Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance Information FAQ/Walkthrough
Version 0.90 (1.10.03)
Written by Muni Shinobu (muni_shinobu@yahoo.com)



METAL GEAR SOLID 2 SUBSTANCE


Version : Japan, Playstation2
Release Date : December 19, 2002
Disk : 1 DVD (dual layer, single side)
Dialogue : English
Subtitles : English / Japanese


MGS2 Substance does not recognize MGS2 SOL save file.

If you have a The Document of MGS2 save file, all characters, modes, and
levels will be unlocked initially. (more info below)

MGS2 Substance contains:
- MGS2 Sons of Liberty in it's entirity
  (including Casting Theater, Boss Survival, etc.)
5 Snake Tales
358 VR Missions
153 Alternate Missions
2 Skateboarding Stages


How to unlock characters in Mission Mode:
Snake - initially available
Pliskin - Snake 50% clear
Tuxedo Snake - Snake & Pliskin both 100% clear
MGS1 Snake - Tuxedo Snake 100% clear
Raiden - initially available
Ninja Raiden - Raiden 50% clear
Nude Raiden - Raiden & Ninja Raiden both 100% clear

How to unlock question mark (???) stages and unavailable levels:
Clear all the stages above the ??? stage or the unavailable level, and the
??? stage or the unavailable level will be unlocked.

If you have a The Document of MGS2 save file, all characters, stages, and
levels will be unlocked initially. (more info below)


After clearing Sons of Liberty once, regardless of difficulty:
European Extreme difficulty is added.
Boss Survival Mode is added.
Casting Theater is added.
DG Camera is added to the item inventory in the next game.


SOL Difficulty Comparison
JP Easy = US Very Easy
JP Normal = US Easy
JP Hard = US Normal
JP Very Hard = US Hard
JP Extreme = US Extreme
JP European Extreme = US European Extreme

New European Extreme is added in Substance
Compared with JP SOL Extreme, European Extreme gives players half the Life
Bar, half the weapon ammo capacity, no rations, enemy vision is twice as
good, wake up in half the time, and does more damage to the player with
their attacks.

The game difficulty of Japanese PS2 Substance is the same as the US Xbox
Substance.

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SNAKE TALES

No radar.
Acquirable weapons, ammos, and rations are limited.
Harder than regular game.
After Stage Clear, when you re-play a stage, weapons are in possession
initially.
Recommend saving rations and ammo as much as possible, and never mess with
enemy soldiers that make regularly timed radio contacts.

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1. A Wrongdoing

Strut A Roof
Ration above crate.
1 soldier, no radio contact.
The enemy starts at the bottom left, just get the ration and head
downstairs.

Strut A Pump Room
Ration and Box3 in the bottom room.
3 soldiers, no radio contact.
Just get the ration and leave, it's not necessary to get the cardboard box.

FA Connecting Bridge
Stun Grenade at Strut A side lower level.
1 soldier, 2 cyphers.
If you can't manage to cross the bridge stealthily, it's okay to be
discovered, just run pass, it's quick and easy.

Strut F Warehouse
USP Bullet in bottom right room (1F).
Book in bottom left room (1F).
Claymore in middle right room (1F).
Chaff Grenade in middle left room (1F).
Stun Grenade in top right room (1F).
USP Bullet at the bottom right of B1.
Box4 in bottom right room (B1).
Ration in bottom left room (B1).
4 soldiers.
Radio contact by soldier on 1F.
After gathering the items in the area, enter 1F top left room to find Ames.
Receive USP, Coolant, Card1, SensorA.

EF Connecting Bridge
No items.
4 cyphers.
Shoot down the cyphers with the USP to advance.
There are no claymores on the floor.

Shell 1 Core 1F
D Mic and Chaff Grenade in the lockers.
USP Bullet near the left side door.
2 soldiers, 2 cameras.
Head to the room at the bottom of the area and get the D Mic.
Use a book on the soldier in front of the room.

Shell 1 Core B1
Stun Grenade in the right room.
Chaff Grenade and Ration in the left room.
3 soldiers.
If you need the ration, try to get it. If not, just head directly into the
hall.

Shell 1 Core B1 Hall
M9 Bullet at bottom right.
USP Bullet at bottom left.
Ration under table.
1 soldier.
You are looking for Jennifer.
You are not in disguise, so you must not be seen.
Jennifer is the only young woman in the room, look for where she is first
then go directly to her.
Receive Card2.
Head for B2 to dis-arm the bomb there.

Shell 1 Core B2 Computer Room
Book in left side locker.
Bandage in right side locker.
4 soldiers.
Deal with the soldiers one by one, you can kill them, tranquilize them, hide
them in lockers, anything you want.
The bomb is under the computer in the center of the room.
After you dis-arm the bomb, head for Strut E Heliport.

Strut E 1F Parcel Room
USP Bullet at bottom right.
Ration under the table at bottom left.
3 soldiers, 2 cameras.
If you can't manage to pass through the room stealthily, it's okay to be
discovered, but try to escape without receiving any damage.

Strut E Heliport
Claymore at the end of the lower level.
Defeat Fatman to clear this Snake Tale.

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2. Big Shell Evil

Strut E Heliport
No items.
3 soldiers.
It will seem like no enemy soldiers are in the area, but there actually are.
Advance slowly and carefully or you will be noticed.

Strut E 1F Parcel Room
Box5 at top right.
Ration
Stun Grenade
3 soldiers.
1 of them makes radio contacts.
Try to get to the DE Connecting Bridge un-noticed.
If you must kill, at least leave the radio contact soldier alive.

DE Connecting Bridge
Stun Grenade and USP Bullet on Strut E side.
2 soldiers, no radio contact.
If you can't manage to cross the bridge stealthily, it's okay to be
discovered, just run pass, it's quick and easy.

Strut D Sediment Pool
M9 near the staircase.
Ration at the center of the upper level.
Bandage at the right side of the upper level.
USP Bullet at the left of the upper leve.
3 soldiers.
The soldier at the lower level makes radio contacts.
Make sure you get the M9, then head for Strut C.

CD Connecting Bridge
No items.
2 soldiers.
If you can't manage to cross the bridge stealthily, it's okay to be
discovered, just run pass, it's quick and easy.

Strut C Dining Hall
M9 Bullet in women's room.
Stun Grenade in men's room.
USP Bullet in men's room.
1 soldier.
In the food storage area you will find Emma.
Lots of soldiers will appear, find an area convenient for battle.
After killing a certain number of soldiers, the battle wil be over.

BC Connecting Bridge
Chaff Grenade is along the way.
1 soldier, 1 cypher.

Strut B Transformer Room
Ration inside locker.
USP Bullet inside locker.
USP Bullet near the Node.
2 soldiers after the event.
After you access the Node, an event will start.
Be careful of the soldiers that appear after the event.
Head for Strut F.
You can't pass through the Strut A route, so head back the way you came.

Strut F 1F Warehouse
Claymores and Grenade in top right room (1F).
USP Bullets and Ration in top left room (1F).
Stun Grenades in bottom right room (1F).
M9 Bullet in bottom left room (1F).
1F middle left room is inaccessible.
M4 and M4 Bullets in top room (B1).
USP Suppressor in bottom right room (B1).
4 soldiers.
Emma is in the 1F middle right room.

Strut E
After the event, unlimited enemy soldiers will appear.
Take Emma and head for the DE Connecting Bridge.
Use the M4 or Stun Grenade to advance.
If you have a surplus of Rations, you can try just breaking through head on.

Shell 1 - 2 Connecting Bridge
Defeat the Harrier and this Snake Tale is cleared.

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3. Confidential Legacy

Aft Deck
Chaff Grenade at the left on the highest level.
Wet Box at the center of the highest level.
3 soldiers. 1 in front, 1 to the left, and 1 on the highest level.
Enter through the door at the middle level left side.

Deck A Crew's Quarters
Ration inside locker.
USP Bullet inside locker.
Medicine inside locker.
2 soldiers.
Avoid the soldiers and pass through the area into the Lounge.

Deck A Crew's Lounge
AKS-74U inside the counter.
Books at the left of room.
AK Bullet in the left room.
M4 Bullet
3 soldiers.

Deck B Crew's Quarters
M4 by the right side staircase.
AK Bullet by the right side staircase.
M4 Bullet near the left side staircase.
3 soldiers. 1 at the top, 1 at the right side, and 1 at the bottom.
Head for the left side staircase to go upstairs to Deck C.

Deck C Crew's Quarters
Thermal Goggles at the deep end.
1 soldier, 3 cameras.
You don't really need the Thermal Goggles, so just head upstairs if you want
to save time.

Deck D Crew's Quarters
AK Bullet at top left corner of the area.
M4 Bullet at bottom left corner of the area.
Box1 inside the right room.
3 soldiers. 2 in the left room, 1 in the right room.
The left room will be difficult to pass through un-harmed, so go through the
right side where the bomb is.

Deck E Bridge
Ration inside the bridge.
Meryl appears.
Get the Ration and head for the Engine Room.

Engine Room
Pentazemin in the starting room.
Night Vision Goggles in the starting room.
PSG1 at the right side lower level.
USP Bullet in front of the poster.
PSG1-T near the left side lockers.
4 soldiers. 2 at the right side, 2 at the left side.
In front of the door to Deck 2 are bomb traps. Use the USP to destroy the
trigger devices, there are 3 in all.

Deck 2 Port & Starboard
USP Suppressor, AK Bullet, M4 Bullets, and M9 Bullet along the path.
No soldiers.
After picking up the ammo on the Starboard side, get ready for the battle
with Gurlukovich Soldiers.
After the battle, make your way back to Deck E Bridge where you met Meryl.

Deck E Bridge & Navigational Deck
Battle Meryl.
The difficulty is about the same as Hard with Olga.
Shoot her when she's moving from one spot to another and when she's about to
throw a grenade.
After you defeat Meryl this Snake Tale will be cleared.

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4. Dead Man Whispers

Strut F Warehouse
No items.
1 soldier.
There's nothing here, just head straight toward Strut B.

FA Connecting Bridge
Bandage at the Strut A side lower level.
2 soldiers.
If you run toward the other end without hesitation, the soldier will be
facing away from you when you pass by.

Strut A Pump Room
Bandage in right side locker.
Bandage in left side locker.
Stun Grenade on top of right staircase.
2 soldiers.
None of the items here are absolutely necessary, so if you think you can do
without them, just head straight toward Strut B.

AB Connecting Bridge
No items.
2 soldiers.
If you can't manage to cross the bridge stealthily, it's okay to be
discovered, just run pass, it's quick and easy.

Strut B Transformer Room
M4 Bullet along the way.
USP Bullet inside locker.
Ration inside locker.
No soldiers.
After the event, get the items and head toward Strut E.

BC Connecting Bridge
Chaff Grenade along the way.

Strut C Dining Hall
USP Bullet in women's room.
Bandage in men's room.
Stun Grenade in men's room.

Strut D Sediment Pool
Ration at the center of the upper level.
M4 Bullet at right side of the upper level.
Bandage at left side of the upper level.

Strut E Parcel Room
M4 Bullet under the conveyer belt.
Grenade at the center of the room.
Ration in the right room of lower level.
3 soldiers, 3 cameras.
Head for the ladders at the lower level right room.

Strut L Sewage Treatment Facility
2 soldiers.
Carefully sneak up from behind and take care of them.

KL Connecting Bridge
M9 at the Strut K side.
M4 Bullet at the entrance to the Core.
USP Bullet at the entrance to the Core.
2 soldiers, 2 cyphers.
If you don't plan to use the M9 in the upcoming Vamp battle, you don't need
to get the M9 at the far end of the bridge, just head straight for the Core.

Shell 2 Core 1F Air Purification Room
USP Bullet, Nikita Bullet, M9 Bullet, Nikita, Stun Grenade, M4 Bullets, and
Grenade along the way.
No soldiers.
After getting the Nikita, destroy the control device by shooting a nikita
missile through the ducts. Use the duct opening at the South of the area,
the one to the right.
The nikita missile flies faster when you're not moving it, you need this
speed-up to reach the control device.
Enter the room to start the event.
USP Bullet at the right end of the room.
Stun Grenade in duct.
After the event, ride the elevator and get ready for the battle with Vamp.
Defeat Vamp and this Snake Tale is cleared.

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5. Exernal Gazer

AB Connecting Bridge
Walk the top walkway to advance the story.

Engine Room
Bomb disposal.
Time Limit - 10:00
Bombs - 2
1) Right building, middle level, attached to the side of the walkway,
visible from the staircase between the lower and middle level.
2) Left building, upper level, attached to the wall right in front of the
door connecting to Deck 2.

Shell 1 Core
Elimitation.
Time Limit - 5:00
Enemy - 8

Strut C Dining Hall
Chaff Grenade in the women's room.
M9 Bullet in the men's room.

Strut B Transformer Room
M9 Bullet inside locker.
Stun Grenade near the Node.

AB Connecting Bridge
You'll need to take a photo of the Giant Gurlukovich Soldier.
Equip the camera and face the ocean. Once the Giant Gurlukovich Soldier's
upper body appears in view, frame it and shoot it.
After you successfully take the photo, the story will continue.
After the event, 4 soldiers will attack.
There is a Ration at the Strut B side.
Shoot a soldier then immediately roll toward him and knock him down and the
soldier will disappear right away.
After you defeat a certain number of soldiers the battle will be over.

Giant Gurlukovich Soldier Battle
Shoot the soldier with the Stinger or RGB6 and targets will appear.
Shoot the targets with the PSG1 or M4 quickly, if you don't do it quickly
the targets will disappear again.
The soldier will release a sound wave which will immobilize you, then shoot
out beams from his eyes which will take away approximately 1/4 of your full
life bar.
When immobilized, press L2 and R2 repeatedly to get out of it.
To avoid being immobilized, right before the sound wave hits, roll and you
won't be immobilized.
There's a funny trick to beating him easily. In the middle of the room are 3
blocks. Hide behind them and you'll be seen and attacked. Out of the broken
blocks will be some books. Take the book and place one on the floor and
stand beside it. Once the giant Gurlukovich soldier sees the book, you will
win the battle hilariously.

VR Mission
This is a trap set by Solidus, to enter VR switched into Raiden.
Pause the game and select "Exit" and you will escape from VR and continue
with the story.

Battle Metal Gear Ray
Just battle Metal Gear Ray like in the regular game.
You will receive 2 Rations.

Battle Solidus
Snake will battle Solidus bare-handed.
Solidus isn't as strong as in the regular game.
You will receive 2 Rations.
Before Solidus takes off his mechanical arms, punch-punch-kick in between
his actions so he won't guard.
After Solidus takes off his mechanical arms, the kick will usually miss, so
just punch-punch when you attack him.
When he does his fire dash, just roll out of the way when he turns toward
you. If you are confident with your control, you can roll toward Solidus as
he approaches you to knock him down.
Defeat Solidus and all 5 Snake Tales are cleared.

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VR MISSIONS

VR background color changes according to the PS2 internal clock.

When playing as MGS1 Solid Snake, the music from MGS1 VR Missions is played.

This VR walkthrough is written based on Snake's missions, but the VR Mission
stages are similar for all the characters, so to avoid becoming too
repetative, I did not write about all the characters' missions individually.

Different characters come with character specific differences such as
different initially equipped weapons (Snake has USP, Raiden has Socom, Ninja
has HF Blade, etc.), and stage difficulty differences such as slightly
different numbers of targets in Weapon Mode.



Sneaking Mode - Sneaking

Level 1
Initial Equipment - none
Time Limit - 2:00
Enemy - 1
There are 2 holes in front of the enemy soldier.
You are less likely to be seen if you stand flat against the wall.

Level 2
Initial Equipment - none
Tme Limit - 2:00
Enemy - 4
Be mindful of the routes of the enemies.
Quickly move to the bottom right.
The enemy in front of you will move to the left.
Wait for the enemy near the goal to turn his back, then roll and knock him
down and reach the goal.

Level 3
Initial Equipment - none
Time Limit - 2:20
Enemy - 4
Move according to the movements of the enemies.
Enter the hole near the enemy closest to you, exit from the North, enter the
hole there again and approach the goal. Be careful to exit only after the
enemies have passed.

Level 4
Initial Equipment - Magazine x10
Time Limit - 2:20
Enemy - 4
Attract the enemies' attention and change their routes to create a path for
yourself.
In other words, knock on walls and use magazines. Make them go one way while
you go another.
You will have to either kill or faint the enemy near the goal.

Level 5
Initial Equipment - none
Time Limit - 2:40
Enemy - 5
Elude to pass by the enemies without being noticed.
From the middle right, elude and hang and move forward.
When the enemy near the goal turns his back, get back up and roll and knock
him down, then go for the goal.

Level 6
Initial Equipment - none
Time Limit - 2:40
Enemy - 4
Be careful not to make sound when walking or leave footprints on the floor.
Also be careful of floor trap holes.
First step on sound making floors to attract the enemy's attention.
Then cross the trap floor and go up.
To the right are sound floor and enemy.
The enemy is surveying top and bottom alternatingly.
When he's looking down, roll across the sound floor and immediately crawl
toward the right.
Wait till the enemy there to look down, then head for the goal.

Level 7
Initial Equipment - none
Time Limit - 2:40
Enemy - 4
Make use of the lockers.
Immediately hide the fainted enemy into a locker, if he wakes up, the
mission fails.
Follow the 2 enemies, when they turn right, go down.
Hide in the locker at the bottom right.
When the enemy near the goal turns his back, roll and knock him out and head
for the goal.

Level 8
Initial Equipment - M9 x16, USP x16
Time Limit - 2:40
Enemy - 4
Beware of camera surveillance.
Go up the stairs from the right.
If you move quickly you will just avoid the camera's view.
Shoot the enemy ahead with the M9.
Shoot the enemy near the goal with the M9.

Level 9
Initial Equipment - none
Time Limit - 5:00
Enemy - 4
Pick up the book and cardboard box.
Make use of the items to reach the goal.

Level 10
Initial Equipment - Magazine x10
Time Limit - 4:00
Enemy - 6
Make use of all the skills you've mastered to reach the goal.

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Sneaking Mode - Eliminate All

Level 1
Initial Equipment - none
Time Limit - 2:00
Enemy - 1
Eliminate the enemy without being seen, and then go for the goal.
You can either kill him, make him faint, or make him sleep.
Wait for the enemy to turn his back.
Pick up the M9, there's no time to aim with first person view, just shoot
him then immediately roll and knock him over and he will fall asleep right
away.
Head for the goal.

Level 2
Initial Equipment - none
Time Limit - 2:00
Enemy - 4
Just eliminate them all, then head for the goal.

Level 3
Initial Equipment - none
Time Limit - 2:20
Enemy - 4
Aim for the head, heart, or crotch to take them out with one shot.
First get the M9 at the bottom left.
Go upward without being seen by the enemy to the right.
Shoot the enemy at the top left.
Shoot the nearby enemy.
Shoot the enemy to the far right.
Approach the remaining enemy, he should be moving away from you, take him
out with one shot.
Head for the goal.

Level 4
Initial Equipment - USP
Time Limit - 2:20
Enemy - 4
Distract the enemy with items or by knocking on the wall or shooting the
wall.
Eliminate all the enemies then head for the goal.

Level 5
Initial Equipment - USP
Time Limit - 2:40
Enemy - 5
Knock out enemies by elude drop and elude return.

Level 6
Initial Equipment - USP
Time Limit - 2:40
Enemy - 4
Be careful of sound floors, wet floors, and trap floors.
First step on the sound floor nearby to attract the enemy to the right.
Go upward.
When the enemy goes left, cross the trap floor and get the M9.
Shoot the enemy behind you.
Shoot the top left enemy.
Move right, shoot the enemy on the top.
Take out the last enemy when his back is turned.
Head for the goal.

Level 7
Initial Equipment - USP
Time Limit - 2:40
Enemy - 4
Figure out the positions of the enemies, and take each one out accordingly.
If you shoot an enemy without killing him, you will enter Alert Mode and the
attack team will apear, so be careful, if you shoot, shoot to kill.

Level 8
Initial Equipment - USP
Time Limit - 2:40
Enemy - 5
Beware of camera surveillance.
First get the M9 at the bottom right then go up the stairs.
Don't mind the camera.
Shoot the enemy at the end.
Shoot the enemy below.
Quickly shoot the enemy near him.
Move to the top right, shoot the enemy near the goal.
Go to the goal.

Level 9
Initial Equipment - USP
Time Limit - 5:00
Enemy - 4
Make use of items to distract the enemies, then eliminate them all and head
for the goal.

Level 10
Initial Equipment - USP
Time Limit - 2:40
Enemy - 5
Make use of all the skills you've mastered to eliminate all the enemies and
reach the goal.
Shoot the enemy to the far left.
Quickly go up the nearby stairs at the bottom left of map.
Shoot the enemy at the end of the second floor.
Shoot the enemy you can see in the floor below.
Move forward and stop right in front of the sound floor.
Shoot the enemy you can see to the bottom of map.
Go down the stair to the right of map.
Hold up the enemy near the goal from behind, then shoot him.
Shoot the enemy ahead.
Goal.
All the above must be one shot kills, if you wasted even one bullet it won't
work.

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Weapon Mode

Shoot the center of targets to get higher points.
Consecutively destroy targets before the points disappear for the previous
target to get bonus points.
Shoot the orange targets that explode to instantly take out all the targets
surrounding it. But be careful when they are too close to you, their
explosion can hurt you.
Don't shoot the red targets, they take away points.


Weapon Mode - Hand Gun
Level 1, 1:00, 12 targets.
Level 2, 1:00, 12 targets.
Level 3, 1:30, 43 targets. (shoot the orange targets)
Level 4, 1:30, 17 targets. (don't shoot the red targets)
Level 5, 2:00, 60 targets.

Weapon Mode - Assault Rifle
Level 1, 1:00, 15 targets.
Level 2, 1:00, 12 targets.
Level 3, 1:30, 21 targets.
Level 4, 1:30, 42 targets.
Level 5, 2:30, 57 targets.

Weapon Mode - C4/Claymore
Level 1, 1:00, 2 targets.
Level 2, 1:00, 9 targets.
Level 3, 1:30, 11 targets.
Level 4, 1:30, 10 targets.
Level 5, 1:30, 15 targets.

Weapon Mode - Grenade
Level 1, 1:00, 3 targets.
Level 2, 1:00, 4 targets.
Level 3, 2:00, 8 targets.
Level 4, 2:30, 8 targets.
Level 5, 3:00, 10 targets.

Weapon Mode - PSG-1
Level 1, 1:30, 9 targets.
Level 2, 1:30, 10 targets.
Level 3, 2:00, 18 targets.
Level 4, 2:00, 13 targets.
Level 5, 4:00, 21 targets.

Weapon Mode - Stinger
Level 1, 1:00, 3 targets.
Level 2, 2:00, 12 targets.
Level 3, 2:00, 15 targets.
Level 4, 2:30, 12 targets.
Level 5, 3:00, 38 targets.

Weapon Mode - Nikita
Level 1, 1:00, 3 targets.
Level 2, 1:30, 4 targets.
Level 3, 2:00, 5 targets.
Level 4, 2:00, 1 target.
Level 5, 2:30, 1 target.

Weapon Mode - No Weapon
Level 1, 1:00, 8 targets.
Level 2, 1:00, 11 targets.
Level 3, 1:30, 30 targets.
Level 4, 1:30, 15 targets.
Level 5, 2:00, 40 targets.

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Variety Mode

Level 6
Immediately run up to the short block wall on the right.
When the soldier turns his head to his right, run, up the block stairs, and
all the way to the last block wall at the right of the row.
When the soldier turns his head to his right, run North all the way to the
knee-high black block. Lean against it and kneel.
When the soldier to the North turns to his left side, run to the building,
up the first flight of stairs, and up the second flight of stairs but not
all the way up, stop in the middle of the second flight of stairs so your
head is level with the third floor.
Look out the North windows.
The soldier will turn to his left. Wait.
The soldier will turn back toward you. Wait.
The soldier will turn to his right. Run quickly toward the door and lean
against the frame of the door.
Right at the instant when the soldier on the left starts to turn his head,
run out the door and up the stairs. Immediately do a roll and crawl, and
crawl to the goal.

Level 7
Metal Giant Soldier.
Avoid the searchlight.
Shoot the metal soldier's head with the Stinger. After the head is on the
ground, continue shooting it with the Stinger until it falls into the hole
at the other end of the room. After this, small bombs will drop down from
the neck of the metal soldier. Avoid the searchlight and roll out of the way
of the small bombs as they fly toward you.
Repeat 3 times and the giant metal soldier will be defeated.

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VR MISSIONS (RAIDEN)


First Person View Mode

Variety Mode

Level 6
Immediately run, all the way to the right, up the block stairs. Stop at the
first wall after the block stairs.
When the soldier turns his head to his right, run, all the way to the second
wall from the bottom. Lean on the wall to look at the soldier.
When the soldier turns his head to his right, run, all the way to the
building, up the first flight of stairs, and up the second flight of stairs.
But don't go all the way up the second flight of stairs, stop at the middle
so your head is just on the level of the third floor. Look out the windows
to the North.
The soldier will turn toward you. Wait.
The soldier will turn to his left. Go up the stairs a little bit and look
out the window to the Northwest.
When the soldier there turns toward you, run up the stairs and out the door
on the left, and up th flight of stairs. Run to the right, at the gap
between the buildings flip across and run for the goal.

Level 7
During the Giant Gurlukovich Soldier battle, hide behind the 3 blocks in the
center of the room, you'll be spotted, hold a direction and quickly tap the
R2 button and you'll move just before the eye flashes hit. Out of the right
block of the 3 will be some books. Pick up the books and put one on the
floor. Stand beside the book and you'll win the battle easily.

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VR MISSIONS (PLISKIN)


Variety Mode

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VR MISSIONS (MGS1 SNAKE)


Variety Mode

Level 7
Giant Soldier.
Avoid the punch of the giant soldier by running to the side the soldier is
not punching.
Shoot the big metal pan on top of the giant soldier's head. After breaking
one of the sides of the support, the giant soldier will sneeze. The sudden
puff of air from the giant soldier's sneeze will blow you off the platform.
Stand behind the wall to get out of the way of the sneeze.
Continue shooting the metal pan. When all the supports are gone, the metal
pan will fall, and the giant soldier will be defeated.

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ALTERNATIVE MISSIONS


Bomb Disposal Mode - Snake

Level 1
Time Limit - 7:00
Bombs - 3
1) Bottom right of map, lower level where the 2 soldiers are, attached to
the roof of that area. Stand on top of the crates to reach the bomb.
2) Room with the 2 gun-cameras, inside the duct on the right wall.
3) Top right of the entire area, attached under the box on the wall.

Level 2
Time Limit - 10:00
Bombs - 2
1) Right building, middle level, attached to the side of the walkway,
visible from the staircase between the lower and middle level.
2) Left building, upper level, attached to the wall right in front of the
door connecting to Deck 2.

Level 3
Time Limit - 15:00
Bombs - 3
1) Stomach, under the small monitor stand facing the torture machine.
2) Jejunim, on top of the big crate at the end of the hall. Reach it from
the upper level walkway.
3) Ascending Colon, on the wall halfway between the door you entered and the
Southern door, on the left hand side.

Level 4
Time Limit - 20:00
Bombs - 5
1) Deck A Lounge, behind the second row of wine bottles.
2) Aft Deck, lower level, top left corner of the area, look up.
3) Deck B Quarters, right staircase, go up to the dead end and turn around.
4) Deck C Quarters, in front of the center staircase, attached to the top of
the door frame on the left.
5) Deck D Quarters, in the room on the right, under the sleeping soldier.

Level 5
Time Limit - 25:00
Bombs - 7
1) Strut B, inside the right transformer room, attached under the top
transformer. Go to the lower level and spray toward the catwalk.
2) BC Bridge, outside Strut B, on top of the doorway.
3) Strut C, men's room, on the wall on top of the left toilet.
4) CD Bridge, Strut C side, on the left hand side where the board railing
turns into bar railing, attached to the edge of the board railing on the
outside.
5) CD Bridge, Strut C side, go down to the bottom of the stairs, look left
toward the bottom of the upper catwalk.
6) Strut D, lower level, from the bottom left corner of the area, look
Southward.
7) Strut D, lower level, at the bottom right door, look up.

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Bomb Disposal Mode - Pliskin

All of Pliskin's bombs will explode if you get closer than 2M from the bomb,
so spray them from a distance.

Level 1
Time Limit - 7:00
Bombs - 2
1) Bottom right of map, lower level where 2 soldiers are, look up at the
right wall.
2) Attached to the right side of the cold drink machine.

Level 2
Time Limit - 10:00
Bombs - 2
1) Right wall of the area with the Raven figure, on top of the row of
machines.
2) Left side building, middle level, right in front of the bridge connecting
the left building with the center island.

Level 3
Time Limit - 15:00
Bombs - 3
1) Stomach, attached to the light atop the torture machine.
2) Jejunum, on top of the bottom right staircase. You can't get to it from
the bottom right, you have to go up the top left staircase and reach to the
bomb from the upper level walkway.
3) Ascending Colon, under the ration.

Level 4
Time Limit - 20:00
Bombs - 4
1) Deck A Lounge, bottom left corner of the big glass, on the other side.
2) Deck A Quarters, top side of the center lockers.
3) Deck C Quarters, right room, in the duct at the top left corner of that
room.
4) Deck D Quarters, dining area, attached to the back of the top left chair.

Level 5
Time Limit - 25:00
Bombs - 5
1) Strut B, in the middle locker, shoot down the locker door to reveal the
bomb.
2) BC Bridge, outside of Strut B, to the left side of the bridge.
3) Strut C, dining area, top table, on the bottom left chair.
4) CD Bridge, attached on the bottom of the Strut D side staircase. Get to
it from the Strut C side lower level, be careful of 2 trap floors.
5) Strut D, under the platform of the Shell 1 Shell 2 door.

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Bomb Disposal Mode - Tuxedo Snake

All of Tuxedo Snake's bombs will explode if you get closer than 2M from the
bomb, so spray them from a distance.

Level 1
Time Limit - 7:00
Bombs - 2
1) President's room, attached to the right side of the destroyed electric
floor device at the top right corner of the room.
2) Bottom right of map, lower level where the 2 soldiers are, inside the
left duct.

Level 2
Time Limit - 10:00
Bombs - 2
1) Right building, lower level, under the Northern end of the walkway. Spray
the bomb from the center island.
2) Left building, lower level, area with the big crate, in the alcove at the
top left corner of that platform.

Level 3
Time Limit - 15:00
Bombs - 3
1) Stomach, left torture room, don't go in, stand at the open door and look
up.
2) Jejunum, left of the third soldier, attached to the right arm of a Ray.
3) Jejunum, under the big crate at the Northern end of the hall.

Level 4
Time Limit - 20:00
Bombs - 4
1) Deck A Lounge, sofa area, on the right sofa. Spray the bomb from behind
the plant.
2) Aft Deck, starboard (right) side, middle level, top right corner. Face
the semi-cylindrical machine, look at the floor to the bottom right.
3) Deck B Quarters, left side staircase, under the staircase are 2 oxygen
tanks, the bomb is under the one next to the wall.
4) Deck D Quarters, on the wall of the stairs going up to the Bridge.
Approach the bomb from the bottom right.

Level 5
Time Limit - 25:00
Bombs - 11
1) Strut B, left hallway, on the wall to the left of the second circuit box.
2) BC Bridge, Strut C side, on the back of the round tank on the right side
of the entrance.
3) Strut C, bottom right corner of the row of plants, spray the bomb from
the North side.
4~9) CD Bridge, outside Strut C, beside the word "C".
10) Strut D, center island, behind the metal fence, approach from the bottom
left walkway.
11) Strut D, center island, attached on the round tank, approach from the
top walkway.

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Bomb Disposal Mode - MGS1 Snake

Sensor B bombs will explode if you get closer than 2M from the bomb, so
spray them from a distance.
Sensor A bombs are safe to get close to.

Level 1
Time Limit - 7:00
Bombs - 3
1) Sensor B. President's room, crawl into the duct at the bottom left of the
room, turn left, the bomb is on the right around the next corner.
2) Sensor B. Room with the cold drink machine, on the back of the soldier in
that room.
3) Sensor A. Room with the cold drink machine, under the table.

Level 2
Time Limit - 10:00
Bombs - 3
1) Sensor B. Center island, lower level, North end among the machines. First
look for the bomb from the right building lower level to be certain of its
exact location.
2) Sensor A. Center island, upper level, at the North end of the row of
steam pipes.
3) Sensor B. Left building, middle level, under the staircase going up to
the upper level.

Level 3
Time Limit - 15:00
Bombs - 3
1) Sensor B. Stomach, under the table beside the chair to the top right of
the torture machine.
2) Sensor B. Jejunum, 4 crates near the North end of the hall, from the top
right crate go to the edge railing, look up and to the right.
3) Sensor B. Ascending Colon, from the door you entered, go North, the bomb
is beside the second light.

Level 4
Time Limit - 20:00
Bombs - 4
1) Sensor A. Deck A Lounge, bar area, on the ceiling on top of the ice
bucket.
2) Sensor A. Deck B Quarters, on top of the right door to the Lounge that
doesn't open.
3) Sensor B. Aft Deck, starboard (right) side, square platform with a crate
and a pole on it, the bomb is attached to the North side of the crate.
Approach the bomb from the North.
4) Sensor A. Deck D Quarters, right room, inside the box of potatoes on the
top shelf.

Level 5
Time Limit - 25:00
Bombs - 8
1) Sensor A. Strut B, behind the two cardboard boxes in front of the
lockers.
2) Sensor A. BC Bridge, attached to the bottom of the broken part of the
bridge. Stand on the main bridge North of the broken bridge and spray from
there.
3) Sensor B. Strut C, on the back of the soldier patrolling the kitchen and
dining area.
4) Sensor A. Strut C, kitchen area, inside the top bucket under the center
table.
5) Sensor A. CD Bridge, on top of the cypher.
6) Sensor B. Strut D, on the back of the radio contact soldier on the lower
level.
7) Sensor B. Strut D, lower level, bottom right corner, on the floor just
beyond the railings.
8) Sensor A, Strut D, upper level, bottom right corner, attached to the
outside of the board railing. Spray the bomb from the lower level.

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Bomb Disposal Mode - Raiden

Level 1
Time Limit - 7:00
Bombs - 2
1) On the crates in front of the HI Bridge door.
2) Top left corner of the president's room, on top of the shelves beside the
pipes.

Level 2
Time Limit - 10:00
Bombs - 2
1) On top of the left locker in front of the Raven figure.
2) Center island, left side, on the floor under the middle level stairs.

Level 3
Time Limit - 15:00
Bombs - 3
1) Stomach, inside the sink beside the toilet.
2) Jejunum, to the right of the second soldier, attached to the bottom of
the upper walkway.
3) Ascending Colon, on top of the door you entered.

Level 4
Time Limit - 20:00
Bombs - 5
1&2) Deck A Lounge, on the backs of the 2 sitting soldiers. Sneak up on them
from behind and spray the bombs, then immediately hold them up. Deal with
them as you please.
3) Deck A Quarters, inside the left bottom locker.
4) Deck B Quarters, bottom area, right side, in the alcove at the bottom
left of that passage.
5) Deck D Quarters, dining area, kitchen, attached to the second pan from
right.

Level 5
Time Limit - 25:00
Bombs - 5
1) Strut B, in the right transformer room, attached to the roof on the top
right of the Northern door.
2) BC Bridge, on the door frame outside Strut C.
3) Strut C, women's room, enter the door and look right.
4) CD Bridge, Strut C side, lower level, on the handrail to the right of the
trap floor
5) Strut D, attached to the roof on top of the platform at the North of the
room.

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Bomb Disposal Mode - Ninja Raiden

Sensor B bombs will explode if you get closer than 2M from the bomb, so
spray them from a distance.
Sensor A bombs are safe to get close to.

Level 1
Time Limit - 7:00
Bombs - 2
1) Sensor B. Bottom right of map, lower level where the 2 soldiers are,
inside the right duct on the wall.
2) Sensor B. The president's room, inside the duct directly facing the
entrance of the room.

Level 2
Time Limit - 10:00
Bombs - 2
1) Sensor B. Right building, lower level, on the left side of the small
crate at the side of the platform. Reach it from the center island, lower
level.
2) Sensor A. Lower level, attached on the wall at the bottom left of the
entire area.

Level 3
Time Limit - 15:00
Bombs - 3
1) Sensor B. Stomach, under the torture machine.
2) Sensor B. Jejunum, upper level, right walkway, on top of the hole,
attached to the bottom of the head of a Ray.
3) Sensor B. Jejunum, lower level, to the side of the top left staircase.
Reach it from above.

Level 4
Time Limit - 20:00
Bombs - 5
1) Sensor B. Deck A Lounge, on top of the stairs in the middle of the room.
You can't reach it from here, you must go outside and get to the bomb from
above.
2) Sensor A. Aft Deck, port (left) side, attached to a pole reachable from
the upper level.
3) Sensor B. Deck B Quarters, bottom left of the entire area, attached to
the roof, reach the bomb from bottom right.
4) Sensor A. Deck C Quarters, right room, behind the tilted crates.
5) Sensor B. Deck D Quarters, dining area, in the kitchen area, above the
stoves at the top left corner.

Level 5
Time Limit - 25:00
Bombs - 5
1) Sensor A. Strut B, on the wall among the pipes in between the 2 cameras.
2) Sensor B. BC Bridge, attached to the broken portion of the bridge, on a
steel bar sticking out on the right side.
3) Sensor B. Strut C, kitchen area, inside the cardboard box on the counter
containing the potatoes. Shoot the box to open it, then spray the bomb
that's revealed.
4) Sensor A. CD Bridge, lower level, attached to the bottom of the trap
floor on the Strut D side. First step on the trap floor to make it fall,
then spray the bomb from the opposite side.
5) Sensor B. Strut D, lower level, under the staircase at the top of the
room. You can't reach the lower level through the stairs, you must hang and
drop to the lower level, then go up to the bomb.

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Elimination Mode

The stages here are the same as the Eliminate All stages in VR Missions
Sneaking Mode, except here you can be discovered.

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Hold Up Mode

Hold up all the enemies in the stage.

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Photograph Mode - Snake

Level 1
Take photograph of one of the posters in one of the lockers.

Level 2
Take photograph of the poster on one of the computer screens being operated
by a soldier. You can kill the soldier after he accesses the poster to take
the photograph leisurely.

Level 3
Take photograph of the poster that fits the silhouette in one of the
lockers.

Level 4
From the top left level of the Engine Room, look toward the opposite top
right level. Wait for the right pose and take the photograph.

Level 5
Take a photograph of the poster on the wall in the adjacent room.

Level 6
Take a photograph of the president through the window. Get a good view of
his face and take the photograph.

Level 7
Find the right poster and take the photograph according to instructions.

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Photograph Mode - Raiden

Level 1
On top of the locker at the right wall. Stand a little distance away from
the locker and take the photograph.

Level 2
Take a photograph of the soldier jumping up when he sees the book you placed
on the floor. You need the soldier at an angle, so place the book as close
to the right wall as possible.

Level 3
Take a photograph of the ! sign on top of the soldier's head. Shoot a
magazine from the magazine stand. When the soldier notices the magazine on
the floor, take the photograph.

Level 4
Take a photograph of the rotating stars on the head of a fainted soldier.
Knock him out and take the photograph.

Level 5
He's the one that doesn't appear on the radar. He's right in front of you on
the deck below. Hang and drop to the lower level and take the photograph.

Level 6
The body is in the second room down the hall. Shoot out the light then
quickly equip the camera and get ready to take the photograph.

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SKATEBOARDING

Available initially.
Can choose to play as either Snake or Raiden.


Snake
After game start, destroy the 1st Cypher to the backward right by
jump+square(x2).
After destroying the 1st Cypher, perform a skill and land. Also jump+square
during landing.
Continue toward the downhill in the center and slide down.
Go down the left side of the connecting bridge, at the corner turn right, be
careful of the hole along the way. Grind along the handrail on the way to
the 1st Event.
To get the 2nd Event, return by the path you came from, be careful of the
hole, grind along the way.
Return to the connecting bridge, grind on the center pipe and get the 1st
Dog Tag.
Continue going up the hill and turn left. At the center of the field there,
jump+square(x2) to destroy the 2nd Cypher.
Continue the path and get the 2nd Dog Tag.
To get the next thing uphill, after getting the 2nd Dog Tag, while
accelerating, jump onto the rail, then jump again to the other side.
Return the way you came, grind along the way, back to the field, grind on
the handrail on the left and get the 3rd Dog Tag.
Continue the path to get the 3rd Event.
Go up the stairs in front of you after getting the 3rd Event to get up to
the roof.
On the roof, get the 4th Dog Tag, destroy the 3rd Cypher, and get the 4th
Event.
All missions are cleared.
If you have 8000 points and 150 meters of grind distance, you should receive
A score.
At this point, there's a rope near the stairs, you can grind on it back to
the starting point to get more grind distance and skill points.


Raiden
Heliport, near the stairs, operate the crane.
After crane, go up heliport crate, get the Thing.
4 Rations
 - starting location, down
 - starting location, handrail for grinding, atop
 - 2 around the heliport, not hard to get
4 Cyphers
 - starting location, near the handrail for grinding
 - 2 near the curved handrail
 - near the stairs

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CASTING THEATER

Unlock by completing both chapters of Sons of Liberty once, in any
difficulty.

View movie sequences from the main game.
You can switch in different characters to play the different roles.

In addition to the choices previously available in the Casting Theater of
SOL, new characters are added:
Ninja, Otakon, Meryl, Substance version MGS1 Snake, Ninja Raiden

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BOSS SURVIVAL

Unlock by completing both chapters of Sons of Liberty once, in any
difficulty.

Play the boss battles from the main game.
You can choose to play as Snake or Raiden.

In addition to the stages previously available in the Boss Survival of SOL,
new versus Tanker Soldier and Arsenal Tengu battles are added.

The Boss Battles in order are:
1. Olga
2. Tanker Soldiers
3. Fatman
4. Harrier
5. Vamp
6. Tengus
7. Metal Gear Ray
8. Solidus


Current top score owner:

Snake
http://www.konamijpn.com/products/mgs2_sub/boss/rank.php?ver=0&plat=0&player
=0&lev=2&age=-1&sex=-1&region=-1&lang=0

Raiden
http://www.konamijpn.com/products/mgs2_sub/boss/rank.php?ver=0&plat=0&player
=1&lev=2&age=-1&sex=-1&region=-1&lang=0

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(The following is not personally confirmed yet, a friend has my Document,
and I didn't keep a save file. This message will be removed when the
following info is personally confirmed, in a couple of weeks.)

With save file from The Document of MGS2, hidden elements are unlocked
initially.
Info from Dengeki Playstation Vol.225.

1. All characters become available initially.
Hidden characters which normally would only be unlocked after 50% or 100%
cleared, they become available initially.

Normally:
Snake - initial
Pliskin - Snake 50% clear
Tuxedo Snake - Snake & Pliskin both 100% clear
MGS1 Snake - Tuxedo Snake 100% clear

Raiden - initial
Ninja Raiden - Raiden 50% clear
Nude Raiden - Raiden and Ninja Raiden both 100% clear


2. All modes become available initially.
All game modes become unlocked, even Variety modes.


3. All levels become available initially.
Normally you would need to clear a level before the next level is available,
but now all levels are available initially.


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(Everything below are MGS2SOL info.)


Dog Tags

Tanker
Easy - 24
Normal - 26
Hard - 33
Very Hard - 35
Extreme - 34

Bandana = 30% collection (47 dog tags)
Stealth = 50% collection (76 dog tags)


Plant
Easy - 43
Normal - 44
Hard - 49
Very Hard - 52
Extreme - 54

Unlimited Wig = 30% collection (73 dog tags)
Stealth = 50% collection (121 dog tags)
Wig A (Orange) = 70% collection (170 dog tags)
Wig B (Blue) = 90% collection (218 dog tags)

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Cardboard Box Destinations
Box 1 - Strut C Dining Hall
Box 2 - Strut B Transformer Room
Box 3 - Strut A Pump Room
Box 4 - Strut F Warehouse B1
Box 5 - Strut E Parcel Room B1

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CODE NAMES

Requirements:
http://www.geocities.com/muni_shinobu/faq/mgs2_codename.html

Icons:
http://www.geocities.com/muni_shinobu/faq/mgs2_codeicon.html


Mission Records Main Page:
http://jpn00.konami.co.jp/products/mgs2/japanese/mr/index.html

All Dog Tags Front Page:
http://jpn00.konami.co.jp/products/mgs2/japanese/alldogtags/index.html

All Dog Tags Bonus Page:
http://jpn00.konami.co.jp/products/mgs2/japanese/alldogtags/bonus/main.html


Record Search Form
http://jpn00.konami.co.jp/products/mgs2/mr/result_viewer.php?lang=1 (SOL)
http://jpn00.konami.co.jp/products/mgs2_sub/mr/rank.php?lang=1 (Sub)

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* Personal thanks to Muni Masatsuki for his help and friendship.



This guide is written based on the Japanese version of the game
"Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance".


Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance official website:
http://www.konamijpn.com/products/mgs2_sub/index.html



This FAQ/Walkthrough can also be found at Muni Shinobu's FAQ Page:
http://www.geocities.com/muni_shinobu/faq/index.html



This Document Copyright 2003 Muni Shinobu