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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015)

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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)
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?


According to Hideo Kojima, Quiet's arrival on Mother Base is a homage to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, more specifically the infiltration entry paths for Solid Snake and Raiden during the Tanker and Plant Chapters, respectively. 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 »


[First Lines]
Skull Face: You look well-rested, Big Boss... My, my, how you've changed. You became a demon for such little weapons as that?
Skull Face: Well, I'm sure you'll see the bigger picture eventually. If you get out of here alive. Rest in peace, this time. I'll see you in Hell! "Boss!"
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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 »


Diamonds & Rust
Performed by Joan Baez (and covered by Judas Priest)
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Hideo Kojima is gaming's Stanley Kubrick.
11 October 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain is the penultimate journey in Hideo Kojima's classic saga; even though it's a prequel there is a good deal of surprises to be found in the story. The gameplay is nothing short of phenomenal and there's so much attention to detail graphically and narratively speaking.

The Phantom Pain is a gaming experience to be remembered for generations to come. Its immersion for the players is unsurpassed, its atmosphere phenomenal, its story a bit sparse yet massive in scope and ambition. Hideo Kojima has made the 2001: A Space Odyssey of video games right here. There's endless subtexts throughout, visually and script-based, and that's excluding the ridiculously tense and terrifying start of the game, where you're at a hospital in Cyprus, trying to escape certain death.

If you haven't played the game yet, please do so, and play the 'Day One Edition' on the PS4: the definitive version of this modern masterpiece.

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