The voices of Liquid and Solid Snake reunite to perform The Night Before Metal Gear

Hideo Kojima may have replaced David Hayter in Metal Gear Solid 5, but he'll never replace him in our hearts. We haven't heard much of Snake's true voice in the past few years, and if I had to guess how I'd next hear it, "reading a Metal Gear-inspired version of The Night Before Christmas" would not have been my first guess. But here we are.

Liquid Snake actor Cam Clarke brought Hayter along to perform "The Night Before Metal Gear" in his signature gravelly voice, and they both ham it up appropriately. There are some great lines in there, too:

Visions of FOXDIE danced in their heads.

When what do my wondering eyes did appear, but a great big Hind D. What's a gunship doing here!?

Otacon spoke not a word, but went straight to his work. He unleashed the Mk. II, turned it loose on those jerks.

It's just an all-around delightful six minutes. According to Clarke's Facebook post, Hayter wrote the whole parody in about 20 minutes. Is there anything Solid Snake can't do?

Wes Fenlon
Senior Editor

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter and Tested before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.

When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old Final Fantasy or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).