381Th3solutionWed 27th Dec 2017 @KratosMD You may have seen this online but thought I’d share just in case — The order of the Metal Gear Solid Series timeline is as follows: 1964: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 1970: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops 1974: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker 1975: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes 1984: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain 1995: Metal Gear 1999: Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake 2005: Metal Gear Solid 2007 - 2009: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 2014: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2016 - 2018: Metal Gear Rising: Revengance Personally, I had played MGS4 and Peace Walker prior to MGSV (never played Rising), but I don’t think it’s essential. Peace Walker does relate directly, both story-wise and gameplay wise. Peace Walker is a good game, better than Portable Ops imo. But honestly, it had been long enough since I played PW that I didn’t really remember much of the story when I played GZ and it quickly brought up incidents and characters from PW which reminded me sort of, but the MG stories are so confusing anyways, but yes, PW’s story is pretty important. So I guess my answer is don’t worry about MGS4 for now (I would recommend to play it later though), and play PW before 5 if it interests you or if you have it in your backlog. If you aren’t interested (ie plan to never play PW) then read a summary of the story online then play GZ, followed by TPP. As you probably know, GZ is essential to TPP, so don’t skip it. If the other guy is getting better, then you'd better be getting better faster than he's getting better, or you're getting worse.