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Journey to the Savage Planet Cheats and Tips

PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Last Updated: by Richard
Journey to the Savage Planet Cheats, Tips, Strategy

Journey to the Savage Planet is a first-person sci-fi adventure game that features shooting, crafting, and puzzle-solving. We have a collection of cheats and tips that will you in this game which despite it's title is a lighthearted exploration on a not-so-savage planet.

Journey to the Savage Planet Trailer

In Journey to the Savage Planet you play the role of the newest recruit to Kindred Aerospace, the fourth-best company in space exploration who is dropped onto a remote planet with lackluster equipment, incorrect intel, and insufficient fuel for the return trip.

Journey to the Savage Planet Cheats, Tips, Strategy

Below is a collection of hints and tips that will help you to progress in this wacky game.

  • Learn your HUD Compass Markers

    Make sure you know what the different icons mean that appear on your HUD and your compass so you don't get confused during gameplay.

    - Orange K.

    The stylized orange K (for Kindred Aerospace) icon on your compass which looks like a track back button from a media player points back to your ship.

    - Yellow Kite.

    A yellow kite icon shows the next waypoint for whatever your active mission is.

    - Purple Kite.

    A purple kite icon shows any secondary missions you've got available.

    - Gift Box.

    If you die while carrying any resources you will have a gift box icon on your compass to indicate a secondary mission which will lead you back to where you were killed so you can regain your loot.

    Remember that you can always change what mission or secondary mission you are tracking in your Journal.

  • Explore Everywhere

    Resist the temptation to rush though the world to the next waypoint. It is more beneficial to take your time and methodically search every area to find the resources and upgrade materials that have been hidden away in hard-to-reach places. Although you will not be able to obtain some of them until you have the required tools it's still worth exploring off of the main path.

  • Search for Orange Goo

    In Journey to the Savage Planet you increase your health and stamina by eating Orange Goo. This valuable resource is often found hidden in tall grass which you can move out of the way by either shooting or slapping it. It is important that you collect the Orange Goo whenever possible as it allows you to run longer and explore faster.

    Check out our How to Open Alien Chests guide to find out how you can unlock them to access the Alien Alloy insdide.

  • Activate Alien Teleporters

    You will be able to fast travel to areas you have already visited in Journey to the Savage Planet by activating the Alien Teleporters. Scout out each new area you find for alien teleporters as doing so will make it a lot easier to traverse planet ARY-26.

    Check out our How to Fast Travel guide to find out everything you need to know about jumping directly from one area to another in Journey to the Savage Planet.

  • Collect Resources

    Aside from scanning the different fauna and flora using your visor you will also need to collect resources such as silicon, aluminium, and carbon to craft new gadgets.

    Unless you are luckily enough to stumble upon the resource viens you will have to shoot the creatures and plants you encounter on planet ARY-26 to acquire the elements.

  • Complete Science Experiments

    In Journey to the Savage Planet there are optional side missions called Science Experiments which will enable you to achieve four Explorer Ranks and access to certain upgrades by completing them.

    These Science Experiments are worthwhile doing as they will make exploring planet ARY-26 easier. Check out our Science Experiments Guide to find out more about them.

  • Dying

    In most games of this genre dying results in a 'Game Over' screen and restarting from a recent checkpoint. In Journey to the Savage Planet you are brought back as a clone via your ship's Bio-Replication Chamber, which allows you to continue the game.

    Although you lose any resources you where carrying at the time you will be given the opportunity to regain them by returning to where you were killed.

Tips and Tricks

The video below is a collection of tips and tricks that will help you to progress in Journey to the Savage Planet.

Journey to the Savage Planet Tips and Tricks

0:00 - Intro

0:25 - Point Of No Return

1:11 - Farming Carbon

1:58 - Weak Points

2:58 - Alien Alloy

4:06 - Utility Belt

4:54 - Science Experiments

5:33 - Secret Nearby

7:16 - Bait and Slap

8:03 - Photo Mode

8:37 - Stuck? Scan Around the Area

We hope these tips help you out in the game, but for further help, try our beginners guide, we also have some FAQs for Journey to the Savage Planet, you can also submit your own questions there for other players to answer.

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Journey to the Savage Planet FAQ's

Our Latest Questions

Where do you find Imperial Scarab?
These are the armoured electrical creatures near Xerophilous Landing.
Where do you find Schnozo?
These are the whack-a-moles near Elevated Realm.
How do you complete Corrosive Rain?
At Planetary Flotsam wait for a bunch of Jellywaft to group up and shoot the red/pink one. This will cause it to explode.
Where do you find Infected Pufferbird?
These are the Pufferbirds that look like zombies, they cn be found by looking in the caves near the Festering Chasm.
Where do you find Jellywaft?
This creature that resembles an airborne jellyfish can be found at Towering Crystals.

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