Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD (PS3) - Trophy Guide
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There are 46 trophies with a total of 0 points.
 
 Extremely Solid (Platinum)
Collect all trophies
 

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

 
 Animal Control (Bronze)
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

 
 Bye Bye Big Brother (Bronze)
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.

 
 Down in Smoke (Bronze)
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.

 
 Vamp Eyer (Bronze)
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.

 
 To Catch a Predator (Bronze)
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.

 
 Sexting (Bronze)
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.

 
 Hurt Locker (Bronze)
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.

 
 Thanks, Ames (Bronze)
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.

 
 I Think You Need a Hug, E (Bronze)
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.

 
 Don't Taze Me, Bro (Bronze)
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.

 
 Nothing Personal (Bronze)
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 Nothing Personal before you wake them up and snap their neck.

 
 Rent Money (Bronze)
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.

 
 Sharing Is Caring (Bronze)
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.

 
 Piece of Cake (Bronze)
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.

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

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.

Note: There have been reports of this trophy not unlocking after listening to both Johnny conversations. There is no known fix for this, you will have to run through the game again to try again. The best piece of advice I can give is make sure you hear both of his stomach grumbles.

 
 Kissing Booth (Bronze)
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.

 
 Silence is Golden (Bronze)
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.

 
 Steamed (Bronze)
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.

 
 Yorkie (Bronze)
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 (Bronze)
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 (Bronze)
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 (Bronze)
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 (Bronze)
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

 
 Snake Beater (Bronze)
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.

 
 Love Hurts (Bronze)
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.

 
 Bohemian Candidate (Bronze)
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.

 
 Bomb Squad (Bronze)
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.

 
 Spaghetti Cinema (Bronze)
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.

 
 Photo Finish (Bronze)
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.

 
 Steel Grip (Bronze)
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.

 
 Lights Out (Bronze)
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.

 
 Party's Over (Bronze)
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.
 
 No-Fly Zone (Bronze)
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.
 
 No Ray, José (Bronze)
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 (Bronze)
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.
 
 Vampire Slayer (Bronze)
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.
 
 Who Ya Gonna Call? (Silver)
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.

 
 No Boss of Mine (Silver)
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

 
 Moving Day (Silver)
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.

 
 Tell Me a Tale (Silver)
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 (Silver)
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.

 
 Complete Stealth (Gold)
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.

Mandatory Alerts:

Tanker - Olga Fight
Tanker - Engine Room Hallway Fight
Plant - Fortune Event
Plant - Fatman Fight
Plant - Escaping Core 1
Plant - Harrier Fight
Plant - Vamp Fight
Arsenal - Tengu Gauntlet
Arsenal - Metal Gear Ray Army Fight
New York - Solidus Fight

 
 Great Dane (Gold)
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.

 
 A Cut Above (Gold)
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.

 
 Virtually Impossible (Gold)
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.

 

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