From Streaming to Gaming
Eleven, Dustin, Lucas, Mike, and the rest of the main players of Stranger Things are back again for another season of sci-fi adventures in the idyllic town of Hawkins. The third installment of the popular Netflix series, Stranger Things, is out now for streaming, and fans are in for more treat as BonusXP, Inc., has released its tie-in video game. Stranger Things 3: The Game is an adventure game that lets you play through familiar events from the series. Uncover never-before-seen quests, battle the evils of Upside Down, and solve mysteries while playing one of your beloved characters.
Explore the Town of Hawkins
Being the official companion game to the Season 3 of the hit series, Stranger Things 3: The Game showcase familiar scenes from the show. It documents all of the show’s pop culture references and presents them in a distinctive retro art style to bring in an 80s nostalgia that fans have come to expect.
Developed in an action role-playing game style, Stranger Things 3: The Game will take you through the story by giving you quests that will allow you to tour the major landmarks of Hawkins. These quests involve solving short puzzles and hunting collectibles. However, there will also be times where you engage in a boss fight against evils from the Upside Down.
There are 12 playable characters in the game that you can unlock. Each of these characters has their own combat style and special abilities that you can use to taunt, disable, or completely obliterate your enemy. At the beginning of the game, players can only control Mike and Lucas and swap between them to overcome obstacles. However, as you progress in the game, you will be able to unlock Eleven, Dustin, Will, Hopper, Joyce, Jonathan, Nance, and Billy. In addition to their special abilities, you can also equip and power up your characters with items discovered throughout Hawkins.
Teamwork is the Key
As with the series, teamwork is pretty much the heart of Stranger Things 3: The Game. Fans can team up with two players and engage in a local co-op game to explore the world of Hawkins. With this, the three of you can team up to solve the mysteries and even combine your characters’ abilities to pull powerful combo attacks.
However, if you want to play solo, the game also comes with a solo campaign. You can use the buddy commands to control the actions of both characters. But who wants to play alone when you can play with your buddies, right?
After completing the entirety of the game, you can unlock the Eliminator mode. This mode unlocks the entire party at the start of the game. However, once your character dies, it stays dead for the rest of the game.
Experience Stranger Things
Stranger Things 3: The Game is a bonus treat for diehard fans of the series. It lets you delve into the story of the third season and play it out while watching the story unfolds. And while some might consider it a boring rehash of the show, this game will give fans just a little more time in Hawkins.