Metal Gear series

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Metal Gear games, self-described as "tactical espionage action", are action games with a heavy emphasis on stealth. Most Metal Gear games were designed by Hideo Kojima and developed by Konami. The events depicted in the games usually take place in the near future (a few years later than their respective release dates), though some of the games are set during the Cold War period of the 20th century. The games share an overarching storyline and recurrent characters, most notably the special forces operative with the codename Solid Snake.

The series made its debut in 1987, with the release of the first Metal Gear, which established its gameplay style and general tone. The gameplay in Metal Gear games encourages stealthy approach; the protagonist must typically avoid attention in order to succeed. However, direct confrontation is not uncommon: during the course of the games, the main character may use firearms, engage opponents in hand-to-hand combat, and face mandatory boss enemies. Many tasks in these games take the shape of mini-game-like activities.

Starting with Metal Gear Solid (1998), the series have become known for extended usage of cinematic cutscenes, conversations, and storylines that touched upon political, ethical, and philosophical problems.

  • Dub-step artist Burial's track Near Dark from the album Untrue (2007) contains samples of bullet casings hitting the floor, taken from one of the Metal Gear Solid games.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Collector's Edition)2015PlayStation 4, Xbox OneKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance2014Macintosh, WindowsKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.80
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes2014PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.30
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.19
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - Blade Wolf2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.5.00
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - Jetstream2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.5.00
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D2012Nintendo 3DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.00
Metal Gear Solid HD Edition2011PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360Konami Corporation2.50
Metal Gear Solid HD Edition (Konami Style Premium Package)2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.2.50
Metal Gear Solid HD Edition (Premium Package)2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.2.50
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Limited Edition)2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.2.50
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.89
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Limited Edition)2010PSPKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.2.50
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker2010PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.52
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Limited Edition)2008PlayStation 3Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.29
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots2008PlayStation 3Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.95
Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection2008PlayStation, PlayStation 2Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.35
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus (Deluxe Pack)2007PSPKonami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.3.25
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus2007PSPKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.38
Metal Gear (20th Anniversary)2007PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PSPKonami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.2.80
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops2006PSPKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.71
Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel2006PSPKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.67
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (Limited Edition)2005PlayStation 2Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.87
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence2005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PS VitaKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.09
Metal Gear Ac!d 22005PSPKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.52
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