Subnautica

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About Subnautica

About this game

Developed and published by Unknown Worlds Entertainment.

If you're looking for an out-of-this-world gaming experience, look no further than Subnautica. In this game, you'll take on the role of an intrepid explorer who crashlands on an alien planet that's entirely covered in water; you'll have to survive against wildlife whilst you find out why you crashed.

First, you'll need to survive...

To survive, you'll need to scavenge materials and build yourself a base of operations. But beware — the planet is teeming with all sorts of dangerous creatures, so you'll need to be careful. Luckily, you can use your wits and resourcefulness to stay one step ahead of them by using the resources available to craft yourself useful items, including cool equipment like grappling hooks, torpedo launchers, and more!

Then, you can explore.

In Subnautica, you'll be able to get yourself a pressure suit that will allow you to explore even deeper and endure more heat. You'll be able to journey through many underwater biomes and go even deeper into the scary depths of the ocean.

But beware!

It's definitely not safe on this new planet, and even less so at nighttime! There are predators around every corner, and you don't want to get caught in the jaws of dangerous, deadly creatures lurking in the depths all around you. Monitor your oxygen levels, and never go deep without at least a light.

Steam Deck

Take your underwater journey with you, as Subnautica is playable on the Steam Deck!

Game Details

Release Date:
January 23, 2018
Developer:
Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Publisher:
Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
ESRB rating of 10
PEGI rating of 7
USK rating of 6
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Subnautica
Link:
Genres:
Survival
Exploration

Base Building

Open World Survival Craft

Crafting

Survival Horror

Story Rich

Sandbox
Themes:
Underwater
Horror

Sci-fi

Aliens

Atmospheric
Play Styles:
Open World
First-Person

Singleplayer
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

VR Support

Remote Play on Tablet

Remote Play on TV

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or newer, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or equivalent - This includes most GPUs scoring greater than 950 points in the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or newer, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Haswell 4 cores / 4 threads @ 3.2Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti or equivalent, 2GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Processor: Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or equivalent
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Processor: Intel Haswell 4 cores / 4 threads @ 3.2Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti or equivalent, 2GB VRAM
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

Critic Reviews

87

GameSpace

95 / 100
"Unknown Worlds Entertainment has delivered everything they said they were going to plus so much more with more updates on the launch horizon and for these reasons they can...

Destructoid

95 / 100
"Subnautica works brilliantly as a serene, lonely, contemplative adventure. It's one of those rare games I'd take to a desert island."

3DJuegos

90 / 100
"Subnautica achieves with good decisions to build a survival rich in nuances and possibilities, without ever losing any interest, staying true to its objective. A game that...
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>= 80 Hours
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16.45% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
0.3%
Easy
6.8%
Just Right
74.26%
Tough
15.38%
Unforgiving
3.25%
Relax & enjoy! 74.26%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
5.24%
Played It
21.73%
Halfway
17.28%
Beat It
31.41%
Conquered It
24.35%
Completionist! 24.35%  of players have Conquered It

Subnautica User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 18 ratings
95% of users would recommend this.
5.0

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Aquatic Survival with great casual submarine gameplay and thalassophobic terror.

Legather
Verified purchase
For me Subnautica is the definitive soft-survival game. I say soft-survival as there are relatively few things to manage; the usual food/water meters, a generic health bar restored instantly by First Aid Kits and over time with full food/water and of course an oxygen meter. As for why it's definitive, Subnautica taps into the unique feeling of the vulnerability of being stranded alone in an ocean. Tasked with investigating the mystery of why you crashed & who crashed here before you and with escaping the planet, inevitably the story and the demand for increasingly exotic crafting materials pull you from the relatively safe shallow biomes into deeper and darker depths. Subnautica brilliantly captures the paranoia of being surrounded by increasingly murkier water which can hide increasingly dangerous beasts. It's a relief when you build your first vehicles an a terror when you realise they don't mean you're proof from danger. Even so, easily my favourite part of Subnautica is when you finally get the schematics and materials to build your Cyclops submarine, a beast in its own right it has variable speeds so you can try not to alert hostile fauna by cavitating and decoys for when you fail. It also has several cameras to help you pilot this thing, a docking bay for either of the smaller vehicles and enough room to build extra storage and crafting stations. There is no other game I know of that gives you control over such a vehicle that is casually fun while also playing into the hazards of the world both mundane and mysterious, something the sequel sorely lacks. You can find games with deeper (no pun intended) survival mechanics but personally I find Subnautica to be the perfect blend of fun, intrigue and terror.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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All the positive reviews on other platforms got the quality just right. This game is amazing on multiple levels: 1. Great story to uncover, but I won't spoil anything. My advice is to just ignore any online guides and go exploring! 2. The crafting complexity is just right: not too simple, but not too complex to require spread sheets. 3. The atmosphere, the best part of the game, is something that you won't forget. There were times when I just stopped to admire the scene even if my oxygen was running low. Get your feet wet and start exploring! 4. It has huge, loud and scary monsters! Players who suffer from thalassophobia (and not only) be advised! :)))))
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Recommended

Contemfly
Verified purchase
I bought this game for about $34 CAD, best decision of my gaming life! Within 3 days, I've managed to put in a whole 8 hours of gameplay. This game is so addictive, the lore in which the storyline progresses just keeps getting better. Even though there is a set storyline, you as a player are free to do whatever you want and whenever you want. I just can't wait to progress further in this game and eventually move on to the sequel!!!
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One of the very best games I've ever played. True masterpiece.

IceKickR
Verified purchase
This is one of the very best games I've ever played. You can easily tell that this game was made with a lot of love. The combination of engaging story, as well as GREAT atmosphere, visuals, and music. This game also gets truly terrifying at times! This is one of not many games I would give 10 out of 10. It got literally everything right!
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Gorgeous game

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
Gorgeous game all the better in VR!!
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good game

youseong
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It was fun and definitely made me feel like I was in the sea, so it was really good. And it has a story and I think I enjoyed the game.
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good game. scary game

ROLLIN20FOES
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Deeply disturbing yet captivating...
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One of the best games ever

Paolo
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One of the best games ever, I thought it wasn't a game for me, since my favorite games are Diablo \ Xcom \ Deus ex likes, but this game is an absolute gem, totally recommended
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 74% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 19% of GameFAQs users said Subnautica is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, Subnautica is suitable for players aged 10 and above.
Yes, Subnautica is Steam Deck Verified.
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or newer, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or equivalent - This includes most GPUs scoring greater than 950 points in the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or newer, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Haswell 4 cores / 4 threads @ 3.2Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti or equivalent, 2GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Processor: Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or equivalent
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Processor: Intel Haswell 4 cores / 4 threads @ 3.2Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti or equivalent, 2GB VRAM
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 47 hours. 75% of users played Subnautica for over 40 hours.
Yes, Subnautica has broad critical consensus. 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend Subnautica. The Metascore is 87 out of 100.
95% of Fanatical users recommend Subnautica. The average review score is 5/5
Yes, 95% of Fanatical users and 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend Subnautica.
Subnautica was released on January 23, 2018
Yes, Subnautica supports MacOS.
Subnautica is published by Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Subnautica was developed by Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Fanatical users tagged Subnautica as Survival, Exploration, Base Building, and Open World Survival Craft
Fanatical users tagged Subnautica as Underwater, Horror, Sci-fi, and Aliens
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Subnautica as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Subnautica as Survival
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Subnautica as Exploration
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Subnautica as Base Building

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