Few series are as primed for a primer as Metal Gear. Since its beginning two decades ago, Hideo Kojima's creations have taken more surprising twists and turns than a snake in a spin cycle. On top of that, the last game in the series to hit store shelves, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, was a prequel; it's been seven years since a Metal Gear Solid game actually dealt with Solid Snake's timeline!
Of course, Franchise Player is here to help you slip seamlessly into Snake's skin with a brief rundown of the story, character dossiers, and a glossary of terms. Also, be sure to check out the video for a brief review of the series' central themes; though faces, names, and even decades have changed from one game to the next, these have always remained the same.