Metal Gear Solid

Video Game • 1998 • War  

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This video game contains 35 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
231 supporters
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ToastOnCheese
You may have to but it's not explicitly required.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
101 supporters
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IcarusAllusionTwoPointOh
Optional, players choice
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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IcarusAllusionTwoPointOh
Abandoned by death
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Okuajub
In some conversations, the main character is told information by his radio team contradicting information he has gathered himself.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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BillyRaymond
The player character smuggles a pack of cigarettes prior to the start of the mission. These can be equipped in the secondary slot and are described as "hazardous to your health." Once equipped, they start draining the player character's health, but the smoke from the cigarettes can be used to reveal laser trip wires in certain locations.
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Is there addiction?
11 supporters
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dogys
Sniper Wolf is dependent on diazapam.
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dogys
It's briefly mentioned that a character went through a period of heavy drinking.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
129 supporters
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Okuajub
You can hit some animals in a cave, but only if you choose to. It is more ideal to run from them instead.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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BillyRaymond
Not in a literal sense, but the player character has the codename of Solid Snake.
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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IcarusAllusionTwoPointOh
No but there is a weird age gap
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mistersandman
There are two sequences where Snake is strapped into a device that electrocutes him.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Okuajub
In some parts of the game, you have to manage an oxygen meter. When the meter runs out, your life will start to deplete.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Anonymous
Man is bloodily crushed by a tank.
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BillyRaymond
There is a blast furnace that the player has to visit at one point during the game, and there are narrow ledges with machinery that the player character has to sidle across. If the player is not careful, the machinery running along the ledges will push the player character off, making them fall into a vat of molten metal where they are quickly burned alive.
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Is someone buried alive?
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ev609
After the first boss fight in the following cutscene a hand is cut off.
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Okuajub
In the final boss battle a character is crushed, but their head is not visibly squashed.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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1
The FOXDIE deaths might appear similar to seizures. Also, the cyborg ninja experiences seizures due to his enhancements malfunctioning.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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BillyRaymond
(RE: "Is Electro Therapy Used?")
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Okuajub
Someone falls from a drop said to kill almost anyone at the end of the game.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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IcarusAllusionTwoPointOh
mininal blood, only two really gory scenes.
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Anonymous
No child characters in the game.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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Okuajub
There are some personnel left in the base captured by the terrorists, but were there voluntarily before being held hostage.
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Does a parent die?
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mistersandman
The deaths of a side characters’ parents are also discussed.
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Does someone cheat?
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dogys
Yes. Only mentioned, but it is an important reveal when a side character learns who their actual parent is.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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BillyRaymond
An ally of the player character gets mind-controlled by one of the major bosses in the game, turning her gun on the player character until she's knocked unconscious before the boss fight begins proper. When that boss is low on health, he re-possesses your ally and attempts to make her commit suicide by gunshot.
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Are there ghosts?
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eerielime
there’s ghosts of the developers as an easter egg, you only find them if you look!
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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ChibiProwl
Yes. Emmerich pees himself shortly after you rescue him.
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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BillyRaymond
A minor character guard has bowel problems, and in one sequence is seen running to the bathroom with sounds of stomach distress.
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Is there audio gore?
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Anonymous
A few graphic sounds of blood splashing, accompanied by visuals.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
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BillyRaymond
Late into the game there is a torture sequence where the player has to mash a button to resist, or press a different button once to submit to the torturer; who then kills an ally of yours before the final escape should they submit. Depending on your actions here you will get a different New Game Plus reward, but failing to endure or submit to the torture will result in a Game Over that cannot be continued from, meaning you have to load your previous save.
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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IcarusAllusionTwoPointOh
not depicted stereotypically
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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BillyRaymond
Frequently throughout the game the player has to crawl through ventilation shafts, forcing the camera into first-person view.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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BillyRaymond
(RE: "Is Someone Possessed?")
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Okuajub
In some scenes, to emphasize shock, there are quick cuts made by the camera with accompanying flashing lights. This happens most notably before entering the lab for the first time.
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Paranoia
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mistersandman
Though the characters are technically speaking to Snake, they issue commands to the player such as what controller buttons to press and where to place your controller. In the Psycho Mantis boss fight, the fourth wall is broken as he breaks down how you as the player play the game and announces other games you have played.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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IcarusAllusionTwoPointOh
yes there are, during a boss fight snake will joke about how his opponent is too big to fit in the tank and likes to eat 😭
these are laughed off by the boss you fight and it's the only time but they definitely still count as a yes
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dogys
Only incidentally. There is mention of an entirely off screen character named Dr. Clark who's identity is unknown by the characters who wrongly guess that she is a man.
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ToastOnCheese
If you kill none of the generic enemies, then yes.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
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catgirlbigboss
The main character's love interest is 18 while he is around 33. This same character also flirts with a girl who is in her late teens or early twenties.
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Sex
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mistersandman
Only suggestive dialogue.
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mistersandman
Meryl, but it’s less about the characters objectifying her than it is about the game’s writing itself generally being less than stellar in how women are portrayed and presented.
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Anonymous
A naked man's blurred out buttocks are seen, but some versions of the game add briefs onto him instead.
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
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Okuajub
A male side character is told "That's enough crying. Pull yourself together!"
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Sickness
Yes
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The FOXDIE deaths might appear similar to a stroke or heart attack.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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ToastOnCheese
Depends on if you pass the torture section.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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ev609
At the end of the game there's an escape sequence that ends in two vehicles crashing when they reach the end of a tunnel.
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Okuajub
In the last sequence of the game, tires will screech when your companion makes harsh turns.
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Does a plane crash?
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Anonymous
A helicopter is destroyed.
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BillyRaymond
While not a car, one of the bosses has you fighting a tank, which can run you over if you get too close.
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Violence
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In narrative cutscenes, there is footage of nuclear tests and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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Is there blood/gore?
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ChibiProwl
There is blood on the ground where the female sidekick was shot, and Sniper Wolf has blood under her body after you fight her.
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Does someone drown?
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BillyRaymond
At a few points in the game, including the start, there are bodies of water the player character can swim through. If the character's head is submerged, an O2 meter will be shown below the character's main health. If the O2 meter becomes emptied the player character's health meter will start draining rapidly until the character resurfaces or dies, resulting in a very graphic drowning animation.
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ChibiProwl
Yes. The female sidekick is shot by Sniper Wolf.
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