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Stranded Alien Dawn 10 Best Seeds List

Definitely not the face-hugging kind...

Stranded: Alien Dawn is a planet survival sim where you control a small group of marooned colonists who have crash-landed on a dangerous alien planet. I’ve loved it for the unforgettable movie script scenarios it continuously throws up as your ragtag shower of survivors do their best to scupper your nice, neat plans by being unpredictable (definitely not my fault, oh no).

So if, like me, after your nth comedy wipe, you’re on the hunt for a bit of an easier start to life, check out our list of the best Stranded: Alien Dawn seeds.

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Best Stranded Alien Dawn Seeds

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What makes up the best Stranded Alien Dawn seeds is going to depend a little on your style of play. Each seed you choose to start with is going to give you certain advantages, such as resources that are plentiful, early walk-in survivors, or a good starting location to build. But they will equally offer their own challenges, such as needing to move from your starting position or a dearth of a key ingredient in the build process. But whatever your process, you will find a seed to suit you below.

To specify a particular seed that you want to start with, go into the Settings menu, scroll down to Modifiers, and simply enter the seed code (in caps with the hyphen, when required) to start with the following starting setups. As the game is still being patched, some of these seeds may cease to work. If this happens to you, let us know in the comments. Or, if you find a particularly juicy code yourself, share it below with other players.


If you want to get a large team of survivors quickly, the MOTOR-FIGURE seed is definitely worth a try. You’ll get an early walk-in, with another two survivors easily accessible nearby. Your Starting Breakthroughs are Battery Optimization, Carbon Armor, Meat Printing, Printed Components, and Sleep Training.


One of the best things about the CALM-TUNE seed is that you’ll start with a Lightning Rod, which is a tasty bonus. You’ll soon be joined by a walk-in survivor too, which is a big help. In terms of Starting Breakthroughs, you have Battery Optimization, Carbon Wind Tubes, Fuel Fermentation, Improved Laser Pistols, and Printed Components.


If you want an alternative to the popular LLL seed (see below), check out YOUTH-ORDER. It has a very similar landing but a different set of Starting Breakthroughs. I was also spoilt with several easy-to-find survivors while there was a solid selection of resources. Balloon Optimization, Carbon Armor, Carbon Wind Turbines, Fuel Fermentation, and Improved Railgun will be your Starting Breakthroughs.

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If you’re looking for a fight, you’ll find a very large nest nearby when you start out with the TOWER-POETRY seed. There are plentiful resources close by. Plus, your Starting Breakthroughs get you up for the fight, thanks to Battery Optimization, Carbon Armor, Graphene solar cells, Improved Laser pistols, and Improved Railgun Snipers.


If you want to start with a walk-in survivor in your first week plus a steady supply of Beef Berries, Grain Grass, and Chew Root, then the DUMA-KEY is a great seed. However, trees are pretty hard to come by, which can certainly slow you down, and there is a nest quite close by. With this seed, you’ll have Battery Optimization, Fuel Fermentation, Hay Cloth, Improved Solar Cells, and Printed Components as Starting Breakthroughs.


Welcome to the green, flat, and resource-heavy world of the COW-ZONE seed. Again, you’ll get a walk-in survivor turning up in your first week, while you can quickly plant trees (which are a little scarce but manageable) to make up for the one major resource you’re lacking. Starting Breakthroughs are Balloon Optimization, Battery Optimization, Chitin Synthetics, Improved Railgun Snipers, and Sleep Training.


Arguably the best thing about the FOLD-BUY seed is the starting location. You’ll have a nice large, convenient area of flat ground right where you crash to start building and planning your base. You’ll get a relatively early walk-in, while most resources (except tall grass for Wheat) are relatively close by. Also, the closest nest is quite a distance away. As for Starting Breakthroughs, it’s going to be Battery Optimization, Carbon Wind Tubes, Fuel Fermentation, Graphene Solar Cells, and Ore Prospecting.

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If you want to quickly get into the action, check out the POWER-OVERWHELMING seed location. You’ll start on a cool mountain plateau with enough room to build a solid base. Once you’ve dealt with the very nearby nest, that is. After a hectic start, though, this seed calms down into a relatively easy place to defend with no nearby predators, while you’ll also get an early walk-in survivor. Hay Cloth, Hay Sausage, Improved Laser Pistol, Meat Printing, and Sleep Training are your Staring Breakthroughs.


I think this might be my favorite so far, although a large number of local bug nests may put some players off. The LACK-SHIFT seed puts you in an area with two nice choices for your base, with a large inland and slightly smaller (but workable) lakeside one nearby.  There is also at least one guaranteed early walk-in, abundant resources, and animals nearby. The Starting Breakthroughs for this seed are Battery Optimisation, Carbon Armour, Carbon Wind Turbines, Improved Laser Pistol, and Improved Solar Cells.


Starting by a large lake makes the LLL seed both picturesque and resource-rich, with the gorgeous scenery helping make this the most popular seed we’ve found. You’ll also get an early walk-in survivor. Starting Breakthroughs are Battery Optimization, Carbon Wind Turbines, Chitin Synthetics, Graphene Solar Cells, and Printed Components.

In the long run, though, putting in random words and exploring brand-new locations is a large part of the fun in Stranded: Alien Dawn. So if you do find some great seeds, do let us know in the comments below!

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Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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