Boss Strategies (MGS)
Follow these strategies to defeat the Metal Gear Solid bosses with ease.
Aim with Stinger, lock on with Stinger, hit with Singer. The only things you need to keep in mind are that you should spend a lot of time between the two narrow structures for safety, and to only go to the high ground when you need an ammo fillup. When Liquid yells, "Eat this!," get as far away from the higher area as you can, or you'll lose a large amount of your life. The strategy is easy, but one hit can really hurt, so be careful. On the higher difficulty levels, when you have no radar, it can help to use sound to figure out where he is. If you don't have a stereo hookup, you'll just have to follow from where the rail shots are coming from.
 Liquid Snake
Liquid isn't too hard if you know what you're doing. Be sure to use your punch-punch-kick combo frequently. If you fall off of REX hit any button quickly to stay on. Don't be too careless when fighting him because on hard and extreme diffuculties his counter-attacks do alot of damage. Once you have depleted Liquid of his life you still need to kick him off of REX.
 M1 Tank
First off, you can use the Thermal Goggles to see where the mines are before the fight. They are much more effective than the mine detector. Use a Chaff Grenade to disable its long range gun so you can get up close, then throw a grenade at the top. If you get the grenade to land by the guy in the tank, you'll blow him right out, but it will take two hits to get rid of him if your aim is a little off. There are two guys, so it should take 2-4 grenades. Be sure to know where the tank is at all times, because if you get too far away, you'll need to use another Chaff. You can keep tabs on it on the radar, or if you're playing in Hard of Extreme, by the direction the rail gun shots are coming from. If the tank runs you over, it won't do as much damage as you might think, but don't make a habit of it.
 Metal Gear REX
Don't even think of entering this fight without all of the rations you can take. You'll need them for the second form. As Otacon will tell you, the first thing you'll need to take out will be the sensor dish on Metal Gear REX's left shoulder. Since Liquid can't see outside of REX's pilot seat, use a Chaff Grenade to disable the homing missiles. Then, fire a Stinger and repeat. All the while, keep moving. When you see its energy getting low, you can fire the last two shots without a Chaff in between. If you do it right, you can get past this first form without using even one ration. In its second form, Liquid will aim at you manually, and track you with his own two eyes. The closer you are, the less chance there is that you'll be hit by the missiles. The only safe places are right behind REX and right under him. Just be careful not to let him step on you, or you'll be dead instantly, rations or no. Try to get out of his line of sight as much as you can, and fire stingers from the side. If this is too difficult, you might be able to just run around and fire Stingers at him, but this is very ration consuming, and rarely works on Hard and Expert. Don't worry about using all of your rations, as you'll never see any of your stuff again. There is one more ration in the top left of the room, which you should get as soon as possible when you can hold it.
There is another 'risk free' way to defeat the first part of rex. there is one spot in the arena where rex's radome cannot see you, it is pushed up against the strut in the top right hand corner. when it starts, run between his legs and head for that corner, rex will turn to look for you but his view cone will always stay blue, he will then move around the arena looking for you. when he is in the farthest corner, from you, move out and fire a stinger. quickly move back into your hiding place again. rex will stomp towards you with a red veiw cone, but as he gets close to you, he will realise that he can't see you and it will go blue. repeat about 6 times. For the second part, the hiding place doesnt work. best way is to use the sliton radar to keep yourself between rex's legs and nail him with stingers. there is no need to get a front or side shots, shooting the rear of the cockpit is just as effective, and much easier.
Alternate strategy for second phase: Use stun grenades. For this strategy you want to throw a stun grenade as you run towards rex, you want it to go off as you go underneath him and behind him. Once the stun hits he will lose you in his come of vision,stay behind him to line up your stinger shot, aim underneath the cockpit, sometimes it will lock on, sometimes it won't, but as long as you hit the bottom of the cockpit it will do damage. Repeat as necessary.
First, hit him in the nuts with some punches and kicks. He'll put his sword away, and ask to take you on in hand to hand combat. He has some strong and frustrating kicking attacks, so it's best to hit him right when he comes
out of an attack. Always hit him with Snake's punch-punch-kick combo.
The best thing to do is to get to the opposite side of a desk so that he
has to jump over it to hit you. When he lands, attack. After a while,
he will turn on his stealth suit and hide somewhere in the room. Find him, and attack. Keep this up, until he starts his next phase, where he teleports when you punch him. This is the best time to use your Chaff Grenades. Use one, then when he screams, attack him. After that Chaff runs out, repeat with another until you're out of them. He'll teleport after the first punch, and sometimes the second, but the third will always connect. During this phase, don't do a combo on your first and second punches, or he'll hit you in mid kick. If the second punch connects, follow immediately with a second. After this phase, when all of his life is gone, move away post haste. A large electric field will surround him, which will hurt you considerably. Now is the time to open fire. After each shot hits, he'll teleport somewhere else. After three solid hits, he'll be gone, and Dr. Emmerich will come out.
 Psycho Mantis
With this boss you'll try to shoot, only for him to dodge. The same happens if you try to hit him bare handed. Here comes the logical part. He knows what you're going to do because he's reading you're reactions - you're controller - so switch controller ports to stop him from reading you. This makes him prove to be a simple task. Periodically he'll pop Meryl back up so knock her out with stun grenades. Soon, he'll be beat.
 Revolver Ocelot
This is pretty much the same for all difficulty levels, and no one should have any trouble with it. The only real concern is running out of ammo. There are three ammo boxes, each with 12 shots in them. Only pick one up if you have 13 shots or less in your SOCOM, so you get the full 12 from them all. Stay on the outside, being careful not to trip the wire that's holding Baker. Follow Ocelot around, and stay alert when he still has bullets in his gun. While he's reloading is the easiest time to hit him, but don't be afraid to hit him at other times as well. Watch out for ricocheting bullets, as they will probably cause you the most trouble.
 Sniper Wolf (1)
While you're in sniper mode, you'll always move involuntarily, unless you use some Diazepam. If you run out, go ahead and use a Cigarette. They help, but deplete life slowly. Sniper Wolf is always on the second floor, and only comes out to shoot you. A good idea is to press yourself against a wall so that your back is to Wolf, so you can see her in the distance. Come out to shoot her when she is hiding behind something so that she won't shoot you while you're lining up your own shot. When she hits you, if you lose your orientation, it is quicker to de-equip the PSG-1, align yourself with Sniper Wolf by pressing upon the D-pad, then re-equip it than it is to find her again from the PSG-1's scope. If you run out of ammo, run as far to one side as you can, then cross to the other side to find five bullets. Don't worry; the mines are gone. Be sure to save afterwards, because the continue-free torture event is up next.
 Sniper Wolf (2)
Sniper Wolf will always be behind the trees in front of you. The easiest thing to do is hide behind a tree and hit her with Nikitas. Don't forget that you can see from the missile's eye view by holding triangle. After that, lock on to her with every Stinger you have left, and make sure that they all hit. They're much easier to hit her with than PSG-1 shots, and they do much more damage than the simple PSG-1 shots. The rest of the fight is just like the first fight, except for the fact that she has more hiding places this time. Just keep careful track of where she is at all times, and you'll be fine.
 Vulcan Raven
There are two main attacks you can use on him: C4 and Stingers. If you have radar, you can place C4 on the ground, and detonate it when you see him walking nearby. If not, you can use Stingers. Wait for him by a corner, and when he walks out into an intersection, fire and run. Stay as far away from him as you can, as he has some of the strongest attacks of anyone you'll face. Nikita missiles work sometimes, but he will shoot them down if he sees them. Claymores work too. Just place them around the warehouse and he will hit em all the time.
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