Coming out of retirement, super-soldier Solid Snake is called back into the line of duty to take on rogue members of FOXHOUND, threatening to launch nuclear-weapons on the White House unless they receive their $1 billion ransom. With only 24-houts to sabotage FOXHOUND's threat, Snake must infiltrate enemy lines, hide from them when necessary and he'll face many challenges along the way: the demons of his past will challenge him and his will as a soldier shall be tested, as Snake fights to save the world from nuclear devastation.
Tactical Espionage Action
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The game takes place in 2005. See more
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. See more
[during the briefing of the mission
I told you. Even if I do owe you, I don't owe anything to this army or this country!
You will accept this assignment.
Why should I be stupid enough to do that? I'm no patriot.
Snake, there's enough dirt in your file, from your days as an agent, to keep you in the stockade until you're a very old man.
Oh I see... blackmail.
No, Snake. I prefer to look at it as helping you come to a decision more easily.
During your third time playing the game, different music plays over the end credits. This music is the "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme" that was primarily featured in trailers, most notably the one at the 1997 Electronic Entertainment Expo. See more
The original Japanese Metal Gear Solid was released with one difficulty level. When brought to America, it was released with three additional difficulties, as well as some additional hidden "Easter Eggs", including a hidden tuxedo costume for Solid Snake. Later on, the American version was re-released in Japan under the title of _Metal Gear Solid Integral (1998) (VG)_ , moving the VR Training missions from the original two discs to a third disc, providing over 300 missions total, as well as three movies containing promotional footage shown during the 1997 E3 Show and '98 Tokyo Game Show. This special edition, contains a fifth difficulty level, as well as another new costumes, Meryl in Snake's sneaking suit (inspired by the Metal Gear Solid Drama CD series released in Japan), and all the new additions from the American Metal Gear Solid. See more
Referenced in Syphon Filter
Composed & performed by Tappi Iwase
Based on a composition by Georgi Sviridov
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