Merry Gear Solid 2: Ghosts of Christmas Past - Games

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Outer Savin’, three years after the Secret Santa Incident…
We had classified information that a new Santa had taken power.
The whole thing was naughty… but our noses had been out in
the cold too long.


Merry Gear Solid 2: Ghost of Christmas Past is the sequel to 2006’s Merry Gear Solid: Secret Santa. Set years after the events of the first game, Merry Gear Solid 2 sets Old Snake on an adventure to retrieve Santa’s Hat from an extremist group known as the Ghosts of Christmas Past. Using an array of new tools, and returning favorites, Solid Snake must infiltrate Outer Savin’ mall and prevent the Ghosts from taking control of the SOC (Spirit of Christmas) System.



100 Responses to “Merry Gear Solid 2: Ghosts of Christmas Past”

  1. CarCrashClutter Says:

  2. Koty Says:

    This game and the first one are epic. I am playing the first run through Merry 2 and I love the game. Hard since you have to run through the same areas but its cool since I get to candy cane the kids from earlier. Love the music though, is there a chance that you could put the album out so I could listen to it at anytime?

  3. DnBGundamu Says:

    Okay, all of this Underside talk is really getting old. Nagging him is not going to make it appear faster! The game will be ready when it is ready.
    ($15 says that it will come out before Half Life 3)
    Lol just kidding.

    But seriously, cut this nagging crap out.

  4. SHNGHN Says:

    Can’t beat the Christmas Ghost “Yet to come” How do I beat him? Yes, I got the P.S.G., but that’s not how I can beat him though.

  5. SHNGHN Says:

    …never mind. I figured it out. Anyways, here’s how to beat the Bosses.:

    Boss 1: Adjust the “Date & Time” to a week or 2 ahead.

    Boss 2: If you somehow had gotten rid of your “” file somehow, download a program called “WinRar”, then create your own “” file, then drag it to the “In-game screen” to get the “P.S.G.” Now put that item into the “Mailbox” you came across before the 2nd Boss Fight.

  6. jamie Says:

    how do you make these games what program do you use please tell me.

  7. Inamurei Says:

    As a speedrunner I do enjoy this game. The Out of Bounds thing appeared to happen as I was holding Control during the loading screen in prep to skip the first codec.

    Do love this game and hope to be able to get a sub 30 min time on it. Current pb is 33:21 as provided by the score screen. I expect to be able to improve that with a lot less continues (18 right now currently)

    Is Wise Man the highest rank? or is there a “Secret Santa” rank above that? I guess I’ll find out with more practice and a lower alert run.

    Thanks for making a great game.

  8. Mr. Podunkian Says:

    My personal best time is 26 minutes 2 seconds, which I did on Twitch live on air like four years ago (

    At the time, I was actually just gunning for the highest ranking in the game, which is “The Boss”. I don’t remember the specifics, but I remember it requires you to get through the game without triggering a single alert (obviously the dreaming guard in the beginning of the game, and the codec cutscene alerts don’t count).

    The bigger challenge is to get through the entire game collecting only two items (I believe the sock and the sleep grenades at the end). It’s very, very difficult to do, and requires you to really exploit the AI and timing. After really really experimenting with the game, I found that the sock isn’t exactly necessary (the only room it’s really needed for is the big metallic floored room where you find the Polar Gun) — though this is very, very, very difficult to do and I wouldn’t recommend figuring it out as it actually relies on some bugs in the AI, and the levels weren’t designed with not having the sock in mind.

    The last condition is a time limit, though I don’t remember exactly what it is.

    Having only 2 items and reaching the room where you get the Kissile Launcher will open up a very secret shortcut in that room, allowing you to take one of the (otherwise nonfunctional) elevators and skipping a big chunk of backtracking.

    Anyways, check out the videos I linked for some insight as to how it’s supposed to be done — I don’t think I’ve seen any other videos about it online.


  9. Inamurei Says:

    So I return! With the fastest time that your game has been beaten with “The Boss” rank that I know of.

    It took me a while to catch up to and figure out how match the screenshot of a 19:57 time. I then matched that time with 1 alert. Thus missing The Boss rank. And now I present!

    IGT completion of 19:39. I feel its an awesome run, and stuff can still be improved upon this time.
    It was done with v1.2. And yeah. Thanks for making such an awesome game. It was fun to speed through it :)

  10. David Says:

    What engine was this made in

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