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

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Naked Snake / Jack (voice)
Suzetta Miñet ...
EVA (voice)
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Major Zero (voice)
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Para-Medic (voice)
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Sigint (voice) (as James Mathis)
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The Boss (voice)
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Colonel Volgin (voice)
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Ocelot (voice)
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The Pain (voice)
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The Fear (voice)
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The End (voice) (as Grant Albrecht)
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The Fury (voice)
David Thomas ...
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Sokolov (voice)
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Director Granin (voice)
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Storyline

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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Every Hero has an End. This November, Witness the Beginning.. See more »


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M | See all certifications »

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17 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The date of the "Virtuous Mission", 24 August 1964, was Hideo Kojima's first birthday. It was originally 24 August 1963 (his exact birth date), but was moved up a year because he wanted the 22 November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy to factor into the story. See more »

Goofs

Ocelot is supposed to be a major. However, his shoulder insignias reveals that he's only a captain. See more »

Quotes

[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 »


Soundtracks

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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Masterpiece.
21 November 2004 | by (Provo, Utah) – See all my reviews

Metal Gear Solid 3 may have slid under the radar due to the overwhelming hype of Halo 2 for XBOX, but since I bought and finished this game in a couple of days, it's easily one of the best video games I've ever played and I've played hundreds.

The game is close to achieving perfection with amazing graphics, terrific game play, awesome boss battles and compelling storyline with some of the fantastic cut scenes that surpass the ridiculously insane level of Rambo films and others like it. It is impossible to be moved by the ending, but this game did for me. The epic scope of the game is a clear case that sometimes playing a video game is better than going to the movies at a certain time period when there are too few good movies to see. Metal Gear Solid 3 is an incredible achievement in video gaming from the standpoint of my experience playing the game from beginning to end.

Hideo Kojima and the staff at Konami have raised the bar in video game experience once again. No wonder the creators of the Matrix trilogy the Wachowski brothers are fans of Kojima for his genius as a game planner, story-writer and designer.


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