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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty story

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is one of the old game in video game series. In this article, we explained everything about MGS2: Sons of Liberty story.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is an action-adventure stealth video game developed and published by Konami for Playstation 2 in 2001. An expanded edition for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was released the following year for Xbox, Windows and Playstation 2 as well, which was named as Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance.

Remastered version for the game also included in the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for Playstation 3, Playstation Vita and Xbox 360.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty story
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty story

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Story

In 2007, Solid Snake infiltrated a tanker carrying a new Metal Gear model, RAY. The tanker is attacked by Russian mercenaries, led by Colonel Gurlukovich, his daughter Olga and Ocelot. Ocelot betrayed his allies and scuttles the ship. Upon seeing Snake, Ocelot is possessed by the will of Liquid Snake and escapes with RAY.

Two years later, an environmental clean-up facility called the Big Shell has been erected to clear up the oil spill. During a tour by US President James Johnson, the Sons of Liberty raid the facility. Took Johnson hostage and threaten to destroy it.

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty story

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Raiden, who is a FOXHOUND soldier, is ordered by the Colonel to rescue the hostages and disarm the terrorists. The surviving members of a responding Navy SEAL team, Iroquois Pliskin and Peter Stillman, help Raiden disable explosives planted by Fatman.

A timed bomb goes off, killing Stillman. Raiden kills Fatman and encounters a mysterious cyborg ninja. Raiden and Pliskin arrange to transport hostages via helicopter but they are confronted by Dead Cell’s leader identifying as Solid Snake, flying a Harrier.

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty story

Raiden shoots down the Harrier but Solid Snake escapes with the stolen Metal Gear RAY. Pliskin reveals that he is the real Solid Snake and along with Otacon, helps locate Johnson. Johnson reveals to Raiden the United States’ democratic process is a sham staged by an organization called the Patriots, who secretly rule the country.

Furthermore, the Big Shell is a facade to hide Arsenal Gear, a submersible mobile fortress that houses an AI called GW. He explains the leader of Dead Cell is his predecessor George Sears, a clone of Big Boss known as Solidus Snake, who plans to seize Arsenal and overthrow the Patriots. Then, Ocelot kills Johnson.

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Raiden rescues computer programmer Emma Emmerich, step-sister of Otacon, who plans to upload a virus into GW to disable Arsenal. Vamp stabs Emma, before being shot by Raiden. Emma uploads the virus but dies from her injury as the virus is cut off prematurely.

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty story

Otacon leaves to rescue the hostages while Raiden is captured by the ninja, revealed to be Olga, when Snake seemingly betrays him. Big Shell collapses as Arsenal departs. Raiden awakens on Arsenal before Solidus who reveals he had murdered Raiden’s parents and raised him as a child soldier during the Liberian civil war.

Solidus leaves and Olga frees Raiden, explaining she is a Patriot double-agent forced to aid Raiden in exchange for her child’s safety. After the Colonel begins acting erratically, Raiden discovers he is a construct of GW, damaged by the virus.

Rose tells Raiden she had been ordered by the Patriots to become his lover and spy on him and that she is pregnant with his child. Raiden finds Snake, who had helped Olga capture Raiden, so they could gain entry to Arsenal.

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty story

Fortune battles Snake, while Raiden is forced into battle with AI-controlled Metal Gear RAYs. The virus causes the RAYs to malfunction and Solidus kills Olga when she discloses her double-agent status to protect Raiden. Snake and Raiden are captured and taken to the top of Arsenal by Solidus, Fortune and Ocelot.

Ocelot reveals himself to be a Patriot agent and that the entire affair was orchestrated by the Patriots to artificially replicate a soldier (Raiden) on par with Solid Snake, titled the S3 Plan.

Ocelot kills Fortune before being possessed again by Liquid Snake. Liquid explains that Ocelot’s severed right arm was replaced with his own and plans to hunt down the Patriots using his host’s knowledge and the stolen RAY. Snake pursues Liquid, as Arsenal loses control.

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty story

Arsenal crashes into Manhattan. Raiden is contacted by an AI impersonating the Colonel and Rose. It states that GW was the only AI destroyed and that the S3 Plan’s real purpose is to control human thought to prevent society’s regression in the digital era from trivial information drowning knowledge and truth.

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They order Raiden to eliminate Solidus; refusal will result in the deaths of Olga’s child and Rose. After Raiden defeats Solidus, Snake appears after tracking Liquid’s RAY. Snake and Otacon plan to rescue Olga’s child and locate the Patriots, whose details were hidden in the GW virus disc. Raiden is reunited with the real Rose.

In the epilogue, having decoded the disc, Otacon and Snake find it contains data on all twelve members of the Patriots’ highest council, the Wiseman’s Committee. However, the members have allegedly been dead for 100 years.

Dilay Sullu

I've been playing Survival Horror Games since my childhood. My favorite is Resident Evil. I also love other game genres such as Hack & Slash. I love creating all kind of contents for video games.

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