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  • Summary: Besieged by death's tide at every turn. Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the stranded remnants of the future in his hands, Sam embarks on a journey to reunite the shattered world one step at a time. What is the mystery of the DeathBesieged by death's tide at every turn. Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the stranded remnants of the future in his hands, Sam embarks on a journey to reunite the shattered world one step at a time. What is the mystery of the Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road ahead? A genre defining gameplay experience holds these answers and more. Expand

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  1. Positive: 46 out of 54
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  1. Aug 20, 2020
    100
    Death Stranding is an absolute masterpiece. It’s a triumph of one man’s unrelenting, uncompromised vision of hope. So powerful was this vision that it gave a deeply cynical individual like me a reason to hope. It’s a technological achievement on so many levels. But perhaps most of all, its revolutionary story, outstanding characters, and singular theme of human connection is the lingering triumph of Death Stranding. It is simply one of the greatest games I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. It is, in every single glorious way, a Hideo Kojima Game.
  2. Jul 13, 2020
    100
    Death Stranding is a masterpiece of game design which surpasses your every expectation.
  3. Jul 13, 2020
    94
    Death Stranding is a must have on PC as it was on PS4, now unlocking bold new features such as 60+ fps even on less performing machines.
  4. Jul 13, 2020
    90
    Hideo Kojima's PlayStation 4 title Death Stranding has landed on PC, bringing with it a new standard of console ports.
  5. Jul 15, 2020
    85
    The PC version of Death Stranding is clearly the superior version as it's better looking, but also offers more content, a new difficulty setting, and a few Easter eggs to Valve Software's franchises. On the other hand the game's initial drawbacks are still present, like that awful advertisement for an energy drink, or a messy UI.
  6. Jul 13, 2020
    80
    As thrilling as it is boring, as fantastic as it is mundane, but one thing’s for sure - there’s truly nothing else like it.
  7. Sep 20, 2020
    67
    Death Stranding is asking you to find variety in a daily rut, cooperation possibilities for a character who has fear of contact, scientific explanations in clear-cut mysticism. Today, you’re annoyed that the story doesn’t move forward, and you have to trek into the same ghost-infested area as before, but tomorrow you’ll gladly spend a few hours hauling resources for a new highway and feeling good about it. This source of joy is very weird and defies explanation.

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  1. Jul 29, 2020
    10
    Death Stranding for me was a game I was suspicious of before I purchased, however, a few friends convinced me and I'm glad they did! it's suchDeath Stranding for me was a game I was suspicious of before I purchased, however, a few friends convinced me and I'm glad they did! it's such a refreshing change of pace in a gaming world so oversaturated in open-world RPG's that all feel the same these days. The soundtrack for me was one of the highlights! struggling and feeling every step while scaling a huge daunting mountain, falling and failing repeatedly only to overcome it and reach the summit and look over the beautiful photo-realistic scenery while the beautiful music from Low Roar plays is an experience you really need to experience.

    The loop was both addicting and relaxing, the story was both deep and enjoyable and the casting is out of this world. It doesn't put it's best foot forward for the first 2 hours but Japanese development focuses more on backend heavy design rather than frontend heavy design like in the west. If you are a little bit patient and can find it in your heart to give something slightly different than a 30-hour pew pew shooty game then the pay off is amazing. wholeheartedly recommend it. 10/10 for me personally.

    I want to finish by just saying I'm not a Hideo Kojima fanboy as I've never played any of his other games so it's not the name that's influencing this, I understand this game isn't for everyone but I'm sick of seeing everyone branding every positive review as a "Hideo fanboy" so I had to say it
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  2. Jul 16, 2020
    10
    小岛秀夫,永远滴神!!!
    小岛秀夫,永远滴神!!!
    小岛秀夫,永远滴神!!! 小岛秀夫,永远滴神!!! 小岛秀夫,永远滴神!!! 小岛秀夫,永远滴神!!!
    小岛秀夫,永远滴神!!!
    小岛秀夫,永远滴神!!!
    小岛秀夫,永远滴神!!!
    小岛秀夫,永远滴神!!!
    小岛秀夫,永远滴神!!!
    小岛秀夫,永远滴神!!!
  3. Jul 15, 2020
    10
    Exceptional experience, Great cinematic direction, complicated story, addictive gameplay, one of the greatest game in the gaming history.
  4. Aug 2, 2020
    9
    So, at last after having finished the game, I’m able to write a proper review.

    From my initial 20 hours or so, I felt that the game was
    So, at last after having finished the game, I’m able to write a proper review.

    From my initial 20 hours or so, I felt that the game was something I really wanted to keep playing and playing, it had “something” different and unique compared to other games, even though a lot of the normal gameplay in the game can get repetitive, as in many other games, of course.

    This game has a profound message to deliver, not like the packages we do deliver in game, it’s delivered via other sources: story, cinematography, performance capture, the great actors that voiced the characters, and the minds of the creative team who made all of the story in this game what it is: a lot more than just gameplay, sound and cool graphics. This message really hit me hard the more I played, especially in these rough times we live in, but also left me equally happy, afterwards.

    There’s another game from the past few years that made me feel this way, and that game is NieR: Automata, and those of you who’ve played that one might understand it. The game is amazing, the combat, the characters, but…there’s so much more that can’t just be explained by a picture, or a trailer, or a cutscene, is the whole message the game is trying to convey, what’s important.

    With Death Stranding I think this is the case, anyway, I think the game’s conclusion sets everything pretty clear, it’s still open to “more of the same” in a future installment…yes, it is, could be, or could not, it wouldn’t matter, it’s not like the game’s story hasn’t been tied up, it has…but it still leaves stuff to the player so they make their own “theories”, if you will, although I believe with all the lore in game we can read…yes, read, there’s a lot of lore in E-mails in game, that some people might ignore…but with all of the lore, well explained and all, I think it’s hard not to understand what’s the idea behind the story.

    Furthermore, the smart way to add an "online" component to the game gets a very notable mention too: I loved it, yes sometimes the signs other players leave can be too much or annoying, we don't have to spam likes if we don't want but...I just did, as many as I could, because it made me feel I was not alone while playing this, and I'm pretty sure that was the whole point, that we're connected, in many ways, even if we don't even know each other, we still were able to help each other, with stuff we built and left behind. There's a lot more to that idea than it meets the eye but, as many things in Death Stranding, one needs to experience the whole package, so I'll leave it at that, but to me it made the gameplay a lot more interesting because whenever I got to a new area and discovered what the other players had set up there, then I had to plan how to set my own structures up, and that made me scratch my brain a lot, finding the best places to put zip-lines, and whatnot...I just both hated and loved that, because really some of you...some of you didn't use the map a lot, did you? xD, But well, it is what it is, and I had a lot of FUN, which is what matters.

    I have some small negatives about certain aspects of the game that felt a tiny bit clunky at times, and I have to say that some of the boss fights weren’t particularly stellar, mechanically at least; now visually, as most of the game, some of those were great, that’s true.

    If, after all of that huge amount of text, you’re still here, nice, because it’s time to talk a bit about the PC port itself: in summary, it’s a very good PC version of the game, it ran great all the way through on my Ryzen 5 3600 and GTX 1070, no crashes, no slowdowns, no issues, really good performance too.

    Controls are pretty good, with mouse and keyboard because yes, I did play 130 hours of this game with mouse and keyboard, it felt right, because it’s well done, they put time and effort into making the controls work well with this, and they do work amazingly so. Kudos to the devs for understanding what differentiates a PC from a console on this aspect, great job.

    Overall, this is a very unique game, one that us PC gamers could very well have missed, if it would’ve remained exclusive to one sole platform; I’m happy it did not, because Death Stranding is a great game, it’s not a perfect game but…I don’t think I’ve played any perfect game, even the ones with millions of awards (Witcher 3, etc.) are not “perfect”, they’re just…great games, and that’s what matters in the end.
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  5. Jul 21, 2020
    8
    Are you guys kiddin me. This game is out for about a year and you guys are still surprised it’s the game it was before? It’s funny that theAre you guys kiddin me. This game is out for about a year and you guys are still surprised it’s the game it was before? It’s funny that the overall score of people on steam rate this game overly positive. And you can’t rate the game if it’s not in your library. Sth for you to think about metacritic. Expand
  6. Jul 21, 2020
    6
    I have around 32 hours played on this game between both PS4 and PC. I have not yet finished the game but I have to say i really am enjoyingI have around 32 hours played on this game between both PS4 and PC. I have not yet finished the game but I have to say i really am enjoying playing through this game WHEN IT WORKS. I was going to give the game an 8/10 but after a few crashes, AI quality and some bugs, the game has dropped majorly for me.

    Editing this after yet another crash, the game at the moment is unplayable for me.The game looks great, the soundtrack is awesome and the story is fine with me, i'm actually looking forward to seeing what happens if the game will ever let me continue playing it. Fix the bugs, glitches and crashes and this review will rise back to an 8. The more crashes that happen, the more i will come back an re-edit and keep lowering that score.
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  7. Feb 23, 2021
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Seriously dont buy this game, its absolutely crap. There is so many cinematics that sometimes it feels just like you are watching a movie were you are given a choice in which direction you want the movie to go towards. Expand

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