Metal Gear is a action-adventure steal video game series created by Japanese game designer Hideo Kojima and published by Konami. The first game in the series, Metal Gear was released in 1987 and is centred around a special forces operative called Solid Snake who is tasked with destroying a "Metal Gear", a bipedal walking tank that has the capacity to deliver Nuclear Warheads.There have been many sequels that use the name Metal Gear Solid and Rising instead of just Metal Gear.
The series is haled for being one of the first stealth games and it became a pioneer in the genre. It is also famous for using offbeat humour and referencing famous Hollywood films.
There are many games with in the Metal Gear series and they do not all follow in chronological order, instead they include prequels staring Solid Snake's father Big Boss. Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots all follow Solid Snake in his quest to stop the shadowy organization called the Patriots. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater was the first introduction to Naked Snake who would later become Big Boss. It was set in the Cold War and was the first in the series to allow some sort of free roaming.
Solid Snake Originally voiced by Akio Ôtsuka, the main character for the series this product of FOXHOUND a fictitious secret Organisation that is a combination of Spies and saboteurs, later used to create a clone warrior that was considered Elite.
Liquid Snake The field commander of FOXHOUND previously British SAS, he is Solid snakes twin brother, and also Big Bosses second clone.
Otacon Met in the first game of Metal Gear, this character assists Solid Snake through his venture, he is a heavy help both to the player and also the charecter as well, assisting in the understanding of the plot.
Raidenhe is a later addition to the story and games, he is the main character in this respect you follow him through in the third game as he traverses a massive oil rig in the ocean, he becomes a secondary character in the fourth game of which he assists Snake as a result of major changes to his body that allow him to be more ambidextrous in combat.