Metal Gear Solid story

Metal Gear Solid is one of the old video game series. In this article, we explained everything about Metal Gear Solid story.

Metal Gear Solid is an action-adventure stealth video game developed and published by Konami in 1998 for Playstation. It was once again directed, produced and written by Hideo Kojima. This game follows the MSX2 video games for Metal Gear, which was Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.

Metal Gear Solid has a Remake version called Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, which was released on 2004. The Twin Snakes features graphical improvements different from the original game, new cutscenes also some gameplay functions which was already introduced to players in the sequel game called Sons of Liberty.

Metal Gear Solid story
Metal Gear Solid story

Tactical Espionage Action Game, Metal Gear Solid Story

In 2005, renegade genetically enhanced special forces unit FOXHOUND seizes control of a remote island in Alaska’s Fox Archipelago codenamed Shadow Moses, which houses a nuclear weapons disposal facility. FOXHOUND threatens to use the nuclear-capable mecha Metal Gear REX, being secretly tested at the facility, against the US government, if they do not receive the remains of Big Boss and a ransom of $1 billion within 24 hours.

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Solid Snake is forced out of retirement by Colonel Roy Campbell to infiltrate the island and neutralize the threat. Snake enters the facility via an air vent and locates the first hostage, DARPA Chief Donald Anderson. Anderson reveals that Metal Gear REX can be deactivated with a secret detonation override code, but dies of a heart attack.

Colonel Campbell’s niece Meryl Silverburgh, held hostage in a neighboring cell and helps Snake escape. Snake locates another hostage, ArmsTech president Kenneth Baker but he is confronted by FOXHOUND member Revolver Ocelot.

Their gunfight is interrupted by a mysterious cyborg ninja who cuts off Ocelot’s right hand. Baker briefs Snake on the Metal Gear project and advises him to contact Meryl, whom he gave a PAL card that might prevent the launch but he also dies of a sudden heart attack.

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Metal Gear Solid story

Over Codec, Meryl agrees to meet in the warhead disposal area on the condition that Snake contacts Metal Gear’s designer, Dr. Hal Otacon Emmerich. En route, Snake receives an anonymous codec call calling themselves Deepthroat, warning him of a tank ambush.

Snake fends off the attack from Vulcan Raven and proceeds to the rendezvous, where he locates Otacon. The ninja reappears and Snake realizes it is his former ally Gray Fox, who have to be dead. Devastated over learning REX’s true intentions, Otacon agrees to aid Snake remotely using special camouflage to procure information and supplies.

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Metal Gear Solid story
Metal Gear Solid story

Snake meets Meryl and receives the PAL card. As they head for the underground base, Meryl is possessed by psychic Psycho Mantis and pulls her gun on Snake. He disarms her and defeats Mantis, who informs Snake that he has a large place in her heart.

After they reach the underground passageway, Sniper Wolf ambushes them, wounds Meryl and captures Snake. Liquid confirms Snake’s suspicion that they are twin brothers. After being tortured by Ocelot, Snake is confused to discover Anderson’s body in his cell, seems dead for days.

He escapes with the help of Otacon, makes his way up the communications tower and fends off a Hind D helicopter attack from Liquid. As he emerges onto a snowfield, he is confronted again by Sniper Wolf. He kills her, devastating Otacon, who was infatuated with her.

Snake continues to REX’s hangar and is ambushed again by Raven. After Snake defeats him, Raven tells Snake that the Anderson he conversed with was, in fact, FOXHOUND disguise artist Decoy Octopus. Infiltrating Metal Gear’s hangar, Snake overhears Liquid and Ocelot preparing the REX launch sequence and uses the PAL card but this unexpectedly activates REX.

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Metal Gear Solid story

Liquid reveals that he has been impersonating Snake’s advisor Master Miller and that FOXHOUND has used Snake to facilitate REX’s launch. He and Snake are the product of the Les Enfants Terribles project, a 1970s government program to clone Big Boss.

He also reveals to Snake the government’s true reason for sending him: Snake is unknowingly carrying a weaponized FOXDIE virus that causes cardiac arrest in FOXHOUND members on contact, allowing the government to retrieve REX undamaged.

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Metal Gear Solid story
Metal Gear Solid story

As Liquid, in REX, battles Snake, Gray Fox appears. He reveals to Snake that he was Deepthroat, destroys REX’s radome and is crushed to death by REX. Snake destroys REX and defeats Liquid then escapes with Meryl or Otacon via a tunnel, pursued by Liquid in a Jeep.

After their vehicles crash, Liquid pulls a gun on Snake but dies from FOXDIE. Colonel Campbell, briefly ousted from command, calls off a nuclear strike to destroy evidence of the operation and has Snake registered as killed in action to stop the US government searching for him.

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Naomi Hunter, who injected Snake with the FOXDIE virus, tells him that he has an indeterminate amount of time before it kills him. Ocelot calls the US President; he was a double agent whose mission was to steal Baker’s disk of Metal Gear specifications.

Dilay Sullu

I've been playing Survival Horror Games since my childhood. My favorite is Resident Evil. I also love other game genres such as Hack & Slash. I love creating all kind of contents for video games.

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