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A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility. Solid Snake is up for the task to infiltrate the facility, rescue the two hostages and thwart the terrorists' plans.

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Hideo Kojima
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akio Ôtsuka ... Solid Snake (voice)
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ... Liquid Snake / Master Miller (voice)
Kyôko Terase Kyôko Terase ... Meryl Silverburgh (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Naomi Hunter (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Hal Emmerich - Otacon (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Roy Campbell (voice)
Houko Kuwashima ... Mei Ling (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Gray Fox (voice)
Eiko Yamada ... Nastasha Romanenko (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Revolver Ocelot (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori Yukitoshi Hori ... Vulcan Raven (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Psycho Mantis (voice)
Naoko Nakamura Naoko Nakamura ... Sniper Wolf / Computer (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Donald Anderson (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Kenneth Baker (voice)
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Storyline

Coming out of retirement, super-soldier Solid Snake is called back into the line of duty to take on rogue members of FOXHOUND, threatening to launch nuclear-weapons on the White House unless they receive their $1 billion ransom. With only 24-houts to sabotage FOXHOUND's threat, Snake must infiltrate enemy lines, hide from them when necessary and he'll face many challenges along the way: the demons of his past will challenge him and his will as a soldier shall be tested, as Snake fights to save the world from nuclear devastation. Written by Johnny

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

The Best Is Yet to Come
Written & produced by Rika Muranaka
Additional choral arrangement by David Downes
Words translated by Blathnaid Ni Chufaigh
Recorded at Beech Park Studio, Ireland
Engineered by Philip Begley
Lead vocal: Aoife Ni Fhearraigh (appears courtesy of Gae-Linn Records)
Chorus: Iarlaith Carter, Stephen Mailey, Eimear Noone, Meav Nt Mhaolchatha, John McNamara, Cathal Clinch, Rachel Talbot, Sinead Fay, Sylvia O'Brieniarlaith Carter, Ewan Cowley
Musicians: Declan Masterson (as Deelan Masterson) (low pipe, bouzouki), James Blennerhassett (double bass), John Fitzpatrick (fiddle), Noel Bridgeman (percussion), Rika Muranaka (keyboards)
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An epic masterpiece that plays exactly like a movie.
25 July 2000 | by jtrpopSee all my reviews

I have been a fan of the Metal Gear series since the first one on the NES. The third installment which shows up on the PlayStation is the best so far. The game plays exactly like a movie in every single way. The voice acting is superb, and the music is movie quality.

The story line does not disappoint. It is hard hitting and nothing is watered down. This is not a kid's game (about PG-13), yet stays away from unnecessary junk. Unlike most games, this game has moral points and touches on human tragedy. The cut scenes are amazing using the PSX's engine and very rarely using FMV.

My only complaint with the game is it is too easy to guess who the bad guy is. Other than that, this game will have you on the edge of your seat.

I have never done this, but I stood up and applauded for the game after I passed it. Hideo Kojima is brilliant and I would love to see him write/direct some movies.


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