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METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater FAQ/Strategy Guide 

Copyright 2005 by Ack oof ouch

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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0.1: Version History
0.2: Intro
0.3: Contact Info

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I: The Basics
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1.1: Basic Controls
1.2: Advanced Controls
1.3: Basic Gameplay
1.4: Advanced Gameplay
1.5: Weapons/Items 

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II: Walkthrough
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2.0: How To Use This Guide
2.1: Virtuous Mission 
2.2: Operation Snake Eater: Part One
2.3: Operation Snake Eater: Part Two
2.4: Operation Snake Eater: Part Three
2.5: Operation Snake Eater: Part Four
2.6: Operation Snake Eater: Part Five
2.7: Operation Snake Eater: Part Six
2.8: Operation Snake Eater: Part Seven
2.9: Operation Snake Eater: Part Eight

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III: Fun Stuff
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3.1: Fun Stuff
3.2: Secrets

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IV: End
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4.1: Credits
4.2: End

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0.1: Version History
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Most recent versions will appear on top.

Version 0.8- Finished the guide.  The only section left is fun stuff.  Sent 
in to GameFAQs, hopefully for posting.

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0.2: Intro
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Iím not one for introductions, so Iíll just get to the point.  I love Metal 
Gear Solid 3.  I have played the game to death.  I have a whole lot of free 
time on my hands.  I visit GameFAQs.  Naturally, I would think of writing a 
guide.  I took a lot of time on it, and I hope you enjoy it, but before you 
read, be warned.

I enjoy doing things completely and fully.  Therefore, this guide will NOT 
leave anything out.  That is to say, there will be spoilers.  Thousands of 
them.  This isnít a spoiler-free guide.  I assume that you either donít care 
about spoilers or are only reading to get past a current point in the game. 

Also, this guide is based on the NORMAL difficulty, which is the standard 
level of difficulty.  If youíre playing on Hard or Extreme, this may help you 
a little, but not that much, Iíd expect. 

And... Well, um, thatís it.  Yeah, Iím out of things to say.  I told you I 
wasnít good at intros.  I doubt anyone reads these things anyway.  Just read 
on, will ya?

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0.3: Contact Info
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Got a comment?  Found a mistake in the guide?  Have a hot tip?  Well, this is 
the section where you find out how to contact me by E-mail.  If youíre doing 
so, be sure to include the words METAL GEAR SOLID 3 or MGS3 in the 
subject line.  If not, the chances of me actually reading the mail decrease 
drastically.   

Before I give you the address, here are the Doís and Doníts of sending me 
mail!

DOíS

-Be on topic.  If youíre mailing me, it should be about the game or the 
guide, and nothing else.

-Type in readable English.

-Keep the language clean.

-Tell me about a mistake in the guide.

-Give me any alternate strategies for any game section.

-Give a comment on the guide.

-Ask any questions you may have... about the game or guide.

DONíTS

-Ask me anything BEFORE LOOKING IN THE GUIDE.

-Donít send me mail about anything other than the game or the guide.

-Send spam.

-Send me anything else you wouldnít want to receive.

-Send me anything else your mother wouldnít want to receive.

Have you read them yet?  Really?  You sure?  Okay, then.  Hereís the e-mail:


odworth1524@gmail.com

As a reminder, MAKE SURE your e-mail has Metal Gear Solid 3 or MGS3 in 
the subject line.  And if you didnít... READ THOSE DOíS AND DONíTS.


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Youíve gotta learn these first if you even want to think about surviving out 
there.

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If you didnít know, PlayStation 2 DualShock Analog controller is pressure 
sensitive.  That means that in general, the harder/softer you press the 
buttons, the harder/softer or the faster/slower you will perform the action.  
Keep this in mind as you go through this section.

Also, since you play the role of Naked Snake in this game, I will be 
referring to you, the player, as Snake.

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Move/Aim: Left Analog Stick
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This is the most basic of basic controls.  No matter where you are, or what 
youíre doing, press the left analog stick to move.  Depending on how hard you 
press the button, Snake will either slow to a crawl or break into a run.  The 
faster you go, the more noise you make.  You can also move while crawling or 
hanging.  Itís common sense, really.  While in first person/intrusion view 
(meaning the game camera is from Snakeís eyes), press this to move Snakeís 
head and look around.  Move into a wall/tree and hold the stick in that 
position to press up against that object.  While pressed up, tilt the stick 
left or right to move while still pressing up.  Seriously, if you canít 
figure out how to move, youíre beyond my help.

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Stalk: D-pad
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See those arrows on the controller?  Use them when you want to move very 
quietly.  When stalking, Snake proceeds extremely slowly, and his footsteps 
cannot be heard.  You can stalk while crawling or standing.  Stalking 
consumes high amounts of stamina.

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Radio: Select
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Press select to pause the game and bring up a screen where you can call your 
contacts for whatever reason you wish.  Also, when you see call appear on 
the screen; press this button to receive the call.  Your contacts are: Major 
Zero, Para-Medic, The Boss (temporary), Sigint, and later, Eva.

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Survival Viewer: Start
======================

Press this button to pause the game and bring up the survival viewer.  From 
here, you can eat food, change your camouflage, check your map, access your 
backpack, and cure your injuries.

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Camera: Right Analog Stick
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Press this in any direction to shift the camera in that direction.  Very 
useful when the camera is at a bad angle, which it often is.

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Action: Triangle
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Ah, the action button.  This covers everything from climbing ladders to 
manning anti-aircraft guns.  Basically, if you need to perform any action, 
stand next to the object, face it, and press this button.  Sometimes, you may 
need to move towards the object.

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Weapon: Square
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Press square to use a weapon that Snake has equipped.  If possible, hold down 
square, and Snake will hold out the weapon.  Here, you can run with the 
weapon, flip into First Person View and aim, or just plain shoot.  If you 
have a weapon out, release the button SLOWLY and snake will put it down 
without firing.  Very useful.

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CQC: Circle
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Press and hold this button to use CQC, which will be explained later in this 
section.  Or, sneak/run up to a guard, and press it (donít hold it) once to 
punch.  It can be pressed up to three times for a punch-punch-kick combo.  
The kick can knock guards down... and wake them up, too, if theyíre already 
asleep.  When pressed against walls, you can also press this to knock on 
them.
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Crouch/Stand: X
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Press X once to crouch, while in a standing position.  From here, if you 
move, youíll automatically crawl.  When crawling, press X LIGHTLY to go back 
to crouching, or just press it to stand up.  When crouching, press X once 
again to stand up.


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First Person View (FPV): R1
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One of the most important buttons in the game.  First Person View, now 
referred to as FPV, is when the game is seen from Snakeís eyes.  Your 
perspective will switch to his once you press this button.  Note that you 

actually have to HOLD R1 to stay in FPV.

Once in FPV, you can do a variety of things.  You can look around by pressing 
the left stick (while still holding R1, remember)?  You can take out a weapon 
by pressing square.  Once this weapon is out, you can aim it by pressing the 
left stick.  But donít let go of square until you want to fire. 

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Aiming: L1
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When not in FPV and firing at enemies press and hold this button to lock on 
to their body.  When in FPV and equipped with certain weapons, press L1 to 
make your shooting much more accurate, either by aiming from the shoulder or 
zooming in on a scope. 


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Equip Weapon/Corner View: R2
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Whenever you want to equip a weapon, press and hold this button.  Your 
inventory will come up, and the game will pause.  Press up or down while 
still holding the button to choose a weapon, and release to equip the weapon.  
While you have a weapon, press this button really quick to UN-equip it.  And 
without a weapon, press this quick to re-quip the LAST WEAPON YOU HAD.

While pressed up against a wall, press and hold this button to move towards 
the right corner.  When youíre at that corner, keep holding the button to 

peek around the edge and shift the camera that way.

While in First person view, press and hold this to sidestep left.

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Equip Item/Corner View: L2
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Whenever you want to equip an item, press and hold this button.  Your 
inventory will come up, and the game will pause.  Press up or down while 
still holding the button to choose an item, and release to equip the item.  
While you have an item, press this button really quick to UN-equip it.  And 
without an item, press this quick to re-quip the LAST ITEM YOU HAD.

While pressed up against a wall, press and hold this button to move towards 
the left corner.  When youíre at that corner, keep holding the button to peek
around the edge and shift the camera that way.

While in First Person View, press and hold this to sidestep right.

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Lock Camera: R3
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After moving the right analog stick to adjust the camera, press R3 (click the 
right stick in) to lock the camera in this position.  Very useful for when 
you want a specific camera angle.

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Advanced CQC: Circle
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To perform advanced CQC, you have to first get within close proximity to a 
guard with a one-handed weapon or with bare hands.  This is best done by 
stalking up behind him, but itís possible to confront guards from the front 
and CQC them.

Once youíre close to a guard, you can:
1- Slam them.  Press O and the analog stick in a direction at the same time.  
The guard will be stunned.
2- Grab them.  Press O with LIGHT PRESSURE.  Keep the O button held (with 
light pressure) and you will continue to hold them. 

Once youíve grabbed a guard, keep holding circle.  Now you can:
1- Move with them.  Just move the analog stick.2- Throttle them.  Repeatedly 
press O and Snake will throttle the guard.  Doing so for a while will stun 
them.  Keep doing it and youíll snap their neck.
3- Aim a gun.  While holding O, press square to get your gun out, that is, if 
you have one equipped.
4- Shove them.  Press O and a direction to shove the guard to the ground.
5- Threaten them.  Click in the L3 button (the left analog stick) to bring 
your knife to their throat.
6- Slit their throat.  Press O HARD and hold it to slit the guardís throat.

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Pull-up/Tip-toes: L2 + R2
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Once you are hanging off a ledge, press L2 and R2 to pull Snakeís head up to 
the end of the ledge.  Itís kind of useless, but...

And whenever youíre in First Person View or Intrusion View, press L2 + R2 to 
make Snake stand on his tiptoes.  Itís extremely useful in tall grass.

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Hanging Shot: Square While Hanging
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While hanging and equipped with a handgun, go into First Person view and hold 
square.  Snake will take out his gun.  However, aiming is difficult in this 
mode.

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Dive Roll: X
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While running, press X to execute a dive roll.  Not only is it cool, it gets 
you up/down stairs and down ledges fast.  It also knocks a guard over, and 
can kill some animals.  A word of warning: donít try it on goats.

As youíre rolling, press and hold X to end the roll in the crouching 
position.

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Survival Viewer
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Press START to access the survival viewer.  This screen is one of the most 
important ones in the game.  The survival viewer is the only way you will be 
able to change your camo to blend in with your surroundings, or cure your 
injuries, or even eat!  Just go to the section you need once youíve accessed 
the Survival Viewer.

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Life Meter
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This meter indicates the amount of... well, life you have left in you.  Doing 
things to hurt yourself will decrease it.  If it decreases too much, you will 
die.  Life restores automatically as time goes on.  If youíve just escaped a 
tight spot, just sit down and let the life come back... slowly.  If youíve 
been injured, a part of the life meter will turn red.  This is not good.  Use 
the Cure screen to cure your injuries.  If not, your maximum life and life 
recharge rate will be decreased.

Bosses also have a life meter.  Decrease it by doing lethal things to them, 
like shooting them.  Once their life meter is at zero, they die.


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Stamina Meter
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This shows the amount of Stamina Snake has.  Stamina plays an important 
factor in things such as Snakeís life recovery rate, the amount of oxygen he 
has underwater, how long he can hang off things, and most importantly, how 
well he can aim.  Try aiming a sniper rifle with no Stamina.  Itís not 
pretty.

Almost action you take decreases stamina, including sitting down and doing 
nothing.  It constantly decreases.  However, some actions will decrease 
Stamina more than others.  Take heed of the actions that will decrease 
stamina quicker than normal.

Actions that will decrease Stamina quicker than normal:

-Going around Naked.
-Running.
-Stalking (yes, stalking).
-Carrying heavy weapons.
-Climbing long ladders.
-Hanging/pull ups.
-Swimming.
-Having leeches attached to your body.
-Getting poisoned.
-Getting shot with Tranq darts.
-Being in extremely high mountain areas.

Stamina is divided into four bars.  At two bars and below, the effects of low 
Stamina really start to show.  When Snakeís stomach starts growling, thatís a 
bad sign.

Bosses also have Stamina meters.  Decrease it by Tranqing or punching them.  
Once their stamina meter gets to zero, the battle ends. 

There are a few ways to restore your Stamina.  One, save the game and come 
back later... much later.  Or two, eat food, which is the best way to restore 
Stamina.  This brings us to our next section...

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Food
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Everyoneís gotta eat, and Snake is no exception.  Just about every single
living thing you see (besides humans, of course) can be eaten.  Snakes, 
mushrooms, goats, crocodiles, everything.  Food is plentiful in the game.  
The catch is that you have to capture it first.

Capturing food is not as hard as it sounds.  Just shoot it and it will turn 
into an item (you get used to it).  Run over this item and the food will go 
in the food section of your viewer.  Tranqing food will make it go into the 
cage.  You can only hold three caged animals.  Caged animals never spoil.  
Just killing it will cause it to go into the backpack as normal.  These 
animals will spoil eventually, making you sick if you try to eat it.  Note 
that very large animals like crocodiles and vultures cannot be captured 
alive.  Theyíre just too big.


If you are having trouble finding food, here are a few hints.  

-Use the thermal goggles.  Just about anything on the ground that comes up as 
orange or red just might be an animal/plant.

-Use the Active Sonar... as long as there arenít any guards around.  Head 
towards one of those dots.  Itís food.

-Consider stocking up on food in a place where animals are everywhere (caves, 
rivers, etc).  However, just in case of food spoiling, make sure your cage is 
full before you go killing animals.

There are also two foods that donít have to be captured: Calorie Mate and 
Instant Noodles.  They are just like regular items in the first place.

Eating food refills Snakeís Stamina bar.  How much of it?  Well, that depends 
on the food.  You see, every food has a different taste.  If it tastes good 
to Snake, it will refill a large portion, possibly all of the stamina bar.  
If it tastes bad, it may not even fill a quarter of it.  After Snake has 
eaten a food once, he will remember the taste.  When you select this 
particular food again, the taste will appear.

It is very possible to eat multiple bad-tasting foods to simulate the effect 
of a good tasting one.  Snakeís never full until his stamina reaches four 
bars.

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Camouflage
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Camouflage... one of the most important aspects of the game.  Your camo 
determines how well you blend in with your surroundings.  This is displayed 
in a form that you can see on the top right corner of your screen.  That is 
called the Camo index.  These numbers go from -100 to 100%.  If your camo 
index is high, say, 95%, guards can walk right up to you and not see you.  If 
itís really, really, low, like, -75%, guards will be able to see your from 
across the entire area.

Increase your camo index by choosing the best camo and face paint from your 
survival viewer.  Donít worry, the survival viewer will automatically show 
you how well youíll be camouflaged with each and every camo.  The best camo 
is determined by what kind of surface you are currently on.  Leaf camo and 
woodland face paint works best in grass, for example, and black camo and 
black face paint works best in... Really black areas.

While standing, your camo index is at a set amount, depending on your camo 
and face paint.  For example... 40%.  If you bend down and crouch, it goes 
up.  Letís say... 75%.  If you bend down again and crawl, it will go up yet 
again.  Letís say to 95%.  

What do you think would be the best thing to do?  Stand up and have a 40% 
camo index or crawl and have a 95% one?  Thatís right, crawl.  Crawling is 
ALWAYS better than crouching, which is ALWAYS better than standing.

Note that actions will decrease your index, too.  If youíre at 40% while 
standing, you may be at 25% while walking, and a mere 15% while running.  
Equipping such items as a torch may decrease your camo index so much that 
itís not even funny.

Hereís a rough idea as to how visible you are at different camo index levels.

90 to 100%: 
Visible?  You are practically invisible.  Guards can walk right up to you and 
not see you.  The only way youíll get caught is if you do something stupid... 
like bump into a guard, or make some sound.

70 to 85%:
Youíre very well camouflaged.  Guards wonít be able to see you unless they 
walk right up to you.  You can feel comfortable going around without worrying 
about being seen.  Just donít get super close.

55 to 65%:
Youíre still camouflaged well, but be wary.  Guards who happen to be looking 
directly at you at a humble distance might notice that patch of ground 
doesnít perfectly blend in with the rest of the ground.  Stay some yards away 
from them and youíre fine.

40 to 50%:
A word of advice: Be careful.  Guards will be able to see you from medium 
distances.  This is where you should start utilizing hiding spaces and avoid 
guards instead of relying on your camouflage to sneak right in front of their 
eyes.

20 to 35%:
Guards can now see you from medium to long distances.  You shouldnít even be 
thinking about your camo now, just think about staying out of their line of 
sight.

0 to 15%:
You really shouldnít be at this level.  Guards can see you from long 
distances.  Donít get in their line of sight.

-5 to -20%
A word of advice: Donít be surprised if you hear the [!] sound from nowhere.  
Guards will be able to see you even if theyíre far, far away.  Your 
camouflage is actually making you STAND OUT instead of blend in.

-25% and below:
WOW.  You are crazy, going around in enemy territory like this!  Youíre 
basically a flashing sign screaming, LOOK AT ME!  LOOK AT THE POORLY 
CAMOUFLAGED IDIOT!  Guards can see you from a different area code, Iíd 
expect.  

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Cure
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Whenever you have an injury, it would be smart to cure it.  Not only does 
curing injuries INCREASE your maximum health by a bit (seriously), but it 
makes it so your life can restore itself, eventually.







The cure screen looks complicated at first, but itís really not.  For most 
common injuries, such as cuts and broken bones, you will be using the R2 side 
of the menu.  Each cure item, such as bandages, has a description for what it 
can cure.  By reading the descriptions for each item, you can easily figure 
out what you have to do to cure a particular injury.  Usually, youíll have to 
utilize more than one item.

The L2 side of the menu is much simpler.  This is used for things like 
poisoning or indigestion.  There are very few medicines to choose from.  You 
usually need only one medicine, so use whatever you need.

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Advancing in the game
=====================

As a general rule of the thumb, Snake will always have to go north to 
proceed.  Unless youíre looking for a specific room or something, heading 
north is always your best bet.  You may not be able to head directly north, 
but as long as thatís where youíll end up, youíre good.

Major Zero on your radio will tell Snake the exact direction he has to head 
in, usually.  He uses the directions of the compass, so if you didnít know, 
Iíll teach you really quick.

North is always up.  South is always down.  East is always to your right.  
West is always to your left.  Northeast is between North and east... do I 
have to go this far?  If youíre STILL confused, check your map.  Sometimes, 
it shows a little X which stands for your destination.

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Sleeping
========

If you save and leave for a long period of time, Snake will ďsleep.Ē  His 
stamina and health will refill, and some injuries will actually cure 
themselves.  Sleeping is good!


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General stealth
===============

While Metal Gear Solid 3 does have its fair share of action, it is primarily 
a stealth game.  This means that you have to move through enemy territory 
without being seen, and accomplish your objective without anyone knowing.  If 
you are seen, you will have to fight your way through hordes of attack 
guards, as well as regular guards.  Your chance of survival decreases a lot 
if you are engaged in a full-fledged firefight with five or six guards at the 
same time.  If you donít want your life to be constantly in danger, avoid 
confrontation all together.

No matter where you are, you should ALWAYS choose the best camouflage.  
ALWAYS.  It doesnít matter if you *think* no enemies are around, itís better 
to be safe than to be fired at on all sides.  Also, unless you have some 
reason not to, you should ALWAYS crawl.  It gives the best camo index out of 
all positions.  It doesnít matter if it looks ridiculous to crawl down an 
open pathway or across a bridge, just do it.

When approaching a guard, you have three options.  They are presented in 
order of priority (meaning that you should only move onto a below course of 
action if the above ones are impossible).  These options are:

1- Avoid the guard altogether.  Sneak past him and donít alert him to your 
presence.

2- Tranq the guard.  He will fall asleep for some time, making it much easier 
to get past him.  However, he will wake up after a reasonable amount of time, 
about 15-20 minutes.  Watch the Zís on his head.  When they all disappear, he 
awakens.  If an enemy discovers him, he will wake up and the enemy will get 
suspicious.

3- Kill the guard.  He will fall to the ground, dead, and you donít have to 
worry about him anymore.  If an enemy discovers him, he will cast the entire 
area into suspicion.

As you can see, avoiding guards is the best thing to do.  Nobody gets 
suspicious at all.  However, if you are lucky enough to be able to take out 
every guard in the area with minimal risk, then the options switch.  With 
every guard in an area taken out, you are basically free.  There is literally 
no way for you to get discovered, even if you blow up a freaking storehouse.  
But you should only take guards out when youíre SURE that you wonít miss and 
that anyone who may discover them is also taken out, or far, far away.

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Alert phases
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Youíve just been seen by a guard.  You heard the trumpeted blast and saw the 
exclamation point over his head.  Oh ****.  The game now enters its alert 
phases.  When any alert phase is on screen, there will be a timer that counts 
down from 99.99 seconds.  This, however, doesnít mean that the phase actually 
lasts for 100 seconds, since the numbers may go down fast or slow.  Once it 
reaches zero, the game moves into the alert phase that is one lower than its 
current one.

ALERT PHASES:

-Alert
The guardís just seen you, and has raised the alarm.  Most likely, he will 
start shooting at you or radio for backup.  Backup teams will come running in 
and guards will start moving towards your position.  One word: RUN.  Unless 
youíre SUPER close to a guard and can take him out before he says a word, 
youíll just be hurting yourself staying here.  If you see the alert numbers 
start counting down, you know that youíre getting away.  But if they reset to 
99.99, youíve been seen again.  You may have to take out some guards to 
escape.

-Evasion
In this phase, you have escaped the enemy.  But theyíre still looking for 
you.  Now the word is: HIDE.  Choose a GOOD hiding place, like under a low 
bed or in a patch of grass with your camo index at 90%.  In this phase, under 
special circumstances, enemies might perform maneuvers which are called 
clearings.  If youíre hiding in a small room, they will look behind crates 
and open lockers.  They may throw stun grenades to disable you if youíre out 
in the open.  Just pray that youíve found a good enough hiding spot.

-Caution
This happens when youíve successfully hidden from the enemy or did something 
in the normal phase, like fire a shot that whizzed right past a guardís ears, 
to make the enemies suspicious.  This also happens if a guard discovers a 
comradeís dead body.  Extra backup guards will come in, and guards are much 
more alert.  Itís not smart to try and sneak through an entire area in this 
phase.

-Normal
Everything is normal.  Guards donít know youíre even here, or theyíre 
convinced youíve escaped.  There are no attack teams, and guards are their 
normal selves.

ALTERING ALERT PHASE TIMES
It is possible to make an alert phase last much shorter than normal, or even 
get rid of the phase together.  This is most commonly done by taking out 
guards.  In alert mode, if you take out the guard that sighted you quick 
enough, you will move from alert to evasion, caution, and then normal in 
about three seconds.  In caution mode, if you take out one of the patrolling 
guards, the caution mode timer may jump down about 20 or 30 seconds or so.  
And in every phase, taking out every guard makes the game go back to normal.

It is also possible to make an alert phase LONGER than normal.  If you are 
seen while trying to escape in alert mode, it resets to 99.99.  If you do 
something to raise suspicion in caution mode, it resets to 99.99.  If you 
repeatedly raise the caution mode, the timer may start ticking down slower 
each time.

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Shooting guards
===============

Thereís a rule in the action of shooting guards: ALWAYS GO FOR A HEADSHOT.  
Headshots only take ONE bullet/dart.  When Tranqing a guard, a headshot will 
have him fall asleep instantly.  When shooting him, a headshot will kill him 
instantly.  A shot to the crotch will, too, but... thatís just wrong.

Guardsí bodies are actually very complex.  Depending on where you shoot them, 
it will have different effects.  Learn them to prevent disaster.

Generally, when Tranqing a guard, the closer to the head that you hit, the 
quicker the guard will fall asleep.  Also, the more darts you pump into his 
body, the quicker he falls asleep.  Shooting a guard in the chest will have 
him fall asleep in around, say, 10 seconds.  Shoot him in the foot, and the 
guy just wonít fall until LONG after.  However, putting 5 darts into the legs 
means a quick knockout.

When shooting a guard with a deadly weapon, you have to think about weapon 
power as well as where you hit him.  A shotgun at point blank range = instant 
death.  Sniper bullets to take about three shots, no matter where you hit... 
besides the head, of course.

Handguns are different.  You can literally shoot a guard in the leg about 10 
times and they wonít die.  A few body shots might kill them, though.  

Shooting out limbs of guards has its effects.  Shoot out their right arm and 
their assault rifle loses its use, since they canít fire it.  Theyíll have to 
switch to their much less efficient pistol.  Shoot out their leg and watch 
them hobble around slowly, enabling you to run away.
You can also shoot out the radios of guards, so they canít call for backup.  
However, you have to be REALLY accurate.  Aim for the bottom of the radio. 
When you see the sparks, youíre successful.



==========
Firefights
==========

If you canít escape, youíll have to resort to confrontation.  However, itís 
more than just shooting wildly in the general direction of guards.  Do this, 
and youíll be dead quickly.  You have to take a more tactical approach to it.  

The first thing youíll want to do in a firefight is run for cover.  Most 
likely, the guards have closed in on you already.  Put some distance between 
you and them and then run behind cover.  Anything can be cover, a tree, some 
crates, or a locker door.  This reduces the chance youíll get shot to death.  
If you donít have any cover, staying a long way from the enemy works, too.  

Now, donít think youíre safe.  The enemies will start to come at you.  They 
may throw a grenade to flush you out; listen for them to shout it out.  They 
may stop once they get too close, but be careful.  If youíre fighting one or 
two enemies, Iíd recommend a handgun for accuracy.  Three or more, use an 
assault rifle, if possible.  Start shooting.  Try to go for headshots if 
possible, but if you have an assault rifle just make sure youíre hitting the 
enemy.  Remember, youíre not necessarily fighting until every single enemy is 
gone, if itís possible to run and hide after clearing out a group, do so.  It 
saves you life.

Attack team guards are difficult, because of their riot shields.  These 
shields can be broken, but it wastes a lot of ammo.  When faced with attack 
guards, go for the legs first.  Theyíll bend over when you shoot them, and 
lower their shields, exposing their body.


If youíre in a really tight jam, donít forget about your grenades.  They are 
one of the MOST useful items in a really heated firefight.  However, be 
warned, enemies may take cover from a regular or stun grenade.  Try throwing 
smoke grenades and then taking out the confused enemies through the smog by 
flipping on your thermal goggles.  The best thing is, enemies canít escape 
the effect of this unless they run away, which puts you in a win-win 


situation.

And last, use the environment to your advantage.  Donít hesitate if you see 
some explosive barrels behind that group of guards...

==============
Shaking Guards
==============

When a guard has fallen, press square to pick him up, and release it to drop 
him.  An item will fall out!  If youíve killed him, only one will fall out.  
If heís asleep, youíll get two.  Be warned, dropping a guard excessively 
causes them to wake up if theyíre asleep!

========
Hold-Ups
========

If you manage to sneak up on a guard, and youíre in close proximity to him, 
take out one of your handguns and aim it by holding square.  Snake will shout 
out FREEZE, and the guard will put his hands up.  Congratulations, youíve 
just held up a guard!


You could just shoot him right then and there, but that wouldnít be fun, 
would it?  Keep square held and move around to the front of the guard.  Go 
into first person view and aim at his head or crotch.  The guard will beg for 
his life and shake out up to four items as a bribe, as long as you keep 
threatening him over and over.  If you want to be fair, Tranq him and collect 
your goods.  If not, kill him and collect the items anyway.

It is also possible to hold up guards on the ground.  Once theyíre down, 
QUICKLY aim at their body before they get up.  Get them to give you items the 
same way as above.

Note that some guards are evil and will try to attack you if you leave them 
held up for too long.  Some rare ones will even try to attack you even after 
you aim!  Make sure to never let your guard down.  If you must, shoot one of 
the guardís limbs to put fear into their hearts and end any thought of 
rebellion.

======================
Destroying Storehouses
======================

Every so often in the game, youíll come across a small shack with a lot of 
crates that either has a load of weapons and ammo inside, or a lot of food 
items like Calorie Mates.  These are weapon/food storehouses.  Not only are 
they extremely helpful to you, they can be extremely hurtful to guards.  You 
see, if you set a TNT charge inside one of these shacks (make sure to collect 
everything first) and detonate it from a distance, you will actually WEAKEN 
the guards in that and the surrounding areas.

Blowing up a weapons storehouse limits the guards to one magazine of ammo for 
their guns.  Basically, they donít have a lot of ammo... at all.  Theyíll 
easily run out of AK-47 ammo, and then have to switch to their pistol.  Once 

their pistol runs out... theyíre helpless.  You can beat them easily.

Blowing up a food storehouse makes guards hungry.  Every five seconds, guards 
will moan about not eating in so long, making it really easy to determine 
their positions.  They will easily be swayed by food.  Just throw it out and 
watch them rush towards it.  Lastly, theyíll be extremely weak.  I believe 
that ONE punch-punch-kick combo will knock them out, instead of two.

Before you go blowing up storehouses, make sure every guard in the area is 
out of the picture, or theyíll go into caution or alert mode.  Also, the 
effects of your blowing up the houses donít take effect until you leave the 
immediate area.

===========
Patrol Dogs
===========

Gah.  These mutts are really, REALLY annoying.  There arenít many instances 
in the game where you have to deal with them, but when you do, itís a pain.

Why?  Well, you see, while theyíre really weak (they only take about two body 
shots to die), they have acute senses of smell and hearing.  If youíre across 
the entire area and you fire a loud weapon, and the guards donít hear you, 
the dogs will.  Theyíll even track you to your very position.  

Also, theyíre not heavy sleepers... at all.  If you pump a Tranq dart into 
their brain theyíll still wake up if you get too close to them.  I suggest 
tip-toeing past these animals really, really slowly...

When they die, they emit a loud yelp, which guards will notice.  However, 
they also disappear off the face of the earth... meaning you canít eat them 
for food.  What a rip off.

Dogs are easily swayed by food.  Keep this in mind whenever you have to sneak 
past them. 

/\---------------------------------------/\
==-------1.5: Weapons/Items--------------==
\/---------------------------------------\/

========================
General Weapons Strategy
========================

--------
Capacity
--------

You can only keep eight weapons in your weapons menu at one time, so only 
take the ones you need most out of your backpack.  Usually, you should carry 
at all times one handgun, one Tranq gun, one assault rifle, one sniper rifle, 
and one type of grenade.  You can fill the last three slots with weapons as 
the need for them arises.

------

Aiming
------

If you donít know how to aim a gun, you wonít get far in this game.  There 
are various types of aiming, most which take a bit of getting used to.  But 
first, some general tips:


-Use the First Person View to aim.  Itís extremely hard to aim in the third 
person view.  Plus, you canít target body parts.

-Keep your stamina meter high when youíre doing some serious aiming.  If not, 
your hand will shake so much itís not even funny.

-Aiming while crouching is always move accurate than standing.  Aiming while 
prone is always more accurate than crouching.

- When aiming at guards, always go for headshots.


-If youíre aiming to Tranq a guard, you may be able to live with hitting his 
shoulder when you were going for his head, but DONíT miss and hit the wall 
two feet behind him.  Itís an instant caution mode.

-If youíre aiming to kill a guard, donít miss, period.  If you shoot his arm, 
he wonít forget about it.  Heíll run for cover and radio HQ.

-As a general rule, the center of the screen will ALWAYS be where your shot 
goes.  When aiming some of the assault rifles, remember this tip.

-Some guns have an easier aiming option.  Press and hold L1 while aiming, and 
Snake will do something to make it easier to aim.

Here are the types of aiming:

Barrel Sights- Aim in first person view with a handgun.  Look at the top of 
your gun.  Align the center of the top of your gun with your target.  Fire.

Aiming from the hip- I donít know if thatís the exact term, but this is the 
default aim for most automatic rifles and the Single-Action-Army.  Here, you 
stick the gun out at an angle.  You have to judge where the bullets will go.  
Theyíll always travel to the center of the screen, so keep that in mind.

Aiming from the shoulder- Usually, when you aim from the shoulder, there is a 
ring at the top of your gun that makes aiming much easier.  Get your target 
in the ring.

Scope- Sniper rifles and rocket launchers have a scope.  The center of your 
scope has a marker.  This is where your bullet will go.  Fire.    


Lazer Sighting- Just put the lazer on your target.  Fire.  The bullet will go 
where the lazer is.

---------
Reloading
---------
After a certain number of shots, Snake will have to reload his gun.  This 

reload action takes time, and can be deadly when Snake needs to fire off 
shots, and fast.  To decrease reload time, use the tactical reload technique.  
This is when you quickly UN-equip and equip your weapon.  Press R2 twice, and 

quickly.  Snakeís weapon will still have the same ammo, but the number of 
bullets left in his magazine will refill.  Confusing?  Well, let me make it 
simpler...

If you have six shots in your magazine, and use four of them, you would have 
two shots left before you have to reload, right?  

Well, if you use tactical reload, you will have six shots before you have to 
reload again, and your ammo will still stay the same.

Here it is in diagram form:
 
You do nothing.
Ammo- 18
Bullets in magazine- 6


You fire four shots.
Ammo- 14
Bullets in magazine- 2

You use tactical reload.
Ammo- 14
Bullets in magazine- 6

-------------
Scope Sniping
-------------

Scope sniping is a tricky, but immensely useful technique.  Itís kind of a 

glitch, but itís not cheap enough to be a TRUE one.  It enables Snake to 
snipe an enemy... with binoculars and a handgun.  Itís useful if you donít 
want your incredibly loud sniper rifle to be heard.

Practice this with random objects, because it takes a few tries to get the 
hang of it.  What you do is this: 

1- Take out your binoculars.
2- Zoom in on your target.  Align the center of your binoculars with the 
target.
3- Equip your handgun if itís not equipped already.
4- Hereís the hard part.  QUICKLY UN-equip your scope and, right afterwards, 
as fast as humanly possible, go into first-person-view and hold square to 
whip out your gun.  Donít try to do both steps at the same time, but as close 
to each other as possible.
5- If done right, your handgun should be aiming DIRECTLY at what your scope 
zoomed on into.  Donít move it.  Shoot.

=======
WEAPONS
=======

Here is how the weapons are displayed:

------------------
Name- Weapon name.
------------------ 
Ammo- The max ammo of the weapon.
Magazine- The amount of shots that can be fired before a reload.
CQC- Can you perform CQC with this weapon?
Suppressor- Can you attach a suppressor to this weapon?
Description- A short description of how the weapon and how it can be used.

MELEE WEAPONS

--------------
Survival Knife
-------------- 
Ammo- N/A
Magazine- N/A
CQC- Yes
Suppressor- No
Description- Your everyday, average, serrated hunterís knife.  Press square 
once to cut, multiple times for a combo and press square hard for a deadly 
slash.  

----
Fork
----
Ammo- N/A
Magazine- N/A
CQC- Yes
Suppressor- No
Description- Itís... a fork.  You can... um... stab enemies with it, but to 
kill them, youíll have to stab them a whole lot.  It can be used to eat food 
without having to store it in your backpack.


---------
Cig Spray
---------
Ammo- N/A
Magazine- N/A
CQC- Yes
Suppressor- No
Description- Itís a gun... disguised as a cigarette.  When used, it emits a 
powerful sleeping gas that knocks out a foe instantly.  Itís very useful in 
places where you canít carry weapons because they raise suspicion.  

----------------------
Knock-out Handkerchief
----------------------
Ammo- 60
Magazine- N/A
CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- A handkerchief soaked in anesthetic.  Press square to wave the 
handkerchief around, which spreads the knockout drug around in the air.  You 
can put enemies to sleep just by grabbing them.  However, if you wave it too 
much, Snake gets knocked out himself.

-----
Torch
-----
Ammo- N/A

Magazine- N/A
CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- A torch, useful for lighting really dark areas.  Press the 
square button to light it when itís out.  Press O to wave it around like a 
club.  It decreases the camo index by a whole lot.

HANDGUNS

----
MK22
----
Ammo- 41
Magazine- 9
CQC- Yes
Suppressor- Yes
Description- Your standard tranquilizer gun.  Once you hit a guard, the 
tranquilizer gets injected into the enemyís body.  Soon enough, theyíll fall 
asleep.  Headshots put the guard to sleep instantly.


-------
M1911A1
-------
Ammo- 36
Magazine- 7
CQC- Yes
Suppressor- Yes
Description- Your standard handgun.  While a headshot/crotch-shot will kill a 
guard instantly, youíll need quite a few shots to the body.  In fact, going 
for anything other than one-kill shots isnít smart, because guards will be 
alerted to your presence rather quickly.


------------------
Single Action Army
------------------
Ammo- 30
Magazine- 6
CQC- No
Suppressor- No 
Description- In my opinion, the coolest gun in the game.  Itís not a gun for 
most practical purposes, but it can do some awesome stuff.  For one, its 
bullets will bounce.  If there are guards in the area, they will lock onto 
them if you ricochet them in their general direction.  You can also perform 
tricks with the gun in First Person View.  Twirl the Right analog stick and 
Snake will twirl the gun.

AUTOMATIC RIFLES

--------
Scorpion
--------
Ammo- 101
Magazine- 30

CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- An automatic rifle with a lazer sighting.  Useful in firefights 
where you need to be accurate.

------
XM16E1
------
Ammo- 101
Magazine- 21
CQC- No
Suppressor- Yes
Description- An automatic rifle that can be attached with a suppressor.  
Sweet.  Consider using its shoulder aim for medium-range shooting if you want 
to stay quiet.  

-----
AK-47
-----
Ammo- 151
Magazine- 30
CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- Your standard automatic rifle.  Itís the same weapons that the 
guards use.  Supposedly the best assault rifle in the world, but not much 
that makes it stand out in this game.

---
M63
---
Ammo- 501
Magazine- 502
CQC- No
Suppressor- **** no!
Description- A huge machine gun that can continuously fire for a long time.  
When shooting with it, Snake lets out a primal scream.  Use this in full-
fledged firefights.

HEAVY WEAPONS

---
M37
---
Ammo- 21
Magazine- 4
CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- This is your basic sawed-off shotgun.  Itís immensely powerful 
at close range.  It will blow enemies 10 feet back with just one shot.  At 
far range, it takes about three shots to kill an enemy.

---
SVD
---

Ammo- 51
Magazine- 9
CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- Your standard sniper rifle.  It can go to three and 10 times 
zoom.  Itís extremely powerful.  If youíre firing at an enemy and youíre not 
sure that you can get a headshot, then fire three quick body shots.  The 
guard will go down.

-----
RPG-7
-----
Ammo- 20
Magazine- 1

CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- Yes... itís a rocket launcher.  Useful for taking out heavy 
artillery, like helicopters and huge tanks that are out to crush you.

SPECIAL

-------
Patriot
-------

Ammo- Unlimited
Magazine- Unlimited
CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- No, you donít get it in the normal game.  Beat the game once and 
youíll get this awesome gun.  It has unlimited ammo, and never needs to 
reload, so you can basically fire a never-ending stream of bullets... 
forever.


------
EZ Gun
------

Ammo- Unlimited
Magazine- 1
CQC- Yes
Suppressor- Yes
Description- You get this on Very Easy and when youíve captured all plants 
and animals in the game.  It has unlimited ammo.  Itís reload time is 
basically nonexistent.  It has lazer sighting.  It can also zoom in.  
Equipping it keeps your camo index up to 80%, always.  It also decreases 
stamina loss.  This gun makes the game so much easier.

-------
Grenade
-------
Ammo- 20
Magazine- N/A
CQC- No

Suppressor- No
Description- Itís... a grenade.  Hold square to pull the pin, and release it 
to throw.  Depending on how hard you press square, Snake will throw it 
farther.  Like all grenades, it will explode after a few seconds.  Any enemy 
captured in the blast will die instantly.

---
WPG
---
Ammo-20
Magazine- N/A
CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- Itís a grenade that causes a very fiery explosion.  Any 
vegetation in the immediate area will be burned, and any guards will catch 
fire and eventually die.  Itís actually kind of useless unless you like to 
inflict torture, which nobody likes, right?

------------
Stun Grenade
------------
Ammo- 20
Magazine- N/A
CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- Itís a grenade that stuns rather than kills.  Once thrown, it 
emits a bright light and a loud bang that can even affect you.  If youíre 
caught in it, your screen will go white and all sound will go mute for a few 
seconds.  To prevent this, simply turn away from the blast.  Youíll be fine.


-------------
Chaff Grenade
-------------
Ammo- 20
Magazine- N/ACQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- Itís a grenade that disrupts all radio signals and electronic 
devices in the immediate area.  Useful in a few situations.

-------------
Smoke Grenade
-------------

Ammo- 20
Magazine- N/A
CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- Itís a grenade that emits a thick cloud of smoke when thrown.  
Use it to confuse Snakeís enemies and get away, or attack them without fear 
of retaliation.

---

TNT
---
Ammo- 16
Magazine- N/A
CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- This is, basically, a bomb with a detonator.  Press square to 
set it on a surface it can be set on.  Move some distance away, and, with TNT 
equipped, press O to detonate it.

--
C3
--
Ammo- 4
Magazine- N/A
CQC- No
Suppressor- No
Description- This can only be used at one point in the game.  Back up against 
the generators and press square to set it.  Afterwards, it becomes useless.

--------
Claymore
--------
Ammo- 16
Magazine- N/A
CQC- No

Suppressor- No
Description- These are landmines.  They can be picked up when theyíre set by 
crawling over them.  Walking over then sets them off.

=============
Misc. Weapons
=============

----
Book
----
Ammo- 10
Description- A book filled with adult-oriented material and pictures.  When 
laid on the ground, if a guard sights it, he immediately gets down and starts 
reading.  Use this opportunity to sneak by him.

--------
Magazine
--------
Ammo- 100
Description- An empty gun magazine.  Throw it like a grenade.  Use it for 
when you want to make noise.

----------------------
Directional Microphone
----------------------
Ammo- N/A
Description- Itís a microphone thatís extremely sensitive to sound.  Use it 
to hear animals/guardsí footsteps from a long distance.

=====
Items
=====

------------
Active Sonar
------------
Capacity- 1
With this equipped, you will see a circle at the top of your screen.  This 
represents your surroundings.  Press L3 to emit sonar waves, which then 
detect the presence of life-forms directly around you.  Immensely useful, but 
it makes noise.

---------

AP Sensor
---------
Capacity- 1
Whenever youíre near a life-form, your controller will begin to vibrate, if 
this was equipped.

----------
Binoculars
----------
Capacity- 1
Use these when you want to see things a long distance from you.

---------
Bug Juice
---------
Capacity- 25
Itís bug repellent.  Keeps away hornets and leeches.


-------------------------
Cardboard Box A, B, and C
-------------------------
Capacity-1
These three cardboard boxes are some of the most useful indoor items in the 
game.  Equip one and stay still to fool the enemy into thinking youíre just a 
box.  If youíre not in their direct patrol route, they just might be fooled.  
To almost ensure safety, hide next to boxes of the same type.  If enemies see 
you moving under a box, or if the box is in a very un-boxlike place, they 
will investigate.  At this point, be prepared to run, as theyíll lift your 
box up and get a free shot in at you.

------
Camera
------
Capacity- 1
Say cheese!  Take pictures and save them to your memory card.  What fun!


-----
Cigar
-----
Capacity-1
Not really much use for this... it kills you slowly as itís equipped, but it 
emits a small amount of light.  The moral is: donít smoke.

--------

Croc Cap
--------
Capacity- 1
Itís a cap that resembles the head of an Indian Gavial!  Slowly wade through 
water and guards will be convinced Snake is just another animal.  Just donít 
do anything a crocodile wouldnít do.

---------------
Fake Death Pill
---------------
Capacity- 5
Take this to enter a state of Fake Death, with game over screen and all.  
Guards just might walk away, leaving you to escape.  Use the Revival Pill to 
exit the Fake Death state.

----------------
Keys A, B, and C
----------------
Capacity- 1
Keys given to you at various points of the game.  You donít even need to 
equip them to open the doors.

-------------
Life Medicine
-------------
Capacity- 10
These have taken the place of the Rations.  Use this to regain a small amount 
of life.  Equip it, and Snake will regain life when he receives a fatal blow.

-------------
Mine Detector
-------------
Capacity- 1
This beeps whenever you approach claymore mines.  The quicker it beeps, the 
closer you are.

---------------
Motion Detector
---------------
Capacity- 1
This is a sensor that detects the motion of life-forms.  If the dots are very 
bright, then the thing is moving fast.  If theyíre dull, then itís moving 
slow or not moving at all.


--------------------
Night Vision Goggles
--------------------

Capacity- 1
Useful in pitch-black areas.  It makes it so you can see in the dark.  
However, they can draw unwanted attention towards you in light areas.

------------
Revival Pill
------------
Capacity- N/A
Use this to awaken from a state of Fake Death.

---------------
Thermal Goggles
---------------
Capacity- 1
These allow you to view the world in heat rather than light.  Hot things 
appear red or white, while cold things appear blue or black.  Use this when 
you are having difficulty seeing guards/animals that sort of blend in with 
their surroundings.  Also use these to make guards at a long distance stand 
out more.

============================================================================
----------------------------PART TWO: WALKTHROUGH--------------------------
============================================================================

/\-----------------------------------------------/\
==-----------2.0: How To Use This Guide----------==
\/-----------------------------------------------\/

This strategy guide covers the NORMAL level of difficulty, which is the 
standard level of difficulty.  It can be used for the Very Easy and Easy 
difficulties, but for Hard and Extreme, some of the strategies may not work.

The Walkthrough is divided into different sections.  In each section, a 


walkthrough of every area and strategies for boss battles are provided.  
Hereís an example of the layout for an area:

=========
Area Name
=========

Preliminary Stuff goes here.  Any random information that you may need for 
the area.   

Items- 
Items found in the area.

Weapons- 
Weapons found in the area.

Enemies- The number of enemies in the area, whether they be guards or dogs.
Strategy- 
Strategy for the area.  

Things to Try- 
Random, fun things to try.

---

Note that while I may tell you WHEN to get rid of enemies, very rarely I will 
recommend HOW.  That is up to you.  Personally, I used non-lethal ways, 
unless itís specifically noted.  However, you may do whatever you wish.

I also usually wonít tell you when to capture/eat food.  It depends on the 
type of player you are, really, and how fast you consume stamina.  Itís not 
that hard to eat when you see that your stamina is low.  


All right?  Have you got it?  Is everything set?  All right, now thatís 
covered, let us begin... with the Walkthrough!

/\-----------------------------------------------/\
==-----------2.1: Virtuous Mission---------------==
\/-----------------------------------------------\/

=================
Preliminary Stuff

=================

Select NEW GAME from the title screen.  Note that CIRCLE is the selection 
button, not X.  When it asks you what series you liked, pick whatever you 
want.  The MGS2 option gives you an extra cutscene at the beginning of the 
game.

When it asks you to choose your difficulty, choose whatever you want.  Hereís 
the breakdown on difficulties:

Very Easy- Choose this if youíve never played the series and/or any games 
that share any similarities to this genre whatsoever.  Why?  Because this 
mode will be too ****ing easy if you have.  Guards are practically blind.  
BLIND.  Not to mention deaf.  There are very few of them in each area.  You 
have a huge life bar.  You deal out tremendous amounts of damage, and very 
little gets dealt out to you.  Not only that, but you have the EZ gun, which 
is so cheap that itís almost funny.

Easy- Choose this if youíre a newbie to the series... really.  Itís basically 
normal, but with a few modifications to make it easier.  Guards can see 
farther, and they can actually hear you.  It can actually be somewhat of a 
challenge to a newbie.  Of course, if youíre really confident, you may try...

Normal- The standard difficulty level, of which this guide is based on.  
Choose this if youíve played MGS2, or if youíre confident.  Guards see and 
hear the standard distances.  Bosses typically have life bars that are much 
longer than yours.  They are also a whole lot smarter than the other 
difficulties.  Theyíll actually (gasp) throw grenades and take cover!

Hard- Just like it says... hard.  The main difference here is that guards are 
smarter, more accurate, and can see longer.  Choose this if youíve beaten 
MGS2 on Normal, because you should be able to handle it.

Extreme- Available after beating the game once.  Just like the title says... 
extreme.  Think three shots and youíre dead.  Think ONE-HIT boss kills (yes, 
one-hit).  ITíS EXTREME!

After all thatís settled, sit down and watch the opening cutscenes!


===============
Dremuchij South
===============

After the enthralling HALO jump, you find yourself smack dab in the middle of 
the jungle.  Your first objective: retrieve your backpack.  Youíll need it if 
you want to even think about proceeding.

Items- 
MK22 ammo 
Life Medicine

Weapons- 
None

Enemies- 
None

Strategy- 
From your starting point, head northeast and hook around the small pathway.  
You should be right in front of a slope that leads to the center of the area.  
Before sliding down to the center of the area, grab the Life Medicine sitting 
near the edge of the drop.  Slide down.

See that climbable tree?  The one with vines on it?  Run up to it and press 
the action button (triangle).  Snake will climb up the tree.  Slowly walk out 
on the tree limb, and collect your backpack by pressing triangle once again 
to hang off of the tree.  Snake will drop down, and a lengthy radio 
conversation will start.

Afterwards, equip your MK22 that was retrieved from your backpack.  Head 
north to the next area.

Things to Try- 
Now that youíve gotten your Tranq gun, try capturing your first food in this 
area.  There are a few snakes and birds here, as well as some mushrooms.  Or 
you could just use the knife at the start and kill the food instead.

===================
Dremuchij Swampland
===================

Now that your backpack has been retrieved, you can move on to your real 
objective: Rescue Sokolov.  Heís being held in a complex to the north.  So... 
head north!


Items- 
Bug Juice
MK22 Ammo

MK22 Suppressor

Weapons- 

None

Enemies- 
None

Strategy- 
Head north through patches of grass, and consider changing your camouflage to 
match your surroundings.  There are no enemies here, but there will be some 
in the next area.  When you approach what appears to be a muddy swamp, stop.  
It will suck you in like quicksand.  Head east along the 
narrow strip of land in front of the quicksand, tranquilizing the two 
crocodiles if they start bothering you.  Look for a pack of grenades and some 
bug juice.  Now, take out our survival knife, and slice the Crocodileís heads 
up.  Watch out if they wake up.  Once they die, youíll score some serious 
crocodile meat... which SHOULD last you until the end of the current mission.

Now, look north to the central island.  You should see two more crocodiles.  
Tranq them from a distance, and then trudge directly through the mud towards 
this island.  Hurry up before the quicksand sucks you in.  Once youíve 
arrived on the island, look northwest.  There should be one more island.  
Trudge towards it, and avoid/Tranq the crocodile.  

Behind the croc is an MK22 suppressor... even though you donít really need 
it.  Afterwards, head north to where the mud ends and the pathway continues.  
Head right out of the area.

Things to Try-
Ever try throwing a grenade into a Crocodileís mouth?  They get confused for 
a second, complete with a question mark symbol over their heads.  Eventually, 
it explodes... inside its body.

===============
Dremuchij North
===============

Oh no, your first enemies!  Donít worry; this areaís still a breeze.


Items-
Bug Juice
MK22 Ammo
Thermal Goggles

Weapons-
Grenades
Stun Grenades
SVD

Enemies- 5

Strategy- 
From the start, equip your best camo and hide in the patch of grass directly 
in front of you.  Crawl to the very edge of it, but make sure your camo index 
is still at 90% or so, which it should be when youíre in the grass with the 
correct camo.  Look up in First Person View.  You should eventually see a 
guard approach.  Wait until he gets close enough for you to shoot him in the 
head.  Try not to miss.

After he falls, crawl north.  There is some bug juice in the log right in 
front of you.  Before proceeding, go southeast down the first side-path you 
see.  At the end of this path is an SVD, a sniper rifle!  Put it in your 
weapons menu.

Now, go back onto the main path and crawl north.  The guard you just shot 
should have fallen in or around a patch of grass.  Leave him alone or shake 
him for items.  Crawl forward into the next patch of grass.  There is a guard 
that patrols directly to your north, if you canít see him, push yourself up 
while in FPV with L2 + R2.  When you have a chance, shoot him.
Crawl northwest into a dark corner, changing your camo as needed.  From here, 
look directly east.  There is another guard patrolling in the east, wait 
until you can see him, and then shoot him when you have the chance.  Once 
heís down, donít wait around or get any more items; you shouldnít need them 
at all at this point.  Head directly out of the area by running along the 
northern wall, then finally going north when the path branches off.

Things to Try-
Remember that first guard that you felled?  If you drag him down the southern 
path towards the Sniper Rifle, far from other guards, you can have a bit of 
fun with him.  Try slicing him on the ground while he sleeps if youíre evil.  
Or, if youíre brave, kick him (use the CQC melee combo right above his head) 
over and over until he wakes up, and then hold him up from the back.  He just 
might give you extra items.

===========
Dolinovodno
===========

Items-
Pentazemin
MK22 Ammo

Weapons-
XM16E1

Enemies- 4

Strategy-
From the start, bend down in the grass and crawl north a bit, until you can 
see the area a few feet below you clearly.  The positioning of the guards in 
this immediate area depends on... something I donít know.  There will either 
be two guards below you and one on the bridge, or one below you and two on 
the bridge.  In the first situation, Tranq the first guard when the otherís 
back is turned, and then Tranq the second.  In the second situation, simply 
Tranq the guard right below you.  

Slide down the slope and hide in a patch of grass directly south of the 
bridge.  Now look towards the bridge.  If there is one guard there, just 
Tranq him, and if there is two, youíll have to Tranq both of them in the head 
in quick succession, so one doesnít raise the alarm.

Afterwards, move towards the bridge, but donít cross yet.  Get out your SVD, 
the one you should have gotten in the previous area.  There is one more guard 
patrolling all the way across the bridge.  Wait until he comes into your 
sights and then headshot him so he dies without a fuss.


If you donít have the sniper rifle for some reason, youíll have to cross the 
bridge (put on good camo and crawl) and take him out from close range.  I 
donít recommend this, but... meh.

Before you head north out of the area, youíll want to collect a few items.  

Once youíre on the land past the bridge, head north for a bit, and then trek 
down the seemingly useless southeast path.  It circles around below the 
bridge.  Back up against the wall when the path gets too thin.  Once the path 
widens out again, collect the items, including a new machinegun! Then, head 
north, out of the area.

Things to Try-
The bridgeís ropes are easily severed with your knife or some bullets.  If 
you cut enough ropes, the bridge becomes so unstable that itís practically 

impossible to walk on without slipping.  If Snake slips, he grabs on for dear 
life... the same cannot be said for guards.  Try dropping them off of the 
bridge while theyíre sleeping and watch them fall down, down, down...

=======
Rassvet
=======


Here it is, the complex that Sokolovís being held in!  Itís surprisingly 
tightly guarded for an area so early in the game. DO NOT underestimate the 
security in this area.

Items-
XM16E1 Ammo
XM16E1 Suppressor
Life Medicine
Mousetrap

Weapons-
M37

Enemies- 6

Strategy-
All right, from the start, get down onto the ground.  Position yourself so 
your body is FACING in between both of the brick walls, but make sure youíre 
a reasonable distance from the actual walls, so the guards donít notice you.

You should see a guard patrolling directly in front of you.  Tranq him before 
he gets too close, and then wait a bit.  Another guard should eventually 
notice him sprawled out on the ground.  When you hear the ďwhatís wrong,Ē 
youíll know heís noticed him.  Be ready for him.  When he comes into view, 
Tranq him in the head.

If you wish, drag these guardsí bodies back behind the brick walls, out of 
sight.  It would be smart to get them out of the picture, now, so they donít 
wake up.


Now, crawl northeast a bit from your starting position, into a patch of grass 
alongside a fence.  See those two brown barrels next to a tree?  Press your 
back up against these barrels, and crouch down.  The camera should shift back 
a bit.  Look to see if you can see another guard patrolling inside the 
complex through one of the gaps in the southern wall directly north of you.  
Move your camera upwards with the right stick if you must.  Once you see him, 
stand up, but get as far back as you can.  Flip into first person view, and 
try to shoot the guard inside the complex through a large gap in the wall.  
Itís a tough shot, so you may have to risk crawling in front of the black 
barrels to get him.  Once heís down, get down on the ground.  

Crawl northwest a bit into the patch of grass thatís directly below the 
right-most huge gap in the southern wall of the complex.  Face the gap and 
push 
yourself up in FPV as high as you can.  You should eventually see a guard 
come into view briefly.  If you donít, move back a little.  You will have to 
shoot quickly and accurately if you want to hit him.  If he raises the alarm, 
crawl directly into the hole in front of you and wait out the caution mode.

Make a mad dash for Sokolov once this guard is down.  Check your map, and 
then RUN.  An automatic cutscene will start once you are outside his door.

After the awesome cutscene, you find yourself in control again.  Your 
objective just went south, so go follow him out of the area!  


Things to Try-


If you are outside of Sokolovís room, you can shoot through the windows or 
throw snakes inside to make him scared.  Through in a grenade and heíll die.  
IT LOOKS LIKE YOUíVE CREATED A TIME PARADOX!

After the cutscenes, you can do anything you like to Ocelotís guards.  
However, leave Ocelot alone.  Kill him, and youíve just created yourself 
another TIME PARADOX!

====================
Dolinvodno Riverbank
====================

After being totally owned by The Boss, you find yourself on riverbank miles 
away from the bridge.  Youíre barely alive, and you have to cure yourself, 
quick.

Items- 
None
Weapons- 
None

Enemies- None



Strategy-
Youíre badly injured, so youíll need to cure yourself, and fast.  If you 
didnít listen to Para-Medic before, call her again.  Open the survival viewer 
and select CURE.  Look at the symptoms for each wound, and treat them 
accordingly.  Cuts require Disinfectant, Styptic, Suture Kit, and finally, a 
Bandage, while broken bones require a Bandage and a Splint.  After youíve 
cured everything, some new cutscene eventually start, and your current 
mission ends.

Things to Try-
During the cutscene, you get one of those ďR1Ē sequences, where you have to 
press R1 to view the world through Snakeís eyes.  During this sequence, look 
through Snakeís eyes and move the camera all the way to the left.  Is that... 
a... *gasp*!

/\--------------------------------------------/\
==---2.2: Operation Snake Eater: Part One-----==
\/--------------------------------------------\/

This section goes from the beginning to the Ocelot Battle.

==============
Dremuchij East
==============

Youíre back, healed, and ready to go.  Itís nighttime, so the same camouflage 

most likely wonít work in the same areas.  Try black; it works wonders in 
some areas.

Items-
None

Weapons- 
None 

Enemies- None

Strategy- Just head north.

===============
Dremuchij North
===============

Items- 
None


Weapons- 
None

Enemies- 2

Strategy-
Head Northwest.  Eventually, a cutscene, consisting of you getting owned, 
will ensue.  Your gun has been taken from you, and two enemies are now coming 
to investigate.  There are two ways you can handle this.

One, you could hide in that patch of grass thatís a short distance east from 
you, and lob a stun grenade directly into the approaching guards from the 
northís paths.  If they see the crash pod, theyíll raise the alarm and 
caution mode will start, complete with more guards.

Or two, you could quickly head south to Dremuchij swampland.  When you come 
back, the guards wonít have noticed you, and will be patrolling apart.  I 
believe one might even leave.  The lone guard is patrolling to the Northwest 
of the area, so you may avoid him or sneak up on him to take him out.

Things to Try-
Nothing interesting to do, really.

==========
Dolinvodno
==========

Items-
Raindrop Camouflage

Weapons-
Smoke Grenades

Enemies- 2

Strategy-
From the start, bend down in the grass and survey the guard below you.  He 
will be pausing where he is for a second, and then heíll start walking up the 
bridge.  This is your chance.  Slide down your slope and either risk stalking 
out to the bridge and grabbing him in CQC, or hide in the grass to the side 
of the bridge.  Wait until he comes past you, then get up, stalk right behind 
him, and dispose of him from there.


Afterwards, cross the bridge, but stay low.  There is one more guard 
patrolling the side path you went to earlier to get the XM16E1.  Itís very 
easy to run past him while heís moving south, or you can stalk behind him and 
dispose of him while heís moving south.  If you choose to, get the items, 
including a raindrop camouflage, underneath the bridge by moving along the 
narrow pathway again.

Finally, run north out of the area.

Things to Try-
Ever try cutting a rope on the bridge while a Guardís still on it?  Theyíll 
notice and wonder whatís happening.

=======
Rassvet
=======

Items-
Thermal Goggles
Mine Detector
Bug Juice
Cardboard Box A
Zombie Face-paint

Weapons-
Smoke Grenades
AK-47

Enemies- None

Strategy-
No enemies?  In Rassvet?  Amazing!  Before you move to where Sokolov was 
held previously, scour the entire area for free items.  Donít forget the AK-
47 thatís up the stairs.  Now, bang into Sokolovís room in the Northwest.  No 
oneís there!  Before you leave, open the locker in the southwest corner of 
the room to get Thermal Goggles, which help incredibly throughout the game.  
Leave the room, and an automatic cut-scene starts.  

After the cut-scenes, you find yourself faced with a full-fledged attack 
team... from the Ocelot unit, no less.  So much for no guards.

-----------------
BOSS- OCELOT UNIT
-----------------

The Ocelot Unit consists of eight members, all spread throughout Rassavet.  
Luckily, you now have your gun, AND an AK-47.  

From the start, QUICKLY stand on the bed and look through the window right 
beside it.  There is a guard outside.  Stand on your tip-toes if you canít 
see him.  Headshot him with your gun if you have the chance.  You could also 
just Tranq him and wait for him to fall.

Now, as quick as possible, get down and crawl under the bed.  Four members 
are coming straight for your room.  They will eventually shoot down the door 
and throw a stun grenade in.  Turn away from the blast so it doesnít affect 
you, and then lob a stun or real grenade of your own right back at them from 
under the bed.  Try to make it land directly in between the group.  If youíre 
lucky, the blast should take out ALL FOUR members at the same time.  If not, 
wait a bit for the surviving members to come towards your room.  Throw 
another grenade.  It should take out the remaining members.  This shouldnít 
happen, but if there are STILL members left and theyíre not coming towards 
your room, either throw another grenade towards the back of the room, or get 
up from under your bed and use your gun to fight them head-on, which is 
dangerous.  You shouldnít leave the room until there are four enemies 
remaining... three if you hit the guard on the outside.

Now, get up.  Do you see that window over the bed?  Run at it, and perform a 
dive-roll THROUGH it.  You should land right where the first guard you saw 
through the window was standing.

There are three guards left, one to the south of you, one to the west, all 
the way on the other side of the complex, and one sniper on the roof.  If 
youíre lucky, you can get the sniper now.  Go really close to the wall and 
adjust your camera upwards.  Move along the wall.  If you see the sniper 
directly above you, throw a stun grenade up onto the roof, if you still have 
them.  The blast should take him out.  If you canít see him, donít worry 

about him for now.  If you havenít done it yet, adjust your camouflage.  

Look directly south.  There is a guard patrolling in the south.  If you canít 
see him, move closer.  Kill/Tranq him from a distance.  

There is another guard that patrols west of where you just got rid of that 
guard.  Heís on the western side of the entire area, though.  Make your way 
west along the outer fence, and eventually, you should see him.  Get him from 
a distance.  

If you havenít taken out the sniper yet, nowís the time to do so.  Climb up 
the stairs of the complex and look to the roof over your starting building, 
slightly to your northeast.  He should be there, walking along the roof.  If 
you canít see him, get out your thermal goggles.  If youíre having trouble 
shooting him, get off the stairs and try moving directly under the roofís 
broken edge.  Stand just under it, and look upwards.  He sometimes pauses 
over this area; use that chance to shoot him. 

When youíre all done, head northeast.  Thereís a newly opened gate, and you 
can proceed!

Things to Try-
Ever try getting through the Ocelot Unit with no alerts?  Itís not that hard, 
if you know what to do.

=============
Chyornyj Prud
=============

Items- 
AK-47 Ammo
MK22 Ammo
Croc Cap
M1911A1 Ammo
GA-KO camouflage

Weapons-
WPG
Smoke Grenades
Grenades
Stun Grenades
Chaff Grenades

Enemies- None

Strategy-
All right, this area is basically a huge pond, so it should be easy to simply 
swim across it... oh, wait, there are crocodiles.  DO NOT let one touch you 
in the middle of the water.  If you cannot see them well, use the thermal 
goggles to make sure none of them get close.  Be sure to kill one or two to 
score some serious croc meat.  It should hold you for a while.

To get through this area quickly, simply swim towards the northeast corner of 
the area.  Once youíre on land, head out of the area... but watch out for 
that rope strung between two trees.  Use thermal goggles to see it.  Once 
itís seen, you can either crawl under it or dive-roll over it.  However, 
there is a kind of useful and mostly fun item thatís also in this area: the 
croc cap!

Swim northwest, avoiding crocodiles along the way, until you cannot go any 
farther.  There are two pathways in the western part of this northeast area, 
but they are blocked off.  The bottom pathway can be accessed, just swim 
under the log to get to shore.  You should see a climbable tree near the edge 
of the water.  Scale it, and shimmy out on the limb until youíre positioned 
directly above a rope.  Hereís the hard part.  Let go of the tree with X and 
then grab onto the below rope as you fall with triangle.  Shimmy along the 
rope towards a small island.  The croc cap is located here.  With it 
equipped, while youíre trudging through water, enemies will be convinced 
youíre just another crocodile!  Itís an excellent camouflage for a later 
area. 

Now, make your way to the northeast exit.  You can find the GA-KO camouflage 
just south of the northeast corner.

Things to Try-
Hereís something NOT to try- donít get bitten by crocodiles in deep water.  
Oh, and did you try setting off the trap, getting hit, and then listening to 
the call from Eva?  Funny stuff!

===================
Bolshaya Past South
===================

Items-
Claymores
Splitter Camo
Choco Chip Camo

Weapons- 
None 


Enemies- 4 guards, 1 dog

Strategy-
Enter from the east.  From the start, get down on the ground.  There are 
claymores planted in the first section of this area, and getting hit with 
them... hurts.  Crawling over them allows you to pick them up with no damage.  

You are faced with an electric fence as your first problem.  Thereís no way 
to get past it... except for that nice, low pathway that goes right under it.  
Itís a brown pathway, and crawling along it allows you to pass through with 
no harm.

Now come the claymores.  If youíre crawling, you have nothing to worry about.  
Crawl west along the electric fence, but stay back a bit, because thereís an 
attack dog just beyond the fence.  Look for it.  If you canít see it, use 
thermal goggles.  Once you have it in your sights, kill it through the fence 
with a headshot from your gun, so it disappears forever.

However, a guard will hear its cry and come to inspect.  He will approach 
from the east, but he takes a while.  Wait until you see him, and then take 
him down from behind the fence.

Now you have to get past this next fence.  I believe that thereís a climbable 
tree which you can use to take you over, or you can just use thermal goggles 
to see the gaping hole in the bottom of the fence.  Get past the fence. You 
can either head east or west from your position.  Head west first.

There is yet another electrical fence blocking this western section.  
However, donít worry about that just yet.  Look towards the center of the 
area beyond the electrical fence.  You should see two guards standing really 
close to each other; if you canít, use thermal goggles (dang, these things 
are useful).  Shoot one when the otherís not looking, but DO NOT MISS.  If 
you must, use scope-sniping.  Once theyíre both down, look for the last 
guard, who is patrolling on a high ledge thatís behind both guards.  Take him 

out.


If youíre having trouble getting these guards, you may have to move in 
closer.  Do you see that hole thatís about midway through the electrical 
fence?  Use thermal goggles if you canít see it.  Back up, and then execute a 
diving roll with perfect timing to dive right through the opening.

Once all three are eliminated, head back from the fence to the unexplored 
eastern path.  There are two quicksand pools here, avoid them and climb up 
onto the nearby ledge.  Press up against the rock and sidestep all the way to 
the north end of the ledge, where the Splitter camo is located.  Once thatís 
done, proceed past the electrical fence.  Equip thermal goggles to see the 
traps and exit through the northeast.

Things to Try-
Try getting electrocuted by the fence.  You wonít die, but OUUUUCH!
Did you try throwing guards INTO the fence?  Its evil, but it can be done.  
Try it with the guard who came to inspect the yelp of the dog.

==================
Bolshaya Past Base
==================

Items-
M1911A1 Ammo
M1911A1 Suppressor
MK22 Ammo
Mousetraps
Snow Face Paint
Water Camouflage
Russian Ration
Calorie Mate
Bandages
Digestive Medicine 
Life Medicine
Antidote
AK-47 Ammo

Weapons-
WPG
TNT
Grenades
Stun Grenades

Enemies- 6

Strategy-
This area isnít as hard as it would seem at first.  Enter from the east, and 
drop down.  There is a guard patrolling directly in front of you.  Take him 
out.  Move forward and you will see another guard heading towards the guard 
who you just took down.  Take him down before he gets too close.

Youíre free to stand up now.  Approach the huge machine gun.  Shift your 
camera upwards in third-person-view, and equip thermal goggles.  You should 
see a guard at the top of your screen, all the way across the area.  Taking 
him out from where you stand is tough, but possible.  If you flip into First-
Person-View and look directly in his direction, a brick wall seemingly blocks 
your view of him.  However, if you use the scope, itís possible to zoom into 
him through the gap in the brick wall.  This means that itís also possible to 
scope-snipe him through the gap in the brick wall.  If youíre not up to the 
challenge, just proceed.  Get on your belly and crawl towards the center of 
the area.  You may stop at the buildings to your left to collect items, if 
you wish, but be very quiet.  If you havenít, kill the northern guard when 
you approach him.

Crawl north until you reach the exit.  Run out through the exit.


Things to Try-
If you found some TNT, it is possible to blow up the food and munitions 
storehouses!  Remember those buildings that contained lots of weapons ammo or 
food packages?  Set TNT inside them.  Run towards the exit, but donít 
actually leave yet.  Detonate every TNT charge you set, and then make a run 
for it before the enemies notice.

=====================
Bolshaya Past Crevice
=====================

------------
Boss- Ocelot
------------

This area seems to be built for battle, with sufficient cover on both sides 
and a large ditch separating the two of you.  

Even though you can use whatever weapon you wish, I STRONGLY recommend that 
you beat Ocelot by Tranqing him.  Youíll earn a camo thatís extremely helpful 
in a later area.

From the start, run straight behind the L-shaped rock for cover.  Ocelot will 
most likely dash for his own cover, or attempt to fire shots at you.  

Throughout the battle, keep this in mind:  If youíre behind cover on the left 

side, and heís on your right, or if youíre on the right and heís on your 
left, he can hit you, and vice-versa.  If youíre both on the same side, 
youíre basically safe... until later.

This is the main strategy of the battle:  Wait out Ocelotís bullets, and 
whenever you see him running across the field for new cover, run out 
yourself.  Aim your gun and shoot him.  You DO NOT have to go into first 

person view, because Snake usually locks on to his body anyway.  Going into 
first person view is slower unless youíre an extremely quick aimer and 
shooter.  As soon as you shoot him, run behind cover again.  Any time 
Ocelotís behind cover and not looking out to shoot you, you may want to risk 
moving out from behind your cover and trying to get an angle to shoot him.  
If youíre lucky, heíll still think youíre behind your original cover, and 
heíll keep shooting at empty space.

Note that Ocelotís guns have six shots each, which makes for 12 shots in all.  
Whenever he is out, he will reload.  If youíre lucky, the fool will reload 


right in the open, giving you a free shot on him.  Make it a headshot.  Even 
if he doesnít reload in the open, if you can catch sight of him, try to shoot 
him.

After youíve damaged Ocelot enough, his comrades in the woods will 
start shooting at you.  Theyíre really bad shots.  Ocelot will call them off, 
giving you a free shot at him.  

Later in the battle, Ocelot will begin bouncing bullets, which means he can 
always hit you, even from behind cover.  That doesnít mean he will.  If 
youíre behind cover and he starts bouncing bullets, try running around in 
circles behind your cover to throw off his aim.

Ocelot isnít that big on cheating, so if you use anything other than your 
MK22 or M1911A1, he will get mad, and his comrades will shoot at you.  That 
doesnít mean you have to play fair.  Throwing a stun grenade and watching him 
go blind is actually kind of fun.

Keep hacking away at Ocelotís Stamina (or health, if you donít want the 
helpful camo) until he falls.  Afterwards, some cutscenes start, and you fall 
into a cave.

Things to Try-
Try shooting off Ocelotís hat.  Useless?  Yes.  Fun?  Oh yes.
Also, try shooting down the hornetís nest on Ocelots side.  However, for 

payback, he may shoot down the hornetís nest on your side.

Lastly, try walking up to the center of the Crevice without firing anything.  
He may see you and challenge you to a duel!  Once you gain control, shoot him 
as quick as possible.

/\--------------------------------------------------------/\
==-----------2.3: Operation Snake Eater: Part Two---------==
\/--------------------------------------------------------\/


This section goes from the end of the Ocelot battle to The Pain.

==============================
Chyornaya Peschera Cave Branch
==============================

Youíre in a cave... a really dark one.  There are no enemies; you just have 
to find a way out.  

Items-
Serum
Cold Medicine
AK-47 Ammo
Night Vision Goggles

M1911A1 Ammo
Russian Ration
Battery 
MK22 Ammo
Bug Juice

Weapons- 
WPG
Torch
Grenades

Enemies- None

Strategy-
All right, donít panic.  Itís really dark in here, but you do have a few ways 
to light up your surroundings.  The simplest way is to wait.  Snakeís eyes 
eventually get accustomed to the dark, which help a little.  However, this 
takes a long time, and is actually kind of boring.  You can also equip your 
cigar, which provides a really small amount of light, but that will have to 
do for now.  Or, if you want to be cheap, adjust the brightness on your TV.  
Cheater.

Anyway, from your starting point, collect the Animal Camo thatís on a rock 
right next to you (use thermal goggles so you donít miss it).  It should be 
there, since I told you to beat Ocelot by Tranqing him.  But if you didnít 
listen to me, you can just proceed to the east.

After walking east for a really short time, you should come to a clearing 
with three possible pathways.  Go to the left one.  Youíll know youíre in the 
right place when you come across two waterfalls.  In between these 
waterfalls, lies a WPG and the Torch.  Finally, some decent light!

If youíre having trouble getting to the torch, from your starting point, run 
straight into the wall in front of you, and then hug the wall as you move 
east.  The wall should loop around and eventually bring you to the area with 
the waterfalls.

Once you have the torch, you can do all the exploring you want.  I recommend 
stocking up on cave animals.  When you want to leave, return to the opening 
with three possible paths, and take the middle one, which is a hole that you 
have to crawl through.  Keep crawling and youíll eventually emerge on a 
pathway above the waterfalls.  Keep going forward and youíll exit.


Things to Try-
Try getting through the cave with the Thermal Goggles equipped.  Youíll need 
to know the whole thing like the back of your hand to succeed.

=======================
Chyornaya Peschera Cave
=======================

Items-
Snow Camouflage
MK22 Ammo
M1911A1 Ammo

AK-47 Ammo

Weapons-
M37

Enemies- None

Strategy- 
Take the right fork as you enter the area.  You will find an M37 (yes!) and 
some MK22 bullets.  Now, crawl north under the crawlspace.  Eventually, you 
will come across a Snow Camo.  As soon as you get the Snow Camo, backtrack 
and take the left fork, which only contained M1911A1 bullets and AK-47 
bullets.  Head forwards and approach your next boss battle.

--------------
Boss- The Pain
--------------

The Pain is the first true boss of the game.  He is a crazy soldier that 
controls hornets and uses them to attack you.  However, he is not as hard as 
he looks.

The first thing you should know is that The Pain is invincible when his bees 
cover him.  They will absorb each and every one of your attacks... except for 
ones launched by your M37.  The shotgun can effectively blast the bees off of 
the pain 80% of the time, exposing him to attack.  If you donít have the 
shotgun, youíll have to wait until the bees come off themselves.

From the start, blast the Pain with your shotgun or assault rifle until he 
takes damage.  He will most likely retaliate with a standard hornet attack, 
where he sends them after you to damage you.  Dive off of your platform into 
the water and start moving around.  No matter what attack he chooses, this 
method will aid you in avoiding almost every single one.

The Pain has a few attacks-

Regular Hornet Swarm-
The Pain will simply send bees out to sting you.  Dive underwater or move 
around to avoid them.

Tracking Hornet Swarm- 
The Pain will send out bees that emit a yellow mist.  If you get hit with 
this mist, the Hornets will then converge on you and attempt to sting you to 

death.  Avoid this by not getting hit with the mist.


Tommy Gun-
The Painís bees will give him a machine gun.  He will fire at you.  Avoid 
this by moving around.

Grenade-
The Pain will give his bees a grenade.  The bees will form a sphere around 
it, and then drop it above you.  You can shoot the grenade in midair.

Double-
If The Pain canít hit you for a while, he will eventually form a double of 
himself to try and fool you.  Use your thermal goggles to find out the real 
one.  Shoot it in the head.

Bullet Bees-
After Painís Health/Stamina has been reduced halfway, he will release bullet 
bees that will lodge themselves in your body if they hit you.  Think of these 
as regular bullets, but with wings.

This battle basically consists of you moving around constantly and shooting 
The Pain with your shotgun or AK whenever his bees are not protecting him.  
You can either force the bees off with your shotgun or wait for them to come 
off during one of his attacks.  When shooting The Pain, make sure to shoot 
until heís down or until his bees come back.  If youíre using a heavy weapon, 
youíll have to climb onto an island to shoot him; be prepared to dive right 
back into the water.  As long as you keep moving around constantly, you 
should not die at all.

When the battleís done, head towards the exit thatís North. 

Things to Try-
After the battle, you can get onto the Painís platform!  From the exit shore, 
back up against the wall and follow a small side-ledge that circles around to 
the cave.  Youíll make your way onto a raised platform overlooking the water.  
Dive roll off of the end of this platform to reach The Painís platform!

/\--------------------------------------------------------/\
==-------2.4: Operation Snake Eater: Part Three-----------==
\/--------------------------------------------------------\/

This section goes from the end of The Pain battle to The Fear.

================================
Chyornaya Peschera Cave Entrance
================================

Congratulations, youíve beaten your first Cobra!  Now itís time to continue 
with the mission.

Items-
Claymores
AK-47 Ammo
M1911A1 Ammo
MK22 Ammo

Weapons-
None

Enemies- None

Strategy-
Head north.  In a small cave youíll find some ammo, but watch out for the 
claymores.  Crawl to pick them and the items up.  Head north, and carefully 
walk down the ledges.  Finally, youíll exit the cave.

===============
Ponizovje South
===============

Items- 
Chaff Grenades

Weapons-
None

Enemies- 2

Strategy-

With the Croc cap, this area is a whole lot easier.  Equip it and wade slowly 
upstream.  When a hovercraft guard approaches, lay down in the water.  Heíll 
think youíre just another crocodile.  Swim upstream if you wish, but keep 
your O2 gauge high by keeping your stamina high.  Before exiting north, make 
sure to go to the western side-path farther upstream that you would have most 
likely missed.

Without the Croc Cap, this area is a bit more difficult.  Donít move much 
from your starting position, and crouch.  Look in the Northeast.  You should 
see a hovercraft guard.  Aim and fire a knockout dart at him.  Donít hit his 
hovercraft.  He will eventually fall asleep, causing his hovercraft to lose 
control and explode.  This sets the area into caution mode.

The last guard will either be patrolling over where his comrade fell or 
simply sitting to the north, blocking your exit.  Move up to him as close as 
possible.  You will see his yellow hovercraft lights.  It is hard to see his 
body, as itís hidden by leaves, but attempt to shoot him through the leaves, 
using the binoculars to help you find where his body is.  Once he is 
asleep/dead, his hovercraft will explode.  Youíre free now.  Head to the 
almost unseen northwestern path.


Things to Try-
Try throwing a grenade into the water.  BOOM.  Watch as the food pops up 
EVERYWHERE.

==============
Ponizovje West
==============

Items-
M1911A1 Suppressor
MK22 Ammo
M1911A1 Ammo
MK22 Suppressor
MK22 Ammo
M37 Ammo
AK-47 Ammo

Weapons-
WPG
Stun Grenades
SVD
TNT
Grenades

Enemies- 2

Strategy-
All right, the first thing you should know is that if you get caught, you 
will most likely be in serious trouble.  The reinforcements for this area are 
hovercraft guards.  Anyway, from the start, go into FPV.  You may see a guard 
right in your line of vision, keep moving west if you canít see him.  He will 
eventually walk into your sights.  Take him out with a silenced weapon.  Keep 
moving forward until you move past the huge rock beside you.  Thereís another 
guard to the north.  He shouldnít be able to see you, so turn and fire.

Afterwards, raid the area.  Donít forget the Sniper Rifle thatís in the 
munitions department to the north.  Take it out of your backpack and put it 
directly into your weapons; itís useful.  In the building that you got the 
Sniper Rifle, set a TNT charge.  Run out of the building.  Detonate the 
charge.  BOOM.  Youíve now just weakened the enemy forces.  They will 
actually run out of ammo when shooting at you!

Exit from where you entered and head north to start a cut-scene.

Things to Try-
Try dropping the guards into the water when theyíre asleep.  That is, if 
youíre evil.

=============================
Ponizovje Warehouse: Exterior
=============================

Items-

SVD Ammo
M1911A1 Ammo
M1911A1 Suppressor
MK22 Ammo
AK-47 Ammo

Weapons-
Stun Grenades
Smoke Grenades

Enemies- 4 at first, then 3

Strategy-
All right, in this area, if you choose to, you can accomplish something 
totally awesome, and actually alter the gameís events.  If you got the Sniper 
Rifle in Poinzovje West, it is possible to kill The End (yes, the boss, the 
100-year-old sniper) early.  From your starting position, DO NOT MOVE.  Just 
get out your sniper rifle and look through its scope.  You should see The End 
getting wheeled away by a guard through a space in some boxes.  Aim through 
that space, and shoot the guard to death first.  Now, put about 3 or four 
REALLY QUICK shots into The Endís head before he can escape.  The End will 
mumble ďend...Ē and explode.  His wheelchair will fly towards your position.  
Move out of its way.  Of course, if you donít want to kill him, wait a bit 
for him to be wheeled out.

The very best way to take out the guards in this area is by Sniper Fire.  
There are three guards patrolling the docks.  Find them all through your 
Sniper Scope.  Kill one with a headshot, and if another one notices, kill 
that one, too.  Then kill the last one.  If anyone radios in for help, kill 
them first, then aim your Sniper Rifle at the warehouse entrance and kill the 
backup.  If you donít move out too far, you should be in almost no danger in 
this entire area.

After everyoneís dead, move forward and climb onto the docks.  Collect the 
items and enter the warehouse from the Northeast.

Things to Try-
Have you tried shooting explosive barrels to take out guards/attack team 
members?  Mass destruction!

===================
Ponizovje Warehouse
===================

The warehouse is an indoor area (duh), and your best camouflage here most 
likely wonít be as good as your best camouflage outdoors.  Be careful.

Items-
Serum
Antidote
Bandage
Desert Face Paint
Styptic
Disinfectant
MK22 Suppressor
Mousetrap
Calorie Mate
Instant Noodles


Weapons-
None


Enemies- 3

Strategy- 
Walk up the stairs and lie prone on the floor.  In this area, there are two 
enemies that patrol the floor level, and one on the top level above you.  
Crawl alongside the very low wall over the stairs, keeping behind it so the 
guards on the lower level canít see you.  Shift your camera to the left, and 
observe the guards that patrol the lower level.  Once youíre sure that both 
of them are facing away from you, stand up and take them out.  The only one 
you really have to worry about is the bottom one, since heís closest to you.  
Take him out first and then take out the other one.

Head down the stairs, and move into the southwestern back room.  Collect the 
desert face paint, and then climb onto the boxes.  Lie prone, and take out 
your Sniper rifle.  Look north to the very top level.  Thereís a guard 
patrolling up there, adjust your view as necessary and wait until he comes 
into your sights.  Shoot him.

Then, collect your items, head up to the top level, and exit north.

Things to Try-
Blow up the food storehouse.  It never gets old.

===================
Graniny Gorki South
===================

Items- 
Life Medicine
Instant noodles
Book

Weapons-
None

Enemies- None

Strategy-
There are no enemies here, but a whole lot of traps.  Use your thermal 
goggles to avoid the traps.  Climb up onto the ledge on the eastern side of 
the area to get the Life medicine.  Afterwards, head north, and climb the 
ledge to exit.

Things to try-
Did you see that spike log in the western portion of the area?  A scientist 
is still attached to it.  Um...

========================================
Graniny Gorki Lab Exterior: Outside Wall
========================================

Youíre finally outside the lab!  But you actually have to get in, now...


Items-
MK22 Suppressor
M1911A1 Suppressor

Weapons-
None

Enemies- 2 guards, one dog

Strategy-
As you enter the area, get down and crawl.  There is an electric fence 
blocking your way, but first, move east into the corner and collect the MK22 
suppressor.

Move west towards the center portion of the fence, hiding in the grass as 
necessary.  Look for an attack dog patrolling the center portion inside the 
fence.  Kill it with a headshot.  A guard from the east or west should come 
to inspect.

When the guard comes to inspect, kill or Tranq him through the fence.  Make 
sure not to miss.  With the guard and the dog out of the picture, you can get 
the last guard.  Look east or west, and get them.  I recommend the Sniper 
Rifle, since nobodyís there to hear it.

Enter the fence through the hole in the west.  Watch out for the snake 
slithering by this hole.  Crawl through it.

Collect the M1911A1 suppressor in the northwest, and then run east along the 
length of the field.  At the northeastern end, there is a door.  Press up 
against this door and knock on it.  A guard will come from inside; run and 
hide in the grass to the north.  When he comes out, run inside while the 
doorís still open.

========================================
Graniny Gorki Lab Exterior: Inside Walls

========================================

Items- 
MK22 Ammo
M1911A1 Ammo
Oyama Face Paint
SVD Ammo
M37 Ammo
AK-47 Ammo

Weapons-
Claymore
Smoke Grenades
XM16E1
TNT

Enemies- 3

Strategy-
Enter from the east.  Get down on the ground and crawl south to that patch of 
grass below you.  Look north a bit to see if you can see a guard.  Turn and 
crawl northwest to that patch of grass in the center of the field, by some 
trees.  If you couldnít see that guard, look now.  It should be easy to take 
him out from your position.

The remaining guards are all the way to the west, so donít worry about them 
at all.  First, move north into the munitions department.  There, you will 
find an AWESOME assault rifle, some TNT, and some ammo.  Collect them before 
heading into the lab.

To get into the lab, move to the eastern side-door of the main building and 
put on your scientist disguise with no face paint.  Open the door and walk 
inside.

Things to Try-
Try getting caught with the scientist disguise and no paint on.

====================
Graniny Gorki Lab 1F
====================

As long as you keep your scientist disguise with no paint on, you will be 
safe.  You can walk right in front of a guard and theyíll just think youíre a 
scientist.  Just a few things to remember-

-Donít do anything other than walk or run and open doors.  Rolling, crawling, 
punching, backing up against walls, anything like that will raise suspicion.

-Donít bump into guards.  Yes, even if you just bump into them, they get 
suspicious.

-If you canít see whatís directly ahead of you, go into first person view.  
Make sure hallways are clear before walking down them.  You donít want to 
bump into guards unknowingly.

-Before opening doors, make sure thereís no one thatís coming through them.  
Use the motion detector (yes, you CAN use it).

-STAY AWAY FROM SCIENTISTS.  Theyíll see through your pathetic disguise.  

-The action button makes Snake push up his glasses.


If you DO happen to get attention-

-If itís a guard, STAY STILL.  He will walk up to you and stare at you.  
Press the action button to push up your glasses and convince him youíre a 
scientist.  When he walks away or tells you to get back to work, leave.  If 
he punches you, just get back up and stay still.

-If itís a scientist, turn your head away and stay still.  If they see your 
face, they will raise the alarm.  

Items- 
None

Weapons-
None

Enemies- ?

Strategy-
Walk into the main room and then head north.  There is a door in the north.  
Head through that door, head east through the large room, and then head down 
the stairs to the basement.

Things to Try-
Not much here... just donít get discovered.

=========================
Graniny Gorki Lab B1 West
=========================

Items-
Battery
XM15E1 Suppressor

Weapons-
Cig Spray
Knockout Handkerchief

Enemies- 5

Head down the stairs and through the hallway.  There is a single guard in 
this hallway that patrols in and out of a small room.  Inside this room is a 
VERY useful item: the Cig Spray.  The Cig Spray can be equipped at any time, 
causes no suspicion, and it instantly knocks out anyone who comes near.  Test 
it out on the guard when he comes into the room.

Move through the door opposite the small room.  There is a single scientist 
in here.  Itís kind of hard to avoid him, but if he notices you, either turn 
away or use the cig spray on him.  Inside the locker is a knockout 
handkerchief.  Move forward into the next room.

This room is kind of difficult.  Three scientists patrol here.  If all of 
them arenít looking, RUN to the northwest exit.  If you canít do that, try 
making one notice you with your back turned and then go back to his seat.  
Move on to the next one after the previous one leaves.  

There is an XM16E1 suppressor in here (along with a battery), so if you can 
risk it, go and get it.  It is also a very useful item.  It allows you to use 
the XM16E1 as a pseudo sniper rifle (if you use shoulder aim).  If you canít 
get it now, you can return for it after the cutscene.

After the cutscene, return the way you came.  However, it is difficult not to 
get discovered by the scientists.  BURST through the door to the scientist 
lab instead of slowly opening it, because a scientist may discover you in the 
time it takes Snake to open the door.

Use Cig-spray on the first scientist if no oneís looking, and then slowly 
walk through the room, turning away form scientists as needed.  Backtrack 
your steps.  If you want, you can explore the rest of the building. When 
youíre done, exit through the way you entered.

Things to Try-
If you have an alert, donít hide in Graninís room.  He will drunkenly laugh 
and shout ďsomeoneís in here...Ē

========================================
Graniny Gorki Lab Exterior: Inside Walls

========================================

Items-
Same as before

Weapons-
Same as before

Enemies- 3

Strategy-
As soon as you exit, get down and change your camo.  Itís daytime now.  
Thereís a guard directly in front of you.  Shoot him before he can see you.  
Exit the area through the northeastern exit.

========================================
Graniny Gorki Lab Exterior: Outside Wall
========================================

Items- 
Same as before

Weapons- 
Same as before

Enemies- Two guards, one dog

Strategy-
As you exit, crawl south alongside the building wall until you enter a patch 
of grass.  Slowly make your way forward towards the very corner of the 
building.  There is a guard just beyond that corner, patrolling the main 
path, if you canít see him, back up against the wall.  When his back is 
turned, run into the patch of grass near the electrical fence in the very 
southeastern corner of this path.  Get down in the grass, face west, and take 
out your SVD.

First, headshot the guard thatís patrolling closest.  The dog should hear and 
run straight towards you.  Headshot it.  The last guard is all the way across 
the pathway.  Headshot him.  Youíre safe now, so crawl through the 
southwestern hole in the fence and exit south... towards your next boss 
battle!

Things to try- 
If you donít have the SVD or if you want to test out your XM16E1, take it out 
and try sniping the guards with its shoulder aim.

===================
Graniny Gorki South
===================

--------------
Boss- The Fear
--------------

If you donít have thermal goggles, this battle is going to be a lot tougher, 
but by no means impossible.  The Fear has stealth camo on, but it drains his 
stamina very quickly.  Iíll include a way to beat him without thermal goggles 
a bit later.  

First things first, youíll want to cure yourself.  Enter the cure menu and 
get that arrow out.  Cure the wound and then get back to the game.

The Fear is sitting on a tree directly above you.  If you have them, equip 
thermal goggles and look upwards in FPV.  I recommend blasting him with a 
shotgun, since itís an easy shot.

The Fear will begin jumping around trees.  You DO NOT have to move much 
during this entire battle, and I donít recommend it, since there are still 
traps in this area.  Flip into FPV and try to follow his progress.  Try to 
anticipate where he will jump next.  He almost always jumps in a circle 
around you.  When you get the chance, blast him with an automatic rifle.  To 
conserve ammo, blast him in bursts.  If he pauses and pulls his crossbow out, 
forget the automatic rifle and use the M37 to deal some serious damage.

The Fearís attacks are extremely easy to avoid.  Almost all of them consist 
of firing a type of crossbow at you.  Just run around in circles if he ever 
gets the chance to attack you.  He will usually say something announcing his 
attack.

The Fearís stamina will constantly deplete during the battle.  Whenever it 
gets below two bars, he may eat.  Youíll know when heís going to eat whenever 
he says ďso hungry...Ē or something like that.  If you can spot him on the 
ground while heís eating, itís basically a free shot with the M37.

The Fear MAY jump out of the trees for a close-quarter attack.  If youíre 
quick, itís basically a free shot.  Once you see him jump down or hear the 
quick patting of his feet, get out of FPV and equip your M37.  When you see 
him approach, QUICKLY hold square and L1 to make Snake aim at him, and fire 
off a shot.  He will be repelled.  Repeat everything until The Fear is 
finally dead.

If you donít have thermal goggles, you can still win this.  The Fear is not 
totally invisible; you can spot a disturbance in the background scenery which 
tells you where he is.  However, itís going to be hard to beat The Fear with 
his stealth on.  So hereís what you do:

Take all rotten food out of your backpack.  Throw it on the ground.  If you 
have no rotten food, shoot down all poison mushrooms that you see by the 
trees.  Now, avoid The Fearís attacks until he needs to eat.  Most likely, he 
will go for your rotten food first.  When he eats it, he starts vomiting and 
his stealth camo starts messing up.  You can see him now.  Attack him while 
heís vomiting.  If youíre lucky, his stealth wonít even work while heís 
jumping in the trees!  Defeat him in this manner.

Once youíre done, head SOUTH, not north.


/\--------------------------------------------------------/\
==-------2.5: Operation Snake Eater: Part Four------------==
\/--------------------------------------------------------\/

This section goes from the end of The Fear battle to the battle with The End.

===================
Ponizovje Warehouse
===================

Items-
Same as before

Weapons- 

Same as before


Enemies- 3

Strategy-
If you blew up the food storehouse like I told you to, you should head the 
guards moaning about their hunger.  The two guards on the bottom level arenít 
so much of a problem as the one guard that patrols the small platform exactly 
one stair level below you.  Put on good camouflage and move along the top 
level until youíre directly above the guard.  Try and see him, if you canít 
use the D-Microphone to hear his footsteps.  When heís facing south, QUICKLY 
run down one set of stairs and shoot him.  Itís also possible to shoot him 
from the top level, move all the way west and crouch.

Snipe the lower-level guards from the upper levels.  Once youíre done, head 
through the red door near the entrance that you couldnít access before.

Things to Try-
Try throwing out food at the hungry guards.  Better yet, try throwing out 
rotten food.

=================
Svyatogrnyj South
=================

Items-
Book

Weapons-
None

Enemies- None


Strategy-
No enemies here.  Just proceed north.

Things to try-

Some plants can be shot down for medical supplies.

================
Svyatogrnyj West
================

The visibility is usually poor in this area.  Use thermal goggles to make 
sure you donít come across a guard that you didnít see.

Items-
XM16E1 Ammo 

Weapons-
None

Enemies- 4

Strategy-
From the start, follow the western wall.  You will eventually come across a 
climbable tree and a log.  Crawl through the log, and observe the path below 
you.  A guard patrols this path.  Wait until he comes close enough for you to 
shoot him.  Continue north.

When you come to a slope that goes east, head up it.  There is a guard 
patrolling at the top of the slope area, crawl into nearby grass and take him 
out.  Continue north.

You will crawl through a winding path that eventually leads to another wide 
clearing.  There is a guard patrolling in this wide clearing; take him out 
when he comes into view.

With all three guards taken out, youíre free to snipe the last one.  He 
patrols north from the third guard.  Take out your sniper rifle and wait a 
while to see if he eventually comes into view.  If you canít see him, keep 
going north and youíll eventually come across him.  Take him out.

Before exiting north, exit northeast for some nice supplies and a new weapon.

After you return, I suggest that you SAVE before heading north.  Trust me.

=================
Svyatogornyj East
=================

Items- 
Calorie Mate
Russian Ration
M37 Ammo
SVD Ammo
XM16E1 Ammo
MK22 Ammo
XM16E1 Suppressor

M1911A1 Ammo

Book

Weapons-
M63 
TNT

Enemies- 5

Strategy-
At the start, head east, and then hide behind a tree.  Two guards will 
approach; I suggest using the tree bark camouflage.  If you stay still and 
arenít in their path, they wonít see you.  Wait until the two guards have 
turned away from you before you attack them (yes, I suggest you take them 
out, since they patrol your exit route).  After theyíre both down, head 
north.

Go past the first eastern side path and drop down and crawl down the second.  
You should spot a warehouse.  Three guards patrol this warehouse, and taking 
them out without getting noticed isnít that easy.  I suggest using the 
suppressed XM16E1 from a distance with L1 aiming to snipe them.  First, take 
out the guard that patrols the right side of the warehouse (from your view).  
Make sure heís a far distance away from the guard that patrols left of him.  
After heís down, take out the second guard.  The last guard is inside the 
actual warehouse.  If he notices the second guard die, he may come out to the 
front.  Use your normal sniper rifle to kill him if he does.

If he doesnít come out, youíll have to move in.  Use the motion detector or 
look through the windows to determine where that last guard is.  He briefly 
steps outside of the warehouse through a back exit, when he does, attack him. 

Now youíre free to raid the warehouse.  Make sure to get the M63, which is an 
awesome assault rifle.  Donít forget the small shack in the northwest of the 
area, which contains food.  Now, exit where you came in from, and then exit 
north in the previous area.  If you havenít, save BEFORE you exit north.

Things to Try-
Blow up the food shack.  The entire thing nearly falls apart.  Excellent!

===============
Sokroveno South
===============

Items-
SVD Ammo
MK22 Ammo
XM16E1 Ammo
M37 Ammo 
TNT

Weapons-
SVD (if you didnít get it before)

Enemies- None (Many if you killed The End early)

-------------
Boss- The End

-------------

You will either think this is the worst boss battle in the world or love it 
to death.  This boss battle is truly unique, most likely because itís not as 
full of action and fast paced as most boss battles.  It is long, drawn out, 
and youíll have to do things slowly if you want to survive.  However, there 
ARE easy ways out, so if you simply canít stand it, or if you donít have the 
patience to get past it, you can stop worrying now.

This entire battle takes place over three HUGE areas.  You are battling a 
hundred-year-old sniper, one who will utilize camouflage to take you out from 
a distance without you even knowing where he is.  Or so he hopes.  If you 
utilize camouflage yourself, along with your high-tech equipment, you will be 
able to find out where heís hiding without him finding you first.

First things first.  This is meant to be a sniper battle.  Personally, I 
think sniping is the easiest way to win.  You can either take the sniper 
approach, or the second approach, which is to sneak up on the guy and attack 
him from close.  If you did not find the Sniper Rifle before, itís in a shack 
in the northwest of the first area.

The End fires Tranq darts through his Sniper rifle.  If youíre hit, your 
stamina will start decreasing fast.  CURE IT IMMEDIATELY.  Make sure to stock 
up on food, just in case you get hit.  If your stamina reaches zero, The End 
will throw you in jail... ALL THE WAY BACK AT THE LAB.  You do NOT want to 
make your way back here the slow way.

What you have to do first is find The End.  Press Start and look at your map.  
See all of those circles?  Those are Sniping Locations.  As you move through 
the area, new ones appear.  The End can be at any one of them.

The most dangerous but easiest way to find the guy is to get shot.  Equip 
your torch and run around like a total idiot.  When you get shot, check your 
map.  The Endís actual position will be in red, no matter where he is.  But 
this method puts you in danger.  The second method does not involve getting 
shot.

Take out your Sniperís Scope and look towards each of those locations in 
turn.  Equip thermal goggles to aid you.  You may see The End.  If youíre not 
sure if itís him or not, take off thermal goggles and see if you see a 
flashing light.  Thatís the reflection of The Endís sniper scope.  If you 
donít see The End, move throughout the area, and check new sniping spots that 
come up.

Whenever you move, ALWAYS CRAWL.  If youíre standing, heís always more likely 
to see you.  Crawl, always staying in patches of grass if you can.  When new 
sniper locations appear on the map, look at each one of them in turn.  Note 
that The End moves to change his sniping spot sometimes, so he may be in one 
that was previously empty.

Note that The End may notice the reflection of your Sniperís scope in the 
sun.  If he gets an exclamation point over his head, shoot him quickly and 
then retreat.  

If you canít find The End by looking through your scope, try listening.  Take 
out your Directional Microphone and do a quick sweep of the immediate area.  
Listen for sounds of heavy breathing.  If you hear something, look at the 
Sniper spot in that general direction.  If you canít find him, keep moving 
towards the sound and looking.

Once you shoot The End, he typically moves to a different area.  Try and 
follow his movements.  

If you find out where The End is, instead of sniping him, you can sneak up 
behind him.  To make sure he doesnít see you, donít move directly in front of 
his line of vision.  Try circling around towards his Sniping spot.  Once 
youíre behind him, stalk up to him.  Take out your M37 and unload on his 
head.  Major damage.  He will throw a stun grenade and run away.  As soon as 
you can, equip thermal goggles and see if he left any footprints.  Follow 
these prints and see if you can end up behind him yet again.

Make sure to hunt for food regularly during the battle.  Your stamina is your 
life in this battle.  If your stamina falls to zero, you lose.  Therefore, if 
your stamina is full, you have a full life.

If the battle draws on too long, The End will have to eat.  You may be able 
to draw him towards you by throwing out food, but this is very dangerous.  If 
The End eats, it will replenish his stamina... and some of his health!  Donít 
let the battle draw on too long.

And now, for some annoying stuff that you have to avoid-


-Most likely, the most annoying thing in this battle is the fact that you 
have to save sparingly.  If you save and turn off the game, be sure to come 
back before about 24-48 hours pass.  If you donít, The End will have captured 
you while you were away.  He will get you and throw you in jail... ALL THE 
WAY BACK AT THE LAB.

-Avoid looking for The End in FPV for too long.  No sitting at a high point 
and surveying an entire area with the scope for 20 minutes.  Why?  Because if 
The End manages to stalk behind you without you noticing (and the only way 
heíll do this is if you sit there in First Person View), and if he holds you 
up and gives you a bullet to the brain, youíll lose.  Youíll go ALL THE WAY 
BACK TO THE LAB.

Of course, there are alternate ways to beat this guy.  

-If you killed The End early at the docks, before the Warehouse, a whole lot 
of Ocelot Unit members will be in each area.  Donít underestimate them, 
because not only are they hiding in genius places, there are about 20-30 of 
them in all.

-And of course thereís the cheap way.  Save.  Switch your PS2 clock 8 days 
ahead, or just wait for the time to pass.  When you start up, you will get a 
cutscene consisting of Snake sneaking up on The End, and finding out that the 
old guy kicked the bucket in the middle of battle.  Itís actually kind of 
embarrassing, for both of you.

After youíre done, youíre free to go.  Head north to the previously blocked-
off exit.

Things to Try-
Try finding and killing The Endís green parrot.  Heís by the shack where you 
found the ammo.

/\--------------------------------------------------------/\
==-------2.6: Operation Snake Eater: Part Five------------==
\/--------------------------------------------------------\/

This section covers from the end of The End battle to The Fury.

==================
Krasnogorje Tunnel
==================

Items-
None

Weapons-
None

Enemies- 1 impossibly long monster of a ladder

Strategy- 
You thought you were out of immediate danger?  You were WRONG!  At the end of 
this tunnel lies your toughest enemy yet: The ladder!  I suggest you save 
before approaching it.  

Now, hereís what you do.  Walk right up to it.  DO NOT turn your back on it; 
look it straight in the eyes- er, rungs.  As soon as you get close to it, 
HAMMER THE ACTION BUTTON AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.  Snake should hang onto it 
for dear life.  Jam your analog stick upwards and Snake should scale the 
ladder.

Once youíre climbing upwards, DO NOT turn back for any reason at all.  Keep 
climbing.  Do not panic when you hear the music.  Keep climbing.  And 
climbing.  And climbing.  And climbing.

Now hereís the hard part.  Once youíve finally reached the top, do not, and I 
repeat, do NOT hang off the railing and let go.  I assure you, while it looks 
fun, you will not appreciate having to scale the ****ing thing all over 
again.  Exit through the north.

Things to Try-
Try scaling the ladder completely naked.  You will burn stamina like never 
before.

=========================
Krasnogorje Mountain Base
=========================

Items-
Serum
SVD Ammo
MK22 Ammo

Weapons-
Smoke Grenades
Grenades
Chaff Grenades

Enemies- 5

Strategy-
Remember when I told you to beat Ocelot by Tranqing him?  This is the area 
where his camo works wonders.  Animal camo and desert face paint give you a 
whopping NINETY-FIVE percent camo index while crawling in all of the mountain 
areas.  See why you should listen to me?

Collect the items in the corner as soon as you enter.  Move west.  As soon as 
you slide down the slope, crawl.  Watch out for that snake that lies near.  
It blends in well.

There are five enemies here.  The first one that can be taken out from your 
position is standing still and is far to the north.  He is standing along the 
eastern wall of the cliff, and is holding an RPG-7 (!).  As soon as you slide 
down the slope and head west a bit past the cliff so it doesnít block your 
view, you should be able to see him.  If not, donít worry.  Just start 
crawling north.

The main area consists of many sections of ground that slope upwards and 
downwards.  Donít crawl directly along the slopes in the main area, crawl in 
between them.  There are four guards who patrol in between the slopes.  
However, they are hard to see at first because the slopes are high on each 
end, and dip down in the middle.  Donít make the mistake of crawling into a 
slope that a guard is patrolling.  The only way youíll be able to take these 
guards out is from an angle.  If possible, crawl onto a slope parallel to 
them and take them out from there.  Donít forget to take out the guard with 
the RPG-7 who stands still.  

After everybody is gone, exit northeast.

Things to Try-
Try killing a guard and watching what eventually happens to its body.

========================
Krasnogorje Mountainside
========================

Items-
SVD Ammo
M37 Ammo
Antidote
M1911A1 Ammo
Ak-47 Ammo
XM16E1 Ammo
Styptic
Bandage
Russian Ration
Calorie Mate
Splint
Serum 
Disinfectant

Weapons-
Stun Grenades

WPG
RPG-7
TNT

Enemies- 5

Strategy-
You can easily spot a guard thatís not too far away from you from the start.  
Aim at him when heís the closest to you, and shoot him.  Continue up the 
mountain.

Note that, in this area, there is a helicopter that may spot Snake if he 
stands out to much.  With the right camo, you shouldnít have to worry... at 
all.  The helicopter passes by eventually, and then comes back, and then goes 
away again... and so on.

Anyways, there is another guard a few levels above you.  Move forward and 
upwards slowly, using the right stick to angle your camera upwards and 
possibly catch a glimpse of him.  Once you come across him, shoot him.  

Keep going up areas until you come across an area with boxes and shacks... 
and three guards.  The exit will be to your cameraís north.  Take out the 
guard who moves down to the low level first, and then move on upwards to the 
guard that patrols in front of a building.  After you take him out, move on 
to the last guard, who stands still in front of the area exit.  Move as close 
to the anti-aircraft gun thatís south of him as possible and shoot him.  

Now, raid the area.  There is an RPG-7 that is in one of the buildings.  Pick 
it up, and then set a TNT charge in the building.  Set another one in the 
building that had food packages in it.  Exit the building and then head 
towards the exit.  When you see the black lines on your screen before your 
exit, stop.  Detonate the two charges.  RUN.  You should escape without any 
problem.

Things to Try-
Got the RPG-7?  Try taking out a helicopter.  Be warned, this almost always 
means a full alert.

=======================
Krasnogorje Mountaintop
=======================

Items-
M37 Ammo
SVD Ammo
RPG-7 Ammo

M63 Ammo
Bandage
Ointment
Suture Kit

Weapons-
Grenades
Smoke Grenades
TNT
Claymore

Enemies- 5

Strategy-
Donít worry about the helicopter in this area.  It cannot see you.  First, 
take out the guard that is walking down the lowest slope, just behind you.  
When thatís done, get up on the boxes in front of you and take out your 
sniper rifle.  You should be aiming to take out three guards, one thatís in 
the north, another to the northeast, and one last one a bit in between them.  
They all pass by anti-aircraft guns; look for them if you canít find the 
guards.  Wait until you hear the helicopter approaching.  Right as you hear 
it at its loudest, fire at a guard.  No one should hear the sound, and the 
guard should fall.  


After youíve killed the three high-level guards, only one should remain.  He 
patrols in the trench.  Drop in and crawl along the trench.  You should 
eventually meet the guard.  Use the Directional Microphone to listen for his 
footsteps, or the motion detector to track his motion.  If heís hungry, just 
listen for his voice.  Donít make the mistake of crawling around a corner 
into his line of view.  When youíre sure heís turned around, jump out and get 
him.

Afterwards, youíre safe.  Check your map for your destination, and then 
proceed.  You can raid the area if you want to for ammo, small weapons, and 
medical supplies.

Things to Try-
Try using anti-aircraft guns to shoot guards after theyíve already fallen 
down.  Itís kind of evil... but also kind of fun.

=====================================
Krasnogorje Mountaintop: Behind Ruins
=====================================

Items-
None

Weapons-
None

Enemies-
None

Strategy-
Donít go forwards.  You are not EVA.  You will die.  Go south.

Things to Try-
Try taking out guards (yes, you can see guards that patrol all the way down 
there) with the sniper rifle.  However, a helicopter will head towards your 
position.  Run.

=============================
Krasnogorje Mountaintop Ruins
=============================

Items-
Instant noodles
XM16E1 Ammo
SVD Ammo
M1911A1 Ammo
AK-47 Ammo

Weapons-
Claymore

Enemies- None

Strategy-
Go south through the door back to the mountaintop.

Things to Try-
Um... itís a small room, not much you can do.

=======================
Krasnogorje Mountaintop
=======================

Items-
Same as before

Weapons-
Same as before

Enemies- 5

Strategy-
New types of guards patrol this area... flamethrower guards!  However, since 
they carry very heavy equipment, you can hear them pretty easily without the 
Directional Microphone.  Head south down the slope that led to your meeting 
place with Eva.  There is a guard that climbs up the ledge with the anti-
aircraft gun directly south of this pathway.  Take him out after he climbs up 
the ledge.

Climb up the ledge yourself, and check your map.  Your objective is very 
near, but underneath you.  Drop down a level.  There should be only one guard 
left that you have to take out.  Take him out, drop down one more level, and 
bust through the red door.

Things to Try-
Shoot a flamethrower guard in the fuel tank.  Laugh.  Run.

===============================
Grozynj Grad Underground Tunnel
===============================

Items-
M37 Ammo
M1911A1 Ammo
XM16E1 Ammo
Bandage
Ointment
MK22 Ammo
AK-47 Ammo
Battery

Weapons-
Grenades

Enemies- None

Strategy-
Head down the stairs.  Collect the items, especially the M37 ammo and the 
bandages and ointments.  Afterwards, either climb down the ladder at the end 
to the lower level or drop down for the next boss battle.

--------------
Boss- The Fury 
--------------

The Fury is a flamethrower-wielding ex-astronaut in a very large spacesuit.  
Along with his flamethrower, he is equipped with a jetpack.

The battle takes place in a large room with many large columns placed 
throughout, dividing the room into many corridors.  The main challenge of the 
battle is finding where the Fury is, but donít worry, itís not nearly as 
involved or as hard as finding The End.  All you have to do is find what 
corridor heís walking down.

At the start, equip your M37.  Itís the best weapon for this fight.

Basically, you should stay at the southern edge of the room.  DO NOT go too 
far south, because thereís a never-ending drop just waiting for you.  Run 
back and forth along the bottom corridor of the room.  Shift your camera 
upwards.  Youíre looking to find which corridor The Fury is currently walking 
down.  When you find him, head straight down the corridor.  If The Furyís 
back is turned to you, stalk up to him, if not, simply charge in, but be 
quick.  Your objective is to empty a round of M37 into The Fury.  You donít 
have to go into first person view, as Snake will most likely lock on if you 
hold square and L1.

Once the Fury is down, he will most likely fill the corridor with flames.  
HOWEVER, it is possible to shoot him again once he gets up.  And it may be 
possible to shoot him YET AGAIN, if youíre lucky.  The most Iíve ever gotten 
was three shots in a row.  If you decide to risk it and try to shoot him when 
he gets up, watch out for the flames.

Once The Fury finishes looking down a corridor, he will jetpack to another 
one.  He is invincible while jet-packing, so donít do anything dumb.  If The 
Fury manages to find you without you finding him, he will empty his 
flamethrower onto your body.  This not only hurts, but flips Snake a few feet 
back.  If done at the right angle, The Fury will send Snake flipping off the 
southern edge.  DO NOT let this happen.  Be wary of the edge.

Throughout the battle, the entire area starts to get filled with fire.  Do 
not run through the fire, as it burns (duh).  Cure all burns with a bandage 
and ointment as soon as possible.  The good thing about this is you can see 
everything a lot easier.  

Keep running back and forth along the Southern edge, attacking The Fury when 
you find him.  Equip life medicines if you find your health getting low.  If 
you happen to see the guy near some barrels, go for the barrels first.  They 
deal more damage than you ever could. 

Now sit back and watch the awesome cutscene.  It brought a tear to my eye.

Things to Try-
Try shooting those nice-looking pipes in the room.  Water to douse the fires 
The Fury creates!

===============================
Groznyj Grad Underground Tunnel
===============================

Items-
Disinfectant
MK22 Ammo
Bandage
Ointment

Weapons-
None

Enemies- None

Strategy-
Head north up the ladder.

Things to Try-

Notice the dust thatís still in the area?  I donít know... thatís kind of 
cool.  

/\--------------------------------------------------------/\
==-------2.7: Operation Snake Eater: Part Six-------------==
\/--------------------------------------------------------\/

This section covers from the end of The Fury battle to The Sorrow.

======================
Groznyj Grad Southwest
======================


Well... youíre finally here, at the dreaded city, Groznyj Grad.  Isnít that 
first cutscene just intimidating?  Yeah... scared me too.

Items-
XM16E1 Ammo
M1911A1 Ammo
MK22 Ammo
SVD Ammo
Styptic 
Disinfectant 
Bandage
M1911A1 Suppressor

Weapons-
Smoke Grenades
Grenades
Chaff Grenades

Enemies- 4

Strategy-
From the start, you should see a guard coming right towards you.  Equip your 
best camouflage and head under the stairs to hide.  When the guard turns and 
moves east, thatís when you should attack.

Crawl north under the boxlike structures in the east until you reach the 
northern wall.  Move west against this wall until you reach a narrow 
alleyway.  Thereís another guard patrolling this alleyway, who stops directly 
at the corner of your northern wall.  Equip the motion detector so you donít 
accidentally step into his sight line.  Watch out for him, and attack when 
his back is turned.

Go up this narrow alleyway.  It turns west, and leads directly to a door that 
leads to Groznyj Grad Northeast.  Go through it.



Things to Try-
These guards are really serious.  Alert not only brings an attack team, but 
an air raid siren along with it.  Also note that they have the same patrols 
that they did all the way up on the mountain, where you used to scope to 
attempt to look at Groznyj Grad.

======================
Groznyj Grad Northeast
======================

Items-
MK22 Ammo
Calorie Mate
Russian Ration

Weapons-
Stun Grenades
Grenades
Chaff Grenades
Smoke Grenades
WPG

Enemies- 6

Strategy-
Enter from Groznyj Grad Southwest.  There should be some black boxes in front 
of you.  Press up against them and adjust your camera upwards.  There will be 
a guard in front of you who eventually stops by the boxes and turns away.  
Shoot him when heís not looking.  

Crawl north, avoiding the light.  It has a set route, and it wonít come 
looking for you.  There are two more guards who patrol in the middle of the 
area.  Make sure you canít be seen, and take out the back one first, so the 
front guy has a less chance of noticing.  Afterwards, take out the front one.

Youíre safe now... almost.  The entrance is a little side door just to the 
left of a huge, garage-like red one.  Crawl north past the fallen guards.  
The last guard that you have to worry about is posted just to the east of the 
small door.  Before going in, look for him and shoot him.

If you donít want to go in yet, you may check the back of the trucks for 
items.  When youíre ready, move up to the door, put your scientist disguise 
with no paint on, and enter.

Things to Try- 
If you want to take the risk, there is a food storehouse in the very 
northeast corner of the area.  There is a guard who patrols right by it, so 
watch out for him.

There is also an alternate way in, but it involves infiltrating the 
northwest.  In the northwest, there is a truck that is all the way in the 
north, by the munitions department.

===================================
Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab: East Wing
===================================

Items-
Suture Kit
Ointment 
Antidote
Bandage
Book
M63 Ammo
M37 Ammo
XM16E1 Ammo
MK22 Suppressor
Russian Ration
XM16E1 Suppressor
Cig Spray Ammo

Weapons-
Scorpion

Enemies- Many

Strategy-
Make sure youíre disguised.  Your objective is Major Raikov, who looks 
exactly like other guards except that he has long, blonde hair and a boyish 
face.  You have to knock him out or kill him, and then get him to the locker 
room that is upstairs.  There is an easy way to get him without being 
discovered.

Wait by your starting point until you see Raikov walk by.  Donít get in front 
of him, or else he may destroy dignity like no one else.  Stalk behind him.  
If he goes into a room with scientists, wait for him to come out.  You are 
basically WAITING for him to walk to the locker room.  Once he scales the 
northern stairs, youíll know that youíve got him.  The locker room is usually 
empty and free of guards.  Use the cig spray on him from the back when he 
goes into that small room just beyond the northern stairs, and then drag him 
to the locker room.  His clothes will be in his backpack.

Now equip your Raid- um, I mean, Raikov mask thatís in your face-paint 
section.  You are now disguised.  You could head west beyond the locker room, 
straight to your objective, but that just wouldnít be fun, now would it?

Head down the stairs and explore the rooms that were previously locked to 
you.  In one, lies a Scorpion, an awesome machine gun.  

With the Raikov disguise on, you can now do ANYTHING and the guards wonít get 
suspicious.  You can walk, crawl, and punch them in the groin, anything.  Of 
course, if a guard salutes you, hold triangle for one second to salute them 
back.  You can literally go through the whole fortress of Groznyj Grad and 
punch out every single guard.  But donít forget to Salute them before you 
torture them. 

When youíre done, head upstairs to the locker room and through the 
southwestern door. 


Things to Try-
DONíT try to fool guard dogs.  If you do something weird, theyíll immediately 
track onto Snakeís scent and realize heís not Raikov.  Guards will notice 
this and start to fire at you.

=========================
Groznyj Grad Torture Room
=========================

Youíre naked... and you canít see a thing.  Did you think the last scene was 
brutal?  You havenít seen anything yet!

Items- 
None

Weapons-
None

Enemies- None

Strategy-
Just listen to the conversation.  When Volgin starts beating on you, and you 
start feeling the punches, hold L2.  Donít release it until the whole thing 
is done, or all the damage will come back to you.

Things to Try- 
When you see the R1 prompt... make sure to press it.  It contains an 
important frequency.

========================
Groznyj Grad Prison Cell
========================

Items-
Camera

Weapons-
Fork
Single Action Army (acquired)


Enemies- 1

Strategy-

The most direct way is to enter the frequency that you found in the last 
cutscene (144.75) to open the cell door.  Fork Johnny, the guard, to death 
and run away.  

A less dangerous way is to take the food that Johnny throws in and throw it 
back at him.  Do this three times and it will start an automatic cutscene.  
After this, youíll find that youíve acquired the Cig Spray again... that is, 
if you got it already all the way back in the lab.  Spray Johnny through the 
bars and beat it out of there.  

If you donít have the cig spray, you could also wait until Johnny gets 
diarrhea after eating some of your food to open the cell door and run.  

You can also draw Johnny into your cell by using the Fake Death Pill.  Fork 
it out of your body in the cure screen and then do whatever you want with the 
guy,

Explore the prison rooms before leaving.  In one of them, youíll find a 
camera.  Leave through an exit in the western part of the building.   

Oh, and donít forget to take out the transmitter in the cure screen. It makes 
a later area 100% easier.

Things to Try-
Spin Snake around in view mode of the Survival Viewer.  Do this for about a 
minute.  Make sure Johnny is by you when you unpause the game.

======================
Groznyj Grad Southeast
======================

Items-
None 

Weapons-
None

Enemies- 1

Strategy-
You are naked, with about a 20% camo index.  Guards will be able to spot you 
easily.  STAY AWAY FROM THEM.  Donít even think about moving if theyíre 
looking in your direction.  With no decent weapons, you canít afford an 
alert.

As you exit the prison room, you should emerge in the eastern part of the 
Southeast area.  There is a single guard patrolling around a low structure a 
bit north of you, in the middle of the area.  Crawl south, as far away from 
him as you can, but not too far as to block your view of him.  

You should be out of his line of vision, so look north towards him.  Wait 
until heís turned away to dash west.  Hide behind some barrels in the west to 
reduce the chance of you being seen.

You donít want to exit through a door.  There is a small hole in the wall of 
the area youíre hiding in.  The hole is just small enough for you to crawl 
under.  It takes you to Groznyj Grad Northeast.

Things to Try-
If youíre crazy, you may try forking the guard to death.  He just might drop 
some SAA ammo, giving you a useful weapon.  But it almost always results in 
an alert.

======================
Groznyj Grad Northeast
======================

Items-
SAA Ammo

Weapons-
None

Enemies- 6

Strategy-
Enter from the small crawlspace in the last area.

The guards are in the same positions as before... almost.  There is one that 
patrols down and up the small alleyway to the east of your entry point.  
Ignore him.  


Move west, slowly.  Hide behind the black boxes, and wait for the guard who 
patrols by them to turn away.  Dash west, towards a large garage.  There is a 
door behind this garage.  Go through it.  It leads to Groznyj Grad Northwest. 

======================
Groznyj Grad Northwest
======================

Items- ?

Weapons- 
None

Enemies- 3 guards, 1 dog

Strategy-
This is the part that will most likely be the hardest.  It is possible, 
however, to escape with the alarm hooting and the dogs at your heels.  But 
youíll most likely take a lot of damage if you do so.

Check your map.  Your objective is in the northeast.  What you have to do is 
run.  Just run.  If you donít stop, guards have less of a chance of seeing 
you, since there are no decent hiding places en route to your destination.  

Run north, along the east wall, towards your destination, and donít stop.  
That is, until you reach the patrol dog.  When you reach him, youíll notice 
that heís sleeping.  Stalk past him without making a sound.  Donít come 
nearer to him than you have to.

Behind the guard dog is an open doorway.  Enter it and head north.  Crawl 
under the pipes to reach the sewer entrance.  Snake automatically enters the 
sewers.

Things to Try-

Remember, once you get to the sewers, youíre home free.  Even if the attack 
team is 5 inches from your sorry butt, youíll escape without a scratch once 
you enter the sewers.

===================
Groznyj Grad Sewers
===================

Items-
Life Medicine
SAA Ammo
Russian Ration
Styptic
Instant Noodles

Weapons-
None

Enemies- 3 Dogs

Strategy-
Donít worry; no attack team is after you.  Head down the stairs, collecting 
the items along the way, and head north.  When youíre blocked by a sewer 
gate, crawl onto the western ledge, and crawl underneath a hole there.  Move 
forward and crawl under a hole in the eastern wall.  Youíll emerge back on 
the main passageway. Keep heading north.  An attack dog will eventually run 
up to you once you get far enough.  Be ready for it, and kill it either with 
the SAA or two rolls.

The next hole youíll want to crawl through is the northernmost hole on the 
east.  Crawl through it.  Two attack dogs should attack you here, kill them 
both.

Crawl through the hole on the western side.  Head towards the light.  Youíve 
made it; youíve escaped Groznyj Grad!

Things to Try-
See that small door off to the side near the exit?  Well, that was apparently 
your escape route... hmm...

=
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=

----------------
Boss- The Sorrow
----------------  

This is truly and odd fight.  For one, you have access to your entire 
backpack.  If thatís not enough, you cannot escape dying in this fight.  
Really.  Dying is good.  In fact, the boss is apparently already dead.

The Sorrow floats in front of you, taunting you as you trudge down his river.  
He sends the ghosts of every single person youíve killed in the game.  Yes, 
every one.  So if this game has been a bloodbath for you, then youíll have 
quite a long walk to do.  

Eventually, the ghosts of the bosses will come, whether youíve killed them or 
not.  These are sort of the checkpoints.  The Pain appears at the 1/4 mark of 
the river, the Fear at the halfway mark, The End at the 3/4 mark, and the 
Fury when youíre done.  

The ghosts are easy to avoid.  Just walk around, or sometimes through them.  
The Sorrow only has one real attack.  He shoots some weird tentacle thing 
that will cause a picture to flash and flip you over when it hits you.  
Simply walk away from it, and it should miss you.  

Once youíre done with this walk, youíll reach the end of the river... with 
The Sorrowís skeleton itself!  The Sorrow will rush you and kill you, no 
matter what.  So... what are you supposed to do!?  Use the revival pill, 
thatís what.

Of course, if you donít want to walk through the whole river, you can simply 
drown yourself or get hit until you die.  Then take the revival pill.  
However, you wonít get The Sorrowís Spirit Camo, which appears automatically 
in your backpack if you beat him the hard way.

Things to Try-
Notice how some guards are going through different kinds of pain than others?  
If youíve sliced necks then their necks will be half-off, or if you shot out 
their crotch theyíll be shouting ďIíM USELESS NOW!Ē  Funny stuff.

/\--------------------------------------------------------/\
==-------2.8: Operation Snake Eater: Part Seven-----------==
\/--------------------------------------------------------\/

This section covers from the end of the Sorrow battle to Volgin.

===========
Tikhogornyj
===========

Items-
None

Weapons-
None

Enemies- None if you removed transmitter

Strategy-
If you removed the transmitter (like I TOLD you to) then this area shouldnít 
be a problem at all.  Just climb onto the land on the east of the stream and 
make your way north.  Nobody will stop you from going behind the waterfall.

Of course, if you kept it in, the Ocelot Unit will be here, just waiting for 
you.  They have quite a few soldiers grouped around the waterfall.  I suggest 
hiding behind a tree or something and taking them out one by one from afar 
with the SAA.  Take out that transmitter, too, or theyíll keep coming.  Then 
dash behind the waterfall. 

Things to Try-
Try making it behind the waterfall with the transmitter.  You get treated to 
an extra, hilarious cutscene.

=============================
Tikhogornyj: Behind Waterfall
=============================

Items-
Disinfectant
M1911A1 Suppressor
M1911A1 Ammo
Styptic
Bandage
MK22 Suppressor
MK22 Ammo
Cardboard Box B

Weapons-
None

Enemies- None

Strategy-
Finally, your gear is back!  Equip your best weapons, along with the C3.

Collect the items and head north.  Go into the western side-door, and climb 
up the ladder to get back into Groznyj Grad!

Things to Try-
If you beat The Sorrow the normal way, which is to walk down his river to the 
end, his camo should be in your backpack.

======================
Groznyj Grad Northwest
======================

Items- 
Same as before

Weapons-
None

Enemies- 6 guards, 2 dogs

Strategy-
First things first.  Take out that dog directly north of you with a 
suppressed pistol.  With him out of the way, you can move on to those three 
guards patrolling in between the tanks.

Get your best camouflage on and crawl south, to the southern wall.  Turn 
north and adjust yourself so you can see the guards.  You SHOULD be out of 
their line of vision, but be careful.  There should be either two or three 
guards visible.  Wait until one of the guards leave.  Take the other two out. 
The third should say, ďWhatís wrong?Ē  He should then come into view.  Take 
him out.

Now move on to those two guards patrolling high in the spotlight towers.  
Resist the urge to snipe them with the SVD.  The attack dog in the north will 
hear.  Take them out with a suppressed XM16E1.  If you donít have it, youíll 
have to hope they donít see you.

Your exit is to Groznyj Grad Northeast.  There are two exits in the southwest 
portion of the area, one a bit northeast of the other.  Take the top one to 
Groznyj Grad northeast.

Things to Try- 
Try firing a loud weapon and watch BOTH patrol dogs immediately track your 
very position.

======================
Groznyj Grad Northeast
======================

Items-
Same as before

Weapons-
None

Enemies- 7

Strategy-
Three of the enemies in this area are performing some grueling exercises, 
with one watching, and they wonít notice you unless you do something to bring 
attention to yourself.  Resist the temptation to kill them in mid-exercise 
and make your way to the weapons lab again.  The entrance is still in the 
same place; take out the patrols in front of it from afar.  Enter, and put on 
your scientist disguise with no paint.

Things to Try-
Feel like giving the soldiers some relief?  Take out the slave driver who is 
shouting ďmove!Ē  But the soldiers donít thank you.  Figures.

===================================
Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab: East Wing
===================================

Items-
Same as before
Sneaking Camo
Maintenance Camo

Weapons-
None

Enemies- Many

Strategy-
Head up to the locker room.  Before proceeding into the main hallway, open 
all of the lockers.  In the locker where you stashed Raikov, youíll find a 
Sneaking Camouflage.  In the opposite row of lockers, youíll find a 
Maintenance uniform.  Itís very useful when you want to blow up the Shagohod.  
It makes you pose as a maintenance worker.

Now head to the area where you went to rescue Sokolov... again.

Things to Try-
Notice the poster on the inside of Raikovís locker?  Heh...

============================================
Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab: West Wing Corridor
============================================

Items-
Life Medicine
M1911A1 Suppressor
XM16E1 Suppressor

Weapons-
None

Strategy-
Before entering the door, collect the items in the corridor.

===================================
Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab: Main Wing
===================================

Items-
SAA Ammo
Russian Ration
MK22 Ammo
Life Medicine
Instant Noodles

Weapons-
None

Enemies- 8

Strategy- 
There are two ways to do this.  One way is to equip the maintenance 
camouflage and casually place the C3 on the fuel tanks.  The maintenance 
disguise is like the scientist disguise.  Other workers will notice you, turn 
away to avoid suspicion.  Guards wonít notice unless you do something 
strange.  DO NOT let anyone see you place a bomb. 

The other, more direct way is to get on the catwalk thatís high above the 
room and snipe everyone with your SVD.  Personally, I think that this is 
easier, since reinforcements who notice you will be forced to climb up two 
flights of stairs, leaving you with plenty of time to pick them off.

If you do decide to do this, when youíre done sniping everyone, put on the 
maintenance uniform and seek out the fuel tanks.  Itís much easier now.  
Watch out for people at the very back of the room that you didnít see who may 
not have heard your incredibly loud gun.

The C3 tanks are not hard to find at all.  There are two on the eastern side 
of the room and two on the western side.  Place C3 on them by backing up 
against them and pressing square.  Again, DO NOT let anyone see you.  After 
youíre done, an automatic cutscene will start.

------------
Boss- Volgin
------------

You have five minutes to beat this electrical sadist.  Fortunately, itís not 
that hard at all if you know what to do.

If you have a whole lot of assault rifle ammo, you may try the direct, easy 
approach.  Simply unload your machine guns into Volgin nonstop.  Donít worry 
about running out of ammo... trust me.  He will eventually form a shield... 
which will break down in about 3 seconds.  Repeat as the halfway mark ends.

Of course, if you arenít fortunate enough to have full ammo in your four 
rifles, and Volgin isnít dead by the time you fire your last bullet, youíll 
have to do it the ďa bit less easy way.Ē  Equip one of your big guns, like 
the M37.  He will use an electrical attack.  As soon as it starts, put away 
your weapon and run around to his back.  Re-equip your weapon and blast him 
from behind.  Run away, but fast.  If Volgin fires a stream of bullets, run 
around to dodge them all.  Some are harder to dodge than others, so equip the 
Sneaking Camouflage to reduce the damage that you take.  Rinse, repeat, and 
you should be done with him.

Things to Try-
Need a few free hits?  Equip your Raiden... um, Raikov mask or use the fake 
death pill.  Blast him with the shotgun.  Cheap, but it helps.

/\--------------------------------------------------------/\
==-------2.9: Operation Snake Eater: Part Eight-----------==
\/--------------------------------------------------------\/

This section goes from the end of the battle with Volgin to the end of the 
game.

===============
Chase Sequences
===============

You have unlimited ammo (!) for these sequences, so donít worry at all.  Fire 
away.  You have on Evaís motorcycle, and while she drives, you shoot.  You 
can shoot from the ďcameraísĒ view or FPV.  Do whatever you wish.  But most 
of all... enjoy this opportunity!

Items-
None

Weapons-
RPG-7 in backpack (if not acquired)

Enemies- Many

Strategy-
Equip either the M63 or the Scorpion (for accuracy).  Flip into FPV and blast 
everyone in sight.  Youíre not in any real chance of dying until much later.  
LEARN TO USE TACTICAL RELOAD.  It cuts down reload time a whole lot, so it 
helps.

If Eva ever stops and is not moving, then you have to take out all the guards 
before she moves.  Watch out for guards high as well as low.

On the runway with the motorcycle guards, go for the drivers.  If they die, 
the passenger falls off too.  

When the Shagohod starts getting close, equip the RPG-7 and blast the drill-
like treads.  When it fires missiles, immediately equip a machine gun and 
blast them out of the sky.  Soon enough, you should cross a bridge and enter 
the next sequence.

Your next objective is to shoot the bombs Eva planted on the bridge.  Their 
positions are signaled by red lights.  Align the center of your screen with 
the bomb thatís farthest out, first.  Go into L1 aiming mode and shoot it out 
as soon as possible.  You have to wait until the Shagohod gets on the bridge 
to shoot out the next charge.  Center your screen with it and aim directly at 
it, but donít shoot.  A swinging piece of metal swings in front of it and 
back, over and over.  When Eva says so, shoot it.

--------------
Boss- Shagohod
--------------

Wtf!?  The Shagohodís not down yet!?  DANG IT!  It looks like youíll have to 
beat it from close up!

This battle is not hard at all.  Equip the RPG-7 and fire at its treads when 
you get the chance.  TACTICAL RELOAD.  There should be a slight electrical 
burst.  Destroy the second tread if possible.  Eva then drives to the front 
of it.  The front is slightly battered.  Fire at the front while the Shagohod 
is disabled to do damage to it.  Rinse.  Repeat.  Over and over again.

---------------
Volgin/Shagohod
---------------

First Volgin wouldnít die, and then the Shagohod wouldnít die; now both of 
them are back TOGETHER!?  YAAAAAAAAARRRRGH!

While the Shagohod is chasing Eva, equip the RPG-7 and blow out its treads.  
When itís still, equip the Sniper rifle and fire a direct headshot.  This 
does MAAAAAAAJOR damage.

Volgin then turns his attention onto you.  Just run around and dodge all his 
attacks.  Itís not hard... at all.  If Volgin says ďIíll grind you into 
dust!Ē and then drives the Shagohod straight at you, run DIRECTLY at him.  
The gap in the center of the Shagohod is just big enough for you to pass 
through.

Eventually, Eva will get his attention again.  Fire the RPG-7 at the treads 
and equip the sniper rifle to fire a headshot.  If you hit him directly in 
the head on your first try, this one should kill him (seriously, 2 hits).  
But if your aim wasnít good enough, you may have to repeat the whole dodging 
bit again.

======================
Chase Sequence, Part 2
======================

Itís the same as before, except itís really dark.  Equip the thermal goggles.  
The cross thing across their screen is very helpful; this is what you should 
use to aim.  Periodically get out of FPV to orient yourself.  Keep shooting 
the guards.  Some hovercraft guards may appear.  Wait until you get a good 
enough angle to shoot them.  When Eva mentions something about a log, look 
directly forward and shoot.

Eventually, Eva will mention a jump.  At this point, put away the thermal 
goggles and get out of FPV, unless your life in dangerously low.  You donít 
want to miss this.

===============
Zaozyorje South
===============

Evaís hurt bad... and there are packs of guards chasing you both.  This is 
most definitely one of the harder parts of the game.

Items-
MK22 Ammo
XM16E1 Ammo
Russian Ration
AK-47 Ammo
SVD Ammo
M1911A1 Ammo

Weapons-
Smoke Grenade
Grenade
Stun Grenade
Claymore

Enemies- They keep coming

Strategy-
Evaís stamina decreases constantly, and fast.  Think ďleeches.Ē  Leeches that 
are constantly attached to her body and that canít be burned off.  

First things first.  Cure Eva.  Enter the CURE screen while standing close to 
her and cure her injuries.  Then, collect your items.  Then, move south, 
pressing TRIANGLE to call Eva and make her follow you.  

When the cutscene ends, youíll have to move, and fast.  An attack teamís 
coming, and they wonít stop.  First of all, set a few claymores along the 
path to slow the team down.  Then, move.  There are two ways to go about this 
sequence.

The first way is to move a bit, stop, and press triangle to call Eva.  As 
sheís walking towards your position, move forwards slowly, and sheíll follow.  
However, youíll have to feed Eva... a whole lot.  If youíre low on food, 
youíre sure in trouble.

The second way is to simply knock her out and drag her.  I like this 
method... mostly because her stamina wonít fall AT ALL.  Itís a bit slower, 
but it works just fine.  Make sure to cure her when you want her to wake up.

Move south, and when you come to the fork, move west.  Keep going, and watch 
out for that bottomless drop in the middle of the pathway.  Thereís a log 
that you have to walk across to avoid it.  

Keep going towards your destination.  Periodically set claymores to slow down 
the attack team if you think that theyíre getting close.  If worst comes to 
worse, fight them off by throwing a grenade and possibly shooting them.  Once 
theyíre ALL gone, continue.

When you reach your destination, if Eva is asleep, wake her up.  An automatic 
cutscene will start.

Things to Try-
You can do a whole lot with Eva before the attack team starts chasing you.  
Itís like Emma all over again!  Try interrogating her and waiting... or try 
crawling over her. Those two things are, in my opinion, the funniest.

===============
Zaozyorje North
===============

Youíre almost there!  But donít let up yet.  This area is still one of the 
harder ones to get through.  But youíve went through worse, thatís for sure.


Items-
None

Weapons-
None

Enemies- 8

Strategy-
At the start, knock out Eva and leave her in her position.  Youíll want to 
eliminate the entire area of enemies before you proceed, and you donít want 
to waste time returning to Eva to feed her.  

There are two sections of this area.  Each section has four guards.  Crawl 
forward, adjusting your camouflage as needed.  Hide in patches of grass if 
possible.  Put on your thermal goggles and locate four guards.  Three of them 
are patrolling along the back of the area, and one is standing a bit closer 
to you.  Snipe them all.  If you prefer to be quiet, use the MK22.  BE 
ACCURATE.  

Once youíve taken down four guards, head north.  When you come to a fork, 
take the low eastern road instead of the high one.  You can drag Eva towards 
the fork and leave her behind some trees if desired.


There are four guards in this next section of the forest, and theyíre all 
hiding from you, just waiting.  Use the thermal goggles and enter from the 
lower, eastern path.  You may be able to easily spot two, standing opposite 
of each other in the middle of the area.  One more is between these two in 
the center of the area, lying down in the grass, very well camouflaged.  The 
last is off to the east, also lying down.  Take them all out once you find 
them.

Youíre safe now.  Drag Eva towards the destination and wake her up.  Oh, and 
make sure youíre in your best possible condition, too.  The final boss is 
only a climbable ledge away.

Things to Try-
Notice Evaís odd mumblings when sheís knocked out?  Fido!?  Ack!

=============
Rokovoj Bereg
=============

Items-
None

Weapons-
None

Enemies- None

Strategy-
--------------
Boss- The Boss
--------------

You have ten minutes to beat The Boss, so throughout the battle, do things as 
rapidly as possible.  The Boss can put up a fight, but sheís actually quite 
manageable once you know what to do.  In fact, I didnít die once during my 
first fight with her. 

First of all, it would be advisable to put on your best camouflage (besides 
the scientists disguise).  In this battle, camouflage actually works.  Also, 
equip life medicines whenever possible.

The battle starts with The Boss rushing at Snake.  Donít try to fire weapons.  
She will dodge them.  She will rush in for a close CQC attack.  If youíve 
been watching the cutscenes, youíll understand how good she is at this stuff.  

It is possible to counter her CQC.  You heard me.  Snake can do what he was 
unable to during every encounter with her.  But you have to have very good 
timing.  As soon as Snake grunts and then the screen zooms in a bit, press O.  
Youíll know that youíre successful if Snake doesnít get thrown onto the 
ground.  If you failed, The Boss will steal your weapon and all of its ammo, 
and spread it all over the field.  If you donít want this, put away your 
weapons.  If you succeeded, immediately retaliate for a significant upper-
hand on the battle.

There are two ways to go about this fight.  The first way is the up-front CQC 
way, and the second way is the camouflage and long-range shooting way.  

Personally, I prefer the CQC way.  This way takes some practice and getting 
used to, but once you know it, it is much more dependable than the second 
way.  If you must, spend a few lives perfecting this.  What you want to do is 
to basically make The Boss see you and draw her into a CQC attack.  When she 
rushes at you and says something like ďbrace yourself,Ē youíll know sheís 
coming for one.  When she approaches you, youíll want to counter her attack.

Timing is everything in the counter.  Aim to press O in the time that Snake 
grunts and the screen zooms in.  Donít press too early or too late.  If you 
canít get the timing down, rapidly press O and hope that you get it.

Once youíve countered her, knock her down with the punch-punch-kick combo.  
Equip your M37 and blast her in the head on the ground.  This does good 
damage.  Once sheís blasted, RUN.  Hide behind a tree or something.  Sheíll 
run to hide elsewhere, too.

If you mess up the timing and she hits you, see if you can quickly get up, 
avoid her Patriot blasts, and attack her anyway.  If she constantly blasts 
you, retreat.  That patriot can do some damage.

After youíre both hiding, get out in the open and draw her back to you.  
Sheíll start the CQC thing all over again.  Repeat this until sheís dead.  
However, hurry up so you can beat the time limit.

The second way is to get your best camouflage out and hide from The Boss 
behind the trees in the field.  She will run around looking for you.  Stay 
far from her or crouch down in the flowers, and she wonít see you. 

Once youíre hidden, look for The Boss.  Equip thermal goggles if you canít 
see her, or look for the flowers that she kicks up.

When you find her, get out your sniper rifle.  Shoot her multiple times until 
she falls down.  If you can, get in one headshot and make the rest body 
shots.  As she falls, RUN.  Get to a new hiding spot.  She will look for you, 
but if youíre far enough from your first hiding spot, she wonít find you.  
Repeat this method of sniping her until you win.  This method is slightly 
quickly than the CQC method... that is, if your aim is good.

---

After you win, youíll get treated to a brief cutscene.  Then, The Boss hands 
you her Patriot, the weapon she used against you.  It may be hard, and you 
may not want to do it... so wait a minute, if you must.  Finally, when youíre 
ready, press Square to complete your mission with a bullet right to her head.

Things to Try-
Try waiting the ten minutes without beating The Boss.  The whole area gets 
the **** bombed out of it.  Ouch.

============
Wig Interior
============

WHAT!?  You thought you were done!?  Well, you are... this next sequence is 
for fun.

Items- 
None

Weapons-
SAA

Enemies- None

Strategy-
Pick the gun on the right.  When you gain control again, just keep pressing 
square to fire.  Either you shoot Ocelot, and he reveals that it was a 
blank... or he shoots you, and reveals that it was a blank, again.  Meh.

Things to Try-
Wait a bit without picking a gun.  Ocelot gets very impatient.

==========
Conclusion
==========

Watch the cutscenes.  At the end, after you get your stats, youíll find that 
youíve unlocked a few items for subsequent games depending on your 
performance (no alerts, stealth camo, that sort of stuff).  If you picked the 
gun on the right, you also get a Single Action Army.

And... Thatís it.  Well done.  Youíve just beaten Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake 
Eater!


============================================================================
----------------------------PART THREE: FUN STUFF--------------------------
============================================================================

This section is still under construction.  It will be up soon.

============================================================================
----------------------------PART FOUR: END---------------------------------
============================================================================

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==-------4.1: Credits -----------==
\/-------------------------------\/

Send in info useful to the guide or whatever and youíll go here.

One, Iíd like to credit the guys who made the BradyGames guide... it helped 
me a lot in locating the items that I had missed on my play-through.  

Iíd also like to credit mister Hideo Kojima.  Why?  Because every MGS guide 
needs to have his name somewhere.

And last, Iíd like to credit the users who have helped me in some way with 
this guide:

-No one yet.  (Sad face).

/\---------------------------/\
==-------4.2: End -----------==
\/---------------------------\/

Wow.  I can hardly believe that I wrote all of that.  But I would go through 
three times as much if I was certain that what I wrote would help at least 
one person... 

Okay, I sound really corny now, donít I?  Letís just end this.

~END OF GUIDE