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.
Did You Know?
If you reach the last stall of the women's bathroom in less than five seconds after Meryl runs into the bathroom, she won't be wearing any pants in the next scene. 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
Secret projects paid for by the Pentagon's black budget. You can avoid a lot of red tape and get a great lead time on your weapons production. And no one can bother you... not even those bleeding heart liberals on the military oversight committee...
I prefer to think of it as good business...
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. 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
The Best Is Yet to Come
Written & produced by Rika Muranaka
Additional choral arrangement by David Downes
Words translated by Blathnaid Ni Chufaigh
Recorded at Beech Park Studio, Ireland
Engineered by Philip Begley
Lead vocal: Aoife Ni Fhearraigh (appears courtesy of Gae-Linn Records)
Chorus: Iarlaith Carter, Stephen Mailey, Eimear Noone
, Meav Nt Mhaolchatha, John McNamara
, Cathal Clinch, Rachel Talbot
, Sinead Fay, Sylvia O'Brieniarlaith Carter, Ewan Cowley
Musicians: Declan Masterson
(as Deelan Masterson) (low pipe, bouzouki), James Blennerhassett
(double bass), John Fitzpatrick (fiddle), Noel Bridgeman
(percussion), Rika Muranaka
(keyboards) See more