The Metal Gear Solid series is one of the biggest video game franchises of all time. It’s overarching plot and main characters are two of the things that it is most famous for, however the boss fights are just as iconic as the franchise itself. Whenever Metal Gear Solid is brought up, a discussion about the bosses in each game is sure to follow. Everyone has their personal favorites when it comes to Metal Gear characters, and the debates between friends and fans could rage for hours over which was the best. But why get into a tiff with your besties when you can just let us do all the heavy lifting?

The past 17 years have seen the Metal Gear Solid franchise expand and grow in ways no one could have expected back when the first game hit the original PlayStation. With the saga concluded (at least so far as creator Hideo Kojima is concerned), we figured there's no better time to look back at the history of the franchise to uncover the best boss fights Snake, Raiden and Big Boss encountered along the way. A case could be made for each and every villain to make this list, but these are our 10 Best Metal Gear Solid Bosses.