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Stranded: Alien Dawn

A strategy game with survival elements, tasking us with building a colony on an alien planet. Stranded: Alien Dawn was developed by Haemimont Games - the developers of Surviving Mars, a similarly themed game, and three installments in the Tropico series.

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Stranded: Alien Dawn is a strategy game with survival elements. It was developed by Haemimont games, also responsible for three games from the Tropico series and Surviving Mars, a game from a similar genre.


Stranded: Alien Dawn is set in a sci-fi universe, on an alien planet where a group of colonists have crash landed. The fates of the survivors are in our hands - it's up to us to help them live through the titular alien dawns.


Stranded: Alien Dawn makes use of the top-down perspective. The player's overarching goal is to create a well-protected, prosperous base. Though we start with a small, relatively simple camp, by acquiring resources and constructing more buildings we can gradually transform it into a mighty stronghold. In order for our outpost to be able to defend itself from wildlife, unpredictable and drastic weather conditions and diseases, we must make sure it can develop technologically. Researching unlocks more effective weapons (like automatic turrets), medicine and many others.

Of course, there's no colony without colonists. This makes it necessary to satisfy their basic needs, providing them with food (acquired by cultivating land or hunting wildlife), warmth and light. We must also fulfill their whims, the most important of which is entertainment. One should remember each survivor has their own backstory, unique strengths, weaknesses and talents. It's up to us to have the colonists develop their greatest skills.

Random events make each run different, tasking us with overcoming different challenges. We must plan out our steps in advance to avoid failure. Newcomers have nothing to worry about though, as the game features plenty of tutorials to introduce them to the basics.

Technical aspects

The visuals of Stranded: Alien Dawn are colorful and detailed.

Last updated on 04 May 2023

Game mode: single player  

PEGI rating Stranded: Alien Dawn

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game refers to or depicts the use of drugs.

Stranded: Alien Dawn System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i7-6700 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8370 4.0 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / Radeon RX 480 or better
  • 15 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce RTX 2060 / Radeon RX 5600 XT or better
  • 15 GB HDD
  • Windows 10/11 64-bit
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