Death Stranding for PlayStation 4
PS4

Death Stranding

Nov 8, 2019 NEW
8.72
playscore
Good
117th of 4406

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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About this game

Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time. With spectral creatures plaguing the landscape, and humanity on the verge of a mass extinction, it’s up to Sam to journey across the ravaged continent and save mankind from impending annihilation. What is the mystery of the Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road ahead? An unprecedented gameplay experience holds these answers and more.

Gamer Reviews

6454 Reviews
9.23
whatoplay
11 reviews
8.07
UltiDK
8.00
Jan 12, 2020

Death Stranding is without a doubt the most divisive game released in 2019. But, will it satisfy fans of Kojima's previous work? That is the question i'll try to answer with this review.


Death Stranding is like Kojima's previous games very weird. It constantly throws new concepts at the player, resulting in a sometimes confusing main plot. This means that players will have to invest themselves in the lore in order for everything to make sense once the credits roll. Luckily, the game provides the players with a collection of interviews with ingame characters, explaining the deep lore of the game. Death Stranding features a cast of well-known actors, like Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen. While it's great to see the gaming media being noticed by actors normally only seen in movies, the game does little to change the appereance of the game, resulting in the main character Sam losing his identity, and "thus becomming" Norman Reedus instead. Ths is probably the story's biggest problem. If you manage to ignore this, there is actually an amazing story underneath, and a very emotional at that. The game has a strong message of being nice to others. It's just sad that the story is so badly paced with almost nothing happening in the entire midpoint of the game.


As you probably already know if you've been active in the gaming media, Death Stranding has been accused of being a "walking simulator". This is sadly true. While the unique online aspect of the game manages to motivate the player to continue on, the gameplay still becomes a bit boring in the end. This is why I find it weird that the game actually is very addicting, and I would often play for hours without being able to stop. The term "just one more game" was replaced by "just one more delivery". I loved contributing to the online environment of the game by building structures such as roads and power generators for other players to interact with.


Graphically, the game is one of the most stunning games on the market. Kojima Productions borrowed the Decima Engine from Guerilla Games, and this was a great choice. The faces are the most detailed i've ever seen in a video game, with even small things such as tears looking extremely high quality. The enviroments are also incredibly beautiful, and it just bugs me that the game doesn't have a photo mode feature, as I would often stop just to enjoy the scenery. The soundtrack is also as good, and even though it wasn't really my style of music, I still go back to listen to it sometimes.


I give Death Stranding an 8/10. If you're looking for a game with a thought-provoking story and unique ideas, Death Stranding is for you. However if you're looking for fast-paced fun, don't even think about buying it.

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Dec 11, 2019

Addicted to this game. Kojima created a new genre where the gameplay was subjective, the story and music was fantastic.

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Dec 5, 2019

Once there was an explosion...

Το παιχνίδι από την αρχή σου δείχνει ότι θα παίξεις και θα δεις κάτι σκηνοθετικά και ατμοσφαιρικά δημιουργικό..

Και αυτό επιβεβαιώνεται περίπου στο 7ο κεφάλαιο και αρχίζει να κορυφώνεται από το 9ο και μετά. Η σκηνοθεσία και η ατμόσφαιρα είναι απλά μαγευτικά.. Το σενάριο αρχίζει και ξεδιπλώνεται και ο ρυθμός κορυφώνεται..

Το παιχνίδι από την άλλη μεριά του νομίσματος θεωρείται από πολλούς βαρετό και μονότονο ως προς την ποικιλία των αποστολών. Και συμφωνώ απόλυτα. Από την αρχή μέχρι και το τέλος κατά κύριο λόγο θα μεταφέρεις δέματα..

Παρόλα αυτά το παιχνίδι κάνει στις σωστές στιγμές διαλείμματα και σου δίνει δράσει, gamplay, σενάριο, cutscenes. Όλα αυτά σου κλείνουν το μάτι και σου λένε "συνέχισε, έχουμε και άλλα να δούμε". Και μπορώ να πω ότι σε εμένα έπιανε πάντα. Πάντα όποτε ένιωθα ότι αρχίζω και βαριέμαι κάτι γινόταν και με ενθουσίαζε και με γέμιζε όρεξη να συνεχίσω.. Ώσπου έφτασα στο 9ο κεφάλαιο, όπως είπα και πριν, που από εκεί και πέρα το παιχνίδι ήταν τόσο γεμάτο από δράση, ατμόσφαιρα, σκηνοθεσία και σενάριο που απλά δεν ήθελα να κλείσω την κονσόλα μου...

Για αυτούς που όντως θέλουν και τις 50 ώρες που θα περάσουν σε ένα παιχνίδι να είναι γεμάτες περιπέτεια θα έλεγα να περνάνε πιο γρήγορα τα πρώτα κεφάλαια.. Ίσως χάσουν λίγο την μαγεία του κόσμου αλλά αυτή θα αναπληρωθεί και στα επόμενα κεφάλαια..

Εν κατακλείδι το Death Strading για εμένα είναι ένα πολύ ιδιαίτερο, ατμοσφαιρικό και θα έλεγα μοναδικό παιχνίδι. Του λείπουν κάποια πράματα και πολλά από αυτά που δίνει δεν είναι τόσο εύπεπτα αλλά η συνολική εμπειρία είναι μοναδική. Μακάρι να βγαίνουν όλα τα παιχνίδια με τέτοια ωραία έμφαση στην ατμόσφαιρα, στη σκηνοθεσία, στον ρυθμό και στο σενάριο, χωρίς βέβαια αυτό να υποβαθμίζει το gameplay..

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Critic Reviews

70 Reviews
8.21
6.80
Tristan OgilvieNov 01, 2019
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.
Matthew KatoNov 01, 2019
Try as it might, Death Stranding’s story doesn’t shore up its faults. It’s the normal Kojima mix of twists-and-turns, tropes, and overbearing themes, but at least I like that it explores real-world topics like the theory of multiple dimensions and key events in the history of the planet’s biodiversity. Like Sam himself, I often wasn’t sure why I kept going in Death Stranding. Maybe there was a little bit of pride in another task checked off the list, another job done. Unfortunately, this added up to little reward in the end.
Richard WalkerNov 12, 2019
Odd, compelling, and ultimately engrossing, Death Stranding is a genre mash-up with more than a few ideas of its own. Not quite a work of genius, it's nonetheless something that once again demonstrates the madness and brilliance of Hideo Kojima.

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