Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes[lower-alpha 1] is a 2014 action-adventure stealth video game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami. It is the eighth game in the Metal Gear series directed, written and designed by Hideo Kojima, and serves as a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, released the following year. Set in 1975, a few months after the events of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the story follows Snake[lower-alpha 2] as he infiltrates an American black site in Cuba called Camp Omega, attempting to rescue Cipher agent Paz Ortega Andrade and former Sandinista child soldier Ricardo "Chico" Valenciano Libre.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
North American box art
Developer(s)Kojima Productions
Director(s)Hideo Kojima
  • Hideo Kojima
  • Kenichiro Imaizumi
  • Kazuki Muraoka
Designer(s)Hideo Kojima
Programmer(s)Junji Tago
SeriesMetal Gear
EngineFox Engine
March 18, 2014
  • PS3, PS4, Xbox 360
    • NA: March 18, 2014
    • JP/EU: March 20, 2014
    • AU: March 27, 2014
    Xbox One
    • NA: March 18, 2014
    • EU: March 20, 2014
    • AU: March 27, 2014
    • JP: September 4, 2014
    • WW: December 18, 2014
Genre(s)Action adventure, stealth

Ground Zeroes offers players new sneaking and traversal methods compared to its predecessors, as well as the choice in what order the story events take place by selecting missions in any order they chose. The game was originally developed as a mission for The Phantom Pain but an extended development time resulted in Kojima splitting the specific portion of the game as a stand-alone product so that players could get early access to Metal Gear Solid V.

Ground Zeroes was released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in March 2014, and for Windows in December 2014. Critical reception was generally positive, with praise for its mechanics and graphics, while the majority of the criticism concerned its short length. The game was met with some controversy for its handling of themes of sexual violence. It shipped 1 million units by April 2014.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience, a bundle that includes both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, along with all additional content for both games, was released in October 2016.