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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Snake's alias, Pliskin, comes from Kurt Russell's character, Snake Plissken, in Escape from New York (1981) and Escape from L.A. (1996). See more »


During the bomb disposal mission, Pliskin mentions "the heliport on Strut H". Strut H is clearly visible from several of the connecting bridges, for example, the bridge connecting Shell 1 & Shell 2, and there is no heliport on top of it. The strut next to it (Strut I) does have a heliport, however. This was due to a modeling error. See more »


Pliskin: "Who dares, wins."
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The end credits have several shots of New York, particularly Times Square. See more »


References Gattaca (1997) See more »


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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