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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Hideo Kojima originally wanted to use the title "Metal Gear Solid III" for the immediate sequel to _Metal Gear Solid (1998/I) (VG)_. According to the original Japanese "Game Plan" featured in _Document of Metal Gear Solid 2, The (2002) (V)_, the idea of using the number III was based on the New York skyline, and Kojima wanted to confuse his public a bit by skipping a number. This idea was immediately discarded. See more »


On top of Federal Hall, Solidus tells Raiden that George Washington became the first US president "200 years ago today". Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789, but this scene takes place on the same day in 2009 - 220 years later, not 200. This is because Solidus is intentionally rounding the number down, presumably to make his dialogue flow better. See more »


Colonel: An anemone or clematis plants juice can cause a rash. When pruning them, its a good idea to wear gloves.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits list the book "In the Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth" (story in the "Special" section) as actually being written by Nastasha Romanenko. 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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Who needs Hollywood
21 November 2001 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

If get the chance to play this game, I'm certain you will never need to play another game. This is the defining moment in Video Game History. You will be amazed at all the detail this game has and I'm certain you'll be playing it over and over again. Just make sure that NO-ONE tells you anything about this game beforehand or it might ruin the entire prepared for non-stop action, suspense and video gaming, that would make most Hollywood Action Directors blush.

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