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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PlayStation 2)

93
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Credits

Konami of America, Inc.

EVP Sales, Marketing, OperationsRichard P. Wnuk
VP MarketingChris Garske
Product Manager/Director of MarketingRick Naylor
Associate Product ManagerJason Enos
Senior Manager Creative ServicesMonique Catley
Director of Public RelationsChris Kramer
Senior Public Relations SpecialistDavid Chen
Director of Marketing CommunicationsCherrie McKinnon
Consumer ServicesJamal Carter, Mark A. Gonzalez
Sr. VP Product DevelopmentRandy Broweleit
Director of ProductionSean House
US Localization ProducerKen Ogasawara
QA ManagerMichael A. Klug
Lead TesterJames Hui
QA LiaisonKengo Kishimoto
TestersHuan-Hua Chye, Jonathan Vosovic, Debbie Yoon
Packaging & Manual DesignDepartment X
Special ThanksHideo Kojima, Scott Dolph and the entire MGS2 team at KONAMI JPN. Wilson Cheng, Lee Allison Verdeckberg, Candace McDonald, Catherine Fowler, Linda Stackpoole, Barbara Loo, Kathie Tompkins, Tim Vogt, Dennis Lee, Brett Robinson, Michelle Bravo, and everyone @ Konami of America, Matt Robinson, Daniel Castillo, Inc. John Foster and Tammy Schacter @ Bender Helper Impact, Henry Bilbao

Making of Metal Gear Solid 2 - Exclusive to European Versions

DirectorRussell Uttley
ProducerRussell Uttley
Assistant ProducerDeborah Kilroy
ManagementLisa Fox
ArtMike Alder, Eddie Deighton, Sean Delaney, Len O'Grady, Russell Uttley
Documentary - Produced byNicolas Beuglet
Special Thanks - Konami of EuropeHans-Joachim Amann, Kunio Neo, Martin Schneider, Ella Siebert
Special Thanks - Konami FranceCécile Caminades, Ralph Champeau, Stéphanie Hattenberger, Hans-Jürgen Kohrs
Special Thanks - Konami UKEmily Britt, Richard Jones, Jon Murphy, Michael Rotchell, Martine Saunders, Peter Stone
Special Thanks - Konami JapanYukako Hamaguchi
Special Thanks - Konami Computer Entertainment Japan Inc.Scott Dolph, Hideo Kojima, Yoshikazu Matsuhana, Kazuki Muraoka, Yoji Shinkawa, Kazunobu Uehara, Motoyuki Yoshioka
Special Thanks - Sony Computer Entertainment EuropeJohn Bruning Sr., Chris Deering, Chris Eden, Kirk O'Connor, Martin Pearce, Mark Pittam, Geoff Rens, Denise Walker, Harris Watson, Louise Welch
Special Thanks ‑ OthersToby Chu, Harry Gregson-Williams
Special Thanks ‑ GameSpot.comJoe Fielder, Geoffrey Keighley

Cast

CastEarl Boen (Sergei), Cam Clarke (Liquid), Lary Cody (Rosemary), John Cygan (Solidus), Barry Dennen (Fatman), Greg Eagles (Peter), Paul Eiding (Colonel), Quinton Flynn (Jack), Maula Gale (Fortune), Kim Mai Guest (Mei Ling), Jennifer Hale (Emma), David Hayter (Snake), Paul Lukather (President), Phil LaMarr (Vamp), Vanessa Marshall (Olga), Christopher Randolph (Otacon), Peter Renaday (Ames), Kevin Michael Richardson (CMC Dolph), Patric Zimmerman (Ocelot)
Cast (other)Dominic Armato (SEAL), Dee Bradley Baker (SEAL), Michael Bell (Russian soldier), Scott Dolph (Hostage), Jeff Doucette (SEAL), Richard Gilbert-Hill (Russian soldier), Michael Gough (Russian soldier), Nancy Linari (Computer voice), Roger Rose (Russian soldier), Neil Ross (SEAL), Dean Scofield (SEAL), William Morgan Sheppard (Russian soldier)

Staff

Original Story/Planning/Game DesignHideo Kojima
Written byTomokazu Fukushima, Hideo Kojima
Setting Research/JustificationTomokazu Fukushima, Satoshi Hirano, Hideo Kojima, Yoji Shinkawa
Military AdvisorMotosada Mori
Character & Mechanic designed byYoji Shinkawa
Assistant DirectorYoshikazu Matsuhana
Art DirectorYoji Shinkawa
Executive ProducerMotoyuki Yoshioka
Produced and Directed byHideo Kojima

Script Unit

Concept MapHideo Kojima
Map DesignYoshikazu Matsuhana, Hiroaki Yoshiike
ScriptTomokazu Fukushima, Satoshi Hirano, Sadaaki Kaneyoshi, Yoshikazu Matsuhana, Shirō Mukaide, Shinta Nojiri, Nobumitsu Tanaka, Masatoshi Uehara, Shinji Yamashita, Hiroaki Yoshiike
Codec ScriptTomokazu Fukushima
Caption IntegrationScott Dolph, Satoshi Hirano, Shinya Ishikawa, Takaaki Kitamura, Kensuke Yoshitomi
HazardsNobumitsu Tanaka, Masatoshi Uehara, Yuko Yano
'The New York Mirror'Tomokazu Fukushima
'The Shocking Conspiracy behind Shadow Moses'Shuyou Murata
'In the Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth'Natasha Romanenko
Script DirectorYoshikazu Matsuhana

3D Design Unit

Character PartKyoko Hariyama, Ikuya Nakamura, Rie Nishiki, Ikki Sakakibara, Hideki Sasaki, Daizo Shikama
Character Art DirectorHideki Sasaki
Mechanical Art DirectorMineshi Kimura
Background PartNoriyuki Katsumura, Mineshi Kimura, Yoshiyuki Koido, Takashi Mizutani, Daisuke Mogi, Shinpei Murakami, Yutaka Negishi
Background Prop CreationHoshiko Kamata, Tomomi Kato, Natsuyo Tanaka
Background DesignToshio Noguchi, Yoji Shinkawa
Background Art DirectorYutaka Negishi
Lighting DirectionYoji Shinkawa
Director of 3DCG designTakashi Mizutani

2D Design Unit

Concept DesignYoji Shinkawa
Display DesignJuntaro Saito
2D DesignersTohru Kawakami, Juntaro Saito, Kenji Yokoyama
Otacon Puppet AnimationIkuya Nakamura
Director of 2DCG DesignJuntaro Saito

Program Unit

Main ProgrammersYuji Korekado (enemy AI), Shigeo Okajima (effects), Makoto Sonoyama (player), Kazunobu Uehara (system)
Main Technical ProgrammerKunio Takabe
ProgrammersKenjirou Kano, Yoshihito Kira, Satoru Kobayashi, Yuji Korekado, Yuta Kunibe, Tomonori Morita, Shigeo Okajima, Masafumi Okuta, Hiroki Satoyoshi, Tsunehiko Shibata, Kenichiro Shigeno, Makoto Sonoyama, Kunio Takabe, Yuko Yano
Tool SupportNobumitsu Tanaka, Shinji Yamashita
Director of ProgramKazunobu Uehara

Motion Unit

Key AnimatorsMakoto Akashi, Hiroyuki Inoue, Yukiko Kaneda, Nobuyoshi Nishimura, Yoriko Shimizu, So Toyota, Ryoko Yoshimura, Masahiro Yoshinaga
AnimatorsKyoko Hariyama, Hoshiko Kamata, Yoshiteru Kobayashi, Hironobu Matsui, Takahiro Omori, Yoshinori Onodera
Facial Expresion AnimatorsKyoko Hariyama, Yukiko Kaneda, Yoshiteru Kobayashi, Tsubasa Masao, Kumi Sato, Yoriko Shimizu, So Toyota, Ryoko Yoshimura
Director of Motion DesignSo Toyota

Sound Unit

Composition/ArrangementNorihiko Hibino
Built‑in Sound EffectsAkihiro Honda, Ryoji Makimura
Demo Part Sound EffectsKazuki Muraoka, Sōtarō Tojima, Masashi Watanabe
Sound EditingAkihiro Honda, Maki Kirioka, Shuichi Kobori, Kazuki Muraoka
Raven Figure VoiceShigeo Okajima
Referee VoiceScott Dolph
Voices in Arsenal Gear bySanae Shintani
Additional Rhythm Loop byToshiyuki Kakuta
Demo Music Composed byHarry Gregson-Williams
Recorded & Mixed byAlan Meyerson (at Media Ventures Studio)
Ending ThemeRika Muranaka
Sound DirectorKazuki Muraoka

Voice Recording Part

Voice Over DirectorKris Zimmerman Salter
Dialogue MixerDevon G. Bowman
Voice Over CoordinatorKeiko Ono
Casting DirectorYumi Takada

Demo Sound Effects Production Part

Recording EngineersYasuo Higashidate (Idiom Inc.), Makoto Morimoto (Idiom Inc.), Hideaki Nojima, Masayoshi Ookawa, Toru Oka (Idiom Inc.), Yasushi Takahashi (Idiom Inc.)
Supervising Sound EditorTak Ogawa
Sound EditorsAkihiro Teruta, Keisuke Shibutani
Studio ManagerMamoru Sase (Idiom Inc.)
Vibration Effects ArtistIkuya Nakamura

Real Time Demo Unit

StoryboardTakashi Mizutani, Juntaro Saito
Real Time Demo ProductionYoug Baek Kim, Masaya Kobayashi, Takashi Mizutani, Hideaki Mori, Shintaro Naka, Natsuyo Tanaka, Syuhei Tanaka, Hiroyuki Tsuchida
Real Time Demo DirectorTakashi Mizutani

Motion Capturing Actors/Staff

Attractive Action ClubKyosuke Akita, Hirofumi Fukuzawa, Yuki Kajikazawa, Yuka Komatsu (Aoni Production), Eiji Morisaki, Kimiko Mukouda, Motoko Nagino, Akira Oohashi, Toshinori Sasaki, Syouji Sawada, Yuji Takatsuki, Kenichi Yoshida (Pale Riders), Mizuho Yoshida
Action DirectorMitsuo Abe (AAC)
Links DigiWorks Inc.Yasuyo Hirao, Naoyuki Kanaii, Masaaki Murakami, Kazuhisa Nishimura, Shigeru Oohata, Akira Sakawa, Hiroyuki Wada, Ryuichi Yamada

Movie Unit

EditingHideo Kojima
Video ConversionRyosaku Ueno
Real Life Footage PhotographerRui Naito (KONAMI Corporation)
Shinkawa Theater EditingHajime Yashiro
Shinkawa Theater IllustrationYoji Shinkawa
DesignersKyle Cooper, Ellerey Gave
Executive ProducersKyle Cooper, Phyllis Weisband
ProducerKimberly Cooper
EditorCarsten Becker
AnimatorsJennifer Gallo, Asa Hammond, Ben Lopez, Christian Severin
Video Game ConsultantSeth Kleinberg

Package Unit

Title DesignIchiro Kutome
ManualShuyou Murata
IllustrationYoji Shinkawa
Comic StripHoshiko Kamata, Toshio Noguchi, Juntaro Saito
Manual CutsTakahiro Omori
Poster ModelsSaya Mochizuki, Mao Shiina
Screen FootageMao Shiina (From Lip)
International CoordinationScott Dolph
Additional TranslationsHans-Joachim Amann, Scott Dolph, Hans-Jürgen Kohrs
European Version SupervisionSatoshi Hirano
New York Shooting CooperationSayuri Nakata
CooperationDavid Cox, Aki Hitachi, Kenichirō Imaizumi (Konami HWI), Yumiko Kitamura, Hidehiko Maki, Yasuyoshi Matsuhana, Sanae Shintani, Hiroki Tachibana

Ending Theme - "Can't Say Good Bye To Yesterday"

Music & WordsRika Muranaka
Produced byRika Muranaka
Recorded byJames Nicholas (at Manhattan Center Studio)
Mixed byAlan Meyerson (at Media Ventures Studio)
Ending ThemeOnaje Allangumbs (piano), Don Braden (sax), Kenny Davis (bass), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Eugene Jackson (drums), Carla White (vocal)

Other Games

In addition to this game, the following people are listed as working on other games. No more than 25 people are listed here, even if there are more than 25 people who have also worked on other games.

Michael Gough, 155 other games
Jennifer Hale, 151 other games
Dee Bradley Baker, 112 other games
Rick Naylor, 104 other games
Geoff Rens, 103 other games
Kris Zimmerman Salter, 100 other games
Cam Clarke, 93 other games
Ken Ogasawara, 93 other games
Vanessa Marshall, 92 other games
Quinton Flynn, 86 other games
Michael Bell, 85 other games
Kim Mai Guest, 84 other games
Neil Ross, 80 other games
Paul Eiding, 80 other games
Dennis Lee, 80 other games
David Cox, 79 other games
Monique Catley, 77 other games
Cherrie McKinnon, 77 other games
Phil LaMarr, 74 other games
Kevin Michael Richardson, 69 other games
Catherine Fowler, 67 other games
Chris Kramer, 66 other games
David Chen, 66 other games
Linda Stackpoole, 64 other games
Louise Welch, 58 other games

Collaborations

People who have worked on this game have also collaborated on the creation of the following games:

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, a group of 174 people
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, a group of 100 people
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (Premium Package), a group of 95 people
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, a group of 88 people
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, a group of 77 people
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, a group of 57 people
Metal Gear Solid, a group of 56 people
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, a group of 50 people
Zone of the Enders, a group of 48 people
Metal Gear Ac!d, a group of 42 people
Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, a group of 41 people
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams, a group of 37 people
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, a group of 32 people
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, a group of 32 people
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, a group of 32 people
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, a group of 30 people
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, a group of 28 people
Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django, a group of 27 people
Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand, a group of 26 people
Frogger's Adventures: Temple of the Frog, a group of 25 people
ESPN NFL Primetime 2002, a group of 24 people
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, a group of 23 people
Lunar Knights, a group of 23 people
ESPN International Winter Sports 2002, a group of 23 people
Dance Dance Revolution, a group of 22 people

Credits for this game were contributed by Huan-Hua Chye (37) and MAT (70534)