• Publisher: Netflix
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2017
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  • Summary: The official game for Stranger Things from Netflix and BonusXP!

    Stranger Things are afoot again in Hawkins, Indiana. Join Hopper and the kids on a new, action-packed adventure! * It's 1984 all over again. Stranger Things: The Game is an action adventure game true to the games our heroes
    The official game for Stranger Things from Netflix and BonusXP!

    Stranger Things are afoot again in Hawkins, Indiana. Join Hopper and the kids on a new, action-packed adventure!
    * It's 1984 all over again. Stranger Things: The Game is an action adventure game true to the games our heroes would have played back in the day.
    * Explore Hawkins and its surroundings. See your favorite locations like Mirkwood Forest and Hawkins Lab. Uncover exciting areas you've never seen before!
    * Solve puzzles with the unique abilities of each character. Lucas can nail anything with his Wrist Rocket. Nancy has a whole set of bats to swing this time.
    * Collect all the Eggos and Gnomes you can lay your hands on. You never know what they might unlock...
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 6, 2017
    88
    Even though this is one big promotional release, it's Stranger Things, and it's a top-notch free game that has no strings attached, which is rare these days. The graphics are amazing and smooth. The eerie chiptune soundtrack is fun to listen to, and the sound effects make you feel like you're watching the show. The game lasts for about 10 hours, and each character has their part to play when it comes to solving the puzzles. For the true dedicated fans, a secret trailer for Stranger Things 2 awaits you if you complete enough puzzles.
  2. Oct 12, 2017
    82
    Stranger Things uses the nostalgic bait in an impressively fair way, putting together elements from the series and from classic action adventure with some real game design behind, and give us all of this for free.
  3. Oct 5, 2017
    80
    For a totally free experience, Stranger Things: The Game really gives you a lot to chew on.
  4. Oct 11, 2017
    80
    Little touches, like different dialogues from NPCs depending on who you have selected as your active character, bring the world to life and reward players who explore in depth. The amount of game here—easily six hours plus—is massive for an app that is 100% free without ads or in-app purchases, with each of those hours lovingly crafted by a team that obviously cares about all of its source material. This is a gift to fans of Stranger Things or NES/SNES-era adventures with no strings attached, except the time you’ll inevitably lose once you’re sucked into its world.
  5. Oct 6, 2017
    80
    Stranger Things is one of the most surprising tie-in games out there. It's a clever homage to the show's setting and the kinds of games from that era, it's fun to play, and it's completely free. It may not do much to capture the same tone of the show and some of its gameplay might feel dated, but that's ok. Stranger Things: The Game is a fun experience that treats its audience with some respect, which is a thing few other tie-in games can claim.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 12, 2017
    10
    Overall a really great game for iOS. It gets a perfect score for me as the is the best free game with no ads or need for micro-transactions.Overall a really great game for iOS. It gets a perfect score for me as the is the best free game with no ads or need for micro-transactions. The controls are easy to use with the touch screen and there is a good amount of content for once again, a free game. Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2017
    9
    It's very rare to find a game where free-to-play actually means that you're getting the game for free. This is especially true for mobileIt's very rare to find a game where free-to-play actually means that you're getting the game for free. This is especially true for mobile devices. Things like microtransactions and adds are built in to the experience so that developers can still make a profit. Now, the majority of the time you can still experience the full game or at least the majority of it without spending a single cent. It just means that you may have to grind longer or not have access to that really exciting loot. This kind of practice is something that has gotten under the skin of many gamers over the years and kind of tainted people's perception the free-to-play business model. Well, here comes Stranger Things to save the day. A full-fledged mobile game based off an incredibly popular property that is 100% free in every sense of the word, and my goodness is it fantastic.

    Much like the show itself, Stranger Things: The Game is lovingly crafted throwback to the 80's. The gameplay style is reminiscent of games from the NES/SNES era, in particular the original Legend of Zelda titles. Each character from the show has their own abilities and you can swap between them on the fly. This affects more than just the puzzles and combat, as gaining access to a new character opens up new paths in previously explored areas which turn means more loot of secrets to unearth. You get to explore the entire town of Hawkins complete with familiar faces and locations taken right from the show. The plot itself is simple, but cute and provides good enough reason to return to the world and characters. You'll hunt for secrets, complete side-quests for characters from the show, and even clear out dungeons in the main plot. There's a surprising amount of depth and content here. They may be giving it away for free, but they didn't skimp out on any substance because of it.

    The game play amazingly. I've never seen better use of touch-screen interface before. The controls are so responsive and spot-on. The graphics are charming, bright, colorful, and capture the style of the show and 80's games perfectly. The soundtrack is just as good. The only issue the game really has is a lack of a fast-travel option. Getting from one side of Hawkins to another often requires a lot of backtracking. By the time you do gain access to portals scattered around town, the game is basically over outside of hunting down those last few items and side-quests. Plus you don't actually know if you'll end up where you want to go or not. A minor gripe, but an issue nonetheless.

    Stanger Things: The Game is simply the perfect gift for Netflix to give to fans. It captures everything the show is about, stands on it's own as a full and high-quality game, and is 100% free. Thank to it's clever design it's worth every second you'll spend trying to 100% it. There's simply no reason to not pick this up. Even if you haven't watched the show it stands on it's own as an excellent game. A fantastic throwback to a bygone era of gaming with the polish and precision of a modern title. It's simply amazing and it won't cost you a dime.
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  3. Jan 5, 2018
    6
    Yes it is fun, but it just seemed like the same old thing over and over after each mission like they didn't do a good job changing the levelsYes it is fun, but it just seemed like the same old thing over and over after each mission like they didn't do a good job changing the levels much. The characters are sweet but I was excited to play as Jonathan and yet he isn't even a playable character, hell I also wanted Steve and Joyce as a playable to, it just sorta ruined the game for me. Expand
  4. Nov 17, 2017
    0
    Its just worst. I don't like it. Its so crap to use and nothing else. Overall a really great game for iOS. It's very rare to find a game whereIts just worst. I don't like it. Its so crap to use and nothing else. Overall a really great game for iOS. It's very rare to find a game where free-to-play actually means that you're getting the game for free. This is especially true for mobile devices. Expand