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

During the battle with Psycho Mantis if you go into First Person mode, you'll actually see the game through his eyes. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Roy Campbell: [Opening Lines] The nuclear weapons disposal facility on Shadow Moses Island in Alaska's Fox Archepeligo was attacked and captured by Next Generation Special Forces being lead by members of FOX-HOUND. They're demanding that the government turn over the remains of Big Boss, and they say that if their demands aren't met within 24 hours, they'll launch a nuclear weapon. You'll have two mission objectives. First you're to rescue DARPA Chief Donald Anderson, and the President of Armstech, Kennith ...
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Crazy Credits

During your third time playing the game, different music plays over the end credits. This music is the "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme" that was primarily featured in trailers, most notably the one at the 1997 Electronic Entertainment Expo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Metroid: Other M (2010) 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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User Reviews

The videogame that stole the word "blockbuster" from the film industry
2 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Metal Gear Solid is probably the closest thing of being an action hero most

people will be. You're playing your alter-ego, Solid Snake, unfolding a gripping plot about terrorism, commercial greed, nuclear danger, betrayal and self

discovery. Your actions decide most of what happens in the game, even the

ending of the story.

Definitively a great experience that combines the emotions of cinema with

interactive entertainment. My favorite videogame of all time right next to

Resident Evil 2.


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