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Platinum Trophy Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD - Trophy Guide and Road Map



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Section 01. Overview
  • Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 8.75
  • Offline Trophies: 46 (36 5 4 1)
  • Online Trophies: 0
  • Approximate time to /100%: 40 - 60 Hours
  • Minimum Number of Playthroughs Needed: 5
  • Number of Missable Trophies: 12 - Sexting , Johnny On the Spot , Vamp Eyer , Yorkie , Beagle , Poodle , Shiba Inu , St. Bernard , Who Ya Gonna Call? , Moving Day , Complete Stealth , Great Dane
  • Glitched Trophies: 1 - Johnny On the Spot
  • Does difficulty affect trophies: Yes
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies: No


Section 02. Introduction


Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD is a game almost a decade old that originally came out on the Playstation 2. The game is also where Raiden first makes his appearance and most of the game is spent playing as him, though you do start out as Solid Snake. Achieving the platinum isn't too difficult as much as it is time consuming. Luckily earning the highest title "Big Boss" is not a requirement, but there are still plenty of challenges to complete on your path to the platinum; one of the hardest of which will be collecting most of the dog tags in the entire game across all difficulty levels. There are a minimum of 5 difficulty levels and this is why you will need to play through the game at least 5 times.

This is not a comprehensive trophy guide for the Vita version of the game. Most of the data is exactly the same but for any Vita specific question you may have, please use the Trophy Guide and Roadmap in the Vita Forums.

Section 02.1 - EU/PAL
WARNING: There is a bug in the game for people with the EU/PAL version of the game. If the game is played on a standard definition tv, there is a possibility that the game will bug out. The game bugs by not rendering the boxes on the conveyor belt on Strut E. This will make the game unbeatable on the Hard and Extreme difficulty levels. To mitigate this problem, you should play on a HD TV with HD cables and your resolution set to 720p. Not playing in 720p resolution can also lead to Johnny on the Spot not popping, so it's best to always play in that resolution.

This problem can be mitigated by downloading the 1.02 patch for the game as well.


Section 03. Walkthrough

On top of your five playthroughs you will also be tasked with completing extra missions. They offer their own unique challenges, some harder than others. But if you can complete the story on all difficulties, they should be easy enough to get past. The big thing to remember in each playthrough is to grab as many dog tags as possible; especially on the harder difficulties. You do not have to collect every dog tag, but you do need to collect a majority of them across all difficulties so be sure to not skip any. The other big challenge is clearing all the VR/Alternate Missions which may not be too difficult, but will require a lot of patience as there are over 500 missions.

Section 03.1 - First Playthrough (Very Easy)
Whether you're new to the game or have played it extensively over the years, go ahead and start on the easiest difficulty to get a feel of the game. When starting the game be sure to have your radar on and select the Tanker-Plant scenario. Even if this is your first time playing, go ahead and attempt a playthrough without a single alert; it's not as hard as it sounds. You should also work on earning (or working towards) the non-story/mission trophies, most of which will be earned by the time this playthrough is over.

Trophies Earned
Lights Out
Spaghetti Cinema
Bomb Squad
Party's Over
Thanks, Ames
No-Fly Zone
Bohemian Candidate
Vampire Slayer
I think You Need a Hug, E
Sharing is Caring
No Ray, Jose
Another Snake Bites the Dust
Animal Control
Down in Smoke
To Catch a Predator
Hurt Locker
Snake Beater
Kissing Booth
Silence is Golden
Photo Finish
Steel Grip
Steamed
Sexting (Missable)
Johnny on the Spot (Missable) (Glitch)
Vamp Eyer (Missable)
Who Ya Gonna Call? (Missable)
Moving Day (Missable)
A Cut Above
Complete Stealth (Missable)


Section 03.2 - Second Playthrough (Easy)
With your first playthrough (and hopefully Complete Stealth) done, load your clear game data to start the next round. The game is still quite easy to pull off a no-alert playthrough, so if you still need it I strongly suggest doing it now before you go onto a harder difficulty. During this run you should focus on finishing up any non-story/mission related trophies you may have left and focus on getting every dog tag as you go through the game. At the end of the game you will be another step closer to the platinum.

Trophies Earned
Bye Bye Big Brother
Don't Taze Me, Bro
Nothing Personal
Rent Money
Yorkie (Missable)
Beagle (Missable)


Section 03.3 - Third Playthrough (Medium)
Load up your clear data save and put the game on the next difficulty, remember to keep your radar on. You should be getting a feel for the game and understand what to do, where to go and how to avoid the numerous patrols. You should have all non-story/mission related trophies by now so all you need to focus on are the dog tags. Make it through the game to get almost halfway there.

Trophies Earned
Poodle (Missable)
Shiba Inu (Missable)


Section 03.4 Fourth Playthrough (Hard)
Load up your clear data save and put the game on the next difficulty; select only the Plant scenario here and remember to keep your radar on. There should be nothing new to you by now. The enemies are more numerous and hit you a lot harder. The best way to survive is to not be discovered. Grab all the dog tags so you don't have to come back.

Trophies Earned
St. Bernard (Missable)


Section 03.5 Fifth Playthrough (Extreme)
Load up your clear data save and put the game on the next difficulty; select only the Plant scenario here and remember to keep your radar on. If by some chance you haven't earned your Complete Stealth playthrough, this is the most critical time to do it. The enemies can easily kill you, do not fight but evade everything you can. Grab every dog tag available on this difficulty, because you will not want to go through it again.

Trophies Earned
Great Dane (Missable)


Section 03.6 Special Missions (Non-VR Missions)
All these are available after clearing the game once; be sure to save your post game (your game data tag will turn red). Now go to the Special option from the Main Menu; here you'll have to setup a video for Rose to kill Raiden, clear Boss Rush mode and clear all the Snake Tales. The Snake Tales are the most difficult of these trophies as they'll put you in difficult situations that can be unwinnable if you don't come properly prepared. Be sure to save your data after you clear each Snake Tale so you don't risk losing a clear on one of the missions.

Trophies Earned
Love Hurts
No Boss of Mine
Tell Me a Tale


Section 03.7 Special Missions (VR/Alternate Missions)
This is the last part, but do not take it lightly. You will have access to multiple characters and each character will have multiple VR and Alternative Missions to complete. You must complete every single mission with every single character and beat the #1 score on 50 different missions to finish this mode.

Trophies Earned
Piece of Cake
In It to Win It
Virtually Impossible


Section 03.8 Clean up
If you missed a dog tag or anything else, go back and meet the criteria. Once all the above criteria have been met you will have earned your final trophy.

Trophies Earned
Extremely Solid
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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD
Trophy Guide

Lights Out
Defeat Olga Gurlukovich

This trophy is storyline related and cannot be missed. You fight Olga as Snake. You earn this trophy in the cutscene after the battle.

See Boss Data for fight details.


Spaghetti Cinema
Meet Revolver

This trophy is storyline related and cannot be missed. You will meet Ocelot as Snake at the very end of the Tanker chapter. You will earn this trophy during the cutscene.


Bomb Squad
Learn how to defuse C4 bombs from Peter Stillman

This trophy is storyline related and cannot be missed. You will meet and be taught by Stillman as Raiden on Strut C. You will earn this trophy after all the cutscenes.


Party's Over
Defeat Fatman

This trophy is storyline related and cannot be missed. You will fight Fatman as Raiden on the Helipad on top of Strut E. You will earn this trophy during the cutscene after the battle.

See Boss Data for fight details.


Thanks, Ames
Learn the location of the president

This trophy is storyline related and cannot be missed. You will meet Ames as Raiden in the B1 floor of the Core 1 structure. You will earn this trophy after all the cutscenes.


No-Fly Zone
Destroy the AV-88 Harrier II

This trophy is storyline related and cannot be missed. You will fight the Harrier as Raiden on the bridge between Strut D and Strut G. You will earn this trophy during the cutscene after the battle.

See Boss Data for fight details.


Bohemian Candidate
Meet President James Johnson

This trophy is storyline related and cannot be missed. You will meet the President as Raiden on Floor 1 of the Core 2 structure. You will earn this trophy after all the cutscenes.


Vampire Slayer
Defeat Vamp

This trophy is storyline related and cannot be missed. You will meet Vamp as Raiden on floor B2 of the Core 2 structure. You will earn this trophy during the cutscene after the battle.

See Boss Data for fight details.


I Think You Need a Hug, E
Find Emma Emmerich

This trophy is storyline related and cannot be missed. You will meet Emma as Raiden on floor B2 of the Core 2 structure. You will earn this trophy after all the cutscenes.


Sharing is Caring
Befriend Olga Gurlukovich

This trophy is storyline related and cannot be missed. You will befriend Olga as Raiden in the torture room of Arsenal gear. You will earn this trophy after all the cutscenes.


No Ray, Jose
Defeat Metal Gear Ray

This trophy is storyline related and cannot be missed. You will fight not one, but numerous (but lesser) Metal Gear Ray units as Raiden. You will earn this trophy during the cutscene after the battle.

See Boss Data for fight details.


Another Snake Bites the Dust
Defeat Solidus Snake

This trophy is storyline related and cannot be missed. You will fight Solidus Snake as Raiden, this is the final battle in the game. You will earn this trophy during the cutscene after the battle.

See Boss Data for fight details.


Vamp Eyer
Catch a glimpse of Vamp standing in the streets of New York during the end cinematic.

This trophy is missable but that can be fixed by saving your game during the final battle with Solidus. Once Solidus is dead the ending cinematics will start. Snake will ask Raiden about the dog tag and Raiden will say he's not sure; the camera will zoom in on the dog tag at this point. Once the camera changes angle it will slowly pan to the left while focusing on Raiden. Use the and to zoom the camera in while between Snake and Raiden to spot Vamp standing next to a car.



Johnny on the Spot
Hear Johnny's bowel noises in two locations

(Missable) (Glitch)This trophy is missable as there are only two locations you can hear Johnny's stomach problems. The first one is in the B1 floor of the Core 1 structure. Once you find Ames he'll tell you to listen in on the conversation between Olga, Solidus and Ocelot. Ignore their conversation and turn to your left; point the microphone near the flagpole near the podium to hear Johnny complain about his diarrhea. The second location is at the oil fence, while you're covering Emma as she walks across the narrow walkways. Once you clear the way you can use the directional microphone and listen to her. Once she makes it to the second platform, pull out the directional microphone and point it at the structure. Johnny will find her, they'll talk for a bit and then he'll let her go and you'll earn this trophy.

This trophy glitching out can be mitigated by playing on an HD TV with a HDMI cable and your display settings set to 720p. You can also mitigate this problem by downloading patch 1.02 (EU/PAL) / 1.03 (US/JP).


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Love Hurts
Watch Rose kill Raiden on a rooftop

After clearing the game and making a clear save (your save data will be red). From the main menu go to the following options; Special > Casting Theater. Press once to select "Demo 8 (Solidus VS Raiden: The Final Battle)." Now change Raiden's character to Rose and Solidus's character to Raiden and play the clip. Watch the entire clip through to earn a quick trophy.




Hurt Locker
Put an enemy in a locker

This can be done as Snake or Raiden and in numerous places throughout the game. Wherever there's a locker you need to open it up, now knock out a guard and drag him over to the locker to stash him inside it and earn this trophy. The earliest possible time to get this trophy is as Snake in the area Deck-A, Crew's Quarters.



Down in Smoke
Disorient an enemy with a cloud of smoke from a fire extinguisher

This can be done as Snake or Raiden and in numerous places throughout the game. Wherever there's a fire extinguisher you need to lure a guard near it and then shoot it with a lethal weapon (tranquilizers won't work) to earn this trophy. The earliest possible time to get this trophy is as Snake in the area Deck-D, Crew's Quarters.



To Catch a Predator
Lure a guard with a girlie magazine

This can be done as Snake or Raiden and in numerous places throughout the game. First you need to get a girlie mag (they're titled book), now look for a patrolling enemy. Plant the magazine in his patrol route and when he stumbles upon it, he'll look through it and you'll earn this trophy.



Kissing Booth
Kiss a poster in a locker

This can be done as Snake or Raiden and in numerous places throughout the game. In certain lockers are pinups of girls on the inside part of the locker door. Go inside the locker and close the door, angle your view down to the poster and firmly press to zoom in on the poster and then let go. While it zooms in and out you should hear a smooching noise, do it correctly and you'll earn this trophy. The earliest possible time to get this trophy is as Snake in the area Deck-A, Crew's Quarters.



Snake Beater
Get caught by Otacon stimulating yourself

This can be done only as Snake. A few of the lockers on the tanker has pinups of girls on them. Hold to enter first-person view and focus your view on the poster. Snake's vision will start bobbing faster and the controller will lightly vibrate. Keep holding and press to call Otacon and have him chastise you for this trophy. The earliest possible time to get this trophy is as Snake in the area Deck-A, Crew's Quarters.



Steel Grip
Attain grip level 3

This can be done as Snake or Raiden and in numerous places throughout the game, mainly wherever is a ledge you can dangle from. While dangling from a ledge press and hold + to have Snake/Raiden perform a pull-up. You will have to do a total of 200 pull-ups to reach grip level 3. You know you reached the next grip level as grip level 2 is yellow and grip level 3 is grey. A successful pull-up is from a dead-hang and holding it until Snake/Raiden's head stops shaking as he pulls himself up. If you release the buttons before then, the pull-up may not be counter. You should also do this with some sort of ground beneath your feet so you don't fall to your death. There's a faster way to level your grip gauge. Hang over a ledge with a ledge below you; press to drop and then quickly press to grab onto the ledge below your original ledge. A ledge catch counts as 10 pullups.

Note: Snake must reach grip level 2 before reaching the holds in the Tanker to get every dog tag.



Steamed
Kill 5 enemies with pipe steam

This can be done in only a few places throughout the game, mainly wherever large pipes are. While an enemy stands near a pipe you need to shoot the pipe and have it bust open with steam. You can shoot an enemy a few times to weaken them before the steam or steam them multiple times to have them die. The earliest time to earn this trophy is as Snake in the Engine Room passageways; they're narrow and have plenty of steam pipes running through them.



Sexting
Send Otacon a picture of the marine with no pants

This can be done only by Snake. In Hold 1 of the tanker, near the front of the formation is a single Marine who is not wearing his trousers. Use the camera Otacon has you use (not the digital camera) and snap a picture of him. You know you have a good picture of it because Snake will say "Good." With that picture saved on the camera use the terminal you use to upload the Metal Gear pictures to send it to Otacon. Otacon will laugh at it and you will earn this trophy.



Bye Bye Big Brother
Destroy 15 cameras

This can be worked on by Snake and Raiden and will take more than one playthrough to accomplish. Unlike the enemy personnel, the cameras do not respawn and are few in number. To earn this trophy you need to disable 15 cameras (shoot with a lethal weapon). The counter only stays current if you start a new game by loading your clear game data.


Silence is Golden
Shoot 10 enemy radios

This can be done by Snake or Raiden. First you will need a lethal weapon because tranquilizers cannot destroy the radios. The easiest way to shoot an enemy's radio is by sticking them up and shooting it from their back; all enemies wear their radio on the back right side of their hip. Shooting an enemy's radio without sticking them up will sound an alert so keep that in mind. You can work on this trophy while also working towards Rent Money, Nothing Personal and Don't Taze Me, Bro.


Rent Money
Beat 30 enemies unconscious

This can be done by Snake or Raiden. It's simple enough, beat on enemies with your melee attack until they're unconscious (they'll have stars over their head). This is a lot easier on the easier difficulties as enemies are not as hardy and will go unconscious from a single combo. It's also a lot easier to combo them by sticking them up first. Once Raiden has the Coolant Spray you can knock them out before killing them for Nothing Personal or tranquilizing them for Don't Taze Me, Bro.

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Nothing Personal
Break the neck of 30 enemies

This can be done by Snake or Raiden. It's simple enough, grab enemies and apply pressure until their neck breaks. The difficulty setting does not matter as once they're grappled, the enemy has no way of fighting back and their increased life will not matter. It's easier to grab an enemy by sticking them up first. Once Raiden has the Coolant Spray you can knock out your enemy for Rent Money or Silence is Golden before you wake them up and snap their neck.



Don't Taze Me, Bro
Tranquilize 100 enemies

This can be done by Snake or Raiden. It's simple enough, use the M9 Tranquilizer or PSG1-T to knock out 100 enemies. Non-lethal boss kills count for this as well. Tranquilize 100 enemies for this trophy.


Photo Finish
Acquire the digital camera

There are three ways to obtain the digital camera. The first method is simply beat the game by going the Tanker-Plant scenario. The second method is earning Box E on the plant and getting on the conveyor belt on Strut E, this will take you to a room with the camera. The third method is after escorting Emma you'll be in Strut E, go to the lower level of Strut E and with your new Level 5 card you can enter the room with the camera.



Animal Control
Collect a dog tag

This trophy is the very beginning of earning Great Dane. Numerous enemies in the game hold a dog tag. Collect your first dog tag as either Snake or Raiden to earn this trophy.

See Great Dane for dog tag details


Yorkie
Get the bandana

This is a Snake specific trophy. To earn the bandana you must collect at least 50 dog tags across all difficulties in the Tanker scenario. Once you have enough dog tags, finish the game to see your rating and earn this item. This is easier to accomplish if you've selected just the Tanker scenario. While choosing the Tanker-Plant scenario will have you go through both scenarios before you earn the item.

See Great Dane for dog tag details


Poodle
Get the Tanker stealth suit

This is a Snake specific trophy. To earn the stealth suit you must collect at least 76 dog tags across all difficulties in the Tanker scenario. Once you have enough dog tags, finish the game to see your rating and earn this item. This is easier to accomplish if you've selected just the Tanker scenario. While choosing the Tanker-Plant scenario will have you go through both scenarios before you earn the item.

See Great Dane for dog tag details


Beagle
Get the brown Wig

This is a Raiden specific trophy. To earn the brown wig you must collect at least 80 dog tags across all difficulties in the Plant scenario. Once you have enough dog tags, finish the game to see your rating and earn this item. This is easier to accomplish if you've selected just the Plant scenario. While choosing the Tanker-Plant scenario will have you go through both scenarios before you earn the item.

See Great Dane for dog tag details


Shiba Inu
Get the Plant stealth suit

This is a Raiden specific trophy. To earn the stealth suit you must collect at least 120 dog tags across all difficulties in the Plant scenario. Once you have enough dog tags, finish the game to see your rating and earn this item. This is easier to accomplish if you've selected just the Plant scenario. While choosing the Tanker-Plant scenario will have you go through both scenarios before you earn the item.

See Great Dane for dog tag details


St. Bernard
Get the orange wig

This is a Raiden specific trophy. To earn the orange wig you must collect at least 160 dog tags across all difficulties in the Plant scenario. Once you have enough dog tags, finish the game to see your rating and earn this item. This is easier to accomplish if you've selected just the Plant scenario. While choosing the Tanker-Plant scenario will have you go through both scenarios before you earn the item.

See Great Dane for dog tag details


Piece of Cake
Complete a VR or Alternative mission

From the Main Menu select Missions; now choose your character, what type of mission you want to do and the specific mission you want to complete. Successfully complete the mission to earn this trophy.

See Virtually Impossible for additional details.


Who Ya Gonna Call?
Take a clear photograph of the ghost image in Hold No. 2

This is a Snake specific trophy. Once you reach the holds on the Tanker you'll be going through a few rooms full of Marines who are watching the Commadant's speech on giant screens. You need to sneak through the first hold to the second one where there are two screens. Go to the projector at the back of the hold (don't pass in front of the picture) and interact with it until the picture is on the right screen. Now using the camera Otacon wants you to use (not the digital camera), take pictures of the right screen to see a ghost image of Hideo Kojima. You may get the picture numerous times before earning this trophy as not every picture will activate the trophy. When you get a successful picture you will hear Snake grunt. Since this trophy can be tricky there is also a video below.

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Moving Day
Collect all boxes

This is a joint effort between Snake and Raiden and must be done on the Tanker-Plant scenario. There are 7 boxes scattered throughout the game and you must find all 7 of them in a single playthrough.

Snake (2)
Orange Box - In Deck-D, Crew's Quarters; from the stairs head right into the storage room.
Wet Box - In Navigational Deck, Wing; after the Olga battle go past the bridge to the other side of the deck to find this box.

Raiden (5)
Box 1 - In Strut A, Pump Room; in the actual pump room (level 1 door).
Box 2 - In Strut F, Storage Room; on the bottom floor in the room on the left at the bottom.
Box 3 - On Strut E, Helipad; to the left of the stairs are some boxes with a tarp over them.
Box 4 - In B2 of Shell 1 Core; it is near the computer servers to the right of the parrot.
Box 5 - Strut E, Parcel Room; just below the console on a small platform connected to the conveyor.



No Boss of Mine
Complete Boss Survival

From the Main Menu select Special then Boss Survival. Boss Survival has 3 difficulties and you can complete it on Easy for this trophy. You will have to fight through all boss encounters (except Fortune) and two enemy encounters with limited gear. You can also select between Snake and Raiden; I recommend selecting Raiden as Snake isn't a "fan of blades" and will end up fighting Solidus with his bare hands. Each encounter (except Vamp) has at least 1 Ration somewhere in the area, be sure to pick them up to give yourself a better chance at survival. This trophy will appear at the score screen once you beat all the bosses.

Boss List
Olga Gurlukovich > Tanker Hallway Ambush > Fatman > Harrier II > Vamp > Arsenal Tengu Ambush > Metal Gear Rays > Solidus Snake


Tell Me a Tale
Complete all Snake Tales

From the Main Menu select Snake Tales. These are five different missions featuring Snake and how things may have gone differently. All of these missions are on pre-set difficulties and some of them have difficult situations you need to get yourself out of. At the end of each mission you can save your data (it's separate from the storyline data). Clear all 5 missions on the same file to earn this trophy.

Please use this Guide if you are having difficulties.


In It to Win It
Place first in 50 different VR/Alternative missions

From the Main Menu select Missions; now choose your character, what type of mission you want to do and the specific mission you want to complete. Successfully complete 50 missions and beat the #1 score to earn this trophy.

See Virtually Impossible for additional details.


A Cut Above
Beat the Tanker and Plant chapters on any difficulty

As the trophy description says, beat both scenarios on any difficulty to obtain this trophy. This trophy will pop at the title/reward screen that comes after the credits.


Complete Stealth
Clear the game without entering alert mode (not including events where alert mode is mandatory)

This trophy is not as difficult as it may sound, you just need to stay out of sight from enemies and cameras. The enemy can "see" you as long as you never see the ALERT marker in the upper right hand part of your screen. It can go CAUTION but that's as high as it can go. It is wise to save your game often because if you are seen, you must reload your last save to clear your alert record; dying and selecting Retry will not work. If you collect enough dog tags (Tanker-76, Plant-80) each character will have access to their stealth suit which makes this trophy even easier to obtain. Make it through the Tanker-Plant scenario without causing a single alert to earn this trophy. If you ever find yourself looking at the Mission Failed screen you may see a statistic showing your total number of alerts. There are 3 actual events which will trigger this number to go above 1. By the end of the game your actual number of alerts should only be 3; any more than that and this trophy will not appear.

See this Guide for a video guide for this trophy.

Mandatory Alerts
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)



Great Dane
Collect all dog tags in the Plant chapter to obtain the Blue Wig

The trophy description was misleading at first but has been fixed in a patch. To earn this trophy you need to obtain 218 dog tags across all 5 difficulties on the Plant scenario. Each difficulty only has a specific amount and after obtaining them you will have to go to a different difficulty to continue earning dog tags. When you've earned enough tags for a specific award, the award and the trophy will be given to you at the post credits screen.

To get a guard to relinquish his dog tag; you need to sneak up behind them and ready your weapon at them, Snake/Raiden will say "Freeze!" and the guard will put his hands up and freeze. Keeping pressed, hold and move to the front of the guard. Go into first person view and point your weapon at their head or groin, most guards will get scared and shake their dog tag loose. Some guards refuse to budge and need more coaxing; equip a lethal weapon and shoot near their body or in a limb and they'll lose their resolve. Point your weapon at their head or groin again and they'll surrender their dog tag.

See this Guide for the Tanker Dog Tags.
See this Guide for the Plant Dog Tags.


Virtually Impossible
Complete all VR and Alternative missions

From the Main Menu select Missions; now choose your character, what type of mission you want to do and the specific mission you want to complete. Successfully complete all of the missions to earn this trophy. There are 7 characters to choose from; Raiden, Raiden Ninja, Raiden X, Snake, Pliskin, Snake (Tuxedo) and Snake (MGS1). Each character has their own missions, some more difficult than others; Snake (MGS1) has by far the most difficult missions. This trophy will probably take a few sessions to complete, be sure to save your data before quitting the game or turning your console off. There is no auto-save function and if you don't save you'll lose any progress you've made.

Raiden / Ninja / Snake / Pliskin / Tuxedo Mission Guide.
Snake (MGS1) Mission Guide.


Extremely Solid
Collect all trophies

Like all other platinum trophies, earn all others to earn this one.


Special Thanks
-Dark Id (GameFaqs): For the Snake Tales guide.
-gcrock: For all the videos in the guide.
-FallenMeme (GameFaqs): For the Snake (MGS1) mission guide.
-Kagerasimaru: For the Total Stealth videos guide.
-RED_REBEL44: For the banner.
-Shadow StormZ (GameFaqs): For the VR/Alternative missions guide
-Snake2410: For the specific events that cause alerts.
-ZeroVirus & Packing Heat (Game Faqs): For the Dog Tag guide.

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Boss 1 - Olga Gurlukovich
Olga is the only boss in the Tanker scenario. She doesn't have many attacks, but she has a few tricks and they're made even more annoying on the higher difficulties. She moves from cover to cover and will fire at you. She'll peak out from her cover and fire and if she cannot hit you with direct fire she'll throw a grenades at your location. The two special techniques she uses is she'll shoot off two of the tarp connectors to obstruct your vision. She'll hide behind the tarp but still be able to fire directly at you. When you damage her more she'll shoot the deck light to shine at your location, blinding your vision; again she'll be able to shoot at you without any problems. On the lighter difficulties you can shoot the tarp bindings and deck light to stop their effects, on the higher difficulties you'll have to fight through them.


Boss 2 - Fortune (Event)
Fortune is the first boss encounter in the Plant scenario; she's very unique in the fact that you cannot harm her at all. All you need to do is survive for a few minutes until the elevator comes back down to the room you're in. You can hide behind the crates but she will destroy them and you will eventually be left just avoiding her shots. This isn't too hard on the lighter difficulties but the higher difficulties (especially) Extreme will require you to be precise with your movements as her attacks become more rapid. To dodge her attacks run left and right and hit to flip the second you hear her Rail Gun fire. There is a trick to help fight Fortune as well. If you have at least one cardboard box, equipping it and running back and forth puts Raiden into a crouching stance making it even harder for Fortune to hit him.


Boss 3 - Fatman
Immediately after the Fortune event you'll have to rush to the Helipad on Strut E to dispose of another bomb. Once you freeze it the Fatman fight will start. It's advisable to keep Sensor A equipped through this fight, as Fatman will skate around the area placing bombs on the various containers. He'll place them on the top, under or side of the containers so search every bit of them. These bombs are priority one in this fight, after setting a few he'll start a timer and you MUST freeze all of them. To fight Fatman you need to shoot/punch him until he falls to the ground. Once he's on the ground use your weapon of choice and put a bullet in his head; sometimes the game will bug and you can damage him twice while he's on the ground. Once he gets back up he'll skate around and try planting bombs again. Just keep defusing the bombs and hitting him when you can.


Boss 4 - Harrier II
You fight the Harrier on the bridge between the first and second core set. The Harrier has multiple attacks, keeping your eyes on the Harrier is key to knowing what he'll do. If the Harrier drops a lot of flare looking things, get on the bottom deck and make sure the top deck is over you. If the Harrier is far away and Solidus shouts something, he's firing two one-hit death missiles; run halfway down the stairway so the top deck covers you. If the Harrier hovers near your level he's preparing his machine gun; the best cover is the big grey container on the bottom level. If the Harrier hovers and strafes back and forth he'll start shooting rockets; these can be avoided by putting any piece of cover between you and them. Other than that just make sure you don't shoot down the helicopter Snake and Otacon are in. You can also use Chaff grenades to disrupt the Harrier's targeting abilities.


Boss 5 - Vamp
Vamp is one of the trickier fights in the game. The first thing I recommend is to go for a stamina-kill for him, so you're not working against both of his stat bars. Once the fight starts the first thing you should do is shoot out the four floodlights around the room; this will prevent his most dangerous ability. Vamp's other attacks have him on the upper railings; he'll throw 1+ knives at you while standing still or twirl down the rail and throw knives in a wave as he moves. His lower platform moves will be throwing 1+ knives at you and rushing your position. Dodging the knives are easy enough but when he rushes you, equip the Nikita launcher and when he does his flip press to melee attack him. As his stats get lower he speeds up his attacks and throws more knives.

Weak-point: If you can shoot the bullet-holes in Vamp's head or stomach he will shriek in pain, keel over in pain and will take a lot more damage then a normal shot. These are easier to pull off in the early points of battle while he still poses and struts.

Shadow-Stitch: If you do not shoot out the floodlights, Vamp will throw knives that will hit your shadow and prevent your movements. If you cannot move then you cannot dodge; shoot out those floodlights.


Boss 6 - Metal Gear Ray Army
This is the easiest fight in the game, despite it possibly being one of the longest. All of the Ray's attacks can be dodged by simply running left or right. The Ray's take more damage if you shoot them in the leg and stagger them before you shoot them in the face. The amount of Ray's you need to kill is dependent on what difficulty you're on; Very Easy requires only 3 kills while Extreme will require you to kill 20 of them.

Extreme: On Extreme difficulty this can be a very challenging fight and all of their attacks can kill you very quickly; without access to Rations this can ruin your day very fast. However if you've been collecting dog tags on the earlier difficulties you should have the Brown Wig (infinite ammo). With infinite ammo always keep the chaff grenade effect up, this will cause them to move slower then normal and their missiles will not track as well.


Boss 7 - Solidus Snake
This is the last boss and final fight in the game; Raiden's only weapon is his sword. Solidus has two forms; his early form is with the tentacles and the later form is without them. With the tentacles he has a bit more range and can shoot projectiles. The tentacles and projectiles are easy enough to dodge. Get close but keep a bit of distance to bait him into attacking; dodge his attacks and hit him with a 3-hit combo. After 3 hits he'll fall down and block any attempted follow-up attacks. Once his tentacles are off the fight gets harder. He loses the bit of range but will rush around the area and attack you. The fire he leaves behind can be flipped through but will set you on fire if you try to walk through it. Even though his attacks have changed the method is the same, bait him into attacking and counter with your own. When he starts darting around the area be ready for his attack, dodge it and hit him while he's recovering.

Blocking: With the sword equipped, holing will make Raiden block. You can block most of Solidus' attacks. The ones you can't block are; his double over-head slash, tentacle missiles, tentacle foot sweep and the tentacle wall jump. You'll have to dodge those attacks, but simply hold and face Solidus to block any attack he sends your way and immediately counter.
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