Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a third-person action-adventure stealth video game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami. It is the ninth installment in the Metal Gear series and was released worldwide on September 1, 2015, for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.
Storyline and Setting
The game takes place in 1984, nine years after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and the destruction of Militaires Sans Frontières. The game follows the story of Venom Snake, also known as Big Boss, as he wakes up from a nine-year coma and embarks on a mission of revenge against those who destroyed his organization.
The game is set in two main locations: Afghanistan and the Angola-Zaire border region. The game’s open-world design allows players to explore these environments freely, completing missions and side-ops as they see fit.
The gameplay of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a mix of stealth, action, and open-world exploration. The game features a new system called “Tactical Espionage Operations” (TEO), which allows players to plan and execute missions in a variety of ways.
The game also features a variety of weapons and equipment, including firearms, explosives, and gadgets. Players can use these items to take out enemies or complete objectives. The game also features a new “Buddy System,” which allows players to bring a partner with them on missions. These partners include a horse, a dog, and a sniper named Quiet.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was met with critical acclaim, with many reviewers praising the game’s open-world design, gameplay, and story. The game was also a commercial success, selling over six million copies worldwide.
Despite the game’s success, it was also marred by controversy due to the departure of series creator Hideo Kojima from Konami. Kojima’s name was removed from the game’s marketing and box art, and he was not allowed to attend the game’s awards ceremonies.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a must-play game for fans of the Metal Gear series and action-adventure games in general. Its open-world design, engaging gameplay, and compelling storyline make it a standout title in the genre.