Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Achievements

Only Skin Deep

Find every type of face paint    

This is a Metal Gear Solid 3 achievement.

Face paints, just as the Camouflages, are hidden throughout the game, or rewarded to the player for certain actions.

  • Infinity Face Paint: Catch a living Tsuchinoko. Check the Believe It or Not achievement for more info on how to do it. Keep it alive until you finish the game. You will receive the Infinity Face Paint for your next playthrough, which grants infinite ammo.
  • Zombie Face Paint: Found in Rassvet during Operation Snake Eater, behind the building.
  • Desert Face Paint: Found in Ponizovje Warehouse.
  • Oyama Face Paint: Found in Graniny Gorky Lab, Exterior. Check the air duct.
  • Water Face Paint: Found in Ponizovje South. Backtrack to this area after you defeat The Fear.
  • Snow Face Paint: Found in Bolshaya Past Base. Check the fox hole to the left of the central building.
  • Kabuki Face Paint: Found in Tikhogornyj. Before the waterfall at the bottom of the pool.

All other Face Paints are either present on your starting gear, or earned by beating the game (or choosing "I Like MGS3" when you start a New Game).

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Comment #1 by FoxyBoy1989
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 10:22:43 AM

How many are there?

Comment #2 by DamnedCyanide
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 01:38:51 PM

There are 12 face paints according to strategywiki:

No paint, Splitter, Woodland, Black, Oyama, Zombie, Desert, Kabuki, Snow, Water, Mask and Infinity face paint

Comment #3 by DamnedCyanide
Sunday, February 26, 2012 @ 07:59:14 AM

and some flags

Comment #4 by Azai alunya
Monday, March 19, 2012 @ 02:52:15 PM

Infinity facepaint you need to catch the rare serpent and keep it untill the end of the game.

Comment #5 by Dangerous Brian
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 10:12:11 AM

@2: I've got all those, are we sure there aren't more? I'v even got the flags and the Brown and Green ones for completing the game.

Comment #6 by IculdBanACIDENT
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 @ 05:46:50 AM

Does anyone know if you can catch two Tsuchinkos? I know you can catch one in the area of The Fear and in one of the areas where you fight The End, but I want to get this achievement AND King of The Jungle achievement. Anyone know if you can carry 2 Tsuchinkos so that one can be carried until the end of the game and one can be eaten?

Comment #7 by Dangerous Brian
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 @ 10:11:48 AM

@#2 & #5: Never mind, missed Kabuki.

@#6: You don't need to eat the Tsuchinko for it to count for The King of the Jungle achievement. There is only one in the game, but you can catch it at multiple locations. You need to catch it before Groznyj Grad (The Big Base) and you will need to catch it again in the area with the waterfall after escaping Groznyj Grad. I don't think it appears there if you don't have it in your inventory.

Comment #8 by xKodywithaKx
Sunday, May 06, 2012 @ 03:59:07 PM

Be sure to get the Water facepaint before you go off to fight The End, or else you'll have to do another playthrough for it.

Comment #9 by Asdfglkjhg
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 01:06:36 AM

Fuck me I thought the last face paint i needed was the infinity face paint but no its the kabuki and now i have to go for an 8th playthrough

Comment #10 by kintaris
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 06:23:31 PM

WARNING - I don't know if it's a consistent glitch, but I have seen several reports of people not getting this achievement if they do not pick 'I like MGS3' when starting a new game - regardless of whether they picked up all the face paints.

Even if you start a new game + from a completed save, and then receive all the national and extra face paints when you restart, the achievement STILL doesn't pop, even if you complete the whole game again on this save.

This has been cropping up on a number of FAQ sites, and has just happened to me. So now I'm facing having to play through the whole thing again on a completely new game (and therefore without any of my bonus items to speed things up), just to re-do what I have already painstakingly done. Irritating

Two things - one, apparently t

Comment #11 by kintaris
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 06:27:01 PM

*apparently the problem is only popping up with the most recent game update, so might get fixed and might not affect you if you haven't updated. Two, this seems to be the only achievement that is broken. Fashionista also didn't pop the first time around for me, even though I got everything. However it did at least work on a new game+, although I had to get all the way to the Maintenance Uniform again to receive it.

I think this is a widespread and annoying enough issue to mention in the road map, however as I'm new to contributing I have no idea how to go about getting this updated. Suffice it to say, PICK I LIKE MGS3 BEFORE YOU START YOUR ACHIEVEMENT RUN. If you don't, you're gonna have a bad time.

Comment #12 by krphilabaum
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 03:00:20 PM

Glad I read about the location of the Water face paint. Never found this back when playing original version. Hope this doesnt glitch now cause I didn't select I LIKE MGS3. Fingers crossed.

Comment #13 by Jamieson8
Saturday, November 02, 2013 @ 01:17:52 PM

I checked for the Zombie face paint before AND after submitting Ocelot and it wasn't there. I hate achievements that fuck me over like this.

Comment #14 by DamnedCyanide
Saturday, December 14, 2013 @ 12:51:45 PM

Now I have 22 face paints and still don't have this achievement, am I missing something?

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Game Info


US November 08, 2011
Europe February 03, 2012
Japan November 23, 2011

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