This walkthrough is intended to aid the player in figuring
out where to go and what to do in the game. WARNING:
This walkthrough does contain spoilers. While the
plot will not be discussed, certain plot surprises will be
apparent from reading this walkthrough. All directions mentioned
will correlate with the direction of the in-game maps. The
positions of guards are from the Normal difficulty.
| Part 1 -
Deck - From where Solid Snake starts, you can choose
to pick up supplies (some Rations, Pentazemin, Bandage and
Stun Grenades), "Hold Up" the guards or just run
for the nearest door in. You'll know when you're near an entrance
when you get a call from Otacon. If you stay out in the rain
too long, Snake will chance getting sick. If he sneezes, take
a Pentazemin. If you wish to get more supplies or some easy
dog tags, enter the deck-level west door. To skip a few rooms,
enter the second level east door (Skip ahead to Deck B
Deck A - If you entered through the west door, you
be in the Crew's Quarters. Enter the locker room to get supplies
from the lockers and head for the northeast door. Once in
the lounge area, your main objective is to get to the east
door at the top of the steps.
Deck B - (Crew's Quarters) You're goal is to get to
the staircase on the west side of the area.
Deck C - Along the hallway is a camera with a huge
blindspot. Flatten yourself against the wall and slip underneath
the camera. Head up the stairs.
Deck D - Once up the stairs, deal with the guard who
goes into the mess hall. There is ammo under the tables and
rations in the kitchen. Once through, head back out into the
hall and avoid being blown to pieces by the C4 trap. Shoot
the fire extinguisher or use cigarettes to see the trip wires.
After dealing with the guard, slip under and head up the stairs.
If you head into the pantry, expect another guard to come
up the steps and come into the room.
Deck E - After a few cut scenes, head out through the
Boss Fight - Since you don't have a weapon that can
cause damage, you're going to have to knock Olga out by hitting
her with enough M9 darts. Do yourself a favor and early in
the fight, shoot out the ropes keeping the tarp on the palettes.
After causing enough damage to her, she will usually shoot
loose the tarp and use is as cover. If you shoot it out before
her, she won't be able to use it against you. When she yells
"Take this", it means she's lobbed a grenade at
you. After getting her down to 1/3rd of her life, she'll turn
the spotlight in your direction. Shoot it out or you may never
be able to get another shot on her. Make sure to use your
surroundings as cover and try to hit Olga through the holes
in the palettes when she's hiding behind them.
| C4 Trap
|Here you have to shoot three green sensors. Make sure
not to hit the C4 or it's Game Over. For the first one,
get on the westernmost turbine and in first-person mode,
press L2 and R2 to stand on your toes. Aim the USP at
the blinking green light. For the second one, equip the
Thermal Goggles and move as close to the next line of
trip wires. Shoot the sensor on the bottom right side.
For the last one, get on the ground and aim for the blinking
light on the left side.
Once the fight is over, shakedown Olga for her tags and go
up the Observation Tower to get the Thermal Goggles.
Now that you have the USP, go pick up some more ammo
for it on your way back to the Deck A Lounge. Enter
the door at the bottom of the eastside steps to gain access
to the Engine Room. Slowly work your way through the
numerous guards to get to the third floor western door. Once
you head north in the Turbine Area, a guard will come
out and start to head north. Once you deal with him, you will
be faced with a more complex C4 trap (see inset to right).
Deck Hall - The real challenge in this hall is that
in the light you stand a better chance of being seen. Take
out lights as you move and wait for the guards to make their
way down to you. Once you pass through the door, be prepared
for a serious gun fight.
Gun Battle with Soldiers - In the tight confines of
this hall, you best bet is to stay behind the box and lob
grenade or take a few popshots at the soldiers who jump out
to attack you. When you hear a grenade clink down around you,
get up and run towards the camera. Also, ammo and rations
will be available at the end of the hall. After you kill enough
guards, a group of three will rush you. Stand up and shoot
them as they rush you single file down the hall.
Cargo Hold - Once in the Cargo Hold, you have seven
minutes to sneak through two holds of Marines to get the Metal
Gear Ray. Hold #1 - Move west and crawl under the projector.
Sneak past the guard on the west side of the hold and make
sure to walk, not run, over the grating. Hold #2 - In this
room, there are two projectors, so the Marines will, on occasion,
turn their field of view from left to right and back. Sneak
east under the projectors and sneak along the east side of
the room to the door. Hold #3 - Here you need to take four
photos of Metal Gear Ray and then download them on the computer
console on the east side. Take both the Front-Left and Front-Right
photos near where the camera stations are. Take the Front
Center shot from the south wall of the room. Take the "MARINES"
Logo shot from the Northwest corner. Be careful not to get
seen when the Marines take a stretching break. When you're
through, go to the computer and hit the action button. From
that point, sit back and watch what happens.
| Part 2 -
Strut A - Once you enter the dock, dive back into
the water and get the Thermal Goggles in the southeast corner
of the pool. To get to the Shaver in the caged-in area, flip
over the railing and "shimmy" over as far to the
right as you can and then flip back over. When you're through,
head to the north door, go up the hall and access the Node
in the northeast corner. Once the guards awaken, hide among
the supplies in the center and wait for the western guard
to move far south enough to get past him without notice. Run
to the elevator to get to the roof. Once one the roof, go
through the hole in the fence and down the stairs. Sneak past
the guard and head up the stairs back to the roof to get Chaff
Grenades. Go back down and head to the northeast door to the
FA Bridge. Use the Chaff Grenades to disable the Cypher
and run to Strut F.
Strut F - The only thing you need to do here is avoid
the guard and go to the southeast door. Everything else is
locked up until later. Enter the store room, grab the M9 and
ammo and head back to Strut A. Once there, head for
the AB Bridge. To get past the guards, you'll need
to "shimmy" past them by hanging from the railing.
Strut B - After a long series of events, make sure
to use the Node inside the Transformer Room. Cross the BC
Bridge and enter Strut C. Since there are no guards
here currently, head up to the kitchen. Once the series of
cinemas are through, head to the women's bathroom to find
the first C4 bomb. Get close to the mirror to head the beeping
of the bomb. Equip the Coolant and look up. You'll see the
bomb reflected in the mirror. Spray it until it deactivates.
Head back to Strut B and enter the east room. Close
the electric panel door and spray the bomb behind it. Head
back to Strut A.
Strut A - Now that you have access, enter the Pump
Room. Crawl under the center north-south running red pipe
to reach the area where the bomb is. Be sure not to "hold
up" the guard near the northwest camera. Head to the
FA Bridge, deal with both the Cypher and the guard
and then enter Strut F through the upper door.
Strut F - The bomb here is on the first floor, along
the west wall, tucked behind some boxes. You'll have to flip
over the railing above and press the X button to release
down onto the crates. Jump down and deactivate the bomb. You
may want to incapacitate a few of the guards before trying
this just to make life easier. Also, look around this area
for supplies. (Suppressor for the Socom and Mine Detector
are high on the list here.) Once through, cross the EF
Bridge to Strut E.
Strut E - Be very careful when you enter the Parcel
Room, because the southernmost guard has an excellent view
of almost the whole area and will see you when you first enter.
Your best bet is to dash along the south end of the room and
down the west stairs. Wait him out until he's turned away.
You might want to tranquilize him before trying to reach the
node in the northeast corner. (Note: If you want his tags,
you'll have to capture him from the north. He can see you
coming from the south.) Head up the east set of stairs
and go up to the Heliport. The bomb is underneath the Harrier,
so you'll have to crawl under the wing and aim at the landing
gear. Before you leave for the DE Bridge, make sure
to stop in by the lookout to the west of the stairs under
the Heliport. Make sure to take out the guard so he doesn't
see you when you cross the bridge.
Strut D - This can easily be one of the hardest areas
to sneak through, because of the patterns of the guards. Hit
the node on the first level and work your way around to the
hatch on the west side. Open it and spray it down to be finished
with the bombs. Now, go back to Strut C, enter the
Pantry, take the Sensor B and head to Strut A. Work
your way to the roof, take the elevator down and head back
to the pool area you entered at. The bomb is on the underside
of the mini-sub. Face it from the south east corner and blast
it with the coolant. Now, head back to the elevator.
Boss Fight - This one is simple. Just dodge. You have
no chance to hit her, so keep running back and forth, doing
flip kicks to avoid getting hit. After some time, a cut scene
will take over.
|Strut A -
You have 400 seconds to get to the Strut E Heliport.
Make sure to equip the mine detector when trying to reach the
doors to keep from getting blasted. As you head down the steps,
take note of a guard at the bottom of the stairs. Dispose of
him and make a quick trip to Strut E. Avoid battle at
Boss Fight - Equip the Sensor A and dispose of the
bombs before trying to attack Fatman. Try to get him out in
the open and shoot, kick or punch him to knock him down. Then
move in front of him and wait for him to try and get up. Go
into first-person mode and pop him in the head with either
the Socom or M9 to cause damage. When he places new bombs,
take care of them immediately. If you're lucky, you can hit
him before he places the bomb, disrupting him. Since Fatman
is much faster than you, it's a good idea to place Claymores
in tight areas and wait for him to hit them, then blast him
in the head. Once he goes down, pick him up to get Stillman's
dog tags and to get access to the final bomb.
|Strut F -
Now that you have the LVL 2 PAN card, you can go back to the
warehouse and get the AKS-74u in the northeast corner of the
first floor. Head to the EF Bridge and instead of going
to Strut E, turn west and go into the Shell 1 Core.
|1. Make sure to keep the B.D.U. and AKS-74u equipped
at all times.
2. Don't bump into other guards
3. Don't do anything that might make the guards suspicious
(crawling, hitting lockers)
4. If a guard does reveal who you are, run into the next
room and re-equip your costume. This usually works.
Shell 1 Core - As you enter, equip both the B.D.U.
And the AKS-74u and stop in at the Node inside the storage
room. Go to the elevator in the north and take it down to
B2. Enter the technician's area and grab the Directional Microphone.
Now, head up to B1, where you'll have to subdue a guard and
force his face into the Retina Scanner. Make sure to use the
Node in the locker room to the east. Once in the room with
the hostages, you'll need to locate Ames with the Directional
Microphone (He'll have the heartbeat with the "beep".).
Make sure not to let the guard see you use the Dir. Mic. When
you find him, press the Triangle Button to address him. (Note:
Ames' character model looks different than the standard looks
of the other hostages. You might be able to narrow down your
search just by walking around the room first.) After a series
of cut scenes, you need to subdue the guard near the elevator
so you can get on.
Strut F - Before heading to the Shell 1-2 Bridge,
stop into the warehouse to pick up all sorts of weapons and
ammo. You can find a grenade launcher, the PSG1 (sniper) and
the PSG1-T (tranq. sniper).
Shell 1-2 Bridge - Once you reach the bridge, you're
going to have to disable the numerous control boxes for the
huge C4 trap on the bridge. Locations of the control panels:
1) Behind you above the doorway. 2) Directly in front of you
on the pump. 3 & 4) On the left side of the bridge nearest
you, next to the C4. 5) Behind the flag. 6) Behind where the
birds are gathered to the right of the Strut L entrance.
7 & 8) One is on both the left and right side of the Strut
L entrance in plain view. 9) There is a Cypher flying
around with this one. 10) On the bridge in the back left corner.
Once all are disabled, go onto the bridge.
Boss Fight - Prepare for a long battle. Pick up the
Stinger and missiles. Use the pumps on the bridge as cover
when the Harrier does flybys. At the beginning of the fight,
he'll hover over the bridge. Arm the Stinger and hit him as
often as you can (usually 1-3 shots). Make sure that you have
a lock-on before firing or you're just wasting ammo. He'll
fly off. You're best chance to hit him afterwards is after
he launches a volley of missiles (which you'll need to dodge
by running back and forth on the bridge). He'll hover for
a few seconds. When raining down bullets, either wait him
out and try to go the bottom level of the bridge and wait
for the Harrier to move to the other side of the bridge. Repeat.
Once the fight is over, "shimmy" on the right-hand
railing and release over the pipe. Take the pipe to the catwalk.
Once on the catwalk, you're going to have to sneak past the
guards by the windows and work you're way around to the KL
Bridge. When you turn the corner, take out the four Cyphers
and then drop down to the next catwalk. Two soldiers will
come out. You must snipe them before they see you, or else
you're in a lot of trouble.
Shell 2 Core - You're initial goal is to find the Nikita
Rocket Launcher. Make your way around to the elevator to the
north, making sure to stop by the Node in the breakroom, and
go down to B1. Once there, use the Node and swim straight
south to find the Nikita. There is also Night Vision Goggles
floating around if you want to try and get them. Head back
up to the 1st floor and line up a shot with the Nikita into
one of the open airducts in the south area of the floor. You'll
have to navigate the missile through the turns and then aim
for the large circuit breaker. Make sure not to hit the President.
When successful, run up to the entrance of the room. After
a series of scenes, you're new mission is to rescue Emma.
Shell 2 B1 - Now you must swim through to find Emma
in the Filtration Chamber #2. Equip the mine detector, because
there are floating mines in your path. When you reach the
sealed doors, you need to swim near them and hit the Triangle
button to open them. Head up the stairs.
Boss Fight - To start this fight, take out all four
lamps along the second story catwalk. It'll save you the hassle
of one of Vamp's later attacks in the fight. When Vamp is
on the second story, run around, dodging his knives. Wait
for him to dive back into the water (which you should avoid
at all costs). Move to the south side of the room, arm the
grenade launcher and go into first-person mode. When the Vamp
lands on the catwalk, blast him back into the water. When
he's low on health, he start running around. Whip out either
the M4 or AKS-74u and run around the catwalk, trying to nail
him when he's on your level.
Once the fight is over, swim on, making sure to grab the
Body Armor in the far northeast corner. Go up the north set
of stairs, use the Node and open the lockers to find Emma.
Now, you must swim back with her the way you came. Remember
that she can't hold her breath as long as you, so make sure
to stop at every skylight. Once you reach the elevator, drag
her close to initiate a scene where she'll refuse to go to
the elevator while the sea lice are on the floor. Either knock
her out or use the coolant on the bugs. Get on the elevator.
On the 1st floor, you're going to have to be aggressive in
removing the numerous guards before taking Emma out of Shell
KL Bridge - Take out the two Cyphers and then deal
with the guard before dragging Emma out. Head to Strut
Strut L - These two guards are tough, period. You're
best shot may be to use the PSG1-T. Take out the one furthest
away when he comes into view and hit the second one when he
tries to wake the first.
Strut L Oil Fence - Get ready to use your sniping skills.
Equip the Thermal Goggles and take out the Claymores on the
walkway before Emma reaches them. Then, aim for the guards
on the nearest connector. Be weary of the gun Cyphers. When
you're notified that assistance is ready, call back and let
the other sniper take out the enemies. You're only focus at
that point is to take out the remaining Claymores on the bridge
to the right.
Boss Fight - Switch to the PSG1-T and aim for either
his head or shoulders. You have to take him out before his
strangles Emma to death. Try not to hit Emma yourself. If
you aim at the center of his chest, you can hit him when he
turns Emma to the side. Often, this will make him turn her
to other way, leaving the same shot open on his other side.
Exploit this as much as possible if you can line it up.
Now rush back to Shell 1 Core, B2 Computer Room. Be
sure to avoid the soldier in Strut E. Once the series
of scenes are over, you'll find yourself naked and cold, unable
to fight. You have to sneak past the heavy security up to
the exit on the second floor, northeast corner. All the while,
you be getting a number of odd messages from Campbell. If
you sneeze, take the Medicine quick and hope that none of
the guards heard you. Once in the hall by yourself, run back
and forth until you get a message from Rose. Then a friend
will appear and give you your gear and a cool new sword. Enter
the next area and join in a serious gun fight. Follow your
ally's lead. After disposing of all of the enemies here, move
to the next area, where you'll be surrounded. On occasion,
a "Mission Failed" screen will be thrown at you.
Ignore it and continue the battle in the mini-screen available
to you. Once through, you must continue on.
Boss Fight - Here's the challenge, take out an army
of Metal Gear RAYs. But seriously, you only need to take out
a couple of them. Start by throwing a Chaff Grenade. Make
sure to dodge the different volleys of missiles and machine
gun fire. When you have a few seconds, arm the Stinger and
aim for the knees. When the missile hits, the RAY will lean
down, opening up it's head. Aim and fire to cause far more
damage there than anywhere else. When the first RAY enters
the center area, focus on him. When he's disabled, another
will move in. Keep focused on the RAY in the center. After
disabling enough of them, another series of cut scenes will
Boss Fight - Now, it's just you and Solidus and you
have the sword as your lone weapon. Make sure to use the L1
block a lot. Try to get in as close as you can to Solidus
and lay in a couple hits before he moves on. When he starts
blasting fire streaks, do your best to dodge them. After Solidus
drops the tentacles, he becomes even faster. Stay in one place
when he's streaking around the area and wait to dodge his
final lunge at you. Then, counterattack. You must keep in
close range of Solidus when at all possible.
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To perform the "Hold Up" technique, you need to draw a weapon
on a guard from either behind them or to the side, but outside of
their cone of vision. If you attempt to hold them up from inside
their cone of vision, they will open fire on you.
The best time to catch a guard is after they stop at the end of
their patrol. Take time to pay attention to the guard's patrol pattern.
When they stop and turn to head back, come up behind them and draw
a bead on them. You have performed the "Hold Up" successfully when
Snake yells "Freeze".
Hold down the L1 button to be able to move while the weapon is
drawn and get in front of the guard. Even if you have to squeeze
in front of the guard, as long as you're facing the guard, you can
keep them pacified.
To shake the guard down for Dog Tags and extra supplies, aim at
his head and then his crotch. He should start to wiggle and drop
the item. After he shakes free the items, shoot him in the head
with your weapon and drag the body off.
Since dead guards are less likely to drop items when you shake
down their bodies, it's often beneficial to shoot them with the
M9. Pick up and drop the body either by the head or legs to get
them to drop items.
Some guards won't be intimidated by your M9, so you'll need to
bring out a more lethal weapon, like the Socom Pistol or the USP.
Shoot a warning shot by their head. If that doesn't work, shoot
them in the hand. If that doesn't work, bring out a bigger weapon,
like the grenade launcher to scare them into submission.
When dealing with the surlier guards, you need to work quickly,
because they often will try and attack you if you don't act aggressively.
When using a more lethal weapon, you might want to make sure that
other guards in the area are unconscious or out of range. If they
hear your gun shot, they will come and investigate. Also, take note
of where other guards are patrolling. If they see you with the other
guard, they will attack.
Part 1 -
Otacon - 141.12
Save - 140.96
Part 2 -
Colonel Campbell - 140.85
Rose (Save) - 140.96
Pliskin - 141.80
Stillman - 140.25
Ames - 140.72
Otacon - 141.12
Mr. X - 140.48
President - 141.37
Emma - 141.52