The Phantom Pain has been in the streets for a little over a week now and with the crazy good reviews it's getting, it's safe to say the hype is far from over. Who are we to stop they hype? Let's celebrate this newly revived love for one of the most significant series in gaming's history with something everyone can appreciate: art.
Hideo Kojima's science fiction series about the ugly side of war has always been pretty strange, and that's mostly because of how absolutely out there many of the characters were. The cast has had a colorful array of members in both small and major roles that have really set the crazy bar pretty high, but being crazy isn't necessarily the same as being "great." A great Metal Gear character stands out, not just because of their particular quirks, but their over all arcs and relevance to the saga at large. It's a difficult task to truly narrow down such a huge cast to just a top 10, but lets attempt the impossible, anyway.
The legacy of Snake comes to a close next week, and world is on edge. We all can't wait to experience the final chapter in one of the most iconic series of games in the industry. Considering that we are still unsure if we will ever see a Kojima directed game ever again, this is a big deal for us. The Metal Gear games are consistently stellar experiences, but it's only right to quantify them in list form. For posterity, of course.