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.
Eye for an eye. Pain for pain. Skull for skull. Retaliation breeds retaliation. Phantoms breed destruction.
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The first Metal Gear Solid game to be rated R18+ in Australia. All other entries in the series have been rated M to MA15+. See more
One room in the game contains a cassette which plays The Cure's song "Friday I'm in Love". The game is set in 1984 and the song was not released until 1992. See more
You see that in the movies? That's an automatic - don't bother trying to dampen the recoil. You do that with a revolver. We Diamond Dogs are now a force to be reckoned with. We've got the world's attention. We're not some tribal militia, so don't act like one! You will learn how a real soldier fights. You will forget everything Hollywood taught you. And if I catch you doing something else, you'll know it... Engravings give you no tactical advantage whatsover... But that was some fancy shooting....
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
Referenced in The Anonymous Assassin
The Final Countdown
Written by Joey Tempest
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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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