Metal Gear Solid 5 trailer recreated in GTA 5

With the substitution of a motorcycle for a horse or two, this recreation is remarkably accurate.

A nearly 10-minute-long trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been recreated in its entirety using Grand Theft Auto V.

The video above, which was uploaded to the YouTube account EV niconico (via Kotaku) after being published to Japanese site Niconico earlier this month, is an impressively accurate remake of a gameplay-heavy trailer for The Phantom Pain released last year during E3.

While some substitutions had to be made in light of certain things not existing in GTA V--motorcycles for horses being one of the less strange examples--most of the action from the trailer is kept intact. This was all accomplished by 27 contributors over the course of three weeks, according to the video's description.

The video below, also posted to the EV niconico account, puts the two versions of the trailer side-by-side, making it easier to compare and contrast the two.

The first act of Metal Gear Solid V was recently released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 as Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. The Phantom Pain remains in development for the same four platforms as Ground Zeroes and has not yet been given a release date, although there have been indications that it may not be out until late next year.

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IJONOI
IJONOI

Seems like a lot of work for a bit of a laugh. But good job on the trailer Gents.


Now down to the serious side of things. MGSV looks like it's going to be something special. 

RevLux
RevLux

They did a good job with the recreation. Not James Franco & Seth Rogen's Bound 2 good...but then they're professional bastards so it's to be expected.

stiffers
stiffers

Dem that's one impressive remake on GTA V, in fact the only proper good remake on GTA V. I hope GTA V will come to pc soon so we can have some video editor like in GTA IV and can do something like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TndgCzIytw

whitejackel
whitejackel

while its was a decent vid i still don't see the comparison to MGS very much.

staticsnake87
staticsnake87

Way to take a remarkable and ground-breaking trailer in the gaming industry and ruin it completely. GTA V is an amazing game, but the MGS series is always off the charts good. Nobody in the industry matches Hideo's sheer talent and quality.

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

ahah GTA5 engine sure looks shitty compared to Fox engine

Payasoplas
Payasoplas

With the substitution of a motorcycle for a horse or two, this recreation is remarkably BOOOORING...

fanirama
fanirama

whats with the aliens? Didn't know there were aliens in gta v

Xyllix
Xyllix

That was fuckin' funny man, Well done.

muco29
muco29

People still playing this?

zfazal84
zfazal84

Wow that was stupid, that was nothing like the MGS trailer

yuenyugo
yuenyugo

FAKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK lollll xDDDDDDDDD

GrayF0X786
GrayF0X786

i cannot explain it, that was horrible yet so fking amazing at the same time


some moments had me laughing out loud like the melee scenes haha

senorbusyman
senorbusyman

lol kojima is god i dont remember that in the trailer but that had me laughing

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

Lol! A very creative remake. Didn't even realize how horrible GTA Online looks until now. I'm expecting Phantom Pain to be pretty epic.

StHapns247
StHapns247

Not every random fan-made video needs to be front page news.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Hilarious!The child soldier scene and the horse scene..

Bloody_basic
Bloody_basic

NICE! The best part is that they use motorcycles as horses! Man!

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

They could have made it way more epic if V was on PC

ShadowNeverDies
ShadowNeverDies

@staticsnake87  Well his writing is shaky at times, but as a storyteller he is certainly one of a kind. That's also why he's kind of divisive. Some people think he's a God, some people think he's a hack, others think he's long winded, others think he's thoughtful, and everyone thinks he's at least a little eccentric lol.

10mack10
10mack10

@staticsnake87  thank god you spoke up they were about to replace the official trailer with this one!

rad8045
rad8045

@eze_sl89 last gen vs current gen, what do you expect ? I hope that current gen games look better than last gen games other wise I just wasted $500.

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

@fanirama  

Have you played the game's main story missions? If not then i can understand why you didn't know!

rad8045
rad8045

@muco29 people are still playing pacman so what is your point ? Does repeating that same line on every gta article now make you cool or something ?

staticsnake87
staticsnake87

@Bloody_basic  Would have been hilarious if horses were included in GTA V. With everything they thought of I'm surprised there's no horse-riding while shooting random people in the game. They should patch it in.

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

@Viral-venom13 @fanirama  i have beaten the game and the aliens never showed up. to unlock that shit you have to have 100% complete the hole side missions and crap. No one with a healthy social life would do that, rather than lifeless nerds.

I know because i watched on youtube.

ShadowNeverDies
ShadowNeverDies

@eze_sl89 @Viral-venom13 @fanirama  You must have skipped that cutscene then. It's in the main story...also a side mission has you shooting at aliens. Aliens proper are more than likely being saved for the dlc pack which I'm really hoping is like an abduction type deal where we get a smaller albeit new map.

RevLux
RevLux

@eze_sl89 @Viral-venom13@fanirama Nothing says "I'm an awesome guy and people like me" like bragging that you have a "healthy social life" and attacking "nerds" on a video game website. You nailed both of them in a single post. Impressive. Btw, you don't have to finish the game 100% to see aliens in GTA V. Not even close. You could have spent 20 seconds to Google it. But instead you chose to make foolish remarks in an effort to seem cool and I totally respect you for that...

seven7swords
seven7swords

@eze_sl89 @Viral-venom13 @fanirama  You get abducted by aliens after Michael takes his son to a drive through and he gets high/drunk after drinking the soft drink. His son kicks you out the car and you wake up surrounding my chimps then abducted.


SO I don't know what you're talking about but there is definetly two Michael mission a little less then mid game that you see aliens and you don't have to 100% beat the game to see them.


Sorry for spoiling a year (?) old game for anyone. :/

ShadowNeverDies
ShadowNeverDies

@staticsnake87 @Quarkzquarkz @fanirama  Hideo still needs an editor or some editing lessons though. His cutscenes sometimes seem like they just drag on too long due to Hideo's overindulgence and repetitiveness with certain themeS. And repetition is fine but he goes overboard with it at times. It's like why did Star Trek the Motion Picture have a 5 minute intro shot to the Enterprise, same reason Hideo Kojima makes us see every single soldier load their guns in Metal Gear Solid 4...no editor or even a want to edit his material lol.

staticsnake87
staticsnake87

@Quarkzquarkz @fanirama  MGS has held all the records and broken all its own records over and over again for longest cutscenes in video games. Hideo tells deep and long stories. It's not for everyone.