Modder Makes Hideo Kojima Playable In Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

By Chris Priestman . January 1, 2015 . 2:00pm


As Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is now available on PC the modders are in full force. And it’s them you have to thank for making Hideo Kojima playable in the game.


It’s a fairly simple trick that replaces the Snake model with the Kojima one inside the game. It works pretty well if you ignore the slightly strange defection around Kojima’s cheeks, as seen in the video above.


This skin swamp has been made possible by a modder going by the name “Sergeanur”, who released a number of tools that allows people to unpack the game’s .g0s files and really rip it open. It’s best you don’t meddle with them unless you really know what you’re doing.



YouTuber “Trikz Me” released a video footage of themselves playing as Kojima in the game, as you can see above. Kojima is quite the badass, it would seem.


They also created a tutorial so that you can do it yourself (if you’re brave enough) in video form as well as in a raw text document (if you have a Facepunch account you can view it in the forums). All the links that they refer to in that tutorial can be found in this list of MGS V: GZ modding tools. But, as said, it’s best not to mess with the game files unless you have some idea of what you’re doing.

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  • Mastery

    “Skin Swamp”. Hey siliconera, are you hiring proofreaders? I can work fulltime.

  • DudeJericho

    That looks terrible.

  • Ferrick

    Kojima without the glasses is Nojima!

    • triablos

      Yeah they should’ve added the glasses, weird seeing him without them

  • Wilks

    Very creepy… lol.

  • His face lmao, hilarious man

  • TheDarkEmpress

    IS HE OKAY!?

  • Harry Potter


  • Shippoyasha

    That seriously looked like Shigeru Miyamoto in the main page.

  • TheManWithPants

    Was I the only one expecting him to say “Didju rike it?” in the opening?

    • Weird Al Yankovic

      Nope, looks like there’s 7 other racist douches at the time of my reply that agree with you.

      • TheManWithPants

        Not trying to be racist. It’s something Kojima’s said in the past. It’s kind of a meme, dude.

        • >Not trying to be racist.
          >It’s kind of a meme, dude.

          I lost faith in humanity.

          • Haunter!

            If something that petty makes you lose faith in humanity then you may need to reevaluate something about your life.

          • >Not trying to be racist.
            >It’s kind of a meme, dude.
            >If something that petty
            >reevaluate something about your life.

            Yeah apparently it’s not racist because it’s a meme. Maybe I have faith in humanity after all. What’s going to be next?

            Sorry dude but man don’t rub your internet children germs on me.

          • Haunter!

            I hope you know that you’re just getting upset over someone quoting Kojima. That’s kind of sad and the fact that you’re trying to project racism onto the comment is very unsettling.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            He’s upset because the original poster behavior is not what we expect or accept on the site. And he took the moment to express his concerns.

          • Haunter!

            Yet comments saying that Kojima looked exactly like Miyamoto are A-OK! So we aren’t allowed to laugh along WITH Kojima, got it, only at him. Got it.

      • Haunter!

        Are you new to the internet or just Kojima?

  • Mark Lengod

    his head is like a bizarre balloon

  • Star-Lord

    Ewww… skin swamp

  • Spirit Macardi

    So does he attack enemies by talking about half-baked political philosophy until they kill themselves in desperation?

    • Political Philoso-machines, son.

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    Hideo??? HIDEO!!!!!!!

  • ShadowDivz

    Knowing Kojima he probably saw this and laughed.
    It would be weird if he’s using the mod right now.

  • vertical09

    The targets are in the old prison.

  • NeoMosko

    Was just a matter of time for this to happen.
    Here’s hoping Kojima allows Steamworks on MGS5; just imagine the mods, pretty sure they would even make a Sheogorath (TES) companion for the sake of “why not”.

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