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)


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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17 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


At the very beginning of the game, the date of which "The Virtuous Mission" was initiated is August 24, 1964 - the day Hideo Kojima turned one year old. See more »


In the radio's Personal Data section for EVA, her birthplace listing of Meridian, Idaho is misspelled as "Meridien". 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 »


References Frankenstein (1931) See more »


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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User Reviews

amazing game
19 November 2004 | by (Overland Park, Kansas) – See all my reviews

As we all know, hype is a double edged sword, and this was one of the most hyped games of the year. It does not disappoint. The game is everything I was hoping for and more. Beautiful environments, smooth gameplay, and interesting story. Of course, if you have played the demo, you will notice they throw a couple of changes in to the opening sequence. You haven't even started to play and they are messing with you mind.

The loading time is shorter, the controls are better, and the whole cure system adds a new element to the game. Also, the whole environment can either be your ally or your enemy. There are so many options on how to proceed, I am sure that many gamers will have a very different gaming experience than others.

Anyway, if you are new to the metal gear series or still reeling from the perceived disappointment of MGS2, this game will make you a true fan.

This is what Metal Gear games are supposed to be like.

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