Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)

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In 1964, a U.S. government operative codenamed "Snake" must infiltrate mountainous Soviet territory to rescue a scientist building a weapon of terrible power.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Naked Snake / Jack (voice)
Suzetta Miñet ...
EVA (voice)
Major Zero (voice)
Para-Medic (voice)
Sigint (voice) (as James Mathis)
The Boss (voice)
Colonel Volgin (voice)
Ocelot (voice)
Gregg Berger ...
The Pain (voice)
The Fear (voice)
The End (voice) (as Grant Albrecht)
The Fury (voice)
David Thomas ...
Sokolov (voice)
Director Granin (voice)


Rival nations are secretly developing weapons that could threaten the future of mankind. Deep in the jungle, an elite tactical soldier must combine stealth with survival to infiltrate the enemy and stop a weapon of mass destruction from triggering the largest full-scale war the world has ever seen. The game is set in a sweltering jungle where players must fight for survival by battling relentless natural elements, as well as an onslaught of ruthless enemy soldiers. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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17 November 2004 (USA)  »

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The codename of the character "Major Tom" is a reference to the 1969 song "Space Oddity" by David Bowie, which is about an astronaut called Major Tom. In the game, Major Tom is even asked "Can you hear me, Major Tom?" This phrase is part of the song's lyrics. Major Tom explains later in the game that his codename was taken from the movie The Great Escape. In the movie the prisoners had three names for the three tunnels they built, Tom, Dick and Harry. Major Tom explains that he mistakenly identified the tunnel named Tom as the one the prisoners escaped from. Tom and Dick were the tunnels that were discovered by the Nazis. Instead of asking Snake to call him Major Harry, he just shrugs it off and changes his codename back to Major Zero. See more »


During the Virtuous Mission, The Boss' hair is seen as shoulder length, however a only week later at the very start of Operation Snake Eater, her hair is long enough to be put into a pony tail and it extends well past her shoulders. See more »


[first lines]
Naked Snake: After the end of World War II, the world was split into two - East and West. This marked the beginning of the era called the Cold War.
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Crazy Credits

The title sequence doesn't appear at the beginning of the game - it appears when the Virtuous Mission ends (which is well into the game). If you save anytime after this point, the sequence will appear at the beginning the next time you play. See more »


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Way To Fall
Written by James Walsh, James Stelfox, Barry Westhead and Benjamin Byrne
Published by EMI Music Publishing, Ltd.
Performed by Starsailor
Licensed courtesy of TOSHIBA-EMI LIMITED
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revolutionary video gaming experience
3 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hideo Kojima never ceases to amaze me, besides the fact that Snake (A.K.A Big Boss) looks amazingly like Kurt Russell from "Escape From New York" in this game, the characters look and feel more realistic than anything ever attempted with video games. Since video games where invented they have been shrugged off by the other media's as inferior and childish, I have a feeling that that time is quickly coming to an end.

This game's story line had me more intrigued than I've been with any movie in a long time. The Music is spot on, the voice overs are flawless, the cinematics and action rival that of most modern films, and Yoji Shinkawa's art work is fresh and inventive. Kojima really has mastered the technique of "playing a movie" with this one.

The only real caution i can give is that the violence can get intense in area's, and the game play may be a little to in depth for newer gamers.

But if your ready to put some time and effort into it, this game is nothing short of the perfect experience.

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