Metal Gear Solid (1998)

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A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility. Solid Snake is up for the task to infiltrate the facility, rescue the two hostages and thwart the terrorists' plans.


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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Hideo Kojima

Writers:

Hideo Kojima, Tomokazu Fukushima

Reviews & Commentary

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User Reviews


25 July 2000 | jtrpop
10
| An epic masterpiece that plays exactly like a movie.
I have been a fan of the Metal Gear series since the first one on the NES. The third installment which shows up on the PlayStation is the best so far. The game plays exactly like a movie in every single way. The voice acting is superb, and the music is movie quality.

The story line does not disappoint. It is hard hitting and nothing is watered down. This is not a kid's game (about PG-13), yet stays away from unnecessary junk. Unlike most games, this game has moral points and touches on human tragedy. The cut scenes are amazing using the PSX's engine and very rarely using FMV.

My only complaint with the game is it is too easy to guess who the bad guy is. Other than that, this game will have you on the edge of your seat.

I have never done this, but I stood up and applauded for the game after I passed it. Hideo Kojima is brilliant and I would love to see him write/direct some movies.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Revolver Ocelot is based on Lee Van Cleef who plays the police commander in Escape from New York, which also stars Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken, the inspiration for the character of Solid Snake.


Quotes

Solid Snake: A surveillance camera?


Goofs

Liquid's monologue on genetic engineering is scientifically comprehensible, however the technical terminology is misused. For example, when discussing phenotypes, it would be correct to discuss dominant and recessive traits, rather than dominant and recessive genes as Liquid does. "Analogue cloning" and "digital cloning" are not real scientific terms, however this is excusable given the game's science-fictional setting.


Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits (for both endings) there is a short conversation between Ocelot and the President of the United States. In the Meryl ending, we find out that he's Solidus Snake, the third clone of Big Boss.


Alternate Versions

Japan's Metal Gear Solid Integral not only contains more VR Missions but it also contains a first person view feature in the game. This feature allows to walk and look around(but can't shoot your weapon) through Solid Snake's eyes in regular game mode. North America's Metal Gear Solid VR Missions has this feature but it's hidden within the game's coding. The only way to enable this feature on MGS VR Missions is using a cheating device (Gameshark).


Soundtracks

Main Theme
Composed & performed by
Tappi Iwase (as TAPPY)
Based on a composition by Georgi Sviridov (uncredited)

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

21 October 1998

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

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