The following, unofficial Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain game guide is intended to help understand the basics of gameplay, as well as with the completion of the first major chapter of the main plot. In the early pages of this guides, there are numerous chapters containing various tips & tricks, which should be especially helpful to those who are beginning their journey with the Metal Gear Solid franchise. These tips are associated with topics such as the exploration of the game world, carrying out tasks while remaining hidden, eliminating enemies through direct confrontation, relying on the assistance of your teammates, or the completion of received missions. A relatively similar chapter is the one with the frequently asked questions (FAQ). It contains answers to numerous topics, such as rapid acquisition of money, as well as how to spend that money reasonably, "fultoning" (sending people, as well as objects away via a balloon), or how to acquire the highest ranks in missions. The most space in the guide is devoted to walkthroughs to all the fifty missions from main camapaign. These are missions 1-31 from the first chapter - main story missions and 32-50 from the second chapter (new missions and modified old ones). Each mission was dissected into parts, which will allow you to easily access the descriptions of all tasks within each mission, tips & tricks concerning the proper preparation, or detailed description of each step required for their completion. The whole guide is complemented by numerous screenshots and maps from within the missions itself, making the task of getting to key locations, as well as finding the routes to move around the map a lot easier. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a third-person action game, coming from the Kojima Productions studio, in which the player has the possibility to explore vast maps and complete various tasks scattered around them. The title promotes stealthy style of gameplay, as well as neutralizing enemies without killing them, although those who are willing to use brute force should find something for themselves too.
The color designation
In this guide we have used the following color designation:
- Brown marks the important NPC-s, mostly the enemies and allies of Big Boss and the characters which you will see during your quests (such as the prisoners, the assassination targets and so on).
- Blue marks the areas you are going to visit. To make it easier to find them we used the same names in the guide as they are shown on the game map.
- Green marks the important or unique items which you can collect such as the question items or the collectibles.
Jacek "Stranger" Halas (www.gamepressure.com)