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Stranded Deep Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @gweronimo and Jo Robertson.


Stranded Deep is a survival game set in the Pacific Ocean. Taking a cue from films like Cast Away, you survive a plane crash and face life-threatening scenarios in a large open world. As the weather and time of day changes with the hours, you explore the Pacific islands, reefs and oceans for the resources to survive.

As you gain more materials you can settle on an island and build a shelter and raft to explore the ocean. You harvest resources and combine them to invent equipment. These resources and your ability to carry them are very limited, so need to be managed and prioritized.

You also need to look after your general health, hunger, thirst, and sleep. The different elements and weather you face will affect this. Thirst is particularly important, and hydration sources are scarce so you need to learn the skills to craft water collectors. Hunger is also important, so you must catch fish and hunt.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 21/04/2015, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Creative, Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: @BeamTeamGames


Duration: This game will take between 15 hours and 19 hours to complete. Although there is a story with an ending, you can spend many more hours simply learning to survive and exploring the world's rich flora and fauna.
Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16+ for moderate violence toward animals. Most of the violence seen is non-realistic looking, however when trying to kill a wild boar using a bow, the animal squeals every time it is struck by an arrow, and there are some blood effects. When the boar eventually falls to the ground, after being hit numerous times, it continues to squeal and shake its legs before dying. The player can kill one Boar or as many as deemed necessary.

ESRB TEEN for Blood, Crude Humor, Mild Violence.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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