10 Video Game Endings That Totally Trolled Players

9. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - You're Not Big Boss!

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The world may never know the details of what exactly happened between Konami and Metal Gear maestro Hideo Kojima. When it comes right down to it, it probably isn’t really important. All that matters is that the series Kojima so cherished will surely never be the same again.

Kojima lent a certain something to Metal Gear. An eccentricity and playful charm that came in at just the right moment, when all the melodrama and four-hour-long Codex chats about nuclear conspiracies and what Snake had for breakfast that morning became too heavy.

Kojima always had a trick up his sleeve, a surprise for players. He revealed a great one at the end of his series swansong, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Convinced as the player may have been throughout that the protagonist was Big Boss, that was revealed not to be the case at all. As we learn at the game’s denouement (such as it is, thanks to cut content), the protagonist is actually The Medic, or Venom Snake!


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