These games will help determine whether you'll like Death Stranding

Find out whether or not you should purchase a copy of Death Stranding based upon your previous gaming interests.

Dear Esther

If you have the patience for walking sims like Dear Esther and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, you'll likely be able to endure the slower pace of Death Stranding.
If you have the patience for walking sims like Dear Esther and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, you'll likely be able to endure the slower pace of Death Stranding.
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In many reviews, Death Stranding is referred to as a walking simulator, which makes sense as you’re tasked with trekking across the country in an attempt to connect a fractured nation. If you enjoy other games that fall under the category of walking simulator like Dear Esther, you may also enjoy Death Stranding. What ties games like Dear Esther to Death Stranding are their interesting, often bleak worlds and characters.

There’s a prominent sense of loneliness felt in both Dear Esther and Death Stranding along with some ambiguity to story elements pertaining to the main character. The more you play, the more you learn, but you also have to be patient. If you have no trouble with slower paced “walking sim” games like Dear Esther, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter or SOMA, go ahead and give Death Stranding a try.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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