Stranger Things 3: The Game

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

23%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews
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6 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2019

Stranger Things 3: The Game is a throwback to a time when the only audience the game is suited for are non-discerning fans of the series. Even then, there's not much here unless they're completely fine reliving the events of the season in a loose way. The gameplay is serviceable, but there's not much here to draw in people who just want a solid title or something to enhance their experience of the show. It isn't that bad if you can get it for cheap, but it isn't something to actively seek out, either.

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5 / 10
Aug 8, 2019

Stranger Things 3: The Game can get the job done when it comes to recreating the environment of the very popular Netflix series, which by itself makes the game attractive to fans of Stranger Things, but the story is different when it comes to providing an interesting and involving gameplay, as its RPG elements feel superficial and the combat is far from enjoyable.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2019

The purpose of making Stranger Things 3 is unclear, but overall the game is a bit of fun

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6 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2019

Stranger Things 3 is able to revive the memories of old games and create a relatively good experience with well-done level design and clever puzzles. But unfortunately, it have also failed to create a balance in the gameplay and created many highs & lows because of camera angle issues,control issues and a high amount of bugs

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Rhett Waselenchuk

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60 / 100
Aug 4, 2019

The fan service on display here might be enough to sell enthusiasts of the show, however, it’s tough to recommend this for anyone who hasn’t seen it.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2019

Playing this kind of adaptation is nostalgic on its own right. I have enjoyed the Universe it created in-game with those infamous film locations but it did nothing to the lore, getting to know more of the characters or outside of its original storyline. I guess I would've wanted a kind of surprise that only Players will experience since they are using another platform in getting to know this wonderful film. Playing as one of the characters is supposedly enjoyable but I find it this game lacks the excitement it is supposed to draw from their audience.

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5.5 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2019

Stranger Things 3: The Game remains a generally negligible product, to be played maybe sometime, when the memory of the third season will be weakened and the price will be less exorbitant.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2019

Overall, Stranger Things 3: The Game is a nice addition to the Nintendo Switch library of games, and fills the void of good, inexpensive beat- 'em-up games that were previously missing on the platform. That being said, the game was designed with hardcore fans of the series in-mind, which will differentiate it's value to some. As mentioned previously, it does emphasize a lot of fanfare, but its beat-'em-up combat is some of the best on the Switch, making it a must-own for any beat-'em-up fan.

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Jul 21, 2019

Stranger Things 3 The Game is a wonderful return to the series in 16bit glory.

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Jul 19, 2019

Stranger Things 3: The Game is only for really big fans of the show. Even then, the title is hard to recommend since it is an inferior version of the television season. While the gameplay is not bad, it is too repetitive to be enjoyable on its own. The game would perhaps be best played just before season four comes out, as a novel way of recapping the previous season.

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