In the near future, the nations of the world rely upon private military companies to fight their battles for them. When renegade super-soldier Liquid Ocelot emerges as the head of a potent coalition of mercenary powers, an aging Solid Snake returns to save the world one last time.
MGS4 is set five years after the Big Shell incident (depicted in MGS2), in 2014. The world economy is based on continuous war, fueled by Private Military Companies, now comprising the majority of nations’ armies. PMC unit members are injected with nanomachines to ensure only they can operate ID tagged weapons and to regulate their battle capacity. The control network created by these nanomachines is called Sons Of the Patriots. Liquid Ocelot is preparing to take control of the SOP system and launch an armed insurrection. Snake accepts a request by Roy Campbell to terminate Liquid Ocelot. Otacon and Sunny, Olga Gurlukovich’s daughter, raised by the Patriots, are ready to provide support in any way, from the Nomad aircraft.
Director: Hideo Kojima