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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.

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Hideo Kojima

Writers:

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Cast

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 ... 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 ... 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!

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's the Ultimate Soldier - The Ultimate Predator - And Now He Must Stop the Ultimate Weapon See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Konami [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

When the torture scene was filmed, A possible "Yes" or "No" sort of mini game was going to be incorporated into the game, but was dropped based on its already graphic content. See more »

Goofs

The first HALO jump was in 1960 not 1964. 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

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).
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Connections

References Seven Samurai (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Masterpiece.
21 November 2004 | by Michael KenmoreSee 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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