Unlockables

  • Alternate title screen.

    Beat the game once and the title screen will change.

    Contributed By: Pyro Vesten.

  • Boss Survival & Others (PAL Only)

    After completing the Full Game(Tanker & Plant) you can unlock some special features, but only in the PAL version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Boss SurvivalComplete the game once(Tanker & Plant)
    Demo TheaterComplete the game once(Tanker & Plant)
    European ExtremeComplete the game once(Tanker & Plant)

    Contributed By: Shift Breaker.

  • Digital Camera

    Beat the game and load the same game. you should have the camera in your inventory

    Contributed By: blastedhooligan.

  • Extreme Difficulty Mode

    Beat the game once and the Extreme difficulty level will be unlocked.

    Contributed By: NeoGamer.

  • Special Unlockables

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Bandana (gives you infinite ammo)Beat the game. Select Tanker. Get over 30 dog tags.
    Blue Wig (gives you infinite 02)Collect all the dog tags.
    Brown Wig (unlimited ammo for Raiden)Beat normal mode with more than 100 dog tags
    Orange Wig (infinite grip)Beat the game with 150 dog tags.
    ShaverGrip yourself over behind the caged fence when you start with Raiden.
    Stealth CamoBeat the game. Select "Tanker". Get more than 60 dog tags.
    Stealth Camo #2Beat the game with 120 dog tags.

    Contributed By: Mike277, WBirkin, MetalGearREX 000, and omlette.

  • Unlockable Ending Rankings

    Every difficulty setting has unique unlockable rankings that may be unlocked depending on your performance throughout the game. Below are the possible unlockable rankings and the requirements to unlock them.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Bat - Normal DifficultyTanker: 1 alert, Plant: 2 alerts, Tanker-Plant: 3 alerts
    Big Boss - Extreme Difficulty (Tanker-Plant)Radar off, under 3hr clear, Damage: under 10.5, Shots Fired: under 700, under 3 alerts, 0 kills, 0 continues, 0 rations, 0-8 saves, no special items
    Capybara - Normal DifficultyTanker: 5+ hours, Plant: 25+ Hours, Tanker-Plant: 30+ Hours
    Cat - Very Easy/Easy DifficultyTanker: 25+ saves, Plant: 75+ saves, Tanker-Plant: 100 + saves
    Chicken - Very Easy/Easy DifficultyRadar: off, 250+ alerts, 250+ kills, 60+ continues, 31+ rations used, 100+ saves
    Cow - All Difficulty LevelsTanker: 50+ Alerts, Plant: 200+ alerts, Tanker-Plant: 250+ alerts
    Deer - Normal DifficultyTanker: 25+ saves, Plant: 75+ saves, Tanker-Plant: 100 + saves
    Doberman - Hard Difficulty (Tanker-Plant)Under 3hr clear, under 3 alerts, 0 kills, 0 escapes, 0 continues, 0-3 rations, no special items
    Doberman - Normal Difficulty (Tanker-Plant)Radar off, under 3hr clear, Damage: under 10.5, Shots Fired: under 700, under 3 alerts, 0 kills, 0 continues, 0 rations, 0-8 saves, no special items
    Eagle - Extreme DifficultyTanker: 18 minutes or less, Plant: 2hrs 45 min or less, Tanker-Plant: 3hrs or less
    Elephant - Normal Difficulty31 Rations used
    Falcon - Normal DifficultyTanker: 18 minutes or less, Plant: 2hrs 45 min or less, Tanker-Plant: 3hrs or less
    Flying Fox - Hard DifficultyTanker: 1 alert, Plant: 2 alerts, Tanker-Plant: 3 alerts
    Flying Squirrel - Very Easy/Easy DifficultyTanker: 1 alert, Plant: 2 alerts, Tanker-Plant: 3 alerts
    Fox - Extreme Difficulty (Tanker-Plant)Under 3hr clear, under 3 alerts, 0 kills, 0 escapes, 0 continues, 0-3 rations, no special items
    Fox - Hard Difficulty (Tanker-Plant)Radar off, under 3hr clear, Damage: under 10.5, Shots Fired: under 700, under 3 alerts, 0 kills, 0 continues, 0 rations, 0-8 saves, no special items
    Gazelle - All Difficulty LevelsTanker: 50+ Clearing Escapes, Plant: 100+ clearing escapes, Tanker-Plant: 150+ Clearing Escapes
    Giant Panda - Extreme DifficultyTanker: 5+ hours, Plant: 25+ Hours, Tanker-Plant: 30+ Hours
    Hawk - Hard DifficultyTanker: 18 minutes or less, Plant: 2hrs 45 min or less, Tanker-Plant: 3hrs or less
    Hippopotamus - Extreme DifficultyTanker: 25+ saves, Plant: 75+ saves, Tanker-Plant: 100 + saves
    Hound - Easy Difficulty (Tanker-Plant)Radar off, under 3hr clear, Damage: under 10.5, Shots Fired: under 700, under 3 alerts, 0 kills, 0 continues, 0 rations, 0-8 saves, no special items
    Hound - Normal Difficulty (Tanker-Plant)Under 3hr clear, under 3 alerts, 0 kills, 0 escapes, 0 continues, 0-3 rations, no special items
    Jaws - Hard DifficultyTanker: 50+ Enemies killed, Plant: 200+ Enemies killed, Tanker-Plant: 250+ Enemies killed
    Koala - Very Easy/Easy DifficultyTanker: 5+ hours, Plant: 25+ Hours, Tanker-Plant: 30+ Hours
    Mammoth - Hard Difficulty31 Rations used
    Mouse - Normal DifficultyRadar: off, 250+ alerts, 250+ kills, 60+ continues, 31+ rations used, 100+ saves
    Night Owl - Extreme DifficultyTanker: 1 alert, Plant: 2 alerts, Tanker-Plant: 3 alerts
    Orca - Extreme DifficultyTanker: 50+ Enemies killed, Plant: 200+ Enemies killed, Tanker-Plant: 250+ Enemies killed
    Ostrich - Extreme DifficultyRadar: off, 250+ alerts, 250+ kills, 60+ continues, 31+ rations used, 100+ saves
    Pig - Very Easy/Easy Difficulty31 Rations used
    Pigeon - All Difficulty LevelsNo Enemies Killed
    Piranha - Very Easy/Easy DifficultyTanker: 50+ Enemies killed, Plant: 200+ Enemies killed, Tanker-Plant: 250+ Enemies killed
    Rabbit - Hard DifficultyRadar: off, 250+ alerts, 250+ kills, 60+ continues, 31+ rations used, 100+ saves
    Sea Louce - All Difficulty LevelsBeat the game with a Sea Louce in your inventory
    Shark - Normal DifficultyTanker: 50+ Enemies killed, Plant: 200+ Enemies killed, Tanker-Plant: 250+ Enemies killed
    Sloth - Hard DifficultyTanker: 5+ hours, Plant: 25+ Hours, Tanker-Plant: 30+ Hours
    Swallow - Very Easy/Easy DifficultyTanker: 18 minutes or less, Plant: 2hrs 45 min or less, 3hrs or less
    Whale - Extreme Difficulty31 Rations used
    Zebra - Hard DifficultyTanker: 25+ saves, Plant: 75+ saves, Tanker-Plant: 100 + saves

    Contributed By: Xtreme1.

  • Unlocking grip levels

    When you are hanging from a ledge, a Grip Gauge appears on screen. By doing a ton of pull-ups (press L2 and R2 simultanously), you can increase the Grip Gauge and increase the alotted time that you are able to hang from a rail.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Grip Gauge Level 2Do 100 Pull-ups
    Grip Gauge Level 3Do 100 Pull-ups after unlocking Grip Gauge Level 2

    Contributed By: UltimaterializerX.

Easter Eggs

  • Camera Control in Cut-Scenes

    During a cut-scene, you can press R1 to zoom in, and use the right analog stick to move the camera around.

    Contributed By: NeoGamer.

  • Codec Craziness

    While watching any Codec conversation, move the left & right analog sticks and the character's faces will move. Press on one of the sticks, and the faces will zoom in close. Press the R1 or R2 button while Snake or Raiden is listening to someone, and you can hear their thoughts! Some of the guys' secret attitudes toward the other characters are quite funny!

    Contributed By: DBZSSJoCOM.

  • Computer Room Cameo

    While in the Computer Room, look at the walls in First Person mode. You'll see the photo of Charlie's Angels that happened to appear on the cover of FHM magazine.

    Contributed By: UltimaterializerX.

  • Control Projector

    In Tanker Hold #2, press the button by the projector in the back to change the screen that the image is on. Do it enough and a picture of a woman will appear.

    Contributed By: risktaker.

  • Control the title screen background.

    All you have to do is move the right analog stick and the background will move in the direction that the analog stick was moved. It also will change the color of the background. It is useless but it is fun.

    Contributed By: funny_mage_jw.

  • Faster pull-ups

    You can do pull-ups a lot faster by doing a drop catch. A drop catch is when you are hanging from a ledge, and then drop down, catching the ledge below. A drop catch is a total of 10 pull-ups!

    Contributed By: No_1_LP_Fan.

  • Hideo Kojima Dog Tag Information

    When first playing as Raiden, enter the name ''Hideo Kojima'' into the first node. It will automatically put in Hideo Kojima's blood type, birthday, sex, and nationality.

    Contributed By: Wario64.

  • Konami Code Solid

    At the clear code screen, quickly press Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, X, O. You will then hear Snake yell to confirm the code. It does nothing, it's just funny.

    Contributed By: GregNorc.

  • Metal Gear Posters

    In the shell 1 core, go to B2. In the main computer area, there are posters of previous Metal Gear games and other games by Hideo Kojima.

    Contributed By: MetalGearSolid167.

  • Pants-less Marines

    Enter Hold 1 or 2 on the ship (right after the first boss fight...the Hold rooms are where the Marines are listening to the Commander give his speech). Once inside of either one of the first 2 Hold rooms, creep past the Marines, and look back at them from the north end of the room, so you can see their faces. In each Hold room (or at least one of them), you should spot a few Marines without any pants on (don't worry, they still have some white boxer shorts, though).

    Not really a trick, but a cool Easter Egg nonetheless. =)

    Contributed By: Nemesis.

  • The Shaver

    If you get the shaver at the beginning of the plant chapter (by jumping over the rail and going into the enclosed area with the space suit within) you will give it to pliskin when you first meet him. Doing this will have Snake clean shaven at the end of the game. This is vice versa as well if you want a "rugged" Snake do not pick up the shaver!

    Contributed By: Snake19.

  • Toy of Raven

    You remember Raven from MGS. well in tanker when you first enter you see a shadow of Raven but you find its just a toy. shoot the toy and it will fire balls at you.

    Contributed By: raiden4208.

  • Yoji Shinkawa Dog Tag Info

    When first playing as Raiden in the plant chapter, enter the name Yoji Shinkawa into the first node. It will automatically put in all of his statistics.

    Contributed By: Mike Loubet.

Secrets

  • Dazing a guard

    When a guard spots you, either an '!' or '?' will appear above his head, depending on the distance between you and him. If you shoot this before it dissappears (It's really tricky), the the guard will become dazed for a while and some white bubbles float around his head, giving you a chance to run.

    Contributed By: Majestic_Arts.

  • dog tag information

    use the BINOCULARS to identify the names of the person on the dog tag.the name will appear above the enemy.

    Contributed By: Ecstacy2003.

  • Easily cross minefields.

    If you don't have the mine dector, but would like to cross a minefield with receiving damage, just go over to the area where you believe mines are and crawl over the area. Not only will you be unharmed, but you'll also obtain any claymore mines that you crawl over!

    Contributed By: Felix Arabia.

  • Halt timer in tanker mission

    During the tanker mission, while the timer is running, you can temporarily stop it by knocking out one of the two guards running the cameras on the platforms in Hold No. 3.

    Contributed By: Atsumoristar.

  • Happy Birthday!

    At the first node you log into in the Plant Episode, you're given a chance to input your name, birthday, bloodtype and nationality. If your birthday matches with the same date thats set in your PS2 (most likely you set it to the correct day) you'll be greeted by a Happy Birthday logo with a matching Birthday cake.

    Contributed By: Gab Gab.

  • Hostages in Shell 1 Core B1 Hold

    During the Ames search mission, the hostages change depending on the time Raiden meets Ninja after the Fatman battle and the internal clock of the PS2 console.
    0:00AM ~ 0:59AM -> all Jennifer
    1:00PM ~ 1:59PM -> all old man
    10:00PM ~ 10:59PM -> all old lady

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Radar Girl on the Big Shell

    As you wait for snake in the Arsenal Gear corridor, a video will start playing on your radar- DO NOT answer your codec to see the whole video.

    Contributed By: Nanoframe.

  • Revenge of the Seagulls

    If you shot enough seagulls with any gun, they'll come and either crap on you or come right up and peck you! Similer to the chickens in Zelda.

    Contributed By: PsYLoCKe.

  • Snake's Dogtag

    After Snake Gives you the High Frequency Blade and Equipment, knock him out and shake him to get his dogtag.

    Contributed By: xsion77xToribio.

  • Strengthen Yourself

    Do 100 pull-ups while hanging from a ledge (press the R2 and L2 buttons to do a pull-up) and your grip strength meter will increase.

    Contributed By: NeoGamer.

  • Taking Vamp's best attack away from him

    When Vamp's health gets low, he begins to periodically unleash a shadow attack that will prevent you from being able to move; however, if you shoot out the four lights in the room, Vamp will be unable to use the attack.

    Contributed By: UltimaterializerX.

  • Transportation With Boxes

    Take a cardboard box to Strut E: Parcel Room. Get in the box, and jump onto the conveyor belt, in the top right-hand corner of the room. You will be transported to a different area, based on the box you used. Try them all, and see where you go!

    Contributed By: solid snake.

  • Useless Secret: L2 Start Menu

    On the title menu hit L2 and the screen flashes now.

    Contributed By: WBirkin.

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