- Death review embargo lifted earlier today.
- Reviews are coming in thick and fast from the biggest gaming outlets.
- The consensus is that Death stranding is a perplexing, at times tedious, yet profoundly interesting game.
It’s been a long time coming. The Death Stranding reviews are steadily coming in from the most respected gaming press outlets after the embargo lifted earlier today.
A Mixed Bag
The consensus is a mixed bag, to say the least. Scores range widely from the near-perfect to the underwhelming. One running theme among publications is that Death Stranding is the most perplexing and interesting game this year.
The scores make it even more difficult to understand, let alone judge Death Stranding. The game’s mystic and confounding elements have seemingly carried over to the reviews.
Source: Kojima Productions
For those of us not lucky enough to get our hands on the game early, it’s never been more unclear whether we should pick up a copy come launch day a week from now. Whether Sony made the right call lifting the embargo a week before release remains to be seen.
Death Stranding Review Round-Up
GameSpot – 9/10
Death Stranding is a hard game to absorb. There are many intertwining threads to its plot, and silly names, corny moments, and heavy exposition belie an otherwise very simple message. That comes through much more clearly in the game’s more mundane moments, when you find a desperately-needed ladder left behind by another player or receive a letter from an NPC thanking you for your efforts. It’s positive without ignoring pain; in fact, it argues in both its story and its gameplay that adversity itself is what makes things worth doing and life worth living.