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.
Tactical Espionage Operations
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1 September 2015 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
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Did You Know?
In the game's 46th episode, Truth: The Man Who Sold the World, Punished 'Venom' Snake punches a mirror and if you look carefully, you'll see a skull logo in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen after he punches it, which appears to be the Outer Heaven logo. This foreshadows the events of the first Metal Gear game, in which Solid Snake infiltrates Outer Heaven, which is run by Big Boss. 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
America is a country of liberty, a meeting of immigrants. Instead of simply assimilating, its citizens live alongside others. So the major sought a system that used information - words, to control the subconscious.
After completing the Truth ending, a time line appears and shows all the events that happened in the Metal Gear Universe from 1942-2014. It also reveals that, in 1995, the Outer Heaven uprising occurs, but is stopped by Solid Snake, who kills Big Boss's phantom; Punished 'Venom' Snake. The time line ends with 'Big Boss dies'. See more
Written by Daryl Hall
, John Oates
, Sara Allen
Performed by Hall & Oates
(as Daryl Hall & John Oates)
Published by Geomantic Music [BMI], Hot Cha Music Co [BMI], c/o BMG Rights Management [US] LLC, UNICHAPPELL MUSIC INC.
Courtesy of RCA Records, By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more