Out of nowhere, like a monster from another dimension, Stranger Things: The Game has appeared on the Google Play store, and it looks great.
Presumably intended to raise awareness of the series ahead of Stranger Things season two, which is due to hit Netflix later this month, Stranger Things: The Game is a retro top-down action adventure game that wouldn’t have looked entirely out of place in its historical setting of 1984.
You get to play as Hopper and co. in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. The game sees you completing a VHS library, unlocking characters, solving puzzles, and of course visiting the dreaded Upside Down.
There are two difficulty levels, carefully calibrated for people raised before and after games got ridiculously easy, and various items to collect. The press release also teases, “never-before-seen-footage of Season 2”.
So what are you waiting for? Get going!