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  • Summary: Developed and published by BonusXP in collaboration with Netflix, Stranger Things 3: The Game is the official companion game to Season 3 of the hit original series. This adventure game blends a distinctively retro 16-bit art style with modern gameplay mechanics to deliver nostalgic fun withDeveloped and published by BonusXP in collaboration with Netflix, Stranger Things 3: The Game is the official companion game to Season 3 of the hit original series. This adventure game blends a distinctively retro 16-bit art style with modern gameplay mechanics to deliver nostalgic fun with a fresh new twist. Fans will be able to experience their favorite show through a mix of exploration, puzzles, and combat.

    Just like in the show, teamwork is at the heart Stranger Things 3: The Game. Fans can team up in two player local co-op or in single player mode alongside an AI partner, in the role of one of twelve characters from the show, each with unique abilities and attributes. Together, they'll play through familiar events from the series while also uncovering never-before-seen Stranger Things secrets, ensuring a fun experience for those new to the world of Stranger Things and series super fans alike!

    Key Features:

    * Experience the show in a new way, exploring the eerie world of Hawkins to uncover new mysteries beyond what's seen in Season 3.
    * Jump right into the action of this pick-up-and-play adventure: simple gameplay mechanics allow fans of all skill levels to get in on the fun.
    * Take your game to the next level by trying out different character combinations and collecting all the secrets the expansive world of Hawkins has to offer.
    * Team up with a friend, leveraging drop-in/drop-out local co-op to take on the mysterious monsters of Hawkins together. While playing solo, use a collection of "buddy commands" to control both characters and still experience all the fun.
    * Choose from 12 playable characters, each with their own unique talents and stats.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 12, 2019
    78
    Stranger Things 3: The Game proved to be a much more mature and complex title than what could have been expected.
  2. Jul 9, 2019
    70
    Even if its pretty straight-forward, Stranger Things 3: The Game is well-made and funny. It’s a well-balanced game focusing on the fans. The other ones may think it is repetitive and lacking strong characters.
  3. Jul 9, 2019
    60
    If you are a diehard fan of the Netflix series, maybe Stranger Things 3: The Game is a worthwhile ride.
  4. 40
    While it draws upon influences of games long past, it ultimately fails to incorporate more recent innovations in its genre.
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  1. Jul 9, 2019
    Retro charm can't hide dull design in a game that, almost impossibly, has no clear audience.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Aug 19, 2019
    9
    Stranger Things 3: The Game has its plus sides and its minus sides, just like any game. However, there are more plus sides. If you're a fanStranger Things 3: The Game has its plus sides and its minus sides, just like any game. However, there are more plus sides. If you're a fan of the show and dig retro 8 bit and 16 bit games like Retro City Rampage, you'll dig the 15 bit graphics the game has. As for the game play, one gets to control two characters at a time and as they progress they unlock more characters to play with and can craft more stuff to make them stronger. The characters go around beating up Russians and solving puzzles and the beat em up part is easy but the puzzles, a few can be a bit challenging, while one is annoying since there are no hints. In short, the game play is fun and things don't get too repetitive but one or two of the puzzles could have been left out. Other than that, there's not much to say since this isn't some big budget game with a huge soundtrack, voice dialog, and over the top graphics, its just a fun retro 16 bit game that ST fans should enjoy unless they are totally obsessed with modern day graphics. Expand
  2. Jan 12, 2021
    7
    a good game i would recommend to stranger things fans it was quite fun playing it the puzzles were easy to solve.
  3. Oct 29, 2020
    6
    The art style of Stranger Things 3: The Game is pure nostalgia. This adaptation of the popular Netflix series has some cool aspects like aThe art style of Stranger Things 3: The Game is pure nostalgia. This adaptation of the popular Netflix series has some cool aspects like a funny crafting system and the characters are convincing. On the other side, many of the quests are really monotonous, annoying and boring. The second bad thing about this game are the fights. They are undynamic and unsatisfying. All in all just an okay licenced game with great but badly executed ideas. Mediocre! Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2020
    1
    You can manage your team. On the first boss, your appanent stands rooted to the spot, does not follow you and constantly dies. I'm not a dumbYou can manage your team. On the first boss, your appanent stands rooted to the spot, does not follow you and constantly dies. I'm not a dumb AI babysitter. Brilliant! Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2020
    0
    Is it really weird to make these kids kill guards at the beginning of the game?

    Weird things.
  6. Mar 27, 2022
    0
    I'm not a fan of the series and I didn't like the game at all, the story is not good, the puzzles are mediocre and the fights are unnecessaryI'm not a fan of the series and I didn't like the game at all, the story is not good, the puzzles are mediocre and the fights are unnecessary
    and boring. Why is there such a game?
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