Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  17 November 2004 (USA)
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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)
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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In military circles, the term "Snake Eater" is sometimes used to refer to special operations personnel, referring to the fact that these troops are taught how to trap, prepare and eat local fauna, including snakes, as part of their specialized training. In the game, Snake/Big Boss is recruited from US Army Special Forces for the Virtuous Mission, making him one of these personnel. 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 »


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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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Before the credits roll a time-line is shown detailing events that follow the game, including the US branch of the Philosophers renaming itself "the Patriots," the founding of FOX-HOUND, and the Les Enfants Terribles Project. See more »


References Goldfinger (1964) 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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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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