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In MGS5 Ground Zeroes' first mission you're tasked with finding and bringing back Chico. In the prison camp there are four more targets. Do I bring them all or just Chico? Does it matter? Does it help towards any achievements?

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  • Can you edit or create the tag, so it can say zeroes? Mar 19, 2014 at 4:24
  • My previous answer was restricted to the Ground Zeroes mission. I've edited it to include information about Side Ops too.
    – Nolonar
    Mar 19, 2014 at 20:43

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For that particular mission, you only need to rescue Paz and Chico.

However, rescuing prisoners grants you points, which all count towards your mission grading. Each prisoner grants you 3'500 points, Paz and Chico included. If the prisoner dies, e.g. when you're being shot while carrying them, they will not grant you any points.

Getting an S-rank can be really difficult in some missions, unless you rescue a few prisoners. Of course, you'll need an S-rank in every mission, Side Op, and Extra Op if you want the Hero Trophy/Achievement.

There is one prisoner, who isn't among the 5 from the Old Prisoner Camp, whose rescue grants a Trophy/Achievement, notably the Rescue one.

Once Chico has been extracted, and you're heading back to rescue Paz, you'll find 2 soldiers talking about a prisoner who attempted to escape and is now going to be executed. You can either follow the one, who then leaves, or you can simply threaten him into telling you where that prisoner is being held.


During Side Ops, some prisoners may give you a tape when rescued. These are necessary for unlocking the Information Trophy/Achievement. For instance, in the "Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements" Side Op, there is a member of the MSF held in the same place, where Paz can be found during the "Ground Zeroes" mission; he will give you a tape after you extract him.

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  • I also suggest adding that some prisoners give you intel.
    – JBurace
    Mar 24, 2014 at 18:00
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    Additionally, prisoners you rescue in Ground Zeroes is included in the data which is supposed to tie into Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - somehow.
    – DOOManiac
    Dec 23, 2014 at 17:31

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