American science fiction

Subnautica (2018, United States)

2018United States

Categories: alien artifactsalien speciesextraterrestrial lifeplanet explorationsurvival science fictionmystery science fiction2010s sci-fi

Subnautica  2018 science fiction game

As spaceship Aurora survivor you are stranded on the giant ocean that covers the surface of planet 4546B. You have very few tools available at the beginning - only those that you can find in the lifepod that saved you. The capsule itself is partly damaged, but you were lucky enough that it did not sink to the bottom of the ocean. While diving in the ocean you can scavenge resources that will be helpful in your survival - from minerals, through food and debris that were scattered while Aurora was crashing to the PDAs of other people that will contain useful data. You can collect data about lifeforms that inhabit the planet, use the resources to construct equipment, improve your knowledge so you could build yourself not only tools, but also vehicles and, at the end, the base that will help you survive. But the survival alone is just the surface of of Subnautica - while you face all kinds of dangers from creatures that live in the ocean, sooner or later you will stumble upon remains of previous human that arrived on the planet, but also signs that some alien race was active in the area.

Subnautica is a lot like games that you already know - you gather resources like in Minecraft, you build your base like in Fallout 4, you scavenge the area and find pieces of story like in many RPG games, but in Subnautica your open world is beautifully made and strangely inviting to keep you going. All of the game elements are neatly put together to create a remarkable game. No, not through originality, but through the way that it lets you immerse into the world of 4546B and your journey never really ends - there is always something more that you can discover.

Our rating

8.0 / 10

Overall rating

8 / 10

Reality complexity

5 / 5


4 / 5

Story complexity

3 / 5

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