With the arrival of what is seemingly Hideo Kojima’s last entry in the Metal Gear franchise looming, the final moments missing from a century-long story are about to be filled in. For people who have spent the last decade playing, replaying, and reading up on all things Metal Gear Solid, the retconned metaphoric mess makes a lot of sense. For those only now jumping in, especially as it plays better than ever, none of anything will make sense.
Don’t worry if you’re new to the new story of the Snakes, Bosses, nanomachines, and cloning, Dan Hobbs has compiled a timeline going through a century of world history intertwined with the story of a man called Big Boss. If you don’t want to wade through hours and hours of cutscenes - or if you need a refresher - this should get you up to speed.