Unlockables

  • ''I like______!'' Unlockables.

    To unlock these, choose the specified phrase when starting a new game.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    AUSCAM Camo.Choose "I like MGS1!"
    Banana Camo.Choose "I like MGS PEACE WALKER!"
    Desert Tiger Camo and Raiden Mask in the intro cutscene.Choose "I like MGS2!"
    DPM Camo.Choose "I like MGS4!"
    Flecktarn Camo, Green and Brown facepaints.Choose "I like MGS3!"
    Grenade Camo.Chose "I like all the MGS games!"
    Mummy Camo.Choose "I'm playing MGS for the first time!"

    Contributed By: OmegaZero633.

  • Boss Camos

    If you defeat a boss by deleting its stamina gauge or other tricks, you'll unlock bonus camos with unique abilities.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Animals CamoBeat Ocelot by reducing his stamina gauge to zero.
    Cold War CamoDefeat Volgin by reducing his stamina gauge to zero.
    Fire CamoDefeat The Fury by reducing his stamina gauge to zero.
    Hornet Stripe CamoDefeat The Pain by reducing his stamina gauge to zero.
    Moss CamoSneak up on The End and hold him up with a weapon.
    Snake CamoDefeat The Boss by reducing her stamina gauge to zero.
    Spider CamoDefeat The Fear by reducing his stamina gauge to zero.
    Spirit CamoDefeat The Sorrow by reaching the end of the river.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

  • Camera

    When you break out of the jail cell in Groznyj Grad, check the office across the hallway. You can acquire a camera that can take photos at any point in the mission. Beat the game, and it'll automatically be added to your inventory on your next playthrough.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    CameraAcquire the Camera in the Groznyj Grad jail, then beat the game.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

  • EZ Gun On Any Difficulty

    Throughout the game, there are many plants and fauna to collect. If you are able to successfully capture one of each type in the game ( 48 in total), you will unlock the EZ gun. The EZ gun is normally only available on easy mode. It gives you a minimum camo of 80%, has unlimited ammo and is a silenced tranquilizer that will restore your stamina as long as it is equipped. Note that you only have to obtain one of each type of plant/animal, and not actually eat them. The EZ gun does count as a special item so will disqualify you from obtaining some of the higher ranks in the game.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    EZ Gun on All DifficultiesCollect all the flora/fauna in the game

    Contributed By: yzman.

  • Facepaints and Camos

    Aside from the camos and paints you can find during the mission, several can be obtained after beating the game.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    AUSCAM Pattern CamoBeat the game.
    Banana Pattern CamoBeat the game.
    Brown Face PaintBeat the game.
    Desert Tiger Pattern CamoBeat the game.
    DPM Pattern CamoBeat the game.
    Flecktarn Pattern CamoBeat the game.
    Green Face PaintBeat the game.
    Grenade Pattern CamoBeat the game.
    Mummy Pattern CamoBeat the game.
    TuxedoBeat the game.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

  • Infinity Face Paint

    Before reaching Groznyj Grad, be sure to capture a Tsuchinoko alive. Keep it in a cage and do not eat it. After you reclaim your equipment at the waterfall, you'll have to recapture it in the same area. If you have a live Tsuchinoko in your inventory when you beat the game, you'll unlock the Infinity Face Paint, which gives all of your weapons infinite ammunition.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Infinity Face PaintBeat the game with a live Tsuchinoko in your inventory.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

  • International Flag Face Paints

    Successfully achieve all 27 rankings in the game and you will be rewarded with the international flag face paints from Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    American Flag Face PaintObtain All 27 Rankings
    English Flag Face PaintObtain All 27 Rankings
    French Flag Face PaintObtain All 27 Rankings
    German Flag Face PaintObtain All 27 Rankings
    Italian Flag Face PaintObtain All 27 Rankings
    Japanese Flag Face PaintObtain All 27 Rankings
    Soviet Flag Face PaintObtain All 27 Rankings
    Spanish Flag Face PaintObtain All 27 Rankings
    Swedish Flag Face PaintObtain All 27 Rankings

    Contributed By: yzman.

  • Rankings

    Depending on your performance during the mission, you'll unlock rankings after beating the game.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    BearBeat the game with 250 or more serious injuries
    CatBeat the game with 100 or more saves
    CentipedeBeat the game with 51 or more continues, 35 or less alert modes, and 100 or less people killed
    ChameleonBeat the game with no Alert Modes.
    Chicken Rank50 or more hours, 100 or more saves, 60 or more continues, 250 or more alert modes, 250 or more people killed, 250 or more serious injuries...
    CowBeat the game with 250 or more alert modes
    CrocodileBeat the game with 250 or more kills.
    DobermanBeat the game on Normal, under 5h30m, 5 alerts, no continues, and with Pigeon requirements
    EagleBeat the game in five hours or less.
    FoxBeat the game on hard, with less than 35 saves, 3 alerts, no life med's used, no continues, and with Pigeon, and Eagle requirements
    FoxHoundExtreme, 25 or less saves, 5 bars of life,no life med's,no special items used,no continues, and with Chameleon,Pigeon,Tortoise,and Eagle requirements
    Giant PandaBeat the game with 50 or more hours of play time
    HoundBeat the game under any difficulty with 6 hours or less, 10 alerts, no continues, no life meds, no special items
    JaguarBeat the game with 50 or less continues, 36 or more Alert Modes, and 100 or less kills.
    LeechBeat the game with a leech attached to your body.
    LeopardBeat the game with 51 or more continues, 36 or more alert modes, and 100 or less people killed
    PantherBeat the game with 50 or less continues, 36 or more Alert Modes, and 101 or more kills.
    PigBeat the game with 250 or more meals eaten
    PigeonBeat the game with 0 people killed
    PumaBeat the game with 51 or more continues, 36 or more alert modes, and 101 or more people killed
    ScorpionBeat the game with 50 or less continues, 35 or less Alert Modes, and 100 or less kills.
    SpiderBeat the game with 51 or more continues, 35 or less alert modes, and 101 or more people killed
    TarantulaBeat the game with 50 or less Continues, 35 or less Alert Modes, and 101 or more kills.
    TortoiseComplete the game with 20 or less Serious Injuries.
    TsuchinokoBeat the game with a live Tsuchinoko in your inventory.
    WhaleBeat the game having captured every captured plant and animal.
    YoshiBeat the game and shoot every Yoshi figure. Multiple clears are allowed.
  • Stealth Camouflage

    If you beat the game with absolutely no Alert Modes, you'll unlock the Stealth Camouflage. When equipped, it renders Snake invisible to guards.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Stealth CamouflageBeat the game with no Alert Modes.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

  • Unlockable Guns

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Mosin NagantDefeat The End by reducing his stamina gauge to zero.
    PatriotBeat the game once
    Single Action ArmySelect the gun on the right during Snake and Ocelot's final duel.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84 and ChaosTFox.

Easter Eggs

  • Figurines In Granin's Office

    During the cutscene in Granin's office, use the camera to pan around the room. You'll find figurines of Metal Gear REX, Metal Gear RAY, and Jehuty, which are from the previous Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders games respectively.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

Secrets

  • Reloading Faster

    Some weapons, such as the RPG-7, take a long time to reload. To skip the extra reloading animations, just equip another weapon, and then immediately switch back.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

  • Twirl the Colt Single Action Army!

    Once you get the Single Action Army, you can twirl it by moving the 3DS system while in FPS aiming mode. This allows you to show off Snake's skill with a revolver and distract Ocelot during your duel with him at Bolshaya Past Crevice. When you're in the open, twirl your revolver and Ocelot will respond with his own revolver tricks and commentary.

    Contributed By: OmegaZero633.

Enemy/Boss Tips

  • Confusing Volgin

    As soon as you start the fight against Volgin, equip the Raikov Mask. Volgin will then become confused, allowing you to walk right up to him and start attacking.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

  • Kill The End Early

    After walking through the cave and the river at Ponizovje, you'll see a cutscene. As soon as the cutscene ends, equip your SVD sniper rifle and aim it at The End. If you shoot quickly and accurately enough, you can kill The End and skip his boss battle later on. There will be a platoon of soldiers to fight instead.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

  • Skip The End Battle

    As soon as you start the battle with The End, save your game and quit. Go to the 3DS menu settings and change the system date to over one week in the future. When you return to the game, you'll find that The End has died of old age, allowing you to continue without fighting him.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

  • Skip The Sorrow Battle

    During the battle with The Sorrow, immediately lie down in the water. You'll eventually drown, thus prompting the Game Over screen. Instead of choosing the usual options, use the Revival Pill in your inventory; doing so skips the entire fight and allows you to continue the mission.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

Area/Level Hints

  • Escape The Jail Cell Easily

    During the part where Snake is locked up in a jail cell, access your radio and set the frequency to 144.75. Doing so automatically unlocks the cell door.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

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