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PSX PC Control
Neutral lstick or Neutral dpad
  • Move Snake.
  • Aim weapons.
  • Look around in First-Person View.
Cross button
  • Crouch/Stand up.
  • Cancel menu selections.
Circle button
  • Executes a punch combo attack.
  • Knock on walls when pressed up against one.
  • Activate buttons.
  • Climb ladders.
  • Confirm menu selections.
Square button
  • Hold to draw your current weapon. Release to fire it.
  • When unarmed, grab and strangle enemies.
Triangle hold Hold to enter First-Person View.
L2 button Hold to open the Item Menu.
R2 button Hold to open the Weapon Menu.
L1 button
  • Unequip your current item, or equip the last one you had if you don't have an item equipped.
  • Sidestep to the left in First-Person View.
R1 button
  • Unequip your current weapon, or equip the last one you had if you don't have a weapon equipped.
  • Sidestep to the right in First-Person View.
  • Double-tap to reload instantly.
Select button Use the Codec.
Start button Pause the game.

GameCube controls[edit]

Button Control
Neutral control or Neutral dpad
  • Move Snake.
  • Aim weapons.
  • Look around/aim in First-Person View.
A button
  • Hold to draw your current weapon. Release to fire it.
  • When unarmed, grab and strangle enemies.
  • Activate buttons.
  • Confirm menu selections.
B button
  • Executes a punch combo attack.
  • Knock on walls when pressed up against one.
  • Zoom in when using scope/PSG1.
  • Cancel menu selections.
X button
  • Crouch/stand up.
  • Drop down when hanging from railings.
  • Zoom out when using scope/PSG1.
Y button
  • Climb ladders.
  • Open/close lockers.
  • Hang down from railings.
  • Climb up onto slightly higher platforms.
Z button Hold/press to enter First-Person View.
L button
  • Hold to open the Item Menu.
  • Press lightly to unequip your current item, or equip the last one you had if you don't have an item equipped.
  • Sidestep to the left in First-Person View or Corner View.
  • Peek left in Corner View.
R button
  • Hold to open the Weapon Menu.
  • Press lightly to uequip your current weapon, or equip the last one you had if you don't have a weapon equipped.
  • Sidestep to the right in First-Person View or Corner View.
  • Peek right in Corner View.
  • Double-tap lightly to reload instantly.
  • Zoom in during cutscenes.
Start button + A button Use the Codec.
Start button + B button View the map.
Neutral cstick Move the camera during cutscenes and Corner View.