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  • Summary: Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with resources, creatures, wonder and threats. Craft equipment and submarines to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more – all while trying to survive. [Xbox.com]
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  1. Dec 17, 2018
    85
    Subnautica is a fantastic survival game, and we could only ask for some minor technical issues to be polished on the console versions. It’s a game that could and should run better on Xbox One, particularly on the X, but the great core experience remains untouched.
  2. Dec 17, 2018
    82
    A fascinating survival adventure in a wonderfully weird underwater world.
  3. Dec 28, 2018
    82
    Subnautica is a very solid example of the best survival games in recent years.
  4. Dec 10, 2018
    80
    Despite the performance issues, Subnautica is definitely a title that you shouldn't sleep on. The open world exploration and survival mechanics are on point, and the world is massive, deep, and rich in detail; it's just a shame that it's being held back a little bit by problems with how it runs.
  5. Jan 17, 2019
    80
    Subnautica is not without its issues, but it successfully manages to combine a strong sense of exploration and discovery with an interesting story hook and an exceptional soundtrack to make it one of the very best examples of the genre.
  6. Dec 27, 2018
    80
    If you're into resource gathering, crafting and exploring, then Subnautica is simply a title that you have to play. The wonderfully colorful and diverse environments invite exploration. Using all of the technology available and being able to create your own habitats and vehicles just encourage you to voyage further.
  7. Jan 11, 2019
    75
    Subnautica is a fantastic exploring and survival game that I cannot wait to dive deeper into, but it is in desperate need of a patch that fixes the pop-in and framerate. I’ve completed a lot of what the game has to offer, but I know there is so much more of this ocean planet to explore. I learned of a fear I have that I didn’t know existed, and learning about that fear makes me respect guys like Jacques Cousteau and the guy in search of the blue diamond in Titanic so much more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jan 18, 2018
    10
    Subnautica manages to juggle being gorgeous, rewarding, addictive, mysterious, and fun, whilst also being unbelievably terrifying.
  2. Jun 26, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is scary but fun to play. The story is great. The survival mode may take days or more to complete but I never get bored playing it. There are scary creatures in the game. The creatures may come out of nowhere and it can be very hard to kill some of the creatures. The creature known as the reaper leviathan may not see things but the creature can hear things. Everything else can see things. This sounds very scary. Expand
  3. May 29, 2020
    9
    Subnautica is an underlooked masterpiece! The game has amazing graphics and atmosphere. The creature designs are inventive and interesting (orSubnautica is an underlooked masterpiece! The game has amazing graphics and atmosphere. The creature designs are inventive and interesting (or terrifying). If you own a console this is on and you like/think you like a suvival game then play this! It's amazing! Although, I will say the one really bad element of this game is the draw distances (I think that is what they call it anyway...). Basically if you are moving too fast the world has a hard time loading in fast enough. This can be frustrating at times, but this is my only complaint. Expand
  4. Dec 31, 2016
    8
    Sur PC : Jeux apparemment méconnu sur metacritic pourtant il mérite de l'être.

    Exploration sous-marine, collectes, construction et encore
    Sur PC : Jeux apparemment méconnu sur metacritic pourtant il mérite de l'être.

    Exploration sous-marine, collectes, construction et encore je viens juste de commencer le jeux qui j’espère sera encore meilleur à sa sortie d'early access/
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  5. Dec 10, 2018
    8
    The presentation side of the game does a great job of creating an eerie yet calm atmosphere and both the visuals and sound design stand out aThe presentation side of the game does a great job of creating an eerie yet calm atmosphere and both the visuals and sound design stand out a lot. There’s a huge underwater world for you to explore and when exploring nooks and crannies you always tend to get a very rewarding feeling. I found the crafting elements in the game to be very enjoyable and I must admit that I was surprised by the amount of depth present here. Each aspect of the game’s story has been cleverly designed and the thought and effort placed into the story keeps it interesting throughout. In terms of content the game has a decent amount for you to get to grips with and you’ll no doubt return back to the game time and time again. Every now and then the game suffers with a few technical issues and whilst none of them are game-breaking they can impact on the immersion levels a little. It takes a bit of getting used to at the start and the slow pacing at the start can be a little tedious. Subnautica was in the Xbox Game Preview program for quite a while but I never played the game when it was in that process, but in some ways I wish I had now. Subnautica is a game focused on exploration and survival and I’m pleased to say that they get these aspects spot on. For me exploring always felt rewarding and the underwater world in which the game takes place in is huge and full of secrets along the way. The content the game has then never felt aimless and I must admit that I was surprised by how much content the game had. Accompanying this content is a story that’s not only worth finding out about but it also makes sense as well and this in turn made it stay interesting throughout my time with the game. As mentioned earlier the game features a survival side to it and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much depth the crafting elements have. This depth means then that crafting always felt important and whilst it takes a bit to get going at the start you soon find out that working your way through this slow-pace is very worthwhile. At the end of the day then Subnautica ticked a lot of boxes for me and in many ways it offers a unique experience and when it’s all said and done I can’t recommend this game enough to you. Thumbs up! Expand
  6. Jul 2, 2018
    8
    Subnautica sets you free in an unknown world with very little information. Yet the game is not short of any content, it provides you withSubnautica sets you free in an unknown world with very little information. Yet the game is not short of any content, it provides you with stories to unfold and depths to be explored. Subnautica swept me away with its gorgeous graphics, addicting rogue like elements, and lovingly crafted game systems. It's worth checking out for anyone with an XBOX or PC. Expand
  7. Nov 9, 2019
    0
    L'indé du jour est -une fois n'est pas coutume- très joli : ses graphismes épurés restent fort bien faits et le tout est tout-à-fait fluideL'indé du jour est -une fois n'est pas coutume- très joli : ses graphismes épurés restent fort bien faits et le tout est tout-à-fait fluide (!)... Cela dit, rien d'extraordinaire non plus puisqu'il ne s'agit que d'un collectathon bien vide... mais en ce qui concerne le reste en tout cas, le jeu n'est (toujours) pas fini : quid des objectifs, du but, du pourquoi et du comment, quid de l'histoire ?

    On a bien compris qu'on est un Robinson mais encore ? faut-il finir le jeu à la place de ces feignasses de développeurs qui osent vendre leur machin toujours en bêta ? ou bien faut-il aller sur wikipedia pour la marche à suivre ? c'est une putain de blague, ce truc !

    Evidemment, comme dans tous les jeux de "survie" de cet acabit, on se doute bien qu'l va falloir errer, récolter, ramasser des bidules et des merdes pour fabriquer d'autres bidules et d'autres merdes et ainsi de suite... il faut vraiment avoir du temps à perdre !

    Même le super foireux No Man's Sky avait une interface moins merdique et on se sentait nettement moins perdu. J'ai pas de temps à foutre en l'air dans cette simu sous-marine à la mords-moi-le-zob : revenez, les gars, quand vous aurez enfin un vrai jeu. Pas un concept vaguement injouable.
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