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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Cassette Tape location guide

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Anyone who tells you that Big Boss isn’t a wizard is either a liar or wearing a shoe-buckle hat while lusting for a good ol’ bonfire to cleanse the evil from a lost soul. For a soldier who happens to be fighting his way through Afghanistan during the 1980s, the Big Boss has a magical ability to store the top hits of the decade onto tapes that vanish into what I can only assume are magical pockets that utilise Time Lord technology from Doctor Who.

And those tapes are freakin’ rad, as they happen to contain the best tracks of the eighties, a frivolous and ultimately pointless decade. Much like the 1960s. So where do you find those chart-topping tracks in Metal Gear Solid V? Right here!


Metal Gear Solid V Cassette Tape Locations

  • A Phantom Pain – Wakh Sind Barracks, in a hut to the north-east
  • All the Sun Touches – Can be found at Munoko ya Nioka station
  • Behind the Drapery – Can be found at Wialo Kallai
  • Dancing with Tears in my Eyes – Can be found at the Ditadi abandoned village
  • Dormant Stream – Can be found at the West Guard Post in Smasei Fort
  • Friday I’m in Love – Lufwa Valley, in the mansiom
  • Gloria – Nova Braga Airport, in a building to the east
  • Heavens Divide – On the lift just before you reach Skull-Face
  • Kids in America – Da Shago Kallai, outside the main building
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart – Can be found at Afghanistan Central Base Camp
  • Maneater – Lamar Khaate Palace, beneath the tent in front


  • Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker – Quarantine platform, in the basement
  • Midnight Mirage – Bampeve Plantation, in the building to the north
  • Nitrogen – Serak Power Plant, building to the north
  • Only Time Will Tell – Can be found at the Eastern communications post
  • Planet Scape – Sakhra Ee Village, guard post to the south
  • Quiet Life – Mfinda Oilfield, building to the south-east


  • Quiet’s Theme – In Mission 45, you need to follow the footprints and trigger a cut-scene
  • Rebel Yell – Mountain relay base, to the west of the bridge
  • Ride a White Horse – Inside the Lamar Khaate palace
  • She Blinded me with Science – Wialo Village, north-east of the guard post
  • Sins of the Father – Complete Mission 30
  • Snake Eater – Munoko ya Nioka station, at the guard post to the west
  • Take on Me – Yakho Oboo outpost, in a room in the western wing
  • Take the D.W. – Inside the Kungenga mine


  • The Final Countdown – Qarya Sakhra Ee, inside a building to the east
  • The Man Who Sold the World – Complete Mission 46
  • The Tangerine – Spugmay Keep, at the guard post to the east
  • Too Shy – Kiziba Camp, in a tent
  • You Spin Me Round – Lufwa Valley, in a guard post to the north west

Last Updated: September 3, 2015


  1. i’m.sorry.but.the.game.only.been.out.for.like.3.days.why.do.you.want.to.spoil.everyones.game.by.giving.the.locations.


    • Lord Chaos

      September 3, 2015 at 15:51

      You don’t have to read it.


    • WitWolfy

      September 3, 2015 at 15:57

      How is it spoiling the game? Fudge knows I’m gonna use it. I’m too lazy to go into each and every abandoned house looking for tapes.


    • Ketetsuyo

      September 29, 2015 at 03:52

      How are cassette locations spoilers? Cassettes are purely asthetic to the game and have no use whatsoever other than to reminisce and be a badass (Snake Eater Theme)


  2. Thami Afurika-Jin HD

    September 3, 2015 at 15:53

    A Ground Zeroes image..?


    • WitWolfy

      September 3, 2015 at 15:57

      Why not?


      • Thami Afurika-Jin HD

        September 3, 2015 at 15:59

        Because were talking about The Phantom Pain and its locations? Maybe I’m missing something?


  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 3, 2015 at 15:53

    I actually like that list, it has one of my favourite songs and another from one of my favourite bands.



    September 3, 2015 at 16:14

    OH SHIT!


  5. Derelictus

    September 5, 2015 at 03:08

    I’m trying to fathom what the author means by calling both the 60s and the 80s “frivolous and pointless decades”. What does that mean? Compared to what? Is the author of this article trying to sound profound? Because it jut comes across as stupid.


  6. Uldi

    September 29, 2015 at 01:38

    Thanks for the locations, but frivolous and pointless? Did you not pay attention in your history classes? Let’s see, ’60s has the Cuban Missile Crisis, First Man in both space and the Moon, assassination of a US President and the signing of the Civil Rights Act by his successor; and that’s just from a US-centric point of view. The ’80s has the fall of the Berlin Wall and the unification of Germany, launch of the first space shuttle, IBM releases the first commercial PC, the Falklands War, explosion of the Challenger, Chernobyl, and the official appearance of the World Wide Web.

    Frivolous and pointless? You have strange definitions for those words then.


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