We can't believe it either, but today marks exactly five years since Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was released for Xbox One on September 1, 2015. Where does the time go?!
Of course, The Phantom Pain is still the most recent entry in the main series, and was preceded by Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes in December 2014, with the two games eventually being packaged together in a 'Definitive Edition'.
The game received extremely high praise at release, winning multiple Game of the Year awards and holding a massive 95 rating on Metacritic, which makes it one of the highest-rated Xbox games of all time on the site.
Nine years after the events of MGSV: GROUND ZEROES and the fall of Mother Base, Snake a.k.a. Big Boss, awakens from a nine year coma. The year is 1984. The Cold War serves as the backdrop as nuclear weapons continue to shape a global crisis. Driven by revenge, Snake establishes a new private army and returns to the battlefield in pursuit of the shadow group, XOF.
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