated. The MGS2MC Audio Fix for Metal Gear Solid 2 fixes it for you by making in-game cutscenes or pre-rendered dialogues more crisp and immersive, giving you a better overall experience while playing the game.

MSG3MC Splitter Face Paint Fix

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The splitter face paint in Metal Gear Solid 3 Master Collection is the nicest face paint in the game, unless you look up close and see the low-resolution texture the face paint features. Don't worry about it, though, because the Splitter Face Paint Fix mod lets you fix this, swapping the texture for higher quality.

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Menu screen and loading icon

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You launch the Metal Gear Solid 3 Master Collection but see the same old menu, loading screen, and icons, which ruin your experience as you're trying to have a refreshed experience of the game. It's all good since this mod has got you covered, with a fresh new menu, icons, and loading screen instead of the original ones.

MGS2 High Resolution Textures (AI Slop Edition)

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This is one of my favorites for Metal Gear Solid 2, since not only is it a very high-effort mod, it overhauls the whole visual experience of the game and gives you textures with four times more quality than the original game. The whole mod is going to run you back 17 gigs of storage, something you have to be mindful of.

If you wish you had this mod for Metal Gear Solid 3, keep on reading this because I have included it in this list for you too.


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The MSGHDFix mod works for all Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, and 3 as it adds support for custom resolutions while even supporting ultrawide monitor support on top of giving you windowed mode, windowed borderless, and 16:9 HUD support resizing for both Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3. You also have the option to skip the intros and adjust anisotropic filtering mode for Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3.

MGS3 High Resolution Textures (AI Slop Edition)

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Much like the high-resolution textures mod I included in this list for Metal Gear Solid 2, the Metal Gear Solid 3 high-resolution textures mod works in the same way, upscaling most of the included textures four times, while some are two times their existing size, giving you a much better image and textures. Just be sure you've got enough storage, since the total extract size of this is around 20GB.

MGS3 High Resolution UI Textures (AI Upscaled)

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You're already using the high resolution textures mods I've included in this list, and they do a great job of making the game more visually pleasing. However, the on-screen text and icons could still use a bit of work since they're still of lower quality, or perhaps you don't want to get higher textures everywhere, just the UI. If so, the MGS3 High Resolution UI textures mod is for you, as it makes the UI look a lot better than the original.

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MGS3MC Better Audio

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Just like the MGS2MC Better Audio mod, the MGS3MC Better Audio mod upgrades the original, dated-sounding audio quality of cutscenes and re-rendered movies to sound a lot better than they did, so you can have a better experience while playing the game and following the story. If you have an upscaled texture mod, this mod fits perfectly with the whole package, giving you an immersive experience while playing Metal Gear Solid 3.

All of these are the best mods, based on a combination of opinions from both myself and the Metal Gear Solid player base. Each of these mods does well at enhancing your experience while playing the game, and they're all good at doing what they state. Just be sure to check back often to see if the mods were updated by the mod makers, and if you'd like to see more mods for the game, you can check them out at Nexus Mods.

For more on Metal Gear Solid, be sure to check out What is Metal Gear Solid Integral? and Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Achievements List here on Pro Game Guides.

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Rayed is a fifth-year student of medicine. His gaming journey started on his hand-me-down PlayStation 1. From that to Xbox, and finally to PC. In his free time, he likes to play FPS and open-world games.

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