Taking place nine years after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and the fall of Mother Base, Snake a.k.a. Big Boss, awakes from a near decade-long coma. The game resumes the story in 1984, with the Cold War still as the backdrop, which continues to shape a global crisis. Snake’s journey takes him into a world where he is driven by a need for revenge and the pursuit of a shadow group, XOF.
Much of the set up for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain happened in the excellent Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. That game was designed to give you a taste of the greatness that is yet to come! Although you don’t need to play Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes to be able to understand and play Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, we can only recommend that you do! Not only will you be setting yourself up well, you’ll also earn some bonuses that can be used in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain when it comes out!