Metal Gear Solid 4 Cheats and Tips

  • Posted August 1st, 2008 by Eric Blattberg

Easter Eggs

Beauty and the Beast Photoshoot

While fighting the second form of any B&B unit, stall for three minutes. After that the whole area around Snake and the beast will go white. If you have obtained the camera already once you pull it out the Beast will pose for you.

Secrets

Cheaper Prices In Drebin's Store

Set the PS3 system date to a Wednesday or Sunday, and Drebin will have cheaper prices. Also, in Act 5 all prices are halved.

Inheritance

You carry over your Drebin points, weapons, ammunition, items, and special items from a previous game upon game clear. However, Snake will need to encounter Metal Gear II in the first stage to get his stuff back.

Be sure to save your cleared data upon game completion to track your items. Load the cleared data to reap your benefits.

No More Camo

Shake the Sixaxis controller to return Snake's Octocamo to its neutral (black and blue) pigmentation.

Refill Psyche During Cutscenes

If during a cutscene something causes Snakes psyche gauge to decrease just press X rapidly to replenish it.

Show Me Your Motions

When a character is introduced for the first time, press R2 to view that characters motion capture person instead of that person's voice actor.

Otacon's extra passwords

Put these in instead of the code Otacon tells you to at Shadow Moses. You will get the Access Denied scene but afterward you will get the bonus.


14893 - 100,000 Drebin Points
78925 - iPod song
13462 - iPod song

Passwords

These passwords are entered at the Extras screen under Password after beating the game once on any difficulty. The items will be made available upon loading your save game or starting a new game (in which case you will gain access to them when you meet up with Metal Gear Mk. II; iPod songs are immediately available.)

aottrykmyn - Altair Costume
jmsotsynrn - Type 17 Pistol
mekakorkkk - Unlock Mk. 23 handgun (SOCOM from MGS1)
thomas - Unlocks "Desperate Chase" iPod Song
george - Unlocks "Gekko" iPod Song
theodore - Unlocks "Midnight Shadow" iPod Song
abraham - Unlocks "Mobs Alive" iPod Song
mnsoymsyhn - Unlocks "Mosin Nagant"
1aytmmymhk - Unlocks 1911 Pistol
deskyhstyl - Unlocks the Desert Eagle Long Barrel

Unlockables

Bandanna - Complete a single-player session without killing anyone (including bosses). You can do this on any difficulty
Desert Eagle Long Barrel - Earn the Fox emblem on a single-player session
Digital Camera - In the Nomad vehicle during the mission intermission; you can unlock a special photo by picking up this item in stage 4 instead of earlier
Mantis and Sorrow Dolls - Beat Screaming Mantis
MGL-140 Grenade Launcher - Beat Raging Raven
Mk. 23 Handgun - Found in the first area of Act 4
Patriot Future Assault Weapon - Earn the Big Boss emblem on a single-player session
Race (Ricochet) Gun - Clear the single-player game once
Rail Gun - Beat Crying Wolf
Scanning Plug S - Log more than 10 hours of Metal Gear Online play time on the same profile as your Metal Gear 4 game; you purchase this from Drebin
Solar Gun - Collect the five statues (those of the four Battle Beauties and the Frog Soldier/Haven Troopers in stage one) using non-lethal means on their respective idols
Stealth Item - Complete a single-player session without instigating a single alert (caution is okay, but not alert). You can do this on any difficulty
Thor 45-70 - Earn the Fox Hound emblem on a single-player session
World War I Pistol - Earn the Hound emblem on a single-player session

Completion Unlockables

New combat vests - Clear the single-player game once
The Boss Extreme difficulty - Complete the single-player mode once (and saving the cleared data).

Costumes

Altair - Obtain the Assassin emblem
Civilian Disguise - Start Eastern Europe level
Corpse Camo - Get 51 continues or more in a single playthrough to unlock this octocamo.
Middle East Militia Disguise - Middle East in the Militia Safe House
South American Rebel Disguise - South America (Cove Valley Village)
Suit - Clear the game once

Dolls/Statues

You need to unlock five dolls before you can acquire the solar gun.

Defeat the Frog Soldiers, Laughing Octopus, Raging Raven, Crying Wolf and Screaming Matis with Non-Lethal weapons. (During their beast form, not beauty). After defeating them, grab the doll before killing their beauty for (except on the frogs because they don't have a beauty form).

Crying Wolf Doll/Statue - In a side of a bulding just where you start after killing her beast form
Frog Soldier Doll/Statue - At the garage at the end of the battle
Laughing Beast Doll/Statue - On a bed in a little room
Raging Raven Doll/Statue - On the upper floor on a corner
Screaming Mantis Doll/Statue - On the corridor where you started

Facepaints

Big Boss's - Earn the Big Boss emblem on a single-player session
Classic MGS Snake - Beat Act 3
Crying Wolf - Defeat the Battle Beauty (human form) Crying Wolf by non-lethal means.
Drebin - Purchase and keep more than 60 different weapons.
FaceCamo - Defeat the Battle Beauty Laughing Octopus (the overall battle, no specifics involved).
Laughing Octopus - Defeat the Battle Beauty (human form) Laughing Octopus by non-lethal means.
Otacon - Ram Dr. Emmerich using the Metal Gear II during the intermission scene.
Raging Raven - Defeat the Battle Beauty (human form) Raging Raven by non-lethal means.
Raiden Mask A - Ram Sunny using the Metal Gear II during the intermission scene.
Raiden Mask B - Ram Dr. Naomi Hunter using the Metal Gear II during the intermission scene.
Roy Campbell - Ram Colonel Campbell using the Metal Gear II during the intermission scene.
Screaming Mantis - Defeat the Battle Beauty (human form) Screaming Mantis by non-lethal means.
Young Snake - Beat Act 2
Young Snake with Bandana - Beat Act 2

New Ammo

After finishing the game once you can buy the following from Drebin.

Emotive ammo (cry)
Emotive ammo (laughter)
Emotive ammo (rage)
Emotive ammo (scream)
Smoke Grenade (blue)
Smoke Grenade (green)
Smoke Grenade (red)
Smoke Grenade (yellow)

Unlockable Emblems

Unlocking emblems gives you various bonus content.


Ant Emblem - Shake 50 enemies for items
Assassin's Emblem - Beat the game with 50+ knife kills, 50+ CQC holds, and 25 or less alerts.
Bear Emblem - Choke 100 enemies to death
Bee Emblem - Use the Scanning Plug S or Syringe on 50 enemies
Big Boss Emblem - Beat the game on the highest difficulty with no deaths, no alerts, no kills, no recovery items, no stealth suit, no bandanna items, in under 5 hours.
Blue Bird Emblem - Give friendly soldiers 50 items
Centipede Emblem - Get less than 75 alert phases, less than 250 kills, and over 25 continues.
Chicken Emblem - Get over 150 alert phases, over 500 kills, over 50 continues, use over 50 recovery items and finish the game in over 35 hours.
Cow Emblem - Activate over 100 alerts
Crocodile Emblem - Have over 400 kills
Eagle Emblem - Get 150 headshots
Fox Emblem - Beat the game on normal or higher w/ no deaths, 5 or less alerts, no kills, no recovery items, no stealth suit, no bandanna items, in under 6 hours.
Fox Hound Emblem - Beat the game on hard or higher w/ no deaths, 3 or less alerts, no kills, no recovery items, no stealth suit, no bandanna items, in under 5.5 hours.
Frog Emblem - Dive or roll 200 times
Gecko Emblem - Press against walls for a total of 1 hour
Giant Panda Emblem - Complete the game after 30 cumulative hours of play
Gibbon Emblem - Hold up 50 enemies
Hawk Emblem - Be admired by 25 friendly soldiers
Hog Emblem - Get 10 combat highs
Hound Emblem - Beat the game on hard or higher w/ no deaths, 3 or less alerts, no kills, no recovery items, no stealth suit, no bandanna items, in under 6.5 hours.
Hyena Emblem - Pick up 400 dropped weapons
Inch Worm Emblem - Crawl on the ground for a total of 1 hour
Jaguar Emblem - Get over 75 alert phases, less than 250 kills, and less than 25 continues.
Leopard Emblem - Get over 75 alert phases, less than 250 kills, and over 25 continues.
Little Gray Emblem - Collect all 69 weapons
Lobster Emblem - Spend a total of 2.5 hours crouching
Mantis Emblem - Finish the game with no alerts activated, no continues, no rations, noodles or regains used and in under 5 hours
Octopus Emblem - Beat the game without activating any alert phases.
Panther Emblem - Get over 75 alert phases, over 250 kills, and less than 25 coninues.
Pig Emblem - Use more than 50 recovery items
Pigeon Emblem - Beat the game without killing asingle person (Gekkos and Dwarf Gekkos dont count).
Puma Emblem - Get over 75 alert phases, over 250 kills, and over 25 continues.
Rabbit Emblem - Flick through 100 Playboy pages
Raven Emblem - Beat the game in under 5 hours
Scarab Emblem - Perform over 100 rolls
Scorpion Emblem - Get less than 75 alert Phases, less than 250 kills, and less than 25 continues.
Spider Emblem - Get less than 75 alert phases, over 250 kills, and over 25 continues.
Tarantula Emblem - Get less than 75 alert phases, over 250 kills, and less than 25 continues.
Tortoise Emblem - Spend more than 60 minutes inside the drum can or card board box (this can be done throughout the game, not all at once)
Wolf Emblem - Beat the game with no continues and no rations, regains, or noodles used

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