When it comes to a story that started back in 1987, the Metal Gear franchise jumped back and forth in time throughout the many games that came out. Because of this, many players that would like to start playing and want to do it in chronological order would probably be intimidated by the sheer size of the franchise. Luckily, we made a list for you with all the games that make up Metal Gear, the year that the events in them take place, and the platform you can get them on to try them out.
The Metal Gear games in chronological timeline order
The story of the Metal Gear saga spans over 50 years and it sees characters grow old, have children, have their own children grow, and then die. So, of course, most of us would need a list to keep up with this long series.
It is good to know that we do not recommend playing the games in this order since you might spoil various plots from the other games. However, this could still be a fun experience if you are going through them a second time. On the other hand, we would recommend playing the Metal Gear games in the order they came out.
So, here are all the Metal Gear games in timeline order:
|Game Title||Year It Happens||Platform|
|Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater||1964||PS2|
|Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops||1970||PSP|
|Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker||1974||PSP, PS3, and Xbox 360|
|Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes||1975||PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC|
|Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain||1984||PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC|
|Metal Gear||1995||MSX2 and NES|
|Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake||1999||MSX2|
|Metal Gear Solid||2005||PS1 and PC|
|Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty||2007-2009||PS2, Xbox, and PC|
|Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots||2014||PS3|
|Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance||2018||PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Nvidia Shield TV|