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Metacritic: N/A
Release: Jun 2007

Stranded 2

Site Score
7.5
Good: Improves on the original – Hours of gameplay – Free – Mods
Bad: Some clunky elements
User Score
8.4
(16 votes)
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Stranded 2 is a free to play 3D game that challenges you to survive by yourself on an island. Building on the original game by offering improved graphics, larger islands, additional items and better randomisation you’ll get plenty of more hours of Stranded gameplay.

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Allowing players to play either through the story mode that gives you goals and objectives to achieve over four islands or the sandbox mode that lets you run wild there is a game mode for all tastes as you try to survive in the harsh environments. Thanks to the random generation of each island map there is plenty of replay value in Stranded 2 which each game presenting a different challenge.

Stranded 2 aims to be fairly realistic as you manage your exhaustion, hunger and dehydration. If any of these reach their max levels you’ll begin to take damage and eventually die. This makes the game very much about managing your resources which can all be farmed from the environment be it wood, stone, leaves, food or other items vital to your survival.

Using these basic resources you’ll be able to build a home for yourself, campfire and eventually a thriving settlement or craft tools to defend yourself from the island threats.

Players will find that there is a good variety in these threats from the lions that roam the land to the sharks in the water and even the deadly raptors. You’ll also find that your island is populated by many peaceful creatures as well making your island feel very much alive.

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As players spend longer in the wild you’ll be able to gain skills to help your chances of survival. Skills help increase your efficiency at basic tasks such digging, fishing, hunting, planting and lumbering.

As a free to play survival experience that is both simple and incredibly fun you can’t look past Stranded 2.

Summary:

  • Free to play survival games.
  • Build and craft.
  • Plenty of friendly and hostile creatures.
  • Story and sandbox mode.
  • Plenty of improvements over the original game.

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Stranded 2, 8.4 out of 10 based on 16 ratings
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1 Comment

  1. Ryder
    August 11, 2014

    This game starts off amazingly good… it’s well balanced. The graphics are poor by today’s standards, but they are effective. You soon get past that.

    Then suddenly the game takes an odd turn, and you are no longer a stranded survivor of a shipwreck… and you lose everything you built…

    Imagine SimCity… making something worth being proud of… and then it just plops you down somewhere else, and you have to start again.

    TOTAL FRUSTRATION.

    If you built a town, wouldn’t you want to keep it?

    Of course you would.

    It was going great, right up till then.

    But hey, it’s free…


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