Stranded: Alien Dawn Reviews
A survival colony builder that generates stories of triumph, disaster, and white-knuckle rescues.
Whether being completely cut off from civilisation is a fantasy or a nightmare to you, Stranded: Alien Dawn includes everything from base building as hunter-gatherers, to rediscovering technology and eventually making a successful escape, or setting up a rugged military base. It's just a bit limited in terms of thematic variety, and needs a little more work on the console controls and UI, but constructs a compelling sci-fi take on the survival management sim genre.
Stranded: Alien Dawn borrows from RimWorld and The Sims, but meshes the borrowed elements into something both unique and immensely rewarding.
Stranded: AD builds thoughtfully on the survival sims that came before it, keeping what works and streamlining what didn't. It all adds up to a classic story of human vs nature in which your survival depends on carving out a niche for yourself on a planet teeming with life.
Stranded: Alien Dawn is a well-focused survival game with choices that have meaningful and lasting impact. While it could stand to have a few more scenarios, what's on offer will keep you busy for dozens of hours, and that's just your first playthrough!
For fans of futuristic survival games, Stranded: Alien Dawn is just as fun on consoles as on PC. It’s deep, engrossing, and customizable. Although controller implementation is a mixed bag, overall the experience remains engaging and addictive.
Stranded: Alien Dawn is an enormously varied survival sim and base builder, that has been remarkably well-adapted for consoles and stuffed to the gills with content, features, and options. This is as welcoming or as hardcore a survival experience as you want it to be.
Stranded: Alien Dawn is a good survival and strategy game. The project allows to manage a settlers team in an unexplored planet with a lot of gameplay possibility and it's pretty enjoyable even playing with a controller.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Stranded: Alien Dawn makes one small step for man and one giant leap for survivor sims-kind.
Stranded: Alien Dawn is a great experience for those looking to get into the Survival/Strategy genre, even if a hardcore fanbase won’t like the lack of options in crafting, character generation, and random events.
Stranded: Alien Dawn was an exceptionally crafted survival, base-building simulator game that I could not out down, and it has only been in early access.
Stranded: Alien Dawn is an excellent game in the style of RimWorld, but with a better chosen graphic style. It's a fun survival fight with different objectives based on each scenario. Thanks to the individual settings, it is suitable for players of any maturity and skill level. It's just strange that the survivors don't need water.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Stranded: Alien Dawn offers a rather advanced management experience that will please many fans of the genre, even if it doesn't reinvent anything. The tutorial is almost too comprehensive, but does a good job of preparing you for your game. Neophytes may find the numerous management elements a little confusing. The developers have provided sufficient content, even if the variety of the bestiary is rather limited. While the overall atmosphere is rather successful, the same cannot be said of the console gameplay, which is rather difficult. I strongly advise you to play the PC version, which is much more enjoyable.
Review in French | Read full review
Stranded: Alien Dawn excels at being a game like Rimworld, but charts it own course, marks its own innovations and breaks out of the mould set by the former. I’m really glad this came to the Xbox and it’s now one of my favourite games in this genre – I can’t wait to see what happens post-launch, because this feels like Stranded has a very bright future both on PC and console.