Subnautica

Rating Summary

Based on 49 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 49 critic reviews
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T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

9.1 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2018

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.

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Recommended
Jan 24, 2018

An oppressively beautiful portrayal of an undersea environment, and a well-wrought survival game with a vaguely eco-friendly message.

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89 / 100
Jan 29, 2018

A smattering of technical issues keep Subnautica from true legendary status, but only just.

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Dec 4, 2018

Performance problems aside, Subnautica will rekindle your faith in the overcrowded survival genre, and scare you senseless.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Dec 5, 2018

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.

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8.8 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2018

With a robust crafting system and several amazing secrets to find, Subnautica never ceases to entertain

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9 / 10
Jan 29, 2018

Subnautica is a terrifying, mystifying, massive, and brilliant survival game.

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Jan 24, 2018

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.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

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

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9 / 10
Dec 4, 2018

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.

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