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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 108
  2. Negative: 3 out of 108
  1. Dec 16, 2019
    100
    Death Stranding is a bold and artistic vision that is not compromised in its design. It is a video game that encourages the player to be a good person, and to care for the fellow man. There have been anti-war themes in games before, but these inevitably become standard shooters that wear a mask of morality. Kojima Productions (with a little help from Guerrilla Games) may not have created a new "genre," but it did make a 3D action title that is unlike anything else. It is so rare to play a triple-A, 3D game that does not treat the player like a child, and is steeped with exploration and discovery. This is a contemplative odyssey that is ultimately a story about the triumph of the human spirit in spite of entropy.
  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 fresh new gameplay experience with breathtaking photorealistic yet surreal visuals, Death Stranding provides an experience that goes beyond the usual boundaries of videogames. Future developers may draw influence from the game’s redefined concept of terrain and its traversal.
  4. Nov 1, 2019
    90
    Death Stranding succeeds in touching all the right strings, combining simple gameplay in concept, but exceptionally multifaceted in execution, to a registically impeccable narrative, with the right balance between innovation, quotationism and self-titling. This is a game that’s certainly not for everyone, also due to the lack of a “traditional” multiplayer component, but it's able to leave a timeless mark on the player.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 18, 2019
    80
    A lengthy open world experience that manages to evolve constantly instead of becoming dull and repetitive, and a unique online experience that needs to be played to be believed. Get out there and get yourself connected. [Issue#169, p.76]
  6. 80
    Death Stranding is equal parts amazing and exasperating. It features stellar acting, graphics, and sound. It’s a revelation in many of its gameplay mechanics, while also relying on typically frustrating things like fetch quests and inventory management. What it does without exception though is meld the gameplay with the message, creating something truly unique in the end.
  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 9, 2019
    10
    If you like microtransactions and dancing and vbucks and shooting and cursing at 13 year olds into a mic and that kind of stuff then stick toIf you like microtransactions and dancing and vbucks and shooting and cursing at 13 year olds into a mic and that kind of stuff then stick to xbox and fortnite cause this game isn't for you Expand
  3. Nov 9, 2019
    10
    Acabará siendo un clásico Koyima ha decidido evolucionar cuando lo fácil habría sido hacer otro Metal.
  4. Nov 11, 2019
    10
    Let me first start out by saying that it is very evident from some of the lower scored reviews and what they are saying that they have onlyLet me first start out by saying that it is very evident from some of the lower scored reviews and what they are saying that they have only played the very beginning of the game or haven’t even played it at all. The first 2 episodes are rather slow, and aim to lay the foundation for the story and expose the player to the fundamentals of traversal and cargo management. Like other Kojima games this game is huge and opens up after some initial slow chapters. The sheer volume of content from customization, tools, vehicles and weapons you will come across create a varied non repetitive experience. I advise anyone to get to chapter 3 and will in to it before forming an opinion on this game. There is a lot more to it than just going point A to B. That is a review for the first chapter or so. Also like other Kojima games, new abilities, tools and customizations are not spoon fed to you, you must explore the game and help the people in this world before they return the favor and provide you with useful upgrades and tools to help you on your journey west. I very much like this approach, it makes very new tool, vehicle, weapons, etc. feel earned. There is stunning imagery, music and a fascinating story here too. There is a lot under the surface waiting to be discovered. I can say after about 12 hours in this game I feel for it the way I did for Phantom Pain. It is an amazing, detail rich, well thought game that inspires the imagination and encourages the player to really play the game. Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2019
    8
    it's a great game, it's a patience game and it's really not meant for anyone
  6. Nov 11, 2019
    3
    It's quite a complicated feeling. The story concept is better than okay, but I watched EVA years before, so it isn't a fresh concept for me.It's quite a complicated feeling. The story concept is better than okay, but I watched EVA years before, so it isn't a fresh concept for me. As I'm not a walking simulator fan, the gameplay is quite basic and repetitive. The physics of this game is also awkward, that makes the enemy fights weird. Expand
  7. Jan 25, 2020
    0
    Sophisticated waste of time in a boundless and empty world. A game built on the concept of ridiculous deliveries, with a plot as monotonous asSophisticated waste of time in a boundless and empty world. A game built on the concept of ridiculous deliveries, with a plot as monotonous as the missions themselves. A bad game. Expand

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