Around a couple of weeks ago we brought to your attention a game known as Stranded: Alien Dawn. It’s a survival sim with a difference. This time we are dealing with survivors of a crash who are left on an alien planet. The official description states it’s a “planet survival sim placing the fate of a small marooned group in your hands. Forge your story through compelling and immersive strategic gameplay as you make vital decisions to protect your survivors from starvation, disease, extreme weather, and more. From basic camps to fortified bases, create a stronghold to defend the survivors from attacks by alien creatures that roam an expansive and deadly alien world. Experience an epic and unpredictable journey”.
As we said earlier this month, Stranded: Alien Dawn has left early access on PC and is now available on console. So now it’s available for PC via Steam and the Epic store. Console wise it’s launched on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. It received very positive reviews on Steam as well. However, how has the game ported to the console?
Stranded: Alien Dawn – A Look At The Console Release
We can see some footage from the console release above. This was captured from the PlayStation 5 version. What may not seem as evident is how easy it is to navigate several menu options on the UI. It runs very well and is extremely in-depth and it’s very easy with a controller to access various options. These include crafting shelters or asking a survivor to cut down a tree or hunt alien wildlife. We’ve seen strategy games ported to console with huge success such as Age of Empires 2. This conversion has followed a similar path. If you enjoy the games of this genre you should look more into this game by Haemimont Games. If you feel overwhelmed by the genre one thing this game offers is a very in-depth tutorial.