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  • Summary: Developed and published by BonusXP in collaboration with Netflix, Stranger Things 3: The Game is the official companion game to Season 3 of the hit original series. This adventure game blends a distinctively retro 16-bit art style with modern gameplay mechanics to deliver nostalgic fun withDeveloped and published by BonusXP in collaboration with Netflix, Stranger Things 3: The Game is the official companion game to Season 3 of the hit original series. This adventure game blends a distinctively retro 16-bit art style with modern gameplay mechanics to deliver nostalgic fun with a fresh new twist. Fans will be able to experience their favorite show through a mix of exploration, puzzles, and combat.

    Just like in the show, teamwork is at the heart Stranger Things 3: The Game. Fans can team up in two player local co-op or in single player mode alongside an AI partner, in the role of one of twelve characters from the show, each with unique abilities and attributes. Together, they'll play through familiar events from the series while also uncovering never-before-seen Stranger Things secrets, ensuring a fun experience for those new to the world of Stranger Things and series super fans alike!

    Key Features:

    * Experience the show in a new way, exploring the eerie world of Hawkins to uncover new mysteries beyond what's seen in Season 3.
    * Jump right into the action of this pick-up-and-play adventure: simple gameplay mechanics allow fans of all skill levels to get in on the fun.
    * Take your game to the next level by trying out different character combinations and collecting all the secrets the expansive world of Hawkins has to offer.
    * Team up with a friend, leveraging drop-in/drop-out local co-op to take on the mysterious monsters of Hawkins together. While playing solo, use a collection of "buddy commands" to control both characters and still experience all the fun.
    * Choose from 12 playable characters, each with their own unique talents and stats.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. 85
    A fun, yet at times frustrating, pixelated adventure game. Some of the boss battles can really try your patience, and limits on recovery items (medkits and Coke) certainly don’t help matters as you push toward the final episode. On the flip side, there are all kinds of hidden areas to return to and explore further; even if I haven’t seen a percentage log, there’s just something about knowing you’ve 100% cleared a game.
  2. 75
    Stranger Things 3: The Game is not a groundbreaking effort by any stretch, however it does great justice to one of the best TV shows of the past decade and throws a surprisingly sizeable and robust retro action puzzler into the bargain, and sometimes, that'll all you need.
  3. Jul 9, 2019
    70
    Even if its pretty straight-forward, Stranger Things 3: The Game is well-made and funny. It’s a well-balanced game focusing on the fans. The other ones may think it is repetitive and lacking strong characters.
  4. Jul 7, 2019
    69
    A true licensed tie-in game, Stranger Things 3: The Game is most fun when you let fandom lead the way but can fall flat on its own.
  5. Jul 11, 2019
    40
    A game based on Stranger Things seems like a winning combination, but this effort based on the recent season three leaves a lot to be desired. Most of what makes the show so good is missing here, and the gameplay and presentation are terribly flat. Retelling the latest season, sometimes word for word, also alienates the game from both people who've seen the show and people who haven't. Our advice to you is to watch the source material and leave it there; the game isn't going to turn your world upside down.
  6. 30
    Why a show set in the 80s has a video game tie-in that recalls the worst of 90s licensed games is a mystery, but this has absolutely none of the charm, wit, or excitement of the TV show.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jul 8, 2019
    9
    I played through this on the Switch and really enjoyed it. I think the low review score on Metacritic is pretty unfair. The game is quite fun,I played through this on the Switch and really enjoyed it. I think the low review score on Metacritic is pretty unfair. The game is quite fun, especially in co-op with a friend, and fans of the show will really enjoy it. Expand
  2. Jul 22, 2019
    9
    I don't think this game is as bad as the other reviews say i had a lot of fun with this game and playing as your favorite characters in a 90sI don't think this game is as bad as the other reviews say i had a lot of fun with this game and playing as your favorite characters in a 90s style adventure beat 'em up i think is great. If your a fan of the show or just a fan of retro beat 'em ups you'll most likely have a pretty fun time Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2019
    0
    +1 8'6.6 528 5OO'7 Customer helpline
    Best information ever i had ever seen /.............