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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17 November 2004 (USA)  »

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The first release of MGS3: Snake Eater was the final MGS installment to feature the infamous "overhead camera angle" from the original MGS. A re-make of this installment "Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence" featured the very first "free rotating camera angle" in the MGS series and each installment since then has included this feature. The player can alternate between the two angle, by pushing R3. See more »


The calorie mates first came out in 1983, yet this game is set in 1964. 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 is interactive. The player can make the credits move like a snake and change them into snake skeletons and into a number of languages. They can also overlap the sequence with different symbols, including peace signs, flying geese, fighter jets and parachuting soldiers. 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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An Absolute Spectacle Among Games for Years to Come.
7 March 2005 | by (SC, USA) – See all my reviews

Tactical Espionage. Action. Emotion. Trust. Betrayal.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater takes you to a new level of gaming when you go back to where the start of an attention grasping, thrilling story-line begins.

An seemingly 'normal' mission for a Search and Rescue turns into a roller-coaster of mixed feelings for Naked Snake when he encounters his old mentor, and discovers sides are crossing, and the betrayal of trust is inevitable. Snake, by orders of the Government must go and hunt his old friend down, with the agenda of ending her life, but can he really go through with it? Are things really as they seem? Who is betraying who? With absolutely stunning graphics, and an incredibly mind and emotion grasping storyline of events, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is really a game of it's own kind. The game play is excellent and add a new sense of adventure to it, new weapons and new means of tactical espionage flow from the new system that surpasses any yet. Plus, it has excellent potential for replay value! Any fan of the Metal Gear Series, or even new ones can really appreciate this game, it's really one of a kind. Konami and Hideo Kojima outdid themselves yet again!

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