A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility with the aid of an army of genetically-modified 'genome soldiers'. They have threatened to ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Akio Ôtsuka ...
Solid Snake (voice)
Banjô Ginga ...
Kyôko Terase ...
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Naomi Hunter (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ...
Takeshi Aono ...
Roy Campbell (voice)
Houko Kuwashima ...
Mei Ling (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ...
Gray Fox (voice)
Eiko Yamada ...
Kôji Totani ...
Revolver Ocelot (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori ...
Vulcan Raven (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Psycho Mantis (voice)
Naoko Nakamura ...
Sniper Wolf / Computer (voice)
Masaharu Satô ...
Donald Anderson (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
Kenneth Baker (voice)
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Storyline

A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility with the aid of an army of genetically-modified 'genome soldiers'. They have threatened to launch a nuclear missile if the US government does not hand over the preserved body of 'Big Boss', the greatest soldier that ever lived. The only person who can successfully infiltrate the facility, rescue the two hostages and thwart the terrorists' plans is the legendary Solid Snake - you. Written by Richard 'Solid' Magrath

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Assess - Respond - Acquire See more »


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21 October 1998 (USA)  »

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Trivia

If you reach the last stall of the women's bathroom in less than five seconds after Meryl runs into the bathroom, she won't be wearing any pants in the next scene. See more »

Goofs

Liquid's monologue on genetic engineering is scientifically comprehensible, however the technical terminology is misused. For example, when discussing phenotypes, it would be correct to discuss dominant and recessive traits, rather than dominant and recessive genes as Liquid does. "Analogue cloning" and "digital cloning" are not real scientific terms, however this is excusable given the game's science-fictional setting. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Solid Snake: Damn!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Batman: Arkham City (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Best Is Yet to Come
Written & Produced by Rika Muranaka
Additional choral arrangement by David Downes
Words translated by Blathnaid Ni Chufaigh
Recorded at Beech Park Studio, Ireland
Engineered by Philip Begley
Lead vocal: Aoife Ni Fhearraigh (appears courtesy of Gae-Linn Records)
Chorus:
Iarlaith Carter, Stephen Mailey, Eimear Noone, Meav Nt Mhaolchatha, John Mc Namara, Cathal Clinch,
Rachel Talbot, Sinead Fay, Sylvia O'Brieniarlaith Carter, Ewan Cowley
Musicians:
Deelan Masterson (low pipe, bouzouki), James Blennerhassett (double bass), John Fitzpatrick (fiddle),
Noel Bridgeman (percussion), Rika Muranaka (keyboards)
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MIND BLOWING!!
30 April 2001 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

This game has to be the best game ever created on the face of the planet! I mean there is nothing in this game that is bad! I bought this game for the PC when I saw the trailer for Metal Gear Solid 2. I thought "why not" since the MGS2 looks so unbelievable, the only reason I'm going to buy a PS2. When I began to play the game, I was astonished at the level of detail they put into the plot and charachters. This game truly felt like watching a movie! Every second was pure bliss for me and when I completed it the first time I started all over again! I wouldn't be suprised if this game would be turned into a movie, but I think why should they? the game is so perfect! Mind blowing from beggining to end! There would have to be something mentally wrong with you if you dont like this game! If this game was so good, I get goose pimples when I think about the potential of MGS2!!!!


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