How to Play all Metal Gear Games in Order

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The Metal Gear series has a long and somewhat complicated history, as it has been going for over three decades, has had multiple spin-offs to an already confusing storyline, and is no stranger to alternate timelines. So, whether you're a fan of playing them in release order or chronological order, we have you covered.

How to play every Metal Gear game in order

Every Metal Gear game in release order

The year next to the game title indicates when the game came out.

  • Metal Gear (1987)
  • Snake's Revenge (1990)
  • Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1990)
  • Metal Gear Solid (1998)
  • Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (1999)
  • Metal Gear: Ghost Babel (2000)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001)
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)
  • Metal Gear Acid (2004)
  • Metal Gear Acid 2 (2005)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (2006)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus (2007)
  • Metal Gear Solid Mobile (2008)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)
  • Metal Gear Online (2008)
  • Metal Gear Solid Touch (2009)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops (2012)
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (2014)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015)
  • Metal Gear Survive (2018)

Related: How to beat Jetstream Sam in Metal Gear Rising Revengeance – Boss Guide

Every Metal Gear game in chronological order

Metal Gear gets a little screwy with alternate timelines, so some titles may not appear within this list. The following is the core canon timeline. The year next to the title indicates the year that the story takes place in.

  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (1964)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (1970)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (1974)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (1975)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (1984)
  • Metal Gear (1995)
  • Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1999)
  • Metal Gear Solid (2005)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2007 / 2009)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2014)
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2018)

For more Metal Gear goodies, check out Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 have been removed from digital storefronts due to licensing—Konami promises the games will return soon on Pro Game Guides.

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