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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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Not for any nation. Not for any ideology. Not for justice. Not for honor. Not for power. Not for the future. Not for love. Not for peace. Only for revenge. See more »


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There is a cutscene that is a callback for long time Metal Gear fans. Early in the game, you will randomly trigger a cutscene at Mother Base, where Ocelot gives a soldier specific shooting advice, telling him that flair and customization have no place on the battlefield. He also comments about his shooting technique, and how he jams his gun. This is a nod to Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, where Naked Snake gives a similar speech to a young Ocelot, who was once like that. In Metal Gear Solid 3, Ocelot also shot his gun with a flashy style that ended up jamming the weapon, which ultimately led Naked Snake to giving him the tip to use a Revolver instead. See more »


When obtaining a Russian translator, there are subtitles to translate the Soviet dialogue. However, there are inaccuracies. Namely, when a Soviet soldier yells "Suka!" the text reads "Damn!". "Suka" actually means "Bitch" while "Chyort" is what really means "Damn". See more »


Punished Snake: I won't scatter your sorrow to the heartless sea. I will always be with you.
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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 »


Follows Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008) See more »


Diamonds & Rust
Performed by Joan Baez (and covered by Judas Priest)
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Great game
8 October 2015 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" (2015) is truly an amazing experience. Hands down this is one of the most addictive games i have played in a very long while. It has tons of action, sneaking, hiding, crouching and etc. Controls are amazing, it is not even boring to run trough the open world maps on your foot. Graphics are gorgeous, game play is amazing. Story was good, but since the only Metal Gear game i have played before was 1st part (back in 1998), i didn't understood lots of characters, but that is not a problem, there are plenty of greatly voiced tapes which you can listen even during missions which are informative. I liked the extraction thing - genius. Mother base was also very cool thing, but i have 1 complaint. After collecting lots of stuff to mother base like gun turrets, emplacement, tanks guns and so on, it kinda don't have any real payoff at mother base except that security unit gets more points. but that is it, it kinda useless to bring whole stuff up there - or maybe i'm wrong but at this point i'm completed 64% of game - i finished main story and i'm at about 82% of side missions but still there was no effect of bringing all stuff to mother base except soldiers. Anyway that is a minor complain. because everything else in this game rocks.

Overall, whether you have played just one Metal Gear Solid game before or none, The Phantom Pain" is a must play to everyone, because everyone will find here something he will love. Great game, not the best ever, but great one.

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