The Phantom Pain is the ninth and the final instalment in the Metal Gear Franchise Created by Hideo Kojima. It instead of focusing on the side characters of the story takes us directly to the events following Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes where “Venom Snake” aka Big Boss is currently in a state of comatose.


The story progresses as he wakes up injured, but still not afar from danger as “Quiet”, a trained assassin tries to kill him. After escaping “Quiet” with the help of a bandaged man called Ishmael, Big Boss helps to lead a new group of mercenaries called the “Diamond Dogs” in a hunt to track down those responsible for the destruction of the “MSF” or the Militaires Sans Frontières.


The open world franchise reaches new heights with its final instalment as the experience becomes much more immersive and realistic with this one. The player has the usual array of weapons and gadgets which include binoculars, pistols, knifes and the game, unlike its predecessors, actually urges the player to use stealth mode.

There are a total of 31 missions for you to play, after which the game comes to an end. You can also play in the different short story missions.

Apart from that, the post game missions make it worth the time. Movements are pretty much like you would find in an action game, and you can walk, sprint, crouch and run. It is also the first game in the series that uses the open world gameplay structure. This means that you can explore towns and map just as you want, much on the lines of games like Skyrim. You would be able to travel in both horses and vehicles as you want, and you would love the crawling feature. You can also steal in enemy vehicles for transportation, so it’s going to be a lot more cooler than you think.

Fans of Metal Gear would know that the crawling feature had gone missing in the last installment in Peace Walker.


You have four different basic controls to choose from. Action A and B help you dive differently, while Shooting types A and B are for shooting in different ways. This makes it a pretty much straightforward game, and you just need to know when it’s time for you to shoot away.

You will also have access to the map, where you can locate the different towns.

Where the game scores highly is in making players learn the value of time management more. You would love Metal Gear Solid 5 if you’ve been a fan of the series, and while some users have complained that the game isn’t as engrossing as some earlier ones, it is definitely up there.

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