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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kurt Russell was asked to voice Snake but turned the offer down. See more »

Goofs

The gunship in the opening cut scene is incorrectly identified as a "Combat Talon". While it does have the Fulton Recovery System featured on the MC-130E Combat Talon I, in the game it is featured as a gunship, in this case the AC-130A Spectre, and said to be armed with two 20mm rotary cannons and two 40mm Bofors cannons. It also features the AC-130's Black Crow radome on the left hand side of the fuselage below the cockpit, just ahead of the crew door. The MC-130E Combat Talon I has no weapons and is not fitted as a gunship, nor would an AC-130A be capable of being pressurized (the new AC-130U is the first to have that feature). The AC-130 was not tested until 1967, and has never had the Fulton Recovery System. 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

The title sequence doesn't appear at the beginning of the game - it appears when the Virtuous Mission ends (which is well into the game). If you save anytime after this point, the sequence will appear at the beginning the next time you play. See more »

Alternate Versions

Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, an expanded version, includes many new features, such as:
  • An optional third-person camera angle.
  • Metal Gear Online, an online multi-player mode.
  • All of the features previously exclusive to the European version of Metal Gear Solid 3 (see below).
  • The original versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.
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Connections

References Tiger Mask (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Be Afraid
Music & Words by Rika Muranaka
Vocal by Elisa Fiorillo
Arrangement by Rika Muranaka
Recorded and mixed by Alan Meyerson
Produced by Rika Muranaka (Un Jazz Music, Inc.)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
greatest game in the series!
31 July 2006 | by yostone2See all my reviews

MG 1 and 2 were good, mgs was great, mgs 2 was also good, but this game is truly the best one in the series... I really love the style it's presented in, even the endless cut-scenes that the mgs games are know for, are interesting all the time... I REALLY enjoyed playing through it, the new cameo system is also great, it makes it more tactical and stealthy...

the only little thing I think wasn't all that good was the healing wounds, I mean it's great at first, but going into the menu to heal yourself 10-20 times during a boss fight is quite boring and repetitive but everything else about it is just great, the story is exceptional and Naked Snake is a great character.

I truly recommend it!


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