The time has finally come: Death Stranding is available now and you can finally play Kojima Productions’ mysterious open-world game. By now, you’ve probably seen quite a bit of the game courtesy of the many trailers shown over the years. However, we promise you, that’s just the start of the Death Stranding experience. The journey is full of twists and turns, and you can be sure you won’t see a lot of it coming.
In the video above you can watch the opening moments of Death Stranding–the calm before the storm as it were. You’ll be introduced to main character Sam Porter Bridges and also the weird and wild world of a post-Death Stranding America. You’ll also get a feel for what the game involves and what the overall goal that you, as Sam, will pursue.
GameSpot’s Death Stranding review awarded it a 9/10. “Death Stranding is a hard game to absorb,” said Kallie Plagge. “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. It’s a game that requires patience, compassion, and love, and it’s also one we really need right now.”