Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is an action-adventure game developed and published by Konami. It is the fifth game in the Metal Gear series, and is a prequel to the previous games in the series. The game is set in the Cold War-era Soviet Union, and follows the story of a special forces operative named Naked Snake (also known as Big Boss) who must infiltrate a remote jungle facility and stop a rogue scientist from launching a nuclear attack. The game is known for its deep and complex story, which explores themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the nature of war. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater was released in 2004 for the PlayStation 2 and was well-received by critics and players, who praised its graphics, storytelling, and gameplay. The game has since been re-released on multiple platforms and is considered a classic of the stealth-action genre.