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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.9
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.8
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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95 (Nov 01, 2019)
Death Stranding ist ein Meisterwerk. Hideo Kojima inszeniert ein denkwürdiges Abenteuer, über das man noch in vielen Jahren sprechen wird. Es ist visionär, dämonisch, kafkaesk, gesellschaftskritisch und bis in die kleinste Faser verspielt. Hier trifft die japanische Kultur mit ihrer Symbiose aus Hightech und Übersinnlichem auf die große Leinwand Hollywoods. Nach dem ebenso bizarren wie faszinierenden Einstieg entfaltet sich ein episches Erlebnis auf höchstem audiovisuellen und schauspielerischen Niveau. Man erlebt kein avantgardistisches Experiment, sondern den handfesten Kampf um das Überleben einer von Isolation und Tod bedrohten Gesellschaft. Das ist stellenweise surreales Brainfucking, aber auf sehr solidem Fundament, bei dem vieles an Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain erinnert.
95 (Nov 01, 2019)
Death Stranding est une invitation au voyage dont on ressort marqué par une expérience aussi maline qu'atypique. L'univers du jeu, que l'on prend plaisir à découvrir en solitaire et, plus tard, avec d'autres joueurs, offre un terrain escarpé aux panoramas saisissants. On l'affronte, on le parcourt, on le dompte, en progressant à notre rythme, planifiant des routes que d'autres emprunteront. Pour cette audace et ce concept, Death Stranding prouve que tout n'a pas encore été fait. Et si, en plus, le récit y est passionnant et incroyablement bien incarné par des acteurs à la prestance remarquable... Pourquoi s'en priver ? Un chef d'oeuvre, tout simplement...
88 (Nov 16, 2019)
Death Stranding это неплохой проект, где хорошая внешняя оболочка в виде графики, сюжета и музыки контрастирует с не самым интересным игровым процессом. Проект Кодзимы, определенно, заслуживает внимания, но его точно не стоит считать чем-то уникальным и революционным.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Nov 28, 2019)
Death Stranding is op en top Kojima, een big budget game als geen andere en een uniek werk dat met zijn gedurfd sobere gameplay voor verdeelde meningen zal zorgen.
PlayStation Universe (Nov 09, 2019)
Death Standing proves itself as a unique, palpable new IP, filled with rich storytelling both in narrative and gameplay. The beginning of the game suffers from long gaps of time intended for learning the ropes, but the ship rights itself once it finally turns the corner. Despite that with a handful of missteps, a deep, potent message of coming together rings through every aspect of Death Stranding that dazzles the game as a whole. If you give it the time, Death Stranding will offer you something most games never do.
Game Informer Magazine (Nov 01, 2019)
The game bears the unmistakable mark of its creator, but doesn't leave enough for players to enjoy.
Way Too Many Games (Nov 14, 2019)
Death Stranding is a game that doesn’t feature big issues that completely ruin it, but it’s absolutely packed with a ton of small inconveniences that weigh it down almost in the same way. It’s gorgeous, it’s generally well-acted, it’s something completely different from the rest of the AAA gaming landscape, but it’s also a clear case of what happens when you let a completely unsubtle auteur with an ego the size of a whale go wild. It’s a pretentious game with some really good ideas that are hampered by other annoying ideas. It also thinks it’s a lot smarter than it actually is, as well as your perception of it. I am looking forward to seeing what Kojima will do next, but he will need to put his feet on the ground for his next endeavor.
IGN (Nov 07, 2019)
Certain landmark games in recent years, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Red Dead Redemption 2, have managed to successfully tread the line between the rigidity of realism and the exhilaration of pure escapism. But much like its stumbling protagonist, Death Stranding just can’t consistently get the balance right despite possessing equally lofty ambitions and countless inventive ideas. There is a fascinating, fleshed-out world of supernatural science fiction to enjoy across its sprawling and spectacular map, so it’s a real shame that it’s all been saddled on a gameplay backbone that struggles to adequately support its weight over the full course of the journey. It’s fitting that Kojima Productions’ latest is so preoccupied with social media inspired praise, because in some ways I did ‘Like’ Death Stranding. I just didn’t ever love it.
Niche Gamer (Nov 30, 2019)
With boring package delivery-based gameplay, a weird and convoluted narrative, music that sounds like it came straight from Kojima’s Spotify playlist, and frequently cringey dialogue, it’s safe to give this one a pass unless you find it on deep sale later on. In a way, I respect Kojima for coming out with something he had to know a ton of people wouldn’t like. At the end of the day, though, I just wanted to have fun playing video games, and slogging through snow for a half an hour just to deliver a jar of bugs to someone isn’t my idea of entertainment.
Giant Bomb (Nov 06, 2019)
Kojima's first post-Konami project is a bizarre, self-indulgent mess that never quite manages to tie its myriad pieces together.
Video Chums (Nov 12, 2019)
Whether you see Death Stranding as an enjoyable artistic masterpiece full of commentary about contemporary society or a frustrating mess complete with self-indulgent schlock, you're 100% correct.