Metal Gear

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Metal Gear (series)
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Ultra Games (North American NES version)
Designer(s) Hideo Kojima
Composer(s) Iku Mizutani
Shigehiro Takenouchi
Motoaki Furukawa
Platform(s) MSX2, NES, MS-DOS, Commodore 64, Mobile Phone, GameCube, Game Boy, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita
Release date(s) MSX2
  • JP July 12, 1987
  • EU September 1987
  • JP December 22, 1987
  • NA June 1988
  • EU March 1989
PC MS-DOS / Commodore 64
  • NA June 1990
  • EU June 1990
Mobile phone
  • JP August 18, 2004
Genre(s) Stealth action
Mode(s) Single player
Media Cartridge (MSX2, NES)
Floppy disk (PC, C64)
Download (mobile phone)
Blu-ray (PS3)
Input methods Controller, keyboard

Metal Gear is an action-adventure video game series made by Konami since 1987. This series of video games is more about not being seen and hiding in order to win – getting into fights can make you lose.

The main character of the 'Metal Gear' games is named Solid Snake. He is a soldier who does sneaking (hiding) missions by himself, much like James Bond. He is a clone of a famous soldier named Big Boss. The games have a large amount of story about these two men and the things that happen to them. Many players say the games are like watching a James Bond movie or reading a book about spies.

The series is named after a type of robotic tank that is in every game. These robots are very dangerous and Solid Snake makes it his job to stop them.

The latest game, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has been made by Konami for the PlayStation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PPC.

Released Metal Gear games[change | change source]

For MSX Home Computer:

  • Metal Gear
  • Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake

For Nintendo Entertainment System:

  • Metal Gear

For Sony PlayStation:

  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions

For Sony PlayStation 2:

  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

For Nintendo Game Boy:

  • Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel

For Nintendo GameCube:

  • Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes

For Sony PlayStation Portable:

  • Metal Gear Acid
  • Metal Gear Acid 2
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus+
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

For Sony PlayStation 3:

  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

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