Talk:Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater:

High priority:

  • Write up a piece about the shutting down of the MGO servers.
  • Write a decent Gameplay section
  • Clean up the messy, lurching, sort of poorly-written story section
  • Upload better images. Preferably one that illustrates the CQC or camoflage system



The link for this seems to have little to nothing to do with the CQC fighting style used in the game. Opinions? Spartan198 (talk) 21:45, 14 July 2008 (UTC) Spartan198

Okay, since no one seems to have any thoughts on it, I'm removing the link, as it has nothing to do with Naked Snake's fighting style. Spartan198 (talk) 21:44, 7 October 2008 (UTC) Spartan198

Crab battle[edit]

I think that the Newgrounds flash Crab Battle should be mentioned in this articial along with any other videos simular to it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by GamerSam (talkcontribs) 15:21, 9 March 2007 (UTC). Not gunna happen, could probably stick it in the Trivia bit though. Its a popular movie.SuperBorisOnAPlane 21:14, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes, the newgrounds "Crab battle" flash cartoon is hilarious to pretty much anyone who has ever played MGS3. But where would you list the cartoon? Popular culture references I guess. --Richco07 16:03, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

I doubt that an online flash animation would count as a "popular reference". I could be wrong, but I'd advise that it isn't added to the article. --RazorICE 16:21, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
Agree. – Steel 16:22, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Well, the reason why I would say so is because it is one of the top flashes of Newgrounds is the premier flash website. Having sold god knows how many copies of "Alien Hominid" and given an interview on G4 TV.--Richco07 15:58, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm in favour of leaving Crab Battle out, on the grounds it's about as funny as suffering a rectal prolapse. Optimus Sledge 23:42, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
I don't know, I would laugh pretty hard if you had a prolapse. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:40, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
I agree. A prolapse would be hilarious. Richco07 (talk) 17:30, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
If I had to do it all over again, I'd do it over you.Optimus Sledge (talk) 23:00, 13 August 2008 (UTC)


Add interwiki ---->ca:Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.



So where exactly in the USSR is MGS3 set? I can't think offhand of any areas of Russia proper that would be jungle like in the game, is it possibly set in a satellite nation, is my knowledge of Russian geography off, or did the developers just take a bit of artistic license here?albrozdude 05:10, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Ironically tropical wetland (I believe is the encompassing term for Jungle/rain forest etc) is the only type of climate zone that is not in Russia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:23, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

It is set in a fictional area of the USSR. Cant remember where, but I remember reading it.--Richco07 16:16, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

The game is set in Tselinoyarsk (a fictional location in the center of the USSR).Ffgamera (talk) 12:09, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Actually, if you pay close attention to the map at the beginning, Tselinoyarsk is not far north of the Russia-Kazakhstan border. Regardless, it is still a fictional location. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:17, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Here is a website for the citation. [[1]] INFORMATION CENTER (TC) 04:22, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Metal Gear Online,Europe[edit]

The servers aren't closing on OCtober 30th,i would fix this but im a bit busy, can someone put is the server online as of (whatever the date you edited on?). cause someone put are closing. when the Japanese and North American Servers are offline and european one is the only one online. so i dont see why there is a are. NEVER MINDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Checked the site,the servers are ending... sorry xD

According to VGChartz it has sold 3.96 million.[edit] 09:15, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

VG Chartz isn't reliable since they pull their numbers out of their ass, and then when REAL numbers get released they change them (although most of the numbers are not relialbe. TJ Spyke 03:42, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Cover art[edit]

Cover art picture in the infobox is messed up. It's in ridiculous resolution and the source is incorrect. --Mika1h (talk) 11:12, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

A user had reverted to the Japanese version. I've reverted back to original North American boxart. Strongsauce (talk) 11:26, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Actually it's PAL region cover art, but whatever, good it's fixed. --Mika1h (talk) 12:10, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Whoops you are right. But still no reason to have changed it in the first place (although personally I like that cover better)Strongsauce (talk) 14:32, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
I've protected the image to stop people fiddling with it. – Steel 14:44, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
The PAL image is Naked Snake pointing a gun in the same detail as the MGS2 cover art (NA, PAL) Ffgamera (talk) 10:06, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


Right now I notice that if you search Metal Gear 3 it takes you to the original Metal Gear Solid, I think some one should fix it so that it takes you to this page. I don't know how. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:25, 28 October 2008 (UTC)


Is it significant enough to note that this is the first game in the series to not have a PC port? (talk) 21:38, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Nope. --Golbez (talk) 22:15, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

EVA's name- Why capitalized?[edit]

Why is EVA capitalized? Is it an acronym? Thanks. JovBlackheart (talk) 21:04, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

It is in the game. Snake4324 (talk) 17:19, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Prison Cell Mini-game[edit]

on the off chance that this is worth mentioning in the article: i was playing the game, and got to the bit where Snake is locked in a prison cell, and passes out as a result of injuries/falls asleep (can't remember, this was years ago). i saved the game, shut down and went away for a few days. when i got back i started up the game, but when it loaded, it was a different game, where all you did was control a player as he battles innumerable monsterish creatures armed only with a katana. after doing this for a while, the creatures surround the player and kill him. then it is revealed that the mini-game was actually Snake having a nightmare and he awakens to the prison cell. (talk) 15:43, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Seems like the only people contributing and editing this page are wikigeeks who haven't actually played the game, glad to know at least one of you did. Beat it in a week. Bought it for $60, tried to sell it back a week later, brand new otherwise, $10, they finally gave me $20 when I threw in my save card and helped them write a cheat. Bastards. I remember being so disappointed because I'd also bought the ps2 modem adapter, expecting some kind of MMP version, only to find out after spending two hours just trying to get an account and get the damn modem to work that all they give you is a Santa outfit. Yes, EVA is an acronym, they explain it in the game, she is behind it all, is in effect Big Boss. Metal Gear itself was real, a cold war era program, involving the military industrial complex, Lockheed, operation paperclip and the Nazis, in which a third party to the Soviets and US, think Bond's nemesis in Spectre, was trying to sell both mobile-tank based nuclear launchers. This was part of a plan to have soldiers on LSD who could be cohersed through mass panic during an attack, and the pentagon was planning on winning a nuclear war on US soil, Big Bertha, the nuclear missile train, is the last remnant. TACOM was also working with RCA to build computer driven tanks, think drones. They still have a plan on the books from then to convert 1/3 of all DoD vehicles to unmanned, including tanks. This was the inspiration for Darpa's race across the desert, which Google won, and out of which their self-driving car program was based. So, is Metal Gear 5: The Phantom Pain finally coming out? How many times do you have to kill that dude? I've killed him in three versions and he just keeps coming back. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:19, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Snake`s nightmare is a player-activated event that only take place after certain conversations and actions and has zero relevance to the plot, it doesn`t belong in the article. Zidane tribal (talk) 05:49, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

but its still worth mentioning it should be put as an easter egg or something like the snakes in the last boss battle —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:31, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Reference material[edit]

While digging through the online print archive, I located the following print preview material for this game:

One or more print reviews for this game may also be found in the archive. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 16:30, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Separate article for Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D[edit]

I believe that a separate article should be created for the Nintendo 3DS version of this game. Several other 3DS remakes have their own pages (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, and Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition all have their own separate pages. Also Snake Eater 3D has its own differences from the PS2 version (such as use of the touch screen and the new camouflage creation with the 3DS camera) that warrants a separate page. Richiekim (talk) 06:20, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing the discussion to the talk page. In my experience, the proper progression of events is to first expand the section in this article until it gets long enough to split into its own article. As far as I could see, the info you included in the split could have been summarized in a few sentences and left here, rather than fork the info elsewhere. As for the other 3DS remakes, see WP:OSE. Each article should be considered on its own merits. In fact, I don't believe Star Fox 3D can justify its own article either and I'll be seeing to it getting merged back in. Axem Titanium (talk) 14:38, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

1960s Soviet jungle[edit]

Yay! We have jungle! Now tell me where it is, quickly. Or did it mutate since the 60s? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:18, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

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