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Watch 40 minutes of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

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Above you can see a Kojima Productions' own 40 minute demo of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, courtesy of IGN (opens in new tab). It's a decent chunk of footage, and incorporates stealth, violence, and a good dog. Also: blasting out the best of the '80s as you evac from a battlezone.

It looks great—similar to Ground Zeroes in terms of control and interface, but massively expanded. And there's no need to worry about spoilers, as the main mission of the demo has been tweaked specifically for E3. I particularly like the bit where a speeding robot is able to sneak up on and punch out an oblivious guard.

The semi-silly battlefield infiltration stuff couldn't seem more different to The Phantom Pain's official E3 trailer—a six-minute epic of philosophy and weirdness.

The Phantom Pain is out on PC on September 15, two weeks after the console release.

Phil Savage
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Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.