True gaming classics are rare, sometimes appearing only a scant few times per console generation. The impact of these games can be immense, dominating the memories of gamers and providing a benchmark against which other games of the generation are measured. If you were lucky enough to have played through the Metal Gear Solid games the first time round then you can count yourself as having taken part in a glory period of gaming history, a pinnacle of Japanese development and the cementing of one of gaming’s greatest heroes. Ten years ago the very concept of someday being able to play Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty or Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater on a portable device would have blown your mind, or at the very least left you a sobbing wreck in a corner somewhere. With the release of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on PS Vita that future is now here and you are able to sit on the bus and grind VR missions to your life’s content – and the gameplay is glorious.