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author: Adrian Werner

First Reviews: Death Stranding - Critics are Divided

The first reviews of Death Stranding appeared, and it seems like the latest work by Hideo Kojima has divided the critics. Most reviews are positive, but there are also many bad ratings.

Death Stranding met with various reception, but it certainly leaves no one indifferent.

Today, right after midnight, the embargo on reviews of Death Stranding, the latest production of Hideo Kojima, was lifted. The Internet was filled with opinions, so we can find out if the game fulfilled the hopes placed in it.

We have also just published our review, in which our editor gave Death Stranding 9.0/10. You can rest easy, if you are afraid of spoilers. In our text we do not reveal any details of the plot except giving its overview at the very beginning of the story. We don't even describe all the gadgets.

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According to Metacritic, Death Stranding currently has an average rating of 84%. However, this result may still be subject to change, because in the next few hours there will probably be a lot of additional reviews. Below are some examples:

Selected reviews of Death Stranding

  1. Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 5/5
  2. EGM - 10/10
  3. GamingTrend - 100/100
  4. Push Square - 10/10
  5. Screen Rant - 5/5
  6. We Got This Covered - 5/5
  7. Nexus Gaming - 9.5/10
  8. Next Gen Base - 9.5/10
  9. Geek Culture - 9.4/10
  10. COGconnected - 93/100
  11. Gamepressure - 9.0/10
  12. GameSpot - 9/10
  13. GamingBolt - 9/10
  14. God is a Geek - 9/10
  15. Shacknews - 9/10
  16. Destructoid - 8/10
  17. Easy Allies - 8/10
  18. Guardian - 4/5
  19. Press Start - 8/10
  20. VideoGamer - 8/10
  21. CGMagazine - 7.5/10
  22. Game Informer - 7/10
  23. GamesRadar - 3.5/5
  24. Hardcore Gamer - 3.5/5
  25. GameCentral Metro - 7/10
  26. USgamer - 3.5/5
  27. IGN - 6.8/10
  28. AusGamers - 6/10
  29. VG247 - 3/5
  30. Stevivor - 3.5/10
  31. PowerUp! - 3/10

As you can see, the scoring range is vast and it is difficult to talk about a consensus among the industry media. Most of the editors liked the production, and many were even delighted, but there are also a lot of critical voices.

The review reveals a picture of an unusual game, with a highly twisted plot. Death Stranding is praised for its workmanship, fascinating world and many fresh solutions, but at the same time it is supposed to be a difficult to perceive production, which can be tedious for those who are not ready to fully immerse themselves in it.

Death Stranding will debut on November 8, this year. Initially, the game will be available only on PlayStation 4. There are also plans to release a PC edition, which will be published in early spring next year.

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