With the release of Stranded: Alien Dawn, we’ve already learned that surviving on an alien planet isn’t just a question of having the right resources, but also of ingenuity. Now, months after the base game launched, it’s expanding PDLC robots and guardianswhich will be released on November 7th for all platforms, adds a technological dimension to the game’s universe that takes gameplay to a new level.
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Trapped: Alien Dawn takes players into a world where every decision determines the fate of a group of survivors on an unknown planet. The story of the main game begins dramatically: after a catastrophic spaceship crash, the characters find themselves in an unfamiliar and dangerous environment where they must fight to survive.
Players must learn to strategically use their party members’ individual abilities to quickly gather resources, build shelters, and fight against the elements, wild animals, and other mysterious dangers. Each team member has their own backstory, which is developed throughout the game through player interactions and decisions.
The story is not linear, but adapts to the players’ actions and decisions, leading to different possible endings. The dynamic narrative ensures that no two passages are the same and players can always discover new aspects of the characters and the world. Over time, players develop a deep connection with their characters as they overcome challenges together and fight their way through the destruction of the planet.
Robots and Guardians PDLC has new keys
Robots and Guardians PDLC introduces us to a new scenario: the Guardian scenario. Here we meet Hope, a sentient android who redefines the concept of AI in Stranded: Alien Dawn. Hope is not just another NPC, but a character with depth that enriches the interactions and dynamics within the group.
But Asha is not alone. The PDLC brings with it an army of innovations: hostile automated machines that make survival on the planet more challenging. Service bots that increase colony efficiency, combat drones for defense, mobile turrets that can be strategically placed and even laser swords that revolutionize close combat.
Another highlight is surgical automation, which takes medical procedures and perioperative care to a new level. And as if that wasn’t enough, a new survivor, Henry Cadwell, joins the team. Cadwell, a battle-hardened veteran with robotic limbs, brings experience and firepower to the helpless ranks.
In addition to this exciting content, PDLC offers new Steam achievements that provide additional motivation to overcome the game’s challenges.
Free updates for the base game
In parallel with the PDLC, a free update for the base game will also be available to all players. This update significantly expands the construction functions: multi-story buildings with different roof shapes, elevators and balconies are now possible, which makes the design of the colony more diverse.
Delivery drones are introduced to automate the transportation of goods and optimize the colony’s logistics. The furniture selection is expanded to include futuristic-looking floating carbon chairs and tables, which not only impact the visual appeal, but also enhance the well-being of the occupants.
The base is now protected by carbon crossbows and a new anti-aircraft turret, which has significantly increased firepower. Additional improvements and quality-of-life updates stop free updates and ensure a smoother gaming experience
Graphics and sound
The graphics of Stranded: Alien Dawn are a real eye-catcher thanks to our built-in RTX 4070 TI, with razor-sharp textures and impressive lighting effects that bring the alien landscape to life. The soundtrack and ambient sounds are also memorable, with a soundscape that perfectly captures the game’s atmosphere and ensures an intense, immersive gaming experience.
Stranded: Alien Dawn – Base Game
Stranded: Alien Dawn turns out to be an addictive survival strategy game that offers much more than just surviving on an alien planet. It’s the art of storytelling that’s at the forefront here – players become the author of their own adventure as they build a colony from nothing while mastering complex management mechanics. With the promise of future expansions, excitement remains consistently high, making the game a rich experience for strategy enthusiasts who value both strategic depth and an engaging narrative.
Trapped: Alien Dawn – Robots and Guardians PDLC
The expansion of Robots and Guardians impressively indicates that “Stranded: Alien Dawn” continues to evolve and go beyond the limits of a conventional survival game. This PDLC adds a technological element to the game, bringing new challenges and strategic depth. The introduction of robotics, advanced building features and various automation options give the game a new dynamic and open the door to a universe full of possibilities. “Robots and Guardians” adds another layer to the already dense base of “Stranded: Alien Dawn” that will not only delight existing fans, but also attract new players. This PDLC is a clear statement that Stranded: Alien Dawn is a living, evolving game that deserves a permanent place in every gamer’s collection.
our”Trapped: Alien Dawn – Robots and Guardians” Test Method:
|Housing||Be quiet! Pure base 500FX schwarz|
|processor||AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D, 8x 4.2GHz, 96MB L3-Cache|
|Mainboard||Gigabyte B650 Gaming X AX|
|graphic card||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB GB Gaming OC|
|Random access memory||32GB DDR5-5600 Corsair Vengeance RGB|
|disc||SSD (M.2 / PCIE) 1TB Western Digital Black SN770|