Stranded: Alien Dawn

Great for Beginners
Diverse Characters
Brave a new world in Stranded: Alien Dawn, 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.

Stranded: Alien Dawn

Brave a new world in Stranded: Alien Dawn, 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.
  • Discover an expansive, living 3D world with remarkable flora and fauna
  • Manage your survivors’ needs, health and happiness
  • Construct and evolve your own unique base, and devise cunning defences to protect it and survivors from being attacked
  • Plant, grow, harvest and hunt down food. Stockpile useful resources and salvage material from fallen space debris
  • Research technologies to expand your horizons.
  • Provide heat, light, devices for relaxation and more to keep survivors on top of their game, ready to face the next challenge.
  • React to fluctuating weather and environmental events
  • Learn to play with the integrated tutorial system


Stranded: Alien Dawn pushes you and your survivors to the brink. Limited resources, unpredictable weather, illness and hostile alien creatures make it hard to establish a foothold on an unforgiving world. The next challenge is never far away, requiring construction of an increasingly robust base using advanced resources and improved defences.


Ensure your group’s physical and mental wellbeing by providing weapons, medicine, and much-needed entertainment. Every survivor has a unique backstory, varying levels of ability in key skills, and both positive and negative traits. Only by improving their skills and maximising their potential will you survive.


In Stranded: Alien Dawn, every playthrough is unique. Experience a journey driven by random story events, alien wildlife threats and adverse weather. There will be setbacks; devise your own innovative solutions to problems and manage multiple crises at the same time. However, actions have consequences and as you strive to plan ahead, you must make difficult choices to shape the story of your survivors, balancing short and long-term outcomes with risk and reward.


Design and build your base on an alien world and transform it from simple shelter to high-tech outpost. Protect it with perimeter defences, decorate it with furnishings, introduce automated devices such as defensive turrets, and discover new technology to create your own functioning space pad.

Stranded: Alien Dawn DLC & Add-Ons

Epic Player Ratings

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This game is
Great for Beginners
This game has
Diverse Characters
This game is
Extremely Fun

Stranded: Alien Dawn Ratings & Reviews

  • 93%
    Critics Recommend
  • 82
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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by Stefan L
7 / 10
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.
PC Gamer
by Christopher Livingston
86 / 100
A survival colony builder that generates stories of triumph, disaster, and white-knuckle rescues.
God is a Geek
by Mick Fraser
8.5 / 10
Stranded: Alien Dawn borrows from RimWorld and The Sims, but meshes the borrowed elements into something both unique and immensely rewarding.
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Stranded: Alien Dawn System Requirements



OSWindows 10 64bit
OSWindows 10, 11 64bit
ProcessorIntel i7-6700 or AMD FX 8370
ProcessorIntel Core i5-10600K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700
Direct X12
Direct X12
GraphicsRadeon RX 480 or GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
GraphicsGeForce RTX 2060 or Radeon RX 5600 XT
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: English, French, German, Polish, Russian, Portuguese - Brazil, Chinese - Simplified, Japanese, Spanish - Spain, Korean
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