Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
By: Alex "Joker" Hall
Started on: June 12, 2008
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- Well this is it... the last mission for Solid Snake. It's kind of sad to see
this legendary icon of the gaming world hit retirement. Even though I know
that in some way down the road, Konami will do something about putting Snake
in other games of even a new Metal Gear game, but I don't think it will have
the same impact behind it without Hideo Kojima watching over the project. He
did say that this was to be it for him and Snake as far as Metal Gear goes.
I guess from now on we will just have to sit back and wonder who will take
over the saga of Metal Gear... IF there will be a continuation of this great
franchise in any way. Hideo is a great visionary to say the least, and it
is sad and yet happy to see the conclusion to all of the intrigue that we
have grown up with since the days of the NES and the first Metal Gear. I
pray that with this guide, I can dedicate and show my true appreciation for
what Hideo Kojima has given to us and rise to the challenge of helping
everyone out with this guide. It's time to begin the final mission... it's
time to once more step into Hideo Kojima's world... is there a right or wrong
way to get out? Only you will decide that for yourself!
- As with every other guide that I've wrote, this guide is my own property! I
happily made this for all to enjoy and to use, and all that I ask is that if
you are planning on using this for your site, then just ask me for permission
ok. I'm really easy to get along with and generally don't mind it so long as
you ask for my permission first. Don't go thinking "Oh he'll never say ok,
lets just rip the guide and post it anyways" because that's a flawed way of
thinking. Just give it a shot sometime and you may be surprised! My e-mail
box is always open!
- A big reminder to everyone out there....if you're looking for updates to this
guide, then head on over to www.gamefaqs.com. I write for that site and that
site only.....or at least, that's where the guide's origins are. Any update
that I do will hit there. I don't really plan on keeping up with how many
other hundreds of sites have my guides up for their use and have to go and
update it on their site as well, so save yourself some trouble and headache
and check my guide out at GameFAQs ok. I really don't want to deal with a
million e-mails asking me about updates and info and such when I'm telling
you now what to do.
- *** Reminder!!!! ***
Given the nature of Hideo Kojima's work, I will be constantly updating this
guide. Don't get stuck on seeing a certain update number for it, until I
put the final mark down for it. Due to the fact that there's probably a
million ways to handle any given scenario and the fact that people will send
in their ways for handling said scenarios the updates will be sporadic.
So always keep an eye out for new info that I may put up for the game and be
patient if I haven't given out the info for a certain part of the game yet.
At this point in time I too am still going through the game myself! :)
- ***SPOILER WARNING***
It's not in my nature to ruin the surprise for anyone, so I will do what I
can to keep the spoilers to a minimal. That's not to say that you won't see
a few here and there given that the guide is meant to help and show you
what's up ahead. I'll do what I can to keep Codec conversations out of the
main story walkthrough section and keep as many surprises and event
notifications to a minimal, but do keep in mind that you will read when I
tell you a boss will appear and this is what he will do and such. I may try
to put all spoilers in a separate section for all to read later so no one can
complain about it in the main section, but as I said before, I'm warning you
now that a few spoilers are inevitable.
- Time to get started with the mission at hand!
- Table of Contents -
*PS3 Controller Button Configuration*
- Menu Configuration
- In-Game Configuration
3) The Basics
*Close Quarters Combat*
*In-Game Pause Menu*
*Metal Gear Mk II*
4) Game Modes
*Metal Gear Online*
5) Story Mode
*Opening Credits Battle*
*Act 1 - Liquid Sun*
6) Metal Gear Online
7) Cheats and Secrets
- Zone of the Enders 2 Computer Background
- Frog Soldier Doll
- PMC Intro Movie Commercials
- PMC Codename Dedications
- OctoCamo Downloads
= Digital Red
= Digital Blue
- iPod Music Downloads
- Integral Podcast Downloads
8) Alternate Player Tactics
*Story Mode Tactics*
*Metal Gear Online Tactics*
*Alternate Secret Unlocking Tactics*
*** Getting Started ***
- Man this game is so massive that before you can play the game, you have to
download a part of it just before the game can start reading the disc! The
download comes the first time you put the disc in after you press X on the
screen that tells you about the autosave feature. You get to watch Snake
smoke a cigarette that never seems to end. The download lasts for about 8
minutes, so you can get your gaming snacks ready, take a bathroom break right
now before having it hit you in the heat of battle, or just enjoy the various
messages the Kojima team put together for you to read while Snake enjoys his
nicotine fix. They range from in game tips and control features to health
warnings and general advice for playing properly such as taking breaks (yeah
right....). Once the download is complete, it's time to get this show on
the road! Snake even gets the final word of this... "Kept you waiting huh?"
Oh man... these little perks and small things do make the game enjoyable!
The History of Metal Gear
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- Naturally you will need to know the ins and outs of the game and how to do
anything before diving right in! Now we all know that Snake is a master of
combat technique and tactics, so you should too. Here's where we will learn
the ins and outs of getting things down just right.
* Playstation 3 Controller Configuration *
- You have to love that this game is a PS3 exclusive. I was just waiting for
the day that the PS3 would finally get a great exclusive game for its library,
rather than having just games that are on the 360 as well. With that said,
since I am getting off subject here, this section will remain solely about
the PS3's control scheme for this game. You gotta love it!
** Menu Configuration **
- First I will touch on how the button scheme for navigating the menus in the
game. This may seem a bit tedious and un-needed by some, but you would not
believe the few e-mails I get asking how to properly navigate a game's menu
screens. So here we go....
Left Thumbstick - Scroll through menus
Right Thumbstick - Scroll Maps
D-Pad - Scroll through menus
X Button - Confirm selection, swap out weapon/item
O Button - Back
Square Button - Remove weapon/item
Triangle Button - Change Map angle, Purchase ammo
L1 Button - View weapons/items, view receipt from Dreblin
L2 Button - Customize weapon
R1 Button - Zoom in map
R2 Button - Zoom out map
R3 Button - Move between your position and current objective on Map Screen
L3 Button - Not in use
Start Button - Close menu
Select Button - Not in use
Simple right? I don't think I really need to go into great detail with
traversing game mode screens. Pretty much everything is in black and white
with what I just showed you. If you really really REALLY are having trouble
with going through a menu, then you should really take a look at yourself and
wonder if you should be playing video games in the first place!
** In-Game Configuration **
- Ok, here's the standard part of any walkthrough or instruction book, the
control scheme to using the game itself. Now if it looks confusing and you
think you won't get the hang of things, then you're just thinking too hard.
It's much easier than it looks, trust me. For the most part, the controls
are set in stone, with just certain aspects that you can change about them in
the Options Menu. I will go more into detail about that in the Game Modes
section of the guide, so head there if you're wanting more in depth tweeks to
your control scheme. Right now, lets get down to what they have provided you
right off the bat.
Left Thumbstick - Move
Right Thumbstick - Move Camera
D-Pad - Zoom in/out while using a scoped weapon or Solid Eye Binos mode. Can
use to lean to left or right while in FPS mode.
X Button - Crouch (tap button)
Crawl (hold button)
Roll (while running)
O Button - Reload
Turn off sound to Codec conversations, skip Codec conversations
Square Button - Turn Auto Aim on or off if you have it turned on from the
Triangle Button - Action Button (when prompted on screen for certain actions
near certain objects)
FPS Mode (when weapon is drawn)
Fast forward Codec conversations
L1 Button - Aim Weapon
L2 Button - Open Items (Hold Button)
Quick Item change (Tap Button)
R1 Button - Fire Weapon (while aimed in with L1 or not)
CQC (when not equipped with weapon, hold button)
Melee Attack (when not equipped with weapon, tap button)
R2 Button - Open Weapons (Hold Button)
Quick Weapon change (Tap Button)
R3 Button - Camera reset, Move weapon position (when L1 is held)
L3 Button - Not in use
Start Button - Open pause menu
Skip Codec conversations
Select Button - Display button configuration
Seems like alot to take in doesn't it? You'll also notice if you're a die
hard Metal Gear fan that the control scheme has changed just slightly since
the last Metal Gear game. It's not an overly complex configuration, and you
should find a comfort zone relatively quick with the controls. As I said
before, you can go to the Options Menu and tweek the control scheme in certain
ways there to help better fit your playing needs.
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- So now it's time to move on to the meat and potatoes of things. Some would
call this the advance tactics section. I call it the basics simply because
you should have an understanding and knowledge of these things before moving
on in the first place. Some parts of this section may seem redundant, while
others are there to make you think and plan ahead for battle. Remember, this
isn't a guns blazing kind of game! You have to use stealth and craftiness to
make it from one area to the other. I don't think you bought this game to
constantly see the game over screen, right? So now lets learn the basics.
** Movement **
- Naturally you need to know how to move about so you're not a helpless sitting
duck! So here we will look into how to move about properly so you can sneak
past that pesky guard to either forget him or sneak up on him and snap his
Using the Left Thumbstick makes Snake move about. Depending on how hard you
hold the Left Thumbstick in any given direction will dictate how fast Snake
will move. For example, if you just barely hold the Left Thumbstick in any
direction, you'll make Snake do a slow and silent sneaking movement. If you
have to haul ass to cover, likewise if you hold the Left Thumbstick all the
way towards a certain direction, you will make Snake run. It's all a matter
of knowing when is the right time to use these actions so you're not spotted.
To crouch, simply tap the X Button once. From here you can either go into
the prone, stand up, or do a crouch walk. To crouch walk, just hold the Left
Thumbstick in any direction while in crouch mode. To go into the prone, hold
the X button while either in standing or crouch modes. You can do a belly
crawl while in prone mode by moving the Left Thumbstick in any direction. To
get back to your feet from the crouch mode, simply tap the X Button once. To
get back to your feet from the prone mode, hold the X Button.
** Rolling **
- The roll is a trademark in the series. It can be used as either an attack or
an evasive manuever. For the most part the roll was used by most as an
evasive manuever and rarely as an attack since it kinda left you open to
alternate enemy fire. It was seen in wide attack use though in the game
Super Smash Bros Brawl. In this game, rolling has "evolved" in a way. You
can now do various rolls and advanced rolls to help you out in any given
situation. It's how you use those rolls when the situation occurs may just
be the life saving technique you needed, or the damning deathblow from using
it improperly. Lets take a look at what can be done with rolling.
While running press the X Button to do a forward roll. If you wish to go into
a prone position from a roll, hold the X Button down while running and when
Snake finishes the roll, he will end in the prone.
Side rolling can be done by holding the L1 Button and moving the Left
Thumbstick either left or right and then pressing the X Button to perform the
roll. This can also be done from the prone position in order to make Snake
roll on the ground.
Snake can now roll on the ground to lay on his stomach or back. This can be
done by pressing the Triangle Button while in the prone position. The effect
this has is more to help out your OctoCamo in a ways.
** Wall Press **
- A natural act of sneaking is the wall press. This has been used for many
different situations throughout the MGS series and sneaking games in general.
From using it to sneak underneath a wall mounted camera, to quieting your
footsteps to move across areas with many enemies in it. This game is no
exception. You will find yourself pressing to many walls to sneak around and
peek around walls or using it for cover. There are many situations where this
will come in handy, so don't go into Fury mode and forget this tactical and
life saving technique!
To press up against a wall, press the Triangle Button when you are close to a
surface. You should be "stuck" to the wall now and able to move along the
wall with your back to it. When you want to leave pressing against the wall,
hit the Triangle Button again to resume normal mode.
You can peek around corners and even fire at enemies from wall pressing. To
do this, just use the Left Thumbstick when you get to the edge of a wall and
press in the necessary direction (i.e. left or right) to peek out from that
direction. To jump out and fire at enemies first start peeking from the wall
and then hit the L1 Button to aim. From this just hit the R1 Button to start
firing at enemies.
** Distracting **
- A very faithful and sometimes entertaining way of getting past enemies in the
Metal Gear series was to distract them. This could be done a number of ways.
From making a noise in one part and running away, to using a porno mag to get
the guy's attention, whatever the case you will find plenty of ways to
distract in this game as well. One thing to watch out for is yet another
small perk to Hideo's genius. Hugh Hefner must be a fan of the MGS series
since you can use Playboy magazines to distract enemies in this game. That's
right... licensed nude mags. They pulled no punches in this game, so neither
should you. So here's how to learn to taking that annoying soldier's
attention away from you and onto something else.
The first and classic way is the Wall Knock. This can be done when you are
pressed against a wall. To start knocking on a wall, first go into a Wall
Press and then hit the R1 Button to start knocking.
Another way is throw empty magazine cartidges around. The enemy is a curious
person, and when he sees a few spare magazine cartridges he may see either
a trap or a spare cartridge for him to load rounds in. Whatever is going
through his head, it's a way to get his attention away from where you're
hiding and a way to sneak past him while his attention is turned elsewhere.
It's funny how much gamers have wished for this option in many games before,
and how we have tried like idiots only to have the computer shoot us to death
for being a retard. Not in this game! Go into the prone and hold the
Triangle Button to play dead. If you're convincing enough, the soldier will
just move on to other things and leave your body to rot in the sun... or
sneak away when he's not looking!
When you have found a Playboy or naughty magazine, select it from your
inventory and then open it up with by pressing the L1 and R1 buttons. You
can flip through the pages to take a look for yourself before letting someone
else enjoy it. To flip through the pages, use the O Button. When you have
found a page that you think the enemy will enjoy more than anything else, let
go of the shoulder buttons and Snake will place the magazine on the ground.
Then just hide somewhere and wait for the fool to walk up to the magazine.
A very effective distraction tool and sometimes with hilarious results!
This was a trick I used back in the MGS3 days. Take advantage of your camo.
First get enough distance to make some movement that the enemy will see. Not
enough to make a positive ID of you, but just enough to peak his curiosity to
check what the movement was. With that being said, either quickly run from
the area to hide elsewhere, or use your camo to hide close by. If you try the
camo route, then if he takes the bait and feels that it was just his
imagination, you can sneak up behind him and take him out with a little CQC.
Using other sounds other than just the knock will also distract the guards if
it is loud enough to be heard. This could range from gunfire, to coughing
from smoking. It's how you use these sounds that could distract the guards.
If it sounds to threatening to them, they may go into Alert Mode, which is
something you don't want. So be careful how you go about using sounds around
Another way to distract enemies is by using your surroundings. In previous
games you could use various objects or wildlife to cause a soldier to look at
the disturbance. This could help or hurt you. If you use it to your
advantage, then you can sneak around with the greatest of ease, keeping your
spare magazine cartridges and Playboys to yourself when needed. But much like
MGS3, sometimes it could hurt you, such as when birds fly away from being
startled. The guards do take note of these things and investigate
immedieately. If you aren't in a good place to hide, then you better be ready
** Suspending **
- This was something that was in many a MGS game, but took higher precedence in
the MGS2 game. You could do pull ups and level up your grip gauge in that
game, and you could sneak past many guards all over the place by suspending
over a ledge. This game is no different either. You may have to utilize this
techinique a few times to escape the notice of the soldiers.
When you are close to an edge, hit the Triangle Button and Snake will begin to
dangle over the edge. Keep an eye on your Grip Gauge that takes the place of
the Psyche Gauge when you start suspending yourself! When it hits empty, you
To move left and right while hanging from an edge, just move the Left
Thumbstick in either direction, and Snake will start moving that way.
To drop down from a ledge, press the X Button and it will send Snake falling
to whatever's below... or his doom. While falling though, if you hold the
Triangle Button and there's a ledge below you, Snake will grab the ledge and
resume hanging for dear life.
To pull yourself up back to safe ground, use the Triangle Button while hanging
from a ledge. Just be careful not pull yourself up into the enemy's line of
sight or you may have been better off just falling to your death.
** Attacking **
- Well you're not going to get very far in this game if you think being a
pacifist is going to work. Whether you sneak around the entire game or go
into Fury Mode you will eventually run into a fight or two. If you don't know
how to at least throw a punch, how do you think you will save the world from
Liquid? So lets get down to the nitty gritty.
To aim a weapon and fire or throw it, first use the L1 Button to ready or
shoulder the weapon. If you have Auto Aim on, then when you ready or shoulder
your weapon, it will look at the nearest enemy in front of you. To use the
weapon, hit the R1 Button to fire or throw the weapon. If you do not have
Auto Aim on, then you will have to manually aim the weapon with the Right
Pressing the R1 Button without a weapon in hand will initiate hand to hand
combat with an opponent by giving them the old one two kick combo. Even
in Snake's old age he still has it!
To go into FPS mode, hit the Triangle Button when you have shouldered your
weapon. If you have a scope on your weapon, you can adjust the sights by
zooming in and out with the D-Pad.
Reloading a weapon is essential. In this game they give you a specific reload
button this time around. Hit the O Button to reload your weapon in between
fire fights so you're not running on empty when in the heat of battle.
** Gadgets **
- Just like James Bond, Snake has a few special gadgets to help him out during
his missions. How you use them could make your job of sneaking around a whole
lot easier than before. Otacon has given you quite a few treats to play
around with this time around.
Activating your OctoCamo is quite simple really. All you have to do is lie on
the floor motionless or pressed against a wall motionless for a few seconds
and the suit does the work for you! Easy right? Just get into position for
the right camo look that you are going for so that you can hide with ease from
Activating your Threat Ring is another auto gadget as well. Just remain still
for a few seconds and it will appear. The Threat Ring will stay active as
long as you're not moving around fast. Basically you can crawl, crouch walk,
or walk very slowly to keep it active.
The Solid Eye has various modes that you can use to help you out during your
mission. To activate, select it from your items menu with the L2 Button and
then use the Triangle, Square, or Circle Buttons to activate one of the
various modes it has to offer. More info on the Solid Eye can be found in the
Solid Eye section of this guide.
** Close Quarters Combat **
- Snake has alot more than simple combo to put down the bad guys. When he has
no more ammo and just his wits alone, he uses some CQC to drop the soldiers
like a bad habit. Here you will learn how to properly use the CQC to your own
advantage as well.
After getting some new information from *** about CQC and personally going
back and experimenting, I was wrong about CQC only being able to be performed
with just a knife in hand. You can use various weapons throughout the game
that will help you out to performing various CQC manuevers. I am currently
working on a list of CQC compatable weapons so you don't run into the thick
of things and find out that the weapon you are currently holding won't perform
any CQC. From what I can tell so far, rocket launchers and sniper rifles seem
to suffer the most from this, not having the CQC function available while
holding them. As I said before, I will do an extensive check on all of the
weapons that I can get my hands on and will put up a list of compatable and
non-compatable weapons in the near future!
To throw an opponent, run up to them and hold the R1 Button while pressing the
Left Thumbstick in the direction of the opponent. This will throw them to the
ground hard and leave them seeing stars so you can make a quick getaway.
If you run up to an opponent and hold the R1 Button, you will grab the enemy
and be able to do a variety of moves from this position. If you press the R1
Button again after you've grabbed the opponent, you can disarm them of their
weapon. If you have a one handed weapon in your hands and continue to hold
the R1 Button, you will restrain the enemy. If you hold the R1 Button after
you have grabbed the opponent (i.e. you first grab the opponent, take a second
to let go of the R1 Button and then hold it down again rather than constantly
hold it to do a restraint) then you will start to choke the enemy out. After
you have restrained an opponent and got what you wanted out of them, tap the
R1 Button and hold the Left Thumbstick in a direction to throw them. If you
crouch while restraining an opponent, you can restrain them to the ground
police style by doing the same thing you did to throw the opponent after a
restraint has occured. If you have a knife in your hand and you want to just
finish the opponent off, you can hit the Triangle Button to slit their throat.
Shielding with an opponent is a great way to turn the tables on a rushing mob
of enemies. To do this, quickly grab an opponent with the R1 Button and then
hit the L1 Button. This puts them as your human shield and they will get shot
up first well before you do should his teammates decide to not care about his
** Equipment **
- You start off with practically nothing, so what's the first thing you want to
do? That's right... find some items and equipment for you to use! There are
many ways to finding equipment and items in this game. You can steal them
from enemies, find them lying around, or even buy them. Here I'll talk about
what you can do on using and finding items and equipment.
Easily enough to get equipment you just walk over it and you get it in your
inventory. To select the item you just picked up, open up either your
weapon or item inventory (depending on the type of item you just picked up
will determine which inventory it goes to) by pressing and holding the L2
Button for items and the R2 Button for weapons. You can scroll through these
inventories by using the D-Pad.
To steal or pillage items from a dead or unconscious person, just hold the
Triangle Button near the fallen enemy and then let go once you pick them up.
Do this a few times till you feel satisfied that they won't give up anymore
If you sneak up from behind an opponent with a gun, you can hold the enemy up.
Just get close enough to them quietly without alerting them, and then press
the L1 Button. From here press the Triangle Button to start a body search on
them. When you see the prompt that something was found, press the Triangle
Button again to take the item.
** In-Game Pause Menu **
- Now it's time to discuss the options you can access from the In-Game Pause
Menu. Here you can mess around with the various features, weapons, items, and
options available to you in the game. If you feel that something needs to be
changed or upgraded, here is where you will go to find it.
If for some reason you find the Select Button too daunting to use, then you
can pause the game and use the Codec option to open up the Codec for your use.
It's a bit much I think to have this here, but if it does help people to
access this through the pause menu rather than simply using the Select Button,
then who am I to judge? It works the same as always. Find the frequency you
want to hail someone on, hit the X Button to try it, and if someone is there,
they will talk with you. It's that simple.
This is where you can go to view all the weapons you have picked up and
currently have on you. This is also where you can go to assign weapons to the
quick menu while in game (the weapons menu used when holding the R2 Button).
Make sure you have what you need readily available to you so you don't turn
this game into a Megaman game by constant pausing and weapon swaping. You can
also check out the statistics for each weapon. This ranges from reading up
on what the weapon can do, a little info on the weapon, and a rank assigned to
the weapon based on its current performance. This is judged by an E to S rank
system, with E being the lowest rank, and S being the highest rank. Keep an
eye on this so you know what to bring out for a certain battle when needed.
You can also upgrade weapons to make them become an S weapon by visiting
Pretty much the same concept here as weapons, only without the rank system.
You equip what you need to access the quick menu (the items menu used when
holding the L2 Button) or just use the item you need from this menu. Nothing
too much to worry about here since it is simple and straightforward.
Here you can change the options for the OctoCamo. The main thing is turning
the OctoCamo in either Automatic Mode or Manual Mode. If you leave it in
Automatic Mode, the OctoCamo will always change to match your surroundings so
long as you stay still long enough against a wall or the floor. If you decide
to use Manual Mode, you will have to change the camo yourself to match your
surroundings much like Metal Gear Solid 3. The thing is is that you have to
have camo designs already memorized to the suit so that you can recall the
design. This screen is also where you will find the ability to put on other
articles of clothing or suits that you pick up throughout the game or earned
through a game completion.
Now here's where to go for getting a much needed weapon before a boss battle
or upgrading your current weapons to contend with the tougher enemies in the
game. Just access it and the go in and start buying what you need, granted
only if you have the right amount of points to buy what you need.
This is an in-depth way to look at the moves available to Snake plus check out
what your Metal Gear Mk II can do for you. Not too much but a nice touch to
things if you want that extra info on things.
Here's where to go to tweak the controls for the game if you didn't do so to
suit your needs before starting the game. Essentially it is the same thing as
the Options Menu you can access from the Main Menu. If you want more info on
the Options Menu, just head to the Game Modes section of this guide where I go
into detail about the Options Menu and what to expect from it.
No real explanation needed here. This is where to go to save your current
game data when you reach a checkpoint in the game. It'll save your data up
to that checkpoint, so when you take that fatal shot later or turn the game
off, this is normally where you will pop back up at.
** Gauges **
- Now it's time to learn about the various gauges that show up throughout the
game. It's essential to watch these gauges throughout the game, especially
since some just show up during certain actions done. They're all important
and if you take your eyes away from them for too long, you may end up putting
yourself in a bad situation, or dying. So lets take a look at them...
The most straightforward gauge to watch in the game. If it reaches zero, it's
game over. You can keep your Life Gauge up with various items such as rations
to keep from getting killed. Just make sure to watch it carefully since you
want to make sure that this gauge doesn't get close to the bottom without you
Now here's a gauge that takes a page from the Metal Gear Solid 3 game. Much
like the hunger gauge of that game, this gauge acts pretty much the same with
a few new minor twists to it. First off, the lower that this gauge gets, the
less effective you will be with your shooting and performance. So if you're
the type that loves to just run in guns blazing, expect to see this fall down
alot on you. Now if you manage to kill off enough enemies within a given time
of each death, you will enter a battle high. This is kind of like a rage mode
for Snake. It makes him accurate and his gauge won't move at all from it's
current position. The downside is that once it begins to fade away, your
gauge will take a severe hit and you won't be able to perform anything until
your gauge is filled back up again. So watch out when you enter a battle
high. To refill the gauge, just find a spot to be alone, and just go into the
prone. Make sure that Snake isn't upset from being hot or cold or whatever
the case may be. This will slow things down significantly if he isn't happy.
You can refill the gauge while standing or crouching as well, but laying down
will make the gauge fill the fastest.
When you have an item active that requires a battery, a gauge for it will
appear in the bottom left corner. So watch it carefully so that you don't
negligently use up the battery for a certain piece of equipment too fast. You
can find upgrade batteries as you go along in the game. These will extend the
life of your items tremendously with extra batteries to use. Also if you want
to get more juice for the items battery, just refrain from using it for a bit
and it should recharge on its own.
The Grip Gauge takes the place of the Psyche Gauge when Snake is hanging from
a cliff. Once the Gauge reaches the end, Snake is going to take a plunge
Much like the Grip Gauge, this gauge takes the place of the Psyche Gauge when
Snake goes underwater. The moment this gauge hits bottom, it will affect
Snake's Life Gauge. So unless you want Snake to drown to death, make sure he
gets some air before it reaches zero.
** Equipment Weight **
- Another thing about this game that makes you think before rushing in is the
weight limit imposed upon Snake. No longer can you carry an infinite number
of items much like the days of Metal Gear Solid, instead you have to watch
just how much you carry of everything. In order to keep Snake performing at
a normal pace, you have to keep his weight limit under 70 kg. If things start
to exceed this number, then Snake will start to slow down and feel more stress
from the weight, thus decreasing his Psyche Gauge much faster. So if you're
the type that loves to carry everything even if they don't need it, then you
better think twice in this game. Making sure to keep your inventory well
balanced and optimal for any situation is going to be key to keeping your
weight limit down and finishing the mission without much hassle.
** Threat Ring **
- Yet another great perk to the game is the Threat Ring. This ring is basically
a see through white-ish circle that is like an instinct similar to real life
in a way. When you sense something or someone close to you, you start looking
in there direction to see if they are a threat. This is how the Threat Ring
works in the game. Basically if there is no kind of threat near Snake the
ring will stay low to the ground and in a perfect circle. When there is a
threat nearby, no matter what it may be, the Threat Ring will start to peak
at various intervals to show how close the threat is and sometimes how large
the threat is. The Threat Ring appears only when you are in the crouch or
prone positions. Also in the crouch, you have to move slowly in order for the
Threat Ring to stay active. If you are standing or moving fast, you won't see
the Threat Ring at all. This is basically a good way when taking a breather
from the action to see if you are surrounded by many enemies, or if you are
just waiting for the perfect opportunity to ambush an enemy.
** OctoCamo **
- As said before, the camoflauge system from Metal Gear Solid 3 makes its
triumphant return to this game. This time around there are many ways to use
the OctoCamo to your advantage. One of the better perks this time around is
the ability to leave the OctoCamo on Automatic Mode and allow the system to
do the work for you. This is a great way to start things off unless you're
playing through the game a second time or just want that extra challenge of
having to cycle through camo options manually. In order to use the Manual
Mode of the Octocamo, you have to first have some presets readily available.
This means that you can either download new skins when they become available
from the Extras Menu, or going throughout the game and allowing the OctoCamo
to "memorize" certain patterns from pressing against a wall or going into the
prone on the floor. To basically use the OctoCamo though, you will go into
the prone or press against a wall and wait for a few seconds while the
OctoCamo does its thing and starts mimicing the pattern of the surface you are
against. You can tell just how camoflauged you are with your surroundings by
looking in the top right corner of the screen and seeing the camo percentage
rate. The higher the rate, the more blent you are with your surroundings,
making it ultimately harder for your enemies to see you.
I just confirmed that by shaking the controller, it will change your OctoCamo
back to normal after you have a camo on you. This is a useful trick to use
to help you getting in and out of camo details fast or if you just want to
stay in the normal sneaking suit color.
** Metal Gear Mk II **
- For once you actually have a Metal Gear to help you rather than being a final
boss of sorts later in the game. The only thing is, it's not what you think
it is. Rather than being a huge hulking behemoth monster tank thing, you now
have a rather small chicken sized cutesy Metal Gear... complete with fold out
Sony Cam! Naturally this thing offers some comic relief throughout the game
but it does have its uses, so don't go thinking that this is the Jar Jar Binks
of the Metal Gear Saga. The Metal Gear Mk II is a remote controlled device
much like the SpyCam from Perfect Dark Zero. When you activate it, you lose
control of Snake, but gain control of the Metal Gear. This little bastard can
do some recon work for you by sending it out to unknown areas first, there by
relieving some worry for you. It has its own camo feature as well, so it's
not sticking out like a sore thumb for all to see. To activate the camo
feature, press the X Button so you can hide in plain sight from enemies. Now
you can also use this Metal Gear for more than just recon work. Having
trouble getting close enough to hit a switch because of too many enemies?
Well send the Metal Gear Mk II to sneak by the guards and hit the Triangle
Button to do actions for you. This can range from hitting switches to turn
off things to tapping a wall to distract guards. And if you thought that was
all it can do, well think again. The little guy can also help you out on the
offensive as well. Naturally you don't want to go running full throttle into
the heat of battle with this little guy... he'll get torn apart in no time.
But if you hate having guards just standing around doing their guard thing and
waiting to spot you so they can mow you down, then sneak up on them with Metal
Gear Mk II. Just aim at them with the L1 Button and then hit the R1 Button
to give them a electric shock, thus knocking them out. A fun and funny way
of dispatching your would be dispatchers.
** Battle Tips **
- Naturally this is the one section that I think will be updated the most. This
where I will point out either common sense actions to take when playing the
game, or nice actions and such that I find useful. Here is where to go to
help your game out throughly and if you find the information here useful, then
use it to your advantage. If you think that something else is a far better
solution to things, then send in your tips to me so I can add them to the
One painfully obvious tip is always making sure that you have a full magazine
at all times. Constantly reloading your weapon is a must in games like these
since you don't want to move from one fire fight, and get into another with
just three bullets away from having to automatically reload. Take the time
to watch your bullets meter and reload when you get the chance. This includes
in the middle of a fire fight. If you've pressed the enemy back some and they
are taking cover, take this opportunity to quickly reload and stand ready for
them to poke their heads out.
This is just a given in the gaming world that everyone knows. If you don't
know it, and you miss reading it here, then pardon my un-political correctness
but you are a retard. Basically what I am getting at is to aim for the head.
The head has always been a vital area of the body. It's almost always a one
shot one kill kind of area as well. Nothing that moves can survive a headshot
and I mean nothing. Zombies... shoot them in the head. Terrorists... shoot
them in the head. Animals... shoot them in the head. That jerk that doesn't
deserve that hot girlfriend he has... shoot him in the head twice. You get
the point pretty much. The head equals dead.
Don't go thinking you're The Fury in this game. You can get easily overran
by enemies in no time flat, and then you're taking fire from every direction
around you. Stealth is key in this game, so do what you can to utilize it to
If your health is running low, no one's going to look at you differently if
you run away like a pansy. Doing so will keep you alive. No one likes seeing
that damn game over screen, so do what you can to take cover and give Snake a
much needed break to rest and regain his health before going back to
destroying whole battalions of trained mercenaries.
Obviously unless you're Billy Badass, you're going to want to save your big
guns for the big enemies. Taking on a Metal Gear with a knife is not manly,
it's just stupid. Taking on a Metal Gear with an upgraded rocket launcher and
blowing the thing back to the scrap heap.... now that's manly. So make sure
to not go overboard when thinking to yourself "Oh I wonder how the enemies
will react when I shoot at them with a highly explosive weapon." I can tell
you what they think.... and they think you're overkilling them.
Always take a look at your surroundings before moving into the open. Whether
you send out the Metal Gear Mk II or just decide to move slowly and carefully,
always take a good look around you to make sure that you aren't missing that
one sniper that could easily take your head off.
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- Well now you turned on the game and enjoyed the Konami staff's words of wisdom
while watching Snake smoke. Now you're at the main menu and you ask yourself,
wait what are all these things? Normally you just go right in and play, but
then you start ask yourself, what are all the other options for? Well that's
what I'm here to teach you! This is the section that will explain what the
various game modes do and what to expect from them. Rather than just going
into something blindly, you can read ahead and learn a thing or two.
** New Game **
Pretty simple to figure out, this where you will go to start your game. When
you first start one up, you have your option of what kind of difficulty level
you want the game on. They range from this:
Liquid Easy = Pretty much very easy mode of the game. You won't die as fast,
and there's far too much ammo and life items available to you. If you have
never played an MGS game before or just suck at sneaking around, then here's
a good stepping stone to understanding the new world that you are in.
Naked Normal = This is kind of the middle ground from Easy and Normal modes in
games. It's got a bit of challenge to it, but not alot to make you sweat.
I think that this is where most, if not all should start at.
Solid Normal = The real normal mode of the game, this is where items and ammo
start to become a bit harder to find. The use of stealth is a bit more
emphasized here and you will take damage at a higher rate than before. So
if you have a good knowledge of the game and the things to come, then here's
the next step to becoming a Metal Gear god.
Big Boss Hard = The difficulty to making you become the cream of the crop.
You have access to very little, and you really feel like an old man since you
are a big pansy that can't take a hit. Not only that, the enemies in the game
decided that college was a good idea and so now they are much smarter and
craftier when hunting you down. If you have balls of steel or memorized the
game from beginning to end, then this is where you can test your mettle.
I know that there are other difficulties to unlock (this is a Kojima game, he
usually leaves the more extreme difficulties for you to unlock) so once I do
unlock them and get a chance to see what they offer or what they are called,
I will add them to this section.
** Load Game **
- If you are smart, then you will have saved your game a few times before
turning the system off. This is where you go to pick things up right where
you left off.
** Mission Briefing **
- Like those great and long cutscenes about political conspiracy theories and
intrigue that was written by a great staff and voiced over by a great cast?
Who doesn't!? Here you can watch the in-game movies that play before each
act. The game will pick up on a saved game and pull up all the acts that you
have unlocked, so you can watch these movies at your leisure.
** Options **
- Ah the good old options menu... what great game doesn't have one of theses?
Don't like how your game controls are? Options menu is your answer. Don't
like the volume of the game? Options menu is your answer. Don't like a
certain feature in the game? Options... well you get the idea. Here is where
to go to start tweeking things to suit your needs and give you a more optimal
gaming exprience. The options open to you in this game are vast and many.
I will go into detail about each one too, though you can look at the bottom
of the screen when scrolling over each option to see what it will do for you.
= Equipment =
Weapon Change Settings - Here you can change the mode in which you use the
R2 Button. The default setting is Toggle Mode. Toggle Mode lets you switch
back and forth between armed and unarmed stances with weapons. This is the
preferred method of play. The Recall Mode is a way for you to switch back and
forth between two different weapons. Lets say you want to quickly switch back
and forth between your pistol and your Ak-47. Just equip your pistol normally
and then hold the R2 Button to go to your Ak. Once you have the Ak selected,
you can now do quick switches between those two weapons on the fly by tapping
the R2 Button. Cycle Mode is where you have your weapons go through their
cycle of appearance in the menu by just tapping the R2 Button.
Item Change Settings - This is the exact same as the Weapon Change Settings.
You have access to the same Modes and they work exactly the same.
Lock-On (Auto-Aim) Settings - If you really can't aim for crap in this game,
then here's where you can turn on Auto-Aim to help you. So now all you have
to do is point your weapon towards the nearest enemy and the game will do the
work for you.
= Controls =
Normal View Up/Down - If you're one of those guys that prefers to have their
controls inverted, then this is where you go to invert your Up and Down. I
don't see how someone can do good with this, but hey... I've seen people use
it effectively before.
Normal View Left/Right - Now this is a first for me. I've never seen a game
that allows you to invert your left and right before. That's right, if for
some reason you think that by pushing the Left Thumbstick to the left should
make Snake run to the right, then this is the option for you.
Normal View Movement Speed - This is how sensitive you want your speed to
move when aiming or directing Snake around. This does not affect his actual
run speed in the game.
Over-the-Shoulder View Up/Down - If you're one of those guys that prefers to
have their controls inverted, then this is where you go to invert your Up and
Down. I don't see how someone can do good with this, but hey... I've seen
people use it effectively before.
Over-the-Shoulder View Left/Right - Now this is a first for me. I've never
seen a game that allows you to invert your left and right before. That's
right, if for some reason you think that by pushing the Left Thumbstick to the
left should make Snake run to the right, then this is the option for you.
Over-the-Shoulder View Movement Speed - This is how sensitive you want your
speed to move when aiming or directing Snake around. This does not affect his
actual run speed in the game.
First Person View Up/Down - If you're one of those guys that prefers to have
their controls inverted, then this is where you go to invert your Up and Down.
I don't see how someone can do good with this, but hey... I've seen people use
it effectively before.
First Person View Left/Right - Now this is a first for me. I've never seen a
game that allows you to invert your left and right before. That's right, if
for some reason you think that by pushing the Left Thumbstick to the left
should make Snake run to the right, then this is the option for you.
First Person View Camera Speed - This is how sensitive you want your speed
to move when aiming or directing Snake around. This does not affect his
actual run speed in the game.
Remember First Person View - You can set this option so that rather than
having to hold down the buttons to stay in first person view mode, you will
stay in it after you let the buttons go. Basically you can run around in
First Person View Mode until you decide to cancel out of it manually.
View Change Default Direction - When you are in manual aim view, you can set
this to where the camera will focus on. Whether it's on an all range kind of
mode or focusing solely on the player, it's your choice how you want the
camera to act.
View Change Speed - This is how fast the camera will move around keeping focus
on whatever you set it to do.
= Audio/Video =
Language Settings - Here is where you can change the language for the game.
The options open to you are English, French, Dutch, Italian, and Spanish.
This only affects the typed words that are shown on screen and not the spoken
language that is put on the game.
Cutscene Subtitles - This is where you go to turn on the subtitles to be shown
during the cutscenes of the game.
In-Game Subtitles - When someone is talking to you during game play you can
use this to have subtitles shown or not.
In-Game Music On/Off - If you don't want your IPod to play any music during
the game, you can set this option to either on or off which will dictate if
music can be heard or not.
Incoming Codec Output Device - Thanks to Charlie Six for helping me out on
this one! If you have a Bluetooth earpiece or headset made for the PS3, then
you can set this option to have your Codec calls and conversations to be
played in your headset. That's a very nice touch indeed for the game! Too
bad I don't have a headset too play with.... :(
External Output Volume - Here is where you can go to make the volume for the
game louder than normal without having to play with the volume of the TV.
= Display =
Icon Display Size - You can either set icons to be displayed at their normal
size or on a larger scale.
SELECT button Function - This is where you can set the select button's
function from either a way to explain things for you in-game or to access the
codec like in the classic Metal Gear Solid games. I prefer it to be a codec
Blood - Like your game gory and full of blood when you shoot someone rather
than playing a round of paintball with mercenaries? Here is where you go to
turn the violence down and make mommy happy by not showing any blood.
Screen Adjustment - Is your screen just alittle off center? Use this to fix
all of that and center the screen to your choosing.
Brightness Adjustment - If you can't see things that well and if things look
way too dark for you, then you can use this to brighten the game up a bit so
you can see better.
** Photo Album **
- Are you the kind of guy that loves to take pictures of your victories and some
shots of you doing badass stunts? Well this is where you can go to view your
pictures that you take in game and either delete or keep them from here. So
how much of a shutter bug are you?
** Virtual Range **
- Need a chance to practice a bit or shake the cobwebs off? This is where to
go before diving headfirst into the game. You can practice with a variety of
preset weapons if you don't have any saved data, or if you do, you can
practice with the hidden and earned weapons you've found. Everything here is
much like the VR Missions of old with you just in a virtual world practicing
and trying to become the best.
** Metal Gear Online **
- Oh man... Now I know where alot of people went as soon as they popped this
game into their Playstation 3's! This is the multiplayer option of the game,
which Hideo Kojima says is in reality a stand alone title rather than an add
on of sorts to the game. From what I've learned so far, there will be updates
and additions made for this as time passes on. Whether or not they will be
good or bad, we will just have to trust in Konami and Kojima that they know
what they are doing. If you want more information about Metal Gear Online,
then head to the Metal Gear Online chapter of this guide.
** Extras **
- From what I can tell, this is a place to be able to download various new types
of skins, iPod tunes, and podcasts for use in the game. I don't know if there
will be a set schedule of releases from Konami for this, but as of right now,
all I can say is is that once you've beat everything and unlocked everything,
then this is where you should turn to for new content to download and try out
in the game. Very nice of them to make a way to further the content of this
game by adding a way to download things that weren't originally put into the
game. One thing I do not know is if once an item is up for download on the
Extras menu, will it be up there for a limited time or forever. I will do
what I can to keep up with this and keep information available to all of you
when I see something new to download. You can check out more information on
what is up for download in the Extras section in the Cheats and Secrets
chapter of this guide. You can view or delete items which you download here,
or access the download menus to find new items. You must have internet access
to do so before attempting to download.
- Time to get started! This is it. Are you sure that you are ready to
exprience the final chapter of the legend himself, Solid Snake? Well there's
no turning back now! It's time that the world now exprience the last chapter
of this great series. It's still a shame to see this series and a legend end
but as they say... all good things must come to an end. My job now, is to
help you reach that end as painless as possible. Lets get started...
** Opening Credits Battle **
- From the moment you start the game, you're thrown right into the heat of
battle. There will be a good sized cutscene that you will have to watch
before starting up the action. This basically serves as a way to see and show
some of the controls and features of the game. You're in no real danger if
you just follow the extremely linear path you're given.
First you will start off trapped between two big trucks. By going to the far
left truck, you can low crawl under it and continue the opening credits and
Once this cutscene is complete, you now get your hands on a rifle. Otacon
gives a brief explanation on how to equip and use weapons before letting you
loose to walk down the alley way towards the man taking cover. Once you reach
him, another cutscene should kick in.
When the cutscene is over, you're told to head north. Don't engage in any
combat since you aren't in any position to do so at this point. Just run
across the street and follow it till you reach the end where you should see
a northern alleyway. Just go straight down this way and crawl under the
rubble to pick up the ammo box and continue to the other side. Dodge the
Gekkos as they appear (if they appear... I did this three times to get this
quick route I'm typing about and only on one of those times did the Gekkos
appear to get in my way) and move to the left. If the Gekkos are on your tail
then quickly duck into the blown away house and keep moving to the left to
find a doorway out of the house. Just move up a little bit and turn right
into the alleyway behind this house to trigger another cutscene.
Congrats... you just beat the Opening Credits Battle!
** Act 1 - Liquid Sun **
- After some tad lengthy cutscenes and such, you'll have a small codec
conversation with Otacon about picking up the Metal Gear Mk II. This is the
first thing you will go after before moving on with the mission.
* Middle East: Red Zone NW Sector *
- Currently you are in the Red Zone NW Sector where your mission begins. If you
pause the game to look at your map, you'll see that your destination is a bit
down the way. You'll notice from this map that the main road is pretty big,
but remember, you're sneaking around, so staying off this main road will be
crucial to not being spotted by PMCs or Gekkos. But lets get started to
getting to the destination to pick up the Metal Gear Mk II.
Before heading out to the main road to start things up, go to the end of the
alleyway, into the dead end. You will find a few rebel bodies here, but you
will also find a ration and some ammo. These things are always needed in a
pinch, but lets hope that we can avoid those pinches.
First turn the corner and head out to the main road. Just as you reach the
end of the alley way and begin to come out onto the main road, wall press and
peak out to see two PMCs scouting the main road. The fun begins as you now
have to start watching them and finding the opportunity to sneak by them. Now
the easiest way to do this is by going into the building on the left side of
the main road (the one you were just wall pressing against). In this building
is a ration (These things are life savers, so find them when possible!) and
as you move to the side of the broken stairway, you should trigger a cutscene.
After the cutscene you will hear the PMCs yelling that they have enemies
sighted and you will then hear gunfire. Otacon will tell you that you should
avoid unnecessary combat (which you should!) so it's back to sneaking around.
Rather than run back outside the building you are in through the doorway on
left, crawl through the vent shaft by the doorway and pick up the Arsenal
Compress. Keep going through to the other side of the vent shaft. When you
get to the end of the shaft, you will come out in an outside alleyway. Don't
stand up immedieately or run out into the open main road. Rather go into a
crouch walk and wall press the nearby wood stacks just to the immedieate left
of you as you come out of the vent shaft. From this position, you should see
the PMCs doing their sweeps on the opposite side of the road, and hear a few
loud machines doing their thing off screen. That machine sound is the turret
from the top of the PMCs ATV that is located to the right of your position
on the main road. Keep an eye on things and wait for the moment to move.
Remember, the enemies move in groups in this game, unlike previous ones where
they were single patrols. When the two PMCs move further into the left side
of the street's buildings to continue their sweep, then all you have to worry
about is the ATV turret. If you now move to the right wall of the alley you
are in, you will be able to watch the turret and wait for it to move away from
looking at you. When this opportunity shows itself, quickly move forward a
bit and head into the building on your right. Get out of the doorway so that
the turret doesn't see you there. If you went into the right buidling, you
will see a rebel fighter fall from the sky in this building.
Naturally the rebel is dead. If you go into the room on the left side from
this rebel's corpse, you will two more dead rebels in this room. Pick up
their weapons and the compress on the bed before moving to the window. Crouch
down and wall press the window and look around to see where some of the PMCs
are. You should be just a ways from the backside of the ATV now, though it
can still see you if you do anything to draw attention to yourself. Go back
to where the rebel's body is (the one that fell from the sky) and pick up his
weapon. Go towards the back of the room and crawl underneath the rubble here.
As you get about halfway from crawling, a rebel will fall in front of you on
the other side. You will witness him getting shot by an off camera PMC. Wait
just a few seconds before coming out of your now hiding spot to see the PMC
that killed this rebel walk off down the street from the holes on the left
and front of you. At this time you should also hear a small jingle and sort
of commercial about the Praying Mantis group. Once you feel comfortable that
he's out of range to see you, crawl out and stick to the right side of the
room that you are now in. Use the various barrels and crates to give you
cover if you need it, otherwise stick to the far right of the room and
continue forward till you reach the end of the building. The end of the
building will be where there is a doorway that leads outside of this building.
The doorway that I am talking about has a guard that is standing outside of
it. It's best to do this to taking him out quietly. First run back to that
fold out wall thing beside the crates on the right side of the room. Get
behind it as if you were going back the way you came. There are some small
jars just to the right side of this fold out, and if you walk over them and
hit them, they will make noise. This will attract the guard. Quickly run
back to the other side of the way you came and wait next to the shelf. You
can watch the PMC for a moment and listen in on him from here. Once he says
something to the effect of "I know I heard something" he will start moving
back to his post. If you quickly crouch walk up to him from behind with your
knife equipped, you can use some CQC to take him out by either knocking him
unconscious, or killing him. I prefer killing him since I don't want him to
say anything to alert his friends when he wakes up. You can take his weapon
and when you do, Otacon will ring in about the difference between PMC weapons
and rebel weapons. Congratulations, you're now halfway to the destination!
Now that the pathway is clear from the guard, you can move through the doorway
without worry. Go through the door to your right as you exit this doorway,
and look to your left to see an ammo box to pick up. From here go to the end
and you will see daylight from an open doorway. As you start to get closer to
the end, you will notice that there are PMCs running around outside. Not only
that but they have an ATV with them as well. They seem to be looking at
something that is down the street from where you came, but don't concern
yourself with that. Just turn right from this doorway and head to that big
green dumpster to give yourself cover. From there head to the right to find
a doorway leading to the Red Zone (the door is to the right of a Praying
* Middle East: Red Zone *
- Hey you made it without a scratch on you and minimal resistance! Give
yourself a quick pat on the back before moving on. You still have a small way
to go before reaching the destination and now that you have a somewhat
understanding of the flow of the game, then there will be a bit more challenge
to things from here on out. Lets move on...
*** Before moving on, hit the start button and save your game!!! I will be
giving these reminders out throughout the guide of when is the best times to
save! This is so you can try to make it through on a game without getting any
alerts. If you feel that you should save more or less than what I tell you to
do, then it's your decision. ***
You start off crouched down by a set of stairs. Move up the stairs and Otacon
should chime in about doing a roll to cross small gaps. Do this to cross the
small gap that you see in front of you. As you do this, you should notice a
PMC moving just out of sight. Make your way through the doorway and just
behind the folding wall is a set of lockers on your left side. Don't worry
about these right now, but move along the left wall from these lockers and
stayed crouched down in the small pocket corner of the wall and archway where
the PMC will come out. As the PMC walks into view of you, he should not see
you. If you want to make things lean more towards your side, you can let the
Octocamo blend you in more so to this pocket corner. Let the PMC move just a
bit to where you have a good view of his side and back before quickly moving
in and using some CQC to knock him out. As I said before, I prefer killing
the PMCs off so that I don't have to worry about them later, so I wake up the
PMC and then immedieately grab him as he wakes up to slit his throat. Now you
can use the lockers you just passed. Put him in the left locker since that
one is empty. If you open the right locker, you can pick up a Playboy to use
to distract a PMC later.
There are two more PMCs now to deal with, though I have found ways to get
around them, but since we've been doing quite a bit of sneaking, lets get some
action in as well! First head through the doorway that the PMC you just
killed came through. Drop down in the big right hand hole of this floor that
you are on. If you look on the left side of this room that you just dropped
into, there is pair of lockers in here. In the left locker is a Regain (R)
that should come in handy to restoring your health and a bit of your psyche
when you need it. Turn around now and head up the stairs to get back to where
you just started. Go past now the hole you dropped down in and jump over the
wall where it will allow you to do so. You should now be on a roof with a
ladder opening in front of you. Go down the ladder opening and you will see
a PMC pacing back and forth behind the pillars in front of you. Use the
pillars to your advantage to sneak up on him and stealthly kill him with your
knife. (You're probably going to see that I will be killing most if not all
that I can with just my knife.... I like the personal approach and conserving
my ammo!) With this guy out of the way, you can now focus on the last one, or
skip the next paragraph to get to the destination. (This next kill is
basically for fun and an extra measure to maybe not getting seen moving toward
the destination point... I just like doing it because I'm sadistic!)
From this pillar section, you should see a fence to your left and doorway
to the right of it. Go through the door and head in front of you to wall
press the wall that is partially destroyed. You will then see (if you move
the camera around a bit) a PMC pacing up and down this road. Just wait for
him to pass by you (and staying out of his line of sight as best you can) and
then crouch walk up to him slowly and silently so you don't alert him to your
attack. Grab him up and slice his neck to put him down for good.
** Want a few more items for good luck? Well if you took out the three guards
then you should be free to going back and picking up the extra items with
ease! Lets start at the stairs that you start at to begin with, the ones you
go up before killing the first PMC. First off there's the infamous cardboard
box and a compress underneath this staircase. From the staircase go right
until you reach the stairs where you took to go back up after getting the
Regain. You should see a set of three lockers in near the stairs. In the
middle locker is a ration. Now go back to the statue in front of the first
stairs and stand in front of it. Turn to see a wall in front of you with
three Praying Mantis posters on it. From this wall go to the left and turn
right at the end of this wall. Turn right again to see a doorway to go inside
of a destroyed room. While in this room, go to the end of it to find a stair
well to go up. At the top you will see a set of crates just to your left and
a small plank for you to balance on. Make your way to the other side and stay
along the right side of this room that you are now in. Go along the ledge to
pick up two noodles and a Playboy.**
From the pillar section you can move into the nearby alley where a dumpster is
located (a nice hiding spot if you really need to use it) and survey your
surroundings. If you need to hide or wait for a PMC that you let live pass by
or move on, then do so. Otherwise if you are more than ready to move on, then
just go to the right of this alley and you will seen a small destroyed section
of the wall on the right building that you can enter the building through.
Just go in and you'll have reached your destination and get to watch another
Alright!!! Now we got some new toys!!! Not only that, but we have some
silenced guns to play with too! For those that loved to tranquilize the enemy
because you had a bleeding heart or just wanted the bonuses from not taking a
life, then you get a tranq gun as well. Both will come in handy for the
sneaking around you have to do. Not only that, but now you have access to the
Solid Eye and the Metal Gear Mk II. Now it's time to kick some ass! Otacon
said something about Liquid being spotted, and then all hell broke loose! So
now you have a new destination point to get to. Bring up the start menu to
take a look at your map. As you can see, the destination point is right
across the street from you. Seems easy right? Well take a look outside on
the main road. That's right... way too many PMCs around. So it's time to
go the long way to get there without being seen.
(Quick Note, you now have access to the camoflauge menu as well! If you want
to play in manual mode or keep it in auto mode, you can now choose that here.
You will have to put your camoflauges that you want to use in a memory system
in order to play with the manual mode. To do this, just press against the
wall or go into the prone and let the suit do its thing. Then go into the
Camoflauge Menu and choose the option Register Camo Pattern. This camo
pattern is now available for you to use in manual mode. You can go through
the whole game doing this and keeping various camo patterns in the memory so
you can pull them up when you need them ala Metal Gear Solid 3. You can also
change the color of Snake's carrying vest in here too. You have five colors
to choose from in the beginning. I think black is the best option since it
does help to blend in with the shadows better.)
** Now's a good time to save! **
Ok... the streets are crawling with PMCs and rebels fighting each other. This
is a great way to rack up some free items by killing or disabling any PMCs
(and if you don't care about them, the rebels too) and taking their items.
Because they are fighting each other, you can just simply take what you want
from their dead bodies, along with their dropped weapons. Now I'm going to
first get you to the destination point to move on to the next mission. When
you get there though, I will show you a way to get in good with the rebels if
you really want them to be on your side.
First head through the destroyed wall in front of you and wall press against
the immedieate wall to your left to avoid being seen by the rushing PMCs.
You will be making good use of your Operator or Tranq Gun here, so get out
whichever one you want to use. There will be three PMCs that rush pass you
and take cover near a concrete slab outside of the building you are in. Keep
an eye on them and wait for them to move forward from this slab. You can now
take cover behind it and from here you should see two PMCs taking cover in
front of you. Just take them out with whatever gun you are using so they
don't spot you when you begin to move forward here in a moment. Just wall
press the slab and move all the way to the right and then poke your head out
to shoot at them. Take only one shot before taking cover again so they don't
see you (they're too preoccupied by the fire fight to waste too much time
looking in your direction or catch you in time if you do this). Once they are
both taken care of, move to the concrete slabs to your right, staying on the
right side of them. Getting to the end of them, poke your head out by
repeating the same process you did on the first two with the one that's
located near their bodies. Once he is taken care of, if you are using the
Tranq Gun, if you have good aim, you can take out one of the PMCs firing at
the rebels from the pillar to the right of the PMC you just shot. His leg
is more exposed than anything, so if you hit it, it will just be a moment
before he falls asleep. Now move into the right building by going through
the big hole in the wall and follow the corridor you are now in. Sometimes if
you get here in a quick manner, you will see a big explosion, followed by a
rebel body slamming into the wall in front of you. If not then you will just
see a rebel body laying in the doorway as you approach it. In either case
just move to the other side of this position that rebels are holding and you
will see a decending staircase doorway. This is your destination to reach.
Now before you move on you can earn the respect of the rebels around you to
their fullest real fast if you want. If not then at least you'll have a brand
new toy to play with. If you go all the way to the left from the doorway to
move on to the next destination, you will find a body with an RPG laying with
it. Now here's where you can earn the rebels respect. Go back out to their
position and first take out the remaining PMCs with either your Tranq Gun or
shooting them in the head with your other weapons. Now you should see an ATV
with a turret on top keeping your boys pinned down heavily. Just bust out the
RPG and aim for the turret. The entire ATV should be destroyed after this,
giving the rebels a chance to breathe and thank you for your assistance. They
will respect you deeply and as long as you don't start backstabbing them, they
will help out against the PMCs.
Whatever you choose to do, either help the PMCs or be greedy and hold onto
your new weapon move on by going down the stairs to continue the mission and
enter a new area.
* Middle East: Militia Safe House *
- Now armed with a few new gadgets to play with along with some good weapons to
boot, you are now beginning to get a feel for the game right? What more could
await Snake in the Militia Safe House?
** Saving time!!! **
First off it's pretty dark in here and even Otacon agrees with me. So time to
see how great the night vision works in this game! Just activate your Solid
Eye for night vision and proceed ahead.
(To be honest, I am extremely impressed with the visuals that are presented
in this night vision! I thought that Call of Duty 4's night vision mode was
great, but man.... I didn't know what great was till I saw this!)
This is a crazy place to be in! Pretty much you're going in a linear path.
As soon as you activate your night vision, you should see a door in front of
you. Wall press to the left of the door and you should see a PMC in the other
room. Take out the guard however you please and then continue on past him.
Once you move foward, you should enter a cave tunnel and see a ration in front
of you. From this ration you should also see a box of ammo to your left from
where you are at. As you reach this ammo box, you should hear the PMCs
yelling out orders. Don't waste any time, and run back to where you picked
up the ration just a second ago and crouch behind the crates. You should see
three PMCs run past you to wherever they are going. You can now move foward
again. As you go up, you should see an ammo pick near a boarded off section
of the cave you are in. From there go through the nearby doorway and follow
the hall to a room filled with chickens. Near the chicken coop on the left
side of the room is a noodles and in the far top right corner of the room is
a Regain. After you pick up these items head up the stairs in the top left
side of the room. As you get to the top, you will see two rebels come into
view. They will talk for a moment about backing up the people up top and then
start running towards you. Just use the circlular stone piece just to your
right as you come up the stairs to hide from them as they pass by. Now that
things are clear, you can move on.
First you will want to head in to the left room with the dead PMCs in it. You
can take the various guns and ammo lying around their bodies for your own use.
Once you are done, head in to the far room rather than the hallway that
is on your left. This room has many wounded rebels in it, with one rebel
watching over them. If you haven't pissed the rebels off in any way, then
you will just startle the lone rebel for a moment before he runs off. Other
wise you will just make him mad and shoot at you on sight. Whatever kind of
game you have been playing thus far, just be prepared to see this guy and take
the appropriate measures if you have to against him. In this room you can
find various ammo pick-ups and a pentazemin. Now head to the back of the room
where you will see an opening in the wall leading to another hallway. But
wait! Before you move anymore, stand in the doorway and turn on your night
vision if you don't already have it on. You should see a pick up box in front
of you that's shrouded in darkness. This is an iPod tune! Take it to make
your collection of music bigger! Now head down the hallway where you will
run into a rebel. Again, if you are on good terms with the rebels, just hold
still once you have alerted him and he will check you out for a moment before
giving you the green light to move on ahead. Otherwise you will have to take
him out to move on. Behind this rebel is a room where two more rebels are
inspecting a piece of what looks like a metal wing of some sort. Obviously
it's a piece of one of the unmanned units that the PMCs are using. Just get
past these guys and head to the stairs on the far left side of the room. As
you get to the top of the stairs, take a left and go into the room where two
more dead PMCs lay. This room has a few grenades for you to take with you!
Once you've taken all that's in this room, head back out down the hallway
where you should of seen two rebels talking to each other just before turning
into the room with the two dead PMCs. Take the open doorway to the right and
follow the hall to a dead end room where you will find some RPG ammo, various
other ammo, but most of all three lockers on the left side of the room. In
each locker contains one item. They are a Playboy, ammo, and a Costume Change
item. Yep, you now have access to change costumes to the Middle Eastern
Militia garb you first wore when starting the game. When you are done taking
all the items you want from this room, head back out the way you came and go
the other way now. You should now have made your way into a room filled with
crates, along with two rebel soldiers. Once you get past them (however you
manage to do that) head to the far left side of the room to find a passage
way for you to go along. After going past these pipes along the wall you
will see an opening where two more rebels will spot you. Once you make it
past them, go left instead of right to grab some RPG ammo. Once you have this
then turn around and go down the hallway. You should reach a room filled with
shelves and a stairway to your left. There are some ammo, ration, and petro
bomb items in this room as well. Once you have all that you want, go up the
stairs to move on to a new area.
* Middle East: Urban Ruins *
- Whew! Now things are really heating up! After a lengthy period of
conversations and codecs and watching a silly little monkey, you can now buy,
customize, and sell weapons! Things are really turning in your favor. Now
it's time to move on and get to the new destination point.
** If you know what's good for you, you'll save! **
Once you are given the green light to move around you will notice a set of
stairs in front of where you are crouching, just to the right. Instead of
going up these stairs, first go down the dark alleyway and pick up the gun off
the dead rebel. This will go towards Drebin points! Behind the rebel is a
noodles and Playboy for you to take as well. Once you get back out into the
open, take a left and go all the way to the end where you should see an RPG
hidden behind a wall. More Drebin points and you get to keep the ammo! Now
head for those stairs. When you reach the top of the stairs, there's still
some more goodies to collect. Getting to the top of the stairs will put in to
view a rifle for you to sell and a petro bomb. Now you're not quite down with
the collecting just yet! Have Snake face towards the stairs. Now from this
view head towards the end of the platform you are on. You should see a small
opening between the stairs and the destroyed building. Fall into this crevice
and collect a red dot sight to customize a weapon with, an RPG to sell (and
keep the ammo too!), and a sleep gas mine. Now you have one more thing to
get before moving on. Go back up the stairs to the platform you were on
before and walk all the way to the end of it where it hangs over the destroyed
building. Fall just to the top of the rubble at the corner of this destroyed
building and collect one more RPG to sell. With all that done, you can now
move on to making your way to the destination point.
Ok... I just want to point out that this next part is a bit confusing, but I
will do my best to get you through this maze of rubble. So bear with me ok!
After you have collected all the items from above, or just choose not to, from
the place where you first start off crouching, go past the stairs and you will
see a destroyed section of wall on your right. Go in here to see a dead rebel.
Pick up his weapon for some points and ammo and continue on to the back of the
room to go through a destroyed section of wall on your right. Otacon should
of chimed in when you entered the building to tell you to be careful. After
going through, you should been auto crouched. Turn right and head to the end
of this narrow passage to find some daylight. Turn to the left and you should
see a hanging body and an ammo case in front of you. Pick up the gun that the
body drops for Drebin points and ammo, and then hop up to collect the ammo box
on the ledge. Go through the destroyed wall on the ledge you are now on and
the camera should move to show the left side of the new room you are in. An
explosion should be heard and you should see dust and debris coming out of the
narrow passage on your left. Once the dust settles, enter the passage and you
should see a fork in the path in front of you. First go along the right path
to grab the guns for Drebin points and ammo, but don't stay in front of the
open window for very long, or you risk getting spotted by the PMCs just
outside. Turn back and now go to the left path. If you turn right, you will
see another dead rebel, and you can pick up a compress near his body, along
with his gun for Drebin points and ammo. Turn around from his body and enter
a room that you can stand up in. Go to the ledge with the ration on it and
hop up onto it to get the ration. Go through the destroyed wall on this ledge
and turn right. Go to the end of this room, past the green couch on the left
side of the room and turn right to see a narrow passage way with stairs. As
soon as you approach the stairs, a small cutscene should kick in showing the
stairs being destroyed. Continue forward through the passage to the end to
see a destroyed wall on your right. Go through the wall and first go along
the right side of the room you are now in and you should see a very small gap
in front of you. Crouch walk under the gap to pick up a ration from the dead
rebel on the otherside. Go back into the room you just came from and go to
the left side of the room to see a slope from the rubble. When you get to the
top, wall press on the left side to get across to the other side. Drop down
through the destroyed wall on the other side and run to the end of the hall
that you are now in to pick up some ammo. Past this ammo pick up is a ledge
to jump up on. Get on it and turn right and you will see a slope from
destroyed rubble and a staircase in front of you. Head to the staircase and
a cutscene should kick in.
Nice... finally out of that rat's maze!
* Middle East: Downtown *
- I am glad to be out of there... any longer and I would of developed a bad case
of claustrophobia! In any case now that we are out in the open, guess what?
That's right... back to the warzone! It's a good old time to start shooting
people up again! Or is it? Can you possibly make your way through this part
without being seen and with the utmost stealth? Well with my help you will!
** Save that game!!! **
First off... I just want to say that I hate snipers... they're so annoying
and they can spot you a mile away, triggering the alert on you! But don't
worry... I've got your back on this one and I'm going to show the way to
avoiding these bastards!
Ok... the route I'm going to take you may seem a bit hazardous and such, but
this is the route to take if you don't want to make any alerts. Now to begin
with, you are going to come in contact with many PMCs in this one. The first
thing you need to do is get a silenced weapon or just use the Tranq Gun for
this one. Either way, you want to use a weapon that isn't going to give you
away the moment you fire it. You're not going to run into single PMCs here,
they do travel in groups. So if you are a good shot, stick to what I say, and
don't deviate from the plan, then not only will you make it through without
being seen, but you will also aquire a sniper rifle for all you sniper fools
out there. Lets begin shall we...
First from the position you are facing from your crouch, go forward and stick
to the right building, staying close to the wall while running. As soon as
you come to the end of the building, take a right into empty back area. You
basically stay under the roof and keep the small pillars and the wall on both
sides of you as you run. Once in the open area, from the backside of the car
you pass, you should see a crate in front of a dead end. Go behind it to pick
up a ration. From this point, stand in front of the crate now, and turn to
your left. You should see a small alleyway in front of you. Go down this
alleyway to see some PMCs making their way down a small road. Follow the two
rebels, keeping them in front of you, until you see them fall over dead. This
is the start of those damn snipers.
Now pick up the weapons that the two rebels dropped for Drebin points, and
don't waste time standing out in the open. Make sure to stay on the left side
of the street if you want to stay safe from sniper fire. You should see some
rebels preparing to rush out in the open.... they're stupid. You're not!
Get behind them in the alley they are in and go down it to about the middle.
If you look to the second opening on your right side, there should be some
boxes stacked in the alley there. Jump over them and go to the end of the
alley, wall pressing the left wall before moving out into the small street.
If you look out onto the main road (pull up your map and it's the big road on
the left side on the map) then you should see two PMCs waiting. Take them out
before the ATV shows up. It's best to use the Tranq Gun since you can hit
them once and they'll fall over in a second or two. Once they're taken care
of, the ATV should appear. Don't waste time staring at it though, and go onto
the small street, heading right. Immedieately go into the first left you see
and stay along the right wall of this alley. If you went down the right alley
you should see a small pot at the end of the wall on the right side of the
alley. As you leave the alley, you should see some pillars and some crates
stacked on the first one. Go to the second pillar and wall press on it. Peak
out on the left side and take out the two PMCs down the way. Again, the Tranq
Gun works wonders here. Once you have disposed of them, then head down the
street towards the PMCs you just took out, only you should see some windows on
the building on your left. Go through the first one (the one without the
shutters) and now it's time to put the sniper's out of the way... and get
your hands on your very own rifle!
First head up the stairs that you see as soon as you jump through the window
on your left side. When you reach the second floor, go down the hallway to
pickup a grenade. Proceed now to the third floor. Just as you get to the
top of the stairs, wall press against the wall and use the camera to watch
the open door in front of you. A PMC should walk into view staring out the
door at your direction, but should soon turn to talk to his sniper buddy in
the same room. Use the Tranq Gun to put him to sleep, and then move the
camera a bit to the left to try and look at the sniper. He's crouched along
the wall, looking out the window at the street you were on before going behind
the rebels that were going to rush. He does reload his weapon, and when he
does, he looks out the door at your location. First make sure that he's not
reloading and crouch walk to the right side of the door and wall press against
it. From this position, you can't shoot him, but you can watch him. Just
watch him and wait for him to reload. He's random when he reloads, so you
don't want to risk running past the door when he decides to do so. So wait
for him to reload and when he goes back to shooting out the window, crouch
walk to the left side of the door and wall press against it. You now have a
clear shot at him. Shoot him in the head so you don't alert him, or use the
Tranq Gun to put him to sleep. You now have your sniper rifle once you go
collect it. From the bodies of the two fallen PMCs, if you look to your left
there's a window. Go to it and stand up to see a second sniper laying down
on the roof outside. Shoot him in the head to avoid alerting him. Now turn
around and you should see two lockers. Open them both to pick up a free
laser sight and a PSS.
Now jump out the window towards the second sniper you just took out and follow
the roof to get down to the street below. It's best that you drop down in
front of the dumpster in the dead end. From this dumpster run out into the
middle of the street, and then immedieately run back to the right side of the
dumpster and wall press against it. You should hear some PMCs talking and
then after a few seconds they will appear and go down the alley in front of
you. There are two ways to take them out. The first is to peak out from
behind the dumpster and take them out yourself. The second is kinda funny.
Thanks to you clearing the building, your rebel buddies are now in it, and
they will see them in the alley and start throwing petro bombs at them. They
are not that accurate, but when they do hit, watch the PMCs stop, drop, and
roll as they try to put themselves out to no avail. Either way, when they
are out of the picture, collect their guns and watch out for the petro bombs
that may be thrown in your direction. Now get back to the street that the
two PMCs came down and go down it, staying on the left side of the street.
You should see a blue van on your right and some crates in front of you. As
soon as you reach the crates, crouch walk to the left inside the destroyed
building and stay crouched down against the right wall of this building. If
you get close enough to the windows, you should see two PMCs. Wait for them
to start moving and turn to watch the opening that you just came in from.
They should run past you. Once they run past you, collect the ration on the
right side of this room and go out, taking a left back onto the street where
the PMCs came from. Head down the street and head to the end of the street,
sticking to the left side of the street. As you reach the end, turn the
camera to look left so you can now see down the new street you will go down.
You should see a dumpster on the left side, covering you as you come out, and
some crates on the right side up ahead just before you make it to the main
road. You should also see a PMC with his attention towards the rebels on the
main road as well. Wall press against the crates and get a head shot on the
PMC to take him out. Then leave the crates and stay along the right side of
the buildings, using the car in front of you for cover.
Once you get to the turn on the building, turn with the building and you
should see a blue van so long as you stay on the right. Use the blue van for
cover, and when you get to the back side of the blue van, stop and look to
the left side of the road. You should see two stacks of crates with a small
vent shaft to crawl through in between them. That's where you are going to
go. Get there quickly, but stay in a crouch walk so as not to attract
attention. crawl into the shaft and you will turn right inside. When you
come out, you should be in an empty room. While you are in here, Otacon will
chime in to say something about a PMC airstrike. Stay patient and just stay
put at first. You should hear the helicopter on the right of the building
and it will fire some missles at the area you are in. You should then see
the rebels running around outside through the windows and the door in the
room. You should see some rebels with RPGs running around too. Let them
take out the helicopter for you, or at least scare it. Once you feel that
you are safe, run out through the door with the shutter, and run to the
opposite side of the area you just came out on. Try and pick up whatever
weapons you can from the fallen rebels while you run to the building in front
of you. Your target is the pillars in front of you. When you get here you
should see a door that leads to the next area and to your destination.
* Middle East: Advent Palace *
- Alright... now that that's over, you can relax a bit since there's no real
open areas to contend with anymore. Kind of a crazy ride so far right? Well
you haven't seen anything yet! Now it's time to get your hands on some elite
weaponry! This place marks what could be considered a mini-boss fight in my
eyes. The enemy knows you're there, so there's no real alert raised.... the
enemies you will fight are also far more advanced than anything you've fought
before either. A team of female ninjas dubbed the Frog Soldiers... Liquid's
elite fighting squad. But first, you have to deal with a few traps set by
Johnny aka Akiba!
** It might be a good thing to save **
To start with, the first part of Advent Palace is fairly simple if you just
follow what I say to getting past all the traps. There's no enemies to
contend with, and this is a good time to pick up some items all over the place
as well as disarming some claymores for future use. It's the second half of
Advent Palace where you can go all out guns a blazing... and I know everyone
has been waiting to do that since turning this game on!
First before stepping out into the main square of the palace, turn to your
immedieate left and you will see a staircase. You should see a body at the
top of the staircase as well. Go up it to collect some Drebin points, ammo,
and a ration. Continue up the stairs to the second floor and get the compress
just to the left. With all of this in your posession, head back downstairs
to where you first started. Now the inner square is what I call the green
carpeted area where all the sofas and such are sitting. Don't go anywhere in
the inner square just yet. Rather stay along the outside and as you come to
the end of the square side, turn and follow the bar on your left. Just as a
green couch comes into view against a pillar, you should see a claymore in
front of it. Crawl over it to pick it up. Now you can collect the Playboy
that's on the green couch in front of you. Get back on the outer part of the
square behind the green couch. Turn to your right and you should see a sleep
gas mine set in front of you. Crawl over it to collect it. From the sleep
gas mine's location, turn to your right and you should see an AK on the table
in front of you. Pick it up for some Drebin points and ammo. Now turn around
and head up the stairs to the second floor... no more to collect on the first!
As soon as you reach the second floor, go straight ahead rather than turning
right. You should see a claymore in front of you guarding an item. Crawl
over the claymore to collect it, and then pick up the Stun Grenade. Now go
back to where you started and take that right. When the narrow hall way opens
up, you should see a claymore to your right guarding a passage. Crawl over it
to collect it. When you come into the next room from where the claymore was,
you will see two doors in front of you. Take the left one to collect the
Smoke Grenade. Head to the back of this bathroom and turn right to go through
the hole in the wall. From this hole, turn to your left to go through another
hole in the wall. In this hallway, if you look to your left, you should see
some trip lasers coming through the wall. Don't bother with them for now...
even Otacon will agree with me. Instead head to the right to gather the last
of the items for this floor. Just as soon as you round the corner, you will
see a door on your left. Before entering the door, go into crawl mode and
proceed. There is a claymore just to the right of the door that you can
collect this way. Once you collected the claymore, stand up and get the
noodles in front of you. Then jump through the hole in the wall that's behind
the noodles and head back to the stairs that got you here.
Before heading up the stairs, you should be placing the camera behind Snake at
all times. If do this while you're facing the stairs to go up, then you will
see a sleep gas mine at the top of the stairs. Go about halfway up the stairs
and then start crawling the rest of the way to collect the sleep gas mine.
Now before going on to the third floor, you're going to go up the stairs to
the fourth. Start crawling on the stairs immedieately before even getting
on the stairs. There's a claymore on about the fifth or sixth step and very
hard to see. Collect it and then run the rest of the way up to find the
fourth floor blocked off, but to also find a noodles up here too. Once you've
got this, head back down to the third floor. Take a right when going on the
third floor and follow the path til you reach the end and can either turn
left or go straight to the back room. Take a left and you should see a sleep
gas mine at the end of the path. Crawl once you get somewhat close to it and
collect it. From this sleep gas mine, turn to the left to see another sleep
gas mine at the end of the path. Collect this sleep gas mine. Now turn
around and head back towards the first sleep gas mine you collected. You
should see a door to the left of where it was. Go through the door and you
are now in a bar. There's a ration in the first booth on the left, and an
ammo box behind the bar. Once you've collected them, head through the door
behind the booths where you should be in a narrow passage with a bookcase on
your left, and telephones on your right. Go to the end and go through the
door on your right. You should see a claymore to your right between the
tables. Crawl, once you get close enough, to collect it, and then pick up the
iPod Music: Level 3 Warning that the claymore was guarding. Heading straight
from here, you will see two doors in front of you. Go through the left one
and follow the path to collect a ration. Head through the door on your
right and make your way back out to where you started. Now head towards the
spot where you picked up the second sleep gas mine earlier. There is a
stairwell to the right of this spot. Take these stairs up to the fourth
floor and when you get to the fourth floor, take a left and head down the path
till you see a doorway. Crawl through the doorway and to the right of the
doorway is a sleep gas mine. Collect it and then head behind the bar and
through the doorway to trigger a cutscene.
This cutscene is a bit of a long one!
Now before you move on to offing every single Frog Soldier, I will tell you
that you can unlock a small easter egg here if you take them out without
killing them. In other words, you have to use just your Tranq Gun. That's
right... try shooting these babes with a simple pistol... with a kind of slow
rate of fire. It's not impossible, but I will say that it will test your
skills of aiming and reaction if you can keep up with this gun. If you
succeed, then you will unlock a Frog Soldier Doll that can be viewed on the
Nomad during mission briefings. You'll know you did things right when you
reach the garage of the Advent Palace and see the doll there.
Alright... time to fight! There's no need to worry about what you do, so long
as you kill, kill, kill! Or if you're a pacifist or trying to unlock the
Frog Doll Easter Egg, then a gentle nap for the ladies is in order. Whatever
way you want to play, just know that the only thing you need to worry about
doing is making sure that the Rat Patrol members don't die and stay on the
move. This can be done simply by moving on ahead to do the work yourself. If
you move into positions that give you the most to work with while the Frogs
shoot at the Rat Patrol, then you can easily pick off each Frog to watch the
Rat Patrol keep moving forward. If you leave them, then they will stay put
until you show up to trigger their movement again. Just do the work, and then
play babysitter to them to keep them moving pretty much. You have to make
your way down to the first floor to escape the Advent Palace through the
garage. Don't worry about which path to take... just go where the Rat Patrol
This is a great time to collect some new weapons too! Not only that, you'll
be raking the Drebin points the more Frogs you take out. They mainly drop
P90s, which are worth 1500 Drebin points each! Given the fact that there's
tons of Frogs to contend with, and you have a bounty of Drebin points to
pick up. Not only that, but you can also pick up a new sniper rifle and
pistol here too! The sniper rifle that you can pick is the DSR-1 during the
ambush when you get to the second floor, and the Five-Eleven that I got from
a Frog when Akiba gets knocked out and was shooting at him.
At one point Akiba gets knocked out and it's up to you to wake him up. Just
crouch near him and hold the Triangle Button to wake him up. This can be
easy or hard depending on how well you take out the Frogs first. They do
ambush you from all sides when you try to wake Akiba, so if you have to, just
tap Akiba once and then check your surroundings before tapping him again,
repeating the looking around afterwards, until he is awake. Once he wakes
up, he will disarm the trip lasers you couldn't get through before. If you
do a roll just as you reach the hole, you can land on the other side to pick
up a free grenade launcher attachment, and some ammo. When you got it all,
just drop down the hole and follow the Rat Patrol. You'll have one more
quick battle with them when you reach the first floor before getting to make
your escape, and watch some more cutscenes for your enjoyment.
Congrats on your victory! And if you did manage to use the Tranq Gun for this
fight and win, then even better... go get yourself a table dance from the
Before leaving the garage, don't forget to collect the three P90s that were
left from the dead Frogs, along with the Frog Soldier Doll if you earned it.
The Frog Soldier Doll can be seen near a tire that's leaning against a wall
near a doorway.
* Middle East: Crescent Meridian *
- Whew... that was some fighting huh? Well fun time's over... now it's time to
get back to the sneaking around. Before you start, you may want to look at
your Drebin points to see if you have enough for some modifications to your
weapons. I easily got double what I had from the battle with the Frogs.
Using modded weapons will easily make things a whole simpler on your part. If
you choose not to mod your weapons for the sake of giving yourself a challenge
then that's find too. Well you finally found Liquid's location, so it's on
to finishing this thing!
** Wiseman say... Save Game **
To start things off go through the small destroyed section of wall to the
left of where you started in the garage. From here, jump onto the crates and
hop off of them on the other side. You should see a prompt come up that says
you are now in the Crescent Meridian. Just follow the passage and you will
come out to see some rebels shooting down the street. Follow them and the
moment you get out just past the car to your left, a cutscene should trigger.
Oh man... some big time back up for you! Don't tell me you didn't think that
at first it was going to be a bad thing for you. You were starting to sweat!
In any case back to the sneaking. I just want to point out that first, you
will be staying on the right side of the street the entire time. The PMCs
will be on the left side of the street for the most part. Just make sure you
have a silenced weapon or your Tranq Gun available so you don't set off alerts
left and right. Now onto the sneaking around!
After the cutscene with the tank, run to the right side of the street you are
on and you should see an opening to run into just past the concrete barracade.
Go in here and follow it until you see a destroyed part of wall just to your
right when you get ready to turn in this passage. Wall press against the
left side of the destroyed wall and start picking off the PMCs that you can
see. You should be able to get about four or five of them. Four will be on
the ground, if you're fast enough to get them all, and one will be in the
window above them. Pick them all off, or let them run ahead, but make sure
that they're not in front of the opening or else they will spot you. When you
are done, leave the wall and look to your right from your position. You
should see a ladder against the dead end of this passage. There is a small
vent that's a bit hard to see, but it's there next to the ladder on its right
side. Go through here to pick up a ration and come out the other side to be
greeted by two rebels. If they're not dead that is. Sometimes you can reach
them before they get picked off, so if this is the case, stay out of the
opening and wait for them to die. When this happens, wall press against the
left side of the opening and start picking off the PMCs. Avenge your brothers
in arms! You will someone fire a rocket at your tank from the window above
the two PMCs that you can pick off on the ground. You tank will take a
bruising but keep on cruising, so no worries about this. Just take a shot at
the guy in the window and take him out before he can reload to fire at your
tank again. If you wait for just a moment, then two more PMCs will come into
view to try and hold the area in front of you. Take them out and then move
on. When the area is clear in front of you of PMCs, head out the opening and
stay against the right side of the street. As you turn right, your first
cover point will be the dumpster that comes into sight. Some rebels may be
using it for cover as well. Just wait for them to move up, and your tank
should show up to the left of you. You can use this for cover when moving
forward from the PMCs that should come in to view. Just stay on the right
of the street, and you should come to a spot where there is some brick pillars
in front of a hole in the street. Stay behind the pillars and pick off any
PMCs that your tank may have missed from blowing the hell out of their
positions. When you are ready, move up to the crates where some rebels are
taken cover in front of you, stay down in a crouch walk. Walk forward just a
bit from this position and turn right to go underneath a building. As you
turn right, you should see a staircase in front of you. Go up the stairs and
there will be a rebel sniper up there with you. He usually gets taken out,
but if you're fast enough at taking out the PMCs from one of the windows, then
he will be ok. Normally though, he will die. So take his position and start
picking off the PMCs as they come along. If after shooting PMC after PMC and
the tank doesn't move, then go down to the ground and crouch walk forward
along the right side of the street. Just as you leave the building you were
sniping from you should hear the tank begin to move. Now go back up to the
sniping position and continue to pick off the PMCs as they come out. Your
tank will be destroyed as it reaches the end of the street. Just keep picking
off the PMCs that come out in waves until you hear the rebels screaming "We
did it!" and cheering. You can now go down to the street and head past the
tank, turning left on to the new street past the barricades to activate a new
cutscene to watch.
And this cutscene is a bit morbid!
* Quick Update *
I just went back through the Crescent Meridian scenario again, and found a
very great weapon for you to add to your collection. The Javelin. First
go through the scenario wiping out all the PMCs. Once you have won this fight
(you will know you have once the rebels start cheering) then go back to the
building where you had to take out that PMC who was firing rockets at your
tank. There will be a blue van near the buidling, and behind it is an alley
that you can go into. Just climb the ladder you see against the building in
the alley and the Javelin is on the far side of the roof that you get on.
Not too shabby huh? Now you can continue on to watch that creepy cutscene.
* Middle East: Millenium Park *
- Wow.... just wow. You have now met your bosses for this game! They damn well
better be bosses and not just part of a unit of things that are like them is
all I can say! In any case after the cutscene is over, you are now in
Millenium Park, and at the final step to finding Liquid. This was a long a
tough battle of sneaking around, but in the end it will pay off.... or will
it? Time to continue forward into the mystery and intrigue that is the Metal
** If you save, I'll give you a cookie! **
The final part of this Act... you made it! Before I let you loose to start
sneaking around, I just want to point out that you can find a free Masterkey
shotgun attachment for rifles in the camp area of Millenium Park. It is
randomly dropped by downed PMCs. If you really want this free perk and you
feel that sneaking around taking out PMCs isn't fast enough to find this, then
just bring up an alert and find a corner to start picking off the PMCs that
start rushing into the area. Do note however that doing this will put a stop
to your No-Alert game if that's what you are trying to do.
Ok... after picking up all the weapons the rebels drop after getting
slaughtered for Drebin points, head towards the wrecked bulldozer, and get on
it's left side. As you reach the front of it, peak out to see two PMCs off
to the right of the road. Take them out and start crouch walking towards
their bodies. Take cover behind the wrecked car behind the downed PMCs and
a single PMC should walk out into view. Take him out and continue to crouch
walk along the right side of the road. Just as you are coming around the turn
heading right, you should see a PMC standing guard at the entrance to the
camp. Take him from this position. Head now to the PMC you took out before
this one and you should see a small dead end in between the camp wall and a
building. There is a spot here that you can crawl under to get inside. Go
through here and take a right towards the dead end of this hall. There's
an iPod Music pick up (Theme of Solid Snake) here. Now turn around and head
to the stairs. As soon as you get to the last step, turn around and go to the
first flight of stairs and stay crouched down on them. A PMC should walk into
view if you have the camera set up to see the top floor. Wait for him to
turn his back to you and walk down the hall. Shoot him in the head to take
him out. Take a left when you get to the top floor and follow the hall to
find a hole in the ground. Fall through and turn around to get to the back
side of the crates to find a Smoke Grenade and a door to go through. Go
through and you should see a single locker to open on your right. Open it to
get a free suppresor for your M4. Now wall press against the left side of
the destroyed wall and move the camera to look towards the left side of the
wall. You should see a PMC guard roaming around somewhere out there. Let
your OctoCamo take effect with the floor, and then move to the right of the
destroyed wall and move around a bit to get the guard's attention. He will
come to investigate your spot, so move behind the lockers to the left side of
the one locker that had the suppressor in it and wall press here to watch
the guard. If you have a Playboy, set it up before you get his attention so
that way he sees it and won't move so you can get a nice headshot off of him.
If you don't then wait until he starts walking away to take him out. Once he
is dealt with, you should see a PMC in the distance from where you are at.
Leave him alone since he will raise the alarm unless you land a headshot on
him. He's not worth the effort. Just go out the destroyed wall part and head
to the left along the wall. You should see a hole in the wall behind some
crates if you follow the wall. Go under here and as soon as you make it out
to the other side, wall press against the crates to your right. Peak out to
make sure that there are no roving sentries around. Crouch walk to the back
side of the truck in front of you and peak out the side to make sure there are
no sentries around. Follow along the wall of the building in front of you to
get to the other side of it, watching for sentries and taking them out if
necessary. On the other side of the building are stacks of wood. Get behind
one of them to look to the right side of these stacks and you should see a
guard tower. Take out the guard in the tower and follow along the fence on
your left. Follow it to the guard tower and get around to the other side of
it. More often than not, there will be a PMC guard that will show up on the
other side of the wood stack that comes in to view. Take him out and make
your way along the fence to the other side of the tent on your right. Go
through the red door that you will see to your right and a long cutscene will
Congrats! You have completed Act 1!
** Act 2: Solid Sun **
- So the plot thickens!
Metal Gear Online
(Just like the Story Mode chapter of this guide, be patient with me to get up
the multiplayer aspects of this game as well. I don't think that this section
will see much if any updates to begin with, as I am trying to get the single
player exprience down and finding all the secrets to this game. I will try to
do what I can to sit down and finally play some online games with people and
give what I can to explain things in great detail about the various aspects of
the online mode, but until you see at least the story mode chapter completed by
me in this guide, then don't expect really anything to come in this chapter
since I will be doing what I can to get that out of the way first.)
(I have sat down and made a profile and such to play Metal Gear Online. My
tagname is SanctuaryRemix. No surprise there huh? So on the few times that I
may jump on to play online to get a break from the story mode, look for me and
we can team up sometime... or at least you know that you're getting pwned by the
writer of this guide at least!)
Cheats and Secrets
- If there's one thing you can count on in a Metal Gear game, and that's the
hidden perks and secrets that all Metal Gear games have to offer. From the
humourous to the badass, every Metal Gear Solid game has had its fair share of
various secrets that have kept us entertained for years long after the game's
release. With this game said to be Hideo Kojima's final farewell to the series,
you can expect to see this game bursting at the seams with hidden content just
waiting for you to find or unlock. This section is here to show you how to do
just that. Having trouble finding that one special weapon that will destroy
all, or wanting to hear different kinds of codec conversations that will make
you laugh everytime? Well look no further because I will find them all and put
up the process for getting to them for you. I have broken up this chapter into
six different sections. To find out what you can find in each section and what
each section means to me, just read the header note for each section to get a
better understanding of what I mean by what will be shown in that section.
** Cheats **
- A cheat to me is something that you can use to tip the scales a thousand fold
into your favor. This usually would involve infinite ammo, unlimited lives,
etc. I am putting cheats of this nature that will make a hulking badass of
pain and destruction in this section, along with any kind of password or
code that can be input anywhere. An example of this would be the infamous
Konami Code that was used in Metal Gear Solid 3. If I find that code to be in
use, or any code or password to be in use anywhere in the game, I will make
sure that it is put up here.
** Secrets **
- This category is where you will find the various ways to unlocking things that
usually don't have a huge effect on you, but make the game interesting in its
own way. This could be alternate outfits, to extra difficulty modes. If it
has to be unlocked, then you will surely find it in this section.
** Easter Eggs **
- One thing you see often in a Metal Gear Solid game is easter eggs. These are
usually humourous add ons to the in-game progression by being some object that
you have to pay attention for in the background. I will be putting things in
here that really have no effect on the gameplay at all, and are just there for
your own amusment. For example, this could be finding a Mario doll like in
the Gamecube Metal Gear Solid, or special codec conversations from doing or
seeing certain things such as in Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3. No matter how
small it may be or how obvious, if you want to see something that you may have
missed the first time around, then here is where to look to going through
again to exprience it for yourself.
= Zone of the Enders 2 Computer Background =
If you watch the mission briefing for the first act and pay attention to the
background that Otacon has on his computer, on the right screen you will see
the main protagonist from the game Zone of the Enders 2. This was a great
game that saw light back on the Playstation 2, and wrapped up the Zone of the
Enders story so to speak. This is one of the more recognizable anime drawings
of that game, and I think if I remember correctly, it was the cover art for
the game as well.
= Frog Soldier Doll =
Do you think Sunny deserves a gift? Then get her this rare one-of-a-kind
item! Only found in the Middle East! During Act 1: Liquid Sun, you can earn
the Frog Soldier Doll during the Frog Soldier ambush fight in the Advent
Palace. In order to earn the Doll though, you can't kill any of the Frog
Soldiers while you help the Rat Patrol leave to safety. So in order to do
this, use the Mk. 2 Pistol (or the Tranq Gun as I call it during the
walkthrough) to put them to sleep. It doesn't matter if the Rat Patrol scores
kills or not, so long as you aren't killing anyone yourself. If you have a
good enough aim and reflexes, then go for headshots to put the Frog Soldiers
to sleep instantly. It can be a tough fight, but an even tougher fight if
you are trying to do this... but it's not impossible. In the end, when you
reach the garage after the battle, the Frog Soldier Doll will be next to a
tire that's leaning on a nearby wall next to a doorway. Pick it up and it
will tell you that this is a good gift for Sunny. You can then see the Doll
whenever you are on the Nomad for mission briefings.
** Glitches **
- One thing about the gaming community is the small and seedy underground world
of glitching. Certain gamers that take their games to a whole new level of
play by searching out ways to fool the programming to bringing about either
humourous or cheating effects. This could be glitching the game to passing
through walls like a ghost, or falling through the ground to being able to
look up and shoot away every enemy without you being able to be touched. I
know that years upon years of testing and programming went into this game, and
you would think that there could not possibly be a single way to glitch this
game. But that would be to underestimate the mind of a glitch gamer. I
myself am not a glitch gamer and don't go searching for glitches to exploit.
I have found some in games on rare occasions throughout my life of gaming, but
that was by accident. If there are any glitch gamers that read this guide out
there, and you want to let everyone know the glitch you found and the effect
it has on the game, then send an e-mail and I will add it to this section.
** Miscellaneous **
- If I just can't find anywhere else to put what I find in this game in any of
the other sections of this chapter, then you can be certain that it will fall
here. The miscellaneous section will house all the hidden elements that I
deem out there from any form of gameplay at all or just can't figure out where
it would go in any of the other sections. Call it a way for me to be lazy and
my loophole to sitting down and debating where to put the information that
will go here rather than in one of the other sections. Mainly, this is where
I will point out aspects of the game that people may not understand or miss,
along with character bios and such. Mainly this will seem like a section for
random information about the game and the Metal Gear world itself.
= PMC Intro Movie Commercials =
One thing I found out before ever even playing the game was commercials for
something that I didn't know what I was looking at. I later found out through
the Mission Briefing of Act 1 that the symbols of the commercials were that
of the five PMC units all over the world. There are five different
commercials in total. Three of them are in english (although one of them is
by a british or irish accent person and a bit hard to understand), along with
one in french and the other in russian.
To watch the movies, just do nothing when the game begins on the Konami screen
at the very beginning. The first time around you will see the raindrop Dolby
Digital advertisement for the game. After that it will be the start screen
where you see Snake standing in a graveyard. If you don't press anything to
start the game and watch the camera pan around Snake, then around the time
Snake falls to his knees after preparing a gun, the screen will fade to black
and it will start from the Konami screen again. This time around though, once
it reaches the part of the Dolby Digital advertisement, a new commercial will
be shown. These commercials tie in with the various PMC organizations that
are found in the game. One for each of them. The advertisements are as
Rows of well protected apparent soldiers are standing side by side in a dark
room, when a gun from appears, giving it a FPS look, and starts firing at the
rows of soldiers. When each soldier is shot, they break away like glass or
fall as if they are melting away. This goes until one is left standing, and
he pulls out a pistol and shoots the screen, effectively killing whomever was
suppose to be shooting. His helmet then moves away from his face digitally,
and he holsters his gun. A slogan shows up saying "Never a shot in the dark"
when the screen starts fading to black and a raven logo appears with the
words (or at least what I made of it) called Raven World.
This is a crazy one that kind of reminds me of the Matrix movies. It starts
off with a long winded speech of would your children thank you for the world
that they now live in because of you. During which time a chain of mechanical
sections keep folding out at a fast pace, with small crawling robots
eventually coming out of the mechanical sections and begin firing into the
air. At the end they say that they care about your children and the way they
will look up to you. The group supposedly calls themselves Werewolf and their
slogan is "Evolution. Reinvented."
This one is a little bit sadistic to say the least. It has some british guy
spouting off a small poem while this guy is driving a motorcycle at high
speeds. Soon though you see a giant mantis like robot appear and start
chasing him. From you can gather from the poem, he is a criminal of sorts and
the mantis robot is a defense system for keeping crime down. The commercial
ends with the guy getting knocked off his bike and shooting an uzi at the
mantis robot before getting stabbed to death by it. The commecial ends with
the narrator saying that this is brought about by Praying Mantis unmanned
This one kinda borders on the sexual I think. You first see a hot chick with
a harpoon gun against a pink background before she fires it at more hot
chicks. The women are then shown to be swimming of sorts and caressing what
appear to be octopus tentacles. The tentacles then go from supporting and
holding the women, to letting out a cloud of black ink, effectively killing
all the women that it was holding. It then shows what would be the head of
an octopus, replaced by a human skull with the bottom jaw missing, attached to
the body of the octopus. Since I can't understand french, I don't know what
the narrator is saying. Also when the commercial ends, you can see a
signature of some kind with roman numerals underneath. If anyone can make out
what this means, or tell me what the narrator is saying, then it would much
(Update for this! Zeraious_Thanen has given me the info needed to translating
this for all! It appears that if you just turn the subtitles on, there will
be a translation in english (if you put the language on english) for you to
read what is said)
Now this one is just waaaaaay out there. First off you see two women in what
looks like ninja middle eastern garb, one in black and the other in white.
They are obviously fighting against each other in a grey and barren wasteland
looking place with tiny helicopters and planes and missles flying all around
them. Towards the end of the video, it looks like the woman in black has
gained the upper hand and will win the fight, but the woman in white has other
plans. Pulling out a grenade she obviously posed to pull the pin and kill
herself along with the woman in black. At the climax of this moment, the
screen then changes to a slogan of sorts, but it's in russian. It then shows
an ocelot kind of mask with more russian words underneath it. Again I do not
speak russian, so if anyone out there does and wants to share with all of us
what this is saying, then it would be much appreciated.
There you have it. Enjoy watching this entertaining, yet somewhat artistic
and weird commercials for the PMC organizations.
= PMC Codename Dedications =
Ok this is one of those "if you know your Metal Gear history" sort of things.
Basically if you have played the first Metal Gear Solid game, whether it be
the original on the Playstation or the remake on the Gamecube, then you will
notice that all the PMC organizations are named after the five members of
FOXHOUND that were on the roster at that time. The five members were:
These five met their untimely end so to speak during that game. It could be
said that Ocelot lived, but it was shown that Liquid Snake took over his mind
by having his arm attached to Ocelots body. So in a way Ocelot really isn't
around anymore. The five PMC organizations take their main name from one of
the respective members of the FOXHOUND unit that was scarred into the minds of
gamers all over the world.
** Extras **
- Here is where I will talk about the easiest unlockables in this game, the
Extras menu option. From the Extras menu you can download new camo skins and
music for your in-game iPod. The effect that they will have in game can be
shown in the information window that comes up when you highlight the item you
want to download. I am not sure if some items will only be available for a
short period of time or up for good. My personal opinion is to check the
Extras menu often so that you know if there is or is not anything new to
download. Getting that item as fast as you can to make sure that if it is
pulled for whatever reason, you at least have it.
= OctoCamo Downloads =
- So here is where to learn about what has, is, or if I get the information
ahead of time, will be out for your OctoCamo. I will put up that the item is
still active or not and what effect it will have on you in game.
Effect: Red Colored OctoCamo. No special effects
Date Found: June 12, 2008
Effect: OctoCamo pattern that resembles water. Increases Camo Index when in
or near water.
Date Found: June 21, 2008
= iPod Music Downloads =
- Want some extra music for your in game iPod but there's no more to unlock in
the game? Well keep an eye out here for music that you can download for use
for your in-game iPod. Just like the OctoCamo downloads, I will put up here
if the item is still active or not and what effect it will have in the game.
Effect: Unknown at this time
Description: A song representing Old Snake's will to fight as he once again
confronts his archenemy, Liquid.
Date Found: June 12, 2008
= Integral Podcast Downloads =
- Yet another feature for your in-game iPod is the podcast download. I have
never used a podcast before and have no clue how they are used in real life,
but I can imagine that they will have some kind of significance for your in-
game iPod. As with the others I will post whether the podcast is active or
not and what effect it will have in the game.
Alternate Player Tactics
- Ok... I am sure you are wondering just what this section is all about aren't
you? Well I am dedicating this chapter of the guide to all you out there in
the world. This is where you can get recognized for your tactics and gameplay
ideas that you use in the game. My way may not be the best way for everyone
out there, and so this section is designed for those that want to help out
others in the world to get past a certain part of the game or find an
unlockable in another way or with help in online modes, but just don't want to
spend the time to make their own guide like myself. I am giving you the
opportunity to let yourself be heard and show what you are made of in the
world of Metal Gear Solid 4 and your tactics could very be what keeps someone
else from seeing that dreaded game over screen. All you have to do is e-mail
me with your tips, tricks, and tactics and I will add it to the guide in this
chapter. It's that simple. You will be given full credit for it when posted
up since this is your information that you are sharing. So don't be afraid!
My e-mail box is always open. Just make sure to post in the subject line that
this is for the Metal Gear Solid 4 game in some way so that I don't mistake
your e-mail for spam.
** Story Mode Tactics **
- This section will be for those who have alternate ways of going through any
scenario in the single player story mode of the game. Whether this is to
get pass a certain part of one act, a boss strategy that they came up with, or
a whole way to get through an entire Act, this is where it will be posted.
** Metal Gear Online Tactics **
- As with most online games, people come up with the craziest ways of winning
games. Finding relative strategies that seem stupid at first glance, but
dangerous when put to use, these are the tactics that usually go along with
online gameplay. I can only assume that Metal Gear Online is no exception
to this phenomenon either. People will always find ways to putting themselves
on top with the most crazy or obvious of tactics. These could range from
what I called the teabag technique that people used in Perfect Dark Zero to
throw off ones aim, to knowing just where to fire or throw an explosive device
perfectly as in Call of Duty 4. Whatever the case may be, this is where you
can send in your helpful tips and tricks to maybe giving someone else out
there a chance to not stay a total newb forever.
** Alternate Secret Unlocking Tactics **
- When you are faced with a clear goal of wanting to unlock or find or earn a
certain thing in the game you are playing, sometimes seeing the generic way
of doing is kind of a downer. Then you meet people in forums throughout the
net that show different ways of unlocking what you want at a much more faster
and easier rate. This is where you can go to find out how people do these
things. I myself will be placing my own ways that I unlock or find secrets in
the game either the generic way or my own way in the main Cheats and Secrets
chapter of this guide. This section is for those of you who seem to find
other alternate ways of going about unlocking and finding secrets. If your
way seems more effective, then send in the submission! I'm sure that someone
else will think that you are right.
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- For now I will leave this dedication and credits section alone. I have not
completed this guide and so I should not put an end note or credits part in
yet. Once I feel that this guide is complete and can run at 100 percent, then
I will do the whole tearful farewell thing and dedications and what not. Til
then, this is to remain the way it stands. The only thing that I can say is
that I do hope that this guide in some way during its development, updates,
and overall scheme help you out to defeating the game, but most of all, have
fun with the game. This is a game that is meant to be enjoyed and exprienced
over and over again much like Hideo Kojima's earlier works. This is his
masterpiece, so take in all that you see and enjoy the game to its fullest.
I do hope that during the time that it takes to getting this guide to full
capacity that you enjoy my work and it helps you out in some way. I thank you
and hope that you will be patient with me as I go through the game myself to
learn all the aspects that I can, so that I can write a proper guide for all
of you. Thank you and enjoy!
Sees yas later!
Alex "Joker" Hall
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