Before You Play Metal Gear Solid 5, You Need To Watch This Story Recap


We’re nearly on a single-digit countdown to the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (11 days at time of publishing), and this handy-dandy video will give you a quick refresh before the big day. Spoilers are contained within, if you haven’t played any of the games.

Put together by the good folks over at Eurogamer, the video runs through the Metal Gear Solid story so far in chronological order – perfect for those with sieve-like memories. Actually, it’s perfect for those with normal memories too. This shit’s convoluted, yo.


The video covers the events through the series, though obviously excludes MGS V as it sits between Ground Zeroes and the original 1987 Metal Gear. At just under 12 minutes, it’s a super-condensed version of the history, but it’s a perfect refresher for anybody looking to dive head-first into the game.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will release September 1 on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. So close, yet so far…