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Sex & Nudity

  • Occasional wallpapers of half naked women.
  • An easter egg involves a character caught on a codec conversation masturbating while looking directly at one of the posters mentioned above.
  • Also, in order to distract an enemy, the player can choose to leave a pornographic magazine in the enemy's path. It should be noted, however, that the player does not see anything explicit.

Violence & Gore

  • The game is filled with gun violence and gore. As the game progresses, the player has access to more powerful weapons. Shooting an enemy in the head with a lethal weapon results in blood splattering (same thing happens if you shoot them in the stomach or chest).
  • Many different scenes where there's dead bodies lying around and blood spattered everywhere (there's a reason why this game was given an 'M' rating in amaerica, and a "15" in the UK).


  • Mild language.".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • We see a character start to smoke a cigarette. The player also obtains cigarettes and has the choice to smoke them. Smoking them results in the Life Bar decreasing slowly, but stops trembling of the hand when sniping, allowing the player to kill things more easily.
  • One of the characters makes references to being a heavy drinker in the past.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are tons more scenes in the game that would never be suitable for kids.
  • Suggested MPAA Rating - R for violence


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • At a later point in the game, Raiden rescues President Johnson from his holding cell, and Johnson grabs Raiden's crotch, shocking Raiden, causing Johnson to be surprised that Raiden's a male due to his androgynous appearance.
  • Also, very late into the game, Raiden is stripped of everything, including his clothing, after being "Betrayed" and "Captured" by Mr. X/Cyborg Ninja/Olga Gurlukovich, and spends most of the level sneaking around while naked (covering his genitals with his hands) until he regroups with Snake and recovers his clothes. During the same sequence, if a guard walks in on Raiden being restrained, he'll make a comment that implies that he envies Raiden slightly regarding his genitalia size.
  • After the Harrier battle, one of the guards, while on sentry duty, decides to take care of business and pees off the side of the bridge (sorry, I wasn't sure where else to place this one.)

Violence & Gore

  • The main villain, Solidus Snake, strangles Olga Gurlukovitch and then shoots and kills her in the head with a P90 after learning of her betrayal.
  • In one scene when B1 Shell Core 2 is flooded, Raiden finds Peter Stillmanscorpse with blood around it.
  • Raiden slashes Solidus Snakes spine gallons of blood spurt out very disturbing and gory

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Emma Emmerich's death can be depressing. Otacon, who is Emma's brother, can frequently be seen mourning after this happens..
  • It may also be upsetting how Olga must die in order to ensure the safety of her child towards the end of the game.
  • The Patriots can be disturbing for their overwhelming lack of human empathy, and their revelation breaks the 4th wall, which may scare some players not acquainted with series creator Hideo Kojima's humor.
  • The scene where The Patriots explain their motives turns into an analysis of the human mind that some may find offensive or upsetting, as it indirectly insults the player's intellect.

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