Control title screen
At the title screen, press L3 to change the background pattern color. Press R1 or R2 to
control its speed. Press L1 to place the black silhouette from the foreground to the
background. Press L2 to change the color of the black silhouette. Press R3 to change the
screen's color. Press Triangle to turn the background black.
Control introduction sequence
During the opening sequence, press L3 to change the language of the text that scrolls
across the screen. If pressed enough times, it turns into a snake skeleton. You can also
press R1 during the opening sequence to hear a girl whisper "Snake eater". If you move the
Right Analog-stick during the opening sequence, birds will fly across the screen in the
direction it is moved. Move the Left Analog-stick to control the direction of the credits.
If you press the D-pad you can make dots appear on the screen. If you move the Right
Analog-stick, soldiers with parachutes will go across the screen. Press R3 to control the
picture that goes across the screen when you move the Right Analog-stick.
Alternate introduction sequence
At the first Konami logo when first starting the game, press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right,
Left, Right, Square, Triangle. If you entered the code correctly, the sound from the
cl***ic "Konami code" from original Metal Gear on the NES will play. The names that appear
during the introduction sequence will now be those of the game designers.
Alternate intermission sequence credits
When someone's name appears during an intermission sequence in parenthesis, it indicates
the voice actor that provided the dialogue. While the name is displayed, press Circle to
change the credits to the person that provided the dialogue in the Japanese version of the
Slower stamina loss
When starting the game, select the "I liked MGS1" option. This will also change the
introduction sequence to show Snake without a beard.
Get the top five high scores in the Snake Vs. Ape mini-game to unlock the Monkey Mask.
When starting the game, select the "I liked MG2" option. This will also change the
Defeat Ocelot to get the Animals camouflage.
Get the high score in each stage of the Snake Vs. Ape mini-game to unlock the Banana
Cold War camouflage
Defeat Volgen to get the Cold War camouflage.
Successfully complete "Special" with top scores to unlock the DPM camouflage. Alternately,
obtain the "MGS3: First Bite" CD and download the camouflage from it.
Defeat The Fury to get the Fire camouflage. The Fire camouflage is flame retardant; you
will not incur any burns.
Go to Grainy Gorki Lab second floor and go into the bathroom. Break the last stall door
off (kicking recommended). Go inside to find the Fly camouflage. When wearing it, flies
will suddenly swarm around you.
The GA-KO camo has the ability to make the Kirotan frogs call out to you when it is
equipped. It is located in the first swamp north of Sokolov's research facility. It is in
the northeast section, in shallow water. They will barely appear, even with thermal
goggles. Once it is equipped, exit the survival viewer and you will hear the Kirotan frog
only three times. If the sound is weak, you are not close to it. Move to another part of
the area and press Start to open the survival viewer. Then, press X to exit and hear the
frogs again. If the sound is stronger, then you are getting closer. Repeat this process to
find the Kirotan Frogs in every area.
The Grenade camouflage gives Snake infinite grenades. It can be downloaded from the
official web site for the game.
Hornet Stripe camouflage
Defeat The Pain to get the Hornet Stripe camouflage.
Get near The End and when he hits you, open your map from survival viewer and sneak to the
red dot. The dot is The End. Point a shotgun at him. Note: The weapon must be the shotgun.
He will lay down but will not give it to you. Aim your shotgun two or three more times and
he will give the Moss camouflage to you.
Get Moss camouflage easily
To get the Moss camo easily you will need the Spirit Camouflage, a shotgun, and the AP
sensor. The Spirit camouflage eliminates the sound of your footsteps and the AP sensor
makes a lot of beeps when someone is near you. Run around until you get shot at. When you
get shot by The End, his location will appear on the map. Look at the map, and find his
position. Try to get around him, as you must approach him from behind. He cannot hear your
approach due to the Spirit camouflage. Run to his position, and when you get near, walk
slowly towards him. When you are a few feet away, point the M37 Shotgun at him. Do not
shoot. Just point at him in first person view. Keep moving the shotgun (while remaining in
first person view) up and down. When you have aimed at his head about three times he will
give you the Moss camouflage. The Moss camouflage will give you 100% camouflage in gr***y
areas and restore your stamina when you are in the light.
The Mummy camouflage helps Snake take less damage. It can be downloaded from the official
web site for the game.
Defeat The Boss to get the Snake camouflage.
Return to the locker where you originally stuffed Major Raidenkov into. This can only be
done after you get your equipment from EVA under the waterfall. When you return to the
locker and open it, instead of Raidenkov's body being inside, you will find the Sneaking
Suit. Put on the mask and the Sneaking Suit for some old fashioned 1960's Raiden action.
Note: Across from the suit and about two doors down is a worker's costume. This will allow
you to plant the C3 with no trouble, as the entire room is full of them; do not use the
mask as they will recognize that Ivan is dead.
The Fear's Spider camouflage is one of the best in the game. It will raise your camo up to
75 to 80 no matter where you are, but there is a catch. When wear it, the camo will drain
your stamina. It is best to only use it when absolutely needed.
Find and shoot the hidden frog in every area to unlock the Stealth camouflage.
Green Face Paint
Successfully complete Duel mode and have the top score in "Normal" to unlock the Green
Kabuki Face Paint
After you meet Eva behind the waterfall in Tikhogornyj, go back out of the waterfall. As
soon as you come out, there should be a small lake in front of you with fish in it. Look
in the northeast corner of the lake to find the Kabuki Face Paint.
Oyama Face Paint
Go to Graniny Gorki Lab Exterior: Inside Walls. Go to the west side of the area. Walk
north when you reach a light pole. There will be a gr***y area next to the main building.
About halfway into the gr***y area, there should be a hole in the wall which leads into a
duct. Enter the hole. Once inside, go to the left and the Oyama Face Paint will be there.
Snow Face Paint
When you get to Balshaya Past Base, go to the south. There should be a turret. To the left
of the turret is a tunnel. Go into the tunnel. Under the first wooden bridge, there will
be the Snow Face Paint.
Zombie Face Paint
The Zombie Face Paint is located in R***vet. It is behind the building where you meet
Sokolov and EVA, and next to the two barrels. Note: It can only be found while in
Operation Snake Eater.
Tsuchinoko animal and Infinite Face Paint
A mousetrap is required for this trick. While you are fighting Ocelot, notice that there
is a tree that is cut off with branches sticking out the side that you can also climb.
Remember this tree and what it looks like. Then, go to Graniny Gorki South (immediately
after the Ponizovje Warehouse). Graniny Gorki South is a huge area filled with trees. Find
it that tree in the north, if you are coming from the Ponizovje Warehouse exit. When you
find it, there should be a lot of bushes nearby. Take your mousetrap and lay it down in
the bushes, mostly near that tree though. Place it about an inch of screen length away
from that tree. Lay it down and look at the ground. If done correctly, you should see a
rabbit hit the mousetrap first. Lay down on the floor and crawl to pick up your mousetrap
again (like a claymore mine), and get the animal as well. Then, get up, and put your
mousetrap down again. It does not have to be in the exact location, but close enough.
Then, instead of looking down, run around the forest until you hear the noise of a
captured animal. Run back. pick up the animal, and it should be a snake. Keep repeating
this process until you get the Tsuchinoko. There should be a rabbit, two snakes, a
squirrel, another snake, another squirrel, then the Tsuchinoko. Dispose of all of them or
eat them to fit the Tsuchinoko, because they are alive and take up space. When you
retrieve it, do not look in your food items area. Call Major Zero immediately. He will
tell you information that you may need to know. Keep it alive in the cage (do not eat it).
If you keep it alive through the entire game, when everything is completed and your
ranking appears at the end, you should notice that you now have the Infinite Face Paint.
Note: Use the following trick to keep the Tsuchinoko when you lose the food when Snake
gets captured at Groznyj Grad. When you find EVA at Tikhogornyj, behind Waterfall area she
will give you your backpack, Equip your MK22. Notice that in your food Items, you do not
have the Tsuchinoko. This is why you must hurry and go back out of the waterfall. When
your out of the waterfall, stay on the trail that you came out of from the waterfall (on
the right side of the river). Follow it down till you see the Tsuchinoko squirming on the
floor. Quickly shoot it with the MK22. Grab it and make sure that it is in a cage and
still alive. Take it through the rest of the game alive without eating it, and you will
get the Infinite Face Paint. Additionally, if you put down a mouse trap in any heavy
forrest area, save game afterwards. Then, keep reloading and checking your traps. You can
find the Tsuchinoko randomly caught in the trap. If you look and there is nothing decent
in the traps, press L1 + R1 + L2 + R2 + Start + Select to reset the game. Go back into
"Load" and replay your saved game. Eventually there will be a Tsuchinoko in the trap. This
can take 5 mi***es or 4 to 5 hours.
Hidden frog bonus
Find and shoot the hidden frog in each area to unlock a special camouflage.
Successfully complete the game to unlock the bandanna, camera, Patriot gun, Spirit
camouflage, Tuxedo camouflage, and extreme difficulty setting. When the Bandanna is worn
in a new game you will have infinite ammunition. The Patriot gun fires like a machine gun
and carries infinite ammo. However, if you use it during the game it will lower your rank
at the end. While equipping The Sorrow's Spirit camouflage, be careful of how you attack
an enemy. Your stamina goes down with every enemy you kill.
PAL version completion bonuses
Successfully complete the European PAL version of the game to unlock Duel mode, European
Extreme mode, and Demo Theatre mode. Note: After all intermission sequences are unlocked
in Demo Theatre mode, a bonus "Peep Show" sequence featuring Eva in her underwear in
various videos will become selectable.
Single Action Army
To get the Single Action Army gun, when you are at the final duel with Ocelot choose the
right box. He will shoot you, but it is a blank. He feels that he got his revenge, puts
the gun in your pocket, and falls out the airplane. If you choose the left box, you will
shoot him, then give the gun back to him. Thus you, will not start with it in the next
Using the Single Action Army
In order to kill anyone with the Single Action Army, do not to shoot the enemy, but
instead shoot behind the enemy. The Single Action Army ricochets. Shooting behind the
enemy will cause the bullets to bounce back and hit him. When you equip the Single Action
Army revolver, go into first person view and move the Right Analog-stick in circles to
When captured in the cell after Volgin's torture, save and quit (while inside the cell).
Snake will go to sleep. When you load the game again, it will appear that you are in a
colorless room with men attacking you with canes. After a while, Snake will wake up
shocked. Note: If you do not quit after the save, you will not fall asleep; remember
Para-Medic's words "If you save the game and quit, you will fall asleep..."
Watch intermission sequence through Snake's eyes
At specific points during some intermission sequences, the caption "R1" will appear for a
moment at the upper right corner. Pressing this will allow you to see through Snake's eyes
during that exact moment, giving you a unique perspective and occasionally allow you to
see something hidden. Sometimes, but not always, you will even be able to move around your
view with the Left Analog-stick (for example, at the beginning of Operation Snake Eater
when you are in the jet, look up to see a hidden picture of a model). Note: Press X to
skip the intermission sequence. Press Triangle to zoom in.
See Ocelot in intermission sequence
During the final intermission sequence, just after Snake is given his medal, press R1 (it
is not prompted) If you look to the left, you can see Ocelot for the last time outside of
Hidden intermission sequences
In Groznyj Grad after the torture scene, you will wake up in the prison. Get the fork and
remove the bullet, but do not remove the transmitter. Then, continue the game. Later when
you meet Eva behind the water fall, there will be a funny extra intermission sequence that
takes place after Snake pushes her away from the kiss. The extra scene will only play if
you still have the transmitter in you at this point.
After you have been captured and find yourself in the cell, do not break out admiralty.
Hang around for awhile. You will see the guard "Johnny" get sick and run to the bathroom.
Let this happen at least three times. After the third time an intermission sequence will
begin, where Snake and Johnny talk, and he gives Snake his cigs with the knock out gas.
While facing The End, let him shoot you with as many tranquilizer darts as possible until
you collapse. When this happens, a hidden intermission sequence begins, showing him
picking you up and carrying you all the way back to Graniny Gorki, with the Japanese model
and the frog on the table. For some reason he forgets and leaves the door completely open
for your escape.
When fighting Ocelot on the wig, choose the pistol on the left (loaded). Then, let Ocelot
shoot all of six shots and wait. After awhile, an intermission sequence will occur where
Ocelot asks why Snake did not shoot.
After defeating The Boss, a horse will come to you. Hold R1 to see the ghost of The Boss
behind the horse. The R1 display up at the top right is not shown.
At the end when Snake is looking at the grave of The Boss, then salutes it, press R1 to
see all the graves around him moving as if blurred from tears.
Hidden ending text
After dying, remain idle at the "Game Over" screen. The letters will change until the
words "Time Paradox" appears; this also happens if Eva, Revolver Ocelot, or Sokolov dies.
Game developers' faces
Take some pictures when you are facing The Sorrow. Save them, then go into the picture
viewer. Start editing the colors and you will notice faces of the game developers in the
While playing the game, hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 + Start + Select.
Referred as dead on the radio
When fighting The Sorrow, call anyone using your radio. They will think you are dead and
start talking as if you died in any part of the game.
Cancel alert radio
Tune to 144.40 on your radio to cancel Alert mode. Note: This can only be done one time.
Additionally, during alert mode, grab a guard and interrogate him. He will give you a
radio frequency number. Call it and the alert will go away; the number changes each time.
The following is a list of some of the "Cancel alert" frequencies:
Using the interrogation maneuver on some guards by using L3 while engaged in Close
Quarters Combat. This will make them spit out various hints, some of which will tell you
secret stations you can tune to with your radio. After getting at least one secret
frequency number, a new selection under your "Memory" will be available called "Healing
Radio". There are a total of eight secret frequencies you can find. Each will heal Snake
to various degrees when you listen to them, and your life/stamina meter will appear to
show you by how much it is helping you. The following is a list of all "Healing Radio"
148.39 Surfing Guitar / 66 Boys
146.65 Rock Me Baby / 66 Boys
148.96 Pillow Talk / Starry.K
144.86 Jumpin' Johnny / Chunk Raspberry
143.32 Sailor / Starry.K
145.83 Salty Catfish / 66 Boys
142.09 Sea Breeze / Sergei Mantis
141.85 Don't Be Afraid / Rika Muranaka
Fire support radio
Tune to one of the following radio frequencies for fire support:
Non-lethal force bonus
Defeat all Bosses without using lethal force to unlock one of the following special
Animals camouflage (reduces hand shaking when aiming guns)
Cold War camouflage (some enemies hesitate when shooting)
Fire camouflage (fire damage reduced)
Hornet Stripe camouflage (keep hornets, leeches, and spiders away; can tame hornets)
Spider camouflage (stealth increased while stamina is reduced)
View item and weapon details
While in the backpack, you can see the informaion for an item (hold R2) or a weapon (hold
L2). This is different from the viewer by pressing R1. You can use the D-pad or Right
Analog-stick to scroll through your equipped items. Note: This only applies to items or
weapons you have equipped.
Capture all 47 animals and plants to get the EZ gun. Note: You do not have to keep or eat
them. After capturing one, you can drop it from your inventory. Alternately, play the game
on the very easy difficulty setting to get the EZ gun, which has infinite tranquilizer
Mosin Nagant gun
After defeating The End, go directly west to find a clearing. The box should be there. Use
thermal goggles to find it easier. The rifle is called a Mosin Nagant and is a
tranquilizer sniper rifle. Call Sigint while gun is equipped for a history lesson.
The shotgun is located in East Sokrovenno. When you meet The End, turn back to the south
exit. You will find an area with lots of traps (you just p***ed the area to meet The End).
Once you are there, turn east and there will be a cottage. The shotgun is located in the
area. Additionally, when you fall into the dark cave, get the torch behind the waterfalls.
Then, craw through a tunnel to get on top of the waterfalls. Keep going until you see two
tunnels, one directly ahead and another on your right. Go to the one on your right. Keep
going and you should see a place with a long hole in the wall. Use your torch and look on
the ground near the hole. You will see a long box containing the shotgun. The shotgun is
also useful against The Pain.
American portable light machine gun
This weapon is located in the room behind some boxes where the shotgun is found. Check the
entire area to find more items. Note: It is recommended to first eliminate all the enemies
before searching the area. You can go back to fight The End.
While reloading your gun, quickly press R2(2), which will unequip and re-equip your gun to
cancel the reloading time and still have your gun reloaded with ammunition. This method is
only effective with guns that take more than two seconds to reload (for example, the
When firing either of your pistols (the MK22 or the M9111A1), you will aim using the
center pin of the sight. Whatever that pin is on is what you will be firing at. When using
any other weapon, the shot goes directly towards the middle of your screen.
Battle damaged Snake
Before you go into surgery for any necessary treatment of wounds, change Snake's
camouflage to "Naked." After you apply bandages to wounds, they will show up on Snake's
To make Snake fall asleep with "Zzz" above his head, eat a special mushroom to the west of
Go into the survival viewer and go to "Cure" Press R1(3) to see Snake stretching. It
changes depending on his status.
During a mission, go into the items screen by pressing Start. Press R1 to go into View
mode to see Snake in the middle, and a set of coordinates on the left side of the screen.
Both Analog-sticks will control the rotation of the view of Snake. Spin the view very fast
either to the left or right so that Snake is spinning, and tilt the camera up and down
continuously. Do this for at least ten seconds then exit back to the game. If done
correctly, Snake should vomit. Note: Be careful as patrols can hear Snake vomit.
When Snake is stricken with food poisoning, use the "Sick Snake" trick to make him vomit.
It will cure the food poisoning. Note: The "Sick Snake" can be done when standing and
When you are fighting The Boss at the field of daffodils, throw a grenade anywhere when
you get the chance. If you hear the sound of an animal turning into a ration, put your
thermal goggles on and look for the ration with a special snake inside. Press Start and
look at your food. If you picked it up, you will have a snake named after one of the sons
of Big Boss. You can eat it, and he loves it. If you do not find a ration or hear a sound,
throw another grenade. Eventually you will get one. They are mostly near the rocks.
In the scene where you have to reach the Wig with Eva injured, shoot her with a
tranquilizer dart. She will p*** out and begin to talk in her sleep. To wake her up again,
go into the survival viewer and cure her with the knife. Alternately, you can kick her
awake. Eventually, eva will replace the word "Snake" with other names like "Boss" and
When you meet EVA the first time, in the next area is a big swamp. Get into the swamp and
go north. You will see two logs blocking your way. Go underwater and cross the logs to get
to the area, where there is an ivy tree. Climb up the tree and press Triangle. Hang and
move on the rope until you see another rope beneath you. When you see another rope, hang
so that it comes directly beneath you and press X and then Triangle to grab to the second
rope. Move yourself all the way to the other side of the rope and drop down to get the
When in the prison cell after Colonel Volgin's torture, look around on the floor. There is
a fork. This can be used to skewer small animals (which Snake immediately eats), or as a
method of self defense.
In the east wing of the Groznyj Grad Weapons facility, in the "break room" area just north
of the door leading to the hanger, there are two tables. Underneath one of these two
tables (usually the left) is a box containing a handkerchief soaked in a knockout agent.
It is highly effective when used in CQC.
For a quick kill, manually aim at the target's head and shoot. If this does not kill them
instantly, it will do a good amount of damage and they will probably die after the next
Kill Gavial crocodile
When a Gavial opens its mouth to yawn, throw a grenade in and it will blow up into little
pieces. Pick up all of the pieces for rations.
When you get Golovas, which are the all around best food in the game in restoring stamina,
do not dispose of them if they spoil. Eat them even if they are spoiled. It does not
matter because you can just open up the Cure Survival menu and spin Snake around so that
he throws up when you exit it, therefore curing the food poisoning. You will lose a
quarter stamina, but it is worth it when you are low on food or are not able to hunt.
Saving medical supplies
If running low on medical supplies or want to use less, only heal part of the wound. As
you heal the wound, the circle around it will become smaller. When healing a wound with
one item, it will make the wound automatically heal, but the more supplies used the faster
it will heal.
Finding medical supplies
You can get medical supplies from special garden plants (which appear using the thermal
goggles), holding up soldiers/scientists, dragging scientists, and from special fruits and
Avoiding detection by workers
When wearing a scientist or maintenance uniform, stay away from other workers as they will
know you are not one of them. Use cig-spray or the handkerchief to knock them out first.
Sneaking around the Groznyj Grad
When you first get to the Groznyj Grad, there are Ocelot's guard's. Some are very ******.
If you are near a guard or anything else, tap on the wall to get them near you. Then, kill
them with any of your EZ or other guns and they will be down for awhile. Note: If another
guard is near the guard that you hit, he will say, "Are you ok?" or something similar. If
you have Major Raikov's uniform on, this may not work. If you do not have the Major's hat,
no one will believe you, and they will take you down. When you get nearer to where you
need to go (anywhere in the area), hide under or in trucks until the guards are gone.
Note: If you are on caution, and still in the 90's or 80's, go under a car or truck and do
not move. Sometimes the guards can see you under them, and in alert they can still find
you. If they see you, they will attack and alert mode will keep rising. When a guard is
near you and you are not on caution or alert mode, take out your knife or dagger. Do not
get to close and hit or cut them in the leg. This will make them fall to the ground. This
may not always work if you are in alert or caution mode. Do not attack; the more you hit a
guard in caution or alert mode, the more the alert or caution mode will rise and make it
difficult for you to escape. If you are found by a guard, run or attack. If you choose to
attack, use the EZ gun to knock them out. If more are coming, do the same, though. If you
choose to escape, if there are boxes nearby and a guard has not seen you yet, climb the
boxes and go on a roof and lay down. This may not always work. If there are no boxes
available, but there is a door, go though that door. In most cases, there is a truck in
every area. Hide under them. In one or two parts of the base are secret openings in the
ground that lead to specific areas for an easy escape.
Act like a scientist
While wearing the scientist uniform, press Triangle to adjust your gl***es or hold
Triangle to hold your finger at your gl***es, posing like an actual scientist.
Bigger torch flame
This trick is has no actual effect other than making the flame look bigger when you swing
it. Get the torch and NVG in the cave. Equip them both from your backpack and turn them
both on. Your flame will appear twice as large, and when sparks shoot off they are more
Take out a grenade. When you take it out, you can hear Snake pull the pin out. Then, run
around or stay in one spot. The grenade will not blow up.
Be careful when using the sonar. If you are close to an enemy and use it, they can hear
the sonar "beep". This has the potential of putting them on alert.
Escaping from prison
After being tortured by Volgin, you will be put into a prison cell. There are two ways to
get out. The first is to get the fork off the ground and dig out the fake death pill that
The Boss shot into your leg out and use it. Or, if you pressed R1 during the torture scene
you may have seen The Sorrow holding a number (144.75). Call this while you are in prison.
The doors will open and you will be able to escape. Additionally, an alternate way to get
out of the prision cell after Volgin's torture, is to make Snake sick. Snake will vomit,
and the guard will open the door to check on you. As soon as he opens the door, take him
out and you will be free.
To escape Volgin's torture unharmed, hold R2. This saves health for the time that you get
outside. You will have leftover energy for when you get shot.
Regaining stamina after torture
When in the prison cell after Colonel Volgin's torture, wait a little while. The guard
makes two stops by your cell. With each stop he says "Chow Time!" and throws you a ration.
There is also a rat running around your cell. Use the fork to skewer and eat it to help
Annoy guard in torture chamber
Go up to the prison door and make noise (press Circle). Keep doing this and he will
eventually get mad and say "No more food for you" or something similar. Note: He may
literally stop giving you food; before you do this stock up on food or get your stamina up
by killing the rats. Also, if you hide under the bed he also gets angry.
When dressed as Radien, go to a solider and hold Triangle. The longer you hold Triangle,
the longer they will salute.
Sick prison guard
After the torture scene and you are in the cell, throw the food you are given (and the
rat). The guard will say, "Oh you're not hungry? Thanks!". The guard will then say,
"OWHHWH...." "OWW... I can't hold it any more". He will run for the restroom, start
screaming, then say, "OHH... I don't think it will come out" followed later by, "I didn't
think that was possible". He will try to flush the toilet, and it will become clogged.
Toss a snake at a guard. This will cause the guard to wrestle with it. If its a poisonous
snake, it will infect the guard.
Whenever you come up on a Russian outpost, try to find their food and ammo supply
houses/rooms. Plant TNT charges and the houses/rooms will explode. This will cause the
enemy in that area to get weaker. You can hear them saying how hungry they are. If you
take a ration or something and throw it at a group of soldiers they will yell "Food!" and
race for it. If they start shooting at you, after they use up that clip they will have to
switch to their pistol.
In Groznyj Grad 1F immediately after you meet up with Eva in the waterfall, when u go
through the door you will hear someone saying "Move!" and shooting. When you go closer,
you will see two guards. One guard is running back and forth and the other is shooting in
the air and screaming "Sprint!" and "On the double!"
Interrogate guard with a shield
When the guard gets close, throw a grenade. He will become dazed. That is your chance to
grab and interrogate him. Note: Use him as a shield to kill other guards first.
Defeating guards with shields
To kill a guard with a shield, shoot the slit. This saves heath and time. This requires
Opening the door in weapons lab and getting Scorpion
To open the door that requires a radio frequency, you must capture a guard. Hold the knife
to him to get the information by pressing L3 (145.86). Call that while standing in front
of door to open it. You should hear a click. Once inside the door, the very powerful
Scorpion (includes laser sighting) can be found in the far northeast of the room, along
with ammunition. Note: The room can only be entered through the door located to the east.
The one to the west does not open until after the east door is opened. There is an officer
that keeps walking through a locked door. All you have to do to get the Scorpion is follow
him into the room while wearing the scientist's disguise.
Stay after talking to Granin in the little room between the cells and the room he is drunk
in. He laughs and starts saying "Someone's in here!", falls asleep, then dreams "Ahh Tanya
yes ohhh". Note: Keep knocking on his door and he will get angry.
Eva's bathing suit
After you crash with Eva, after beating the Shagohod there will be two more areas before
you reach The Boss. In the second area, there will be a fork. There will be a tree at the
very beginning of the right fork. Go behind it and enter first person view. Shoot the
frog. Then, get near Eva and open up the survival viewer. Go to "Cure", then to Eva. She
should now be in her bathing suit.
When you are with Eva go to the cure screen and press R1. This will display an x-ray of
her. If you zoom in, notice that everything is visible. Also, if you move the camera up
and down she will get a little jiggly. Additionally, when you are helping her through the
woods after the crash, go to the survival viewer and view her skeleton. Zoom in close,
then turn her to the side.
At the scene where you have to make your way to the Wig with an injured Eva, take a fake
death pill. She will be alerted and rush to your side. If you revive yourself, she will be
annoyed at you. Continue doing this and she will not believe you, making her more
aggravated each time.
Lay on the ground and wait for Eva to also lie down. Try to crawl on top of Eva. She will
start yelling and you will get a Codec call from Para medic.
Stare at Eva for a few seconds and she will tell you to stop.
Hide from Eva in a box or put on the Monkey Mask in front of her.
Put books down in front of Eva. She will start yelling and call Snake a pervert.
Suggestive Eva comments
After the motorcycle crashes, shoot Eva with a dart. This will make her say things like,
"mmm… thats the spot..." and "Ohh... Snake that feels so good…".
Get Eva to stand, then grab her and interrogate her as you would a guard. She will say
four different things. Note: You must keep holding L3.The comments are: "And then when I
was 17", "Instant noodles", "36 23 34", and "Up up down down left right I forgot the
rest". Additionally, when you interrogate Eva, she says four things. These all have
meaning, however insignificant. "And then when I was 17..." means that she is telling
Snake about her life, and only got up to 17 years old here. "Instant noodles" refers to
the food you obtain in the game. "36 23 34" are her measurements (bust, waist, hips). "Up
up down down, left right I forgot the rest" is a code from the NES game, Contra.
Eva's medical record
Near the end of the game when you are supposed to cure Eva, take a look at her medical
history. Among many other injuries you will find a breast enhancement, a broken
fingernail, a bad case of gas, and some other funny things.
Get Eva through extreme mode
Use the following trick to complete areas when you are with Eva in extreme mode. Its very
difficult to byp*** the parts with Eva in extreme mode because there are a lot of enemies
and her stamina runs low very quickly. Put her to sleep by shooting her with your
tranquilizer gun. By doing this, her stamina replenishes and does not run low. Carry her
yourself so she does not get lost, left behind, or shot and dies. To wake her up at the
end of the areas, go to "Cure" and use the survival knife to awaken her.
After you complete the game, you should get a Single Action Army or a Patriot. Play the
game again until Snake fights Ocelot (in movie mode) for the first time. When Ocelot and
all of his guards are p***ed out, shoot Ocelot in the leg once (Single Action Army
recommended). If done correctly, when you fight him in the game he will have a bandage
around his leg. You can also kill him, and the Colonel will come on and say something
funny about not killing him because you need him for the future.
After you get Sokolov, and after the scenes, the GRU soldiers will be on the ground. Just
kill Ocelot as you would a soldier. You will see the "Game Over" screen with the message
"Ocelot is Dead".
Showdown with Ocelot
At almost the end of the game, when you have the showdown with Ocelot, you can do one of
three things. Choose the gun on Snake's left and you will not get the Single Action Army
in New Game. Select the gun on Snake's right shoot Ocelot and get the Single Action Army
in the New Game. Select the gun on Snake's right, but do not pull the trigger. An
intermission sequence will start after Ocelot pulls the trigger the sixth time, and you
will still get the Single Action Army in the New Game. Additionally, in the final duel
with Ocelot, save the game. Choose the gun on the right, aim for his body, and shoot. He
will say that it is a blank. Reload the game and choose the gun on the right again and aim
for the wall. You will see a bullet hole in the wall.
To do a quick draw duel with Ocelot, stand directly in front of him at the edge of the
cliff. You may get shot a few times and probably be hit, but it will work eventually. He
will call a quick draw duel after a few shots. If you have an automatic, it will really
Funny calls with Para-Medic
Basically with anything that you capture, either animals or plants, you can get a laugh
from calling her because she describes them all.
In the mountain area, kill a guard. This will attract vultures. Once a vulture appears and
begins to eat the dead guard, kill it and eat it, then call her.
When you are in the area where you are dressed up as a Scientist, there is an area in the
building that is outside. Near this tree is a mushroom that Para-Medic has no information
for. Once you have talked to her, eat it. Then when you get the chance, quickly call her
In the cave, find a Russian Glow Cap. Call her before eating one. Then eat it, and call
Naken Raiden appearance
Kill Raikov to see a naked Raiden running down the Sorrow's river.
Hit on by Raikov
Go to the building where steal Raikov's clothing. Wear the scientist's outfit and mask. Go
to the locker room, then begin knocking the doors off the lockers. Raikov will appear and
ask "What are you doing?". Look at him and he will get very close and say "How beautiful".
Raikov acts strangely
Wear the Raikov costume and mask in front of Raikov. He will act like any other guard. If
you wear a scientist costume, he will grab you below the belt, then smack you to the
ground and move on.
Raikov gets insulted
When trying to get the outfit to imitate Raikov, call Eva. She will first tell you what to
do. Call her again and Snake will ask why Major Raikov has Colonel cl*** clearance. Eva
will say "You dont know? Even after seeing the photo"? Snake will respond "No". She will
then say "You're a little slow. Think about it", then hang up on you. When Volgin walks in
and sees Snake in his Raikov costume he will say, "Major you were suppose to meet me in my
room", then grabs Snake below the belt. He reaches back and does it again before saying "I
know the Major better then anyone else". Later, after The Boss asks Volgin if he will kill
Snake, he agrees but says that he will first make him pay for hurting Ivan. Raikov's first
name is Ivan. Raikov when seeing food on the floor says "food" in an high pitch whiny
Fool people with Raikov
When wearing Raikov's uniform and mask, punch the guards and scientists. The guards will
apologize or thank you for hitting them. The scientists will become afraid. When wearing
Raikov's uniform, get in the box while people are watching. If guards see you, they will
look at it, lift up the box, think that Raikov is underneath, and apologize. If scientists
see you, they will keep looking at the box, fascinated.
When you first get to Graznyj Grad, you must steal Major Raikov's uniform. He can be found
in the restroom, and will use Raiden's "Double Kick" and "Cartwheel" moves.
Funny calls with Sigint
Call him with the following items, weapons, face paint, or camo on: Sneaking Suit, Tux,
GA-KO, Naked Camo, Box, Patriot, EZ Gun, or any of the non-helpful face paint.
Signit describes camouflage
If you keep calling for Sigint, eventually he will describe the uniform your wearing, then
the face paint. Note: When he describes a uniform, you can change it to get another
description. You will not have to go through all the other conversations again.
Equip the box and call Signit. This will start a conversation with Snake saying how the
box makes him feel safe, and it is his destiny. This will thoroughly creep out Singit.
Radio Sigint immediately after playing the Nightmare mini-game. He will tell you about a
dream he had.
When you go to rescue Sokolov, kill all enemies (to make this easier). Then, go to the
east side. Near the ladder is a window. Once there, throw a grenade in it. You will hear
Sokolov scream and the "Game Over" screen will appear with the message "Sokolov is dead".
To make Sokolov scream, go near his room (crawl space, window, or door). Fire a shot and
he will say, "Please stop!" or will scream.
When fighting The End, find his parrot and kill it. Eat the parrot, then kill The End.
When you are fighting the Sorrow, look closely to see a ghost parrot on The End's arm. It
will say "Grandpa! Grandpa!".
If you kill a soldier on the mountains, then kill the vulture eating him, you will see a
soldier's ghost being pecked at by a vulture ghost.
Ghost guard runs on water
Sometimes a ghost guard will appear running on the water by you during the area with The
Sorrow. This may happen if you toss a guard's body off the bridge.
Ghost guard heads
When you are fighting The Sorrow, all the people you killed will appear as ghosts.
However, if you want their head chopped off, do the CQC. Hold the CQC and Snake will use
his knife to cut their neck. Then when you are with The Sorrow, the soldiers you killed
with the CQC they will appear with their heads falling off. They will say "My head; it's
gonna fall off" or "Help! It's gonna fall off".
See The Sorrow's corpse
Get to the section in the first part of the game after The Boss throws you off the bridge
and Snake is fixing himself up. During the intermission when the "R1" icon appears, and
you can see what he is looking at, look to the left in the river. You can see The Sorrow's
corpse laying in the water against the rock.
Funny Ghosts and comments during The Sorrow battle
If you killed a solider during the game while he was looking at a book or magazine, he
will be walking down the river looking at the book and say "Show me more". If you shot and
killed a soldier by shooting him in the crotch, he will be walking down the river saying
"I'm worthless now", while holding his crotch.
Immortal GRU and KGB troops
When fighting Revolver Ocelot, shoot bullets or throw grenades at the squad in the back.
They will duck the grenades and dodge the bullets (even Patriot).
If you look at the chopper in the Bolshaya Past base and talk to the major, they will say
it looks like a modified version of a Hip type chopper. Snake suggests calling it a Hind
and the major agrees; in Metal Gear Solid, Liquid Snake flew a Hind D. You can plant TNT
on the Hind and blow it up. Stay way out of the way because the explosion is very big.
Aim the SVD sniper rifle into the cockpit of the helicopter (in sniper mode) and fire off
a few shots. If you are looking at the helicopter from the side, aim for the second pilot
closest to the back; he controls the vehicle.
When you are on the mountain, shoot the helicopter pilots and they will explode.
Additionally, destroy the Hind helicopters at the compounds with helipads. When you go up
the mountain, they will no longer appear, but will be replaced with flying platforms.
Easier Boss battles
When you are facing any of the bosses (except The Boss), you can use the Fake Death. When
you use it, they will think you are dead and will not pay attention. You can now use the
Revival, wake up, and get some free shots in against them. Additionally, to defeat all
Bosses, easier, use the M37 shotgun. When they give you a chance, shoot them with the
shotgun. This takes a lot of life away. Note: Do not use the M37 on The End.
Defeating The Boss
Equip your Snow Camo and put on your Desert facepaint. Then, run next to one of the logs
and lie down until The Boss runs and hides behind a tree. Equip your sniper rifle and get
into your kneeling position. Find where The Boss is hiding and wait for her to poke out.
Shoot her, and wait for her to hide. You do not have to lay down or move, and if you are
far away enough you will avoid her CQC moves. Just sit in the same spot and continue
shooting her with the sniper rifle. You will make quick work of The Boss.
Use the following trick to defeat The Boss with the tranquilizer gun. It is recommended
you have at least one life medicine. Save the game at the start of the battle. Wait a
little while to play (or use Healing Radio). Then, put on the thermal goggles. When she
runs towards you, go to the sides and try to punch her three times but do not use CQC, as
she will revert it .After you knock her down, shoot her in the head. Note: You can only
shoot her twice. Repeat this until her stamina is down.
She is afraid of grenades. Put some distance between yourself and her and start throwing
the WP (incendiary) grenades. If you are an accurate thrower, once she starts burning and
falls down, continue to throw WP grenades to the same location. If by chance she gets up
to run towards you, time the throw to intercept her as she runs towards you. When she
falls again, keep throwing more WP grenades to the same area. You will defeat her quickly.
You will also do damage with regular grenades, and she even says "grenade" as she tries to
dodge them. If you do connect, you will inflict heavy damage to her.
An easy way to defeat The Boss towards the end of the game is to put on the Snow Camo and
apply an appropriate face design (Desert recommended). Stay crouched and you will not be
noticed as easily. She will be looking for you and become confused, As soon as you see an
opening, fire at her with any desired gun (one with a silencer is recommended, as your
location will remain unknown). If you are engaged in CQC, keep tapping Circle and most of
the time you will counter the attack and perform an attack of you own. If you ever find
The Boss on the floor, take out any gun and fire simultaneously on her head or body. She
will lose about one sixth of her health. Be careful -- as soon as she gets up she will
fire at you while running away. Note: After you defeat The Boss, hold Triangle to control
When the fight starts, The Boss will attack. Quickly run away, tumble, then very quickly
lay down. Note: Make sure you are wearing the Snow camouflage. If you do not have it, wear
the Sneaking camouflage instead; The Boss can see you, but not by much. Wear your heat
sensing goggles to find The Boss in the white flowers. If you do not have them, use the
sensor to hear her or to see her on the radar. Take out the sniper gun while kneeling and
hit her three to four times. This will knock her out. After that, quickly lay down and
move swiftly and cautiously to a different part of the area. If The Boss finds you, you
will hear, "Ha, I found you!" or "There you are" and she will shoot. Quickly run, tumble,
and lie down. Sometimes you will hear her say, "Where did you go?", "He-he disappeared",
"How did he vanish?" or "He vanished!". If you see or hear a snake near you and if your
stamina and health are down, attack and eat it. If you shoot near The Boss and not hit
her, she will notice you. However, she sometimes does not notice you in the flowers. Note:
With the heat sensing goggles on, she is a white figure, and if she notices you, you will
see a "!" above her head. Repeat this several times. Note that you are timed for ten
mi***es. When it gets to the final five mi***es, you will hear the "Snake Eater" theme
When fighting The Boss at the end, just before you escape, plant claymores in the gr***
and equip your mine detector. When The Boss enters CQC, she will most likely hit one of
your claymores, making the battle easier. The best location for the claymores would be in
the middle of the field, and have Snake hide behind the tree.
When she charges at you for CQC, you can easily counter it when you see the exclamation
point over Snake's head. If you cannot see it, you still can hear him grunt. When you see
or hear those signs, tap Circle and you will easily counter her CQC. You can now shoot her
in the head twice while she is bent over, or CQC throw her to the ground, then shoot her.
Use your survivor knife and to stab her. Continue stabbing her until The Boss' life gauge
reaches Zero. Note: When The Boss uses CQC, she will not be able to take the knife away.
When The Boss says something and starts running towards you, shoot her. Keep doing this to
Defeating The End
The battle with The End is a grueling sniper battle, but if you know what you are doing
you will be able to take him down without being harmed. First, go to the river area. It
has a lot of space and will make it easy for you to hide. Go to the lower half of the
river area and find one of the hollowed out logs. Equip your Tree Bark Camo and wait for
The End to begin snoring. This may take some time and patience, but it will be worth it.
Also, watch out for his parrot. If you find and shoot it, The End will have a difficult
time finding you. Once you hear him snoring, equip your Leaf Camo and look for the "Z"s
around his head. You can either go around him and use your Mk22, or take out your sniper
rifle and shoot him. Either way, you will inflict heavy damage. Repeat this one or two
more times to defeat him.
Try to find a green bird while battling The End. Shooting it will make him more
aggressive, as it is his pet parakeet. At the end of battle, an intermission sequence
featuring a transparent image of the bird (like a ghost) will replace the live bird. If
you collect it as food, Para-Medic will say its odd to find a bird like this in the area,
and not to eat it because it is so pretty. If you are wondering, it tastes bad anyway.
When fighting The End, kill his parrot. The parrot tells him where you are. With it dead,
it is easier to sneak up behind and kill him. In the first area where you meet him, to the
northwest is a building with ammunition in it. The bird will appear there, as long as you
go there first. It is perched on the southeast corner of the building. Kill it, and the
fight will be much easier.
As you fight The End, he falls asleep. Hunt him and find his location, then shoot him with
your MK22. Even if he has a little over half of his consciousness remaining, he will
immediately be defeated. Apparently, if you can tranquilize him in the head while he is
asleep, it does a considerable amount of damage.
This trick requires the sniper rifle. At the end of the area of shallow water and the
Hover Sentries, is an exit point on the left that leads to a storage place. In this
storage room is the sniper rifle. Once you have it, go back. Go to the area where you see
the intermission sequence of The Fear, Vulgin and The Boss. After it ends, equip the
sniper rifle and aim for the guard pushing The End in the wheelchair. Then, hit The End.
He will die, then explode. The flames will hurt you, even from that distance. If desired,
shoot the guard, and watch The End scoot himself inside. If you kill him there, you will
must take on the Ocelot soldiers in the jungle part.
You will need Thermal Goggles for this trick. Equip the Thermal Goggles and any weapon
that can do substantial damage quickly (for example, the shotgun). Run and look for him.
Once he shows up on your map, sneak up behind him as usual. When he runs away, he should
leave tracks that you can see with the Thermal Goggles. Then, just keep following him
around until you kill him.
Save the game immediately after the fight starts. Wait a few days or change the system
date to over one week ahead and return. You will see an intermission sequence, where The
End dies of old age and you do not have to continue the fight.
In the area before you enter the warehouse, The End is sitting in his wheelchair. Take out
your SVD (which is required), and aim for his head. You will see a guard come up from
behind The End and start wheeling him off. Shoot him as many times as you can before he
exits the screen. If you are lucky you can kill him here, and not have to fight him later.
GRU soldiers will be in his place. They will have snipers and sentries posted up
everywhere. This works on any difficulty setting. Also, after you kill The End his
wheelchair will explode, and a wheel will fly and hit you in the face.
Quickly take out the SVD sniper rifle when The End first appears during the intermission
sequence in Operation Snake Eater. Shoot his escort and The End. He will explode and will
not have to be faced in the Boss battle.
First, get The End to shoot at you. Make sure you are wearing The Spirit camouflage. Use
the map to locate where he is located. Sneak up on him and hold him up. After he sets off
his grenade, turn on your thermal goggles. The End's footprints will be visible. Follow
them to his current location, and you will soon defeat him.
While fighting The End, you can tranquilize his pet parrot and keep it in a cage. Do this
by shooting tranqs in the trees while aiming for The End. You may also eat the parrot, but
it barely raises stamina and "tastes bad".
You can also find The End by using the directional mic. Just listen for him breathing
deeply, and usually he will say "This is The End".
Byp***ing The End
When you first encounter him on the dock in the wheelchair, take notice. Once the scene is
over, equip your SVD Sniper weapon, then shoot the man wheeling him in. Once he is dead,
shoot The End as many times as you can before he escapes into the facility. If done
correctly, he will laugh and the wheelchair will explode and hit Snake.
You must first be in the river area. Once there, put on leaf camo with woodland face
paint. Remain still for awhile but keep looking around. When you look directly at him, you
will see a glare. Once you see that, shoot as fast as possible. He will notice you about
five seconds later. Repeat this until he is killed.
Defeating The Fear
Beating The Fear with the Mk22 is no simple task -- once his stamina gets low enough, he
will run off and find food to raise his stamina back up. The easiest way to defeat The
Fear is to equip your Thermal Goggles and stay in the location that you start the battle
in. When you have lowered his stamina enough, he will jump out of your range. Watch which
direction he goes to in first person view, then run there. If you are quick enough, you
will catch him in the tree trying to get some food. Shoot him a few more times and you
will finish The Fear.
When fighting The Fear, equip to your weapon inventory poisonous foods or sleepy
mushrooms. Then, before he starts hunting for food, throw them out on the ground. When he
looks for food, he will sometimes go for the food that you threw on the ground other than
hunting for his own. This may help when trying to defeat him by using only non-lethal
One way to defeat The Fear without taking much damage is to climb the tree near the back
of the level and go out on the tree limbs. If you wait for him to say "Fear!", he will
start to shoot at you. To dodge his arrows, press Triangle to hang down on the branch.
Immediately after that, press Triangle again to bring yourself back on the branch. While
you are doing this, you cannot be hit. Repeat this as long as he is shooting at you. While
on the branch it should be a lot easier to see The Fear; if you are standing there, he
only goes on two other trees. It is a lot easier to kill The Fear with the AK, but if you
want the secret camouflage, use the tranquilizer gun.
Defeating The Fear is easy with one move. Kill a few poisonous dart tree frogs (they are
represented by little red dots moving around on the ground). Equip them in your weapon
inventory. Find one of the many traps between two trees and aim for that area. When The
Fear runs out of stamina, he will go for your food as long as you are near it. If you
placed it right under a trap trigger (the rope that sets the trap off) he will come down,
take the bait, get hit by the trap, and vomit. Then, shoot him about two or three times
with the MK22.
In order to get The Fear's special camouflage (Spider camo), you must "kill" him using the
MK22. The Fear can be a difficult Boss, because he feeds to restore his stamina. However,
there is a quick way to defeat him with just a little bit of luck. Using the thermal
goggles and your MK22. Bring his stamina down to just over two bars. Then, switch your
weapon to the stun grenade. Start to throw grenades in every direction, making sure not to
face them as they explode. The Fear will likely be blinded, and will not be able to feed.
If you continue to throw them, grabbing whatever animals you incidentally kill, you can
leave The Fear with only one food option - poison dart frogs. If he eats one of these, he
will exclaim, "It's poison!" As soon as you hear this, you are set. Keep throwing Stun
Grenades until the intermission sequence begins.
Go to a tree with vines on it. Climb it until you get to the branch above it. Put on your
thermal goggles, and it is a lot easer to kill him. Note: If you want the Spider Camo use
the MK22 or the EZ gun. Keep a close eye on him so that he does not run to find food. If
he does, just wait until he gets back in a tree and repeat until you kill him.
This trick works on all difficulties, especially extreme. Kill as many animals as you can
find before facing him. When you are at The Fear, save the game and turn off the
PlayStation2. Before you start the game again, set the system date to one year ahead.
Therefore, all your food will be rotten. This process will make it easier to kill The Fear
by shooting your rotten food at him, letting him eat it, and slowly draining his life. It
will also add a bonus three seconds when he realizes it is rotten -- shoot him as many
times as possible.
Defeating The Fury
Wear the Spider camouflage and black face paint. When the battle starts, run straight to
the end of the row and do a left U-turn down the next row. However, stop at the beginning
of that row. You can get a single shot off at him with the shotgun. Then, run to the main
door. Once at the door, crouch down and he will eventually walk by. You can shoot him and
he will not see you if you have the correct camouflage and your stamina level is high
enough. He stops at two places in front of the door where he can easily be shot. He will
fly off after every shot and return where you can shoot him again until he dies. Sitting
by the door allows you to defeat him without any damage to Snake.
Defeating GRU soliders in the R***vet
When you first enter the R***vet area, there are soliders near you or are going to be near
you. Take out your EZ Gun (or a real gun that can kill), and shoot in the air or at a
solider. They will try to find you. Press Start, go to the camo at the main menu and wear
one that fits perfectly with the gr*** around you. Go into a corner and lay down. When a
guard hears but does not see you, take out the EZ gun or any other gun and shoot them.
Note: If another solider comes into the same area they may see the person dead or
sleeping. If sleeping, the solider will kick the other one and wake him up; then the place
goes in caution mode, If dead, the other guards will start to panic and go into high
alert. Try using the EZ gun, and when all the guards are sleeping, shoot them with a real
gun to kill them. After you get the first one or two guards down, go farther and closer to
the R***vet. Hide in gr***. There is a part where there are trees where you can hide and
attack from. If they find you, run, or attack. If you decide to run, go farther north and
there should be some crawl-spaces. Climb in them and go to the west side. There are
soldiers here. Attack and kill them. There should be at least seven soldiers at the most
in the R***vet. When you get all of them, there is an area with a door. Go in the door and
you will find Sokolov. An intermission sequence starts, then Sokolov escapes. Ocelot will
find you, and more soldiers will arrive. This will be more difficult than the first part,
but do the same thing as before. Go to where there are steps and another intermission
sequence will begin.
Defeating The Pain
The Pain is the first Boss that you will fight in this game, not counting your little duel
with Ocelot. This Boss is a Hornet Trooper that can control wasps. On the very easy mode,
find the shotgun before you fight him. If you do not have it and have already fought
Ocelot, you will not be able to get one. Shoot when he either is about to shoot you, is
prancing around, or does not have wasps protecting him like body armor. With a few well
placed shots, you will be fighting the second part of him. This is when he has his
Halloween mask off to reveal his deformed face. During this time, he will have his body
armor of wasps and will have wasps that will fly into your body that eats your organs
away. Para-Medic will tell you how to heal. The Pain's health is still very low. Also, try
to fight in the water. When he shoots the wasps at you, swim underwater so they cannot get
you. If you run out of ammunition, use your AK 47.
Defeating the Shagohod
Take out your RPG and aim for the Shagohod's treads. When you hit one of them, the
Shagohod will be stunned for a fear seconds and give you an opportunity to attack. There
is only one place you can do damage and this is on its back where sparks are flying out.
You can only hit it once per tread damage, but if you shoot the weak point then aim for
the treads and wait for them to start moving again and shoot, the Shagohod will be done
for before you make a full rotation around him.
Because you will be using RPG-7 for most, if not all, of the battle, this method works
very well. When you shoot the Shagohad's tread with your first missile, quickly press
R2(2) to reload fast, and shoot the Shagohad's weak spot. Repeat the process until
Shagohad gets back in motion. You can hit the Shagohad two to four times in one standing
by using this method. The same can be done for for Volgin.
Avoiding damage from the Shagohod on the runway
To avoid being harmed by the Shagohod while you are driving down the runway, attack the
Shagohod's treads. This will slow the Shagohod down, keeping it from getting close enough
to hurt you.
Defeating The Sorrow
The Sorrow does not really do much as far as fighting, but if you want an easier battle
with him you must keep your kill count at a minimum. The Sorrow only attacks you with the
soldiers that you have killed in the game. If you only used your Mk22 throughout the game,
there will be no soldiers to attack you.
The Sorrow is tricky, and only attacks you with the soldiers you have killed. When you
have p***ed all of the dead soldiers The Sorrow will teleport his own corpse. Walk into
the corpse and you will die. At the "Snake is dead" screen, hold L1 and look for the
Revival Pill that is shaped like your tooth. Press Circle to use it, and you will wake up
Dodge all ghosts while moving forward without stopping. Go all the way downriver to the
point where Sorrow hovers over his own dead carc***. Punch Sorrow , which actually kills
you. Before the letters have a chance to complete and read "Snake is dead", quickly press
L2 to take the reviving pill. Snake wakes up underwater and swims to the surface. The game
will resume. If you do not take the pill, the game ends.
When you find yourself in the river being attacked by the people you have killed, press X
to dive down in the water. Then, just wait underwater until your life goes down all the
way. This will cause you to drown yourself in a matter of seconds.
When The Sorrow hits you with his tentacle, it will show you an image of his life and
death. If you attempt to swim, a guard's ghost will rise from the water and stop you.
Note: During the battle, The Sorrow will sometimes say you will be killed by your own
sons, which is ironic considering who Snake turns out to be.
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