The Phantom Pain

1.29.16

Why I Wish David Bowie Had Been More Involved with Video Games

Would David Bowie have put his own distinctive stamp on the gaming world the way he did with music and film if he had just gotten into the medium?

11.3.15

Plans for the Next Metal Gear Solid Game Are Underway Without Auteur Hideo Kojima

Where is the franchise going to go after the success of "The Phantom Pain"?

10.26.15

The Final Word on ‘The Phantom Pain,’ a Video Game About Video Games

It's one of 2015's greatest commercial and critical hits. Leigh Alexander unpicks what makes 'Metal Gear Solid V' work, and where it goes wrong.

10.2.15

Unstuck in Time: What Video Games Have to Say About the 1980s

From "Vice City" to "The Phantom Pain," games have been looking back at the decade in fascinating ways.

9.10.15

A Song of Metal Gear Solid: Photographing ‘The Phantom Pain’

Framing the scenes that make Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear goodbye so memorable.

8.24.15

‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ Is the Perfect Stealth Game

Series creator Hideo Kojima has delivered his masterpiece.

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8.17.15

Use Your Remaining Vacation Time on These Forthcoming Video Games

2015's already been an awesome year for games, and the very best of the bunch might not even be out yet.

7.24.15

If ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ Is Incorporating a Transgender Narrative, It Needs to Get It Right

Rumors of a central character being a trans woman have captivated some fans—and worried some trans people.

6.10.15

‘The Phantom Pain’ Is the ‘Metal Gear Solid’ That Says Goodbye to Yesterday

We went to LA to play Hideo Kojima's upcoming epic for 15 hours, and we only scratched its surface.

5.29.15

The Greatest Moments of ‘Metal Gear Solid’

With The Phantom Pain right around the corner, VICE Gaming takes a look back at Hideo Kojima's always fascinating stealth-and-more series.