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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: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. 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
  2. Jan 26, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I got this game from the game pass and i loved it,the game is really awesome the graphics are very nice for an indie game, it also have a very interesting story im almost finishing the game i have my cyclops,P.R.A.W.N and cuddlefish and im ready for a trip to the lost river and them lava zone Expand
  3. Jan 18, 2018
    10
    Subnautica manages to juggle being gorgeous, rewarding, addictive, mysterious, and fun, whilst also being unbelievably terrifying.
  4. Jan 25, 2019
    9
    This game really is an incredible achievement. It's the kind of thing that a developer strives for, but usually isn't fully realized.This game really is an incredible achievement. It's the kind of thing that a developer strives for, but usually isn't fully realized. Typically I'm not a huge fan of the survival genre, but this game drew me in. The beautiful visuals, and haunting music are excellent. Finding new creatures in the world is a treat, and the sound design for them makes the game much scarier, and much more real. The only real problem with this game is how much of a grind it can be, but there are things in place to fix this as you make progress. The game essentially throws you in with only a bit of help, and a lot must be learned through trial and error, or just by exploring. This is definitely not a flaw though, the game is designed to be this way. While it can be frustrating, it's very rewarding to find success. Expand
  5. 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
  6. Dec 13, 2020
    8
    I can't believe I waited this long to play this game. I remember seeing it when it was in early access. I recently got Xbox ultimate gameI can't believe I waited this long to play this game. I remember seeing it when it was in early access. I recently got Xbox ultimate game pass and was happy to see it there. I put SO much time into the game. Resource management games aren't really my thing, but I love this game! I put it down for a moment to play Cyberpunk, but I def will be returning!! 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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