9.1 out of 10 based on 156 reviews

Death Stranding

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  • User Score (110)
    9.3 9.3 from 110 reviewers
  • Expert Score (38)
    8.4 8.4 from 38 reviewers
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  • Expert Reviews

  1. Gameplanet

    Gameplanet
    10/10
    1 November 2019

    While Death Stranding will surely be the most divisive game of this generation, there is no arguing that it offers new ideas on pushing the medium forward and shows that games don't always typically have to be "fun". Read more

    • + Superb acting performances., + Amazing sense of place in the world., + Satisfying and deep story with plenty of answers., + Beautiful score & soundtrack., + Excellent graphics & performance., + Slow-burn gameplay compliments story perfectly., + Lots of amazing cutscenes., + Genuinely feels like...
    • - Not "fun" in the typical way., - Will be too slow for many. (not me), - Too many cutscenes for some. (again, not me), - Some clipping., - Sam often moves a bit strangely on tricky terrain., - Looks a bit silly when Sam has massive a pile of packages on his back., - Most Bridge bases look exactl...
  2. Press-Start

    Press-Start
    8.0/10
    1 November 2019

    Hideo Kojima has long been a visionary auteur, his feted career stands as proof. With no walls to contain him, he has given birth to Death Stranding. It's an experience that will be remembered for a long time, from its early hype to the untethered lunacy of its narrative. Read more

    • A Compelling Narrative Driven By Great Performances, Beautiful Game World, Revives The Wanderlust Bug
    • A Bit Of Jank, The Game's 'Connected World' Feels A Bit Barren, Core Concept Depends On Repetition
  3. GamingTrend

    GamingTrend
    10/10
    1 November 2019

    Death Stranding is a story of rebuilding America by connecting people far and wide. Stealth, exploration, combat, and inventory management are all necessary in order to succeed. With a fantastic cast, incredible set pieces, an engaging story, and Kojima's brand of incredibly enjoyable crazy, you... Read more

    • Engaging story with twists and turns, Stealth, exploration, combat, and inventory management mesh well, Amazing cast and incredible open-world, Kojima's trademark weirdness alongside a beautiful message about connections
  4. AusGamers

    AusGamers
    6.0/10
    1 November 2019

    Sadly, the gameplay experience takes just as big a tumble in Act 3 as well. All of a sudden, hellaciously long backtracking starts to be folded in, most likely as a means to arbitrarily lengthen the proceedings. Read more

  • User Reviews

  1. "Good pedigree"

    Mighty Ape
    10/10
    Reviewer: Michael, Mighty Ape
    30 May 2019

    Unless you've been living under a rock, or on the far side of the moon, you'd know that this is from the genius that brought us the Metal Gear series (except that Metal Gear Survive, we don't talk about that). The trailer is delightfully confusing, and that's what makes this game so interesting. Read more

  2. "Hideo Kojima's Next New Game."

    Mighty Ape
    10/10
    Reviewer: Clinton, Mighty Ape
    15 April 2018

    It's about dam time that Hideo Kojima makes a big impact of his own. His Own Studio and also being a Publisher at the same time. It's superb. After what Konami did to Hideo Kojima back in 2015 and preventing him attending the game awards. Konami can go to hell. Read more

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