Stranger Things 3: The Game Review

July 6, 2019
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Spoiler Note: Stranger Things 3: The Game follows the plot of season 3 of the Stranger Things Netflix show. The text of this review is spoiler-free and the video/screenshots shown are from early on in the campaign, but keep that in mind if you haven’t watched the show yet and would prefer to go in entirely blind.

While Stranger Things obviously oozes ’80s nostalgia, Stranger Things 3: The Game reminds me distinctly of the 2000’s, bearing many of the hallmarks of the bygone licensed tie-in games of that era. As an old-school arcade beat-em-up with a free-flowing open world structure, its story, characters, and ideas are all tied directly to the third season of the Netflix show that inspired it, sometimes to a fault.

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