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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Jarrod Garripoli

The Phantom Pain is structured in a very organized manner, making it so you know exactly what you’re doing. A majority of the game’s content takes place during missions, with the game splitting them up into Main Missions, focusing on the story, and Side Ops, or side missions. In between doing these, you have the option to do many things.

You can explore the maps of both Afghanistan and Africa freely in between missions, where you can capture some enemies for Mother Base, find collectibles as well as a few other miscellaneous tasks. During free roaming, you have the option to call in a helicopter support to either return to Mother Base or operate from your Aerial Command Center (ACC). Whenever you choose a mission, whether main or side, you get to pick the equipment and other things you want to bring along with you.


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  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    1 October 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
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Big Boss wakes up from a coma after nine years to find himself in a world that has moved on completely. But war never changes. And old enemies from the past are still searching for him, to put an end to his legacy once and for all. You are the legendary soldier, Big Boss, codenamed "Venom Snake". Fight past demons and confront new ones in Hideo Kojima's swansong for the Metal Gear series. Let us guide you on your journey for Hideo Kojima’s final Metal Gear Game: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

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  • The ultimate guide to 100% completion: Every mission and side-ops, all secrets and collectibles at your fingertips.
  • Hi-resolution screenshots and videos to S-Rank every single mission.
  • Information on the Mother Base management meta-game.
  • Carefully designed to avoid unnecessary story spoilers.
  • A full trophy/achievement guide.
  • Locations of all of the collectibles, such as Blueprints, Wild Animals and more.
  • A detailed list of every Key Dispatch Mission.
  • An analysis of every single Side Ops.

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