Death Stranding

Death Stranding Review: The Boldest, And Most Perplexing, Game of 2019

Hideo Kojima’s first independent effort is an unexpected bridge to the PS2.

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Death Stranding Thermal Pad Explained: Should You Use It?

You’ll unlock the Thermal Pad pretty far along into Death Stranding Stranding.

Death Stranding: Is There a Maximum Porter Grade Level?

We take a look at whether there is a limit to how high you can get your Porter Grade in Death Stranding.

Death Stranding Higgs Boss - How to Defeat Higgs in Episode 9

This is our boss guide on how to defeat Higgs in Episode 9 of Death Stranding.

Death Stranding's PC Port Makes It Worth a Second Hike

Kojima Productions' walking adventure finds its proper home.

Even With a Death Stranding Camera Hack, You Can’t Perv on Norman Reedus

Nothing to see here but the stream, folks.

Horizon Zero Dawn Sets August Release Date on PC, Sparks Pricing Controversy

The PS4-to-PC port is at the center of a flare-up over regional prices.

Death Stranding Reveals PC Specs and Enticing New Details on Its Half-Life Crossover

Seems like some Portal will be in the mix too?

PS4 Days of Play Sale Returns With Death Stranding, Dreams, and Nioh 2 Savings

It'll basically lead right up to the release of The Last of Us Part 2.

Death Stranding's PC Version Delayed to July

Delayed by just over a month.

This Death Stranding Jacket Cost Nearly $2,000, and It's Already Sold Out

There goes my Sam "Porter" Bridges cosplay.

This Trailer for SnowRunner, an Off-Road Trucking Sim, Parodies Death Stranding's Launch Trailer

Frankly, this really does look like another entry in the "strand game" genre.

Death Stranding to Get Photo Mode on PS4 "Soon"

The photo mode was already slated for the PC version of Death Stranding.

Horizon Zero Dawn is Coming to PC This Summer

Hermen Hulst, Guerrilla co-founder and Sony's new head of Worldwide Studios, says we'll have more info on the port soon.

Hideo Kojima, Norman Reedus in "Talks to Do Other Stuff"

The pair might not be done collaborating just yet.

Troy Baker's Been Gaming's Leading Man For a Decade, And He Has Some Stories

We talk to the prolific blockbuster video game actor about working on The Last of Us, that one scene with Norman Reedus, and more.

Death Stranding Comes to PC This June With Photo Mode and a Headcrab

Sam is getting some Half-Life goodies.

How Sony and Kojima Productions Played Telephone Across the Globe to Create Death Stranding's Soundscape

Backstage at DICE 2020, the audio team at Sony tell us about working across time zones with Kojima Productions.

Kojima Productions Withdraws From GDC 2020 Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The Death Stranding developer is the latest to back out due to the coronavirus.

Untitled Goose Game Wins Top Bill at the 2020 DICE Awards

It was a wonderful night in Las Vegas, and the winner is one mischievous goose.

Someone Used a Treadmill to Play Death Stranding

"Oh, the humanity!"

Death Stranding's Repetitive B.T. Warning Cutscenes Can Now Be Turned Off

A brighter future for all porters.

Kojima Productions is Planning to Work on Multiple Projects, Including One "Big" Game

Yoji Shinkawa seems interested in manga, too.

Death Stranding Thermal Pad Explained: Should You Use It?

You’ll unlock the Thermal Pad pretty far along into Death Stranding Stranding.

Death Stranding: Is There a Maximum Porter Grade Level?

We take a look at whether there is a limit to how high you can get your Porter Grade in Death Stranding.

Death Stranding, Control, and Outer Wilds Lead the Game Developers Choice Awards Nominees

Plus, a ninja and a goose round out the Game of the Year category.

Death Stranding Higgs Boss - How to Defeat Higgs in Episode 9

This is our boss guide on how to defeat Higgs in Episode 9 of Death Stranding.

Mike Williams' Top 10 Games of 2019: Closing Out Another Generation

Once again, I bring you only the best.

Eric Van Allen's Top 10 Games of 2019: The Head and the Heart

Murder Hogwarts, class of 2019.

Jake Green's Top 10 Games of 2019: I'm a Rocket Man

The best games of 2019, as picked by your friendly neighborhood Guides Writer.

Caty McCarthy's Top 10 Games of 2019: Beyond the Pale

It's me, the Art Cop.

USG's Top 20 Games of 2019

From post-apocalyptic melodramatic deliveries to rude geese, these were our favorite games of 2019.

Death Stranding's NPCs Are Wearing Christmas Hats Now

Snow time like the present.

Redbox is Having a Clearance Sale As It Gets Out of Video Games

As rentals die, deals rise.

NPD: Death Stranding's Sales Do Fine in Light of Stiff Competition

There is some silver lining to 7th place.

Starting Screen | Tyrants, Dollhouses, and Rude Geese: Looking Back on 2019's Great Gaming Moments

There were some great moments in video games this year. Let's look back on some of our favorites.

Death Stranding's Next Update Will Combat Vehicle Griefing

No more trolling with trucks.

Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Really Likes Death Stranding—With Caveats

Sakurai has enjoyed his time delivering packages and facing BTs.

Starting Screen | Why 2019 Is the Year I Decided To Stop Rushing Through Games

Some of us have been playing Death Stranding slowly, and it's far better for it.

Here's 7 Great Video Game Family Reunions Just in Time for Thanksgiving

From Dragon Quest 5 to Death Stranding, chew over these family-centered games while you eat turkey this year.

Report: Longtime Metal Gear Producer Kenichiro Imaizumi Departs Kojima Productions

One of Metal Gear Solid's guiding hands has reportedly left the building.

Kojima Reveals Death Stranding Test Footage From the Game's Early Days

From all the way back in March 2016.

The Game Awards 2019 Nominations: Control and Death Stranding Among Top Nominees

And Smash Bros. gets some belated acknowledgement.

How to Repair and Recharge Vehicles in Death Stranding

Increase your vehicle's durability with these simple tips.

Will Hideo Kojima Ever Stop Making Metal Gear Solid?

A closer look at Death Stranding reveals a game that isn't as different as it first seems.

Death Stranding: How to Calm BB Down

In this guide, you'll find information on how to calm down BB in Death Stranding, and more.

Death Stranding Weapons - Every Gun You Can Find in the Game

This is our guide covering all the weapons and upgrades in Death Stranding.

Death Stranding: How to Cross the Tar Belt

Here's how to cross the huge tar belt in Death Stranding.

Fans Are Comparing Wattam With Death Stranding, and Now Keita Takahashi Is Weighing in

Is Wattam a strand game? Maybe Takahashi or Kojima will tell us one day.

Starting Screen | I Love Death Stranding's Ridiculous Product Placement

Chugging Monster until it kills me.

Monster Energy's Stock Prices Jumped the Day Death Stranding Came Out

Psychological suggestion is a Monster of a motivator.

Death Stranding's Sam is a Mean Drunk

"Right in your face."

Death Stranding Bike - How to Unlock the Reverse Trike

Here's how you can unlock the reverse trike in Death Stranding.

Death Stranding, Explained: Breaking Down the Complex Relationships, Mysteries, and Ending of Hideo Kojima's Sprawling Epic

There's a lot to unpack in Kojima Productions' Death Stranding. That hasn't stopped us from having a crack at it.

Axe of the Blood God: The Death Stranding Spoilercast is Here

Kat, Hirun, and Eric get together to talk about everything that happens in Kojima's confounding new blockbuster.

Death Stranding Fragile Location - Where to Find Fragile

Here's our guide on where to locate Fragile in Death Stranding.

Death Stranding Prepper Rewards - All Unlocks From Preppers

Here's how to unlock new skeletons, gear, and other items from Preppers as rewards in Death Stranding.

Death Stranding Memory Chip Locations - Where to Find Memory Chips

Here's where to find various Memory Chip locations in Death Stranding.

Death Stranding God Particle Go-Getter Trophy - How to Find Higgs's Home

Here's how to find Higgs's home, and get the God Particle Go-Getter Trophy in Death Stranding.

What Game Would Be Better If You Had to Carry a Baby Around With You?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Death Stranding's out, so let's think about what games would be better if you nurtured a baby.

Death Stranding on PC Won't Be an Epic Exclusive

And everyone breathed a short sigh of relief.

Death Stranding Fast Travel - How to Unlock Fast Travel

This is our page on unlocking fast travel in Death Stranding.

Death Stranding Boots - How to Change Your Boots

Here's how you can change your boots in Death Stranding.

Death Stranding Delivery Bot - How to Unlock More Delivery Bots

Here's how to use the Delivery Bots in Death Stranding, and how you can unlock additional bots.

Death Stranding Ludens Fan - How to Find Geoff Keighley

This is our page on how to find Geoff Keighley, AKA. the Ludens Fan, in Death Stranding.

Death Stranding: How to Change Sam's Hair Style

Here's how to change Sam's hair in Death Stranding.

Death Stranding Carry Capacity - How to Increase Sam's Carrying Capacity

Here's how to increase your cargo carrying capacity in Death Stranding.

Death Stranding Roundtable: We're Still Trying to Figure Out What the Heck We Just Played

Eric, Kat, and Hirun answer some follow-up questions about Death Stranding on the occasion of its launch.

Trump, Brexit, and Movies: Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding Media Tour Has Been a Fun Ride So Far

Pre-launch coverage of Death Stranding has been suitably bizarre.

Here's a Translation of the Full Short Story Behind Death Stranding's Opening Quote

Kotaku's Tim Rogers transcribed the whole of "Nawa" to English.

Death Stranding Review: The Boldest, And Most Perplexing, Game of 2019

Hideo Kojima’s first independent effort is an unexpected bridge to the PS2.

Death Stranding is Confirmed for PC in 2020

Kojima's next game isn't Sony exclusive.

Today in Death Stranding Weirdness: Conan O’Brien in an Otter Hat

The Clueless Gamer will make a cameo appearance.

Surprise! CHVRCHES Have Recorded a Song for Death Stranding, Listen to it Here

Timefall, an original album for the game, releases later this year.

Death Stranding Is Officially Done

Time to gather up the social strands and party.

George Miller Once Called Death Stranding "Mathematically Correct," Hideo Kojima Says

The Fury Road director seems to like what Kojima's going for.

Death Stranding's New Gameplay Demo Seems to Confirm Theory About Sam's Blood and Other Fluids

The unexpected, unofficial Bloodborne follow-up.

The New Death Stranding TGS Gameplay: Everything We Learned

Here are all the new Death Stranding gameplay details we learned at Tokyo Games Show 2019.

Watch the New Death Stranding Gameplay From TGS Here

49 minutes (to be precise) of new Death Stranding gameplay.

Death Stranding is a Game About Walking, Apparently

Someone has finally played Death Stranding and can tell us what its all about.

Death Stranding Release Date and New Gameplay Details

We finally have a Death Stranding release date, and there's tons of other new details about Kojima Productions' game including new gameplay, trailer, characters, and more.

In Death Stranding, You Can Pee and Meet Holographic Geoff Keighley. Not Necessarily at the Same Time

We got a big stream of new Death Stranding footage today.

Death Stranding's Absence From a Sony Exclusives List Has Folks Wondering

PC speculation is coming up again.

Death Stranding's Official Box Art Shows Off the Many Faces of Norman Reedus

Norman Reedus, and also, Norman Reedus.

Starting Screen | How the Second Half of 2019 is Shaping Up for Video Games Now That E3 is Over

We take a look at the upcoming release schedule and identify one potential juggernaut.

We Rewatched Death Stranding's Old Trailers and Now We Have a Bunch of New Theories

Turns out those old trailers have some gold buried away.

Death Stranding PC Speculation Based in Part on Mistranslation

A key part of the Death Stranding PC rumor was mistranslated.

More Death Stranding Details Emerge From Trailer, Site, and Kojima Himself

We're getting a clearer picture of how this game actually plays.

The Death Stranding Trailer Analysis: Our Biggest Takeaways

A few answers, and a lot more questions.

Thank You, Death Stranding, for Finally Doing Something Different With Zombies

The undead are so done as a plot device. But the undead plus magic backpack-babies? Now we're getting somewhere.

It's True, Death Stranding is Releasing on PS4 This November

The Norman Reedus delivery game is coming this fall to PS4.

Death Stranding Leaks Suggest a 2019 Release Date and Reveal Pre-Order Bonuses

We could be stranded by death this year, even.

Death Stranding Tease Points to Reveal Tomorrow

Something is coming, but who knows what?

The Last of Us Part 2 and Death Stranding Still Coming to PS4 Despite Impending PS5 Transition, Sony Confirms

Despite next-gen rumors swirling, Sony is still bringing big games to the PS4.

Death Stranding is About Being Connected to the Internet But Disconnected From the Real World, Kojima Says

Kojima revealed more about Death Stranding at a film festival this week.

First PS5 Details Show a Conservative, Expected Step Forward, But a Potentially Pricey One

We have details about the next PlayStation, and it's probably going to cost us.

Hideo Kojima is in 'Drive' Director's New Amazon Show 'Too Old to Die Young'

Kojima takes a break from making Death Stranding to make a surprise cameo.

The Games That Are Probably Not Coming Out in 2019

Sorry to be an agent of reality checks.

This Could Be a Death Stranding ARG and People are Freaking Out

Could this reveal the Death Stranding release date?

Metal Gear Movie Script is "Weirdest, Most Kojima Thing" He's Seen, Director Says

A Metal Gear movie script has just been turned in.

Sony E3 2018 Press Conference Recap—Games, Trailers, and Announcements

A surprise Resident Evil 2 remake, plus gameplay trailers for The Last of Us: Part 2, Death Stranding, and more.

Kojima Tweets a Picture of Moss and Gets 1,000 Retweets and Counting

E3 fever might be going too far.

Kojima Shows off Death Stranding E3 Trailer... Windows Desktop Icon

The former Metal Gear Solid series director is done with teasers. He's all about teasers of teasers.

Sony Details the PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase—Promises Death Stranding, Last of Us 2, and More

Sony's already revealed some of what you can expect to see at its E3 2018 showcase, including more babies lodged in Norman Reedus' throat.

The Road to Shape of Water's Oscar Win Was Paved With Some Tantalizing Games

Let's look back at all the games that have fallen in the wake of the Oscar-winning director.

Mark Cerny Tries to Pull New Death Stranding Details From Hideo Kojima

"After you've played the game for four or five hours, all of that starts to make sense."

Death Stranding Gets Another Wild Trailer at The Game Awards

Norman Reedus found some clothes this time!

Konami Europe Executive Joins Kojima Productions as President

Shinji Hirano has made the jump over to Kojima's new studio.

The Trailer for Death Stranding Was Exactly What E3 2016 Needed

When the world goes dark and the gunfire won't cease, you just gotta relax and let Hideo Kojima plant weird things in your mind.