|Metal Gear Solid|
Digital Dialect (PC port)
|Publisher(s)||Konami (PlayStation)Microsoft Game Studios(Microsoft Windows)|
Gigi Meroni Kazuki Muraoka Lee Jeon Myung Hiroyuki Togo Maki Kirioka Rika Muranaka Tappi Iwase
|Platform(s)||PlayStation, Windows,PlayStation Network|
|Release date(s)||September 3, 1998[show]|
|Media/distribution||1 or 2 CD-ROMs|
Metal Gear SolidEdit
Metal Gear Solid (メタルギアソリッドMetaru Gia Soriddo?, commonly abbreviated as MGS) is a video game by Hideo Kojima. The game was developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and firstpublished by Konami in 1998 for the PlayStation video game console. It is the sequel to Kojima's early MSX2 computer games Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. The game featured cinematiccutscenes rendered using the in-game engine and graphics, as well as voice acting in numerous codec sequences.
Metal Gear Solid follows Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND, a renegade special forces unit. Snake must liberate two hostages, the head of DARPA and the president of a major arms manufacturer, confront the terrorists, and stop them from launching a nuclear strike.
Metal Gear Solid was very well received, shipping more than six million copies, and scoring an average of 94 out of 100 on the aggregate website Metacritic. It is recognized by many critics as one of the best and most important games of all time, and heralded as the game which made the stealth genre popular. The commercial success of the title prompted the release of an expanded version for the PlayStation and PC, titled Metal Gear Solid: Integral; and a remake, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes was later released for the Nintendo GameCube. The game has also spawned numeroussequels, prequels and spin-offs, including several games, a radio drama, comics, and novels.
Main article: List of Metal Gear Solid charactersThe protagonist of Metal Gear Solid is Solid Snake, a legendary infiltrator and saboteur, voiced by Akio Otsuka/David Hayter. According to character designer Yoji Shinkawa, Solid Snake's physique in this particular installment was based on Jean Claude Van Damme, while his facial appearance was based on Christopher Walken. During the mission, Snake receives support and advice via codec radio. ColonelRoy Campbell, Solid Snake's former commanding officer, supports Snake with advice and tactics. While he initially keeps a number of secrets from Snake, he gradually reveals them. He is joined by Naomi Hunter, who gives medical advice; Nastasha Romanenko, who provides item and weapon tips; Master Miller, a former drill instructor and survival coach; and Mei Ling, who invented the soliton radar system used in the mission and is also in charge of mission data; the player can call her to save the game.
The main antagonist of the game is Liquid Snake, leader of a now-terrorist splinter cell of the organization FOXHOUND, and genetic counterpart to Solid Snake. An elite special forces unit, FOXHOUND contains experts specializing in unique tasks. Members are Revolver Ocelot, a Western-style gunslinger and expert interrogator whose weapon of choice is the Colt Single Action Army; Sniper Wolf, a preternatural sniper; Vulcan Raven, a hulking Alaskan shaman armed with an M61 Vulcan torn from a downed F-16; Psycho Mantis, a psychic profiler and psychokinesis expert; and Decoy Octopus, a master of disguise.
Other characters include Meryl Silverburgh, Colonel Campbell's niece and a rookie soldier stationed in Shadow Moses who did not join the revolt; Dr. Hal Emmerich, the lead developer of Metal Gear REX; and the "Ninja", a mysterious cybernetically enhanced agent who is neither an ally nor an enemy of Snake but does oppose FOXHOUND.
The story is set sometime between February 21st and 27th, 2005, six years after the events of Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (not to be confused with Metal Gear Solid 2). A genetically enhanced, renegade special forces unit, FOXHOUND, leads an armed uprising on a remote island in Alaska's Fox Archipelago. This island, codenamed "Shadow Moses", is the site of a nuclear weapons disposal facility. The forces that seized this island, led by a mercenary known as Liquid Snake, have acquired the nuclear-capable mecha, Metal Gear REX, and are threatening the U.S government with a nuclear reprisal if they do not receive the remains of the "legendary mercenary" Big Boss within 24 hours.
Metal Gear series fictional chronology
Metal Gear Solid (The Twin Snakes)
Solid Snake is forced out of retirement and is dispatched at the request of Colonel Roy Campbell to penetrate the terrorists' defenses and neutralize the threat. Snake is also ordered to locate two hostages: DARPAChief Donald Anderson, and ArmsTech president Kenneth Baker. Colonel Campbell's daughter, at the time believed to be niece, Meryl Silverburgh, is also held captive in the facility after refusing to take part in the uprising. Snake enters the facility via an air vent and eventually locates Anderson in a cell. He informs Snake of the new Metal Gear REX unit housed at the facility and how he can prevent it from being launched using a secret detonation override code, but then suddenly dies of a heart attack. Meryl, who is held in an adjoining cell, manages to break out and assist Snake in escaping as enemy soldiers are alerted to his presence. Snake then locates Baker. Whilst attempting to free him, Snake is confronted by Revolver Ocelot, who challenges Snake to a gunfight, which is interrupted by a mysterious cyborg ninja who cuts off Ocelot's right hand. Baker briefs Snake on the Metal Gear project and advises him to contact Meryl, whom he gave a PAL card that could be used to prevent the launch; but, like the DARPA Chief, he suddenly dies of a heart attack.
Snake then contacts Meryl via codec, and agrees to meet her in the base's warhead disposal area on the condition that he contacts Metal Gear's designer, Dr. Hal "Otacon" Emmerich. As he emerges onto a canyon, Snake receives an anonymous codec call. The mysterious voice calls himself "Deepthroat" and warns Snake of a tank ambush up ahead. Snake is confronted by Vulcan Raven in an M1 tank, but manages to defeat the two gunners and proceeds to the warhead disposal area. Snake locates Otacon in his lab. The ninja reappears, and Snake realizes that it is actually his formerly deceased ally Gray Fox. Otacon agrees to aid Snake remotely, using special camouflage to procure information and supplies while he remains invisible. Snake meets with Meryl and agrees for her to accompany him on his mission. Meryl gives Snake the PAL card Baker gave her. As they head for the underground base, Meryl becomes possessed by Psycho Mantis's mind control tune and pulls her gun on Snake. Snake disarms Meryl and defeats Psycho Mantis who, before he dies, informs Snake that he read Meryl's mind, and discovered that he has "a large place" in her heart. After they reach the underground passageway, Sniper Wolf ambushes them; wounds Meryl; and, after a brief duel, captures Snake.
While Snake is imprisoned, Liquid confirms Snake's suspicion that they are twin brothers. Snake is then tortured by Ocelot and the player can choose whether or not to give in to the torture. When Snake is taken to his cell, he discovers Anderson's body lying in the corner, drained of blood and looking decomposed for days. Eventually Snake is able to escape his cell.
As Snake makes his way up the facility's communications tower, he is ambushed by Liquid in a Hind-D attack helicopter, but swiftly defeats him. As he emerges from the tower onto the snowfield, he is confronted once again by Sniper Wolf. This time, however, Snake defeats and kills Wolf in front of a grief-stricken Otacon, who was infatuated with her. Nonetheless, Otacon continues to aid Snake.
Snake continues on to REX's hangar, while Vulcan Raven lies in wait. Raven, having shamanistic intuition, is able to discern Snake's heritage. He can also tell that Snake is a clone, saying that he is "from another world." Snake and Raven battle it out in a freezer warehouse, which results in Raven's death. During his death scene, Raven tells Snake that the man he saw die in front of his eyes was not the DARPA Chief but Decoy Octopus, a member of FOXHOUND. Raven leaves Snake with a cryptic message of his violent future before being devoured by ravens.
Infiltrating Metal Gear's hangar, Snake overhears Liquid and Ocelot preparing the launch sequence for Metal Gear REX. Thinking he is deactivating it by using the PAL card, Snake activates Metal Gear REX. Liquid then reveals his true colors, having impersonated Master Miller from the beginning of the operation. Liquid informs Snake that his entire mission was manipulated by the renegades to allow the launch of the nuclear weapon. Liquid explains that they are the product of the Les Enfants Terribles project, a government-sponsored effort to clone Big Boss, that was conducted during the 1970s. Liquid explains that Snake received all of Big Boss' dominant genes, while he received all of the recessive genes. He also reveals to Snake the government's true reason for sending him in: the reprogrammed FoxDie virus would kill all the members of FOXHOUND, allowing the government to retrieve REX undamaged.
Liquid assumes control of Metal Gear REX and a battle ensues. Gray Fox suddenly appears and destroys REX's radome and dies trying to fend off the bipedal tank from Snake. Snake destroys Metal Gear REX and is challenged again by Liquid in person. He fights Liquid atop REX and defeats him after knocking him over the edge. He is then reunited with Meryl or Otacon, depending on the player's actions. They escape through an underground tunnel, while being chased by Liquid, in a jeep. After the two vehicles crash at the tunnel entrance, Liquid emerges and pulls a gun on Snake but suddenly dies from the FoxDie virus. Colonel Campbell, briefly ousted from command of the mission, calls off a nuclear air strike intended to obliterate the evidence of the day's events and officially declares Snake killed in action to stop the US government's search for him in the future.
After the end credits, the player finds out that Snake is the one with recessive genes whilst Liquid had the dominant genes. Solid Snake is revealed to have an indeterminate amount of time left before FoxDie kills him. Ocelot is revealed to be a double agent for the President of the United States. His intention was to obtain Baker's disk containing Metal Gear's specifications and deliver it to the President, and kill whoever knew of his true motives, one reason for his "accidental" killing of the DARPA Chief.
|Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty|
|Designer(s)||Hideo Kojima (producer, writer, director)|
|Release date(s)||November 13, 2001[show]|
|Media/distribution||DVD, Blu-ray Disc, DVD DL|
Windows*P4 800MHz or equivalent
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of LibertyEdit
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (メタルギアソリッド2 サンズ・オブ・リバティMetaru Gia Soriddo 2 Sanzu Obu Ribati?, commonly abbreviated as MGS2) is a stealth action video game directed byHideo Kojima, originally developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 in 2001.
It is the fourth Metal Gear game produced and directed by Kojima and the direct sequel to Metal Gear Solid. Its release was followed by an expanded edition, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance for Xbox,PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, a prequel to the entire Metal Gear series, followed in 2004. In 2008, a direct sequel, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was released.
The story revolves around the "Big Shell", a massive offshore clean-up facility that has been seized by a group of terrorists that call themselves "Sons of Liberty". They demand a massive ransom in exchange for the life of the President of the United States, and threaten to destroy the facility and create a cataclysmic environmental disaster if their demands are not met. The motives and identities of many of the antagonists and allies change rapidly, as the protagonists discover a world-shaking conspiracy constructed by a powerful organization known as the Patriots.
The game was well-received, shipping over 7 million copies worldwide and scoring an average Metacritic aggregate score of 96%, making it the third highest-rated game on the PlayStation 2, and the tied sixth highest-rated game of all time. While the gameplay was universally acclaimed, critics were divided on the philosophical nature and execution of the game's storyline, which explores themes such as memes, social engineering, political conspiracies, and artificial intelligence. It has been considered the first example of a postmodern video game, and has been cited as a primary example of artistic expression in video games. The game was controversial due to its complex narrative and unconventional protagonist.
PlotEditList of Metal Gear characters
The protagonist of MGS2 is a young rookie agent named Raiden. He is supported by his commanding officer, the Colonel, and Rosemary, his girlfriend. Allies formed on the mission include Lt. Junior Grade Iroquois Pliskin, a Navy SEAL of mysterious background who provides his knowledge of the facility; Peter Stillman, a NYPD bomb-disposal expert; Otacon, a computer security specialist; and a cyborg ninja imitating Gray Fox's persona, but calling itself Mr. X.
The antagonists of peace are the Sons of Liberty, a group of terrorists who seize control of the Big Shell Disposal Facility, including anti-terror training unit Dead Cell, and a Russian mercenary force. The Dead Cell team members are Vamp,an immortal man exhibiting vampire-like attributes; Fatman, a rotund man with exceptional knowledge of bombs; and Fortune, a woman capable of cheating death by apparent supernatural means. The leader of Sons of Liberty claims to be Solid Snake, previously declared dead after a terrorist attack, later revealed to be Solidus Snake, a third clone in "Les Enfants Terribles" project. Assisting the Sons of Liberty are Olga Gurlukovich, commander of a rogue Russian mercenary army,and Revolver Ocelot, a disenfranchised Russian nationalist and former FOXHOUND agent, Solid Snake's old archnemesis, and henchman of Solidus Snake.
Other characters include Emma Emmerich, Otacon's stepsister and a computer wiz-kid; Sergei Gurlukovich, Ocelot's former commanding officer and Olga's father; President James Johnson, held hostage by the Sons of Liberty; and DIA operative Richard Ames. Solid Snake returns, along with Liquid Snake, who communicates via Ocelot because his right hand, sliced by Gray Fox in the previous game, has been replaced with the right hand of Liquid, and a third Snake,Solidus, is introduced.
Metal Gear series fictional chronology
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty opens with a flashback in 2007, two years after the Shadow Moses incident that was described in the original Metal Gear Solid. On August 8, 2007, Solid Snake and Otacon, now members of the non-governmental organization Philanthropy, are investigating the development of a new Metal Gear. Shortly after Snake's arrival on the disguised oil tanker U.S.S. Discovery, a group of Russian ex-military terrorists under the command of Russian nationalist Sergei Gurlukovich attack the ship.
Snake sneaks down to the hold in order to record pictures of the new Metal Gear RAY. Revolver Ocelot and Sergei Gurlukovich sneak into the hold and holds a marine commander at gunpoint. Ocelot then betrays and murders Sergei. It is revealed that Ocelot had his severed arm replaced with that of the late Liquid Snake. The implant causes a change in Revolver Ocelot's demeanor and behavior, with Liquid somehow "possessing" him. Under Liquid's control he sinks the tanker and escapes with RAY before regaining command of his body.
The game moves to the present, and the player now controls Raiden, supposedly operating under a reformed FOXHOUND two years after the Tanker Chapter on April 29, 2009. Raiden has orders to rescue hostages, including the US president, from the terrorist group Sons of Liberty (whose leader claims to be Solid Snake), backed up by the rogue anti-terror training unit, Dead Cell, who are also threatening to destroy the Big Shell clean-up facility they have seized. All of the SEAL team is killed by Dead Cell members Vamp and Fortune except for Iroquois Pliskin. Raiden joins forces with Pliskin and bomb specialist Peter Stillman to disable explosives planted on the Shell by Stillman's former pupil, Fatman, now a terrorist. Though Raiden successfully eliminates Fatman, Stillman is killed as a result of one of Fatman's traps.
A mysterious cyborg ninja known only as Mr. X informs Raiden of a man named Ames, who knows where the president is being held. Ocelot discovers Raiden shortly after Ames dies of a heart attack, while the Sons of Liberty's leader is revealed as Solidus Snake. Raiden moves deeper into the facility and locates President Johnson, who informs him that Big Shell is actually a facade to hide a new Metal Gear. Known as Arsenal Gear, it houses a powerful AI called "GW", which is capable of controlling the transmission of digital information. The president also claims that the democratic process is a sham, and the true rulers of the United States are a secret organization called the Patriots. Ocelot kills the president soon after this revelation. Raiden moves on to disabling Arsenal Gear and halting a nuclear strike. Snake and an Arsenal Gear engineer, Emma Emmerich (the sister of Snake's partner Hal "Otacon" Emmerich), assist Raiden in uploading a virus into the "GW" mainframe, but the upload is halted partway through and Emma is killed by Vamp. Otacon escapes with the surviving hostages, just as Mr. X returns and reveals itself to be Olga Gurlukovich who captures Raiden.
Raiden awakens in a torture chamber where Solidus Snake, reveals that he once adopted Raiden, a former child soldier, as his son during the Liberian civil war, and that Raiden is now a Patriot agent. Solidus then leaves the chamber, and Olga steps in and frees Raiden, telling him that she is also a Patriot double-agent within the Sons of Liberty and that she was blackmailed by the Patriots to aid Raiden in order to protect her child.
While Raiden makes his way through the bowels of the facility, his commanding officer, the Colonel, begins to act very erratically, giving him odd instructions. It becomes apparent that the "Colonel" Raiden has been taking orders from is actually a construct of the GW supercomputer, and that the partially uploaded virus is beginning to damage its systems. Raiden reunites with Snake and his gear, and the two then encounter Fortune, who fights Snake while Raiden searches for Solidus. Raiden is then forced into a battle with the 25 Metal Gear RAY units guarding Arsenal Gear. Olga intervenes to protect him, but is then killed by Solidus. The RAY units suddenly malfunction and begin to attack him and each other. Ocelot reveals that he too is a Patriot agent, and that the entire Big Shell mission was a carefully coordinated attempt to reenact the events of the Shadow Moses incident. Ocelot kills Fortune, but then is possessed again by Liquid and announces his plan to hunt down the Patriots based on his host's knowledge. Liquid sets Arsenal Gear on a collision course with New York then steals the remaining RAY unit and launches it into the ocean, with Snake diving after him.
Arsenal Gear crashes into downtown Manhattan, launching Raiden and Solidus onto the roof of Federal Hall. Solidus attempts to kill Raiden using his body's nanomachines to lead him to the Patriots, eliminate them, and form a nation of "Sons of Liberty". At this point, Raiden is contacted by another AI, introducing itself as a representative of the Patriots. Raiden is forced to defeat Solidus, after being told that the Patriots will kill Olga's child and Rose if he does not cooperate. After Solidus's defeat, Snake reveals he planted a tracking device on Liquid's Metal Gear, Snake and Otacon plan to follow him, and to hunt down the Patriots, whose details were hidden in the GW computer virus disc. Raiden is finally reunited with Rose, on April 30, 2009, the anniversary of their first meeting.
In a brief epilogue, Otacon and Snake discuss the decoding of the virus disc, which contains the personal data on all twelve members of the Patriots' high council. A revelation found on the disc indicates that all twelve members of the Wisemen's Committee are not only dead, but they have been dead for 'about a hundred years'.
|Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater|
North American box art
|Developer(s)||KCEJ (Original)Kojima Productions(Subsistence)Bluepoint Games (HD port)|
|Release date(s)||November 17, 2004[show]|
|Media/distribution||DVD, Blu-ray Disc|
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake EaterEdit
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (メタルギアソリッド3 スネーク・イーターMetaru Gia Soriddo Surī Sunēku Ītā?, commonly abbreviated to MGS3) is an award-winning stealth action video game directed byHideo Kojima. Snake Eater was developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and published by Konami for the PlayStation 2, and was released on November 17, 2004 in North America; December 16, 2004 in Japan; March 4, 2005 in Europe; and on March 17, 2005 in Australia. The game, which serves as a prequel to the entire Metal Gear series, was followed by two direct sequelstitled Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
Set in the Cold War-era Soviet Union, the story centers on FOX operative Naked Snake as he attempts to rescue a weapons designer and sabotage an experimental superweapon. While previous games were set in a primarily urban environment, Snake Eater adopts a 1960s Soviet jungle setting, with the high tech, near-future trappings of previous Metal Gear Solid games being replaced with the wilderness. While the setting has changed, the game's focus remains on stealth and infiltration, while retaining the series' self-referential, fourth wall-breaking sense of humor. The story of Snake Eater is told through numerous cut scenes and radio conversations.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater was well-received publicly and critically, selling 3.96 million copies worldwide and scoring a highly positive 91% on the review aggregate sites Game Rankings andMetacritic.
PlotEditList of Metal Gear characters
The protagonist of Snake Eater, Naked Snake known as Big Boss in subsequent games (voiced by Akio Ōtsuka in Japanese and David Hayter in English), is a former U.S. Special Forces (Green Beret) and CIA operative. During the mission, Major Zero (v.b. Banjō Ginga and Jim Piddock), a former member of the British Special Air Service, aids Snake by providing mission advice and battle tactics. Para-Medic (v.b. Houko Kuwashima and Heather Halley) and Sigint (v.b. Keiji Fujiwara and James C. Mathis III) provide specialist advice on flora and fauna, and weapons and equipment, respectively.
The two primary antagonists of the game are Colonel Volgin (v.b. Kenji Utsumi and Neil Ross), an electricity-controlling GRU colonel and member of the extreme Brezhnev faction, who are attempting to overthrow Nikita Khrushchev to seize power forLeonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin, and The Boss (v.b. Kikuko Inoue and Lori Alan), former mentor to Naked Snake. Cobra Unit, a Special Forces unit led by The Boss, is composed of The End, a venerable expert sniper credited as the "father of modern sniping"; The Fear, who has supernatural flexibility and agility; The Fury, a disfigured former cosmonaut armed with a flamethrower and a jetpack; The Pain, who can control hornets to both defend himself and attack his enemies;and The Sorrow, the spirit of a deceased medium.
Other characters include Sokolov (v.b. Naoki Tatsuta and Brian Cummings), a rocket scientist whom Snake must rescue; EVA (v.b. Misa Watanabe and Suzetta Miñet), Snake's love interest and American defector and KGB agent sent to assist him, and a young Ocelot (v.b. Takumi Yamazaki and Joshua Keaton), commander of the elite Ocelot Unit within Volgin's GRU. Some joking references are also made to previous games: Major Raikov, Volgin's effeminate gay lover, parodies the criticized effeminate appearance of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty protagonist Raiden, and the grandfather of recurring incompetent and incontinent soldier Johnny Sasaki makes an appearance as a cell guard.
Metal Gear series fictional chronology
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid 3 is set during the Cold War in 1964, where a CIA agent, codenamed "Naked Snake", is sent to the jungles of Tselinoyarsk, in the USSR. Aided over radio by Major Zero, Para-Medic, and his former mentor The Boss, his mission is to rescue a defecting Soviet scientist named Sokolov who is secretly developing an advanced nuclear-equipped tank called the "Shagohod". The mission goes smoothly until The Boss defects and provides her new benefactor, Colonel Volgin, with two Davy Crockett miniature nuclear shells. Sokolov is captured by Cobra Unit and Snake is heavily injured in combat by The Boss, allowing Volgin and his cohorts to escape with Sokolov. Volgin detonates one of the nuclear shells to cover up its theft, which is subsequently blamed on The Boss.
Having detected the U.S. aircraft which deployed Snake flying over Soviet soil, the Soviet Union declares the United States responsible for the nuclear attack, tipping both nations to the edge of a nuclear war. In a secret conference between U.S. President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, a deal is hatched to prove the U.S.'s innocence and restore peace. The United States agrees to stop Volgin's renegade faction, destroy the stolen Shagohod and eliminate the American defector, The Boss.
A week after being rescued from the region, Snake is redeployed into the Soviet jungle as part of "Operation: Snake Eater", to fulfill the United States' promises. During the mission, he gains the assistance of another American defector, ex-NSAagent EVA, who defected a few years earlier (though he is informed he would be helped by ADAM, who defected with her). After numerous encounters with the elite Ocelot Unit (led by a young Ocelot), and defeating nearly every member of Cobra Unit, Snake succeeds in locating Sokolov and the stolen Shagohod, only to be captured in Volgin's military fortress, Groznyj Grad. After listening to Volgin brutally beat Sokolov to death, Snake is tortured and has his eye shot out while protecting EVA from Ocelot's bullet; Snake ultimately escapes.
When he returns to the facility to destroy the Shagohod, Snake learns of "The Philosophers". Made up of the most powerful men in the United States, Soviet Union, and China, they were an Illuminati-like organization who control the world behind the scenes. However, after the end of World War II, they began to fight amongst themselves and the organization broke down. The Philosopher's Legacy, a fund the organization had jointly amassed to finance their wars ($100 billion) was divided up and hidden in banks all over the world. Volgin had illegally inherited this money, and Snake learns that the U.S. is attempting to retrieve it.
Snake continues his mission, destroying the facility and the Shagohod tank, while engaging Volgin, who is killed by a bolt of lightning during the battle. Snake and EVA travel to a lake, where a WIG ground effect vehicle is hidden. Before they use it to escape the region, Snake confronts his old mentor, The Boss, whom he must kill to complete his mission. After an emotional battle, Snake overcomes his feelings and defeats her. He and EVA escape to Alaska, and spend the night together. During the night EVA disappears, and leaves behind a tape revealing herself to be a Chinese spy sent to steal the Philosopher's Legacy for China. The tape continues, and EVA reveals that The Boss did not defect to the Soviet Union; rather, she was under orders to pretend to defect so she could infiltrate Volgin's ranks and find the location of the Legacy, which could be brought back to America. The final part of her mission was to sacrifice her honor and die at the hands of Snake, under the guise of a traitor, to prove the U.S.'s innocence in Volgin's nuclear attack from the beginning of the game.
As EVA is explaining this, Snake is awarded the title of "Big Boss" and given the Distinguished Service Cross for his efforts before an enthusiastic crowd; however Snake has become so distraught and demoralized after EVA's revelation that he leaves almost immediately after getting his medal, hardly acknowledging Major Zero, Para-Medic and Sigint. Later, he arrives at an anonymous grave, The Boss's, just one of thousands located in Arlington National Cemetery. Laying down The Boss's gun and a bouquet of lilies upon the nameless gravestone, he scans the endless rows before him, salutes, and sheds a single tear.
After the credits roll, Ocelot is heard talking to the CIA director on the telephone. Ocelot informs him that the microfilm stolen by EVA was a fake and that half of the Philosopher's Legacy is now in America's hands. It transpires that Ocelot has been triple-crossing everyone from the very beginning. He then reveals that he is in fact ADAM, and he has been working for the CIA all this time.
|Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots|
North American box art
|Artist(s)||Yoji Shinkawa (character designer)|
|Release date(s)||June 12, 2008|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, multiplayer online (Metal Gear Onlineonly, downloadable content)|
|Media/distribution||Dual-layer Blu-ray Disc|
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the PatriotsEdit
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (メタルギア・ソリッド4・ガンズ・オブ・ザ・パトリオッツMetaru Gia Soriddo Fō Ganzu Obu Za Patoriottsu?) is a video game developed by Kojima Productionsexclusively for the PlayStation 3 console. The game was directed by Hideo Kojima and made its worldwide release on June 12, 2008, ten years after the release of Metal Gear Solid and twenty years after the North American release of Metal Gear.
Guns of the Patriots received widespread critical acclaim, garnering perfect reviews and Game of the Year awards from several major gaming publications, including GameSpot, which claimed that the game is "technically flawless". The game has been a financial driving force for Konami, reaching 5 million units sold in the financial year of 2009.
Metal Gear series fictional chronology
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Metal Gear Solid 4 is set in 2014, nine years after the plot of Metal Gear Solid and five years after Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. The world economy relies on continuous war, fought by PMCs, which outnumber government military forces. PMC soldiers are outfitted with nanomachines that enhance their abilities on the battlefield. The control network created through these nanomachines is called Sons of the Patriots (SOP), and Liquid Ocelot is preparing to hijack the system. Snake, meanwhile, is experiencing accelerated aging due to his status as a clone, and has less than a year to live. When his former commanding officer Roy Campbell approaches him with one last mission - to terminate Liquid - Snake accepts and is dropped into the Middle Eastern war zone where Liquid is believed to be hiding.
Seeking information on Liquid's whereabouts, Snake infiltrates the area where Liquid's army is camped and is told to rendezvous with a group of U.S. Army informants posted nearby. On his way to the meeting, he encounters Drebin 893, a black market arms dealer who injects Snake with nanomachines that enable him to use the latest generation of weaponry. At the rendezvous point, Snake encounters the Rat Patrol 01 unit, led by his old comrade Meryl Silverburgh. They are ambushed by Liquid's personal troops, the FROGs. Snake continues on alone to the camp, and on the way witnesses four cyborgs wreaking havoc on a group of armed militia men. Liquid unleashes a signal that incapacitates Snake, the Rat Patrol, and all other soldiers in the area equipped with nanomachines. As he collapses, Snake catches a glimpse of Dr.Naomi Hunter, who had injected him with the virus FOXDIE in Metal Gear Solid before fleeing Shadow Moses with Liquid. The only person unaffected by the nanomachine destabilizer is Rat Patrolman Johnny Sasaki, who transports Snake to safety.
Via an encoded message, Naomi explains she is being forced to do research for Liquid in South America and asks for Snake's help. Snake enters the South American locale, and witnesses one of the cyborgs and Vamp turning the local rebels against him. He is then debriefed by Drebin regarding the true identity of the cyborgs: the Beauty and the Beast Corps, four female soldiers suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder with orders to kill Snake. He also explains that the Patriots, a network of AI cores control the nanomachine-laden PMCs.
Snake reaches Naomi who explains that Liquid plans to use Big Boss' biometric data to access the Patriot's core AI and take control of SOP. Her tests indicate Snake's rapid aging is genetic, and that the FOXDIE virus will cost him his life within six months. Before that, however, Snake will start spreading a deadly mutated version of FOXDIE, effectively becoming a biological weapon. Snake and Naomi then make their escape out of the country with the help of Drebin and Raiden, now a cyborg ninja. However, during extraction, Raiden is wounded by Vamp during a prolonged fight.
Naomi explains that an Eastern European resistance group possess the remains of Big Boss. Snake trails a resistance member to their leader, EVA, now under the alias Big Mama, and revealed to be the surrogate mother to Snake, and his nemesis Liquid Snake, through the Les Enfants Terribles project. True to Big Mama's prediction, the Raven Sword PMC attacks the vehicles transporting Big Boss' remains. He subsequently helps Big Mama escape to the riverside, where Big Boss's remains were really kept, and is confronted by Liquid. Unfazed by the U.S. military forces ordering him to surrender, Liquid destabilizes the SOP system again, and easily claims victory in the ensuing firefight. He throws Big Boss's body to the flames, where Big Mama follows to save it. Snake's fruitless attempts to save Big Mama leave him with a burn scar. Liquid escapes with Naomi, but the by Hal Hemmerich's Mk. II makes it onto their gunboat. The Mk. II reveals Liquid plans to destroy the Patriots' core AI with a nuclear strike using Metal Gear REX's railgun, then substitute it with his own core, and gain control. To this end, he needs a non ID-tagged warhead from the cache left in the Shadow Moses facility.
Snake returns to Shadow Moses Island. When Snake reaches REX's hangar, he finds the railgun has been removed and Vamp waiting for him, with Naomi at his side. Raiden joins him and kills Vamp. Naomi, revealing she is riddled with cancer and tormented by her mistakes, disables the nanomachines that kept her alive. Snake and Raiden use REX to head out of the collapsing hangar,. Snake, now operating the REX, is left to duel with Metal Gear RAY, piloted by Liquid. After both Metal Gears are destroyed, Liquid reveals Outer Haven, a submersible warship ready to fulfill his launch plan. Liquid uses this weapon as a ram to kill Snake, but Raiden's body and cannon fire from the USS Missouri (BB-63) force Outer Haven to retreat.
Aboard the Missouri, Mei Ling, now a U.S. Navy Captain, orders the battleship to intercept Outer Haven. Using Outer Haven's requirement to surface before launching a nuke, Snake, Meryl, and Johnny board the ship via catapult. FROGs storm in, and Meryl decides to hold them back while Snake proceeds. On his way to the core, Snake is aided by Raiden. The last part of the way, filled with lethal microwave emitters, Snake traverses on his own, getting weaker as he moves along. He arrives at the core, where the Mk. III uploads a computer virus programmed by Naomi and Sunny called FOXALIVE. FOXALIVE destroys all the AI cores, disables the SOP system and brings the war economy to a grinding halt. It effectively counteracts the Patriots' upcoming civilian control scheme while preserving the energy and resource networks essential to modern society, while causing a mental breakdown for the attacking FROGS. Snake, having passed out in the core, awakes atop Outer Haven's sail where Liquid Ocelot asserts he is ready to gain control. From there, Snake and Liquid have their final showdown, a hand-to-hand combat, from which Snake emerges triumphant.
Meryl and Johnny get married with the former accepting Roy Campbell as her father. Meanwhile, Drebin reveals his origin as a child soldier, as well as his role and Rat Patrol being pawns of the Patriots' schemes, but are now free. Drebin shows Otacon that Rat Pt 01 (Rat Patrol 01) will rearrange to PatR10t (Patriot). Raiden reconciles with Rose after learning that her relationship with Campbell was only a smokescreen to protect Raiden's family from the Patriots. Snake stands before the grave of Big Boss, ready to take his own life to avert becoming a biological weapon. However, he cannot summon the willpower to shoot himself, and he is surprised to see a living Big Boss. Big Boss explains that the body burned in Eastern Europe was actually that of the third clone Solidus Snake and reveals that the Patriots were originally an interpretation of The Boss' will, founded by Major Zero, EVA, Ocelot, Sigint, Para-Medic, and Big Boss himself. With increasing power, two rival factions arose within the Patriots' ranks, Zero's who stood for complete control, and Big Boss', who dreamed of a soldier's world. He also explains that Ocelot purposefully used nanomachines and hypnotherapy to implant the persona of Liquid Snake as his own. Over the years, Zero let the newly established AI network assume more control, eventually leading to dependence on the war economy, a vision far from The Boss' original will. Big Boss puts an end to the last remnant of this false vision by shutting down Zero's life support unit.
Big Boss informs Snake that the nanomachines Drebin injected into him included a new strain of FOXDIE, programmed by the Patriot AIs to kill the rival Patriot faction and eradicate the old versions of FOXDIE. Thus, Snake has no risk of becoming a biological weapon, at least before his own death. Big Boss then dies in Snake's hands, but not before setting things right with Snake. Snake decides to live out his life peacefully, in the company of Otacon and Sunny.
The cover illustration depicts the protagonist Solid Snakeprominently, with the eponymous mecha below him. The illustration is in fact a reproduction of a picture of the character Kyle Reese from the 1984 film The Terminator, played by actor Michael Biehn.
Shigehiro TakenouchiMotoaki Furukawa
|Platform(s)||MSX2, NES, PC MS-DOS,Commodore 64,Mobile Phone,PlayStation 2,Virtual Console,PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Release date(s)||July 7, 1987[show]|
|Media/distribution||Cartridge (MSX2, NES)Floppy disk (PC MS-DOS, C64)|
Download (mobile phone)DVD (PS2, 360) Blu-ray Disc (PS3)
Metal Gear (メタルギアMetaru Gia?) is an overhead military action-adventure video game originally released in 1987 by Konami for the MSX2 computer standard in Japan and parts of Europe. Considered to be the progenitor of the stealth game genre, it was also the first video game designed by Hideo Kojima, who also directed many of the later Metal Gear sequels. A heavily altered port was produced for the Nintendo Entertainment System (without Kojima's involvement), along with a remade version based on the original MSX2 game that was released for the PlayStation 2 as a bonus game in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.
The game revolves around a special forces operative codenamed Solid Snake who goes into a solo infiltration mission into the fortified state of Outer Heaven to destroy Metal Gear, a bipedal walking tankcapable of launching nuclear missiles from anywhere in the world.
PlotEditList of Metal Gear characters
The player's character is Solid Snake, a rookie member of the fictional special forces group FOXHOUND sent on his first mission. He is assisted via radio by his commanding officer Big Boss, who offers information about mission objectives and items; as well as a local Resistance movement composed of Schneider, who provides the locations of important items; Diane, who provides information on how to defeat enemy bosses; and Jennifer, who assists Snake as an inside agent. Among the prisoners Snake rescues includes Grey Fox (Gray Fox in the later versions), a FOXHOUND agent who was captured during a previous mission; Dr. Pettrovich (Dr. Pettrovich Madnar in later releases), the scientist who designed the Metal Gear weapon; and his daughter Ellen, who was kidnapped along with him.
The bosses includes Shoot Gunner (renamed Shotmaker in later versions), a former Spetsnaz agent specializing in the riot gun; Machine Gun Kid, a former SAS operative armed with a machine gun; Fire Trooper, a former GSG 9 operative who uses aflamethrower; Coward Duck (Dirty Duck in later releases), a boomerang throwing terrorist who shields himself with hostages; Arnold (Bloody Brad in later releases), an android designed by Dr. Pettrovich; and the legendary mercenary who founded Outer Heaven, whose true identity is unknown until the end.
Metal Gear series fictional chronology
In 1995, 200 km north of Galzburg, South Africa, lies Outer Heaven, a fortified state founded by a "legendary mercenary". Word had gotten out to the western world that deep within the Outer Heaven stronghold, a weapon of mass destruction is being constructed. Special Forces unit FOXHOUND sends Gray Fox, one of their top agents, to infiltrate the fortress, assess the situation and neutralize the threat. Days later, contact with Gray Fox is lost and his last transmission simply reads "METAL GEAR..." Operative Solid Snake, FOXHOUND's newest recruit, is ordered by squad leader Big Boss to rescue Gray Fox and carry out his mission, "Operation: Intrude N313".
Upon insertion into Outer Heaven, Snake makes contact with local resistance members Schneider, Diane, and Jennifer. Using all of his skills and the equipment he procured on site, he manages to rescue Fox. He learns from Fox that Metal Gear is the codename of a nuclear warhead-equipped bipedal walking tank, which can engage and dominate in all forms of combat as well as launch its nuclear warheads from any location. Outer Heaven plans to use Metal Gear to impose itself as the new world superpower.
In order to destroy Metal Gear, and topple the Outer Heaven mercenaries, Snake rescues the lead engineer of Metal Gear, Dr. Pettrovich, and his daughter, Ellen. Armed with information on how to destroy Metal Gear, his skill and indomitable spirit, Snake fights through the entire Outer Heaven force. He begins to notice that traps being set for him are too precise, and wonders how information on his activities is being tracked. Big Boss begins to act strangely, and eventually tells Snake to abort the mission (breaking the fourth wall by telling the player to turn off the console). Moreover, Schneider is ambushed by hostiles and is presumed dead after losing contact with Snake.
Upon breaching the core of the base, Snake is able to neutralize Metal Gear before it reaches completion. As he makes his way out of the compound's basement, he is confronted by the mercenary leader of Outer Heaven, who turns out to be Big Boss. The corrupt leader reveals that he had been using his connections to steal military intelligence, establish his own mercenary force, and fund his activities. It was his aim to have Outer Heaven become the world's greatest superpower, able to bring even the western nations to their knees. He had the rookie Snake sent in, hoping to have him captured and feed misinformation to authorities, but had quite obviously underestimated Snake's capabilities.
Having lost Metal Gear and much of his force, Big Boss seemingly starts the self-destruct sequence for the compound, and promises he will not die alone; Snake will join him. An underground battle ensues, and despite injury, Snake defeats Big Boss and escapes the Outer Heaven compound as it crumbles in flames behind him. After the end credits, a message from Big Boss is displayed saying that he will meet Solid Snake again.
|Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake|
The cover illustration by Yoshiyuki Takani displaysMetal Gear D prominently.
|Platform(s)||MSX2, mobile phone,PlayStation 2,Virtual Console,PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Release date(s)||July 20, 1990[show]|
|Rating(s)||‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. Seetemplates for discussion to help reach a consensus.›*CERO: B|
|Media/distribution||Cartridge, download,optical disc|
Metal Gear 2: Solid SnakeEdit
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (メタルギア２ ソリッドスネークMetaru Gia Tsū Soriddo Sunēku?, commonly abbreviated MG2) is an overhead stealth action game (officially promoted as a "Tactical Espionage Game") that was originally released by Konami in 1990 for the MSX2 computer standard exclusively in Japan. Metal Gear 2 was directed and written by Hideo Kojima, who also designed the MSX2 version of the original Metal Gear. While a previously developed Metal Gear sequel titled Snake's Revenge (a non-canonical installment produced without Kojima's involvement) was released for theNintendo Entertainment System in North America during the same year, Metal Gear 2 itself did not have an official English version until its inclusion as a bonus game (along with the original Metal Gear) in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence for PlayStation 2 in 2006, almost 16 years after its original Japanese release.
In the game, Solid Snake must infiltrate Zanzibar Land, a heavily defended territory located in Central Asia, to rescue a kidnapped scientist and destroy the revised Metal Gear D. The game significantly evolved the stealth-based game system of its predecessor "in almost every way," introduced a complex storyline dealing with themes such as the nature of warfare and nuclear proliferation, and is considered "one of the best 8 bit games ever made."
PlotEditList of Metal Gear characters
Solid Snake, formerly retired FOXHOUND agent and hero of the original Metal Gear returns as the playable character. His new mission is to rescue the kidnapped Czechoslovakian biologist Dr. Kio Marv from the forces of Zanzibar Land. He is assisted by a radio support crew consisting of Roy Campbell (spelled "Roy Kyanbel" in the original MSX2 version), his new commanding officer; McDonnell Miller, a survival coach and drill instructor; George Kasler ("George Kesler" in the MSX2 version), a military strategist; and Yozef Norden (renamed Johan Jacobsen in the later revised versions), a wildlife expert. Also assisting him on-site are Holly White (spelled "Horry" in the MSX2 version), a CIA agent posing as a journalist; Natasha Marcova (Gustava Heffner in later versions), an StB agent and Dr. Marv's bodyguard; and Dr. Drago Pettrovich Madnar, the Metal Gear designer from the first game, who was captured along with Dr. Marv. Also appearing in the game are Big Boss, FOXHOUND's commander-turned-traitor from the first game; and Gray Fox ("Grey Fox" in the MSX2 version), who disappeared following the events of the first game.
The bosses of this installment consist of Black Color (Black Ninja in later versions), an experimental drug-enhanced space ninja (who is revealed to be Schneider from the original Metal Gear); Running Man, an agile mercenary; Red Blaster, a grenade throwing expert; Ultra Box (the Four Horsemen in later version), an assassination squad specializing in confined spaces; Predator (Jungle Evil in later versions), a jungle warfare expert; and Night Sight (Night Fright in later versions), an assassin who uses a state of the art stealth suit that renders him invisible. The final bosses in the game are Gray Fox and Big Boss from the first game.
Metal Gear series fictional chronology
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
By 1999, the Cold War had thawed, and nuclear disarmament by the major world powers promised a bright beginning to the 21st century. Despite this, all was not well in the world. A series of shocks to the oil market spurred the development of new high-tech energy sources, including fusion power. However, most vehicles still relied on oil for power.
Oil reserves were at a critical low, and the world community was prepared to take drastic measures, either by drilling into sand and shale for more oil, despite the difficulty—or moving on to renewable fuels.
Such steps proved unnecessary when Czech scientist Dr. Kio Marv successfully bio-engineered a new species of algae, OILIX, that could produce petroleum-grade hydrocarbons with little expense and effort. Marv presented the algae to the World Energy Conference in Prague, and was on his way to a demonstration in the United States when he was kidnapped by soldiers from Zanzibar Land (a fictional country unrelated to the actual Zanzibar that is part of Tanzania). NATO discovers that Zanzibar Land's leaders plan to hold the world hostage by controlling the supply of oil and nuclear brinksmanship, via a stockpile of nukes raided from nearby missile sites.
Solid Snake is brought out of retirement by FOXHOUND's new commander, Roy Campbell, and is sent to Zanzibar Land to rescue Dr. Marv.
On the course of his mission, Snake teams up with Holly White, a CIA operative posing as a journalist, and Gustava Heffner, an StB agent and Dr. Marv's bodyguard. He is also reunited with Dr. Drago Pettrovich Madnar, the Metal Gear inventor from Outer Heaven, who claims to have been once again kidnapped and forced to work on another Metal Gear project (named Metal Gear D) for Zanzibar Land, as well as oversee mass-production of smaller, non-nuclear-equipped Metal Gear units. Snake learns from Dr. Madnar that Big Boss, Snake's former FOXHOUND commander, has survived and is the man in charge in Zanzibar Land.
Upon reaching the suspension bridge leading to the Detention Camp, Gustava is killed by a missile fired by Metal Gear D and Dr. Madnar is recaptured by the enemy. The new Metal Gear's pilot is revealed to be none other than Snake's former mercenary buddy Gray Fox. Determined to finish his mission, Snake fights against Zanzibar Land's elite mercenary force and manages to reach Dr. Marv's cell.
With the OILIX formula in Snake's hands, Snake is confronted by Gray Fox piloting Metal Gear D. After successfully destroying Metal Gear D, Snake finds himself in a minefield. The two engage in hand-to-hand combat against each other, and Snake eventually emerges as victorious.Snake arrives too late, unfortunately, as he finds the corpse of Dr. Marv, who was unable to survive the repeated torture. Dr. Madnar is also there and explains he was unable to save him. Just before Snake could retrieve the OILIX formula left by Dr. Marv, Holly reveals via a radio message that Dr. Madnar was not captured after all, but voluntarily resumed his work on Metal Gear and was personally overseeing its development as a result of being rejected by the scientific community after the Outer Heaven incident. After the truth comes out, Dr. Madnar attacks Snake, but fails in killing him.
Upon defeating Fox and retrieving the OILIX formula, Snake is met by Big Boss while trying to escape. Having lost his equipment and with no weapons at his disposal, Snake is forced to improvise using the only items he can find, a lighter and aerosol can. Fashioning a makeshift flamethrower, Snake defeats Big Boss for the second time. Snake and Holly escape together, and they deliver the OILIX formula to Campbell.
|Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops|
|Developer(s)||Konami Computer Entertainment Japan /Kojima Productions|
|Designer(s)||Masahiro Yamamoto (director)|
Noriaki Okamura (producer)Gakuto Mikumo (writer)
|Platform(s)||PlayStation Portable,PlayStation Vita (Vita Backwards Compatibility)|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, online multiplayer|
North America, Japan: PSP firmware 2.81
Metal Gear Solid: Portable OpsEdit
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (メタルギアソリッド ポータブルオプスMetaru Gia Soriddo Pōtaburu Opusu?, commonly abbreviated to MPO) is a stealth game directed by Masahiro Yamamoto and written by Gakuto Mikumo, with series creator Hideo Kojima acting as a producer. Portable Ops was developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami in 2006 for the PlayStation Portable. It is the third Metal Gear title for the PSP and the first one to retain the series' action-based gameplay. It is also the first canonical outing of the Metal Gear Solid series for a portable platform, following the storyline of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
Set in 1970 in South America, six years after the events of Snake Eater, the game follows the exploits of Naked Snake after his former unit, FOX, goes renegade. The game also chronicles the eventual founding of FOXHOUND and The Patriots, as well as the inspiration of the military state Outer Heaven.
- Naked Snake - He reprises his role as the protagonist from Snake Eater. While already awarded with the title of Big Boss, he refuses to be addressed as such and prefers to be called by his former codename, believing that he has not yet surpassed his mentor. Snake is forced to fight off his former unit, FOX, after they invistigate a revolt in a South American base.
- Roy Campbell - Snake's primary ally, a surviving member of the Green Berets team that was sent to investigate the affair.
- Gene - The main antagonist. He became the leader of the FOX unit after Snake's departure and seeks to establish his own military nation. He is a product of the Successor Project that aimed to artificially create the perfect commander.
- Lt. Cunningham - An expert in interrogation techniques. Is later revealed to be a double agent of the Pentagon sent to tarnish the CIA's reputation.
- Voiced by: Daisuke Gōri (Japanese), Noah Nelson (English)
- Null - A teenage assassin trained to be the perfect soldier. He met Snake in the past as a child soldier in Mozambique known as Frank Jaeger.
- Python - Is the first boss of the game and a former war buddy of Snake who was previously presumed dead during the Vietnam War.
- Elisa - A German-born teenage girl and the adoptive daughter of Gene. She is gifted with extraordinary psychic abilities (including precognition, telepathy, and psychokinesis), implied to be the result of exposure to nuclear fallout during theKyshtym disaster. Elisa suffers from dissociative identity disorder and has a developed a second personality called Ursula, whose psychic abilities are stronger than her "Elisa" personality. As "Ursula", she works as a member of FOX, while her "Elisa" personality is a medic who takes care of Null and an informant for Snake. Snake meets Elisa, who initially tells Snake that she and Ursula are twin sisters, only to later learn the truth.
- Ghost - An informant who comes into contact with Snake, revealing the existence of ICBMG, the new Metal Gear prototype.
- Major Zero - Snake's commanding officer during the events of Snake Eater, who is arrested by the Pentagon for suspicions of treason.
- Para-Medic - A former member of Snake's support crew from Snake Eater who assists him during the game as well.
- Sigint - Another former member of Snake's support crew from Snake Eater. He assists Snake in the game while working for DARPA.
- EVA - A spy for the PLA who assisted Snake in Snake Eater. She joins Snake's squad after completing several non-canon optional missions.
- Raikov - A GRU Major who was romantically involved with Colonel Volgin in Snake Eater. He joins Snake's squad after completing an optional mission.
- Skowronski - A Red Army Colonel overthrown by Gene.
Metal Gear series fictional chronology
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
In 1970, six years after the events of Snake Eater, Naked Snake's former team, FOX unit, has broken their allegiance with the CIA and gone rogue. Snake himself is also targeted by the FOX unit, which sent renegade FOX unit soldiers to attack and capture him. The game begins with Snake being tortured and interrogated by one of the members of FOX, Lieutenant Cunningham, who's trying to locate the whereabouts of the missing half of the Philosopher's Legacy, with the United States Government having already acquired the other half of the Legacy from the Soviet Union at the conclusion of Snake Eater. Snake is imprisoned in a cell next to Roy Campbell, the sole survivor of an American Green Beret team sent in to investigate the base. Snake learns through Roy that they're on the San Hieronymo Peninsula (a Russian transliteration of "San Jerónimo Peninsula") or "La Península de los Muertos", the site of an abandoned Soviet missile silo in Colombia.
The two escape and Snake makes his way to a communications base, where he attempts to contact his old CO, Major Zero. Instead, he is greeted by his old FOX comrades Para-Medic and Sigint, who reveal that Snake and Zero are being charged for treason and that the only way for Snake to be exonerated from the charges is to find and apprehend the leader of the rebellion, Gene. To complicate matters, Gene has also convinced most of the Russian soldiers stationed at the base to join their side by simply taking over the chain of command belonging to a former Red Army unit, which was secretly stationed inside the Colombian territory. In order to complete his mission, Snake must persuade enemy soldiers to join his ranks due to the scale of his mission.
Snake and his squad defeat the top members of the FOX unit and eventually they make their way into Gene's guesthouse. Snake learns many things on his way. Cunningham was working for the Pentagon and wanted Snake to push Gene into launching a nuke at Russia to tarnish the CIA's reputation and to prolong the Cold War. Gene was actually aware of this plan from the beginning due to information from Ocelot. Gene really wanted to launch a nuke at America to destroy the Philosophers and to make his nation of soldiers, "Army's Heaven". Snake destroys an experimental model of the ICBMG (the Metal Gear model) codenamed RAXA and eventually defeats Gene, destroying the finished ICBMG model afterward. After Gene is defeated he gives Snake the funds, equipment, personnel, and all other information regarding "Army's Heaven". On his return home, Snake is awarded for his actions, he then establishes FOXHOUND afterwards. Elsewhere, Ocelot kills the DCI (Director of Central Intelligence) and takes documents containing the identities of the Philosophers in an effort to "end them".
In the post-credits epilogue, Ocelot speaks with an unknown man on the phone, they are plotting to use the Legacy to fulfill their own agenda. Ocelot actually wanted the trajectory data of the nuke to point to the DCI, in order to black mail the DCI into giving Ocelot the documents containing the true identities of the Philosophers. Ocelot agrees to join his new employer's project under the condition that Snake/Big Boss participates as well.
|Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker|
|Release date(s)||April 28, 2010[show]|
|Genre(s)||Stealth, action, third-person shooter|
|Rating(s)||‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. Seetemplates for discussion to help reach a consensus.›*ACB: MA15+|
|Media/distribution||UMD, Blu-ray Disc, DVD-9,download|
Metal Gear Solid: Peace WalkerEdit
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (メタルギアソリッド ピースウォーカーMetaru Gia Soriddo Pīsu Wōkā ?) is a video game produced by Konami and Kojima Productions that was released for thePlayStation Portable in 2010. Peace Walker is the fourth Metal Gear title for the PSP, although it is only the second to be considered part of the series' main canon, following Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. It is also the first game in the series for a portable platform to be directed by series' creator Hideo Kojima. Due to the game's intended audience, Peace Walker is the first major title in the Metal Gear series to receive a "Teen" rating from the ESRB. Peace Walker was originally intended to be the fifth numbered entry in the series, but later had the "5" removed. The development team that worked on Peace Walker is as large as the team that worked on Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
Set in 1974 in Central America, the game follows the exploits of returning protagonist Naked Snake, now known as Big Boss, as he runs a mercenary unit using the resources he acquired from Gene at the end of Portable Ops, four years before. The game also adds more information behind the founding of the military state Outer Heaven.
Metal Gear series fictional chronology
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Peace Walker is set in Costa Rica in November 1974, four years after the events of Portable Ops and ten years after Snake Eater. Snake (Big Boss) returns as the main character and is running his own mercenary unit after he decided to break away from The Patriots group founded by Major Zero. A mysterious group equipped with the latest weapons, called the Peace Sentinels (PS), has been deployed in-country. Despite the PS being equipped with the firepower equivalent to that of a land army, the Costa Rican government cannot do anything about them because the country's constitution does not allow the creation of an armed forces. The PS presence threatens to endanger the balance of power between the East and West.List of Metal Gear characters
The game's main protagonist is Naked Snake (Akio Ōtsuka/David Hayter), who is leading a new mercenary group called the Militaires Sans Frontières (MSF) after leaving The Patriots which was under the command of Snake's former CO Major Zero. He is assisted in this endeavor by MSF deputy chief Kazuhira Miller (Tomokazu Sugita/Robin Atkin Downes). They are eventually joined later in the game by Sandinista rebel leader Amanda Valenciano Libre (Romi Park/Grey Delisle) and her kid brother, Chico (Kikuko Inoue/Antony Del Rio), Paz Ortega Andrade (Nana Mizuki/Tara Strong), a student at the University of Peace; Hal Emmerich's future father Huey (Hideyuki Tanaka/Christopher Randolph), and French ornithologist Cécile Cosima Caminades (Yu Kobayashi/Catherine Taber).
The game's main antagonists are Hot Coldman (Mugihito/H. Richard Greene), who is the CIA Central America station chief, and Ramon Galvez Mena (Hōchū Ōtsuka/Steve Blum), Paz's instructor. Dr Strangelove (Yumi Kikuchi/Vanessa Marshall) is a British AI expert whom Coldman hired to work on the Peace Walker Project and is later attracted to Huey.
The game also features flashback scenes from Snake Eater, particularly the final battle between Snake and The Boss, plus the audiotape that EVA (Misa Watanabe/Suzetta Minet) left behind after Operation Snake Eater. Through a set of audiotape briefing files unlocked upon completing the game, EVA also provides Snake with new information about The Boss' activities during a period where Snake was unable to keep in touch with her. Kikuko Inoue and Lori Alan also reprise their voice roles as The Boss in the flashbacks and as the voice of the Mammal Pod AI construct modeled after The Boss. Trenya from Monster Hunter also appears as Snake's transporter to a mythical island.
Prologue: An Army Without BordersEdit
Two people visit the MSF's base camp in Colombia's Barranquilla Coast on November 4, 1974. MSF deputy commander Kazuhira Miller introduces the guests, Paz Ortega Andrade and Ramon Galvez Mena, to Naked Snake. Since Costa Rica has no army, Galvez tells Snake that the Costa Rican government secretly authorized him to tap the MSF's services in stopping an armed group that has been arriving in the country over the past year. Kaz and Snake, who think the CIA deployed the forces, accept the offer, which includes using an offshore platform in the Caribbean as their staging area for operations in Costa Rica. The two have reservations about Galvez, who also plays a tape where they apparently hear the voice of The Boss.
A few days after the meeting, Snake arrives at a beach in Costa Rica to check out a supply base where Paz claims she was tortured along with a friend. He slips through the security to enter the facility's radio room, where he overhears a radio conversation about "spears" being loaded onto a barge. Snake subdues and interrogate the radio man, learning that the cargo is headed for Mount Irazu. From the previous radio conversation and boxes of film badges found within the room and on the operator, Snake suspects that the CIA is bringing nuclear weapons into the country. A mysterious singing aircraft then passes nearby.
Remembering Galvez's earlier briefing, Kaz and Snake hit upon the idea of getting a group of Sandinista rebels holed up somewhere in the forest, which they can use to gather more information on the CIA's operations. Snake warns that the presence of nuclear weapons in Costa Rica could violate the Tlatelolco Treaty and generate regional tensions as bad as the Cuban Missile Crisis. Galvez and Paz, in the meantime, have sought refuge in the town of Ciudad Colon. Snake heads to the Sandinistas' secret hideout and frees the rebels, who have been captured by mercenaries.
The leader of the rebel cell, Amanda, briefs Snake about the CIA presence and the route of the barge he is following, when the mysterious aircraft Snake saw earlier attacks. The aircraft opens fire and deploys drones which abducts some of the rebels, including Amanda's brother Chico. Snake follows in pursuit to a banana plantation factory where he encounters a LAV Type-G armored personnel carrier and an escort squad. After the battle, he catches up with Amanda. The drones try to abduct Amanda, but Snake shoots down the drone holding her. The high drop results in Amanda breaking her ankle. Snake, on Amanda's request, rescues Chico at a small village before he could break down under interrogation. Information gained from Chico leads him to the base on Irazu, where he overhears Huey arguing with Coldman not to use his creation to launch a nuke. The heated argument ends with him pushing the wheelchair-bound Huey down a flight of stairs. Snake comes to his aid, and is told that he must stop Coldman. Deep inside the facility, he sees the mysterious aircraft hauling off Peace Walker. Shortly after, the Pupa AI weapon is released to deal with Snake.
After the battle, Huey briefs Snake about the Peace Walker Project, whose goal was to create the perfect nuclear deterrent by creating a mobile fail-deadly system capable of striking from anywhere and can elude an enemy's pre-emptive nuclear attack. Huey admits that Peace Walker still needs some critical AI components stored at a nearby lab and advises Snake to go there and destroy the components.
Huey briefs Snake about a Mayan ruin within a cloud forest where the Peace Walker's AI lab is located and its chief, a woman named Dr. Strangelove. Snake decides to infiltrate the base using Huey's access card. While sneaking through the forest, he fights off a Hind-A helicopter and later on stumbles upon a scantily-clad woman evidently trying to hide from the guards. The woman, Cecile Cosina Caminades, explains that she was captured trying to record Quetzal sounds inside the ruins, not knowing that there was a base inside. Although Strangelove treats her well, she escapes and brings along an ID card that a guard later takes from her. Snake comes to the AI lab entrance, but the card reader does not accept Huey's card as Strangelove revoked its rights. Snake searches for the guard who got Cecile's card and takes it, enabling him to enter the facility.
Inside the lab, Snake encounters Strangelove, who admits having expected to see him. Through a lengthy explanation, Snake discovers that Strangelove researched The Boss' entire career and attempted to recreate her personality in a massive AI core, called the Mammal Pod. She details that a fully automated AI system could proceed with a nuclear retaliation without hesitation, and that The Boss's decision making skills are most suited for the task of planning the retaliatory strike. Snake enters the Mammal Pod and talks with the AI masquerading as the Boss, which turns out to be the voice in Galvez's tape. Inside the pod, Snake is awash in a white light and wakes up in a large courtyard, where he sees a Hind-D helicopter carrying the Mammal Pod off to another location. The Chrysalis is sent to deal with Snake, but is defeated. Kaz informs Snake about Peace Walker's testing location — an underground base disguised as a strip mine — but tries to talk to him about finally letting go of the guilt he had for killing The Boss ten years before.
Using the Boss' old horse, Snake travels to the quarry 15 miles north of the AI lab. However, he is spotted by a kidnapper drone, triggering an alert that sends Peace Sentinels troops out to kill him. He defeats them and the Cocoon AI weapon while trying to enter the base. Snake sneaks through the base and reaches Peace Walker's hangar, where he sees Strangelove's team taking a break from preparing the unit. He slips through to the Mammal Pod, and interrogates the Boss AI about Operation Snake Eater. As Snake prepares to destroy the AI, Strangelove, Coldman, and several troops surround him. Coldman explains that the deployment of the Peace Walker was part of a plan to re-establish US superiority that went away because of the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the various arms control treaties established ever since. Coldman also admits to being the mastermind of Operation Snake Eater.
Now captured, Snake is tortured by Strangelove about the Boss' ideals and tells him that his refusal to talk gave her the clues she needed to complete the Mammal Pod's programming. Later in his cell, Snake picks the lock and escapes the prison chamber, but Miller alerts him that Coldman has somehow managed to kidnap Paz. Returning to the hangar to see Paz in Coldman's hands, Snake learns that Coldman plans to use the Mother Base as his test target. Peace Walker is brought to the surface, where Snake fights and defeats it. Coldman flies out along with Paz and Strangelove, then activates Peace Walker's second form. The now-quadrupedal unit leaves the base and Snake together with the Boss' horse gives chase all the way to the Nicaraguan border; but the horse collapses from the stress, forcing Snake to euthanize it. The MSF discovers that Peace Walker ended up at an American missile base near Lago Cocibolca.
Determined to save Paz, Snake infiltrates the missile base and discovers Soviet troops all over the place. Miller mobilizes the entire MSF to help him in the assault. With the base on red alert, Snake fights his way to the communications tower where Coldman is ready to initiate launching Peace Walker's nuclear weapon. There, Coldman explains that since Peace Walker is designed solely for nuclear retaliation, he will transmit fake trajectory data of Soviet ballistic missiles hitting the United States to force the AI to launch, with Mother Base still as its target. The Soviet troops suddenly turn their guns on Coldman as Galvez appears.
Galvez, who identifies himself as KGB operative Vladimir Zadornov, orders that the Peace Walker change its target to Cuba. He added that since the missile would be fired from a US base located inside a country friendly to Washington, the backlash from the attack would further ignite anti-American sentiment in Latin America, bringing the region under Soviet influence. He also reveals that he hired the MSF to turn the Sandinistas into a powerful force that could take on the Somoza government and win. He also tells Paz to shoot Coldman, but she couldn't, so he does it himself. Zadornov attempts to kill Snake to make him a martyr among the rebels akin to Che Guevara, but as he is about to pull the trigger, Amanda, the Sandinistas, and the MSF attack the Soviet forces and capture Zadornov. After Zadornov, Paz, and a wounded Coldman are flown off to Mother Base, Strangelove apologizes to Snake for torturing him about The Boss.
With his last breath, Coldman inputs the Peace Walker's activation code and admits that while Cuba is still the target, Peace Walker also transmitted the fake data to NORAD. The NORAD staff initiates a DEFCON 2 alert and Huey urges Snake to destroy Peace Walker. Snake attacks and damages the unit enough to stop the launch and immobilize it, but the transmission continues. With the US military getting closer to a nuclear retaliation and Peace Walker being too heavy to be thrown off to Lago Cocibolca, Huey patches Snake to the National Military Command Center and convince the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff not to launch against the Soviets, telling him about Coldman's plot. To confirm his identity, Snake reminds the chairman of how President Johnson conferred him the title of "Big Boss" - a top-secret event. However, some of the officers do not believe Snake and take over the authority to launch the strike. Snake is eventually forced to destroy Peace Walker more thoroughly by attacking the Mammal Pod directly.
Even with the Mammal Pod's destruction, Strangelove says Peace Walker is still transmitting the data via adaptive compensation utilizing the Reptile Pod, the AI which was responsible for Peace Walker's basic motor functions. As the time of the fake missiles' impact approaches, Peace Walker walks toward the lake to drown itself and finally stop the signal. On NORAD's screens, the staff see the fake missile tracks disappear and replaced by peace symbols. As Peace Walker sinks below the lake, Snake comes to terms with his past and throws away his bandanna (although the player model and cut-scenes in the following chapter shows Snake once again wearing a bandanna), asking to be called Big Boss at last.
Strangelove joins the MSF and works on Metal Gear Zeke, which is later armed with the nuke recovered from Peace Walker's remains. Zadornov also escapes his cell several times, forcing Snake to recapture him. On the last time, Big Boss finds him at the shooting range and kills him in self-defense after he tries to kill Snake using his rocket hand. Snake is suspicious because Zadornov's numerous escapes points to an inside job. Kaz alerts him about Zeke suddenly moving out of its hangar and rising to the surface of Mother Base.
Although the Metal Gear is supposed to be AI-controlled, Paz turns out to be at the controls. Calling herself Pacifica Ocean, Paz admits she is an agent of Cipher and seeks to launch a nuclear strike at the US East Coast, then frame the MSF as an extremist cult. Snake takes on and destroys Zeke, but before it is destroyed, Paz warns of Snake becoming an international criminal in the decades ahead. ZEKE then explodes and Paz is thrown by the force of the explosion into the ocean. The remains of Zeke are later salvaged. Huey and Strangelove establish a mutual understanding.
After the destruction of Zeke, Kaz admits learning of Paz's real identity and purpose well beforehand and that "Cipher" is Major Zero, who perpetrated the whole plot and indirectly triggered MSF's expansion. Although Snake is angry at him, Kaz explains that the MSF set a new trend in military operations with their actions in Costa Rica, and predicts that the end of the Cold War will give rise to regional conflicts where the MSF can thrive. Since the MSF's battle capabilities disrupted the global military balance of power, Big Boss warns that certain forces will definitely try to take them down, hence their need to continue operating outside of society.
In a later address over a loudspeaker, Big Boss tells his troops that their group will serve under anyone regardless of nations and ideologies, and they will soon build a nation they can call their own, called Outer Heaven.
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