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Subnautica is an open-world survival game in which a player takes on the role of a terraformer engineer, having escaped the starship Aurora just before it mysteriously crashes onto an alien planet. The planet is mostly covered by water and the player must adapt to this new alien environment, gathering food, building a habitat and discovering the secrets to why the ship crashed.

The player begins in the still functional escape pod, equipped with a material synthesizer and a distress beacon. As is the style for building games progress is made by venturing underwater, finding useful minerals, and returning with them to the synthesizer to make new tools. Once the Habitat Builder is created the player can start building a more permanent underwater home, with every room and amenity laid out as the player wishes. The next step is to build underwater vehicles to expand the range of their operations, up to and including a submarine that the player can walk inside of.

While the player starts with a small number of schematics most buildable items and equipment upgrades are learned by scanning an intact or several broken examples of items found in the Aurora's wreckage. The player will find new regions with their own flora and fauna as they journey farther from the starting area, and they will run into ever more dangerous and weird predators the deeper they travel. The distress beacon will occasionally pick up other messages, directing the player to find the fates of the other escape pods.

At present the game has four game modes: Hardcore (Hunger & Thirst, Power drain, and Permadeath), Survival (Hunger & Thirst, Power drain), Peaceful (Power drain) and Creative (No limits).


Subnautica Windows Wish you were here - The Floating Island (Early Access version - June 2017)
Subnautica Windows The undersea forest (Early Access version - June 2017)
Subnautica Windows Put at least two Peepers in the quarantine tank and you will find more Peepers inside it! Put a predator in the quarantine tank and you will find fewer Peepers in it (Early Access version - May 2016)!
Subnautica Windows You can use this device to trap small fishy (full version).

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Alternate Titles

  • "深海迷航" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "サブノーティカ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews Windows Feb 06, 2018 9 out of 10 90
Way Too Many Games Windows Mar 12, 2018 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan 26, 2018 85 out of 100 85
Vandal Online Xbox One Dec 15, 2018 8.5 out of 10 85 Xbox One Dec 12, 2018 82 out of 100 82
GamesRadar Xbox One Dec 04, 2018 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
TechRaptor Windows Mar 01, 2018 7 out of 10 70
PlayStation Universe PlayStation 5 May 20, 2021 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Xbox One Dec 21, 2018 Unscored Unscored
Gameplay (Benelux) PlayStation 4 Dec 21, 2018 Unscored Unscored


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