* ContestedSequel:
** Most younger gamers have found it an okay game, and much better than the first NES ''Metal Gear'' game. The main complaint most fans have is it's almost a remake of the original [[UsefulNotes/{{MSX}} MSX2]] game, thus ItsTheSameNowItSucks. It's worth noting though, that this game did introduce some aspects that would turn up in later games, such as avoiding search lights.
** Even the series director, Creator/HideoKojima has come out in defense of the game and its development staff, stating they were presented with an impossible task in making a sequel to his original game. Kojima himself has gone on to say that the game wasn't that bad and he thought it was faithful to the ''Metal Gear'' concept.
* HilariousInHindsight: The game's title is pretty nonsensical in the context of the game's plot. ''Snake's Revenge''? What does Snake want revenge for?[[note]]The packaging attempts to explain that the title is in reference of Snake wanting revenge against Colonel Vermon [=CaTaffy=] for killing two of his friends. In-game, this storyline is not featured at all.[[/note]] It's Big Boss who wants revenge. But then ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' came along and revealed that not only Snake is a clone of Big Boss, but Big Boss' original codename was actually Snake as well. It also features Big Boss/Snake using a knife, something that had only happened in this installment. In addition, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' is about Venom Snake getting revenge on Cipher for destroying the original Mother Base. To top off, Venom Snake becomes a partial cyborg in this one, having his left arm amputated and replaced with a prosthetic.
* {{Narm}}:
** It falls somewhere between HilariousInHindsight and SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, but the final boss is Big Boss who, upon defeat, [[NotEvenHuman transforms into an invincible giant purple robot]] and chases Snake down the halls [[IncendiaryExponent breathing fire]]. Anything we could put here would completely fail to describe how this actually feels to play.
** Nick's death is a fairly dramatic moment, but it's spoiled by miscoloring one pixel on his heaving back. As a result, instead of appearing to pant out his last words, he appears to have a long, firm sausage shaped object on his back that jiggles up and down like a wagged finger.
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