Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Cheats

Unlockables

  • Alternate title screen.

    Beat the game once and the title screen will change.

    Contributed By: Pyro Vesten.

  • Digital Camera

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

    Contributed By: blastedhooligan.

  • Extreme Difficulty Mode

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

    Contributed By: NeoGamer.

  • Special Unlockables

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

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

  • Unlockable Ending Rankings

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

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

    Contributed By: Xtreme1.

  • Unlocking grip levels

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

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

    Contributed By: UltimaterializerX.

Easter Eggs

  • Camera Control in Cut-Scenes

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

    Contributed By: NeoGamer.

  • Codec Craziness

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

    Contributed By: DBZSSJoCOM.

  • Computer Room Cameo

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

    Contributed By: UltimaterializerX.

  • Control Projector

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

    Contributed By: risktaker.

  • Control the title screen background.

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

    Contributed By: funny_mage_jw.

  • Faster pull-ups

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

    Contributed By: No_1_LP_Fan.

  • Hideo Kojima Dog Tag Information

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

    Contributed By: Wario64.

  • Metal Gear Posters

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

    Contributed By: MetalGearSolid167.

  • Pants-less Marines

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

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

    Contributed By: Nemesis.

  • The Shaver

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

    Contributed By: Snake19.

  • Toy of Raven

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

    Contributed By: raiden4208.

  • Yoji Shinkawa Dog Tag Info

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

    Contributed By: Mike Loubet.

Secrets

  • Dazing a guard

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

    Contributed By: Majestic_Arts.

  • dog tag information

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

    Contributed By: Ecstacy2003.

  • Easily cross minefields.

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

    Contributed By: Felix Arabia.

  • Halt timer in tanker mission

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

    Contributed By: Atsumoristar.

  • Happy Birthday!

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

    Contributed By: Gab Gab.

  • Hostages in Shell 1 Core B1 Hold

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

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Radar Girl on the Big Shell

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

    Contributed By: Nanoframe.

  • Revenge of the Seagulls

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

    Contributed By: PsYLoCKe.

  • Snake's Dogtag

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

    Contributed By: xsion77xToribio.

  • Strengthen Yourself

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

    Contributed By: NeoGamer.

  • Taking Vamp's best attack away from him

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

    Contributed By: UltimaterializerX.

  • Transportation With Boxes

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

    Contributed By: solid snake.

  • Useless Secret: L2 Start Menu

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

    Contributed By: WBirkin.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Cheats

Codes

  • Intro movie controls

    Do the following during the intro movie:

    EffectCode
    Changes opening credits to 4 different languages and into slithering snake bones.L3
    Changes the symbolsPress R3
    Credits will make waves as they move across the screenRotate the left analog stick
    little circles come up to the screen.Press any D-pad buttom
    Singer whispers "Snake Eater"Press R1
    Symbols appear on screenMove the right analog stick
  • Konami Code

    When the very first Konami logo appears, enter the following:

    EffectCode
    Changes the names in the intro movie to the names of the people who designed the intro.Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Square, Triangle

    Contributed By: Video Gamer Z.

  • Play With The Title Screen

    You can mess around with the animation and background at the title screen by pressing different buttons.

    EffectCode
    Changes the background design.L3
    Changes the color of Snake and the soldier.L1
    Changes the color of Snake and the soldier.L2
    Changes the screen's color.R3
    Slows down the Snake vs. soldier animation.R2
    Speeds up the Snake vs. soldier animation.R1
    Turns the background black so that you can only see Snake fighting the soldier.Triangle

    Contributed By: Shinigami083.

  • X-ray Poses

    While in the the Cure Screen hit R1 twice this will activate different animations from body building techniques to stances.

    EffectCode
    X-Ray Pose AnimationsR1

    Contributed By: ps2insight.

Glitches

  • Body full of crossbow bolts

    When fighting The Fear, before you beat him, let him hit you a few times with his crossbow. The bolts will stay in your body, and you are supposed to remove them through the Cure menu. If you beat him, you will automatically be healed fully, but the bolts will still be stuck in you for the rest of the game. If you go to your Cure menu, you will see them sticking out of you, but you can't remove them. They are visible with any camo you wear, but not visible during cutscenes.

    Contributed By: Klaydoggy.

  • No Damage Through Torture

    Hold L2 during the entire torture sequence to not recieve any damage when Volgin punches you. It must remain held down until cutscene where he leaves otherwise any damage that would have been done is still dealt.

    Contributed By: MGRaiden.

  • Tight Space GLITCH.

    First equip the binoculars, then quick unequip.
    Enter a tight space, like a vent, and as SOON as the camera begins to move into 'Intrusion Mode' aka First Person immediatly equip the binoculars. You will continue to move forward WITH the binoculars equiped, but you will not be able to control Snake at all, except to unequip the binoculars, which will then return everything to normal.

    Contributed By: StroutX.

Unlockables

  • Boss Camo

    Defeat certain bosses by lowering their stamina to zero using the tranquillizer. This unlocks special camos that give you specific abiilites.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    AnimalsBeat Ocelot
    Cold WarBeat Volgen
    FireBeat The Fury
    Hornet StripeBeat The Pain
    MossHold up The End
    SnakeBeat The Boss
    SpiderBeat The Fear

    Contributed By: Bleuet.

  • Duel Mode Unlockables

    The following items can be unlocked by beating both types of Duel Mode, only available on the PAL version.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    DPM CamouflageBeat Special Duel Mode
    Green Face PaintBeat Normal Duel Mode

    Contributed By: SuperStealthDud.

  • European Extra's

    Extra Things In EU Versions

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Duel modeBeat The Game Once
    European Extreme ModeBeat The game once
    Theather ModeBeat The Game Once

    Contributed By: TRin12.

  • EZ Gun

    You must capture all types of animals and plants in the game, you dont have to eat them and they can be rotten, and once you have captured one you can discard it from your backpack because it has been recorded as it having been caputred, there are 48 in total to be captured.

    Contributed By: SWEETISTSIN.

  • EZ Gun

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Alternate EZ GunStart on Very Easy and you'll have it when you start.

    Contributed By: Ragna0k0nline.

  • Misc. Unlockables

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Banana CamouflageGet the highest record time in every stage of Snake vs. Monkey
    Colt Single Action ArmyChoose the gun on the right during the final duel.
    Extreme Difficulty ModeComplete the game once
    Intro movie on title screenComplete Virtuous Mission
    Mechanic UniformIn Second Locker on Far Right in Groznjy Grad (Near the locker where you put Major Raikov at)
    Mosin NagantDefeat The End/MK22 only
    Moss CamoDefeat The End by sneaking up behind him during battle and pointing a gun at him. He will lay on the ground. Point the gun at his head three times, aiming elsewhere when he speaks.
    PatriotComplete the game once
    Snake vs. Monkey levels 4 and 5Complete the game once
    Sneaking SuitIn Locker you put Major Raikov in (Second time you go to Groznjy Grad)
    Stealth CamouflageFind and shoot all 64 Kerotan frogs that are scatter through out the whole game.
    Stealth Camouflage (alternate method)Beat the game with no alerts
    Tuxedo CamouflageComplete the game once
  • Obtainable Facepaint and Uniforms.

    Most camos can be found lying in the Jungle at relatively well hidden locations. Some camos have to be downloaded using a network adaptor and a memory card.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Camo Chocolate ChipBolshaya Past South.
    Camo Ga-KoChyornyj Prud, underwater in northeast.
    Camo GrenadeDownload it to your memory card.
    Camo MummyDownload it to your memory card.
    Camo Rain DropDremuchij North, under the rope bridge on the far side.
    Camo SantaDownload it to your memory card.
    Camo SnowPeschera Cave, on the right branch before the Pain.
    Camo SplitterBolshaya Past South.
    Camo ValentineDownload it to your memory card. (JP and EU versions)
    Camo WaterBolshaya Past Base.
    Facepaint DesertPonizovje Warehouse.
    Facepaint KabukiTikhogornyj, at the bottom of the pool before the waterfall.
    Facepaint OyamaGraniny Gorky Lab, Exterior. In the air duct.
    Facepaint SnowBolshaya Past Base, In the fox hole on the left side of the middle building
    Facepaint WaterAfter talking to Granin and fighting The Fear, go all the way back to the beginning of Ponizovje South.
    Facepaint ZombieRassvet during snake eater mission. Behind the building.
    Fly CamouflageIn the third bathroom stall on the second floor of the building where Granin is (it's locked so break the door down).
    Infinity Face PaintBeat the game with the Foxhound Rank
    Infinity Face Paint (alternate method)Catch a live Tsuchinoko before torture scene. After you get your weapons, go back and capture it again just outside. Finish the game with it alive.
    Monkey MaskComplete every level in Snake vs. Monkeys
    Spirit camouflageLast all the way through Sorrow's river
    Uniform MaintenanceGroznyj Grad Weapons Lab: East Wing in locker. Same time as the Sneaking Suit.
    Uniform OfficerSteal it from Raikov.
    Uniform ScientistGiven to you by Eva.
    Uniform Sneaking SuitGroznyj Grad Weapons Lab: East Wing. In the locker with the red stripe.
  • Peep Show Movie

    Collect all the game cutscenes in Demo Theatre mode and you will unlock a movie called Peep Show. It is various cutscenes inloving EVA in her underwear.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Peep Show Movie.Collect all the Movies in Demo Theatre.

    Contributed By: gamesmaster no1.

  • Unlockable Ending Rankings

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

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Alligator - Any Difficulty81-249 Alerts, 41 or more Continues, 101-299 Kills
    Bat - Normal RankingNo Alerts
    Capybara - Normal RankingPlay Time over 30 hours
    Cat - Easy and Very Easy RankingSave over 100 times
    Centipede - Any Difficulty1-20 Alerts, 41 or more continues, 1-100 kills
    Chicken - Easy and Very Easy DifficultiesAlert Mode over 300 times, Kill over 300 people, Eat more than 31 Meals, Play Time over 30 hours, Continue over 60 times, Save over 100 times
    Cow - Special RankingAlert Mode raised over 300 times
    Crocodile - Any Difficulty81-249 Alerts, 0-40 Continues, 101-299 Kills
    Deer - Normal RankingSave over 100 times
    Doberman - Extreme RankingNo Special Item used, 1 Alert, 0 Kills, Under 3 Life Meds, Under 5:15 play time, 0 continues
    Doberman - Hard RankingNo Special Item used, 0 Alerts, 0 Kills, 0 Life Meds, Under 5:00 play time, under 50 saves, 0 continues
    Doberman - Normal RankingNo Special Item used, 0 Alerts, Under 10 Life Bars of Damage, 0 Kills, 0 Life Meds, Under 5:00 play time, under 25 saves, 0 continues
    Eagle - Extreme RankingPlay Time under 5:00
    Elephant - Normal RankingOver 31 Meals Eaten
    Falcon - Normal RankingPlay Time under 5:00
    Flying Fox - Hard RankingNo Alerts
    Flying Squirrel - Easy and Very Easy RankingNo Alerts
    Fox - Extreme RankingNo Special Item used, 0 Alerts, 0 Kills, 0 Life Meds, Under 5:00 play time, under 50 saves, 0 continues
    Fox - Hard RankingNo Special Item used, 0 Alerts, Under 10 Life Bars of Damage, 0 Kills, 0 Life Meds, Under 5:00 play time, under 25 saves, 0 continues
    Foxhound - Extreme RankingNo Special Item used, 0 Alerts, Under 10 Life Bars of Damage, 0 Kills, 0 Life Meds, Under 5:00 play time, under 25 saves, 0 continues
    Giant Panda - Extreme RankingPlay Time over 30 hours
    Hawk - Hard RankingPlay Time under 5:00
    Hippopotamus - Extreme RankingSave over 100 times
    Hound - Easy RankingNo Special Item used, 0 Alerts, Under 10 Life Bars of Damage, 0 Kills, 0 Life Meds, Under 5:00 play time, under 25 saves, 0 continues
    Hound - Extreme RankingNo Special Item used, 2 Alerts, 0 Kills, Under 5:00 play time, under 25 saves, 0 continues
    Hound - Hard RankingNo Special Item used, 1 Alert, 0 Kills, Under 3 Life Meds, Under 5:15 play time, 0 continues
    Hound - Normal RankingNo Special Item used, 0 Alerts, 0 Kills, 0 Life Meds, Under 5:00 play time, under 50 saves, 0 continues
    Hyena - Any Difficulty51-80 Alerts, 41 or more Continues, 101-299 Kills
    Iguana - Any Difficulty81-249 Alerts, 0-40 Continues, 1-100 Kills
    Jackal - Any Difficulty51-80 Alerts, 0-40 Continues, 1-100 Kills
    Jaguar - Any Difficulty21-50 Alerts, 0-40 Continues, 1-100 Kills
    Kerotan - Special RankingShoot all 64 Kerotan Frogs
    Koala - Easy and Very Easy RankingPlay Time over 30 hours
    Komodo Dragon - Any Difficulty81-249 Alerts, 41 or more Continues, 1-100 Kills
    Leech - Special RankingClear the Game with Leech attached
    Leopard - Any Difficulty21-50 Alerts, 41 or more Continues, 1-100 Kills
    Mammoth - Hard RankingKill over 300 Humans
    Markhor - Special RankingEvery Plant and Animal Captured, Cure Supply Plant, and non animal-plant item (RC Mate, Noodles, etc.)
    Mongoose - Any Difficulty51-80 Alerts, 41 or more Continues, 1-100 Kills
    Mouse - Normal DifficultyAlert Mode over 300 times, Kill over 300 people, Eat more than 31 Meals, Play Time over 30 hours, Continue over 60 times, Save over 100 times
    Night Owl - Extreme RankingNo Alerts
    Orca - Extreme RankingKill 250 or more Humans
    Ostrich - Extreme DifficultyAlert Mode over 300 times, Kill over 300 people, Eat more than 31 Meals, Play Time over 30 hours, Continue over 60 times, Save over 100 times
    Panther - Any Difficulty21-50 Alerts, 0-40 Continues, 101-299 Kills
    Pig - Easy and Very Easy RankingOver 31 Meals Eaten
    Pigeon - Special RankingNo Kills
    Piranha - Easy and Very Easy RankingKill over 300 Humans
    Puma - Any Difficulty21-50 Alerts, 41 or more Continues, 101-299 Kills
    Rabbit - Hard DifficultyAlert Mode over 300 times, Kill over 300 people, Eat more than 31 Meals, Play Time over 30 hours, Continue over 60 times, Save over 100 times
    Scorpion - Any Difficulty1-20 Alerts, 0-40 continues, 1-100 kills
    Shark - Normal RankingKill over 300 Humans
    Sloth - Hard RankingPlay Time over 30 hours
    Spider - Any Difficulty1-20 Alerts, 41 or more continues, 101-299 kills
    Swallow - Easy and Very Easy RankingPlay Time under 5:00
    Tarantula - Any Difficulty1-20 Alerts, 0-40 continues, 101-299 kills
    Tasmanian Devil - Any Difficulty51-80 Alerts, 0-40 Continues, 101-299 Kills
    Tsuchinoko - Special RankingClear game with living Tsuchinoko captured
    Whale - Extreme RankingKill over 300 Humans
    Zebra - Hard RankingSave over 100 times

    Contributed By: Xtreme1 and Eagles000.

Easter Eggs

  • An Old Favorite

    While traveling with EVA, grab her, and interrogate her. She'll tell you a code that involves directions but then she'll say that she doesn't remember the rest of it. The code EVA was talking about was the famous 30 lives cheat code from Contra on the NES.

    Contributed By: Lady Nintendo.

  • Another Acid Password

    Its the guard you see on the second floor, when you first enter Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab: East Wing. Interrogate him to get the Acid... Password... X M E I G H T.

    Contributed By: STG_Deathbot.

  • Another Metal Gear Acid Password

    In the Snake Eater Mission, go to compound area where the Hind sits. You'll know it's the right area because you'll see the Hind (Helicopter) grounded with noone piloting it. Interrogate the guard closest to the front door entrance of the largest building two or three times and he'll give you a password for Metal Gear Acid: V I P E R (Viper).

    Contributed By: Cannabisia.

  • Eva's Dream of Snake

    When you are in the woods with Eva, shoot her with the tranquilizer gun. Walk right up to her while she is asleep (you may have to crouch). She will begin saying interesting things in her sleep.

    Contributed By: WagonTronk.

  • Extra scene in Quick Draw

    At the end, when you do the quick draw with Ocelot. Pick the gun on the left, when you can shoot do not shoot at all. A hidden cutscene will happen with Ocelot talking about why you didn't shoot the gun.

    Contributed By: Menji.

  • Game Developers

    In the fight with The Sorrow, go to your backpack and take out your camera and take pictures of all The Bosses, including Th Sorrow's Dead body, when you look at it, you will see the faces of the Game Developers.

    Contributed By: DemonKiller007.

  • Get out of cell easy

    After Volgin leaves the room after torturing you, Snake and Eva will be alone when the R1 button is prompted you can see some one behind with a board and a Codec number writen on it when your in the Cell call it and It will say "The door is open now".

    Contributed By: Xenoblade.

  • Hidden poster in drone R1 scene

    During the intro scene for Operation Snake Eater, you have the opportunity to press R1 to view part of the scene through Snake's view (the interior of the cockpit). When you do so, if you look all the way up (past all the instruments), you'll be able to see a poster of Yumi Kikuchi, a Japanese voice actress who had parts in Comic Party, Mahoromatic, Kakyuusei, and other shows.

    Contributed By: dUc0N.

  • Johnny Sasaki deja vu

    After being captured and waking up in the cell, throw back the food 3 times to see the scene where the soldier tells you his and his sons name (Johnny). Now wait a few minutes, Johnny will bend over, hold his stomach and will then run to the toilet. As a bonus, he will say some hilarious sentences like "Wow, that's a record!" or "Will that even flush?"

    Contributed By: pexeq.

  • Kojima Game's models

    In the office of Granin, there are models of things from other games Hideo Kojima Made. There is a model of Metal Gear Rex from Metal Gear Solid 1, A model of Metal Gear Ray from metal gear solid 2, and a model of Jehuty from Zone of the enders 1 and/or 2.

    Contributed By: gyrofan.

  • Listening to Granin

    After your meeting with Granin, his door will become locked to you but you can still listen to him inside his office. After a few minutes he will start mumbling some curious things while half asleep.

    Contributed By: Jupasto.

  • Make Eva vomit

    Similar to making Snake spew, when you're escorting Eva to the lake, go into the cure option in the Survival Viewer to look at Eva and then use the analog sticks to spin her around several times. When you resume gameplay, Eva will vomit. Repeat this enough times and she will complain about stomach cramps and say other funny comments but this will also diminish her stamina quicker.

    Contributed By: PyroJames.

  • Metal Gear Acid Password

    When entering "Graniny Gorki Lab, 1F" (An area in which you must wear the scientist disguise), interrogate the first guard you see in the lobby. The 3rd time you interrogate him, he'll reveal a password for Metal Gear Acid: "J E H U T Y"

    Contributed By: Roadogg.

  • Modern Day Gaming Mags in 1964

    If you look around in the military bases throughout the game (Groznyj Grad, Graniny Gorki, etc.) you can find several modern day gaming magazines on tables, including EGM, GMR, and a few others. Shoot these magazines with a weapon and they will open to a page about Snake Eater. Shoot them again and they will flip to the back cover.

    Contributed By: Janors 2.

  • Motion Capture Actors

    During a cut scene, if you see the name of the character, the name in the parentheses is the voice actor. If you hit O, the name will change to the name of the character's motion capture actor.

    Contributed By: yeg0.

  • Ocelot Time Paradox

    After the cut scene where you first meet Ocelot, knife (or shoot if you have the Patriot) him to death. Once you kill him the game over screen will pop-up and say "OCELOT IS DEAD." Cambell will then yell at Snake for creating a time paradox.

    Contributed By: kris incognito.

  • Secret R1 Cutscenes

    At three points during the ending, you can hold R1 to look around in first person. It is not indicated that you can use R1 but it's there. There are some small hidden things that can only be seen this way.

    Contributed By: Video Gamer Z.

  • Secret R1 Cutscenes

    At the end of Virtious Mission, Hold R1 in the cutscene after Snake has healed himself. You will be able to look around when it is not indicated that you can and you can see The Sorrow's body.

    After you've climbed the mountain, hold R1 during the cutscene where Snake is spying on Volgin on the base. You can see The Boss ride off on her horse and EVA do the "handgesture".

    After being tortured, hold R1 as Ocelot leaves the room. The Boss does the "handgesture".

    After defeating the Shagohod, hold R1 and when EVA goes to hug Snake you can see The Sorrow behind her.

    After defeating The Boss, when her horse walks up, hold R1. You can see the ghosts of The Boss and The Sorrow.

    When the President goes to shake Snake's hand, hold R1 and look to the left. Ocelot is outside the window.

    When Snake is at the graveyard, hold R1. His eye tears up and you can't see much.

    Contributed By: Video Gamer Z.

  • See an MGS2 Poster

    During the cut-scene when Snake stuffs Major Raikov into the locker, on the door of the locker, there is a poster with a picture of Raiden and the text 'Metal Gear Solid 2' on it

    Contributed By: typeyourname.

  • See naked Raiden again

    When obtaining the uniform from Raikov, the guy who looks and attacks like Raiden, shoot him in the crotch to kill him. During your battle with The Sorrow, a naked raiden will walf down the river hiding his privates, complete with bluring.

    Contributed By: PurgatoryCell.

  • Title Screen Change

    After beating the game once, Snake will have an eyepatch on during the CQC fights he has with the Russian guard at the title screen.

    Contributed By: KurtCobain1994.

  • What do you like?

    When beginning a new game you are prompted with three questions:
    "This is my first MGS game"
    "I like MGS1"
    "I like MGS2"
    Selecting this is my first MGS game has the regular opening. Selecting I like MGS1 makes your stamina drop slower. Selecting I like MGS2 gets you a special intro.

    Contributed By: Snake19.

  • Yet another metal gear acid password:

    This guy is located in the back of groznyj grad main wing (The place with the shagohod). If you interrogate him he should say, "Metal Gear Acid password, K A R E N".

    Contributed By: raijin_fujin.

Secrets

  • Bats in Cave

    In the cave, bats attack you if you run. But if you use the active sonar and send out a 'ping', the bats will stop coming after you. That is because bats use sonar to see, they attack the strange noises snake is making and using the sonar tricks them into thinking you are just another bat.

    Contributed By: MujariMojo.

  • Call off alert

    When you are in alert mode, grab a guard and interrogate him. He might give a radio frequency you can call to call off the alert. After the alert is over, the frequency changes.

    Contributed By: Brett777.

  • Dazed and Confused

    When dealing with an enemy, shagohod mechanic, or scientist, make a noise and hide. Make sure you'll be able to see over the enemy's head. When a question mark comes over their head, shoot it. This will confuse the enemy for a short period of time by showing sparks fly out of their head and them stumbling around.

    Contributed By: Jimps043.

  • Dazing a Guard

    Whenever the '!' or '?' icon appears above an enemy's head, and you shoot it, (this is tricky) the the guard appear to be intoxicated and have some white bubbles floating from his head, giving you a few seconds to either run away, or to attack the dazed guard.

    Contributed By: sinncross.

  • Defeat The End easily

    When you enter the fighting area for the first time, save your game and quit. Go into the clock settings of your PS2 hardware and set the clock forward a couple of years. Load up the game and you will find that The End has died from old age!!

    Contributed By: stonalisa.

  • Distract Voligin

    Before you fight Volgin be sure to capture a living tree frog. When you are fighting him equip the tree frog as a weapon and throw it somewhere where volgin will see it. After he sees it he should say something then jump back he will then be vulnerable for a few seconds(until he kills the frog) allowing you time to get a few cheap shots in.

    Contributed By: zeljo.

  • Easily deplete The Fear's stamina

    While fighting The Fear, his main tactic is to jump from tree to tree in order to get the best shot possible on you. However, this depletes his stamina rather quickly, and like Snake, he needs to eat in order to keep himself going strong. As The Fear's stamina gauge decreases, he'll stop trying to attack you and begin using his crossbow to hunt for food instead. If he manages to catch enough of the local food sources, he will regenerate his stamina gauge; if you're a fan of scoring stamina kills on the bosses in order to get the secret uniforms in the game, The Fear's eating habits make it very difficult to deplete his stamina gauge in an honorable manner.

    Thankfully, there is a cheap way to bypass the entire process. As soon as the battle starts, take poisoned pieces of food you have on stock and throw it into the middle of the area, then proceed to go on with the battle as you would normally. When The Fear's stamina gets low, he will cease to hunt for food and will instead go right for the food you threw out for him! Not only does this prevent The Fear's stamina from increasing, but it will actually decrease his stamina as well. Even better is that he'll stand there puking his guts up, which gives you all sorts of time to blast him with shots from your tranquilizer gun.

    It should be noted that the best place to harvest poisoned food is in the very area in which you fight The Fear himself; you have to go through it en route to the science lab before fighting The Fear on the way back. The area is full of poison frogs and poison mushrooms, so make sure to stock up in advance. The more poisoned food you throw out at the beginning of the fight, the easier a time you'll have.

    Contributed By: UltimaterializerX.

  • Easy way to get out of the cell

    When you get into the cell after being tortured go into the survival viewer, and press R1 to look at snake closer. Spin Snake around in there for about 20 seconds, go back into the game and run for a little bit and Snake will spew. The guard will come in the cell asking whats wrong...knock him out and leave the cell.

    Contributed By: Tster01.

  • Eat The End's parrot

    In the cutscene that begins the battle against The End, his parrot flies away. Search the area using the Thermal Goggles and you will eventualy find a bird sitting in a tree or on a stump behind you. This is also a sign that The End is nearby. You can either kill the bird, which will trigger The End cursing your name and swearing revenge, or capture it. Either way the parrot still appears in the cutscene where The End dies. If you captured the bird, contact Para-Medic to have a conversation about the bird. It offers very little stamina but tastes good. If you killed or captured the bird, it also appears as a ghost during the battle against The Sorrow.

    Contributed By: volcansnake.

  • EVA doesn't lose stamina.

    At the part where you must carry EVA through the jungle, you can tranquilize her with the EZ gun, and she won't lose any stamina...therefore, saving you food for when you really need it.

    Contributed By: latin_boi.

  • Extra Cut Scenes

    When Snake is captured in the prison cell, do not eat the food the guard throws you. Instead, throw the food back out of the cell to the card. Continue to do this 2 more times for a total of 3 times and this will trigger a hidden cut scene.

    Contributed By: Absolut Carnage.

  • Extra information in Codec screen

    After so many calls, more "slideshow" images will open up for each person you talk to in your Codec. Each person has (at least) two additional personal information pages, usually accompanied by an interesting picture. To get this, call each person multiple times, after so many times, the images will open one at a time.

    Contributed By: HeeroAC195.

  • Extra Waterfall Scene with Eva

    After you escape from the cell, don't use Cure to take out the transmitter in your back. If the transmitter is in you when you meet up with Eva behind the waterfall, there will be an extra very funny scene where she takes it out of you.

    Contributed By: zeoVGM.

  • Fun with guards

    When dressing up as Major Raikov, you can get away with hitting enemies etc and they won't touch you. PLUS, you can also trigger the alert alarm by pressing triangle near one of the red alarm stations, this will send two or more guards to your area, where you can beat them unconscious and take any items they may be holding.

    Contributed By: Gincairn.

  • Get past The Sorrow easily

    When you have to face The Sorrow at the river, instead of following him, you simply crouch down on to the floor, and keep your head down and drown yourself. Then the usual cutscene will appear showing you escaping the battle.

    Contributed By: Merray.

  • Hint : Anger Volgin

    When fighting Volgin the first time you can wear the Ivanís(Raiden's) mask and he will think you are the major and hesitate from attacking you. You will have a chance to shoot him a few times without him attacking. He will realize who you are after a while and become angry and attack more frequently.

    Contributed By: TRin12.

  • Make yourself fall asleep.

    You can make yourself fall asleep by equiping the hankerchief, and wiping it in the air about 3 times. After the 3rd time "Z's" will appear above your head and you will collaspe!

    Contributed By: No_1_LP_Fan.

  • Ocelot helps you

    When fighting Volgin, first phase, throw some man-made food (Calorie Mate, Rations, Instant Noodles, etc) to Ocelot, and Ocelot will give Life Recovery Medicine or SAA rounds in return!

    Contributed By: Altre_U.

  • Open Locked Doors in Grozynj Grad

    You can open all of the electronic doors that only open for Raikov by throwing a live captured animal in front of the doors to open them. When the animal crawls in front of the door, it will open allowing you to obtain the items before you get the Raikov uniform.

    Contributed By: STG_Deathbot.

  • Parrot to your advantage

    During your battle with The End, if you capture his parrot (use a tranquilizer pistol) and then set it free, the parrot will squawk and circle over The Endís head; revealing his sniper position and allowing you to shoot him. After you shoot him, The End will then relocate and you can recapture the parrot and repeat this method until The End is defeated. If you find it difficult to recapture the parrot, move to another Sokrovenno area and then return and the parrot should be perched at one of its usual spots. If you find it difficult to spot the parrot circling over The End, use your directional microphone and listen for The End scolding his [loud mouth] parrot.

    Contributed By: PyroJames.

  • Poisoning Enemies

    Destroy a food storehouse and wait for the guards to start complaining about their hunger. Kill a poison animal (Such as a Poison Dart Frog) and equip it as a weapon. Throw it near a guard and he will eat it. In a few seconds he will collapse from the poison and die.

    Contributed By: bionuke118.

  • Quick Draw Revolver Duel

    During the battle with Major Ocelot, if you unequip your current weapon and stand out in the open for a few seconds, there were be a secret cutscene where Ocelot accepts Snake's challenge for a quick-draw duel. Ocelot will then stand and face off against Snake and the game will automatically switch to First Person View. Quickly equip your weapon again and when you're ready, aim your weapon and fire! (The object of a quick draw duel is to draw your weapon first and fire but not cheat by drawing too early.)

    Contributed By: PyroJames.

  • Raikov's Bowel Troubles

    After destroying the food storehouse for Groznyj Grad, go to the bathroom stall that Raikov retreats to and drop some rotten food. Wait for Raikov to enter the stall and he will eat the food. The door will lock and Raikov will begin to experience some extreme bowel troubles! Knock on the door for some humorous dialogue.

    Contributed By: Janors 2.

  • Revolver Freestyle Twirling Duel

    Similar to the Quick Draw duel. When you meet Major Ocelot at Bolshaya Past Crevice, simply equip the Single Action Army revolver but instead of firing, use the R3 button (Right Analog Stick) to twirl your revolver repeatedly. In a secret scene, Ocelot will then confront you and also twirl his revolver to show off his freestyle twirling tricks. Depending on how you twirl your revolver, he will compliment or criticize you accordingly.

    Contributed By: PyroJames.

  • Revolver Ricochet

    As demonstrated by Major Ocelot early in the game, the bullets on the Colt Single Action Army revolver are capable of ricocheting. Simply equip the SAA and fire at a non-volatile structure such as a rock formation, metal crate or wall and watch the bullet deflect off the surface. If mastered properly, this can be used to shoot enemies hiding behind structures or even around corners!

    Contributed By: PyroJames.

  • Skip The End boss battle.

    After caves and after the river with the guards on the hovercrafts, enter the next area and a cutscene will begin. As soon as the cutscene ends pull out your SVD sniper rifle and aim it at The End in his wheelchair. Before he gets taken away, shoot the guard in the head, then shoot The End in the head a few times. If done corectly The End will say something and explode. Later in the game when you get to the jungle where the fight was supposed to be, you wont have to fight him and the jungle will be filled with guards from the Ocelot unit.

    Contributed By: habib is cool.

  • Starving and poorly equipped enemies

    Throughout the game, you will find several storehouses of food (Where you'll find items like Instant Noodles and Calorie Mates) and ammunition (Often where you find new weapons). If you have some TNT in your inventory, plant a piece inside a storehouse, stand back, and detonate it. You'll know the trick worked if the room becomes charred and black. If you do this to a food storehouse, enemies in the nearby screens will complain about their hunger, helping you detect them easily. If you destroy an ammo warehouse, guards will have only one clip of AK ammo, then they will switch to a pistol, and eventually they will have to use a knife.

    Contributed By: Janors 2.

  • Taming The Bees

    After getting the hornet stripe camo (defeating The Pain via stamina kill) you have the ability to "tame" bees while wearing the hornet stripe uniform. Heres how you do it (while wearing hornet stripe camo): Shoot down a beehive while underneath it (or close enough to it so the bees fall NEAR you). The bees will then be swarming around you! Now go attack some enemys (or go near them) so they can feel the pain.

    Contributed By: Snake19.

  • The 3 Sons Snakes

    During the final battle with The Boss, equip the Thermal Goggles and search for 3 snakes in the field. These snakes are Snake Liquid, Snake Solid, and Snake Solidus. Anyone who has played 'Sons of Liberty' will notice that they are the names of the three 'Sons of Big Boss'. Each snake has a great taste and recovers a great amount of stamina.

    Contributed By: volcansnake.

  • The End starts the battle with less Health/Stamina

    If you shoot The End with the SVD (sniper rifle) at the Ponizovje Docks, but DO NOT kill him (he'll wheel himself through the red door), he will start with less Health/Stamina when you fight him later in the game.

    Contributed By: Faust Orinitia.

  • The End's Mercy

    While fighting The End, climb a tree onto a ledge that is easily accessible to the old man. Lay down and take out your sniper rifle, go into first person, and search the trees, not necessarily looking for The End. You will eventually hear his footsteps behind you, but do not turn around. You will get a short cut scene where The End finds you and shoots you one with his rifle. Instead of killing you he says that you don't deserve to die that easily. He then proceeds to pick Snake up and carry him to the nearby jail where he will eventually awaken.

    Contributed By: greenmage03.

  • Volgin's lightning

    When fighting Col. Volgin throw a Russian glow cap and it will absorb his lightning attacks for a little bit.

    Contributed By: TheBiggerBoss.

  • Zooming/Camera-panning During Cinemas

    At any time during a cut scene you can zoom in on the action by pressing the Triangle button. The harder you push it, the closer it zooms in. Also, while zoomed in you can pan the camera around using the left analog stick.

    Contributed By: Major Raikov.

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