About Stranded Deep
Stranded Deep is a survival game that tries to bring a new approach to the genre by placing you into the role of a castaway. Simply put, in this game you will start off with a plane crash, out of which you are the only survivor. You will need to gather a few items, create a raft and then use it to approach the closest island.
The whole story of the game is very impressive but the best thing about the game is surely the fact that you are the only one responsible about the outcome and the things that happen. Sure, when you enter the water you might be attacked by sharks, and if you stay too much underwater in order to look for treasures you will drown, but the game does come with many challenges along the way, challenges that bring you back to the game over and over.
It’s important to note that each of the islands presented in the game is procedurally generated, so no two islands will be the same. Some might complain that the islands are small and you can’t do that much, and they are right. Still, the game is in early access, so we can bet that at some point we will receive some larger, more impressive islands that you can enjoy.
It’s nice to see how Stranded Deep manages to fulfill our survival needs even with a simple, small island, because sitting in the direct sun can be damaging to our health and concentration so you do get the proper incentive to explore the game world at all times.
Water in Stranded Deep looks really well and it just manages to provide a lot of unique effects at all times. You get things such as volumetric fog, buoyancy and subsurface scattering, things that manage to add up in order to create a stellar experience. The underwater element of Stranded Deep is nicely designed so it’s not obtrusive, instead it integrates seamlessly with the game world and just makes it more alive. You can go underwater and explore the remnants of various shipwrecks, but at the same time this is also where you can get the resources you need to advance even further.
Stranded Deep focuses on crafting, pretty much like any other similar survival game, but at the same time it also allows you to take full advantage of the day and night system as well. Not only that, but in time you can also create buildings on the island, even though in the beginning you can also build a tiny shelter that will protect you against rain.
This game is very interesting and to be honest it manages to stand out quite a lot when compared to other similar survival games. The whole premise of being a castaway works brilliantly for Stranded Deep and the game just manages to stand out at all times. It’s nice to see how the whole experience resembles those seen in TV series such as Survivor or movies like Castaway, so if you want a good simulator that is somewhat similar to those movies, then Stranded Deep might be exactly what you need.