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Guide: How to Get S-Ranks in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PS4

How to Get S-Ranks in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PS4

Quick tips on stealth sequel's scoring system

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is designed to be played how you want to, which means that both covert operations and all-out combat are viable strategies. However, if you want to get the best ranks in the game – which grant you crucial GMP currency bonuses – then you'll need to be aware of...

News: Kojima Says Thanks in an Emotional Metal Gear Solid V Video

Kojima Says Thanks in an Emotional Metal Gear Solid V Video

"My energy comes from the players"

The below video may seem like a goodbye, but Hideo Kojima is clearly confident in what he's accomplished with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The miniature documentary lasts around ten minutes, and covers many angles of the newly released blockbuster as well as Kojima's involvement with it. It's also got...

News: There's a Silent Hills Easter Egg in Metal Gear Solid 5

There's a Silent Hills Easter Egg in Metal Gear Solid 5

But of course

Once upon a time, before Konami imploded, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima was working on Silent Hills in addition to The Phantom Pain. It makes sense, then, that there would be some references to the survival horror, and its PlayStation 4 playable teaser, in the open world espionage escapade. And our friend Arekkz Gaming has...

News: There's a Big, Fat Typo on the Metal Gear Solid 5 PS4

There's a Big, Fat Typo on the Metal Gear Solid  5 PS4

Collectors rejoice

Congratulations to anyone who bought a limited edition Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 – you're about to make a lot of money, as someone has gone and goofed up the spelling on the system. We were never very attentive in Chemistry class either, but the word is 'molybdenum' not 'molybdeum', Konami. Is this even...

First Impressions: Is Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain on PS4 the Best Entry Yet?

Is Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain on PS4 the Best Entry Yet?

Tactical espionage excellence

It's night in Afghanistan, as the soldier known as Big Boss surveys a Russian outpost from afar. Soldiers, searchlights, and machine gun emplacements pepper the settlement, making his mission to rescue a prisoner held there even more difficult. The question is: what approach should the legendary soldier take? Should...

News: Want a Metal Gear Solid Story Refresher? This Site's Got Your Back

Want a Metal Gear Solid Story Refresher? This Site's Got Your Back

LaLiLuLeLo lifesaver

There's not a single person here at Push Square Towers that doesn't at least appreciate the Metal Gear Solid series, which is a testament to the property's quality seeing as we rarely ever agree. As good as the franchise is, though, we don't think that it could ever be described as fictionally consistent – so it's fortunate...

News: Metal Gear Solid V's Japanese Commercial Makes Less Sense Than a Hideo Kojima Game

Metal Gear Solid V's Japanese Commercial Makes Less Sense Than a Hideo Kojima Game

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What the hell is this? Sony's put out a commercial for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in Japan, and it's even more bizarre than the Batman: Arkham Knight one from earlier in the year. In the ad, a man and woman walk down a wedding aisle in cardboard boxes. This is obviously a play on Big Boss' infamous invisibility cloak. Later in the...

News: Metal Gear Solid V's Best Trailer Yet Feels Like a Goodbye from Kojima

Metal Gear Solid V's Best Trailer Yet Feels Like a Goodbye from Kojima

See you space cowboy

Not many games manage to roll absolute hype and saddening, sombre undertones into one amazing five minute trailer, but Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's somehow managed it. Directed and edited by none other than Hideo Kojima himself, it almost feels like a goodbye from the visionary in numerous ways, and not just because...

Round Up: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PS4 Reviews Take Top Marks

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PS4 Reviews Take Top Marks

Big boss

The sizzling summer months may be slowly edging towards a conclusion, but things are heating up in the video game release calendar. And few titles come hotter than Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – a game that would be heavily anticipated under ordinary circumstances, but finds itself a likely series swansong for creator Hideo...

News: PlayStation Looks Back at the History of Metal Gear Solid to Get You Hyped for The Phantom Pain

PlayStation Looks Back at the History of Metal Gear Solid to Get You Hyped for The Phantom Pain

"28 years of waiting will be rewarded"

Sneaking ever closer with each passing hour, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain hype levels are currently through the roof all around the net and beyond. To help thrust that hype to unspeakable levels, Sony's released a rousing new trailer that celebrates the franchise's long and brilliant history...

Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist (PS4)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist (PS4)

It's time to d-d-d-d-d-d-d-duel, again

The worldwide phenomenon known as Yu-Gi-Oh! is a strategic battle game originally based on a manga in which players duel with cards. Decks are made of monsters, spells, and traps, and the object of the duel is to reduce your opponent's life points from 8,000 to 0. Each player can customise their deck with forty...

News: How Does Metal Gear Solid V Compare Between PS4 and PS3?

How Does Metal Gear Solid V Compare Between PS4 and PS3?

Phantom painless

There's been a lot of debate over how good Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain actually looks on PlayStation 4. Sidestepping the whole 'downgrade' conversation that's always so prevalent these days, Konami has released comparative screenshots from the new-gen and last-gen editions of the release. We've embedded them side by side...

Gamescom 2015: Here's 30 Minutes of Super Detailed Metal Gear Solid V PS4 Gameplay

Here's 30 Minutes of Super Detailed Metal Gear Solid V PS4 Gameplay

The mother of all bases

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is going to be an absolutely huge game. Between lengthy story cutscenes, open world exploration, and tons of optional objectives, it's going to take some serious investment to see everything on offer - especially when you consider Hideo Kojima's penchant for well-hidden secrets. But...

Gamescom 2015: Metal Gear Solid V's New Gameplay Trailer Is Bloody Good

Metal Gear Solid V's New Gameplay Trailer Is Bloody Good

Heaven or Hell

We'd be lying if we said that the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain hype wasn't pumping through our veins right now. With the game releasing in just under a month, it's perhaps time to jump aboard the train and ride it all the way to the station - a station probably covered in blood and the terrors of war. Needless to say, the...

News: Silent Hills' Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro Working on a New Title

Silent Hills' Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro Working on a New Title

Silent Hills is dead, long live Silent Hills

Silent Hills is as dead as a doornail, but that doesn't mean that game directors Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro won't be working together anymore. In fact, the two are already sharing ideas and planning a new game. "I love working with Kojima-san. We are still in touch," del Toro told IGN. "We are...