Metal Gear Chronology

Metal Gear Solid games have traveled all over the world through five decades, this Metal Gear Chronology is a visual representation of this global journey. Snake has killed people in over twelve countries and four continents.

Snake in Afghanistan

Snake in Afghanistan

Metal Gear Solid Chronology 2014 Eastern Europe

Metal Gear Solid Chronology 2014 Eastern Europe

Snake in NYC

Snake in NYC

Metal Gear Solid Chronology


  • 1964: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

    Takes place in the jungles of Tselinouarks, USSR


  • 1970: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

    Takes place in an unknown part of South America

  • 1974: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

    Takes place in Costa Rica

  • 1980

    • 1984: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

      Takes place in Afghanistan and Zaire

    • 1990

      • 1995: Metal Gear

        It only took, like, two years.

      • 1999: Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake

        Takes place in the fictional Zanzibarland

      • 2000

        • 2002: Metal Gear: Ghost Babel

          Takes place in Central Africa

        • 2005: Metal Gear Solid

          Takes place in Alaska's Fox Archipelago codenamed "Shadow Moses"

        • 2007 - 2009: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

          Takes place in New York City and the Hudson River

        • 2010

          • 2014: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

            Somewhere in Eastern Europe

          • 2014: Metal Gear Acid

            Takes place in the fictional Moloni Republic in southern Africa.

          • 2016 - 2018: Metal Gear Rising: Revengance

            Takes place in an unnamed African country, Abkhazia, Guadalajara, Mexico, Denver, Colorado and Pakistan