Middle East Red Zone Northwest Sector

Red Zone

The Red Zone is a location within a Middle Eastern city.


Guns of the Patriots Incident

See also: Liquid Sun, Solid Sun, Third Sun, Twin Suns, Old Sun, and Naked Sin/Naked Son

After Solid Snake managed to evade several Gekko, he proceeded through the Red Zone in order to rendezvous with the Metal Gear Mk. II, which Otacon had used to scout ahead. Meanwhile, a group of local militiamen were gunned down by Praying Mantis PMC soldiers, who were accompanied by a Stryker. Eventually, Snake located the Mk. II within an abandoned building.

Following this, Snake watched as Slider drones attacked a nearby building as a PMC force spearheaded by a second Stryker assaulted the entrance to a militia safehouse. Snake made his way through this entrance.

Behind the scenes

Red Zone appears in Act 1, Liquid Sun, of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

"Red Zone" is a term designating unsafe areas in Iraq after the 2003 invasion by the United States, Britain, and other allies. It is contrasted with the high-security sector of Baghdad called the Green Zone.

Red Zone was once called "Red Zone Medina" in early gameplay videos. The name Medina can be generally related to a city in Saudi Arabia, but is not limited to other locations in the world. It is unknown why the name was taken out in the final version.


At one point, the player can have Snake climb onto a statue's podium and pose as the missing statue, with Snake grabbing the middle one's crotch. If the player does this too many times, however, the crotch will break off, resulting in an alert phase.

Destroying the two Strykers will convince the Rebels that Snake is friendly towards them, and they will not attack him after this unless he attacks them first.

Red Zone: Northwest Sector

  • Petrol bomb x2
  • Rations x4
  • Compress x4
  • 5.56x45mm x11
  • Noodles x2
  • Cardboard box
  • Regain

Red Zone

  • Cardboard box
  • Compress x2
  • Playboy
  • Rations x5
  • Regain
  • 5.56x45mm x7
  • RPG-7 x2
  • Noodles
  • Anest. (.22)

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