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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)

In 1964, a U.S. government operative codenamed "Snake" must infiltrate mountainous Soviet territory to rescue a scientist building a weapon of terrible power.


Hideo Kojima


Hideo Kojima (story), Hideo Kojima | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hayter ... Naked Snake / Jack (voice)
Suzetta Miñet Suzetta Miñet ... EVA (voice)
Jim Piddock ... Major Zero (voice)
Heather Halley ... Para-Medic (voice)
James Mathis III James Mathis III ... Sigint (voice) (as James Mathis)
Lori Alan ... The Boss (voice)
Neil Ross ... Colonel Volgin (voice)
Josh Keaton ... Ocelot (voice)
Gregg Berger ... The Pain (voice)
Michael Bell ... The Fear (voice)
J. Grant Albrecht ... The End (voice) (as Grant Albrecht)
Richard Doyle ... The Fury (voice)
David Thomas David Thomas ... The Sorrow / Chairman Khrushchev (voice)
Brian Cummings ... Sokolov (voice)
Jim Ward Jim Ward ... Director Granin (voice)

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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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


[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

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 »

Alternate Versions

Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, an expanded version, includes many new features, such as:
  • An optional third-person camera angle.
  • Metal Gear Online, an online multi-player mode.
  • All of the features previously exclusive to the European version of Metal Gear Solid 3 (see below).
  • The original versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.
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References Tiger Mask (1969) See more »


Snake Eater
Music & Words by Norihiko Hibino
Vocal by Cynthia Harrell
Strings and horn arrangement by Mark Holden
Programming by Nate Phillips (as Nate Phillipe) and Rika Muranaka
Recorded and mixed by Alan Meyerson
Produced by Rika Muranaka (Un Jazz Music, Inc.)
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User Reviews

more movie than video game
1 August 2006 | by rugrat3000See all my reviews

metal gear solid 3 is by far the best metal gear solid for these reasons.

1 you've got to camouflage yourself to blend in 2 you've got to eat food to help your performance 3 you actually suffer from recoil on this game and the silencers where off after a couple of rounds. i could go on but it would ruin the entire game completely metal gear 3 is also just like watching a movie there are times when for a good 20 minutes the equivalent to a simpsons episode you are just watching a cut scene. this game surpasses the second mainly cause you play snake not raiden (however doesn't mean to say he doesn't play a role) however this isn't for the devil may cry kind of person patience and stealth is the key. this game is an example of why games are better than movies it's more movie than action in my opinion if you do know your way round. I've given it 10 out of 10 because its one of a few games i wont be giving back to the shop. this game is a bit like the movie saw you don't't understand what the hell is going on until the very end during the debriefing when all is revealed and believe me its what u least suspect.

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Release Date:

17 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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