My Top Ten: MGS Quotes

I know, the Metal Gear Solid coverage on TSA is quite full on today. We’re celebrating the eventual release of the PSX classic on the EU PSN. There might be a little video later too, if you’re good. Anyway, if any game is full of quote-worthy moments it was this one, it ran the whole gambit from profound maxims on life, love and war to bizarre questions of perversion and weird sexual innuendo. Here are ten of my favourites, use the comments to see if you can remember any of your own!


  • “That’s it, Snake. Hurt me more. Make me feel alive again.” No, not Meryl or even Otacon. This was Gray Fox who apparently likes to hitch-hike down the pleasure/pain highway of love.
  • “What are you playin’ around with that ketchup for?” Said by the Prison guard if he catches you acting the numpty with a ketchup bottle in an attempt to stage the most school-play prison escape in history.
  • “ You wanna pull each other’s ears?” Snake asks Vulcan Raven if he’d like to do a spot of ear-pulling. Yeah, I don’t know why either.
  • “I am like you. I have no name.” Said by er… Gray Fox. Who does have a name. It’s Gray Fox. He says it to Solid Snake who um… also has a name. Solid Snake.
  • “I watched the stupidity of mankind through the scope of my rifle.” Sniper Wolf shows that amongst all the clearly bizarre dialogue there is a certain amount of profundity to be found.
  • “Video game players, huh?” Snake lets slip Hideo Kojima’s deeply hidden disregard for the medium he works in. We know Hideo, you want to be a movie director. You’d be good too. That’s it little fella, let it all out…
  • “We’re gonna launch that nuke and ride it all the way into history.” Revolver Ocelot pretends he’s in the worst kind of 80s action movie. To be fair this could be a quote from Modern warfare 2, MGS is really holding up!
  • “You two are an embarrassment from the 1970’s” Jim Houseman, Secretary of Defense gives Solid and Liquid a good talking to. Presumably about those dodgy mullets they both sport.
  • “Whatever, weirdo. Don’t call me again.” Mei Ling who refuses to let Snake save his game after spotting him in the ladies toilets. Snake makes up some excuse but we all know he was sniffing toilet seats after Meryl’s recent visit…
  • “You know a lot about science, but you don’t know how good a cigarette tastes in the morning.” Snake tells it like it is. Remember: it is big and it does make you look grown up, cool and sophisticated. I mean talking smack to nerdy science geeks, obviously. Not smoking, no no, that’s gross.