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Metal Gear Solid: See How It's Progressed From the '90s 'Til Now

For the past two decades, the Metal Gear Solid franchise has continued to revolutionize the gaming industry thanks to the ingenious contributions of creator Hideo Kojima. The visionary’s work with Konami has spawned eight universally acclaimed titles—every one transcending the next-gen gaming experience with intricate plot twists, jaw-dropping visuals, and stellar gameplay mechanics. But for long-time fans, the MGS saga has been more difficult to follow due to a series of confusing events spread across a multitude of historical eras.

With word of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Menace being Kojima’s final project under the Konami regime, we thought it’d be fun to catch up on the chronological occurrences that have taken place throughout the series. Here is a timeline of the entire Metal Gear Solid: past, present, and future.

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