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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001)

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Two years after the death of Solid Snake, a rookie FOX-HOUND agent, on his first mission, infiltrates an offshore decontamination facility to rescue the President.

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Hideo Kojima

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hayter ... Solid Snake (voice)
Quinton Flynn ... Raiden (voice)
Christopher Randolph ... Hal 'Otacon' Emmerich (voice)
Lara Cody Lara Cody ... Rosemary (voice)
Vanessa Marshall ... Olga Gurlukovich (voice)
Paul Eiding ... Colonel Campbell (voice)
John Cygan ... Solidus Snake (voice)
Maura Gale ... Fortune (voice) (as Maula Gale)
Phil LaMarr ... Vamp (voice) (as Phil La Marr)
Barry Dennen ... Fatman (voice)
Greg Eagles ... Peter Stillman (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Emma Emmerich (voice)
Patric Zimmerman ... Revolver Ocelot (voice) (as Pat Zimmerman)
Cam Clarke ... Liquid Snake (voice)
Earl Boen ... Sergei Gurlukovich (voice)
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Storyline

Two years after the events at Shadow Moses, Solid Snake infiltrates the United States' Marine Corps and sees that the government is trying to unleash Metal Gear upon the world. With the help of Otacon, Snake will expose Metal Gear to the world and try to save the world from the disaster that was the Shadow Moses Incident. Written by Johnny

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (cutscenes)| Dolby (gameplay scenes)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Piano - Onaje Allan Gumbs (as Onaje Allangumbs)
Bass - Kenny Davis
Drums - Eugene Jackson Jr. (as Eugene Jackson)
Sax - Don Braden
Trombone - Robin Eubanks
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The Greatest Game in History
13 December 2004 | by pardy_travisSee all my reviews

The Greatest Game in History.

That sets up some pretty high expectations. Reasons are plentiful: The character proxemics, the ambiance and the use of camera angles, mise-en-scene and the editing are skilled beyond many of Hollywood's films today. The characters themselves are deeply psychological. They're all troubled in some way or another, and yet, despite their own individual depth, they're also representations of a side of the human experience and psyche. Raiden is the brash, headlong energy of youth, but he is also the insecurity and inexperience that comes with it. It comes back on his own life, his romantic life no less, in a big way. Snake is Raiden's foil - strong and secure, with years of experience to back up his quiet confidence.

However, his expertise comes at a toll to his own mental health.

The game itself transcends the nature of video games. It uses its predecessor (MGS 1 was itself a revolution in the gaming world) as a symbol of games in general. MGS 2 comments not only on technology, the effect it has on each of our individuality, the nature of humanity in exploration, and our own inabilities to confront demons, but it does all this while reflecting ON THE NATURE OF GAMES THEMSELVES. Bar none, this game has no rivals - it is consummate gaming, and film-making, for that matter. Being both entertaining and thought-provoking, philosophical and compassionate, the games paradoxes and dichotomies are whole and beautiful. In short, this is the game to end all games. I kid you not.


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