Death Stranding Director's Cut

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Death Stranding Director's Cut is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

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Based on 80 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 80 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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GameXplain
Loved
GameXplain
GameXplain

Top Critic

Loved
Sep 23, 2021
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One More Game
Buy
Buy
Sep 23, 2021

So here’s the thing – Death Stranding is Death Stranding. It is a highly divisive game that some will love while others will hate with a passion. If you don’t like it, nothing in the Director’s Cut will change your mind about the game. If you do like it? This version simply elevates the experience.

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Console Creatures
Recommended
Recommended
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director's Cut improves the flow of the campaign considerably by cutting down on a lot of the grind. If you've never played the original, you'll find a truly bizarre experience only made possible by the mind of Hideo Kojima.

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director's Cut comes with a barrage of new

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GamesRadar+
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 23, 2021

"I love how quiet Death Stranding can be in these moments; a game soundtracked by the sounds of nature"

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Game Informer
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 23, 2021

If you've never played Death Stranding, I think you should. Whether it's the original release or the new Director's Cut, the game is worth experiencing. Not to say it's perfect by any means (read Game Informer's review for a second opinion). But there's nothing like Death Stranding. And there may never be again; I struggle to think Sony or any other publisher will ever let Kojima be this free a second time – at least not with this kind of budget. That's what makes Death Stranding worth experiencing. Gravity Gloves, race tracks, and cargo catapults are just icing on the cake.

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Echo Boomer
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director's Cut is essentially the same game from 2019, but packed with optimizations and content that will bring back fans and captivate newcomers in a fresh new way.

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Destructoid
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 23, 2021

Brand-new players, by all means. Tear into this poignant, artisanal, off-the-rails hiking video game, even if it’s slow at first. And don’t forget to smash that “like” button.

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TheSixthAxis
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 23, 2021

Strap a baby to your chest, lob some grenades made of out your own urine, deliver a pizza, zipline across America, laugh, cry, die, and then take a nice dip in a hot spring that helps your bowel movements. It’s nuts and it’s still brilliant, but with 60fps and a new gun or two.

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Shacknews
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 23, 2021

The Death Stranding Director’s Cut adds enough new tools and toys for players to utilize to make the experience worth replaying for those diehard fans. And for those that were unsure about getting in, the shuffling and redistribution of tools ensures that the early game is more approachable, while still retaining the sense of scale and progression offered at launch. The other features, like the firing range, racing track, and new location elevate an already rich experience. So collect your order and tie up your laces, because you’ll want to walk another 500 miles or more to experience what’s on offer here.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Ars Technica
Steve Haske

Top Critic

Unscored
Sep 24, 2021

I could go on, but it's more fun if don't spoil all the fun uses KojiPro has found for these categories. Let's just say this is definitely the most comprehensive and smart use of the tech I've come across since the PS5 launched with Astro's Playroom, and that's a high bar to clear.

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Spaziogames
Unscored
Spaziogames

Top Critic

Unscored
Sep 23, 2021

A pandemic later, Death Stranding feels even more powerful, meaningful and precious. A once in a lifetime experience that you should definitely live, to learn more about yourself and how big our achievements can be when we are determined to work together.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding is replete with questions of whether any of this is worth it - the solidarity and togetherness of it all. If catastrophes will keep piling up, and humans will continue to isolate, and communities will continue to fracture, then what's the point of ever coming together? For all of its preaching, the game doesn't end with tidy answers. To tie a bow on these questions in a final cutscene would undercut all of the work its gameplay has already done more elegantly than its thousands of words.

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Scored Reviews

Areajugones
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

‎The same game we saw on PS4 but taken to the next level thanks to the graphic power of PS5 and some interesting additions that bring even more to Kojima's work.‎

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PlayStation LifeStyle
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Every new line of code written enhances the original experience, bringing new ways for existing players to enjoy Death Stranding again. Whether you're here for exploring the factory and playing with the new toys like I am or want to challenge friends for top spot on the racing and firing range leaderboards, odds are there is a reason for you to come back. Reworked missions will aid new players into the world more smoothly than the original release, too. I definitely felt as though the difficulty spike wasn't nearly as harsh thanks to this. Keep in mind that while the Director's Cut expands and adds delicate touches here and there, this is still a game that requires patience and time for the best results.

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Digitally Downloaded
Sep 23, 2021

I don't have much to say about Death Stranding that I didn't already say back in 2019. The game remains the excellent and unique piece of art that it is. The "Director's Cut" stuff is an absolute bust and I'm disappointed that such cynical "blockbusterisms" have been applied to Kojima's work in particular. However, this is more than outweighed by the utterly different tone that eminates from the game, now that it comes across as reflective rather than prophetic. It might be sobering, but it's worth musing over.

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But Why Tho?
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director’s Cut is a game with a ton going on. It’s an easy recommendation for anyone looking for a creative and enjoyable experience. The only question for those who played the original version is whether or not they enjoyed their first trip through Kojima’s brilliant creation. If you did, or if this is your first time playing Death Stranding, you are absolutely going to love every second of the Death Stranding Director’s Cut.

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Screen Rant
Sep 23, 2021

New Director's Cut content - including the Maser Gun, Firing Range, Racing Track, Cargo Catapult, and more - offer new experiences and tools for those who have played Death Stranding before, but are spread across the course of the game to accompany the steady inundation of items and activities the game already had. For new players, this means the Director's Cut is the definitive version of Kojima Productions' masterpiece. It delivers an incredibly pertinent story, with more content than ever before, to be experienced through ingenious integration of the PlayStation 5's DualSense.

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TheGamer
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding remains a bizarre masterpiece on PS5, and the director’s cut only further cements that reputation with a number of worthwhile new ideas that enhance the act of delivering packages across a picturesque landscape of nothingness. The story of Sam Porter Bridges is overblown and wondrous, taking hold of you and refusing to let go as you’re dragged into an adventure that takes the medium to places it has never been before. It’s mindless self-indulgence of the highest order, and it’s rare to see a game deliver upon its overarching ambition in such a bold, uncompromising way in the modern era. For that very reason, it deserves to be celebrated.

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NextGen Player
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2021

Games of this caliber are exceedingly rare. Death Stranding Director's Cut is a masterpiece, without question the definitive version for one of the best games I've played in the last few years. Whether you've played the PS4 version or are thinking of checking it out for the first time, don't pass up your chance to play this gem on PS5.

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Gamersky
10 / 10.0
Gamersky
深夜诗人老阿吽

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

With this remake upgrade, again with Sam, in a more comfortable game experience, to go back to this "connected journey", presumably there will be a new feeling.

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JVL
19 / 20
JVL
L_sK

Top Critic

19 / 20
Sep 23, 2021

In 2019 as in 2021, death Stranding remains an essential for the curious who are looking for something else in their PlayStation 5 game library.

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Geeks & Com
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

The Director's Cut of Death Stranding is one of the most beautiful PS5 games to date. A lot of the magic comes directly from the DualSense which adds a lot to the immersion especially with the haptic feedback. There might not be a long of new elements and asking for a premium to upgrade the original version does seem a bit greedy, but it's still a must for every PS5 owner that never played the original.

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God is a Geek
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director's Cut is a magnificent game, bringing in plenty of new stuff that genuinely improves the overall experience.

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Sirus Gaming
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director’s Cut is the definitive version of Hideo Kojima’s masterpiece technically, mechanically, and artistically.

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Hobby Consolas
93 / 100
93 / 100
Sep 23, 2021

Two years after its original release, Death Stranding is still a masterpiece, with a moving story, unforgettable characters and impressive visuals. New gameplay mechanics, missions and minigames don´t add much to a game that already felt as a director´s cut.

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Impulsegamer
4.6 / 5.0
4.6 / 5.0
Sep 26, 2021

It's easy to declare Director's Cut the best way to play Death Stranding, period. It looks and executes like a dream, and crosses over PS4 saves seamlessly (to include perfect transfer of trophies). Its improved presentation and gameplay additions (notably DualSense integration) are stellar, and make a great game…even greater. Also, the new modes, items and options are icing on an already delicious cake. Death Stranding Director's Cut is therefore an arguably must buy for PS5 owners new to the game, a solid upgrade previous players will definitely appreciate.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 23, 2021

While the new features and missions are nice, the world around us has made Death Stranding better.

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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director's Cut is a fantastic port of a fascinating game. It introduces lots of new features that enrich the experience, the graphics and performance get a big boost, and PS5's bells and whistles are all put through their paces. It all adds up to make this the best way to play Kojima Productions' insane adventure, whether you're new to the experience or want to pick up where you left off. It's not going to change anyone's mind one way or the other - it's still Death Stranding, like it or not - but Director's Cut certainly presents the game in the best light.

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GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding: Director's Cut is great way to revisit the game, especially if you enjoyed your first playthrough. And now it's time to go back to the roads most taken with your fellow BB in hands. Unity always beats isolation, you only need to make the first step.

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 23, 2021

Hideo Kojima is the physical manifestation of the Director’s Cut. Often times his idea of a nice neat package is like having a 6 hour version of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but I’m ever so grateful for his presence in our industry. He’s not scared to take chances and make something people don’t like, and more often than not, he makes things I like or can at least appreciate. Death Stranding is some combination of all those things. I appreciate it, enjoy playing it, and on this third playthrough became more convinced than ever that there’s something really special here for those willing to take the time to stare at their boots.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director’s Cut continues to impress with its fearless commitment to fetch quests on top of fetch quests, and again, it’s not going to change your mind if you didn’t already buy into what it was selling back in 2019. But if you did, the Director’s Cut enhances and enriches that original experience, and you’ll be happy you jumped back into this one.

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We Got This Covered
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director’s Cut is an oddly named excuse to get addicted to delivering all over again. The visuals are stunning, but the haptics and new gadgets take things to even greater heights. Its themes have never been more relevant, and its gameplay never more fun.

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IGN Middle East
9 / 10.0
IGN Middle East

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding: Director's Cut offers a second chance to make a first impression, offering a great technical presentation for the PS5 platform and DualSense controller.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding the Director's Cut is the definitive way to experience the game and is worth checking out for those who may have missed it on other platforms.

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KeenGamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2021

As this review reveals, Death Stranding Director's Cut takes the original game and shines it until it glistens. Ported to the next generation, it looks and feels better than ever. This is the best way to experience Kojima's magnum opus.

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SECTOR.sk
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2021

Director's Cut does not offers much more content but it is better ballanced and still unique.

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director's Cut is an excellent game, but the two-year old original title was already excellent as well. The new content is nice, but don't expect wonders. The game still remains an one of the kind masterpiece, but this rerelease doesn't really offer anything groundbreaking.

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Siliconera
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Now Death Stranding Director’s Cut is on its way to the PS5 and makes the original game less cumbersome to play, more appealing to return to, and prettier than before.

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33bits
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 30, 2021

Death Stranding Director's Cut offers the possibility of testing Hideo Kojima's work with technical improvements in both graphics and sound, as well as having new missions and tools available for this particular and unforgettable adventure.

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WellPlayed
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director’s Cut is a visual and technical marvel that introduces a number of features that, while not essential, absolutely add to the overall experience.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2021

Buy this game and savor it with time and dedication because it continues to be, to this day, one of the most unique and special titles that you can find on the market.

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Game Forces PT
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2021

Hideo Kojima has proven to us over and over again that he is a genius when it comes to making games. Death Stranding is not only a great masterpiece, it is a unique experience with an immersive story worthy of a movie. However, its gameplay left us on several occasions pondering it could be much more refined how repetitive the game can become because of it. For those who have never played Death Stranding, the Director's Cut edition is a must. If, on the other hand, you already purchased it for Playstation 4, consider returning to this world if you really liked the game and want more of the same.

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I Love Videogames
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

The new release of Death Stranding was scaring for the extras, but every doubt disappeared when taking in arm DualSense

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Everyeye.it
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding makes its debut on PlayStation 5 with a Director's Cut that, while offering players a good dose of unpublished content, does not consistently alter the quality balance of Hideo Kojima's latest work. The ludonarrative essence of the production has therefore remained the same as two years ago, with all its merits, its defects and its overflowing expressive power.

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GuiltyBit
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2021

Death Stranding Director’s Cut is an essential game for anyone who does not play the original. If you have already played the original, you will not find anything that encourages you to return beyond your own desire to see the scarce new narrative content. The customization and playable facilities offered by the game do not excessively break a unique experience that can be lived as in the original. On the other hand, the desire to gamify a work that did not need it, yes it can tarnish the experience of the player, because if something did not need the game of Hideo Kojima is the competition or the races.

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The Games Machine
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

On the PS5 Death Stranding is as beautiful as ever and this Director's Cut gives players a bunch of new and (quite) interesting content, but not enough to make it feel really new and fresh.

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Digital Chumps
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2021

I got to a point where I was not enjoying playing Death Stranding, but I was enjoying watching Death Stranding to see what happened. For me, it would have been better, probably, if the game were much shorter, because I got to where I wanted to experience the story without having to deal with the gameplay. I rarely find myself in that situation! Even still, I recognize the sheer quality and accomplishment Death Stranding is, and the value the Director’s Cut offers, so I find myself still recommending this game. If you are at all curious, you owe it to yourself to try it out, and odds are, you’re going to enjoy it more than not.

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Worth Playing
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

I very much enjoyed Death Stranding on the PS4, and that hasn't changed after playing through Death Stranding: Director's Cut on the PS5. It's not perfect in its overall story and gameplay execution, and it isn't a game that everyone will enjoy. If you can get past that, it's still is a uniquely rewarding experience that looks and plays better on a PS5, and it's one of the few PS5 titles that doesn't demand a fortune to upgrade for existent owners. At the same time, the content additions are a bit thin and don't add a lot to the experience, so the upgrades in visuals and performance are likely the main reason to upgrade your version.

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Wccftech
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Easily the best way to experience building bridges across America, Death Stranding Director's Cut is less of the final cut one might expect from Kojima himself and moreso a collection of novel enhancements to make this the best looking and best feeling way to experience this unique title.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

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.

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Press Start
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding: Director's Cut is easily the best way to play the game. The additions are numerous and bound to help players make their journey across America much more palatable. If you're someone who gave up on Death Stranding because you found it to be too frustrating or long-winded, the Director's Cut additions could be enough to lure you back. If you're someone who's played the game to death already, there's probably not a whole lot of reason to come back given how little extra content there is.

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PPE.pl
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2021

Hideo Kojima's games are either liked or not. I'm one of the first ones, and Death Stranding on PS5 allowed me to relive this great adventure. Although I admit that the additional story content and simplification of gameplay are a slight disappointment.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
85 / 100
85 / 100
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director's Cut took a good game from Playstation 4 and brought it to the next generation in the best possible way. Every Playstation 5 player should try this game.

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NaviGames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

Death Stranding: Director's Cut is the most personal work of Hideo Kojima, a game that some will love and others not so much. If after reading the analysis you are interested in what it proposes, it is recommended, but always taking into account what it is. Some of the additions in this edition are interesting, such as the new scenes. On the other hand, some of the objects that facilitate the experience may not be to everyone's liking.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Sep 23, 2021

Overall, Death Stranding Director’s Cut is solid as a PS5 port, but underwhelming as a Director’s Cut. If you were expecting a big new story expansion akin to Iki Island, then you’ll be disappointed by this Director’s Cut. If you just want to jump back into Death Stranding for a few hours in 60 FPS, then you’ll have a decent time. I wish more could have been done on the story front, but Death Stranding Director’s Cut is still a solid experience on PS5.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Sep 23, 2021

Death Standing: Director's Cut is the definitive version of the game. It's gorgeous and runs at 60 frames per second, while including everything from the PC version. The new missions are a bit too light on content, but they round out the experience nicely.

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Guardian
Guardian

Top Critic

Sep 30, 2021

The superstar developer's latest is still a post-apocalyptic folly – but is now available in photorealistic splendour with quirky haptic feedback features

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2021

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.

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Daily Mirror
Oct 2, 2021

Death Stranding Director's cut is far more accessible than the original game, and maybe a bit too easy when compared with what it was before. If you haven't played or didn't enjoy it the first time around, then these new additions, which are mostly optional, certainly push towards a more action-oriented experience, that might not necessarily be an improvement but definitely adds a bit more fun into the gameplay.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director's Cut comes to rekindle the flame for this extraordinary epic. The new additions allow you to see this adventure from a new angle. And innovative by the addition of new features targeting neophytes. It is above all to them that this title is addressed.

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Atomix
80 / 100
80 / 100
Sep 23, 2021

‎Who is this new version of Death Stranding for? The answer is extremely simple: for those who enjoyed and appreciated the work of metal Gear's father. Of course, it is also a product designed for those who at the time, overlooked it for whatever reason. If you are in this situation and you are already the proud owner of a PS5, I would tell you that this is the best opportunity to try one of the best titles of the last generation of consoles and discover for yourself, why it is that we say it is so special. I repeat, as someone who spent several tens of hours two years ago with the game, I would have loved to have an expansion the size of Iki Island that allowed me to know more about the lives of all these characters who made me go through such good times, even so, it was a delight to go back through these desolate landscapes with Sam Porter Bridges.‎

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PCMag
Sep 27, 2021

Featuring 4K textures, smooth frame rates, and new content that complements the core story, Death Stranding: Director's Cut tops the vanilla game in nearly every way.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2021

Some of Death Stranding Director's Cut's new additions are a little disappointing, but the experience's core mechanics remain intact. Though it is an inessential purchase, those who enjoyed the original game and want to dive in again will find plenty to like here.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 5, 2021

When playing the original version of Death Stranding, I would have described it as lethargic with some horror elements when dealing the monsters.

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Saudi Gamer
8 / 10
Saudi Gamer

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 23, 2021

An enhanced version of a polarizing game, one with a unique gameplay mechanic that can become monotonous and an intriguing story that falls apart at the end. This release doesn't change much, but it makes a stunning game look even more beautiful, and adds some appreciated tools and variety to help you on your journey

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PSX Brasil
80 / 100
80 / 100
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding: Director's Cut on PlayStation 5 is without a doubt the best way to get the most out of the title. If you haven't played it yet, this is the perfect opportunity to give the game a try. Unfortunately, its add-on content doesn't shine as bright as it should, and much of it could have been offered through free updates.

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Oyungezer Online
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

This is a re-release of the original game with bits and pieces of new content and some extra polish. The game’s overall quality speaks for itself now more than ever and those who will experience it for the first time should gladly come on in.

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Daily Star
Sep 23, 2021

If you played the original and feel ‘done’ with it, there may not be enough big tweaks to bring you back for another go. But the upgrade price point is good and it’ll definitely appeal to those gamers who missed out on playing the original and now fancy jumping in on PS5

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GameByte
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

The improvements to the early part of the game really help you feel ready for the rest of your adventure. Although it shares elements of lots of games it also does a great job in feeling unique. There isn’t much else like Death Stranding and the Director’s Cut helps refine an intriguing game to be the best it can be.

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Nerdburglars
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding: Directors Cut adds a lot of new content that greatly enhances the base game. For those who have never played Death Stranding, the Directors Cut will provide a version of the game that is far more exciting and enjoyable than the original. For returning players, you may not find enough substance to make it a worthwhile purchase. The firing range, racetrack and new mission will give you some moments of fun but unless you plan on playing the game from the start, the new content will not occupy your time for long.

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Fun Factor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2021

Death Stranding Director's Cut proves to be a considerable upgrade that streamlines the experience and adds new content, albeit a bit on the short side.

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GameBlast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2021

Death Stranding: Director's Cut guarantees an even more epic adventure in a definitive version that offers new gameplay features and takes full advantage of PS5, especially for those embarking on the experience for the first time. If you've already finished the campaign on PS4, I don't recommend purchasing the upgrade. If you didn't finish the story and will continue in this version, I suggest starting from the beginning to take advantage of everything the director's version has to offer in the form it should be presented.

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Checkpoint Gaming
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding itself is a modern marvel of creativity and risk-taking that I consider a “must play” for anyone who has not yet experienced it, and the upgrades in the Director’s Cut make it the optimal way to tackle this unique journey.

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VGChartz
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2021

The most polarizing AAA game of 2019 receives a fresh coat of paint, elevating it beyond its 8th generation confines.

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IGN
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding Director's Cut is more accessible than the original, but feels like a compromised version of the director's vision.

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TrueGaming
7 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2021

Death Stranding's "director's version" offers some additions to the game that will be well received by their original admiration, but it will offer nothing to those who didn't like the principle of the game in the first place.

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The Loadout
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2021

Kojima’s unique and captivating journey across America on PS5 feels like it achieves what it couldn’t on PS4, due to excellent DualSense enhancement and meaningful updates.

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Enternity.gr
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is another opportunity to try one of the really interesting titles of the previous generation, even if it is only because of how controversial it is.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Sep 28, 2021

It's hard to believe this is Hideo Kojima's preferred version of the game, considering it side lines so much of the core gameplay and adds little else of any substance.

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