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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.

Director:

Hideo Kojima

Writers:

Hideo Kojima (story), Hideo Kojima | 2 more credits »
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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:

King of Stealth - King of Snakes - King of the Jungle See more »


Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Konami [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metal Gear Solid 3 See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The date of the "Virtuous Mission", 24 August 1964, was Hideo Kojima's first birthday. It was originally 24 August 1963 (his exact birth date), but was moved up a year because he wanted the 22 November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy to factor into the story. See more »

Goofs

Ocelot is supposed to be a major. However, his shoulder insignias reveals that he's only a captain. 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

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Connections

References Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) 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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User Reviews

Genius, pure genius.
29 December 2004 | by Chinaking-1See all my reviews

This game is a work of art. The gameplay, the graphics, the story, the characters, are all perfectly fitted into the game. I do not own this game but i rented it, and even though i beat it in about 2 days, i still would like to own it. This game far surpasses Metal gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. In this, you play as Naked Snake (Big boss), the whole time. You have to survive in the jungle but hunting and well obviously eating. The new cure system is a very good add on in my opinion. The boss fights are amazing. One of the best being the fight with the end(A dead sniper who comes back to life to kill Snake). One of the best visually though, has to be the fury. The best way to go through this game is stealth, although you could go through it killing everyone you see, but this makes it harder and also, by doing this, a fight with a certain boss may be a bit long. A cool new feature with this game is the camoflauge. Blending in with your surroundings and waiting for the perfect time to execute CQC (close quarters combat) will make you feel very accomplished. This game does take patience in some areas, but still very worth buying. The only flaw with this game, in my opinion, was the fact that i beat it in about 2 days, but still there is about no difference between playing this game and going to the movies. Overall I give this game a 9/10.


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