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