This is the timeline of the Metal Gear / Metal Gear Solid series. It includes all games, and the years/dates they occur.

I include the most complete versions of the game for simplicity's sake, for instance Metal Gear Solid 3 - Subsistence instead of Metal Gear Solid 3 - Snake Eater, since the newer versions include the most expanded version of the game and usually the best graphics. I also include the GameCube version of Metal Gear Solid (The Twin Snakes) since that features the most expanded version of the game as opposed to the original PS version.

The games and their DLC are in the first column, the second column includes the dates the games occur (with any flashbacks in parentheses), and the media format in the third column. The games are in bold black text, and the DLC is in regular black text (the only game featuring DLC that expands the story is MG Rising - Revengeance).

 

 

Metal Gear Solid 3 - Subsistence August 24 - September 2, 1964 AD PS3  (MGS-Legacy Collection)
Metal Gear Solid - Portable Ops October - November, 1970 AD PS Vita
Metal Gear Solid - Peace Walker November 10 - 24, 1974 AD PS3  (MGS-Legacy Collection)
Metal Gear Solid - Ground Zeroes 1975 AD PS4
Metal Gear Solid V - The Phantom Pain 1984 AD PS4
Metal Gear 1995 AD PS3  (MGS-Legacy Collection)
Metal Gear 2 - Solid Snake December 24, 1999 AD PS3  (MGS-Legacy Collection)
Metal Gear Solid - The Twin Snakes February, 2005 AD Gamecube
Metal Gear Solid 2 - Substance August 8, 2007 - April 30, 2009 AD PS3  (MGS-Legacy Collection)
Metal Gear Solid 4 - Guns of the Patriots 2014 AD PS3  (MGS-Legacy Collection)
Metal Gear Rising - Revengeance:  Jet Stream 2016 AD PS3  (DLC)
Metal Gear Rising - Revengeance:  Blade Wolf April, 2018 AD PS3  (DLC)
Metal Gear Rising - Revengeance April - May, 2018 AD PS3