Slow, weird, and indulgent, but a true original, and a journey that will linger in your mind long after it’s over.
What is it? A post-apocalyptic cargo delivery sim.
Expect to pay £55/$60
Developer Kojima Productions
Publisher 505 Games
Reviewed on RTX 2080 Super, Intel i7-9700K, 16GB RAM
Link Official site
Death Stranding is best when it shuts up. Being a game by Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, it’s naturally filled with bizarre characters, lengthy screeds of exposition, and indulgent cutscenes. But it’s in the long, quiet stretches between all this, when it’s just you hiking alone across a stark, haunting post-apocalyptic wilderness, where it really shines. In these moments, Death Stranding is quite unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in a game—or any other medium for that matter.