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,... See full summary »




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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)
Zero (voice)
Code Talker (voice)
Skull Face (voice)
Dave Fouquette ...
Man on Fire (voice)
Clayton Martin ...
Soldiers / Extras (voice)
Soldiers / Extras (voice)
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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When working on Metal Gear games, Hideo Kojima deals with problems similar to those of film director Alfred Hitchcock. Hitchcock needed the audience to become attached to the characters in his more thrilling movies. To achieve this he would feature ordinary people as main characters, making them more relatable to the audience. Metal Gear characters continue to develop deeper lore as the franchise goes on, making them harder for new characters to relate to. This is why The Phantom Pain begins with Big Boss waking from a nine year coma. Everything from the past can be revealed to both Big Boss and the player without it feeling overbearing. See more »


At a certain place in the game, "qarya Sakhra Ee", there is a tape playing Europe's "The Final Countdown". As the game is supposed to be set in 1984, this would be incorrect as the track was not released until in 1986. See more »


Kazuhira Miller: Cypher sent us to a hell but we are going even deeper. Take back everything that we have lost.
Punished Snake: Kaz, I'm already a demon.
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Crazy Credits

There is a final conversation after the credits. In it, Miller and Ocelot discuss Big Boss's plans. While Ocelot supports it, Miller, disgusted at his former ally's deception, agrees to continue assisting the Phantom and Big Boss's sons only in hopes of contributing to the real Big Boss's downfall. The two nonetheless agree to work together until the inevitable conflict between Big Boss's sons begins. See more »


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Performed by Joan Baez and Ennio Morricone
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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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