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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015)

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After awakening from a nine year coma, Big Boss forms a new mercenary group called, Diamond Dogs, and teams up with his former rival, Ocelot, to track down the men responsible for the destruction of MSF.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Venom Snake / Big Boss / Medic (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Kazuhira Miller (voice)
Troy Baker ... Ocelot (voice)
Stefanie Joosten ... Quiet (voice)
Christopher Randolph ... Huey Emmerich (voice)
Piers Stubbs ... Eli (voice)
Jay Tavare ... Code Talker (voice)
James Horan James Horan ... Skull Face (voice)
Dave Fouquette Dave Fouquette ... Man on Fire (voice)
Tara Strong ... Paz Ortega Andrade (voice)
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez ... Soldiers / Extras (voice) (as Philip Anthony Rodrigues)
Crispin Freeman ... Soldiers / Extras (voice)
Joel Johnstone ... Soldiers / Extras (voice)
Matthew Mercer ... Soldiers / Extras (voice) (as Matt Mercer)
Roger Rose ... 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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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 »


Skull Face: 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.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Follows Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001) 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
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Great game
8 October 2015 | by 851222See 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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