Death Stranding

Death Stranding Reviews Summary

Summary: As divisive as it is intriguing, Death Stranding is the sort of game some will loath, but the vast majority have enjoyed Kojima's latest epic. Using strange new mechanics and introducing a world of his own creation, the polarizing director has made another title critics won't ever forget.

A Unique Vision

Mysterious and unique in every facet.

Solid Performances

A star-studded cast mostly delivers.

A Slow Crawl

Patience is mandatory as the game can drag for the first many hours.

Rating Summary

Based on 187 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

Based on 187 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Aug 12, 2020

Can I recommend Death Stranding? Not really.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2020

I enjoyed discovering the world in Death Stranding and although the gameplay didn’t seem ‘special’ at first, it ended up being much more complex than I initially thought. Sadly, the story does take a while to pick up, however, as soon as my confusion got untangled it became more enjoyable for me. My favourite thing about this game is the stunning environmental and character graphics which made it a joy for me to traverse through the areas, even if I was mostly simply delivering cargo. That being said, Death Stranding is an entertaining game, with an interesting premise, which I recommend to anyone who is looking for something more unique to experience.

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85 / 100
Jul 13, 2020

Slow, weird, and indulgent, but a true original, and a journey that will linger in your mind long after it's over.

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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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7 / 10
Jul 13, 2020

The coronavirus has made its themes more relevant than ever and while there are many odd decisions, in terms of plot and game design, the overall experience remains strangely engrossing.

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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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