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  • Summary: From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes a genre-defying experience, now expanded and remastered for the PS5 console in this definitive Director's Cut.

    Can you reunite the shattered world, one step at a time?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 15, 2022
    100
    At its core, Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is an inventory management game. The more you play, the more freedom you have to do things with that inventory. You can help others. You can hurt others. You can save citizens. You can kill them. You can grow your world. You can destroy it. Regardless of your decision, DSDC is a game unlike others in that your assumptions about core gameplay loops and storytelling are pushed aside in favor of exploring a disconnected future. For those who have yet to play DS, DSDC is clearly the iteration of DS that is worthy of your time given its iterations that are increasingly respectful of your time and patience while also giving you additional creative outlets to muck about. For those of you who were unable to get hooked into this game, then DSDC may not be the answer you seek in a cinematic experience. Give it a shot, though; I’d love to be proven wrong.
  2. Mar 29, 2022
    95
    The Death Stranding Director’s Cut on PC is well worth it for fans and for those who missed it first time around.
  3. Mar 30, 2022
    95
    In the end, Death Stranding Director's Cut does exactly what is expected of it: bringing to PC all the qualities of the PS5 version (which was already an ultimate edition of Hideo Kojima's masterpiece) but with the flexibility specific to its platform. We therefore find support for 2K and 4K resolutions, ultrawide screens, a framerate of up to 240 fps and support for DLSS. Small - and only - difference compared to the PC edition of two years ago: Intel's Xe Super Sampling can now be used. Enough to make this Director's Cut PC an even more versatile title than in the past, which is an excellent point. A choice setting to enjoy Hideo Kojima's masterpiece in the best conditions, with all the additions of this improved version: new tools for deliveries, new activities and missions. An ultimate port for a game that marked its time.
  4. Mar 30, 2022
    85
    Death Stranding: Director s Cut gets us closer to Hideo Kojima s idea for the game. As we know, this is more than just a different story, it's a different kind of experience. It feels as next gen as the first time we played this game that challenges its existence.
  5. Apr 21, 2022
    83
    A less onerous version of the courier epic with some useful innovations for novices, not quite as sweet to experts.
  6. Apr 24, 2022
    80
    In a world full of pandering pablum and endlessly milked franchises, it’s extraordinary for a big-budget game to be so daringly different. Death Stranding: Director’s Cut doesn’t just re-invent the wheel, it re-invents the whole cart, and that’s why the definitive edition of Hideo Kojima’s opus is well worth playing.
  7. Mar 29, 2022
    50
    An absolutely enjoyable experience gameplay-wise, but a definitely skippable story; you're better off playing Death Stranding like a walking simulator and completing each area as you're introduced to it, rather than rushing to an unfulfilling story conclusion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Apr 1, 2022
    10
    One of my favourite games of all time now with extra content on PC,loving it!
    running it on an RTX 3050 at all max settings with DLSS On and
    One of my favourite games of all time now with extra content on PC,loving it!
    running it on an RTX 3050 at all max settings with DLSS On and it looks truly beautiful!
    highly recommend this
    sidenote:if you have a PS5 DualSense controller the game now has haptic feedback and adaptive triggers which enhance the gaming experience greatly!
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  2. Jun 16, 2022
    10
    Overall, I really liked the look, the atmosphere, and the story behind.
    This is beautiful!
    I recommend giving it a try.
  3. Apr 3, 2022
    10
    Legit my favorite game ever made. I love the message it has and playing it during these coronavirus times is vivid and something else. Truly aLegit my favorite game ever made. I love the message it has and playing it during these coronavirus times is vivid and something else. Truly a one of a kind masterpiece! Expand
  4. Jun 25, 2022
    10
    SO much more than a walking simulator. There's more going on in this game than most AAA titles out there. Once you really understand whatSO much more than a walking simulator. There's more going on in this game than most AAA titles out there. Once you really understand what you're doing in the world it becomes addictive, truly one of the most unique games I've ever played Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2022
    9
    The game definitely deserves its place among the top games of recent years. we really need more unconventional gameplay designs in AAA games.The game definitely deserves its place among the top games of recent years. we really need more unconventional gameplay designs in AAA games.
    DS shows that an open-world game can be about exploration and the journey, not to only about lootnshooting.
    Give DS a try if you are fed up with cliche gameplay.
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  6. Apr 28, 2022
    7
    ====================IIIIIIIIII GAME SCORE : 72 IIIIIIIIII====================
  7. Jun 7, 2022
    0
    Beautiful Game, Unique Gameplay, Terrfyfing Ambiance, Excellent Music. It's worth the money you won't find a similar experience anywhere else.

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