Virtually Impossible achievement in Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

Virtually Impossible

Complete all VR and Alternative missions

Virtually Impossible+1.5
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How to unlock the Virtually Impossible achievement

  • Dat Boi TreezyDat Boi Treezy690,773
    08 Apr 2012 08 Apr 2012 15 Apr 2012
    59 1 53
    Joocifer's solution has got pretty much everything covered. What I'd like to do here is offer a slightly different approach to the tough VR missions you will have to pass as Snake in his MGS1 form.

    For starters you will need to pass all of the other VR Missions as Snake (MGS2), Pliskin and Tuxedo Snake before taking on the Classic Snake VR Missions. As expected Classic Snake missions are very hard and to add on to the difficulty, the radar is switched off for ALL of Classic Snake's missions! To aid anyone struggling with these missions, I have made videos with commentary covering almost every Classic Snake mission.
    I know that you can find anything you need via YouTube but what I try to do with my videos is make the missions as straight-forward, simple and easy as possible for those viewing, kind of like a Snake VR Training for dummies, or should I say rookies in this case. Of course, you will need to be skilled enough just to reach this set of missions so all shouldn't be so bad if you've made it this far.

    I won't post up all the videos separately as I do have each individual set of missions in a handy playlist via YouTube (ie. Elimination Mode, Bomb Disposal Mode etc etc), instead, I'll just post up the first mission of each category.

    I hope these videos do help people out and if anyone needs help with the earlier stages of Snake, I can make more videos if you'd like me to (to a certain extent). Here's the links to each of the playlist:

    Sneaking - Sneaking Levels as Snake (MGS1)

    Sneaking - Elimination Levels as Snake (MGS1)

    Weapons Level(s) as Snake (MGS1)
    Weapon levels are purely skill-based and don't really allow for much advice besides aim & shoot. If anyone is really struggling with a particular weapon I'd be happy to try and help out.

    Variety Mode as Snake (MGS1)

    Bomb Disposal Mode as Snake (MGS1)

    Elimination Mode as Snake (MGS1)

    Hold Up Mode as Snake (MGS1)

    Good luck!

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    Desi ShinobiI literally given up for now, this is possibly the hardest thing I ever encountered in my gaming history.
    Posted by Desi Shinobi on 12 Jan at 23:20
    CALQL8TD MADMAN@ Desi Shinobi Im just curious as you have some pretty impressive completions, Would you say it's harder to 100% MGS2 or DMC5? This achievement is definitely up there for hardest achievement I've obtained aswell but the FFIX jump rope achievement took me a good 30+ hours and I nearly lost the plot and started smashing things quite a few times before I finally got it.
    Posted by CALQL8TD MADMAN on 04 Feb at 15:01
    Desi Shinobi@CALQL8TD MADMAN, Hello mate, this mission on MGS2 is 10x harder than the whole of DMC5 imo. I have beaten DMC5 and DMC5SE and their difficulty doesn't compare to this mission.

    I heard about that jump rope achievement, respect for doing it legit too! I heard people have been hacking it on PC to get that achievement. I have been meaning to start that game but just like you, I probably lose my nut trying to achieve it.
    Posted by Desi Shinobi on 04 Feb at 16:29
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  • JoociferJoocifer415,708
    06 Dec 2011 06 Dec 2011 25 Jul 2012
    34 5 23
    you dont need to get the highest score or even score in the top 3, but be aware that there are hundreds of missions and they may start off easy, but they get "virtually impossible" :P
    as giving you tips for every single mission would cause this site to crash :p, this video should help you as it did me (atleast with the later missions)
    goodluck! :)
    PS: the video is 7 hours, but it took me 26Hrs 32Mins, just a heads up.
    PPS: if you dont wanna have to scan thru that long video every time you hit a snag, there are plenty of guides out there on youtube that are much more specific 8)
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    Wolfie9985Just got this one. Only took 37hours...
    The hanging-drop ones I found the hardest, although it did take me 126 attempts to beat MGS1 Snake Variety1 :/
    I didnt use the 7hour video, I just searched on youtube for a characters missions and it shows a few results.
    Tip for MGS1 Snake Zako survival against the Tengus...use the coolant and M9. Never would of thought of that, but it works beautifully every time!
    One of the few achievements that truely feels "achieved".
    Posted by Wolfie9985 on 01 Apr 12 at 20:24
    UziRyder38PPS thumbs up!
    Posted by UziRyder38 on 07 Apr 12 at 19:39
    I experienced a bug in MGS1 VR variety 1 where only 30 enemies spawned. So I had to do that one again. It seems to be an uncommon bug which exists on the PS3 version too. So be prepared that you might have to do it twice, as I had to.
    Posted on 04 Jul 12 at 11:29
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