Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Cheats For PlayStation 2

  1. 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 

  2. 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 

  3. 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 

  4. 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 

  5. Find Secret Codec Frequency to Call Off Alerts

    If you enter alert mode, capture any nearby guard and interrogate him. Sometimes, the guard will tell you a Codec frequency that can be contacted to call off the alert. These frequencies change after they are first used, but there will always be a new one available whenever you trigger alert mode.

    Contributed by: Evil Dave 

  6. 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 

  7. 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 

  8. 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 

  9. 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 

  10. 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 

  11. 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 

  12. Original Metal Gear Boss Time Trial

    Beat the original Metal Gear for the MSX and make a Clear Data file. When you are returned to the main menu for Metal Gear, the boss time trial will be selectable.

    Contributed by: Seifer_us 

  13. 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 End’s 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 

  14. Hint : Anger Volgin

    When fighting Volgin the first time you can wear the Ivan’s(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 

  15. 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 

  16. Snake’s dream

    When Snake gets puts in the jail cell. Save the game and turn the system off. Turn it back on and go to your saved game file. Load it and you will see a mini-game were you are this Zombie hunter guy and you can go around and kill zombies.

    Contributed by: GunBladeMan 

  17. Unlocking Rumble Roses characters

    To unlock these characters as playable character, simply play enough to obtain an animal ranking and next time you host a game, you can select the Reiko Hinomoto/ Rowdy Reiko option to appear or do not appear.

    Contributed by: Odin_theRonin 

  18. See ghostly images of the developers during the fight with the Sorrow

    Using the camera, take pictures of the bosses you've killed as they walk towards you as ghosts. Sometimes you'll see the faces of the developers on the pictures you've taken.

    Contributed by: The IcecreamMan 

  19. Free Rations/Ammo in Original Metal Gear

    If you die and choose "continue" too many times (approx 5- 10), you'll be given max ammo (only for weapons you have obtained) and full rations. Your maximum capacity for weapons and rations increases as your rank increases, which you increase by finding hostages.

    Contributed by: NeoX51 

  20. Capturing The Pain's Hornets

    When you fight The Pain, he'll occasionally perform an attack where a swarm of hornets will attach themselves onto Snake and cause damage. The normal way to get past this is to dive into the water. However, there is a much more beneficial strategy. Before the boss fight, equip as many empty Hornet's Nests as possible. After the hornets attach themselves and disperse, check your inventory again. All of those empty Hornet's Nests will be changed to Hives of Pain Hornets, which revive four bars of stamina.

    Contributed by: discoinferno84 

  21. Unlockables

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Beat Snake Eater once American Flag face paint
    Defeat Ocelot by stamina depletion Animals
    Beat Snake Eater once AUSCOM Desert (Australian camouflage desert) fatigue
    Get the 1st record time in every stage of Snake vs. Monkey Mode Banana Camouflage
    Beat Snake Eater once Brown face paint
    Defeat Volgin by stamina depletion Cold War
    Beat Snake Eater once Desert Tiger camouflage fatigue
    Beat Special Duel Mode(Disk 2) with 1st place score DPM Camouflage
    Beat Snake Eater once English Flag face paint
    Playing the game on Very Easy mode. EZ Gun
    Capture all 48 types of edible plants and animals EZ Gun (Modes above Very Easy)
    Defeat The Fury by stamina depletion Fire
    Beat Snake Eater once Flectar camouflage fatigue
    Beat Snake Eater once French Flag face paint
    Beat Snake Eater once German Flag face paint
    Beat Normal Duel Mode(Disc 2) with 1st place score Green Face Paint
    Defeat The Pain by stamina depletion Hornet Stripe
    Catch a Tsuchinoko (alive) can only be caught using mousetraps. Best place to find Graniny Gorki South (Where you fight The Fear) Infinity Face Paint (Alternate)
    Beat the game with the rank Foxhound Infinity Face Paint (Ininite ammo)
    Beat Snake Eater once Italian Flag face paint
    Beat Snake Eater once Japanese Flag face paint
    Complete all Snake vs. Monkey Mode Monkey Mask
    Hold up The End Moss
    Complete the game once Patriot (The Boss‘s gun)
    Choose the SAA on the right during final duel Single Action Army (Revlover)
    Defeat The Boss by stamina depletion Snake
    Beat Snake Eater once Soviet Flag face paint
    Beat Snake Eater once Spanish Flag face paint
    Defeat The Fear by stamina depletion Spider
    Walk all the way to the end during boss fight against The Sorrow Spirit Camo (Footsteps cannot be heard)
    Beat game with no alerts Stealth Camo
    Shoot all the green frogs in every area of the game Stealth Camo (alternate)
    Beat Snake Eater once Swedish Flag face paint
    Complete the game once Tuxedo (Camo)

    Contributed by: BXBomber, cjthemaster, illusionmgs, SuperScot, Yugus, SolidSnake74185, bluehawk102 

  22. Unlock Bandana for the MSX Metal Gear games

    Beat Metal Gear 1 or 2 to unlock the bandana for that game. The Bandana, when equipped, will give you unlimited ammunition for all weapons

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Beat Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake on either difficulty level Bandana In Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
    Beat the original Metal Gear on either dfficulty Level. Bandana In Original Metal Gear

    Contributed by: WilHiteWarrior 

  23. Unlock Boss Survival Mode in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake

    Once you have successfully beaten the game on Easy or Original, save it and you should find Boss Survival on the main menu of MG2.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Beat the game once on any difficulty. Boss Survival Mode

    Contributed by: BXBomber 

  24. Play around with the music video

    During the music video "Snake Eater", pressing different buttons will slightly change what appears on screen.

    Effect Effect
    L3 (press the left analouge stick) Change the language of the credits
    R1 Make the singer interupt the song to say "Snake Eater"
    Move the left analouge stick The snakes will move in the same direction

    Contributed by: Star Player ZA 

  25. Play With The Title Screen

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

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

    Contributed by: Shinigami083 

  26. I Like MGS Unlockables

    Just choose which MGS game you like at the beginning of the game for the following unlockables:

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Pick I like MG3 on a new file and save it Demo Theatre
    Start a new game with "I Like MGS3", then save. Downloadable Camouflage
    Choose: I LIKE MGS3! European Extreme
    Pick I like MGS 2 on a new file and save it Raiden Mask in beginning
    Pick I like MG3 on a new file and save it Secret Theatre
    Pick I like MG3 on a new file and save it Unlock Duel Mode on Disc 2

    Contributed by: Shisui312, WatsonC, Teepo123, SolidSnake74185, lilmattsback 

  27. Mosin Nagant

    Beat The End through stamina depletion to unlock the Mosin Nagant, The End's tranquilizer-dart-equipped sniper rifle. After the cutscene where The End dies, it is just to the left of Snake's position, in a centralized clearing in Sokrovenno North. It will not appear if The End is killed by setting the PS2 clock forward, nor will it appear if he was killed outside the Ponizovje warehouse.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Defeat The End by stamina depletion Mosin Nagant

    Contributed by: Ranmoth 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by infoman80 504K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by SamuraiX- 322K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by vinheim 213K
In-Depth FAQs Animal Ranking Guide by fatherg 8K
In-Depth FAQs CODEC Script by Shotgunnova 421K
In-Depth FAQs Foxhound Ranking Walkthrough by Conantheleader 92K
In-Depth FAQs Item/Enemy Drop List by TheTranceMan 612K
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