Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

antstream tournament
Not an American user?


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 Databank (full version)
Subnautica Windows Basic blueprints (full version)
Subnautica Windows A fire extinguisher is not helpful here... (full version).
Subnautica Windows Guess we're not getting back on that (Early Access version - June 2017).

Promo Images

Subnautica Screenshot
Subnautica Other
Subnautica Other
Subnautica Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "深海迷航" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

IGN Windows Jan 25, 2018 9.1 out of 10 91
Way Too Many Games Windows Mar 12, 2018 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 15, 2018 86 out of 100 86 Windows Jan 26, 2018 17 out of 20 85
Vandal Online Xbox One Dec 15, 2018 8.5 out of 10 85 Windows Jan 31, 2018 83 out of 100 83
Link-Cable Windows Feb 08, 2019 8.2 out of 10 82
TrueAchievements Xbox One Dec 22, 2018 4 out of 5 80
GamesRadar Xbox One Dec 04, 2018 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
TechRaptor Windows Mar 01, 2018 7 out of 10 70


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by リカルド・フィリペ (328957), Kennyannydenny (121374) and Janeil Harricharan (72)
antstream tournament