Stranded Deep

Test your survival skills in simulated desert-isle scenarios

6.9

1144 Votes

  • Category Adventure
  • License Full version
  • Version Preview 0.16.H1
  • Works under Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7
  • Language English
  • Program by Beam Team Games

In Stranded Deep, you take the role of a plane crash survival victim stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. You have sharks, deserted islands, and shipwrecks. This survival game has some of the most stunning graphics. In fact, that is probably one of the best aspects of this game: the breathtaking graphics. The sunsets and the moonlight that shines off the ocean are like living in paradise. It leaves you saying, "Wow!" The audio is also good, but it has pretty much everything that you might expect. For example, you have the sound of the ocean waves and the pelicans and other noises that you might hear on an island. The music is good, and whenever a shark appears from the water, you will start to hear this intense music that implies danger.

The combat on Stranded Deep can feel somewhat repetitive after a while. You crash into an environment that creates about six islands, and you have to venture out and survive. You will build a home and search among shipwrecks for survival materials. The game also lets you go fishing with a spear, which can be pretty interesting. The problem with the game is that you can eat all the fish raw, which makes setting up a fire seem like a waste of time. The only thing that you need to cook is crabs. However, if you do not cook them, you just vomit a bit and then it is over. There is no real incentive because it's not like you will die.

Stranded Deep was intended to replicate a real-life survival situation. It does have the elements of a good game, but there is more work that needs to be done. It should have more enemies. There are not really too many glitches in the game, except the occasional one. Occasionally, you will have trouble picking up your raft or the fish will glitch and stay on your screen, but that is it for the glitches.

The crafting in the game badly needs more items. Considering that survival games are often based on the materials that you can craft, Stranded Deep does not offer much for crafting items. You can craft weapons, an ax, a hammer, and a knife. You can also build a bed or a shelter, but they are uninspiring to say the least. Because the only real enemies are the sharks, you do not have a need for a shelter because nothing will attack you in the night. The resources in the game are scarce, and you will only find them in the sea of sunken ships. That means that you will have to go diving, which can be a pretty stressful task. You never know where your next nightmare will appear from. Overall, the game has a feeling of not being complete and needing more conflict.

Pros

  • Picture-perfect graphics
  • Excellent sound

Cons

  • Needs more conflict
  • Should have bigger islands with cliffs and forests for more resources
  • Not enough danger
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