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Subnautica is a template for what open-world survival games should strive to be. It’s fantastical, fresh, and frightening from surface to seabed, with a story that kept on surprising me and a cast of sea monsters that quite literally haunted my dreams.
An oppressively beautiful portrayal of an undersea environment, and a well-wrought survival game with a vaguely eco-friendly message.
A smattering of technical issues keep Subnautica from true legendary status, but only just.
Performance problems aside, Subnautica will rekindle your faith in the overcrowded survival genre, and scare you senseless.
A survival game that isn't out just to punish its players, but to entertain; with an impressive mix of exploration, crafting, and survival horror.
With a robust crafting system and several amazing secrets to find, Subnautica never ceases to entertain
Subnautica is a terrifying, mystifying, massive, and brilliant survival game.
So far Subnautica has been the outstanding title of 2018 for me. We're only a month in, but the time I've had with this game has been incredible, and I'm sure it will be a game I remember in December when the year is wrapping up.
Subnautica works brilliantly as a serene, lonely, contemplative adventure. It's one of those rare games I'd take to a desert island.
Subnautica is a perfect example an open world survival game that doesn't rely on action, horror or combat elements to excite. Whilst these classic gaming features are involved to an extent, they take a back seat compared to the story, crafting and surviving elements. And this is what sets Subnautica apart from other survival experiences out there. Don't let this be the one that got away.