Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD (PS3)

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD (PS3) Trophies
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.

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User Comments
 Comment #1 by amoremorte
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 06:33:06 PM

Yay I'd really hoped there'd be a trophy for this

I love you Kojima ^_^

 Comment #2 by newgroundsguru
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:32:58 PM

i knew it!

 Comment #3 by renato980
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 02:54:43 PM

to get this you have to do 100 pullups for each rank. to do pull up hang of railing and press r2 and l2 over and over.good luck

 Comment #4 by CosmicElement
Friday, March 02, 2012 @ 04:10:50 AM

Much faster way to do this: hang over the side of the railing in the Engine Room on the Tanker chapter. Dispose of all the enemies then hang, drop, and catch the ledge on the very right of the area near the stairs TEN times.

The trophy guide is also wrong, you DO NOT require Grip Level 3 to get all the dog tags, you can have level TWO grip and you'll be able to traverse the ledges in the Holds as long as you have full health.

 Comment #5 by mastersuperspy
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 09:51:39 AM

You DO NOT need grip level 2! I have done a full run without getting grip level 2. You will have to be quick with the triangle button when you get to the other side and full health is a must.

 Comment #6 by itzknickknac
Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 01:42:16 PM

If I have grip lvl 3 for raiden, but not snake beforehand, will snake have grip lvl 3 on the next playthrough?

 Comment #7 by Clubin_Insomniac
Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 05:21:55 AM

200 chin ups? Really? That's not fun...

 Comment #8 by ALEXISNAKE12
Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 09:30:20 PM

Man....100 pullups? Thats boring..:/

 Comment #9 by kamijordan
Sunday, July 06, 2014 @ 12:21:45 AM

 Comment #10 by adplous
Sunday, September 28, 2014 @ 12:59:24 AM

Ya, I'd also like to know if this carries across both characters and playthroughs. I get that maxing it is not necessary for all the dogtags, but maybe it makes it easier in the long run?

 Comment #11 by adplous
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 06:45:35 PM

Finally got around to doing this and I learned a few things.
First, I suck horribly at catching my self while falling.
Second, grip levels do NOT carry over across playthroughs. After having reached lvl 2 on very easy, I had to start back at lvl 1 on my easy playthrough.
Third, saving and/or reloading while working on grip DOES work. After dying 30-40 too many times, I gave up and decided to force myself to do the actual chin-ups one by one. Moments before stabbing myself in the eye from the tedium, I figured I'd try the drop and catch method again, but this time save the chin-ups I had done already. I ran back to the previous area, then back to the engine room, saved, and did a couple drop and catches. I got lvl 2. I saved again, then did 2 drop and catches between more saves. I would

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Game Info


US November 08, 2011
Europe February 03, 2012
Japan November 23, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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