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A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility. Solid Snake is up for the task to infiltrate the facility, rescue the two hostages and thwart the terrorists' plans.

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Hideo Kojima
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akio Ôtsuka ... Solid Snake (voice)
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ... Liquid Snake / Master Miller (voice)
Kyôko Terase Kyôko Terase ... Meryl Silverburgh (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Naomi Hunter (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Hal Emmerich - Otacon (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Roy Campbell (voice)
Houko Kuwashima ... Mei Ling (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Gray Fox (voice)
Eiko Yamada ... Nastasha Romanenko (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Revolver Ocelot (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori Yukitoshi Hori ... Vulcan Raven (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Psycho Mantis (voice)
Naoko Nakamura Naoko Nakamura ... Sniper Wolf / Computer (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Donald Anderson (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Kenneth Baker (voice)
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Storyline

Coming out of retirement, super-soldier Solid Snake is called back into the line of duty to take on rogue members of FOXHOUND, threatening to launch nuclear-weapons on the White House unless they receive their $1 billion ransom. With only 24-houts to sabotage FOXHOUND's threat, Snake must infiltrate enemy lines, hide from them when necessary and he'll face many challenges along the way: the demons of his past will challenge him and his will as a soldier shall be tested, as Snake fights to save the world from nuclear devastation. Written by Johnny

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metal Gear Solid See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The game takes place in 2005. See more »

Goofs

Naomi refers to Dr. Clark as a man. However, Clark is a woman. See more »

Quotes

Solid Snake: Fox, why? What do you want from me?
Gray Fox: I'm a prisoner of Death. Only you can free me...
Solid Snake: Fox, stay out of this... What about Naomi? She's hell bent on taking revenge for you.
Gray Fox: Naomi...
Solid Snake: You're the only one that can stop her.
Gray Fox: No... I can't.
Solid Snake: Why?
Gray Fox: Because I'm the one who killed her parents. I was young then and couldn't bring myself to kill her too. I felt so bad that I decided to take her with me. I raised her like she was my own blood to soothe my guilty conscience. Even now she thinks of me as her ...
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits (for both endings) there is a short conversation between Ocelot and the President of the United States. In the Meryl ending, we find out that he's Solidus Snake, the third clone of Big Boss. See more »

Alternate Versions

Japan's Metal Gear Solid Integral not only contains more VR Missions but it also contains a first person view feature in the game. This feature allows to walk and look around(but can't shoot your weapon) through Solid Snake's eyes in regular game mode. North America's Metal Gear Solid VR Missions has this feature but it's hidden within the game's coding. The only way to enable this feature on MGS VR Missions is using a cheating device (Gameshark). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Theme
Composed & performed by Tappi Iwase (as TAPPY)
Based on a composition by Georgi Sviridov (uncredited)
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An epic masterpiece that plays exactly like a movie.
25 July 2000 | by jtrpopSee all my reviews

I have been a fan of the Metal Gear series since the first one on the NES. The third installment which shows up on the PlayStation is the best so far. The game plays exactly like a movie in every single way. The voice acting is superb, and the music is movie quality.

The story line does not disappoint. It is hard hitting and nothing is watered down. This is not a kid's game (about PG-13), yet stays away from unnecessary junk. Unlike most games, this game has moral points and touches on human tragedy. The cut scenes are amazing using the PSX's engine and very rarely using FMV.

My only complaint with the game is it is too easy to guess who the bad guy is. Other than that, this game will have you on the edge of your seat.

I have never done this, but I stood up and applauded for the game after I passed it. Hideo Kojima is brilliant and I would love to see him write/direct some movies.


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