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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

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Great Dane in Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

Great Dane443 (80)

Collect all dog tags

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Gregor Lenko
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Gregor Lenko
Achievement won on 07 May 12
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Posted on 23 April 12 at 19:05, Edited on 26 July 13 at 01:46
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I take no credit for the guides or videos and have thanked the creators of the linked items. The tips come from my own experience on Extreme.

If you find that the link for the spreadsheet is not working, can you please send me a message on TA or XBL and I will fix it. Thanks

N.B. Tanker tags are not required for this achievement, only the Plant tags, but I will leave in the Tanker tag guide for those who want to get them all.

N.B. For the achievement you are only required to collect enough Dogtags to unlock Wig A (Blue Wig Infinite Oxygen).
This is 218 Dogtags in total.

I would recommend that you collect as many tags as possible on easier difficulties to lessen the load on Extreme. There are only 242 Total tags on the Plant episode and the excel file I have provided gives you a breakdown of how many Tags are in each difficulty.

As far as collecting Tags goes I have been following these two guides. These guides contain the correct names for all Tags in the PAL MGS HD Collection. If you should accidentally kill someone or set off an alert, I found it easier to either die in the room where the mistake was made or jump off a bridge. You will still have the tags you have taken, the room will be reset and you wont have lost any precious health, very important on Extreme!

Credit to ZeroVirus and PackingHeat for these walkthroughs.


You will need to complete 5 playthroughs on the Plant, from Very Easy to Extreme, the achievement will pop after you unlock the Blue Wig on the Plant following the credits on your fifth playthrough.


I have used the above guides to create this excel checklist, you can use any character in the Taken column as the totals are 'count' not 'sum'.

Some tips for the Extreme run through, after all you have to complete the game to get the equipment unlocked.

I made a point of not using rations in boss fights (apart from one in the Ray fight and the other with Solidus ) as I didn’t know when I would be able to collect more, but as described in the linked Plant guide, there are a couple of guards who can be frisked while tranq’d to get Rations. If you are using the stealth suit it is easy to knock these guards out, frisk them for the ration and then wake them up with coolant, you can then leave the area and return to collect another ration.

I would recommend trying to carry two rations into the Metal Gear Ray fight as I used one there and saved one for Solidus.

Now by the time you get to Hard and Extreme you should have the Infinite Ammo Wig and the stealth suit. I recommend using both, especially on Extreme. You can hold up a guard wearing the stealth suit
and then switch to the Ammo wig before shooting him (he won't be able to see you until you do!). Just keep a hold of your L1 and then hold your L2 to switch, I have it set to Previous so for me it is just a tap of L2, but go with whichever you find most comfortable.

I would recommend saving your game at the start of a boss fight, you can always come back to it when you have calmed down and are ready
for another dig. :)


She is a tricky one. Try using a box. Credit to rey2jps3 for this Vid:


It took me a few tries but I didn't find him that tricky. Use the infinity ammo wig, defuse the bomb on the big container to your southeast first. Then pin him with shots to put him down, shoot him in the head, reload and repeat. Make sure you don't get too far from the last bomb so you have time to defuse it. If you are lucky he will come stand by you while you defuse the one on the small box, so you can fill him with lead again. If you can keep knocking him down before he places the next batch of bombs you will have him done in no time.

Just remember that the fight doesn't end until he is dead and the bombs are defused, no point in trying to take him out if there's 10secs left and a bomb ticking.


This part has high annoyance value. Credit to SinfulOcelot for this vid.

You can get a few missiles on him right at the start so pick up the stinger and look up the way you are facing.


If you lost any health to mines on the way to Vamp you will have a full health bar at the end of this fight so don’t bother using a ration here.
Vamp can be taken down very easily on all difficulties with the Nikita.

Shoot him in the head at the start. Then run to northwest corner (the doorway through which you will exit at the end of the battle) and lie down facing into the room. Equip your Nikita and wait for Vamp to land in the walkway, it will usually be directly in front of you or to your right. Fire your missile and guide it into his legs. Rinse and repeat. Make sure you get the missile away in good time, if it hits him when it’s near you, it may kill you or at least do some serious damage.

P.s. When you come back through here there are hidden claymores on the left hand side of this room. There is also a hidden claymore in the locker on the right side of where you find Emma, if you see an Easter Island Statue, don’t get in!

Emma Overwatch

You will need to set yourself up lying down next to the fence on your left hand side, from this spot you can see all the claymores that have been placed, including the partially hidden one on the third walkway. This is also a decent angle to take down Vamp.

You will also need to switch to Thermal to see the claymores, this obviously means that you are using precious ammo.

Snake will not shoot anything that you cannot see, and he cuts it fine for when he appears, you need to take out the claymores on the first walkway yourself, and I would advise taking out the first few on the third walkway, do them all if you can but remember to save Pentazamine for Vamp’s appearance.

Try and take out the first walkway mines without Pent, but you are a better MGS sniper than I if you can clear the third walkway mines without a little something to steady your nerves!
This section isn’t too bad once you have learned when and where the guards appear, but it really sucks for Emma to get blown up by a claymore that you couldn’t see.

Tengu Room 1 and 2

Credit to TheSeraphim17

I followed the techniques shown in these two vids for rooms one and two, this guy is doing Euro Extreme and it works for Extreme too.

Room 1 – Tranq Snake and Peek over boxes, coolant and shoot the sword guys until they stop spawning. Ammo wig makes this section a lot easier.

Room 2 – Sword, blocking and Body Armor.

Metal Gear Rays

Knee then face, keep moving when you hear the beeps! No easy way round this one..

You need to take the health down on the first three at the start or they will keep spamming missiles.

As soon as you equip the stinger, start tapping the X button to get the stingers away quickly. Go knee then face on middle ray, then right ray, then left ray. If you are quick enough you can double hit each one two times and then another set on the middle to start the center arena fight.
I had a few occasions where they changed routine and it didn’t go to plan as above.

If this happens to you, you can either take a fall and restart or your other option is to keeping avoiding missiles until one of them get the gatling gun out. Roll to avoid this and you should have time to get the knee and face hit in on one of them.

The video below by Seraphim17 is on EuroExtreme but the same principles apply.

Don’t take any unnecessary risks, keep baiting them to get the water cannon and then get the hits in. As soon as the center ray is done, try to get some shots on the two outside rays.

Most important is you do not want to see those two missiles coming from the Ray’s knees. Try and stay close enough that he either gets his gun out, and when you see this move in towards so he puts it away and then run sideways to whichever leg is closest. Providing you are not in the middle the water cannon will miss and you should have time for a couple of free shots.

Be warned if you get too close it will stamp on you, when it switches to an ‘overhead’ camera it is lining up a stamp. Roll away from this otherwise you will get knocked down, you may be able to get up and roll away but the odds are not great.

If the Ray is definitely moving away from you and you don’t think you will be able to get close before he fires the knee missiles, put a shot on him, preferably knee to give you the face shot, but a hit to either knee or face will interrupt the knee missile attack allowing you to get in close.
You will have to kill twenty and the final set are the G series.

Once again a video from Seraphim17

I got through the choke scene by tapping furiously with my finger. You may need a turbo pad but I didn’t find it that bad.

As far as the fight goes, I think Seraphim17 has it covered completely.
Just be patient when fighting Solidus’ first form, get two hits in then wait for him to bring his swords up before the third strike which Solidus should block, repeat this until he shakes off his tentacles and then you should be ok with blocking his attacks.

I used the techniques described by Seraphim and they worked perfectly for me.

All in all, quite a time consuming achievement but one that I found thoroughly enjoyable, if not a little frustrating at times.
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