Metal Gear Solid Entire Story Explained

The story of Metal Gear, in its entirety, begins with The Boss.
The Boss is a woman who, in her mid-20s, assembled a
cooperative special forces unit of american and soviet operatives in WWII that played a significant role in the allied victory (the "Cobra Unit".) Upon the start of the cold war, the Cobras were disbanded as her loyalties remained with the United States.

The Boss trained Naked Snake ("John," "Jack," "Big Boss".) for at
least a decade after WWII they were partners, and he was her last and
perhaps greatest apprentice. They were closer than allies, than friends
or family. In the late fifties they parted ways, Snake no longer her
fledgling but fully capable as an independent operative.

in 1964, in the height of the cold war, The Boss defected to the soviet
union, rejoining the Cobras under the ambitions of Colonel Volgin's
radicalist unit. There she gave her new hosts a pair of american-made
nuclear shells, along with the return of their asylum-seeking weapons
development scientist Dr Sokolov (the obligatory scientist-in-distress
of MGS3.) Unexpectedly, Volgin used one of these shells to eradicate a
soviet development site, removing evidence of his insurrections against
the soviet government and Premier Khruschev.

Naked Snake, her last disciple, was enlisted to find her and eliminate
her along with the growing soviet threat she has enabled. She never
expresses to him any purposes behind her defection, only that she is
'loyal to the end.'

Only in the end do we understand her purpose. only once snake's mission
is complete does he understand. The Boss's defection was, at first, an
order. She was to defect to the soviet union, specifically to Volgin's
command, as a ruse by the US government.

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Time Lord3931d ago

They better not screw up the movie!

kevoncox3931d ago

This story is a mess. I love the first game and story but everything else has been down hill from that.

Tomdc3931d ago

yes now i can understand the story when i play MGS4 thank you!!

meepmoopmeep3931d ago

it's going to be hard to put the MGS saga to fit a 2 hour movie. there's just too much back story to not make it a trilogy

moparful993931d ago

And they say story telling and games dont work! Please, the god known as Hideo Kojima has been weaving the most intricate and amazing stories in video games for a decade now.... God I love metal gear....

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squallsoft3931d ago

I love the backstory of this series. Metal Gear Solid 4 cannot come out soon enough!


Time Lord3931d ago

however it get bit complicated once you get to the last part (Sons of liberty) if you read it again,then you'll have better understanding

Mr_Kuwabara3931d ago

MGS2 was all Genes Vs. MEME aspect and MEME prevailing on the end at least for what Solidus/Raiden believed in.

iNcRiMiNaTi3931d ago (Edited 3931d ago )

till i looked it up and found

A chant said to protect yourself from being struck by lightning.
*in a rainstorm* "Kuwabara, Kuwabara...."

now it makes sense after seeing what volgin usually does

Keowrath3931d ago

Heh, I remember doing the same thing when MGS3 was released. I found it wierd tho that Volgin said it as he could pretty damn near manipulate the stuff.

pwnsause3931d ago

and he somehow dies of that fear, since the rainstorm did actually turned on him

Keowrath3931d ago

I thought Volgin died by several hundred (maybe exagerated) Live shell cases straped to his chest exploding?

... I need to play 3 again before 4 lands.

Mr_Kuwabara3931d ago (Edited 3931d ago )

Volgin died at the end because he mocked the rain: "Who's afraid of a little thunder". Because of mocking it, and not saying "Kuwabara Kuwabara", it turned against him killing him with a bolt of lightning. (And if that wasn't enough, the ammunition wrapped around his body would've done a nice overkill just to make sure of his death).

Tip: Press R1 (even if the R1 button doesn't show up on the top of the screen)while Eva shows up and Snake look at each other and you'll see The Sorrow near them both while Volgin fries to death... hmmm The Sorrow didn't seem to be a bad guy after all eh? =P

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Blackmoses3931d ago

This actually fills in some gaps and sets the chronological order of the games for me perfectly. I think due to the fact that they jumped around in the timeliness with the games it confuses everyone a bit. This definitely puts everything in it's correct order and really brings the story together. A must read for all Metal Gear Fans. Now I just need to get my hands on the first Metal Gear game.


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