Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001)

Video Game  -  Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  14 November 2001 (USA)
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Two years after the death of Solid Snake, a rookie FOX-HOUND agent, on his first mission, infiltrates an offshore decontamination facility to rescue the President.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Solid Snake (voice)
Raiden (voice)
Lara Cody ...
Rosemary (voice)
Solidus Snake (voice)
Fortune (voice) (as Maula Gale)
Vamp (voice) (as Phil La Marr)
Fatman (voice)
Peter Stillman (voice)
Emma Emmerich (voice)
Patric Zimmerman ...
Revolver Ocelot (voice) (as Pat Zimmerman)
Liquid Snake (voice)


Two years after terrorists seized the nuclear facility on Shadow Moses Island, Revolver Ocelot, the sole survivor of the FOX-HOUND squad that led the terrorists, sells the plans for Metal Gear REX on the black market. Solid Snake and Otacon are now part of "Philanthropy," an independent organization dedicated to eliminating the Metal Gear variants that appear throughout the world. Acting on a semi-anonymous tip, Snake infiltrates an oil tanker sailing through New York Harbor, which is said to be carrying Metal Gear RAY, a new model developed by the US Marine Corps. However, the mission isn't as simple as Otacon and Snake predicted, and the tanker is eventually sunk by explosives. Two years later, terrorists seize the "Big Shell," an environmental cleanup facility placed over the wreckage of the tanker, and take US President James Johnson hostage. FOX-HOUND member Raiden must infiltrate the Big Shell, rescue the president, and disarm the terrorists. As he carries out the mission, ... Written by Anonymous

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14 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


During the conversation between Snake and Raiden in Arsenal Gear, Snake points at his bandana and says, "Infinite ammo." This is a reference to the first Metal Gear Solid, where you received a bandana if you managed to complete the game with Meryl still alive. See more »


In both the end credits and the citation of the quote at the beginning of the Plant Chapter, the name of the Smithsonian Institute is misspelled as "Smithonian". See more »


[Raiden loses all of his gear and is forced to sneak around in the nude]
Colonel: Raiden, you won't be able to Hang, throw, or chokehold anyone in your current state.
Raiden: Why not?
Colonel: Is it really necessary to ask? It's just not a good idea to perform those maneuvers. There could be... complications.
Rose: Oh really, Jack. Do we have to spell it out for you? Really!
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During the opening credits, molecular diagrams appear, and from the atomic symbols on those diagrams, the cast's names appear. This is a reference to "Gattaca", which used a similar technique in the opening credits (and also shares a theme of genetic engineering). See more »


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Can't Say Goodbye to Yesterday
Music & Words / Produced by Rika Muranaka
Recorded by James Nichols (as James Nicholas) at Manhattan Center Studio
Mixed by Alan Meyerson at Media Ventures Studio
Vocal - Carla White
Piano - Onaje Allan Gumbs (as Onaje Allangumbs)
Bass - Kenny Davis
Drums - Eugene Jackson Jr. (as Eugene Jackson)
Sax - Don Braden
Trombone - Robin Eubanks
Conducted and played by Felix Farrar Orchestra
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Brilliant in every way.
14 March 2004 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

How to describe the greatness of this game. Here I go. When I went to buy this on the day it came out. I was so excited, I couldn't wait to get home and start playing this right away. When I got home and put the game inside the PS2. The intro started and my jaw fell to the ground because it was so f***ing breathtaking. I knew this was gonna be one hell of a thrill ride.

The Graphics: Simply spectacular, probably the best I have seen on any console. Snake looks even more like a badass than ever. All the other characters look completley realistic.10/10

The Controls: Awesome, is easy to control snake,raiden and the weapons you get to use.10/10

The Story: Mind-Blowing. The plot is very dark and complex with so many plot twists from beginning to end. This will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat just waiting to see what happens next and I thought 24 had a lot of surprises but nothing comes close to this. This is the type of story videogames should have.10/10

The Sound: Excellent musical score by Harry Gregson Williams, very cool attention details and also great voice acting especially from David Hayter. Also with one of the greatest videogame soundtracks ever made. 10/10

Lasting Ability: Collecting all the dog tags is very fun but other people would probably stop playing it for awhile, mainly to free there minds of what they just witness.9/10

Overall: This is the greatest game ever made, simple as that. Took a lot of years to make this magnificent piece of art work. My hat goes off to Hideo Kojima and his entire MGS2 crew for creating this true Masterpiece/Classic. Too bad we have to wait for MGS3 to come out in November but trust me is worth the wait.(A++)

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