Metal Gear Solid (Video Game 1998) - Plot Summary Poster

(1998 Video Game)

Plot Summary

  • 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
  • Genetically-engineered terrorists take over a nuclear weapons disposal facility on Shadow Moses Island in Alaska. They threaten to launch a nuclear strike if the United States doesn't give in to their demands: the remains of Big Boss, whose genes were used to create these "Genome Soldiers." At the head of this "revolution" are six former members of the disbanded special forces unit, FOX-HOUND, led by codename Liquid Snake, with his officers Revolver Ocelot, Psycho Mantis, Sniper Wolf, Vulcan Raven, and Decoy Octopus. The Pentagon sends in former FOX-HOUND hero Solid Snake, supported by his old commander, Col. Roy Cambell. His mission is to rescue two of the terrorists' hostages, and to find out if they have the ability to launch a nuke, and stop them if they do. Soon after infiltrating the base, Solid Snake discovers that the nuclear warhead storage facility is only a cover-up for a deep underground base used for the development of a nuclear launch-capable walking battle tank, called Metal Gear. Knowing this, he ultimately sets out to destroy FOX-HOUND and Metal Gear. As he carries this out, he finds out that he has been double-crossed by his support and pursued by a crazed former ally and enemy. Friend and foe are indistinguishable as he discovers the reality of his mission, the terrorists' plot, and the story behind the mysterious resemblance between Solid Snake and Liquid Snake.

    - Written by Dustin B.
  • The nuclear waste disposal facility on Shadow Moses Island, in Alaska's Fox Archipelago, has been taken over in a raid by Next Generation Special Forces, being led my members of FOX-HOUND. Solid Snake, former member of FOX-HOUND, has two missions objectives. First, he must rescue the DARPA Chief Donald Anderson, and ArmsTech President Kenneth Baker. Both are being held as hostages. Secondly, he must investigate whether or not the terrorists have the ability to launch a nuclear weapon. There are six FOX-HOUND members involved in this exercise: Psycho Mantis, with his psychic powers; Sniper Wolf, the beautiful and deadly sharpshooter; Decoy Octopus, master of disguise; Vulcan Raven, giant and shaman, Revolver Ocelot, a master of interrogation, and a formidable gunfighter. And lastly, the leader of the FOX-HOUND squadron: Liquid Snake.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • You take on the role of Solid Snake: a relatively young, retired soldier from an elite government team known as Foxhound. When some of Foxhound's top operatives form a terrorist organization and gain control of a secret genome army of Next-Generation Special Forces (rogue U.S. troops participating in rebellion), take over the nuclear weapons facility on Shadow Moses Island and threaten the United States government with a nuclear attack wave from the ultimate killing machine (the nuclear-equipped walking battle tank, Metal Gear Rex) Snake's former commander, Colonel Roy Campbell (ret.), sends armed soldiers to Snake's peaceful Alaskan home, drags him to a secret base, and puts the whole situation in his hands. Snake's mission is to rescue the D.A.R.P.A. Chief and the President of ArmsTech Inc., then stop the entire terrorist force from launching a nuclear weapon. He begins armed with a pair of binoculars and a pack of cigarettes, and has nineteen hours to bring down the terrorists and save the nation.

    - Written by Flotis


The year is 2005. In Alaska's Fox archipeligo, A nuclear weapons disposal facility is attacked and captured by the next-generation special forces group known as "Fox-Hound"...

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