Unveiling the Hidden Radio Stations in Metal Gear Solid 3


The Metal Gear Solid series has earned a reputation for its clever easter eggs and occasional humor-driven fourth-wall-breaking moments. One standout example of this can be found in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eaterwhere players can discover secret radio channels. These hidden frequencies offer a range of unique abilities that Naked Snake can tap into during the campaign, from unlocking doors to miraculously restoring stamina. In this guide, we’ll explore the secret radio stations in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

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Among these hidden frequencies, the healing channels stand out as the most useful of the secret radio stations in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Their operation is straightforward: tuning into a specific frequency initiates the playback of a particular song.

Upon listening to this song, Naked Snake’s stamina is restored to its maximum level. This can prove to be incredibly useful, particularly for players aiming to achieve a flawless Foxhound run of the game. It should be noted the frequencies for these healing stations vary depending on the difficulty level you select.

Below is the list of all healing channels in MGS3:

Very Easy/Easy:

  • 140.01 – Salty Catfish / 66 Boys
  • 140.52 – Rock Me Baby / 66 Boys
  • 141.24 – Sea Breeze / Sergei Mantis
  • 142.94 – Pillow Talk / Starry K.
  • 144.06 – Jumpin’ Johnny / Chunk Raspberry
  • 147.08 – Surfing Guitar / 66 Boys
  • 147.59 – Sailor / Starry K.
  • 149.53 – Don’t Be Afraid / Rika Muranaka

Normal:

  • 141.85 – Don’t Be Afraid / Rika Muranaka
  • 142.09 – Sea Breeze / Sergei Mantis
  • 143.32 – Sailor / Starry K.
  • 144.86 – Jumpin’ Johnny / Chunk Raspberry
  • 145.83 – Salty Catfish / 66 Boys
  • 146.65 – Rock Me Baby / 66 Boys
  • 148.39 – Surfing Guitar / 66 Boys
  • 148.96 – Pillow Talk / Starry K.

Hard:

  • 141.42 – Salty Catfish / 66 Boys
  • 141.59 – Surfing Guitar / 66 Boys
  • 143.83 – Rock Me Baby / 66 Boys
  • 144.25 – Pillow Talk / Starry K.
  • 144.63 – Don’t Be Afraid / Rika Muranaka
  • 143.97 – Sailor / Starry K.
  • 147.96 – Jumpin’ Johnny / Chunk Raspberry
  • 145.72 – Sea Breeze / Sergei Mantis

Extreme:

  • 140.16 – Pillow Talk / Starry K.
  • 141.42 – Salty Catfish / 66 Boys
  • 146.45 – Surfing Guitar / 66 Boys
  • 148.66 – Rock Me Baby / 66 Boys
  • 149.39 – Don’t Be Afraid / Rika Muranaka
  • 142.42 – Sailor / Starry K.
  • 145.18 – Sea Breeze / Sergei Mantis
  • 148.78 – Jumpin’ Johnny / Chunk Raspberry
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The HD collection version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eaterawarded achievements/trophies for tuning in to a single station and for discovering all of them. With the upcoming release of Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1which uses the HD version, it’s anticipated that these will again be part of its list.

Snake calling on his radio in Metal Gear Solid 3
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All air strike channels in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

The radio in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater serves a tactical purpose as well. When you find yourself in a tight spot during an alert phase, there are hidden frequencies that allow you to request fire support. It’s worth noting that these frequencies differ depending on your location within the game, and they also again change with each chosen difficulty level.

Very Easy/Easy:

  • 140.73 – Bolshaya Past South
  • 145.28 – Ponizovje West
  • 143.89 – Ponizovje Warehouse: Exterior
  • 144.03 – Humble Warehouse
  • 143.61 – Graniny Gorki Lab Exterior Yard
  • 144.93 – Svyatogornyj West
  • 147.04 – Svyatogornyj East
  • 143.98 – Krasnogorje Mountain Base
  • 144.39 – Krasnogorje Mountainside
  • 143.56 – Krasnogorje Mountaintop
  • 149.06 – Zaozyorje East

Normal:

  • 141.62 – Bolshaya Past South
  • 142.12 – Ponizovje West
  • 147.32 – Ponizovje Warehouse: Exterior
  • 148.56 – Humble Warehouse
  • 146.74 – Graniny Gorki Lab Exterior Yard
  • 141.31 – Svyatogornyj West
  • 149.29 – Svyatogornyj East
  • 145.68 – Krasnogorje Mountain Base
  • 147.90 – Krasnogorje Mountainside
  • 140.09 – Krasnogorje Mountaintop
  • 146.33 – Zaozyorje East

Hard:

  • 147.23 – Bolshaya Past South
  • 140.36 – Ponizovje West
  • 144.19 – Ponizovje Warehouse: Exterior
  • 142.91 – Humble Warehouse
  • 149.84 – Graniny Gorki Lab Exterior Yard
  • 141.79 – Svyatogornyj West
  • 142.86 – Svyatogornyj East
  • 149.52 – Krasnogorje Mountain Base
  • 149.12 – Krasnogorje Mountainside
  • 142.29 – Krasnogorje Mountaintop
  • 148.31 – Zaozyorje East

Extreme:

  • 146.14 – Bolshaya Past South
  • 143.20 – Ponizovje West
  • 148.98 – Ponizovje Warehouse: Exterior
  • 140.22 – Humble Warehouse
  • 147.82 – Graniny Gorki Lab Exterior Yard
  • 145.80 – Svyatogornyj East
  • 141.03 – Krasnogorje Mountain Base
  • 146.46 – Krasnogorje Mountainside
  • 145.99 – Krasnogorje Mountaintop
  • 146.82 – Zaozyorje East
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All alert status disappear channels in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

If you prefer avoiding air strikes and hope to make the alert phase vanish entirely, then these next secret radio stations are for you! You can activate these frequencies during evasion mode, and like magic, the alert disappears. Keep in mind, though, that similar to the previous frequencies, these codes vary depending on which difficulty setting you are playing on.

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Very Easy/Easy:

  • 143.03 – Bolshaya Past South
  • 149.75 – Ponizovje Warehouse: Exterior
  • 149.63 – Humble Warehouse
  • 149.90 – Graniny Gorki Lab 1F/2F
  • 148.87 – Svyatogornyj West
  • 146.59 – Svyatogornyj East
  • 145.94 – Krasnogorje Mountainside
  • 140.15 – Krasnogorje Mountaintop
  • 143.16 – Groznyj Grad 1F Southwest Section
  • 147.49 – Groznyj Grad 1F Northwest Section
  • 143.94 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing

Normal:

  • 147.11 – Bolshaya Past South
  • 149.46 – Bolshaya Past Base
  • 140.61 – Ponizovje West
  • 141.45 – Humble Warehouse
  • 142.79 – Svyatogornyj West
  • 148.04 – Svyatogornyj East
  • 146.67 – Krasnogorje Mountainside
  • 141.98 – Krasnogorje Mountaintop
  • 141.53 – Groznyj Grad 1F Northeast Section
  • 144.40 – Groznyj Grad 1F Southeast Section
  • 144.61 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing

Hard

  • 146.20 – Dolinovodno
  • 146.91 – Bolshaya Past South
  • 145.42 – Ponizovje West
  • 142.48 – Humble Warehouse
  • 144.87 – Graniny Gorki Lab B1 East
  • 145.59 – Svyatogornyj West
  • 142.03 – Svyatogornyj East
  • 140.94 – Krasnogorje Mountain Base
  • 140.58 – Krasnogorje Mountaintop
  • 147.54 – Groznyj Grad 1F Southwest Section
  • 146.08 – Groznyj Grad 1F Southeast Section
  • 147.65 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing

Extreme

  • 142.65 – Dolinovodno
  • 144.52 – Bolshaya Past South
  • 143.72 – Humble Warehouse
  • 145.07 – Graniny Gorki Lab 1F/2F
  • 145.31 – Graniny Gorki Lab B1 East
  • 144.28 – Svyatogornyj West
  • 147.79 – Svyatogornyj East
  • 148.54 – Krasnogorje Mountain Base
  • 148.26 – Krasnogorje Mountaintop
  • 140.47 – Groznyj Grad 1F Northwest Section
  • 141.17 – Groznyj Grad 1F Northeast Section
  • 144.14 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing
Screenshot of Snake eating in Metal Gear Solid 3
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All door unlocking channels in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Finally, certain frequencies grant you the ability to unlock doors within the Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab later in the narrative. Once a door is unlocked, it stays open for the remainder of the game. In particular, you can discover the Scorpion weapon on the 1st floor of the East Wing.

Very Easy/Easy:

  • 148.13 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 1F Eastern Door
  • 147.86 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 2F Northern Door
  • 145.86 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 1F Western Door
  • 143.45 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 2F Southern Door
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Normal:

  • 148.13 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 1F Eastern Door
  • 147.86 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 2F Northern Door
  • 145.86 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 1F Western Door
  • 143.45 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 2F Southern Door

Hard:

  • 144.41 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 1F Eastern Door
  • 147.86 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 2F Northern Door
  • 146.95 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 1F Western Door
  • 140.30 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 2F Southern Door

Extreme:

  • 141.06 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 1F Eastern Door
  • 149.48 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 2F Northern Door
  • 142.81 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 1F Western Door
  • 142.57 – Groznyj Grad Weapons Lab East Wing 2F Southern Door

The most well-known secret radio station in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is 144.75. This frequency is etched onto a board by The Sorrow, and if you press the right button during a cutscene, you can see it. This particular frequency offers an easy solution to unlock a door in the narrative –one that Naked Snake would much prefer to be open.

All the other frequencies listed in this guide are typically acquired through the interrogation of guards. This makes you wonder how these guards are aware of the existence of these seemingly magical healing radio waves in the first place! Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is full of other fun radio conversations, such as the option to contact Sigint while sporting zombie face paint or engaging Para-Medic in a discussion about James Bond. If you find the opportunity, it’s well worth sitting down and exploring the multitude of interactions you can have through the radio feature.

The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 will launch on October 24, 2023, across various platforms, including the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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