The Phantom Pain PC Benchmarks Are Relatively Painless

We’re always on the lookout for games that take advantage of the latest PC hardware and although our game performance reviews have included major series such as Battlefield, BioShock, Crysis and Far Cry, we haven’t tested any Metal Gear games despite the franchise’s age and the number of titles it encompasses. »9/05/15 12:00pm9/05/15 12:00pm

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: The Kotaku Review

There’s a cutscene, late in Metal Gear Solid V, that’s ostensibly serious but contains a musical interlude so awkward it sent me into giggle fits. A dozen missions later, there’s a harrowing sequence that ranks among the best video game scenes I’ve ever played. If you don’t know how to reconcile those two things,… »9/04/15 10:30am9/04/15 10:30am

I've Played 30 Hours Of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain And It's Friggin' Great

For the past few days, I’ve done very little but play Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, a new video game made by the well-known spa company Konami. I’ve been sneaking and shooting through deserts and forests. I’ve infiltrated bases, crippled soldiers, and taken four showers. It has been wonderful.
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The Most Important Peace Walker Tapes To Listen to Before MGSV

With Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain mere days away, I decided to round up the most important tapes from Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker that may be relevant to MGSV. There are hours of tapes; so, I made this abridged selection of them in the hopes that this may save you time and help you get even more out of MGSV. »8/28/15 6:30am8/28/15 6:30am

One of Metal Gear Solid's Most Iconic Tropes Was Almost Axed

Looking at its gameplay, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and its prologue, Ground Zeroes capture the spirit of the Metal Gear series despite worries arising from director Hideo Kojima's announcement that the game would be open world. However, a staple of the series—the exclamation point—was almost not included… »9/21/13 10:30am9/21/13 10:30am

Hideo Kojima Excluded David Hayter from the New Metal Gear To Freshen Things Up

Yesterday, news broke that David Hayter—the man who’s been the voice of Solid Snake in all the English language releases of the storied Metal Gear Solid games—wouldn’t be coming back to reprise the role. Worse still, Hayter said that he wasn’t even asked to return. Last night, during a televised interview on … »3/29/13 4:00pm3/29/13 4:00pm

Beloved Solid Snake Voice Actor Says He Wasn’t Asked to Be in Metal Gear Solid V

We don’t hear from much from Snake in the Metal Gear Solid V videos shown today. But what we have heard from the main character of Hideo Kojima’s fan-favorite series sounded different. There may be a reason for that. It appears that actor/screenwriter David Hayter, who’s done the English language voice for Solid Snake… »3/27/13 5:30pm3/27/13 5:30pm