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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Naked Snake / Jack (voice)
Suzetta Miñet ...
EVA (voice)
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Major Zero (voice)
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Para-Medic (voice)
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Sigint (voice) (as James Mathis)
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The Boss (voice)
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Colonel Volgin (voice)
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Ocelot (voice)
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The Pain (voice)
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The Fear (voice)
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The End (voice) (as Grant Albrecht)
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The Fury (voice)
David Thomas ...
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Sokolov (voice)
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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!

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snake | boss | weapon | jungle | scientist | See All (289) »

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Every Hero has an End. This November, Witness the Beginning.. See more »


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Trivia

The character of "The End" (as well as the concept of The Boss being Naked Snake's mentor) was based on a scrapped member of Dead Cell from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty called Old Boy (sometimes referred as Oldman). Old Boy (according to the MGS2 gameplan) was a 100-year old former Nazi general who wielded a Panzerfaust as his weapon of choice and was also a mentor to several soldiers, including Big Boss himself. His character was written out of the Metal Gear Solid 2 script because they could not find a way to fit it into the story. See more »

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The first HALO jump was in 1960 not 1964. See more »

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[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 »

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References The Fly (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Masterpiece.
21 November 2004 | by (Provo, Utah) – See 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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