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
In Outer Heaven... Men Become Demons.
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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
Boss get down! The enemy sniper... stay low and crawl along the ground, that should enable you to sneak past enemies.
It is no nation we inhabit, but a language. Make no mistake; our native tongue is our true fatherland. - Emil Cioran, Romanian Philosopher. See more
Written by David Paich
(uncredited) and Jeff Porcaro
Performed by Toto See more