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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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Hideo Kojima
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akio Ôtsuka ... Solid Snake (voice)
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ... Liquid Snake / Master Miller (voice)
Kyôko Terase Kyôko Terase ... Meryl Silverburgh (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Naomi Hunter (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Hal Emmerich - Otacon (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Roy Campbell (voice)
Houko Kuwashima ... Mei Ling (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Gray Fox (voice)
Eiko Yamada ... Nastasha Romanenko (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Revolver Ocelot (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori Yukitoshi Hori ... Vulcan Raven (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Psycho Mantis (voice)
Naoko Nakamura Naoko Nakamura ... Sniper Wolf / Computer (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Donald Anderson (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Kenneth Baker (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by Johnny

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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Naomi refers to Dr. Clark as a man. However, Clark is a woman. See more »

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Revolver Ocelot: [On phone, unseen] Yes sir. The entire unit was wiped out. Those two are still alive. The vector? Yes sir. FoxDie should become activated soon... Right on schedule. Yes sir. I recovered all of Rex's dummy warhead data... No sir. My cover is intact. Nobody knows who I really am. Yes the DARPA Chief knew my identity but he's been disposed of. Yes. Thank you. Good-bye... Mr. President.
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Alternate Versions

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Written & produced by Rika Muranaka
Additional choral arrangement by David Downes
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The Best Game EVER Made
30 April 2001 | by marinos theodoreSee all my reviews

It has been in production for more than four years and video gaming tradition has it that any game that stays that long in production is most likely to turn out bad.Well Metal Gear didn't follow this tradition.All those years were spent on making it perfect and the truth is that almost everything in this game is excellent!!!!First of all the story is simply brilliant with many unexpected twists.The voice acting is flawless all the actors are believable nad they have great accents which of course is something very rare for a video game. In other words if metal gear was a film it could win an Oscar!!!!Technically the game is awesome.Enemy A.I. works nice and the enemies are very smart and their behaviour is totally believable. For example if they spot you they will hunt you down and if you try to hide they won't hesitate to use grenades or call reinforcements in their attempt to kill you!! The graphics are nice and the strange camera angle may confuse you at the beginning but it never ever causes problems like the camera in Tomb Raider.Unfortunately the game isn't perfect (no game can ever be perfect) first of all the game is quite small it will only take you one week to finish it and secondly there are a lot of cutscenes between the action which may make it feel very movie like but they sometimes are very long and they seem to break up the action. So in conclusion metal gear is the closest you'll ever get to actually playing a big budget action and espionage movie it may not be the longest or hardest game out there but believe me when i say that it is worth each penny of the money you'll pay for it.


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