The Death Stranding review embargo has lifted, so suddenly the internet is awash with theories, spoilers, and information about Kideo Kojima’s latest epic. There’s plenty for us to pore through, especially here on PCGamesN where we’re left waiting for the Death Stranding PC release in 2020.
Of the details to have emerged are some reports on just how long Death Stranding’s story takes to complete, and seeing as time is precious and irreplaceable, it’s always handy to know how long a game is before purchasing it for yourself. It’s worth noting that Death Stranding is a single-player experience first and foremost, and while there are some reasons you will want to dip back into the story, there’s no flashy multiplayer mode to extend the playtime.
Death Stranding also boasts a number of side quests and distractions, so expect completion times to vary massively depending on whether you’re barrelling through the main campaign, stopping to smell the roses, or battling trans-dimensional death whales. Either way, you can expect to spend a lot of time rebuilding roads and playing the role of post-apocalyptic postal worker.
How long is Death Stranding?
As a PC site, we’ve still not got our hands on the Death Stranding, but poring through reviews from other outlets it looks like Death Stranding is 40 hours long – Polygon’s review says puts the total playtime in the region of ‘forty-plus’.
That appears to be bare minimum, however, as Eurogamer says the game can take up to and even over 50 hours to reach the end credits. According to Kotaku, it’s even possible to sink between 80 and 100 hours into Death Stranding – much like the critical consensus it seems playtime can vary wildly.