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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
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  1. Positive: 71 out of 87
  2. Negative: 2 out of 87
  1. Nov 4, 2019
    100
    Death Stranding reinvents how video game design can work. It takes you through an experience you didn’t expect, doesn’t hold back with its design intentions and execution, and takes the gamer through a journey like no other. This is a masterpiece that only Kojima could pull off.
  2. Nov 1, 2019
    100
    Death Stranding is dizzying, unshakable in its belief it is doing something worthwhile, and it's one of the most important games of this decade.
  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
    Kojima’s latest creation is unique, perhaps even too unique. You’re essentially playing a courier, but an intriguing plot and phenomenally designed open world conspire to keep things interesting. Death Stranding may not be a perfect experience, but it comes pretty damn close.
  5. Nov 10, 2019
    85
    Death Stranding’s core gameplay mechanics will not appeal to everyone. What I found to be dull and monotonous at times, others will find relaxing and rewarding. It’s rare for a game with such a big push, such a huge marketing presence, to be so niche in its design. However, if you have the patience to trudge through this long journey, you won’t be disappointed.
  6. Nov 1, 2019
    80
    Above all, Death Stranding is a sermon on the importance of belief. The power of putting one foot in front of another when hope looks lost, in the belief that things will get better. By working together, a series of small intentional steps can make a difference, and in this often fractured, angry and confusing world; that’s as hopeful as it gets.
  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
    Great game, the reasons it gets low on the ratings is the fact that people just don't understand it
  3. Nov 14, 2019
    10
    This is a game take its time to deliver, but when it does, it is an amazing experience. The plot is great, the acting is superb, the graphicsThis is a game take its time to deliver, but when it does, it is an amazing experience. The plot is great, the acting is superb, the graphics are nextgen, and the details are overwhelming. I hope everyone can appreciate this game. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Death Stranding is pure art. I got totally addicted to the gameplay. Kojima created a new original IP with gameplay that you never had before. This is game is not like any other one. It’s a realistic journey for the player. A journey that tells a deep intriguing story. A journey for your own mind aswell. Society today is so busy that most people won’t appreciate this game. It’s meditative, but also action filled gameplay when you meet the BT’s or other human enemies. This game deserves a lot of praise! Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2019
    9
    This game is a masterpiece. A landmark, up there with DOOM. It has truly innovated online play, and has shown the possibilities for playerThis game is a masterpiece. A landmark, up there with DOOM. It has truly innovated online play, and has shown the possibilities for player interaction design.

    There are faults, however, most glaringly of all the story. It's fine overall, but you get the feeling that nothing really makes any sense. Seems like Kojima was much less bothered with creating a cohesive world and story with believable humans than he was with creating an art piece.
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  6. Nov 11, 2019
    3
    If you like the prospect of delivering cargo over and over again while navigating endless rocks and mountains, then this game is for you. OneIf you like the prospect of delivering cargo over and over again while navigating endless rocks and mountains, then this game is for you. One wonders why Sam puts himself through the punishment only to get some lifeless hologram to give him empty praise. A shallow and pretentious experience that can be skipped. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2019
    0
    A fat dump in my diaper is more fun to play with. This is the most over hyped garbage ever.

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