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

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

Rate this trophyAverage Rating (Based on 9 votes)
User Comments
 Comment #1 by amoremorte
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 06:36:45 PM

Awesome, I can't wait to play as Tuxedo Snake and Naked Raiden again, and yet again I will kick Gurlugons Giant ass >:D

 Comment #2 by evilelf
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 11:41:41 PM

Yes you must beat every vr mission not just one person to pop this trophy

 Comment #3 by flankspankrank
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 01:03:56 PM

do you need to come at least third or just pass?

 Comment #4 by flankspankrank
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 05:09:22 PM

nvm i did some research and no you just have to pass. still one hell of a trophy

 Comment #5 by VagrantSquall
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 11:01:27 PM

Yeah just pass the stages but need place 50 first records for the trophy "In it to Win it" not so hard, i recommend do it in the first sneaking missions of raiden and snake. I just need this trophy 4 the platinum

 Comment #6 by blondey7
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 @ 11:48:19 AM

urgh, iv spent more time on this trophy than EVERY OTHER TROPHY IN THIS GAME put together...

 Comment #7 by VagrantSquall
Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 11:43:25 PM

Im not PRO on MG games i take +35hrs to finish the VRMissions Hell

 Comment #8 by flankspankrank
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 05:18:09 PM

#7 same i was at like 30+ hours by the time i finished this god damn trophy now on to the tags

 Comment #9 by gunsofthephoenix
Saturday, March 03, 2012 @ 03:12:50 PM

So far I've done 65% in a little over 12 hours. I assume as Naked Raiden has only one mission, that Tuxedo & MGS1 Snake have a fuckload of missions?

 Comment #10 by gunsofthephoenix
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 10:18:28 AM

Does anyone have any tips for MGS1 Snake Hold Up? Done 34% of his missions, 89% overall in 19 hours. I know PS3T trophy guide has a guide for it but it's written & I prefer my YouTube videos ;)

 Comment #11 by erdvilla
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 12:32:34 PM

Full video guide 7 hour long including MGS1 missions. Made from the PS2 version but the tactics are the same and the author shows always the best path except for some few missions where he doesn't achieve 1st score.

 Comment #12 by erdvilla
Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 01:40:03 PM

X_______001 (5 Levels under a single timer)
TOTAL___511 Missions
Time I spent 33 hours.

 Comment #13 by erdvilla
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 12:31:10 PM

Snake MGS1 Hold ups are extremely annoying because you have to use the M4 to make them and a single shot will cause mission failure unless its after the final guard has been halt.
I found a very useful trick that is helping me A LOT during these missions. Get a metal wire (preferably a naked one) and coil it around the Square button with the help of some clamps (use a pen as a reference and then cut it) keep using the clamps until you finally met the shape and size of the button, the more accurate the better and try to get it firmly in place (my wire is a 1mm diameter I think).
Now your thumb won't reach the firing zone unless you press harder than usual EXTREMELY USEFUL, believe me. Now you only have to worry about the guards and not the stupid rifle.

 Comment #14 by Jimbo76
Thursday, March 15, 2012 @ 11:49:31 AM

511 levels? holy shit man I not done 10% yet. downer.

 Comment #15 by aeu654
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 09:51:54 AM

i beat my mine in 25 hours

 Comment #16 by Jwrdy
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 08:52:54 PM

Those bombs gave me a tumor.

 Comment #17 by ocelot11snake
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 08:36:00 PM

heres an 8 hour long guide

 Comment #18 by jasonefmonk
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 04:04:03 PM

I don't think I'll ever accomplish this trophy without an inverted controls option. It's a really shitty oversight in otherwise great package.

 Comment #19 by hawkiq
Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 11:12:26 AM

for everyone who could press square gently, but can't beat the levels in time
here is playlist by me :)

 Comment #20 by death15
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @ 06:58:18 AM

#18 Agreed, I need inverted controls..

 Comment #21 by Avitrone
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 12:47:37 AM

So VR sniping brings out a rage in me I never knew I had

 Comment #22 by alepato
Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 12:32:09 AM

I have a short and easy tutorial for Raiden's sneaking missions. I will be uploading more tutorials, it just takes so damn long to upload!

Here you go:

 Comment #23 by DORITOSHunterXD
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 05:11:44 PM

i hate this trophy but i got it :D

 Comment #24 by ALEXISNAKE12
Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 09:31:40 PM

Hard trophy

 Comment #25 by Clubin_Insomniac
Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 04:19:05 AM

last trophy to plat. beat all of Raiden, Raiden Ninja, Raiden X, Snake, and some of Pliskin and lost interest because there's soooooo many. I couldn't take it anymore. I love Metal Gear, but I'm not a big fan of the VR missions. blah! I'll come back to it someday I hope

 Comment #26 by Uchiha Itachi
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 03:34:44 PM

finally got it.a pain in the ass to get but damn it worth it ,snake tales and i will have the platinum.YEAH

 Comment #27 by CyberAbel
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 @ 04:26:53 PM

Man this was really breathtaking because you are basically getting through the same missions several times. I thought i'd never get it! Greetings!

 Comment #28 by Red2186
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 08:59:51 AM

We don't have to get top time to Complete all VR and Alternative missions right?

 Comment #29 by Red2186
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 09:03:36 AM

if the trophy doesn't care about the time. then that's a BIG relief.

 Comment #30 by Red2186
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 09:06:56 AM

and the trophy doesn't care about top score either,

 Comment #31 by The Swann
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 10:35:08 PM

#18 and #20 It's possible to switch to inverted controls (for up and down at least). When you first enter the main menu from the title screen go to "Options" and switch the camera to "Reversed". NB, you will have to do this EVERY SINGLE TIME you turn on the game. The game will not remember your control changes, or any other details (if you turned off the radar, etc.).

 Comment #32 by The Seskinator11
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 07:59:19 AM

This trophy is a beast to get! If you really enjoy the MGS series like I do, you will learn to enjoy these missions. I have yet to start the MGS1 Snake missions though so my opinion will probably change during that process haha

 Comment #33 by padowan
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 05:46:53 AM

allmoust impossible trophy

 Comment #34 by The Seskinator11
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 09:23:24 AM

This trophy is doable!!! Just be patient! Which is key to all stealth games. I'm almost done! I'm on Level 9 of the Elimination Missions for MGS1 Snake and just have the Hold up ones after those! YOU CAN DO IT!

 Comment #35 by Fishbox
Sunday, June 23, 2013 @ 06:03:53 PM

Has anybody else encountered a glitch in MGS1 Snake's variety 1 mission? (the defend the box one). I've gotten to 30/31 killed twice now and the last guy hasn't shown up in the 40-50 seconds remaining. I really hope this isn't a game breaking glitch, because I am about 5 missions from platinum

 Comment #36 by padowan
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 @ 07:53:56 AM

is this trophy doable at all???

 Comment #37 by carlosrubio13
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 11:20:15 AM

Do I have to Rank first in ALL VR Missions? o completing each mission is enough? Please let me know, I'll attempt this trophy next weekend and I want to be prepared...

 Comment #38 by Assassin485
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 @ 05:20:49 PM

#37 It should that you just have to complete them. You only need to rank first in the number of missions that is required for that specific trophy. I'm still going through it. I'm currently on Pliskin with the grenades.

 Comment #39 by RoXaSEng
Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 08:59:15 AM

i didn't pop this trophy yet -_____-'

 Comment #40 by The Unstoppable Master
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 11:52:20 AM

Haven't earned this one yet, but I can say for sure that this particular trophy is what separates boys from men.

 Comment #41 by Kasaioni
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 10:44:06 PM

I just got this one today after giving up on MGS1 Snake Variety Mission 1 for a long time; the sniping in MGS1/2 is really finiky. Everything else about this game is more of a grind.

 Comment #42 by EMShotgun
Monday, June 16, 2014 @ 11:31:19 PM

Variety level 8: snipe out those 69 guys with bulletproof jackets running at the speed of light towards an ant over there. In the dark. With the dart gun. If you miss you start all over again. And also two Gurlugons.

Grrrr, sorry, I was thinking that at least we didn't have a b*llshit challenge like that in the game, because with the other varieties it's more than enough b*llshit!

 Comment #43 by EagleKei
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 12:55:19 AM

Snake (MGS1) missions are a pain in the ass, already spent like 30 hours in this and I still have one thousand dog tags to collect...

 Comment #44 by CpTCrowleyy
Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 08:38:11 PM

do you need to be in the top 3 for it to count as completed?

 Comment #45 by Thunder Book
Sunday, November 30, 2014 @ 02:55:09 AM

You just have to complete them, CpTCrowleyy.

 Comment #46 by NeverGiveUp
Thursday, January 01, 2015 @ 04:00:09 AM

Just got this one today.It was brutal and took me 70 hours due to the variety sniper missions that I just couldn't quit until I did them.I now only need 4 full tag collections on plant for my first platinum!!MGS1 Snake was truly something I will never forget going through.

 Comment #47 by zKenshi
Thursday, February 05, 2015 @ 01:56:51 AM

Those grenade MGS1 Snake missions. So much easier on the PS2 with a PS1 controller! (Lack of pressure sensitive face buttons)

 Comment #48 by weelky
Friday, July 17, 2015 @ 04:44:00 AM

Nearly 70 hours in. 30 of those seem to have been dedicated to the Snake (MGS1) Hold-Up missions. Very difficult.

 Comment #49 by Spectre46307
Friday, July 17, 2015 @ 07:00:01 AM

Single handedly the most boring undertaking in my entire gaming history. And that includes the 53,560 infected trophy from Prototype and the sphere grid trophy from final fantasy X HD.

 Comment #50 by Talkbackxx
Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 06:36:13 AM

I got this on the Vita
I don't know if it's harder on the PS3?

 Comment #51 by Bastard1
Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 08:00:55 PM

Virtually Impossible? Fuck but it's close. So many times I wanted to give up... but my sense of pride and/or masochism refused to let me. And now... I have it. You cannot even imagine the endorphine levels.

No trophy, or indeed gaming achievement has ever demanded so much of me, and indeed I hope I'll never have to face something like this ever again. Thank fuck for Transfarring so I don't have to do it on Vita as well.

This separates the small Bosses from the Big Bosses.

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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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