Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is a 3rd person stealth action game from the long running Metal Gear series developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami. The game takes place in 1964 during the height of the cold war and tells the origin story of the character Big Boss as he infiltrates into the Soviet Union in order to stop the military faction GRU from activating a nuclear launching tank and to kill his mentor who defected from the United States.


Metal Gear Solid 3 was first announced during Konami's pre-E3 press conference on May 12th, 2004 (shown below, left).[1] The game was released on November 17th, 2004, exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 2. On March 14th, 2006, an updated version of the game titled Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence was released exclusively for the PlayStation 2. The updated version contains new features and gameplay such as the option to toggle in a 3rd person camera, new uniforms and face camo, a playable version of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, as well as an all new multiplayer mode dubbed Metal Gear Online. Metal Gear Solid 3 was subsequently ported to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 8th, 2011, and to the PlayStation Vita on June 12th, 2012. A slighlty revamped version of Metal Gear Solid 3 titled Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D was released for the Nintendo 3DS on February 21st, 2012 (shown below, right).

Pachinko Machine

On October 5th, 2015, Kotaku reported that Konami Parlor Entertainment has filed in a trademark for "Big Boss", suggesting that Konami plans to make a Metal Gear themed pachinko machine.[2] On June 1st, 2016, KPE released the trailer for an upcoming pachinko machine that is themed after Metal Gear Solid 3 (shown below).

The announcement was met with backlash from fans and as of July 10th, 2016, the video received over 53.000 dislikes. On June 3rd, 2016, reddit user hecheff submitted an image showcasing the pachinko machino on the Metal Gear Sold subreddit which gathered over 105 point (95% upvoted) and 64 comments within a month (shown below).[6]



Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater received a metacritic score of 91,[3] Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence received a score of 94,[4] and Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D received a score of 78.[5] The game is praised for its compelling storytelling and themes, but is often criticized for its dated gameplay controls.

Online Presence

Metal Gear Solid 3 has become the subject of discussion in a number of sites such as Gamefaqs[7] and IGN.[8] Metal Gear Solid 3 has also become the subject of videos and Let's Play by a number of Youtube channels.[10]

On the art sharing site DeviantArt, typing the keyword "Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater" would yield more than 2.300 results.[9]


Big Boss Salute

Big Boss Salute refers to a memorable scene at the end of Metal Gear Solid 3 where the character Big Boss salutes in front of his mentor's grave while crying. Online, the scene is used as a reaction image to convey sadness or sorrow.

Big Boss Smile

Big Boss Smile refers to a memorable scene early in Metal Gear Solid 3 where Snake breaks a smile when he discovers a beehive that can potentially be use to distract the enemy patrol. Online, The scene is used as a reaction image to convey joy and excitement.

Try to Remember Some of The Basics Of CQC

Try to Remember Some of The Basics of CQC is a memorable line uttered by the character The Boss at the very beginning of Metal Gear Solid 3. Online, the quote is often used to refer towards content related to close quarter battles and the Metal Gear series.

Snake Eater / What a Thrill

Snake Eater is the opening theme used for Metal Gear Solid 3 that was written by Norihiko Hibino and performed by Cynthia Harrell.[7] The song became popular among Metal Gear fans due to its James Bond inspired vibe and is often used in fan made videos.

All right, Gentlemen!

All Right, Gentlemen! (also known as “Alright Gentlemen”) is an exploitable comic series illustrating three business men’s reaction to various proposals. The original webcomic was created by LiveJournal blog Hiimdaisy which was aimed to poke fun at how Naked Snake obtained the title of Big Boss after defeating his mentor, The Boss.

entle men We need a name for the guy who killed e Boss BossU Conaratatons, Mr. Big Boss! you sure showed that shameles traitor w---- a tung or -two

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