Editors' reviewFancy yourself a modern Robinson Crusoe? Here's your chance to prove it. In Wrecked, you're stranded on a 3D desert island where humans, leopards, and other creatures run rampant. Three meters for energy, thirst, and hunger show what resources you need to stay alive, though it isn't always clear how to get them. We figured out how to supply ourselves with energy (sleeping) and water, but obtaining food proved nearly impossible. The help files--which, incidentally, aren't built-in--were a bit vaguer than we would like. They do explain that you can perform activities such as building structures, making weapons, and starting fires, but since the help file is a hard-to-read text document, many users may prefer the trial-and-error approach. The demo allows only three launches, so you'll need to learn quickly. We like the graphics and sound effects (though neither is up to the standards of major commercial games) and the abundant options. Players can reconfigure the keyboard controls, turn off blood and gore, enable atmospheric effects, and adjust the music volume. Wrecked requires patience, but it's worth the effort. We wouldn't vote this absorbing shareware title off the island.
Upon washing up on a desert island, play as a man "wrecked" in every sense of the word - mind, body, and soul. Plunge your body into a fully interactive world, as you explore all four corners of a gigantic island. Turn your mind to the task of survival, as you rely on your surroundings to prosper each day. And test your soul, as you attempt to coexist with the island's colorful inhabitants. By the time you sail away in a boat of your own making, your legacy either will be that of a wild savage or an enlightened visitor. Destiny is yours to write or wreck.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.22 adds windowed version available as an alternative executable.