Death Stranding Image
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 111 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17349 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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
Buy On

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Death Stranding - Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 111
  2. Negative: 3 out of 111
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Mar 18, 2020
    100
    Death Stranding is creating a new game genre and therefore paves its own path towards more interactive experiences. It is a brave work thanks to its novelty, which fortunately is not a bragging right for its creators, as it may have seemed, but an exceptional title that will reward the brave who play it. [Issue#299]
  2. Nov 1, 2019
    100
    Following years of mysterious anticipation, Death Stranding delivers on all fronts. An accomplished, fascinating set of gameplay mechanics allow you to make deliveries the way you want to, while social features let the game live on once you've put the controller down. It may become slightly tiresome as you hit the halfway mark, but the phenomenal narrative is on hand to pick things back up again and its outstanding visuals are the cherry on top. Death Stranding doesn’t raise the bar for any particular genre, it creates an entirely new one.
  3. 95
    Death Stranding is not a “fun” game, but it’s an important and meaningful experience that earns its payoff through every bit of frustration and slog. Its a look at life and death, connection and solitude; a game about building up what matters most and supporting each other selflessly. You’ll be bored at times and downright frustrated at others, but it comes with a great reward at the end that is made sweeter by the trials that precede it. It’s brilliantly unique in its design and implementation of online elements.
  4. Nov 1, 2019
    90
    Death Stranding is one of those epic games where you reach the ending after many, many hours and you have the sense that you played something unique, fresh and a game that could be a comparative point for other games to come. Kojima reaffirms our acknowledgment for his talent of creating engrossing worlds, both in terms of lore and visuals, with well-designed gameplay. What drags it down from a higher grade is its overreliance in, basically, one quest type and the utterly derivative action sequences (thankfully not many of them).
  5. Nov 21, 2019
    80
    Death Stranding might be the most unique AAA game of the generation, with an addictive core gameplay loop that manages to combine a new concept with tried-and-true design philosophies, and a story that - while messy - has a sweet emotional core that’s likely to stick with players long after the credits roll.
  6. Nov 1, 2019
    80
    Death Stranding is, first of all, a game which, tries, experiments, and is full of ideas. Playing the role of the lonely Sam Porter Bridges, the player is connected with everyone else thanks to a clever system of collaboration, which works really well thanks to a thoughtful game design. But to enjoy the long run through what seems to be the most beautiful Iceland landscape, you will have to go through a thick, complex and most of all tedious story, which seems to never know when to stop, or being simply essential.
  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’.

See all 122 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Nov 12, 2019
    10
    The plot and gameplay are amazing . I don't understand player who say it's too boring, Guys are you plaing this game?
  2. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    I’ll start by saying this.... If you love movies and games, Death Stranding is for you. It seems that the battle royale and FPS have reallyI’ll start by saying this.... If you love movies and games, Death Stranding is for you. It seems that the battle royale and FPS have really dragged down the expectations of what makes a good game. Seems too much impatience to be able to delve into an immersive game. To take breaks and enjoy the art. Enjoying a masterpiece story. The underlying message. Death Stranding does just that. It sucks you in and holds on to you. After continuous 12 hour play I will say that I believe it was done purposefully for you to hone your skills with the controller. As the game progresses, there’s no rush to get it perfected. It’s like Kojima wanted you to grow with the game. Quite brilliant, actually.

    The voice acting is superb! The graphics stunning! I feel that Kojimas love of cinema and games played a HUGE factor in this creation. Looking forward to building more strands and building a community where everyone helps everyone. Not the later that has become today’s world.
    Expand
  3. 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
  4. Nov 24, 2019
    9
    Histoire parti ulier, jeu particulier, une dynamique de gameplay qui fait chier pour les 20 premières heures, pour prendre son intérêt etHistoire parti ulier, jeu particulier, une dynamique de gameplay qui fait chier pour les 20 premières heures, pour prendre son intérêt et intrigue avec les épisode suivant. Expand
  5. Nov 22, 2019
    8
    For as much whining there is the game is actually decent. Anyone's opinion who didn't make it past chapter 3 is pretty void. Kojima gamesFor as much whining there is the game is actually decent. Anyone's opinion who didn't make it past chapter 3 is pretty void. Kojima games arent known for their fast paced starts. Sure its repetitive but game gets better as you progress. Expand
  6. Dec 27, 2019
    4
    The flaws that exist in Death Stranding are very similar to the flaws that existed in MGS5. There are interesting ideas interwoven with boringThe flaws that exist in Death Stranding are very similar to the flaws that existed in MGS5. There are interesting ideas interwoven with boring and repetitive game play. Kojima always offers interesting ideas, but his last few games he seems to have grown comfortable with boring segments within his games. Here is a little summary below.

    Pros:
    Beautiful music
    Interesting ideas and themes
    Interesting characters

    Cons:
    Game play is tremendously boring and monotonous
    There isn't enough variety
    Expand
  7. Jun 30, 2020
    0
    mucho hipe para la basura de juego que fue, es cierto q no es para todo publico por que es maaaaaaaas aburrido

See all 7884 User Reviews

Trailers

Related Articles

  1. Fall Videogame Preview: 30 Most-Anticipated Games

    Fall Videogame Preview: 30 Most-Anticipated Games Image
    Published: August 23, 2019
    Get details on the most notable games headed to consoles and PC between now and the end of 2019.
  2. 2019 Videogame Preview: 45 Most-Anticipated Games

    2019 Videogame Preview: 45 Most-Anticipated Games Image
    Published: January 10, 2019
    Here are the most noteworthy games expected to be released in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.