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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 15, 2020
    10
    Exceptional experience, Great cinematic direction, complicated story, addictive gameplay, one of the greatest game in the gaming history.
  2. 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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  3. Jul 22, 2020
    10
    Magnificient. It's definitly a great and beautiful game ans expérience I've been through
  4. Aug 17, 2020
    9
    A completely solid game. It's not for most, but for people looking for a calming game with a hard gameplay loop, it's a great game.
  5. Jul 16, 2020
    9
    Gostei muito da evolução do game , tanto como estruturas , como narrativas ,o jogo vai te prendendo de uma forma lenta mas sólida
  6. Jul 26, 2020
    6
    Death stranding? More like death slipping all the time when I’m trying to climb a mountain! But to be honest it isn’t a bad game.
  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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