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)
The Pain (voice)
The Fear (voice)
The End (voice) (as Grant Albrecht)
The Fury (voice)
David Thomas ...
Sokolov (voice)
Director Granin (voice)


In 1963 Naked Snake, soon to be Big Boss and father a Solid Snake, infiltrates the Russian jungle to extract a Russian weapons specialist. The mission turns into a catastrophic failure when Snake's former mentor, The Boss, defects to Russia and sets a nuke. Now alone and defenseless Snake must stop The Boss and her squad of crack special ops from unleashing nuclear war!

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Release Date:

17 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Snake talks with Director Granin in his office, the theme playing on the radio is the Metal Gear Solid theme. Also, the specifications he shows to Snake are of Metal Gear REX from Metal Gear Solid (1998). There are also figurines of Metal Gear REX, Metal Gear RAY from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001) and Jehuty from Zone of the Enders (2001) visible in the background, along with a photograph of Granin with his American friend (the grandfather of Hal Emmerich, Metal Gear REX's chief engineer in the original Metal Gear Solid). See more »


The game allows you to put a round in the chamber on the Mosin Nagnt 91/30 sniper rifle. This is not possible because the gun is built to hold four in the reserve and 1 in the chamber making 5 total, but you can load six rounds in the gun. 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 »


Follows Metal Gear (1987) See more »


Don't Be Afraid
Music & Words by Rika Muranaka
Vocal by Elisa Fiorillo
Arrangement by Rika Muranaka
Recorded and mixed by Alan Meyerson
Produced by Rika Muranaka (Un Jazz Music, Inc.)
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User Reviews

greatest game in the series!
31 July 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

MG 1 and 2 were good, mgs was great, mgs 2 was also good, but this game is truly the best one in the series... I really love the style it's presented in, even the endless cut-scenes that the mgs games are know for, are interesting all the time... I REALLY enjoyed playing through it, the new cameo system is also great, it makes it more tactical and stealthy...

the only little thing I think wasn't all that good was the healing wounds, I mean it's great at first, but going into the menu to heal yourself 10-20 times during a boss fight is quite boring and repetitive but everything else about it is just great, the story is exceptional and Naked Snake is a great character.

I truly recommend it!

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