The Metal Gear universe is a complex and expansive story written by Hideo Kojima, focusing on various political, military, and philosophical themes. It all started with the release of Metal Gear in 1987, which introduced the world to Solid Snake, a special ops soldier often sent on isolated secret missions. This universe has expanded into multiple sequels and titles set at different points in a warped timeline.
The dominant military technology in this universe is massive bipedal tanks known as Metal Gears, often capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The series focuses on the fight against these devastating weapons and the organizations that seek to deploy them.
The Metal Gear series has gained worldwide acclaim for its complex narrative, memorable characters, and cohesive gameplay mechanics. It is a universe full of espionage action, deep intrigue, conspiracies and dramatic twists.