Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Hints, Tips, Tricks, Secrets, & Glitches

Get Grip Level 2

Do 100 pullups.

Get Both Sniper Rifles In Same Room

To get both of the sniper rifles earlier in the game is when you go into the room with the first sniper rifle in it look down at the bottom of the right wall and you will see a vent. Crawl into the vent and you will find the second sniper rifle.

Get Peter Stillman's Dog Tags

To get Peter's dog tags pick up Fatman's body and drop it after you kill him and deactivate the last bomb.

Get Pliskin's Dog Tags

To get Pliskin's dog tags on Very Easy knock Snake out when you are training with the sword. To knock him out unequip your swrod and punch Snake till he he passes out, then pick up his body and drop it you should get Pliskin's dog tags.

Get Olga's Dog Tags

After you beat Olga pick up her body by unequipping your gun, then stand over her and and hit the X button to pick her up and drop her you will get the dog tags. Also if you pick her up and drag her around the drop her you will get more items.

How To Get More Dog Tags

In the game you can get dog tags to unlock items. The way to get dog tags is sneak up behind the person you are tring to get dog tags from and aim at them, then your character will say freeze. Now you can walk in front of them and go into frist person mode and aim at thier face or thier croutch and they should drop them. Right after they drop them shot the person so they fall asleep. Now there is some soldiers that will talk and the words will come up on the bottom of the screen, with these guys you need the USP or the SOCOM. Right after they ask "Are you going to shot me?" aim down and shot them in the leg then yuo should get thier dog tags.

Play As Raiden X

Successfully complete 100% of all VR missions to unlock Raiden X in VR missions.

Play As Pliskin

Successfully complete 50% of the VR missions with Snake to unlock Pliskin in the VR missions.

Radio Shots

To knock out an enemy's radio easily, when you hold hemm up shoot it ( on the belt to the right of their back). Also shoot an enemy's radio when they are knocked out to prevent them from calling for help if they wake up.

Play As Metal Gear Solid 1 Snake

Successfully complete 100% of the VR missions with Snake, Pliskin, Tuxedo Snake, Raiden, Ninja Raiden, and Raiden X to unlock Metal Gear Solid 1 Snake in the VR missions.

Casting Theater Option

Successfully complete Sons of Liberty on any difficulty setting to unlock the "Casting Theater" option.

Digital Camera

Successfully complete the game. The digital camera will be available when a new game is started. Also the digital camera is located in Strut E Shell 1. Go to the bottom of the screen and locate the platform with three red lights on it. Climb up onto it equip the Z.O.E box. When the conveyor belt stops, press the action button to clomb on. You will be taken to another room. Press the action buttonto get off and retrive the Digital Camera exit the room in the same fashion ( the same way).

In-game Reset

While playing a game, hold L+R and press Start+Select.

Stealth, Bandanna, And Wig Bonuses

Complete the following goals to get the Stealth (invincibility), Bandanna (infinite ammo for Snake), and Wig (infinite ammo for Raiden). To get Stealth and Bandanna, complete the Tanker mission three times on three difficulty settings (all on the same save file) and get all dog tags. Tonget Stealth and Wig, complete the Plant three times on three different difficulty settings (all on the same save file) and get all dog tags.

Boss Survival Mode

Succesfully complete Sons of Liberty, all VR missions, all alternative missions, and the Snake Tales missions to unlock Boss Surivial mode.

Photograph Mode

Successfully complete bomb disposal mode, hold up mode ( alternative missions), and elimnate mode to unlock Photograph mode in the VR missions.


Successsfully complete the game two times and Snake and Raiden will be wearing sunglasses.

Unlock Bandana For Tanker Chapter

Collect a total of 40 dog tags in the Tanker Chapter and finish the chapter. After viewing your Clear Code you will obtain the Bandana. Save, and then load your save data to start a new game with the Bandana in your inventory.

Tuxedo Snake

To Get Tuxedo Snake, Complete 100% Of Pliskin's Missions In VR Mode.

Raiden Says Rude Things

When you are on codec and talking to someone hit the L or R button and Raiden will say something ( he says different things to Rose but other than her most of them are the same).

Nude Raiden

Successfully complete 100% of Ninja Raiden's VR Missions to unlock Nude Raiden.

Play As Ninja Raiden In VR

Successfully complete 50% of the VR Missions with Raiden to unlock Ninja Raiden in VR Missions.

European Extreme Difficulty Setting

Successfully complete the game on the normal difficulty setting to unlock the European Extreme difficulty setting.

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