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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)

"MGS4" brings a totally new concept and situation, resulting in the toughest "Metal Gear" infiltration mission ever devised. The game is set after the events of "MGS2" and players will reprise the role of top secret agent Solid Snake.



(scripter: Metal Gear Online unit), (scripter: Metal Gear Online unit) | 35 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Old Snake / Himself - Celebrity Moralist (voice)
Ocelot (voice) (archive sound)
Enemy Soldiers / Vulcan Raven / Genome Soldiers (voice)
Roy Campbell (voice)
Drebin / 7th Circle - Avatar (voice)
Local Boy / MGO Soldiers (voice)
Sunny (voice)
Raiden (voice)
Vamp (voice)
Kim Mai Guest ...
Mei Ling / Body of Armor - Satisfied Customer A (voice)
Jonathan (voice)
Ed (voice)
Lara Cody ...
Rosemary (voice)


In the near future, the nations of the world rely upon private military companies to fight their battles for them. When renegade super-soldier Liquid Ocelot emerges as the head of a potent coalition of mercenary powers, an aging Solid Snake returns to save the world one last time. Written by Sockatume

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In his final battle, a hero must stand alone. See more »


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12 June 2008 (USA)  »

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MGS4  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


As seen on various occasions, Otacon's desktop background is a picture from Policenauts, a game also produced by the same company which has produced all of the Metal Gear Solid series, Konami. See more »


In this game, we're told that Para-Medic, the female doctor from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, was Dr. Clark, who Naomi mentioned several times in Metal Gear Solid. However, Naomi always referred to this person as male. This is an unfortunate translational error: the Japanese language provides many gender-neutral terms, so Clark's gender was never specified in the Japanese version of the first game. The "Metal Gear Solid Database" which Konami have released fudges this by claiming Dr. Clark was secretive, and Naomi mistakenly assumed she was male as a result. See more »


[from trailer]
Otacon: Hey Snake, it's me.
Solid Snake: Who?
Otacon: [Otacon's face appears on the robot] Snake, it's me.
Solid Snake: Otacon?
Otacon: Sorry to keep you waiting. I'm here to help you from here on out.
Solid Snake: Where are you now?
Otacon: Out of harm's way.
Solid Snake: Is that remote control?
Otacon: Yup. And this mechanism is equipped with a Cell Processor.
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Follows Metal Gear Solid (1998) See more »


MGS Love Themes
(Opening Theme)
Performed by Jackie Presti
Words by Hideo Kojima
Composed & orchestrated by Nobuko Toda
Conductor: David Matthews
Recorded at Right Track Recording Studio (New York)
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Saying it's a masterpiece is an understatement, it is something much bigger!
8 June 2017 | by (Russia) – See all my reviews

Beyond anything you have played/seen, flawless storytelling, absolutely phenomenal, a bright imagination vividly executed. You have to play it, to believe it exists. Left me speechless. There is no other game like Guns of the patriots.

Even before I started playing I was so impressed with Konami's safety measures reminder, a nice animation of Snake in the background as the game installs. Then the main menu blew me away with Snake in the cemetery approaching the tombstone. For 10 minutes or so I couldn't get past this because of the soundtrack. Then there was a nice extra video material with David Hayter. I don't know if this comes with the 25th anniversary edition or not, but I hope everybody enjoys it. After finishing the first mission I could see why Sony wanted to have Guns of the patriots as their exclusive. The graphics are so much ahead of its time, I can hardly believe this was made in 2008, almost 10 years ago. In addition to the great game play, Guns of the patriots have absolutely outstanding cut scenes/an epic story, and a soundtrack to make your skin crawl. After making my way to the first boss, I had a tense and long fight. Digging a little deeper and beating the second boss, I know now this will make my top favorites list and become one of those addictive replayable games. The plot and the action are breathtaking. The epilogue was the most emotional and heartwarming piece I had seen in a long time. I'm 37 and still was ready to cry. Again, this game has the best cut scenes you will ever see. The characters are adorable, with rich background. The villains are so real, every next boss fight is more fun. I can imagine what an enormous work Kojima did writing the screenplay to this Masterpiece with capital M. In fact, saying it's a masterpiece is an understatement, it's something bigger. So much love and passion and energy and life invested here. Everything is top notch. Such a fresh and exhilarating game. Bravo, Hideo—san.

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