normal_guide_by_dlimes13

MGS2 Normal Guide (CW Bombs, Socom Strats)

Last Updated: July 12, 2019

Here is an up-to-date guide for Normal difficulty for MGS2. This involves clockwise bomb disposal and not picking up the M9, along with most of the fastest strats with a few minor variations. It is one video edited and stitched together for efficiency, but does a good job of explaining how to do just about everything with button inputs. Demonstrated on the PC version, but applies to HD Collection as well. Most of it applies to PS2, but there are some instances where areas won't (elevator clip vs. swim glitch for example). If anybody has questions, feedback, etc., feel free to reach out to me, join our Discord, etc. Thanks to Tyler2022 and PlatonicGuy for letting me use their clips.

Timestamps:

  • 0:00 Intro & Initial Settings
  • 2:48 Start to Deck-C
  • 4:58 Deck-C to Olga
  • 6:37 Olga (Left & Right)
  • 9:19 Post-Olga to Deck-C
  • 10:05 Deck-C (After Olga)
  • 11:34 Deck-B to Deck-2
  • 14:19 Deck-2 to Guard Rush
  • 15:42 Guard Rush (Socom)
  • 16:50 Hold No. 1 & Ladder Glitch
  • 20:10 Hold No. 2
  • 21:35 Hold No. 3/2 Spot & 3 Spot Photos/End of Tanker
  • 24:30 Plant Start to Stillman
  • 29:58 Bomb Disposal Start to Strut E, Heliport (Clockwise Bombs)
  • 33:24 Strut E, Heliport to Strut A, Pump Room
  • 35:59 Strut A, Pump Room to Bomb Disposal End (Caution & No Caution for Strut A)
  • 42:03 To Fortune
  • 45:47 Fortune
  • 48:12 Post Fortune to Fatman
  • 52:11 Fatman (Socom + Claymore)
  • 52:51 Post Fatman to Shell 1 Core, 1F
  • 55:16 Shell 1 Core to Ames
  • 59:56 Shell 1 Exit to Shell 1-2 Connecting Bridge (Safe, Risky, Risky Failed Backup)
  • 1:05:14 Shell 1-2 Connecting Bridge Sensors
  • 1:06:44 Harrier (4 Shot)
  • 1:10:21 Harrier (5 Shot)
  • 1:11:52 Harrier (5 + 1 Shot)
  • 1:15:16 Harrier (Ideal/Perfect)
  • 1:16:22 Post Harrier/Perimeter/To Shell 2 Core
  • 1:20:23 Shell 2 Core, 1F to President
  • 1:24:38 Swim Glitch (Credit to Tyler2022 for Clip)
  • 1:26:37 Regular Swimming to Vamp 1
  • 1:27:54 Vamp 1 (Lethal & Non-Lethal)
  • 1:32:09 Post Vamp 1 & Emma Swimming
  • 1:35:06 Shell 2 Exit to Sniping Section
  • 1:39:10 Sniping Section
  • 1:45:45 Vamp 2 to Arsenal Gear (Safe & Fast)
  • 1:49:10 Arsenal Gear - Jejunum (Safe & Risky)
  • 1:51:04 Arsenal Gear - Ascending Colon
  • 1:52:54 Tengu 1 (Stuns & AK)
  • 1:55:58 Tengu 2 (Stinger & AK/H.F. Blade)
  • 2:01:24 MG-RAYs (Safe & Risky Intro)
  • 2:12:12 Torture & Solidus (Bait Rockets & Loop) (Credit to PlatonicGuy for Loop Clip)
  • 2:17:57 Closing & Final Thoughts

Additional notes:

  • 1. Tanker part of the guide, quality was rendered a little bit lower for whatever reason.
  • 2. Deck-C camera roll coming back is NOT in the guide (as in not getting the Alert). I did not notice this until after the guide was rendered, but the roll is a bit inconsistent anyway. Typically you'd roll at the start of the rail like the other side, but sometimes it does not work. Will upload a clip to demo this soon.
  • 3. Right Olga strat has a faster method that was developed after this guide was made. Will upload a clip to demo this soon.
  • normal_guide_by_dlimes13.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/07/16 12:09
  • by dlimes13