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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. Positive: 9 out of 9
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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: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. Jan 18, 2018
    10
    Subnautica manages to juggle being gorgeous, rewarding, addictive, mysterious, and fun, whilst also being unbelievably terrifying.
  2. Nov 4, 2021
    10
    El juego es entretenido y muy bueno. Hay detalles que me hubiera encantado que expandieran como es una mayor personalización tanto paraEl juego es entretenido y muy bueno. Hay detalles que me hubiera encantado que expandieran como es una mayor personalización tanto para nuestro personaje como para la construcción. El mapa lo siento variado, a pesar de que puede resultar “pequeño” lo veo muy bien realizado. Al principio puede dar un poco de temor como es mi caso pero luego observas todos los biomas que nos encontramos y la verdad son muy hermosos y llamativos. Sin duda es un juego que recomiendo para pasar un gran rato a solas.
    (Me hubiera encantado que tuviera más contenido y una pantalla dividida o conexión con otros jugadores)
    Por último, algo random me encantó el detalle de las cápsulas del tiempo. Un concepto para mi interesante y agradable.
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  3. Dec 14, 2022
    10
    I absolutely love survival games and this is number 2 on my list, would be number one but its kinda repetitive. I really hoped they'd bring aI absolutely love survival games and this is number 2 on my list, would be number one but its kinda repetitive. I really hoped they'd bring a dlc but sadly it never happened. I wish there was more survival games as good as this Expand
  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. 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
  6. 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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  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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