Death Stranding Director's Cut

Rating Summary

Based on 80 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 80 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ken McKown

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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