Picking the best moments in a series full of incredible ones.
Metal Gear Solid as a series is built around memorable moments that excel at storytelling, gameplay, or a combination of both, moments that leave players’ jaws hanging, and moments that we remember for years afterwards, from single scenes to spectacular boss fights to entire missions and sequences that keep us on the edge of our seats. In this feature, we’re going to focus entirely on the latter, and count off what are fifteen of our favourite missions, sections, or sequences from Metal Gear games.
Do note that this feature has spoilers for all Metal Gear Solid games, so proceed at your own risk.
HELLBOUND (THE PHANTOM PAIN)
Metal Gear Solid 5 was very different from other games in the series, letting players loose in vast open world environments brimming with interlocking systems and mechanics, but many veteran fans of the series would tell you that the game’s best parts were still those that focused on classic stealth in smaller, tightly designed environments and structures. Of these, the twelfth mission of the game – Hellbound – is without a doubt a highlight of the game. The large and sprawling Central Base Camp is expertly designed, and sneaking through the highly fortified location while making use of your gadgets and pure skill while avoiding scores of enemies is the closest the game ever comes to delivering the sort of tense, handcrafted stealth scenarios the series has always been known for.