Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Games & RecreationVideo & Online Games · 6 years ago

Metal Gear Solid story help?

Im really interested in buying Phantom Pain when its released but I don't know anything about Metal Gears story. Ive played some Metal gear games when i was younger but i didn't pay attention or understand the story cus i was like 11 at the time. Can someone please explain the story to me so I'm not clueless when I start the new game? Or can someone at least tell me where to start learning about the story besides by playing all the games? :)

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
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    In fact, the games before MGS1 (Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2) are important to the story, since they are the link between Big Boss and Solid Snake, which are the main characters of the franchise.

    Before playing MGSV, you need to know the plots of MGS3 and MGS Peace Walker. There are videos below with the story of these games in movie format (MGS Portable Ops also features Big Boss, but it is a spin-off):

    - Metal Gear Solid 3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zndcY57Tijo

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    - Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cy7E76mBL0

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    Here are the plots for Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2, and links to the videos containing the story of the other games (recommended watching order):

    - Metal Gear

    In 1995, a group of soldiers established a new nation, Outer Heaven, near South Africa. There were rumors they were developing a weapon of mass destruction, so the U.S. Government called upon High-Tech Special Forces Unit FOXHOUND, commanded by the legendary soldier Big Boss, to infiltrate the enemy fortress, assess the situation and neutralize whatever threat the weapon posed to the West. This mission was carried out by agent Gray Fox, but he was eventually captured.

    Some time later, rookie agent Solid Snake (the main character) was ordered to infiltrate the base, extract Gray Fox and neutralize any possible threat, receiving radio support from Big Boss.

    Snake located Gray Fox, who revealed the terrorists were developing Metal Gear: a walking battle tank capable of launching a nuclear missile from any kind of terrain. Upon reaching Metal Gear's Hangar, Snake used plastic explosives to destroy it, which triggered the self-destruct system of the base. Making his escape, Snake came face-to-face with the legendary mercenary of Outer Heaven, which turned out to be none other than Big Boss himself.

    Big Boss informed Snake that he had only been sent in to gather false information. However, Snake had achieved too much. After a ruthless battle, Snake defeated Big Boss and quickly made his way for the escape route, with the timer for the self-destruct sequence ticking away.

    - Metal Gear 2

    In 1999, in response to the depletion of oil reserves, Czech scientist Dr. Kio Marv, successfully bio-engineered a new species of algae, OILIX, that could produce petroleum-grade hydrocarbons with little expense and effort. Marv was on his way to a demonstration in the United States when he was kidnapped by agents of Zanzibar Land, a small nation in central Asia. Zanzibar Land's leaders planned to hold the world hostage by controlling the supply of oil, along with the threat of nuclear war

    Solid Snake was brought out of retirement by FOXHOUND's new commander, Roy Campbell, and sent into the enemy fortress in Zanzibar Land to rescue Dr. Marv. This time, he was assisted via radio by Campbell and his old FOXHOUND drill sergeant, Master Miller.

    Snake found out Big Boss had survived Outer Heaven's events and was now the leader of Zanzibar Land. He also discovered a new model of Metal Gear was under development in Zanzibar Land. Snake eventually reached Dr. Marv's cell, but he was already dead, unable to withstand repeated torture sessions. However, he managed to recover the OILIX formula.

    Snake was confronted by Metal Gear, being piloted by Gray Fox. After Snake defeated Metal Gear, and then defeating Fox in a hand-to-hand combat, Fox (real name Frank Jaeger) told Snake about his past, about how Big Boss saved him several times, and how he needed war, and couldn't live without it.

    After Fox was apparently killed, Snake was then confronted by Big Boss. Solid Snake decided to kill Big Boss to free himself from his grip as well as to put aside his nightmares. Using a makeshift flamethrower, he was able to defeat Big Boss for the last time.

    After completing the mission and delivering the OILIX formula to Campbell, Snake disappeared into the Alaskan wilderness, not to be heard from again for several years....

    - Metal Gear Solid

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGlgEsmX3XE

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    - Metal Gear Solid 2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5AunfmI8bs

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    - Metal Gear Solid 3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zndcY57Tijo

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    - Metal Gear Solid 4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPbNi_UxNBw

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    - Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ljUp_4Crf0

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    - Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cy7E76mBL0

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  • Ryu
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    Just go to the Metal Gear wiki (You can ignore everything before MGS1).

    Explaining the story would require a large book, because the story of Metal Gear is confusing even if you DO play the games

  • Timmy
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    in addition to what roo said err ryu you may also want to watch a few mgs lets play's with out annoying commentary

    to get a feel for the games and their stories

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