Have you asked yourself what you would do if you were in a situation like the castaway Robinson Crusoe, the famous protagonist of Daniel Dafoe's novel? What would be your first task, find water, food or shelter? How would you fight of wild animals, make fire or create tools?
This is exactly the situation that you face in Stranded 2. Your new Yacht gets hit by a lightning during a terrible storm, catches fire and explodes after the fire reaches the fuel tanks. You do survive and wake up on the shores of a remote island and your first task is to make sure you survive the first day.
Three needs (Hunger, Thirst and Sleep) affect your health which means that you have to make sure to find enough food and water on the first day and build a shelter for the night as well. Not an easy task with no tools or supplies at hand.
You do find some barrels that have been swept ashore as well which you can plunder but those contain only a handful of items like Juice that reduce your thirst for a short time.
The start of the game is not that easy, it is in fact quite difficult, until you decide to explore the island. I soon found a fire stone and was able to create my first tools by combining stone with limbs from a nearby tree.
Once you got your tools and find a fresh water supply you can start to begin building your shelter, plant grain and explore the island even more.
The following controls are essential for the game:
You need to combine items to create tools. A basic hammer can for instance be created by combining a branch and a stone, a fishing rod by combining a bendable branch and a cord.
You can build up skills in the game, e.g. for fishing or hunting that improve your success chance.
Update: Players of the game have created their own maps for the game and some of those are available for download on the official website. This adds to the diversity of the game as you can imagine. There is also a mods and script section, and download available for the first part of the game,Advertisement
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