The Phantom Pain


I Wish David Bowie Had Been More Into Video Games

If you ask me, working on 'Omikron: The Nomad Soul' was one of the worst moves Bowie made in his career.


Kojima-Sans: Plans for the Next Metal Gear Solid Game Are Underway Without its Figurehead

And a "large-scale investment" will be needed, just as Konami is reportedly closing one of its studios.


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.


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 1980s in fascinating ways.


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

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


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

Series creator Hideo Kojima has delivered his masterpiece, and it's amazingly adaptable to the player's misadventures.


Use Your Remaining Holiday Allowance 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.


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

If Quiet does turn out to be Chico, how that's revealed could make or break Hideo Kojima's open-world epic.


Can Someone With Minimal Metal Gear Solid Experience Get Into ‘The Phantom Pain’?

Yes, basically, as I discovered during several hours with the game at Konami's UK HQ.


‘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.


The Greatest Moments of ‘Metal Gear Solid’

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