Death Stranding has been a hit with most critics, but the game was rather predictably review bombed over on Metacritic by users. As is often the case with titles that end up dividing opinion for whatever reason, a tug of war very quickly ensued, with many users awarding the game a perfect 10 while others slapped it with a big fat 0. It wasn't long before the overall user score dropped to around 5.1.
That same user score has spiked dramatically over the last 24 hours, however. As explained on Reddit, it appears as though over 6000 negative ratings have been removed by the site, causing the score to jump. Death Stranding now sits at a user score of 7.4.
This isn't the first time that Metacritic has tidied up its user scores, and it likely won't be the last. We still struggle to wrap our heads around why people would waste their time doing this to begin with.