About the Game

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Released

July 4, 2019

Platforms

Switch | PC | PS4 | Xbox (REVIEWED WITH M/KB)

Developer

BonusXP

Price

US$ 19.99

(MAY VARY PER LOCATION)

Game Description

Stranger Things 3: The Game is the official companion game to Season 3 of the hit original series! Play through familiar events from the series while also uncovering never-before-seen quests, character interactions, and secrets! This adventure game blends a distinctively retro art style with modern gameplay mechanics to deliver nostalgic fun with a fresh new twist. Just like in the show, teamwork is at the heart of Stranger Things 3: The Game. Fans… (continues…) 

Step 1: Playing Conditions

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Read below the game basic characteristics. If it is something you see yourself playing, move on to Step 2: Graphics & Sound.

Genre

Action | Adventure


 

Mode

PVE | COOP


 

Victory Condition

Complete main quests.

Gameplay Overview

You’ve watched it, now you can be the LEAD of the story. Stranger Things 3: The Game (ST3) is based on the new season of the show. If you still hadn’t had enough, the game can help extend your hype feeling. Obviously or not, ST3 was developed for fans, so being a fan is an influential factor in players’ experience. On the practical side, PC mechanics are different from Console versions. Game on PC is based on POINT & CLICK which influences gameplay experience and difficulty.

Step 2: Graphics & Sound

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Watch 5 to 10 minutes of any video below. If you like what you see and hear, move on to Step 3: Game Evaluation.

Stranger Things 3, The Game Boss Video Walkthrough
Stranger Things 3 Gameplay Session During Game Review Process
Stranger Things 3, The Game Boss Video Walkthrough
Stranger Things 3 Gameplay Session During Game Review Process

Step 3: Game Evaluation

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Build your expectations about the game by learning what it offers and how was The Partisan Spy’s experience.

USER INTERFACE

Game UI Rated as Traditional

Traditional UI with some LIMITATIONS (PC version):

  • No keybinding config option: game needs to be played with default config.
  • No saving game option: can’t have different games in progress.
  • No language selection option.

STORY

Game STORY Rated as Game Basis

The story is not just the GAME BASIS, but the reason why the game exists. Stranger Things became such a huge TV show that it had the strength to launch a second game (first one was launched in 2017 for mobile only). The game story is as big as it is on tv, every quest is directly related to it.

COMMUNITY POTENTIAL

Game Community Potential Rated as low

ST3 was developed to be a SUPPORT asset to the new season launch. There is no sign of an ambition to build a community around the game. In fact, there is already a Stranger Things show community and the purpose of the game is to give them a different experience.

GAMEPLAY MOOD TRACKER

Stranger Things 3 25 hours Mood Tracker

MOOD ANALYSIS

Game Mood rated as entertained

The storyline controlled my mood during the 25 hours. You get used to its mechanics and elements early in the game. As quests built up to key moments, my mood tended to follow the narrative. It was between NORMAL and EAGER during most parts of the game, with 4 spikes to EXCITED in crucial moments of the story.

GRIND FEELING

Game Grind Feeling Rated as Absent

ST3 looks simple, but there is a REFINED complexity behind its appearance. The game presents its mechanics and from there gives players MULTIPLE choices on how to play. It’s hard to experience any grind feeling with 12 different characters to play, trinket party builds, and quests that go from finding clues, solving puzzles to fighting mobs.

LIKED THE MOST

The challenge of playing MASTER difficulty with point & click mechanics.


 

DISLIKED THE MOST

Sometimes character got stuck (movement) during combat for no clear reason.


Reserved Space for Supporters

EVALUATION SUMMARY

 

“Promotional” games are usually seen as an opportunity companies take to make some extra cash. So it’s natural not to expect much of games associated with movies or TV shows.  There is no doubt that the price of the game carries Stranger Thing’s brand weight.

 

On the other hand, ST3 offers UNIQUE gameplay elements and a complexity that moves it away from being just a “promotional” casual game.

Review Summary: Cons, Neutrals and Pros for Stranger Things 3

Choices & Advice

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DON’T BUY IT


IF YOU ARE NOT A ​STRANGER THINGS FAN.

 
 

WAIT TO BUY


DOWN THE ROAD, SEASONAL GAMES ARE USUALLY SOLD AT BIG DISCOUNTS.

~US$ 10,00 is a good price

SPY ADVICE

BUY NOW


IF YOU FINISHED WATCHING THE NEW SEASON AND IS CRAVING FOR SOME MORE.

GAME LIFETIME


GAME CAN BE 100% COMPLETED IN 20-30 HOURS.

 
 

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