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  • Summary: From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes a genre-defying experience, now expanded and remastered for the PlayStation 5 console in this definitive Director’s Cut. In the future, a mysterious event known as the Death Stranding has opened a doorway between the living and the dead, leadingFrom legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes a genre-defying experience, now expanded and remastered for the PlayStation 5 console in this definitive Director’s Cut. In the future, a mysterious event known as the Death Stranding has opened a doorway between the living and the dead, leading to grotesque creatures from the afterlife roaming the fallen world marred by a desolate society. Take on the trials of Sam Bridges with advanced combat, more character actions and a competitive ranking system for special player challenges.* Make use of additional weapons and vehicles, take on new enemy types and explore new locations such as the Firing Range and Racetrack, featuring extra missions and minigames. Experience an extended storyline through new missions in an expanded area. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  1. Sep 23, 2021
    100
    The 'Director's Cut' of Death Stranding is basically the same game we once enjoyed on PS4 but taking advantage of all of the technical prowess of the PS5, plus there are some interesting additions to top it off.
  2. Dec 2, 2021
    100
    Whether the 4k60 frames or the powerful features of DualSense, the experience of Death Stranding: Director's Cut has been taken to another level. With this Director's Cut, there will be some new feelings when going through the "journey of connection" again.
  3. Sep 23, 2021
    90
    It is unlikely that those who hated Death Stranding in its standard version will be able to change their judgment about the Director's Cut; all other players, on the other hand, shouldn't miss the opportunity to live and play again the adventure of Sam Porter Bridges.
  4. Oct 6, 2021
    90
    If you loved the original, Director's Cut won't really offer anything mind blowing when it comes to the gameplay. A couple of innovations might please those that found the original too sluggish or repetitive, but what really makes the game shine this time around, is a flawless presentation. Graphics, audio and controls, make this as immersive and memorable experience as possible. Still not a title anyone could enjoy, but those who will - won't ever forget it.
  5. 85
    Though the additions to this newly reinvigorated version of Death Stranding might be considered to be superfluous by die-hard Kojima fans, there's no denying that Death Stranding Director's Cut is the definitive version to play Kojima's most recent opus on console, thanks to an opulent visual makeover and a wealth of quality of life improvements. Though still remaining divisive at its core, Death Stranding Director's Cut is absolutely the best way to see the hype surrounding Kojima's most esoteric work.
  6. Sep 29, 2021
    80
    Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is easily the best version of Kojima’s latest game. The new features and additions are more than worth the $10 upgrade for existing owners. Visually the game always looked amazing, but the new higher resolution just showcases the details even better. For anyone who enjoyed the original this upgrade is easy to recommend. For those that never played it, this is the version to get. I continue to think about this game on a weekly basis and enjoyed revisiting it with the new content.
  7. Sep 23, 2021
    50
    There's no denying Death Stranding: Director's Cut's technical achievements. It's incredibly immersive, putting every new capability built into the PlayStation 5 to the test and coming out triumphant. If you were disappointed by Death Stranding's unwieldy gameplay the first time around, the Director's Cut isn't going to win you over. But if Kojima's storytelling took you in, this will be a worthwhile upgrade.

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  1. Negative: 27 out of 192
  1. Oct 18, 2021
    10
    Best game ever made. Spent over 100 hours in original chasing platinum trophy, and 78 more hours in director's cut. People who don'tBest game ever made. Spent over 100 hours in original chasing platinum trophy, and 78 more hours in director's cut. People who don't understand philosophy and physics behind this masterpiece should not be angry with Sony or Kojima. The should take a deep breath and admit they are not at that level yet. LEARN AND ADAPT!
    Once again, best game ever made
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  2. Sep 25, 2021
    10
    Whats up with the review bombing on every game lol, i dont understand this people. For everyone who could be interest, ignore the user ratingsWhats up with the review bombing on every game lol, i dont understand this people. For everyone who could be interest, ignore the user ratings and go with the ratings of the official critics.. user ratings cant be taken serious Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2021
    10
    Just stop review bombing Please !! give this a time, rush through the first 2 chapter and then you will fall in love with Daddy Kojima
  4. Sep 26, 2021
    10
    There's just nothing like death stranding. I love the gameplay, the shared world elements and the characters. The scenery is just a joy toThere's just nothing like death stranding. I love the gameplay, the shared world elements and the characters. The scenery is just a joy to explore as well. One of the most interesting games in years. I couldn't recommend it enough. Expand
  5. Sep 27, 2021
    10
    Simply one of the best games I've ever played, not just in history but also in gameplay and mechanics. Besides being a completely innovative style.
  6. Feb 17, 2022
    9
    Truly unique and refreshing gaming experience. Loved the exploration, insanse story and the music.
  7. Sep 25, 2021
    0
    I prefer the original game. new equipments really ruined the game. there's no challenge anymore. you can just use your jetpack and come off aI prefer the original game. new equipments really ruined the game. there's no challenge anymore. you can just use your jetpack and come off a cliff. wtf Expand

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