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Metal Gear Through The Years

by Kyle Hilliard on Mar 19, 2014 at 01:00 PM

From its beginnings in 1987, Metal Gear has gone through a huge number of changes, but there are some aspects of the game that have remained constant throughout. Snake is always performing a stealth mission, and he always has back-up – even if they can't be there with him on the field. In this video feature, we're taking a look at how the games have evolved and changed over its nearly 30 years, but has still managed to somehow retain its core gameplay hooks.

In the two short videos below, you'll see how Snake has changed both in terms of his appearance, as well as how he is introduced in the beginning of each Metal Gear console release.

The second video looks at the evolution of the alert stage that has appeared in every console Metal Gear. The telltale exclamation point has changed through the years, along with how Snake handles the emergency scenario.

You can also see how Snake's codec conversations have evolved by checking out the images in the gallery below.

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For a similar feature looking at the evolution of Grand Theft Auto through the years, head here.