Metal Gear Solid V: 20 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

Sick of calling in the helicopter to get around the world? You don't need to.

It goes without saying that MGS V is easily the most overblown and ridiculous Metal Gear yet, one filled with a supremely divisive plot and all manner of out-of-time weaponry like teleportatng mech-hands and bipedal walking robots - but it's also one of the most detailed entries in the franchise, which is a lot considering MGS 2 once let you shoot an ice bucket and watch the cubes melt in real time. Seriously, this is the series that made you look at the back of a real-world CD case to obtain a radio frequency, recognised if you were gawping at posters of scantily-clad women, let you starve guards in MGS 3 by destroying food supplies, and even let you watch Sunny play a real PSP game in MGS 4 during her idle animation. On top of this, MGS has always existed to twin an uber-serious military tone with the sensibility of Japanese slapstick comedy, resulting in something that has huge mass appeal as a household name, whilst allowing creator Hideo Kojima to amass quite the following of worshippers (this author included) along the way. MGS V has become one the most talked-about games of the year because of all these things, and thanks to endless hours being dedicated to uncovering every last secret, animation and reference, it's resulted in a staggeringly detailed game world positively rammed with things you probably didn't know you could do. Note: There are no spoilers within.
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Gaming Editor at WhatCulture. Wields shovels, rests at bonfires, fights evil clones, brews decoctions. Will have your lunch on Rocket League.