Metal Gear Solid is a stealth-action game developed and published by Konami. It is the third game in the Metal Gear series, and follows the story of a special forces operative named Solid Snake who is sent to a remote island to stop a terrorist group from launching a nuclear attack. The game is known for its complex and deep story, as well as its innovative gameplay mechanics that allow players to use stealth and covert tactics to complete missions and defeat enemies. Metal Gear Solid was released in 1998 for the PlayStation and was a critical and commercial success, with many praising its graphics, storytelling, and gameplay. The game has since been re-released on multiple platforms and has spawned numerous sequels and spin-offs.