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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: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 12, 2019
    80
    As a complement to the TV series, Stranger Things 3: The Game is an interesting title. It has very successful elements, such as its aesthetics and dialogues, but fails in others, such as side quests.
  2. Jul 8, 2019
    80
    Deep, fun, and wholly entertaining, Stranger Things 3: The Game is a must-have treat that sits remarkably well with its exceptional source material. Despite some hit and miss puzzle work, everything from the combat and the progression framework, right the way through to the world design and its many hidden secrets, collectively put forward a well paced, well balanced adventure that rarely grows tiresome. If you love the show, you’ll love this.
  3. Jul 11, 2019
    78
    Stranger Things 3: The Game does some things really well and some others not so much. However, it’s a good way of rediscovering the events of the third season.
  4. 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.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 13, 2019
    70
    All in all, it’s a fun throwback, hugely disposable and with a shelf life about as long as people are still talking about Stranger Things. Still, don’t let that stop you from enjoying it. [Issue#181, p.81]
  6. Jul 23, 2019
    70
    The pacing is generally good, but it feels less punchy than the show. On occasion, things are dragged out more than necessary with a lot of toing and froing.
  7. Aug 5, 2019
    60
    As a big fan of Stranger Things, I found some decent fun to be had with ST3TG. It’s genuinely exciting to take control of these characters we’ve gotten to know over the past three seasons, even as 16-bit renditions of themselves. I also really loved discovering the locations we’ve seen on the show. The fan service on display here might be enough to sell enthusiasts of the show, however, it’s tough to recommend this for anyone who hasn’t seen it.

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  1. Jul 5, 2019
    9
    Stranger Things 3: The Game manages to be 'Before It's Time' past it's time. Set in 1985 following a story congruent the the Netflix Original,Stranger Things 3: The Game manages to be 'Before It's Time' past it's time. Set in 1985 following a story congruent the the Netflix Original, Stranger Things 3, if it were a retro video game. ST3:TG is an overhead 'Beat 'em Up' style game, featuring 12 Characters each with their own unique playstyle and special ability available to play, rendered in glorious 16bit graphic style. Some places in game are only accessible by certain team members, so take note of places you can't pass for later! Find various items in the game, to later use to craft add-ons to make your team tougher. There are always two characters on screen and some of the puzzles and area restriction require you switch in between Characters to pass. Got another controller, and a friend, then trust the AI no longer! Run through the game in Couch Co-op, and lend each other a hand. The game is immensely fun for anyone that loves a good retro-styled Beat 'Em Up whether or not they are a fan of Stranger Things. Also, a word for the fans out there, if you aren't up to date, it plays along side of the real story, so Spoiler Alert! Overall this is a very well made game, and stands tall in it's genre. It's a must for Fans of the series, and a good grab for anyone that likes this style of game. Warning, if you don't watch the series already, this game will make you want to! Expand