''I like______!'' Unlockables.
To unlock these, choose the specified phrase when starting a new game.
Unlockable How to Unlock AUSCAM Camo. Choose "I like MGS1!" Banana Camo. Choose "I like MGS PEACE WALKER!" Desert Tiger Camo and Raiden Mask in the intro cutscene. Choose "I like MGS2!" DPM Camo. Choose "I like MGS4!" Flecktarn Camo, Green and Brown facepaints. Choose "I like MGS3!" Grenade Camo. Chose "I like all the MGS games!" Mummy Camo. Choose "I'm playing MGS for the first time!"
If you defeat a boss by deleting its stamina gauge or other tricks, you'll unlock bonus camos with unique abilities.
Unlockable How to Unlock Animals Camo Beat Ocelot by reducing his stamina gauge to zero. Cold War Camo Defeat Volgin by reducing his stamina gauge to zero. Fire Camo Defeat The Fury by reducing his stamina gauge to zero. Hornet Stripe Camo Defeat The Pain by reducing his stamina gauge to zero. Moss Camo Sneak up on The End and hold him up with a weapon. Snake Camo Defeat The Boss by reducing her stamina gauge to zero. Spider Camo Defeat The Fear by reducing his stamina gauge to zero. Spirit Camo Defeat The Sorrow by reaching the end of the river.
When you break out of the jail cell in Groznyj Grad, check the office across the hallway. You can acquire a camera that can take photos at any point in the mission. Beat the game, and it'll automatically be added to your inventory on your next playthrough.
Unlockable How to Unlock Camera Acquire the Camera in the Groznyj Grad jail, then beat the game.
EZ Gun On Any Difficulty
Throughout the game, there are many plants and fauna to collect. If you are able to successfully capture one of each type in the game ( 48 in total), you will unlock the EZ gun. The EZ gun is normally only available on easy mode. It gives you a minimum camo of 80%, has unlimited ammo and is a silenced tranquilizer that will restore your stamina as long as it is equipped. Note that you only have to obtain one of each type of plant/animal, and not actually eat them. The EZ gun does count as a special item so will disqualify you from obtaining some of the higher ranks in the game.
Unlockable How to Unlock EZ Gun on All Difficulties Collect all the flora/fauna in the game
Facepaints and Camos
Aside from the camos and paints you can find during the mission, several can be obtained after beating the game.
Unlockable How to Unlock AUSCAM Pattern Camo Beat the game. Banana Pattern Camo Beat the game. Brown Face Paint Beat the game. Desert Tiger Pattern Camo Beat the game. DPM Pattern Camo Beat the game. Flecktarn Pattern Camo Beat the game. Green Face Paint Beat the game. Grenade Pattern Camo Beat the game. Mummy Pattern Camo Beat the game. Tuxedo Beat the game.
Infinity Face Paint
Before reaching Groznyj Grad, be sure to capture a Tsuchinoko alive. Keep it in a cage and do not eat it. After you reclaim your equipment at the waterfall, you'll have to recapture it in the same area. If you have a live Tsuchinoko in your inventory when you beat the game, you'll unlock the Infinity Face Paint, which gives all of your weapons infinite ammunition.
Unlockable How to Unlock Infinity Face Paint Beat the game with a live Tsuchinoko in your inventory.
International Flag Face Paints
Successfully achieve all 27 rankings in the game and you will be rewarded with the international flag face paints from Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.
Unlockable How to Unlock American Flag Face Paint Obtain All 27 Rankings English Flag Face Paint Obtain All 27 Rankings French Flag Face Paint Obtain All 27 Rankings German Flag Face Paint Obtain All 27 Rankings Italian Flag Face Paint Obtain All 27 Rankings Japanese Flag Face Paint Obtain All 27 Rankings Soviet Flag Face Paint Obtain All 27 Rankings Spanish Flag Face Paint Obtain All 27 Rankings Swedish Flag Face Paint Obtain All 27 Rankings
Depending on your performance during the mission, you'll unlock rankings after beating the game.
Unlockable How to Unlock Bear Beat the game with 250 or more serious injuries Cat Beat the game with 100 or more saves Centipede Beat the game with 51 or more continues, 35 or less alert modes, and 100 or less people killed Chameleon Beat the game with no Alert Modes. Chicken Rank 50 or more hours, 100 or more saves, 60 or more continues, 250 or more alert modes, 250 or more people killed, 250 or more serious injuries... Cow Beat the game with 250 or more alert modes Crocodile Beat the game with 250 or more kills. Doberman Beat the game on Normal, under 5h30m, 5 alerts, no continues, and with Pigeon requirements Eagle Beat the game in five hours or less. Fox Beat the game on hard, with less than 35 saves, 3 alerts, no life med's used, no continues, and with Pigeon, and Eagle requirements FoxHound Extreme, 25 or less saves, 5 bars of life,no life med's,no special items used,no continues, and with Chameleon,Pigeon,Tortoise,and Eagle requirements Giant Panda Beat the game with 50 or more hours of play time Hound Beat the game under any difficulty with 6 hours or less, 10 alerts, no continues, no life meds, no special items Jaguar Beat the game with 50 or less continues, 36 or more Alert Modes, and 100 or less kills. Leech Beat the game with a leech attached to your body. Leopard Beat the game with 51 or more continues, 36 or more alert modes, and 100 or less people killed Panther Beat the game with 50 or less continues, 36 or more Alert Modes, and 101 or more kills. Pig Beat the game with 250 or more meals eaten Pigeon Beat the game with 0 people killed Puma Beat the game with 51 or more continues, 36 or more alert modes, and 101 or more people killed Scorpion Beat the game with 50 or less continues, 35 or less Alert Modes, and 100 or less kills. Spider Beat the game with 51 or more continues, 35 or less alert modes, and 101 or more people killed Tarantula Beat the game with 50 or less Continues, 35 or less Alert Modes, and 101 or more kills. Tortoise Complete the game with 20 or less Serious Injuries. Tsuchinoko Beat the game with a live Tsuchinoko in your inventory. Whale Beat the game having captured every captured plant and animal. Yoshi Beat the game and shoot every Yoshi figure. Multiple clears are allowed.
If you beat the game with absolutely no Alert Modes, you'll unlock the Stealth Camouflage. When equipped, it renders Snake invisible to guards.
Unlockable How to Unlock Stealth Camouflage Beat the game with no Alert Modes.
Unlockable How to Unlock Mosin Nagant Defeat The End by reducing his stamina gauge to zero. Patriot Beat the game once Single Action Army Select the gun on the right during Snake and Ocelot's final duel.
Figurines In Granin's Office
During the cutscene in Granin's office, use the camera to pan around the room. You'll find figurines of Metal Gear REX, Metal Gear RAY, and Jehuty, which are from the previous Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders games respectively.
Cure Food Poisoning Without Medicine
If Snake is suffering from food poisoning, you can cure it without using your medical supplies. Go into the Cure menu and enter the model viewer mode. Spin Snake's model around several times, and exit the menu. Snake will vomit, which will cure his illness at the cost of some of his stamina. This trick also works with EVA when she's in your party.
Motion Capture Actor Credits
Whenever a character's name and voice actor credit appears onscreen during their introduction cutscene, press the A button. The voice actor's name will be replaced by that of the motion capture actor.
Some weapons, such as the RPG-7, take a long time to reload. To skip the extra reloading animations, just equip another weapon, and then immediately switch back.
Twirl the Colt Single Action Army!
Once you get the Single Action Army, you can twirl it by moving the 3DS system while in FPS aiming mode. This allows you to show off Snake's skill with a revolver and distract Ocelot during your duel with him at Bolshaya Past Crevice. When you're in the open, twirl your revolver and Ocelot will respond with his own revolver tricks and commentary.
Absorbing Volgin's Electricity
Volgin's most common attack is shooting an arc of electricity, which instantly homes in on whatever metal weapon you have equipped. However, you can avoid this by throwing Russian Glowcaps around the room. They attract and absorb the electricity, which allows you to quickly bypass and counter the attack.
Capturing The Pain's Hornets
When you fight The Pain, he'll occasionally perform an attack where a swarm of hornets will attach themselves onto Snake and cause damage. The normal way to get past this is to dive into the water. With a little planning beforehand, however, you can counter this with an unusual strategy. In the early areas of Operation Snake Eater, collect as many Baltic Hornet Nests as you possibly can. During the boss fight, equip the nests and let The Pain's hornets attach as usual. When they disperse, check your food inventory. Each Baltic Hornet Nest will be upgraded to a R.P.H Hive, which never spoils and completely restores all four of Snake's stamina bars.
As soon as you start the fight against Volgin, equip the Raikov Mask. Volgin will then become confused, allowing you to walk right up to him and start attacking.
Flameproof Cardboard Box
Despite its appearance, the Cardboard Box is actually flameproof. This is best demonstrated during the fight against The Fury. If Snake catches on fire, simply equip the box to extinguish the flames. As long as you have it equipped, any fire that is on the ground will not cause damage. This is immensely useful for navigating the hallways during the fight. However, the Cardboard Box can't stand up to a direct, close-ranged hit from The Fury's flamethrower; the force of the blast will knock the box off of Snake.
Kill The End Early
After walking through the cave and the river at Ponizovje, you'll see a cutscene. As soon as the cutscene ends, equip your SVD sniper rifle and aim it at The End. If you shoot quickly and accurately enough, you can kill The End and skip his boss battle later on. There will be a platoon of soldiers to fight instead.
Poisoning The Fear
The Fear's biggest weakness is his stamina. It rapidly depletes throughout the battle, forcing him to climb down from the trees and hunt for food. With some preparation, you can take advantage of this. Save up some spare food and let it rot. Alternatively, you can stock up on poison animals and plants. You can find several of these in the forest before Graniny Gorki, which is where you fight The Fear on the way back. At the start of the battle, throw as much rotten and poison food as you can onto the battlefield. The Fear will inevitably get hungry and eat some. Not only does this drastically reduce his stamina and makes him sick, but it leaves him wide open to follow-up attacks.
Secondhand Smoking The Boss
The most effective weapon to use against The Boss is the Cigarette Gas Gun. It can be used in tandem with Snake's CQC, and unlike with other guns, The Boss can't disarm you if it's equipped. It has a longer range than Snake's punches, can damage The Boss while she's on the ground, and can even interrupt her shooting and walking animations. This can be used to exploit the AI during the fight; The Boss is programmed to only fire her gun from a distance. If you get as close to The Boss as possible - to the point that the characters' models are touching each other - she won't shoot. This leaves her wide open for an attack for several seconds. You have the option of blowing the gas while she's still standing, or using it as a follow-up attack after you've knocked her down via Snake's CQC countermoves. All you have to do is get close, switch to first person view to aim and blow the gas, switch back to third person view to maintain walking speed and proximity, wait for her to recover, and start the process again. She will occasionally try to use CQC, but will walk backward and try to run away far more often. If timed well, you can trap her in a loop of walking and getting hit with the gas. As long as you can counter The Boss's CQC with your own, you can kill her with the Cigarette Gas Gun in only a couple of minutes.
Skip The End Battle
As soon as you start the battle with The End, save your game and quit. Go to the 3DS menu settings and change the system date to over one week in the future. When you return to the game, you'll find that The End has died of old age, allowing you to continue without fighting him.
Skip The Sorrow Battle
During the battle with The Sorrow, immediately lie down in the water. You'll eventually drown, thus prompting the Game Over screen. Instead of choosing the usual options, use the Revival Pill in your inventory; doing so skips the entire fight and allows you to continue the mission.
Easy Motorcycle Chase
After destroying the Shagohod and starting the motorcycle chase, equip the Cold War Camo. It prevents enemies from shooting at you as long as you're facing them. Since you'll be looking back at them during the entire chase, it's possible to complete this area without attacking or taking damage. Not only will your pursuers be unable to shoot, but they'll eventually give up or crash on their own.
Escape The Jail Cell Easily
During the part where Snake is locked up in a jail cell, access your radio and set the frequency to 144.75. Doing so automatically unlocks the cell door.
Escort Sleeping EVA
The easiest way to escort EVA is to knock her unconscious, preferably with the EZ Gun or similar weapon. While she's sleeping, she won't lose stamina. That means you can save more food and supplies for yourself. It also reduces the risk of you getting spotted; you can leave EVA hidden somewhere, quietly take out the guards, and keep dragging her to the exit.
Graniny Gorki Shortcut
Once you reach the Graniny Gorki Lab Exterior, equip the Scientist Uniform and walk right up to the nearest guard. It'll trigger a brief scene in which the guard mistakes you for a scientist trying to escape. You'll be put in an open cell inside Graniny Gorki. This saves you the time and effort of trying to infiltrate the building the normal way.
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