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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015)

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After awakening from a nine year coma, Big Boss forms a new mercenary group called, Diamond Dogs, and teams up with his former rival, Ocelot, to track down the men responsible for the destruction of MSF.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Venom Snake / Big Boss / Medic (voice)
Kazuhira Miller (voice)
Ocelot (voice)
Quiet (voice)
Huey Emmerich (voice)
Eli (voice)
Code Talker (voice)
Skull Face (voice)
Dave Fouquette ...
Man on Fire (voice)
Soldiers / Extras (voice) (as Philip Anthony Rodrigues)
Soldiers / Extras (voice)
Soldiers / Extras (voice)
Soldiers / Extras (voice) (as Matt Mercer)
Soldiers / Extras (voice)


In the aftermath of the events of "Ground Zeroes" and the destruction of Militaires Sans Frontières, Big Boss falls into a coma. Nine years later, he awakes and forms a new mercenary group, the Diamond Dogs. Now under the guise of the codename "Venom Snake", he ventures into Afghanistan during the Soviet war to track down the men responsible for MSF's destruction. Along the way, he becomes reacquainted with his former rival Ocelot and encounters a unit of warriors robbed of their past, present and future. While he and Kazuhira "Kaz" Miller are initially driven to exact revenge, Snake soon unearths a plot by the Cipher organization to develop a weapon with the potential to surpass even the Metal Gear system, and his mission quickly switches focus to ending this new threat. Written by Steven Vo

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Did You Know?


In an interview with Hideo Kojima, when asked about the game's title, he replied, "I want to kind of depict how you come back from war, and even if you make it back you won't be able to make it back unscratched. Even if you come back, there's some pain with you. I tried to depict this in my games. One way to do this is by my characters losing limbs, that's something I did want to put in the games." See more »


One of the gameplay mechanics is called "Reflex Mode", which slows down the time from the player's point-of-view when they have to react to having been visually caught by the enemy. However, the scientific definition for the word 'reflex' is "an involuntary movement in response to a stimulus." The correct term would be "Reaction Mode", as the scientific definition for 'reaction time' is "the elapsed time between a sensory stimulus and the subsequent behavioral response." See more »


Ocelot: Boss get down! The enemy sniper... stay low and crawl along the ground, that should enable you to sneak past enemies.
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Written by David Paich (uncredited) and Jeff Porcaro (uncredited)
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Best Metal Gear yet! (no spoilers)
3 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once you are dropped into the game, you are treated to beautiful cinematics and mystery. Even if you have played all of the games in the series, there is a lot of mystery and confusion. The game does a great job at revealing its story, and filling the past games' plot holes and "now I know now" moments.

The game-play of The Phantom Pain is more fluent and dense than any other in the series. From the facial animations to the crouch movement, You can clearly see the amazing effort Kojima Productions and Konami had put into this game. All of the good details, graphics, and animations all look perfect in the game's cut-scenes.

In The Phantom Pain, there is no longer the "stealth or guns- blazing" decision making. It is Unexplainable of how many ways you can infiltrate, kill, travel, or anything else (So many choices!). It has the most choices of game-play of any game EVER! Even so that I just can't explain it!

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is easily the BEST stealth oriented game to date, and the most game-play choices of any game in existence! Everybody should buy this game when the chance is given!

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