Death Stranding

Rating Summary

Based on 135 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 135 critic reviews
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6.8 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2019

Death Stranding delivers a fascinating world of supernatural sci-fi, but its gameplay struggles to support its weight.

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Recommended
Nov 1, 2019

Hideo Kojma's first post-Metal Gear game is a messy, indulgent vanity project - but also a true original.

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Top Critic

Nov 1, 2019

Kojima's mysterious would be epic has its moments but can't carry the weight of expectation.

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7 / 10
Nov 1, 2019

A work of unbridled ambition and imagination but also a pretentious, contrived, and frequently quite dull gameplay experience – Death Stranding is peak Hideo Kojima.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2019
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7 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2019

The pillars of gameplay, combat, and story all bear the mark of creator Hideo Kojima, but none of them stand out or carry the experience

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9 / 10
Nov 1, 2019

Death Stranding is dense, complex, and powerful, steadfast in its belief in the power of love and hope when faced with overwhelming adversity.

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Unscored
Nov 1, 2019

Having been smitten by the core world-building gameplay of Death Stranding, I am stunned to realize that many of the game’s strongest, most appealing gameplay ideas (specifically the world-building and cooperation) are tossed aside in the final acts, in favor of a much more linear, scripted, cutscene-ridden experience. The freedom and sense of ownership I enjoyed while creating this world are dashed in favor of explaining and wrapping up a story that never had much going for it to begin with.

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Nov 6, 2019

Kojima's first post-Konami project is a bizarre, self-indulgent mess that never quite manages to tie its myriad pieces together.

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Unscored
Nov 1, 2019

It’s hard not to like Sam Bridges, who faces all of Death Stranding’s bizarreness with a welcome everyman’s weariness, encapsulated in in Norman Reedus’ characteristic growl.

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