Torture Scene in Metal Gear Solid 5 Won't Be Playable

Kojima states that the torture scene in Metal Gear Solid 5 is only a cutscene.

A torture scene featured in Metal Gear Solid 5 won't be playable said director Hideo Kojima in an interview with Eurogamer. The scene will only be in a cutscene.

When asked if those scenes were necessary, Kojima said, "If the violence will give new emotions that are important to the game, I want to put it in there, especially with this game where one of the main topics is revenge," Kojima explained. "I don't want to walk around that."

The Phantom Pain, like other MGS, will use torture to further the plot of the game. In the 1998 original, Solid Snake is tortured by Revolver Ocelot. Unlike Grand Theft Auto V, the latest installment of Metal Gear Solid will not feature playable torture. 

"I didn't want to go as far as having playable torture," said Kojima. "The part of Metal Gear Solid 5 that has torture is non-playable."

"So far the player's been tortured by Ocelot so much that I'm thinking that I might be the one that introduced torture to games," he joked. "So I'm sorry about that!"

The trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5 features the torture scene. You can see it above.

Do you think the torture scene may be too much? Grand Theft Auto V is already receiving criticism for having a playable torture scene. How do you think everyone will handle Metal Gear Solid's scene?

Published Sep. 20th 2013
  • Courtney Gamache
    Featured Contributor
    I think it's good that the torture scene isn't playable. I find that would be very disturbing if so, especially in a Metal Gear Solid game. I sorta understand it being playable in GTA because that's a crime game, but I still don't approve of it.
  • Synzer
    Guide Editor
    It doesn't matter one way or another to me. In Gta you know going in its about crime. I was expecting to be disturbed by the torture scene, but it didn't really bother me. In a game like MGS where it's not all about being a criminal and doing bad, it would probably be more disturbing.

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