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
14 November 2001 (USA)
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Metal Gear Solid 2
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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When, as Raiden, you are tasked to disable the C4/Semtex explosives on the Shell 1/2 connecting bridge, one of the C4 packs/control units is behind a Sons of Liberty flag. This flag is a thinly veiled reference to the First Navy Jack flag, where instead of Sons of Liberty, the writing is "Don't Tread on Me". See more
Whenever Pliskin, Raiden and Rose mention the former leader of Dead Cell, they refer to him as "Colonel Jackson". Since Dead Cell is said to be a U.S. Navy unit, and the rank of "colonel" is never used in the Navy, he should be called "Commander Jackson". (Vamp - a Dead Cell member - later refers to Jackson with this correct rank, so these errors were most likely intentional.) See more
[When the player equips an enemy uniform
Raiden, don't act in any way that will excite the enemy's suspicion. A perfect disguise can be ruined by a single odd behavior. Be careful. If you make physical contact with the enemy while in disguise, the disguise will be deselected.
That uniform's probably not even close to your size.
Yeah, to tell you the truth, it feels pretty tight.
It's probably a better fit for Rosemary here than you.
The opening credits are made up of actual scenes from the game. See more
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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 See more