Metal Gear Solid Cheats


  • Different ending/music

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Different ending/musicBeat game while wearing the Tuxedo

    Contributed By: Warhawk.

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  • Misc. Unlockables

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    CameraComplete the game and submit to Ocelot's torture, then start a new game.
    Demo Theater ModeComplete the game with either ending; complete both endings to completely unlock this option.
    Extreme ModeComplete the game on any mode and start a new one.
    Fight Red NinjaBeat the game with 100 percent two times, then go fight the ninja.
    Gun Shooting ModeEnter the VR training mode and successfully complete training mode time attack mode(look for cheat on list). When your done re-enter VR training mode, you'll find the new option.
    Hear the MGS theme tune play during the end creditsBeat the game 3 times on the same save file. The official Metal Gear Solid themetune will play during the second half of the end credits
    Infinite AmmoDo not submit to Ocelot's toture and at the end you will get Meryl's ending. She will give you a bandanna. Load the game and you will have the bandanna. Equip it and you will have infinite ammo.
    StealthBeat the game and submit to Ocelot's torture. Otocan will give you his stealth camoflauge. Load the game and you will have stealth. Equip it and you will be invisible, although wolves can see you and when an FMV shows the guards will see you.
    Survival ModeComplete Gun Shooting Mode in VR Training
    Technical Demonstration ModeComplete all other VR Training modes
    Time AttackEnter the VR training mode and succesfully complete training mode. When you re-enter VR Training Mode, you'll find the new option.
    TuxedoBeat the game twice, one with Meryl's ending, once with Otacon's ending. Save them on the same slot. Load the new game and when Snake goes up the elevator in the Dock, Snake will change into a tux.
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Easter Eggs

  • Alternate Save Message from Psycho Mantis

    If you save less than three times before you fight Psycho Mantis, you will get a special message on how reckless you are.

    Contributed By: MrFoxhound.

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  • Castlevania Message

    If you have a save game of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on your memory card, Psycho Mantis will give you surprising message before you fight him.

    Contributed By: Lock and Chain.

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  • Get Mei Ling Mad

    Keep calling Mei Ling on the codec. Say do not save about 5 to 8 times. She will get mad eventually and stop talking to you.

    Contributed By: danyates.

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  • Ghost Picture of Hideo Kojima

    After you beat the Ninja, take your camera and take a picture of the picture of the big orange-like robots in Otacon's lab. When you've done it, reset and load the picture. You'll see a ghost picture of Hideo Kojima!

    Contributed By: Pin_Cheater.

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  • How to make the Ninja free you

    After you are tortured, thrown in the cell, and called Otacon, the guard goes to the bathroom. Otacon comes, gives you a few things and then when he leaves and the guard comes back, let the guard go to the bathroom 2 more times. When the guard goes to the bathroom the second time, you'll hear something like a FAMAS. The Ninja comes and frees you!

    Contributed By: Pin_Cheater.

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  • Save message from Psycho Mantis

    If you save enough times before fighting Psycho Mantis he will tell you how wise you are for saving often.

    Contributed By: djmikso.

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  • Special Message

    If you have a savegame of POLICENAUTS on your memory card when you fight Mantis, you will get a special message from Hideo Kojima.

    Contributed By: rob29.

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  • Suikoden Message

    If you have a Suikoden Save Game on your Memory Card ,
    Psycho Mantis will give you special message regarding Suikoden when he reads your mind.

    Contributed By: ShinWesker.

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  • A more useful cardboard box

    When you're in the cave area with Meryl, hit her and quickly equip a cardboard box. She'll order a wolf to attack you, but if you're in a box, a wolf will pee on it instead. Now whenever that box is equipped the wolves will no longer attack you.

    Contributed By: dinobotmaximized.

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  • Defeat Psycho Mantis with ease

    Make the boss fight with Psycho Mantis much easier by switching your controller to port 2 when the message HIDEO appears on your screen. If you do it correctly, Psycho Mantis will be unable to read your thoughts making the fight much easier.

    Contributed By: xerc.

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  • Easily cross minefields.

    If you don't have the mine detector, but want to cross a minefield without having to worry about blowing up, just go up to the area where you believe mines are and crawl across the ground. Not only will you be unharmed, but you will also receive any claymore mines that you crawl over!

    Contributed By: Felix Arabia.

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  • Meryl's Ending

    Resist Ocelet's torture to see a happy ending where everyone lives.

    Contributed By: MrFoxhound.

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  • Otacon's Ending

    To view Otacon's Ending instead of Meryl's ending after completing the game, submit to Ocelot's torture after being captured.

    Contributed By: UltimaterializerX.

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  • Title Screen Tricks

    When you reach the title screen, push any of the directions on the D-Pad to be able to get different colors for the background graphics.

    Contributed By: KasketDarkfyre.

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Cheats


  • All Mission Characters & Stages

    Unlock all Mission Characters and StagesWhen you begin a new Mission file enter your name as UUDDLRLRBA

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

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  • Alternate ending

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Alternate EndingClear "A snake Tale" to unlock the M9, then use it to stun all the bosses instead of killing them.

    Contributed By: surferdude509.

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  • Unlockables

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    All missions unlockedInsert the extra DVD disc and go to the demo of the VR missions. Complete a mission and save, then load the Substance disc and go to VR missions.
    Bandana (Infinite Ammo) (Snake)Complete the tanker chapter and collect all of the dog tags on any 2 difficulty levels.
    Blue Wig (Infinite 02 Gauge while underwater) (Raiden)Collect a total of 160 dog tags during the plant chapter and when replaying the plant chapter.
    Boss SurvivalBeat the full game (Tanker and Plant) to unlock boss survival mode
    Brown Wig (Infinite Ammo) (Raiden)Collect a total of 60 dog tags during the plant chapter and when replaying the plant chapter.
    Cast TheaterBeat the full game (Tanker and Plant) to unlock the casting theater
    Digital CameraComplete the "Sons of Liberty" game once
    Extreme & European ExtremeBeat the full game in any difficulty (Tanker and Plant) to unlock Extreme and European Extreme difficulty modes.
    M9 For Snake TalesComplete any Snake Tale and when you do it again you will have an M9 gun.
    Metal Gear RAY Title ScreenComplete the game three times and Metal Gear RAY will be featured on the title screen.
    MGS1 Snake in VR MissionsComplete 100% of Snake's, Pliskin's, and Tuxedo Snake's VR Missions.
    Ninja Raiden in VR MissionsBeat 50% of Raidens VR Missions to unlock Ninja Raiden in the VR Missions
    Pantless MarinesComplete the tanker chapter and during the second play through, all of the marines in the hold will be pantless.
    Photograph ModeSuccessfully complete bomb disposal mode, hold up mode (alternative missions), and eliminate mode to unlock photograph mode in the Alternative Missions.
    Pliskin in VR MissionsBeat 50% of Solid Snakes VR Missions to unlock Pliskin in the VR Missions
    Raiden Title ScreenComplete the game once and Raiden will be featured on the title screen.
    Raiden XSuccessfully complete 100% of the missions as Raiden and Ninja Raiden.
    Red Wig (Infinite Grip Gauge) (Raiden)Collect every dog tag on every difficulty level during the plant chapter.
    Stealth (Plant)Obtain 121 dog tags when playing the plant chapter
    Stealth (Tanker)Obtain 76 dog tags when playing the tanker chapter
    Stealth Camo Suit (Raiden)Collect over 120 dog tags in total during the plant chapter and when replaying the plant chapter.
    Stealth Camo Suit (Snake)Complete the tanker chapter and collect all of the dog tags on any 3 difficulty levels.
    SunglassesAfter completing the game two times, Snake and Raiden will be wearing sunglasses.
    Tuxedo SnakeGet 100% with Snake and Pliskin to unlock Tuxedo Snake.
    Unlimited ammunition (Plant)Obtain 73 dog tags when playing the plant chapter
    Unlimited ammunition (Tanker)Obtain 46 dog tags when playing the tanker chapter
    Unlimited grip (Plant)Obtain 170 dog tags when playing the plant chapter
    Unlimited oxygen (Plant)Obtain 218 dog tags when playing the plant chapter
    USP SuppressorComplete the Tanker mission once in any difficulty, or the Tanker/Plant mission once in any difficulty and you unlock the USP Suppressor for the Tanker. It is on the crows nest where you get the thermal goggles, after the battle with Olga.

Easter Eggs

  • Different V.R. theme

    If you use MGS1 Snake for theV.R. missions you will hear the V.R. theme from MGS1

    Contributed By: UBCS 2.

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  • Hideo Kojima Dog Tag Information

    When first playing as Raiden in the plant chapter, enter the name Hideo Hiojima into the first node. It will automatically put in all of his statistics.

    Contributed By: Mike Loubet.

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  • Ken Ogasawra dog tag info

    When first playing as Raiden in the plant chapter, enter the name Ken Ogasawra into the first node. It will automatically put in all of his statistics.

    Contributed By: Mike Loubet.

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  • Parrot guard

    In the computer room of the CORE on SHELL 1 B2, the computer room, shoot E.E's parrot and it says the things a guard says, such as 'Possible Intruder, send backup' thats sort of thing

    Contributed By: Exwien.

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  • Seagull shooting

    If you go outside during the plant chapter, you will see seagulls on most struts. If you shoot these seagulls, they will fall and die. If you shoot enough with a psg1 then rose will call you and tell you to stop shooting defenseless animals and she will call you "a sick freak".

    Contributed By: Mike Loubet.

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  • Snake/Raiden thoughts when on codec

    When you are listening to a codec call hold R1 and R2 and you can hear Snake/Raiden's thoughts

    Contributed By: SSJ_Richard.

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  • The Shaver

    If you give snake the shaver at the start of the game, at the end he will be clean shaven. If you do not get the shaver then he will not be shaven at the end of the game.

    Contributed By: Mike Loubet.

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  • Tuxedo Snake sneaking theme

    If you use Tuxedo Snake on the sneaking missions here will be a different theme

    Contributed By: UBCS 2.

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  • Yoji Shinkawa tag information

    When first playing as Raiden in the plant chapter, enter the name Yoji Shinkawa into the first node. It will automatically put in all of his statistics.

    Contributed By: Mike Loubet.

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  • Enhance Grip Level Easier

    You can enhance your grip level by doing 100 pull-ups on a ledge, or you can do 10 drop-and-cathes. To do a drop-and-catch, find two ledges which are parrelel to each other. Hang off the higher ledge, and press X, then repeatedly press Triangle. You should grab on the lower ledge. If you do this 10 times, you get an enhanced grip level. There are 3 total grip levels. Two ideal places to do this are the Tanker's Engine Room, and the Plant's Strut D.

    Contributed By: Erkit.

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  • Guy on toilet from MGS1

    When you get to the Shell 1 Core and you're supposed to listen in on a conversation between Solidus and Ocelot, point the Directional Microphone over to the left near the stage and you should hear Johnny from MGS1 talk to himself. It has a hilarious ending.

    Contributed By: TkPak619.

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  • More grip

    If you hang on a ledge and press L2 and R2 you will do a pull-up. If you do enough of these, your grip level will rise. The maximum is level 3.

    Contributed By: Mike Loubet.

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  • Unlock all Characters for VR Missions

    If you are lucky enough to have The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2, complete all 5 VR Missions. Have this memory card inserted when you select VR Missions on the Substance disk, and you will have all 5 hidden characters unlocked from the get-go. You will have 00% for each character despite finishing the 5 VR Missions on TDoMGS2.

    Contributed By: pacokorn77.

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Cheats


  • Play around with the music video

    During the music video "Snake Eater", pressing different buttons will slightly change what appears on screen.

    Change the language of the creditsL3 (press the left analouge stick)
    Make the singer interupt the song to say "Snake Eater"R1
    The snakes will move in the same directionMove the left analouge stick

    Contributed By: Star Player ZA.

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  • Play With The Title Screen

    You can mess around with the animation and background at the title screen by pressing different buttons.

    Changes the background design.L3
    Changes the color of Snake and the soldier.L1
    Changes the color of Snake and the soldier.L2
    Changes the screen's color.R3
    Slows down the Snake vs. soldier animation.R2
    Speeds up the Snake vs. soldier animation.R1
    Turns the background black so that you can only see Snake fighting the soldier.Triangle

    Contributed By: Shinigami083.

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  • No Damage Through Torture

    Hold L2 during the entire torture sequence to not recieve any damage when Volgin punches you. It must remain held down until cutscene where he leaves otherwise any damage that would have been done is still dealt.

    Contributed By: MGRaiden.

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  • I Like MGS Unlockables

    Just choose which MGS game you like at the beginning of the game for the following unlockables:

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Demo TheatrePick I like MG3 on a new file and save it
    Downloadable CamouflageStart a new game with "I Like MGS3", then save.
    European ExtremeChoose: I LIKE MGS3!
    Raiden Mask in beginningPick I like MGS 2 on a new file and save it
    Secret TheatrePick I like MG3 on a new file and save it
    Unlock Duel Mode on Disc 2Pick I like MG3 on a new file and save it
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  • Mosin Nagant

    Beat The End through stamina depletion to unlock the Mosin Nagant, The End's tranquilizer-dart-equipped sniper rifle. After the cutscene where The End dies, it is just to the left of Snake's position, in a centralized clearing in Sokrovenno North. It will not appear if The End is killed by setting the PS2 clock forward, nor will it appear if he was killed outside the Ponizovje warehouse.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Mosin NagantDefeat The End by stamina depletion

    Contributed By: Ranmoth.

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  • Original Metal Gear Boss Time Trial

    Beat the original Metal Gear for the MSX and make a Clear Data file. When you are returned to the main menu for Metal Gear, the boss time trial will be selectable.

    Contributed By: Seifer_us.

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  • Unlock Bandana for the MSX Metal Gear games

    Beat Metal Gear 1 or 2 to unlock the bandana for that game. The Bandana, when equipped, will give you unlimited ammunition for all weapons

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Bandana In Metal Gear 2: Solid SnakeBeat Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake on either difficulty level
    Bandana In Original Metal GearBeat the original Metal Gear on either dfficulty Level.

    Contributed By: WilHiteWarrior.

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  • Unlock Boss Survival Mode in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake

    Once you have successfully beaten the game on Easy or Original, save it and you should find Boss Survival on the main menu of MG2.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Boss Survival ModeBeat the game once on any difficulty.

    Contributed By: BXBomber.

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  • Unlockables

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    American Flag face paintBeat Snake Eater once
    AnimalsDefeat Ocelot by stamina depletion
    AUSCOM Desert (Australian camouflage desert) fatigueBeat Snake Eater once
    Banana CamouflageGet the 1st record time in every stage of Snake vs. Monkey Mode
    Brown face paintBeat Snake Eater once
    Cold WarDefeat Volgin by stamina depletion
    Desert Tiger camouflage fatigueBeat Snake Eater once
    DPM CamouflageBeat Special Duel Mode(Disk 2) with 1st place score
    English Flag face paintBeat Snake Eater once
    EZ GunPlaying the game on Very Easy mode.
    EZ Gun (Modes above Very Easy)Capture all 48 types of edible plants and animals
    FireDefeat The Fury by stamina depletion
    Flectar camouflage fatigueBeat Snake Eater once
    French Flag face paintBeat Snake Eater once
    German Flag face paintBeat Snake Eater once
    Green Face PaintBeat Normal Duel Mode(Disc 2) with 1st place score
    Hornet StripeDefeat The Pain by stamina depletion
    Infinity Face Paint (Alternate)Catch a Tsuchinoko (alive) can only be caught using mousetraps. Best place to find Graniny Gorki South (Where you fight The Fear)
    Infinity Face Paint (Ininite ammo)Beat the game with the rank Foxhound
    Italian Flag face paintBeat Snake Eater once
    Japanese Flag face paintBeat Snake Eater once
    Monkey MaskComplete all Snake vs. Monkey Mode
    MossHold up The End
    Patriot (The Boss‘s gun)Complete the game once
    Single Action Army (Revlover)Choose the SAA on the right during final duel
    SnakeDefeat The Boss by stamina depletion
    Soviet Flag face paintBeat Snake Eater once
    Spanish Flag face paintBeat Snake Eater once
    SpiderDefeat The Fear by stamina depletion
    Spirit Camo (Footsteps cannot be heard)Walk all the way to the end during boss fight against The Sorrow
    Stealth CamoBeat game with no alerts
    Stealth Camo (alternate)Shoot all the green frogs in every area of the game
    Swedish Flag face paintBeat Snake Eater once
    Tuxedo (Camo)Complete the game once

  • Unlocking Rumble Roses characters

    To unlock these characters as playable character, simply play enough to obtain an animal ranking and next time you host a game, you can select the Reiko Hinomoto/ Rowdy Reiko option to appear or do not appear.

    Contributed By: Odin_theRonin.

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Easter Eggs

  • Motion Capture Actors

    During a cut scene, if you see the name of the character, the name in the parentheses is the voice actor. If you hit O, the name will change to the name of the character's motion capture actor.

    Contributed By: yeg0.

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  • See ghostly images of the developers during the fight with the Sorrow

    Using the camera, take pictures of the bosses you've killed as they walk towards you as ghosts. Sometimes you'll see the faces of the developers on the pictures you've taken.

    Contributed By: The IcecreamMan.

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  • Title Screen Change

    After beating the game once, Snake will have an eyepatch on during the CQC fights he has with the Russian guard at the title screen.

    Contributed By: KurtCobain1994.

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  • Bats in Cave

    In the cave, bats attack you if you run. But if you use the active sonar and send out a 'ping', the bats will stop coming after you. That is because bats use sonar to see, they attack the strange noises snake is making and using the sonar tricks them into thinking you are just another bat.

    Contributed By: MujariMojo.

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  • Defeat The End easily

    When you enter the fighting area for the first time, save your game and quit. Go into the clock settings of your PS2 hardware and set the clock forward a couple of years. Load up the game and you will find that The End has died from old age!!

    Contributed By: stonalisa.

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  • Distract Voligin

    Before you fight Volgin be sure to capture a living tree frog. When you are fighting him equip the tree frog as a weapon and throw it somewhere where volgin will see it. After he sees it he should say something then jump back he will then be vulnerable for a few seconds(until he kills the frog) allowing you time to get a few cheap shots in.

    Contributed By: zeljo.

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  • Easily deplete The Fear's stamina

    While fighting The Fear, his main tactic is to jump from tree to tree in order to get the best shot possible on you. However, this depletes his stamina rather quickly, and like Snake, he needs to eat in order to keep himself going strong. As The Fear's stamina gauge decreases, he'll stop trying to attack you and begin using his crossbow to hunt for food instead. If he manages to catch enough of the local food sources, he will regenerate his stamina gauge; if you're a fan of scoring stamina kills on the bosses in order to get the secret uniforms in the game, The Fear's eating habits make it very difficult to deplete his stamina gauge in an honorable manner.

    Thankfully, there is a cheap way to bypass the entire process. As soon as the battle starts, take poisoned pieces of food you have on stock and throw it into the middle of the area, then proceed to go on with the battle as you would normally. When The Fear's stamina gets low, he will cease to hunt for food and will instead go right for the food you threw out for him! Not only does this prevent The Fear's stamina from increasing, but it will actually decrease his stamina as well. Even better is that he'll stand there puking his guts up, which gives you all sorts of time to blast him with shots from your tranquilizer gun.

    It should be noted that the best place to harvest poisoned food is in the very area in which you fight The Fear himself; you have to go through it en route to the science lab before fighting The Fear on the way back. The area is full of poison frogs and poison mushrooms, so make sure to stock up in advance. The more poisoned food you throw out at the beginning of the fight, the easier a time you'll have.

    Contributed By: UltimaterializerX.

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  • Find Secret Codec Frequency to Call Off Alerts

    If you enter alert mode, capture any nearby guard and interrogate him. Sometimes, the guard will tell you a Codec frequency that can be contacted to call off the alert. These frequencies change after they are first used, but there will always be a new one available whenever you trigger alert mode.

    Contributed By: Evil Dave.

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  • Free Rations/Ammo in Original Metal Gear

    If you die and choose "continue" too many times (approx 5- 10), you'll be given max ammo (only for weapons you have obtained) and full rations. Your maximum capacity for weapons and rations increases as your rank increases, which you increase by finding hostages.

    Contributed By: NeoX51.

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  • Hint : Anger Volgin

    When fighting Volgin the first time you can wear the Ivan’s(Raiden's) mask and he will think you are the major and hesitate from attacking you. You will have a chance to shoot him a few times without him attacking. He will realize who you are after a while and become angry and attack more frequently.

    Contributed By: TRin12.

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  • Parrot to your advantage

    During your battle with The End, if you capture his parrot (use a tranquilizer pistol) and then set it free, the parrot will squawk and circle over The End’s head; revealing his sniper position and allowing you to shoot him. After you shoot him, The End will then relocate and you can recapture the parrot and repeat this method until The End is defeated. If you find it difficult to recapture the parrot, move to another Sokrovenno area and then return and the parrot should be perched at one of its usual spots. If you find it difficult to spot the parrot circling over The End, use your directional microphone and listen for The End scolding his [loud mouth] parrot.

    Contributed By: PyroJames.

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  • Skip The End boss battle.

    After caves and after the river with the guards on the hovercrafts, enter the next area and a cutscene will begin. As soon as the cutscene ends pull out your SVD sniper rifle and aim it at The End in his wheelchair. Before he gets taken away, shoot the guard in the head, then shoot The End in the head a few times. If done corectly The End will say something and explode. Later in the game when you get to the jungle where the fight was supposed to be, you wont have to fight him and the jungle will be filled with guards from the Ocelot unit.

    Contributed By: habib is cool.

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  • Snake’s dream

    When Snake gets puts in the jail cell. Save the game and turn the system off. Turn it back on and go to your saved game file. Load it and you will see a mini-game were you are this Zombie hunter guy and you can go around and kill zombies.

    Contributed By: GunBladeMan.

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  • Starving and poorly equipped enemies

    Throughout the game, you will find several storehouses of food (Where you'll find items like Instant Noodles and Calorie Mates) and ammunition (Often where you find new weapons). If you have some TNT in your inventory, plant a piece inside a storehouse, stand back, and detonate it. You'll know the trick worked if the room becomes charred and black. If you do this to a food storehouse, enemies in the nearby screens will complain about their hunger, helping you detect them easily. If you destroy an ammo warehouse, guards will have only one clip of AK ammo, then they will switch to a pistol, and eventually they will have to use a knife.

    Contributed By: Janors 2.

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  • Volgin's lightning

    When fighting Col. Volgin throw a Russian glow cap and it will absorb his lightning attacks for a little bit.

    Contributed By: TheBiggerBoss.

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Enemy/Boss Tips

  • 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. However, there is a much more beneficial strategy. Before the boss fight, equip as many empty Hornet's Nests as possible. After the hornets attach themselves and disperse, check your inventory again. All of those empty Hornet's Nests will be changed to Hives of Pain Hornets, which revive four bars of stamina.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

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