Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes website updated with plot synopsis, more

Tuesday, 19th November 2013 09:08 GMT By Dave Cook

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes publisher Konami has updated the game’s site with an official plot synopsis and all of the screens and trailers so far. Check it out here.

It follows confirmation of the Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes – Deja Vu mission, coming exclusively to PS4.

Now, the new Ground Zeroes site offers a detailed plot synopsis of the prologue game.

It’s set in 1975, as Snake’s mercenary group MSF has attained nuclear capability, causing panic in some corners of the world. Ahead of the impending nuclear inspection of the group’s HQ ‘Mother Base’, Snake learns that female spy “Paz” – introduced in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker – is alive and is being interrogated at a US naval base in Cuba.

Determined to rescue her, Chico heads to the base, only to become captured. Snake then dusts off his sneaking suit and embarks on a mission to save them both.

There’s also a section outlining the special Deja Vu mission, which sees the original Metal Gear Solid’s first mission recreated to Ground Zeroes standards.

What do you make of the plot and Ground Zeroes so far? Let us know below.



  1. mistermogul

    Does this take place before the events of MGS4?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 many, many years before. MGS 4 is set in 2014.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. CycloneFox

    @1: One of the only good prologs, that was ever made is MGS3. This game is one of the sequels of MGS3. Let me give you a short overview of MGs timeline:

    Metal Gear (MSX/NES): plays in 1995
    Metal Gear 2 (MSX): plays in 1999
    Metal Gear Solid (PSX): plays in ~ early 2000s
    Metal Gear Solid 2 (PS2/PC): 2007-2009
    Metal Gear solid 3 (PS2, later 3DS, Vita, PS3, Xbox360): plays in 1964
    Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops (PSP): plays in 1970
    Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3): plays in 2014
    Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker (PSP, later PS3, Xbox360): plays in 1974
    Metal Gear Rising (PS3, XBox360): plays after 2014
    Metal Gear Solid V – Ground Zeroes (PS3, PS4, Xbox360, Xbox One): plays in 1975
    Metal Gear Solid V – The phantom Pain (PS3, PS4, Xbox360, Xbox One): plays in 1984

    I would really recomment MGS3, now that it is available for any important platform. It may be the best game in the whole series and can be seen as an own independent story.
    Back then, when it released for PS2, it was kind of a big troll by Kojima, as you wanted to play as Solid Snake from MG1/2/S, again and got to play as raiden after MGS2s prolog and after the cliffhanger at the end of MGS2, you still didn’t get to play as Solid Snake but as his genetic father over 40 years earlier.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. mistermogul

    @2 – Cheers Dave

    @3 – Thanks for the timeline Fox. Appreciate the effort :)

    #4 1 year ago
  5. CycloneFox

    @4: You’re wolcome. Daves answer was short but good.

    I just wanted to emphasize, that, aside from most prequels we are all tired of, MGS 3/V are different and have their own taste instead of just milking a franchise. So don’t get the wrong idea about this being yet another lame prequel like all the others.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dragon

    I would add PW to that too. Prequels really are great in MGS.
    Oh, and I dont know if its canon now or not, but MGS Portable Ops was a damn fine game on PSP. If I am correct, that was the first game which introduced squad building, side-missions and all that stuff to MGS.
    Its a bit sad for me that MGSPO gets overlooked since its only on PSP.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. CycloneFox

    @6: Yeah, portable ops was still not as polished and mature as Peacewalker, but it was still a great game and, like you said intoduced alot of system to the series. It was also the first part where you can move in first person.

    Peacewalker is an extremely underrated game and also the best looking PSP game. It advanced everything, PO did, while having a more captivating story and introducing interesting and likable characters (like Miller, Chico and Paz who will be in MGSV, too). And it had a great coop-mode. I played the whole story with a friend and it was really great to finally play a MGS together. I think there is no other game, where you can have so much fun infiltrating some enemy base, or fighint against a tank with your friend. It would be great, to have this option in MGSV, too.

    #7 1 year ago

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