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

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD (PS3) Trophies
Great Dane
Collect all dog tags

The trophy description here is misleading. It says to collect all dog tags, but all you really need to do is collect all unlockable items. There are 6 items in total; 2 of which are in the Tanker scenario and will require almost 3 full dog tag collections to earn. The other 4 are in Plant scenario and will require collecting every dog tag in the Plant scenario. The final item in the Tanker scenario is the Stealth which is rewarded upon collecting 76 Tanker Dog tags; the final Plant scenario item is the Blue Wig which is rewarded upon collecting all (218) Plant Dog tags.

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.

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User Comments
 Comment #1 by Felcio
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 02:36:41 PM

AH! I knew it! Not gonna buy it then. Back in the days, I took an offert with game+guide and damn, that dog tags list was ENDLESS!

 Comment #2 by robotny
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 02:59:22 PM

I have done this on the ps2... This is gonna take some time

 Comment #3 by Goldjit
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 03:21:44 PM

@1 3 top tier games, hell 5 top tier games you gonna miss out on because of one
trophy? I like my platinums and all but atleast there's 2 more in this game, man.

 Comment #4 by post-modern
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 04:18:37 PM

I remember getting every dog tag on PS2, and them sending me a website link with digital goodies. Stun them, shake them, and throw the body away.

 Comment #5 by FurryFreak
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 04:23:35 AM

Vamp on Hard nearly ruined me back on PS2, and all because I wanted every dog tag. Doing it again could end me, but I've gotta try!

 Comment #6 by TheSweBoo
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 04:13:24 AM


 Comment #7 by timmy22
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 02:47:44 PM

never been able to do this but great games. i care less about getting the platinum but at least i no longer have to play these on my ps2.

 Comment #8 by Goovey
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 08:37:39 PM

Why would this be hard? Don't you just have to hold up every enemy on every diffeculty?
On the ps2 you had a list of the ones you missed after you beat the game. Replaying the game to get them wasnt bad either since the game is super short skipping cut scenes.

 Comment #9 by HellSpawn137
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:36:51 AM

@8 You just don't understand...

 Comment #10 by AnnoyingEvilKid
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 10:06:40 AM

At least it's a GOLD trophy.

 Comment #11 by Goovey
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 11:15:42 PM

@9 I personally had no problems with getting the dogtags : P If I remember right, I had all of them on Very Easy, Easy, Normal, and was almost done with Hard back when i played this on the Xbox.

 Comment #12 by Glyphsaiyan858
Thursday, December 22, 2011 @ 05:07:51 PM

Absolute nonesense! If this is exactly like the PS2 version, no one's gonna platinum this except for... bah, that's gonna be a rarity. Seriously, that's the most stupidest trophy to date, really, cause it was a dumb-arse idea the game-makers created on the PS2, different dog tags on ALL the difficulties? No one's gonna have the patience for that!

 Comment #13 by solidsnake_cs
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 08:01:15 AM

I've done that on the PS2... Indeed takes lot of time, you have to finish the game on all difficults.

 Comment #14 by DarkAmon
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 05:44:07 PM

i MIGHT be able to get this one but the Rays will be the REAL problem. Vamp can be cheaped out by hanging and letting him try to cut you then jump up (invincible frames)and Melee him. i still have trouble with the Rays on normal.

 Comment #15 by SpadesOfDarkness
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 07:47:47 PM

I earned this trophy. What the heck was Kojima thinking when he put dog tags in extreme mode? Thank God I don't have to do it again!

 Comment #16 by VagrantSquall
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 09:01:51 PM

I´ve done all dog tags on the Tanker 100% on the Plant only need the Hard and Extreme dog tags, but with the stealth would be more easy XP

 Comment #17 by Mnemic1987
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 12:37:40 PM

as it says on the guide you just need to unlock all the items with the dog tags needed and not get all the dog tags!

 Comment #18 by Mnemic1987
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 01:06:01 PM

one question: does it has to be on the same save game data to work????

 Comment #19 by Dipsy
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 12:02:53 PM

yes #18. when you clear a game, just reload once you are done and start a new difficulty (or repeat one where dog tags were missed) and then all the tags will carry over under the special menu

 Comment #20 by Mnemic1987
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 04:51:21 PM

thank you #19. also it's true that you just need to unlock the 5 items and not collect all the dog tags, isn't it?

 Comment #21 by prof periphery
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 06:26:45 AM

can you do this just on tanker

 Comment #22 by joseg9989
Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 07:16:04 PM

#20, yes you just need to unlock all the items, unfortunately the last item, being the blue wig, requires 200 dog tags, so from "very easy" to "hard" need to be 100% and a few more required on extreme to unlock the wig. there's no way around having to beat extreme.

 Comment #23 by aliensNmycloset
Sunday, February 26, 2012 @ 10:07:09 PM

nice. just wrapped up the VR missions and just 2 more playthroughs on on the big shell for the plat. This definitely makes me play the game a while, learn everything, and get my money's worth. I love this game and will 100% it yet again! good work Kojima!

 Comment #24 by flankspankrank
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 05:16:02 PM

is this harder than mgs1 vr missions if so i might just cry

 Comment #25 by SirPsychoSexy
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 08:41:18 AM

#22 So you're saying that if i get both bandana and stealth suit in tank i don't have to replay it to collect the tags for other difficulties and i can just go for the plant scenario until i reach the number of tags to unlock the orange wig?

 Comment #26 by erdvilla
Sunday, March 04, 2012 @ 08:48:27 PM

PS3T should have aside from the 5-star rating bar an option to add trophies to "The worst trophies ever" and "How trophies shouldn't be". I would add this right on. Trophies should be fun and follow the game flow. It is fun to halt enemies and steal from them, but having to do so on each difficulty on each soldier... its just too much.

 Comment #27 by erdvilla
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 10:35:35 PM

Getting every single Dogtag is a piece of cake, and even on higher difficulties it gets easier thanks to the bonus items like Stealth.
Beating the bosses (Vamp specially) on Hard is challenging.
Beating the bosses on Extreme (Vamp and Ray army) is pure hell. The Ray army needs patience and repetition while concentrating, Vamp fight is one of the thing that makes me think Hideo is an asshole. The camera makes the fight awful.
I've collected all tags but still need to pass the final Ray fight and Final boss (which is easier). Why the hell didn't they made the trophy so that it popped once you get the necessary.

 Comment #28 by erdvilla
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 10:45:53 AM

Done! I would never do something like this again.
I went thru the ray fight without being hit a single time (after several tries) and then Solidus was a pain until I realized the pattern, being shot with missiles was the worst part before but then it became my best ally as you can flip toward him and slash him 3 times. The second part was the easiest part just by blocking 3 times then countering 2 times, then hit him another 2 times so he blocks and counters with a kick, block that kick and hit him 2 times, repeat, repeat and win (I think it might count as a glitch, if you hit him 3 times he'll fall, if you hit him 2 he won't and then block and kick)

 Comment #29 by Jwrdy
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 08:49:35 PM

Not sure if i can do 3 more playthroughs, as much as i love this game. D:

 Comment #30 by ocelot11snake
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 06:39:17 PM

Im on my ninth or so playthrough. Had never tried hard or extreme and it sucks being forced into it

 Comment #31 by DarkAmon
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 02:52:12 AM

i have to agree with 26

 Comment #32 by VAIROCHANA
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 05:54:54 AM

On PS2, I collected all those dog tags except the ones on Extreme. Not because I was afraid of the difficulty, I just couldn't finish Hard because of the CO2 sequence with Solidus where you have to spam triangle. I just got killed - no matter how hard I tried -, my fingers weren't fast enough x___x And today, I finally finished hard :D 10 years later, thanks to a boosting controller. Yay, now I can finally collect tags on Extreme.

 Comment #33 by yeebsey
Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 08:25:59 AM

vamp on extreme is a dick but once i figured put on infinite ammo wig and spam stinger missles from the get go its over in a matter of seconds. ray fight on the other hand is doing my head in. should have plat by the days end :)

 Comment #34 by HS2005
Sunday, July 15, 2012 @ 02:49:03 PM

Great trophy, personally it does not matter to me if I have to replay it 8 times over and over. I got over 180 dog tags (VE/E/N/H) by now, and the only hard thing for me is to beat Vamp and those Metal Gears, but that's just the game difficulty. It's not about this trophy :) Getting those dog tags just require some patience, but it's fun to do.

 Comment #35 by Stoko
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 01:45:26 AM

The tags aren't a problem, it's the rest of it I can't get around! Those RAYs on Hard... If I fail this badly at that, I don't even want to imagine them on Extreme!

 Comment #36 by ResidenTFalconeR
Saturday, September 01, 2012 @ 05:55:21 PM

JUST got "St. Bernard" trophy (HARD) missed 2 tags but will do extreme 1st ray battles are EASY just figure out the pattern as for vamp HAA stinger missile the beast i found the harrier the most difficult time for EXTREME mode i think :D -- PSN -- Falconer1988.

 Comment #37 by Deko Wolf
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 03:58:13 PM

The trophy description clearly says:

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

So, collect all the dog tags from the TANKER (with Snake), subsequently, you unlock the Blue Wig, giving you two trophies in a row.

 Comment #38 by zipiol
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 10:22:42 AM

u have to hold up those all soldiers when u have to take a foto of ray n they standing there n listening the speach? u need those to?

 Comment #39 by bigboy989
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 01:45:38 AM

@38 there's only a couple of Marines you have to hold up, they are more of them depending on the difficulty you play on, it would be impossible to hold up all of the Marines, even with the stealth equipped

 Comment #40 by zipiol
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 06:24:09 AM

so how am i supposed to kno which to hold up?

 Comment #41 by SimPanssi
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 12:34:12 PM

I don't know how many tags you need to collect from the plant chapter, but I missed one dog tag on hard and this trophy popped up when I completed extreme. So you don't need to collect all dog tags from the plant chapter.

 Comment #42 by victor1500
Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 11:44:22 PM

damn plant chap on extreme specially the last battles are a "###$ pain if you dont manage some rations from the tengu battle till solidus...maybe the biggest pain of these ones are the countless soldiers and the rays...
solidus is prety easy
heres a tip that will 100% of the time get you to solidus phase 2 without taking SINGLE damage:
its like the vamp trick but hang over the edge at raidens left at the start of the battle not another one cuz missiles will get to ya(ive tried) (its absolutely recommended that you have the orange wig) in the edge i mentioned no harm will get to ya from missiles and solidus will always aproach to do a "charged downward slash?"(he cant use the tentacles either) so when hes charging go up and attack him and then return to the edge, its the easiest way to

 Comment #43 by victor1500
Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 11:45:39 PM

beat him on the first phase, like they say rinse and repeat this method

 Comment #44 by danlipman
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 05:26:32 AM

Just finished game yesterday with this trophy, and I'm quite suprised, because I didn't get all dog tags (you still have to get 218 dt in Plant scenario do pop trophy, my result was: very easy - 100%, easy - 100%, normal - 46%, hard - 100%, extreme - 100%).
I will sell you some tips hot to handle Plant exteme mode:
- first try to get stealth and brown wig, it will make extreme easier
- Fortune: use any Box u have and run from left to right at the bottom of the area, u won't get hit.
- Fatman: after battle starts, dispose 2 bombs, use brown wig + socom and start running after Fatman with L1 pressed + shooting. It will auto aim him and when he get few hits, will drop on floor revaling his head. Shoot head, avoid attack, repeat. Remember to use tactical reload during fight (R2).
- Harrie

 Comment #45 by danlipman
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 05:28:32 AM

- Harrier: this one may need some practice, because it's hardest part of the game. Right after battle starts, catch Stinger, equip, and sell 3 missiles to Harrier. I positioned myself at the top of the stairs. When he will disapear in the sky, just wait for missile lock, and shoot and jump dont the stairs. If he will strike from stairs side, try too lock him from bottom floor and after u launch missile hide behind block on the bottom floor, it will let u avoid Harrier's missile. Now 2 deadliest attacks:
missile strike - when u notice, that Harrier approaches the bridge, camera is going to change, go to upper floor, and stand in the right bottom corner. Start running right and use X to jump bottom floor. When u are there run up, then right, then down, and to the stairs and go up. There sh

 Comment #46 by danlipman
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 05:30:46 AM

shouldn't be any more missiles, so Harrier is on a clear position to shoot. When Harrier will try to kill u with his cannons, go down (bottom floor) and hide behing block which is in the middle of the floor, just crouch and stick to wall. Scout radar and when Harrier changes his position, try to change your too)
- Vamp: easy mode, equip nikita, go to upper right corner next to the door, lie on floor and wait for Vamp. After he jump out the water, wait for him to make another jump, then lauch missile. No matter if he's red, his hp will go down.
- Emma's escort - when u reach area where Emma has to move through the bidges, start with Socom + thermal googles (or use PSG1 if u have bad eye). Start shooting claymors, which are on 1st bridge, then claymors on 2nd or 3rd (they are on one of the

 Comment #47 by danlipman
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 05:33:28 AM

them but not on both, don't remember). One claymore is hidden behind the pillar, so u have to move to the right (next to the ladder) to shoot it. Next kill soldiers in the area between 1st and 2nd brige, next shoot cyphers with stingers (u can also clear area from seagulfs). Now scout area around Emma and shoot all incoming cyphers. Next kill soldiers in the area between 2nd and 3rd bridge, scout area again, and u should be able to reach Vamp fight. Equip PSG1, use pentazemin (try to have at least 1 saved to this point). If u are good at aim, there should't be any problem: hit Vamp once (his left arm, it's on the right side from your point of view ;)), he will switch posiotion, so hit his right arm, and repeat until killed.
- Tengu: brown wig + m4/ak, try to run first, avoiding attacks wi

 Comment #48 by danlipman
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 05:35:26 AM

with jump, keeping pressed L1. Remeber to take down all tengus on balcony. I u will go down with HP, Snake should throw u some Rations. Use tactical reload often and try to run around. Don't stand in one place.
- Metal Gear Ray: When u are far from them, they will send u missiles, come closer to make them use cannon attack. The tip is to hit their leg, and then hit opened head. They need 3 x attack to opened head and 1 to closed head, remember that. When 1 of them will jump to your platform, u will have to use somersault jump to avoid homing missiles, and to avoid cannon attacks. Don't come close because u will die from ray attack. After u avoid one of their attacks, immediately target leg, shoot, target head, shoot to opened head. After MGR which was on your platform is going to leave th

 Comment #49 by danlipman
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 05:37:30 AM

platform, u have some time to shoot MGRs which are around the platform using the same tac leg + head. Battle should be finished after about 12-15 mins.
- Solidus: hes not so hard as he looks like. Equip katana in red mode + body armor. I didn't have time to play with him jumping down and up the ledge so I decided to do this fight like a man ;) if u get low hp, try to run away from him and crouch to restrore your hp to green level:
Part 1: fight with tentacles - use close combat, start slashing SOlidus 3 times then block, he will counter, so after u block his attack counter with 3 slashes. Best practice to avoid missiles is to jump toward him and attack immediately after landing. Using this tac u should reach 2nd phase. Fighting with Solidus without tentacles is also easy if u will do som

 Comment #50 by danlipman
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 05:39:32 AM

something like that: after he drop his tentacles, he will start to charge 3 times in a row. @ 3rd charge try to stand face to him with block. U should block this attack. Now use your attacks, if he block, stop attackin, use block, he will attack with his his kick, counter after block. shashing Solidus 3 times will make him drop to the floor. If u will stand next to him, he will charge 3 times again (u dont want him to do that). Instead of this, run away few yards after u punch him down, position yourself face to him and block. He will charge directly to you, and now u have to intercept his attack. If he will charge with elbow, u can easily counter, but if he will charge with katana, keep blocking 2 additionals katana attacks. After that u can easily counter. If u will keep repeating this t

 Comment #51 by danlipman
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 05:43:05 AM

tac (punch him down, run away few yards, block charge, counter) u will reach your victory.
Use movie of this guy to see how this fight looks like. Guy is crazy becuse he finished game with Big Boss rank:

 Comment #52 by theferretreturns
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 07:53:33 AM

Vamp is very easy! This tactic works on every difficulty level.
1) Shoot the 4 lights
2) Run to the door in the top right corner
3) Equip claymores + brown wig
4) Lay down and face south
5) Lay a claymore when Vamp approaches

He won't throw any knives. He just jumps around then walks towards you. Hope this helps.

 Comment #53 by The Swann
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:07:31 AM

#52's strategy is solid, you can use that on any difficulty. I haven't tried lying down in the corner, but if you shoot out the lights he won't throw those really annoying knives at you so you can stinger missile the water for big stamina drops and then punch him out really fast. I don't know how well that works on Extreme, but it's REALLY fast on the other difficulties- Vamp becomes the easiest fight by far.

 Comment #54 by Andre90
Thursday, July 04, 2013 @ 04:31:50 PM

Finally I beat Extreme and collected all dog tags!
The Ray army boss fight was hard as fuck.

 Comment #55 by carlosrubio13
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 11:57:19 AM

Attempting this trophy next Weekend, hopefully I'll get it by Sunday, thanks for all your tips

 Comment #56 by carlosrubio13
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 @ 10:52:05 AM

Just got Great Dane trophy!! Thanks for all your tips and strategies, definitely, Ray's were the most difficult, Vamp and Solidus were easy as 1, 2, 3. Not onto Virtually Impossible (y)

 Comment #57 by PLamb858
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 @ 03:29:18 PM

I have a little bit of trouble with this one. When I hold up a guy in a narrow hallway or catwalk, I sometimes bump into them which causes them to shoot me. I'm playing my 1st run through on normal difficulty and after I stick them up I put my gun away, walk to their front and point the gun at their face. If I keep the gun on them the whole time will I not be allowed to bump into them? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

 Comment #58 by The Unstoppable Master
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 06:58:05 PM

Battle with Rays on Extreme required high concentration and persistence, but after dying like 20 times I finally mastered the Stinger. Fight with Solidus, on the other hand, was quite easy and straightforward, especially the second phase. During the first phase those missiles may seem like a problem, but it's really easy to deflect them all by executing a circle slice (or how should I call it?) with your blade.

 Comment #59 by NeoLedah
Sunday, April 06, 2014 @ 06:02:00 PM

Yea, I believe the RAY battle was the hardest part of this challenge.

 Comment #60 by Vern3
Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 06:42:06 PM

If anyone has trouble on extreme with tengu fights 1 and 2 just have your brown wig equipped and go lying on the gorund and spam stun grenades for couple moments. even though there are still enemies left on the map the alert will end and you will proceed to the next room. Good for last tengus in area 1 and when area 2 starts go lay in the middle of the area and spam away.

 Comment #61 by Nakatomi_Uk
Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 04:13:17 PM

Do you have to do extreme tanker plant to get this trophy I hate the solidus final fight its my worst boss fight ever

 Comment #62 by Deadhead Zed
Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 10:39:02 PM

I cleared tanker-plant scenario from very easy to normal but here and there missed some tags across those difficulties. If i choose to replay just tanker or plant scene on one of those difficulties and overwrite my previous cleargame,.will this add to my total or will i lose my total progress cause i didn't choose the tanker-plant scene?

 Comment #63 by Demonofhonor1985
Monday, November 23, 2015 @ 12:49:22 AM

Can I just repeat it on very easy a lot ND it will eventually give it 2 me?

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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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