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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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  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’.

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  1. Nov 11, 2019
    10
    Un juego increíble, del cual, sinceramente no esperaba nada, lucía aburrido e inclusive me estaba arrepintiendo de haberlo reservado, sinUn juego increíble, del cual, sinceramente no esperaba nada, lucía aburrido e inclusive me estaba arrepintiendo de haberlo reservado, sin embargo vaya que es increíble, su mundo, su historia, todo es simplemente épico, salvó pequeños detalles creo que es uno, si no es que mi juego favorito en PS4. Expand
  2. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    The of the best games this generation! Such a unique and beautiful game and the best graphics this generation by far. People saying it's aThe of the best games this generation! Such a unique and beautiful game and the best graphics this generation by far. People saying it's a walking simulator either haven't played it or don't have a high enough IQ to understand it. 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 23, 2019
    9
    Nunca he evaluado un juego sin pasármelo primero, por eso antes de escribir esto no solo me he pasado el juego (54 horas) sino que también heNunca he evaluado un juego sin pasármelo primero, por eso antes de escribir esto no solo me he pasado el juego (54 horas) sino que también he conseguido el platino (79 horas). Para mí es un juego excelente, una historia y narrativa muy buena, personajes muy carismáticos, especialmente Mads Mikkelsen, un gameplay que, a pesar de que a priori no me llamara, engancha como pocos juegos (79 horas en 11 días de los cuales 25 horas son después de ver el final de la historia lo dicen todo), la banda sonora y el apartado gráfico y artístico son de otro mundo. Tiene sus fallos, uno de ellos son los jefes EV, que a pesar de que son visualmente espectaculares, las mecánicas que tienen y tu poca velocidad de movimiento en combate los hace poco memorables, no es así en los jefes humanos que sí me han parecido muy buenos, también debo mencionar que los capítulos 3 y 6 pueden llegar a hacerse algo largos, pero a parte de eso el juego no me ha aburrido en ningún momento. Los campamentos de mulas y terroristas en "difícil" (que es como yo he jugado) me han parecido un reto y debes usar muy bien la estrategia y ser preciso, si vas a lo loco vas a morir, no eres Rambo ni Solid Snake, lo que muchos tachan de mal shooter a mí me parece algo realista, no me parecería normal que un hombre que se dedica a repartir paquetes empiece a repartir tiros y cargarse una base de terroristas él solo. En resumen, un gran juego me ha parecido uno de los mejores de esta generación y un soplo de aire fresco, espero que Kojima vuelva a hacer otros juegos diferentes, la industria está saturada de siempre lo mismo. Recomiendo a todo el mundo que haya jugado juegos más calmados que le de una oportunidad, no creo que decepcione a muchos (obviamente si sois jugadores que buscáis acción a raudales no lo compréis). Expand
  5. Dec 12, 2019
    8
    Just beat the game, 40 hours - wow, that was intense! Honestly, i didn't waiting for release of Death Stranding, and I haved a big skepticismJust beat the game, 40 hours - wow, that was intense! Honestly, i didn't waiting for release of Death Stranding, and I haved a big skepticism about this. So big, so I not planned buy the game before the next year, but well, sales do they job. First of all - Death Stranding have a pro's and a con's at the same time. So I separate my review on this two points. No spoilers ahead!

    What I like in Death Stranding:

    Plot. Death Stranding is a "game about the story", and yeah, it's absolutley unique. It has a strong drama scenes, a very funny moments, some action-scenes, some horror-like things, and of course you will drop couple of tears, even if you didn't want to. Just because. I would say, that the story is not for all kind of peoples, it's definetly not a new Metal Gear Solid or Zone of the Enders, just in fact. But still, it's really good! And when you complete the game, when you watch a long and smooth cutscenes, when you watch the credits, and again watch some cool cutscenes, you feel a beautiful satisfaction. Because you clearly understand the story, what Kojima Productions are telling you. The plot feels whole, complete, finished exactly how it need to be finished. It's actually funny compares to the main story driving idea - "Make America whole again". KP makes Death Stranding whole. And it's amazing.

    Gameplay. I think almost everyone already know about who we play and what we do, so let's skip this part and talk about some details. Playing as Sam is absolutley fresh game experience. never felt anything like this before, and it's wonderful. Sometime it's close to meditation (with a 100kg cargo on your back, yeah!), sometimes it feels like survival horror, sometimes - like hardcore simulator of deliveryman. Most of gameplay mechanics works just fine, not all of them feels on right place, but it's okay. When you sucsesfully avoid a group of enemies, or climing on the highest mountain, or win the hand-to-hand fight with ten terrorists with guns - you didn't see any missing mechanics, you just enjoying that situation.

    Cutscenes. They gorgeous. It's an ode to Kojima's movies-obsession. It's not just some another in-game cutscenes, it's a masterpiece. Like watching a high quality movie inside your game. Actor's game is phenomenal, and not only from Norman Reedus, almost every actor in the game do they best. Emotions, what we've seen on screen, feels real. I think that I'm old enough not to cry, but hey, tears happens.

    What I don't like in Death Stranding:

    Mountain location. High peaks, tons of snow, breathtaking winds, useless vehicles, fighting with enemies and cold at the same time... It sounds cool (in many ways), but it's oddest 5 hours in the game, what cool down (more jokes about winter, yeah) your entusiasm. Mountains just not created like it should be: a lot of points, when you just falling down without a reason, a long-distance quests, forcing you to slowly walking on snow from A to B and back. And you almost didn't get tools for easier walking. And they left you without scaner. And sent a groups of invisible things. Get ready for quiting game and load again after every 10-15 minutes. And worst of all, you can forget about a story, because all these 5 hours you just makes a local-quests, you don't make any progress in Main Story. Just deal with it. Death Stranding definetly may be a lot better, if that part of the game was cut off, or minimaze in two times, but we have what we have.
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  6. Nov 25, 2019
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Extremely boring, action consists of walking, keeping yourself steady and falling over anyway! Expand
  7. Jul 3, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Only the music is good for this walking based simulated courier game..songs are top notch.. Expand

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