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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: 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 17, 2019
    10
    Great game, great story and if you can get through the first few chapters the kojima magic kicks in.
  2. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    The gameplay is brilliant, so refreshing and rewarding. You really have to think about your ideal route and where you place your feet. BTThe gameplay is brilliant, so refreshing and rewarding. You really have to think about your ideal route and where you place your feet. BT encounters are really scary. It's all really FUN imo. Weight management is very important. There is a lot of gadgets to use which add a lot of depth and freedom to the game. I really enjoy receiving notifications when players use the stuff I left behind. It really makes you feel you connected with others more so than when playing a tdm game. The atmosphere and story are fantastic as well with very attaching characters and a wonderful performance by all the actors.. especially NR. I had to force myself to put the controller down. It might not be for everyone but if you want to embark in a fantastic adventure this game is for you. I feel sorry for the people who clearly haven't played the game and post horrible reviews... maybe interns at other gaming companies who try to sell their generic games --- that are starting to fail badly. 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. Dec 6, 2019
    9
    a fun complex game with a story. however the truck physics are off and users don't repair or build infrastructure. just rushing the main storya fun complex game with a story. however the truck physics are off and users don't repair or build infrastructure. just rushing the main story is skipping a lot of the game Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It won’t be for everyone but you should try it. Who cares what everyone else is saying? All that matters is your opinion. Give it a try and you might be surprised. Expand
  6. Nov 10, 2019
    4
    A game with a interesting story, great graphics, and wonderful music. That quickly gets paved over by the awful gameplay loop, stupid numberA game with a interesting story, great graphics, and wonderful music. That quickly gets paved over by the awful gameplay loop, stupid number of repeated cutscenes, and crazy amount of backtracking. Expand
  7. Jun 27, 2020
    0
    If you thing that does it worth to pay 60 bucks in a mailman simulator just go ahead. Otherwise, you better think twice. Kojima is a crazy dogIf you thing that does it worth to pay 60 bucks in a mailman simulator just go ahead. Otherwise, you better think twice. Kojima is a crazy dog and Sony forgot to tie him up. Expand

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