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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 Death Stranding?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 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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Death Stranding – Official Briefing Trailer | TGS 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 95
  2. Negative: 3 out of 95
  1. Nov 18, 2019
    100
    Hideo Kojima’s latest creation might not be his best ever, although some may argue, but it is definitely his most unique work yet. Death Stranding requires time to show you what it has to offer, and no matter if you love them or hate them, you’ll see many other developers use them in the next generation of video games.
  2. Nov 1, 2019
    100
    Death Stranding is like nothing I have ever played; beautiful, heart racing, heart breaking, frustrating, epic, stunning, and utterly nuts. I laughed, I cried, I cursed, and I went to the toilet an awful lot. Death Stranding isn't just my Game of the Year, it's a contender for Game of the Generation too.
  3. Nov 1, 2019
    95
    A deep and intriguing world that we fight, love and run through during dozens of hours, searching for answers to an amazing plot. With an interesting trekking-simulation gameplay and a great sense of loneliness and asynchronous cooperation, Death Stranding isn't like other games and surely isn't for everyone.
  4. Nov 1, 2019
    90
    An experiment extraordinaire, Death Stranding is a game like no other. Full of repetition and lengthy chores, yet ingenious and philosophical in its own accord. It is a sight to behold, and something you have to dedicate your whole month if you want to witness its true potential.
  5. Nov 1, 2019
    85
    While not for everyone, Death Stranding still is a breathtaking experience thanks to a beautiful world filled to the brim with amazing characters. The gameplay lacks some variety in some ways, yet with such an amazing story you just want to keep playing. The same thing applies for the stealth-sections which are some of the best Kojima has ever created.
  6. 80
    Hideo Kojima has long been a visionary auteur, his feted career stands as proof. With no walls to contain him, he has given birth to Death Stranding. It's an experience that will be remembered for a long time, from its early hype to the untethered lunacy of its narrative. It's an art installation of a game that filled me with rage as often as it did joy. It is sweeping in both lustre and purpose, though it wears a few warts on the pleasant, bare bones of a game about deliveries that has no right to be as memorable as it somehow is.
  7. Nov 1, 2019
    35
    Death Stranding is an irredeemable piece of garbage that should serve as a warning to publishers who give developers carte blanche to create ‘art’.

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  1. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    The story is interesting and engaging, the gameplay is fun and relaxing, I really enjoyed the experience and was really excited to see eachThe story is interesting and engaging, the gameplay is fun and relaxing, I really enjoyed the experience and was really excited to see each turn the story provided. It was great, especially the hades segments. Expand
  2. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    I was really scared when people called it a walking simulator but it end up being pretty good
  3. Nov 10, 2019
    10
    Hyped Youtube viewers/haters (dont buyed/played the game) review bombing really great game. Shame on you metacritic.
  4. Nov 12, 2019
    10
    Just can’t stop playing!!! I was wondering if I should buy this game because lots of reviews different, but Once I play it myself, I foundJust can’t stop playing!!! I was wondering if I should buy this game because lots of reviews different, but Once I play it myself, I found it’s a great game! Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2019
    9
    This Game is just great. The atmosphere, the soundtrack and graphics were superb. The story was a little hard to follow at times but alsoThis Game is just great. The atmosphere, the soundtrack and graphics were superb. The story was a little hard to follow at times but also really solid. The gameplay loop was addicting to me. It just isn‘t for everyone. Expand
  6. Nov 10, 2019
    3
    The gameplay is boring. There's a lot more to it than that, but even the good reviews acknowledged how repetitive and boring this game is. AndThe gameplay is boring. There's a lot more to it than that, but even the good reviews acknowledged how repetitive and boring this game is. And when did Gameplay stop being the most important thing in a video game?
    Before telling me to go back to playing Fortnite or COD, I have to tell you - I hate those games and chances are you you will find this game extremely boring. I mean the user score says it all. It's the polar opposite of Day's Gone, where critic reviews are mixed and user score are mostly positive
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  7. Nov 18, 2019
    0
    The worst game I've played in this generation.

    DO NOT WASTE TIME OR MONEY IN THIS GARBAGE

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