Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid 2023-05-24

Konami's Metal Gear Solid is an action-adventure stealth video game that was developed and published for the PlayStation in 1998. It was written, directed, and produced by Hideo Kojima, who also worked on the Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake games for MSX2. The game was first revealed at the 1996 Tokyo Game Show and later demonstrated at other trade shows, including the 1997 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Its Japanese release was initially planned for late 1997 but was postponed to 1998.


The game's protagonist is Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to thwart the threat posed by FOXHOUND, a rogue special forces unit. Snake's mission is to free hostages and prevent terrorists from launching a nuclear strike. The game features cinematic cutscenes that were rendered in-game using the engine and graphics, and voice acting is used throughout.


Metal Gear Solid sold over seven million copies worldwide and shipped 12 million demos. It received an average score of 94/100 on Metacritic, making it one of the greatest and most significant video games of all time. It also helped popularize the stealth genre and in-engine cinematic cutscenes. The game was followed by a PlayStation and Windows version, Metal Gear Solid: Integral (1999), and a GameCube remake, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004). Additionally, it spawned numerous sequels, such as Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001), and various media adaptations, including a radio drama, comics, and novels.
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