Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is an action-adventure stealth video game published by Konami and created by Hideo Kojima. It will release for PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 1, 2015. This open world adventure allows players to tackle and complete its missions however they wish. You can infiltrate using your desired landing zone, approach with stealth or overwhelming firepower, and complete or ignore any of the mission’s secondary objectives.

Our goal with this Prima MGS 5 walkthrough is to ensure you can find the path of least resistance to complete your primary objective. If you wish to scour the combat area for materials and resources, or poke around looking to knock-off all of the secondary objectives, that’s up to you. Additionally, we have a complete walkthrough for the game's prequel, Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Tips

  • Use your iDROID to mark enemies and scout the area. This will often reveal your primary objective, or provide additional information about the mission.
  • The Fulton Recover Device is your friend, allowing you to extract people of interest from the combat zone. Use it to build up your staff at the Mother Base.
  • Sneak up behind an enemy and use a CQC attack to interrogate them. This will often reveal troop positions and objectives, not unlike scouting with your iDROID.
  • If you’re running low on supplies, call in a Supply Drop. Just make sure you call it in at a location that isn’t swarming with enemies. Find a quiet place.
  • Launching a mission at night gives you the cover of darkness, but if you take too long you might find yourself behind enemy lines and the sun high in the sky. Hurry up!
  • Even though it's often not required, try to blow up enemy electronics, such as communication satellites and weapon emplacements. You might return to that area sometime.
  • If the enemy is searching for you, try going prone and pressing the action button. This is as stealthy as Snake can be, and it might save your life.
  • Mind your movements when in and around buildings. If you bust through a door, it will make more noise. If you knock things over, they will break and alert your foes.
  • Make lots of GMP, the game's virtual currency. You will need it to upgrade Mother Base, among other things. Learn how to get tons of GMP with this feature.

Story Missions

Metal Gear Solid 5 Prologue: Awakening

Learn the basics of movement and combat as you guide Snake through the hospital. Follow your guardian angel to complete the game’s prologue.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 01 Phantom Limbs

Search the Da Wialo Kallai village to gather information on Miller’s whereabouts, and then perform a rescue operation to bring your friend home.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 02 Diamond Dogs

This mission is basically a tutorial about Mother Base. You’ll learn how to add staff members, research and develop new weapons, as well as shower.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 03 A Hero’s Way

We’ll show you where to find the commander, and how you can use your Futon Recovery Device to extract him alive, rather than kill him and waste his talents.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 04 C2W

It took us a long time to complete this mission, but we found a path that should help you get it done in no time at all. Enemies won’t know you were there.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 05 Over the Fence

We chose the wrong landing zone for this mission, but our troubles will allow you to make all the right calls. Sneak in and extract the prisoner from the target building.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 06 Where do the Bees Sleeep?

Find the Honey Bee weapon and use it against the Skulls.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 07 Red Brass

Eliminate all of the commanders and rescue the two prisoners at Da Ghwandai Khar.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 08 Occupation Forces

Secure the deployment plans, eliminate the coronel and extract the prisoner at Qarya Sakra Ee.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 09 Backup, Back Down

Eliminate an armored vehicle and extract the four soldiers searching for the escaped prisoner.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 10 Angel with Broken Wings

Extract the Mujahedeen prisoner called Malak and use the C4 to blow up the armored vehicle.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 11 Cloaked in Silence

Extract the Mujahedeen prisoner called Malak and use C4 to blow up the armored truck.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 12 Hellbound 

Extract three Walker Gears from Central Base Camp and make contact with Dr. Emmerich.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 13 Pitch Dark

How to shut down the oil transfer pump and destroy the oil water separator tank.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 14 Lingua Franca

Find the Afrikaans interpreter and extract the Viscount.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 15 Footprints of Phantoms

Destroy or extract all of the Walker Gears!

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 16 Traitor's Caravan

Identify the armored escort unit and take down the Skulls. 

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 17 Rescue the Intel Agents

Achieve the S Rank by extracting two CFA officials and then the prisoner at Kiziba Camp.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 18 Blood Runs Deep

Take down the former Mbele soldier and rescue the child prisoner.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 19 On The Trail

Take out the Major and identify the PF commander.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 20 Voices

Extract Shabani and quickly defeat the Man on Fire to earn an S Rank.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 21 The War Economy

Quickly locate and eliminate the CFA official to secure an S Rank.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 22 Retake the Platform

Eliminate the enemy commander to successfully defend Mother Base. 

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 23 The White Mamba

Extract the White Mamba with perfect stealth and earn the S Rank in record time. 

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 24 Close Contact

Rescue the two engineers from the guard post to earn an S Rank.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 25 Aim True, Ye Vengeful

Extract the militant XO and commander of the child soldiers to earn an S Rank.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 26 Hunting Down

Quickly eliminate the trafficker to earn an S Rank. 

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 27 Root Cause

Extract the Intel Team member and earn an S Rank in less than two minutes.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 28 Code Talker

Locate and extract the Code Talker to earn an S Rank.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 29 Metallic Archaea

Eliminate the Skulls and extract Code Talker to earn the S Rank rating.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 30 Skull Face

Locate Skull Face and complete the mission with perfect stealth. 

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 31 Sahelanthropus

Defeat the Sahelanthropus boss and earn an S Rank.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 32 To Know Too Much

Quickly extract the CIA agent before he is discovered to earn an S Rank. 

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 33 [Subsistence] C2W

Complete the mission without needing to leave your helicopter.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 34 [Extreme] Backup, Back Down

Quickly extract multiple vehicles and tanks to earn the S Rank.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 35 Cursed Legacy

Extract two containers as well as yourself to earn a quick S Rank. 

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 36 [Total Stealth] Footprints of Phantoms

Destroy all four Walker Gears without being detected.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 37 [Extreme] Traitors’ Caravan

Extract the transport truck and flee the hot zone for a quick S Rank score.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 38 Extraordinary

Locate and secure the correct film canister at Spugmay Keep.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 39 [Total Stealth] Over the Fence

Climb a crack to save time and extract the engineer for an easy S Rank.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 40 [Extreme] Cloaked in Silence

Equip a tank to eliminate Quiet and earn an S Rank. 

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 41 Proxy War Without End

Destroy or extract four vehicles and a gunship to achieve an S Rank rating.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 42 [Extreme] Metallic Archaea

Use the D-Walker to eliminate the Skulls and earn an S Rank.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 43 Shining Lights, Even in Death

Follow the prompts to complete this powerful story mission.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 44 [Total Stealth] Pitch Dark

Destroy the separator tank and disable the transfer pump with perfect stealth.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 45 A Quiet Exit

Join Quiet to eliminate the tanks and earn an S Rank.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 46 Truth - The Man Who Sold the World

Fulfill the necessary conditions to unlock this secret story mission.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 47 [Total Stealth] The War Economy

Eliminate the CFA official without being detected. 

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 48 [Extreme] Code Talker

Extract Code Talker without him taking damage to secure an S Rank score.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 49 [Subsistence] Occupation Forces

Intercept the convoy to extract the colonel and his tanks. 

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 50 [Extreme] Sahelanthropus

Defeat Sahelanthropus again to earn your final S Rank rating.

MGS 5: The Phantom Pain PC Requirements

Minimum

OS: Windows 7X64, Windows 8x64 (64-bit OS Required)

Processor: Intel Core I5-4460 (3.40 GHz) or better; Quad-Core or better

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 (2GB) or better (DirectX 11 card Required)

DirectX: Version 11

Hard Drive: 28 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound card

Recommended

OS: Windows 7X64, Windows 8x64 (64-bit OS Required)

Processor: Intel Core I7-4790 (3.60GHz) or better; Quad-Core or better

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (DirectX 11 graphic card required)

DirectX: Version 11

Hard Drive: 28 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound card (Surround Sound 5.1)