Game Controls - Guide for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
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The controls in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater are complex. Almost every button has a different function depending what item you have equipped, your position (crawling, against a wall), or any other circumstance. They are very context sensitive. This section that immediately follows will provide you with a basic outline of what each button can do and then the next few sections after that will detail how to do each of those and some special actions and such. X Button - * Cancel selection * Crouch (move to crawl) * Press while moving to roll Circle Button - * Engage CQC * Punch * Confirmation button * Grab enemy Square Button - * Shoot weapon * Zoom out Triangle Button - * Action button (open doors, climb ladders) * Interact with cut-scene * Zoom in START Button - * Pause the game * Activate survival viewer SELECT Button - * Open radio interface R1 Shoulder Button - * First-person view R2 Shoulder Button - * Open weapons menu * Quick equip/unequip * Strafe right (first-person) * Shuffle right (against wall) L1 Shoulder Button - * Shoulder aim (first-person) * Keep aim in one direction (third person) L2 Shoulder Button - * Open items menu * Quick equip/unequip * Strafe left (first-person) * Shuffle left (against wall) Directional Pad - * Move character (stalking) * Navigate menu Left Analog Stick - * Move character (normal movement) * Navigate menu Right Analog Stick - * Move camera