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  • Summary: Below Zero is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean world. It is a new chapter in the Subnautica universe and developed by Unknown Worlds. Return to planet 4546B. Dive into a freezing underwater adventure. Below Zero is set in an arctic region of planet 4546B. As a scientistBelow Zero is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean world. It is a new chapter in the Subnautica universe and developed by Unknown Worlds. Return to planet 4546B. Dive into a freezing underwater adventure. Below Zero is set in an arctic region of planet 4546B. As a scientist posted to a research station on the planet's surface, you are tasked with studying alien artifacts...

    The Vesper space station orbits high above you, sending supplies, instructions, and receiving samples you launch from the surface.When disaster strikes the research station, you must improvise to survive: Construct habitats, scavenge for resources, hunt for food, and craft equipment.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 21, 2021
    90
    Subnautica: Below Zero retains all the key gameplay elements that gave its predecessor its success, and furthermore adds various improvements -although its significantly smaller map area and its design deprive it of the feelings of loneliness, fear and awe as you enter a new biome.
  2. May 11, 2021
    90
    I can’t stress just how much fun each dive can be, and how fulfilling the discoveries are. Below Zero is one of the best survival games I’ve ever played, showing just how impactful player freedom can be within a world that you’ll want to explore every inch of.
  3. May 11, 2021
    90
    This is a game where there’s not a radio tower, time trial or lengthy side-quest to be seen, and with a few exceptions, it’s down to you to make your own fun. And you know what? It’s an absolute joy to just get out there and mess around, embracing the thrill of discovery. It manages to be fresh, even if you’ve played the original. Subnautica: Below Zero is the most refreshing, engaging sandbox game I’ve played in ages and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t dive right in.
  4. May 11, 2021
    80
    Subnautica Below Zero does not seem to want to walk in other steps than that of its big brother. By reducing the map or vehicles, Below Zero is more to be seen as a very good expansion of the original game, more scripted version and a little more hostile than the first episode. If Below Zero undoubtedly does better than the competition when it comes to making a scripted survival game, with a universe as enchanting as it is frightening hand-crafted, it would undoubtedly have gained more from the experience of 'origin to fully conquer the veterans of the franchise, who, despite everything, will take undeniable pleasure to go diving again, just like the newcomers, who will have the chance to discover for the first time this atypical and oh so immersive way of approaching the game of survival.
  5. May 17, 2021
    80
    Subnautica: Below Zero is an excellently designed survival experience. It’s a place where the most creative can utilise the tools that they find, going out, exploring and creating a whole world under the sea. It’s helped by a cracking story that sits perfectly alongside this adventure of a lifetime. Admittedly, initial moments are confusing, but once you get into the rhythm of things and understand the resource hunting, it all becomes second nature.
  6. May 13, 2021
    80
    Subnautica: Below Zero once again delivers an experience with engaging exploration set in a mysterious, beautiful, and haunting underwater world.
  7. May 11, 2021
    70
    A new funny and survival adventure in an alien ocean by Unknown Worlds, a really talented develop team which brings us to the colder side of 4546B.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jun 6, 2021
    10
    A great addition to the wonders of the first game with a heavy focus on great story and less focus on a harsh survival game although I didn'tA great addition to the wonders of the first game with a heavy focus on great story and less focus on a harsh survival game although I didn't play the game on hard mode maybe that would've provided that experience. Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2021
    10
    Jogo ótimo, muito divertido, foi uma adição fantástica ter NPCs vivos para conversar e não somente verificar registros como no anterior. AJogo ótimo, muito divertido, foi uma adição fantástica ter NPCs vivos para conversar e não somente verificar registros como no anterior. A inclusão da Junkbox foi legal, pois permite a escolha de músicas em certo ambientes. Expand
  3. May 18, 2021
    10
    Purchased Subnautica Below Zero Day 1 on the Xbox Series X and so far not disappointed.

    Basically same game as old Subnautica but with new
    Purchased Subnautica Below Zero Day 1 on the Xbox Series X and so far not disappointed.

    Basically same game as old Subnautica but with new area, vehicle, creatures and story.

    And as with the previous game the new area still leaves you scared **** when encountering big creatures or when venturing down deep.

    Finished after 30 hours of play and damm what a awesome epic insane journey this was. The team at Unknown Worlds Entertainment have hit a home run again ,well done!
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  4. Nov 1, 2021
    7
    Some great UI/quality of life improvements and interesting fauna/flora/vehicle additions, however the "level design", story progression andSome great UI/quality of life improvements and interesting fauna/flora/vehicle additions, however the "level design", story progression and lowered difficulty made it a lot less fun than the first game. Expand
  5. Jul 7, 2021
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Сюжет отвратителен. Игра изменилась только графически. Баланс изменили но гемплей. Нет!!! Expand
  6. Jun 20, 2022
    6
    Summary: Expansion that is sold as a squel. The rewrites are very clear because there is a plot hole galore. Way easier, dumbed-down versionSummary: Expansion that is sold as a squel. The rewrites are very clear because there is a plot hole galore. Way easier, dumbed-down version of Subnautica that rather poorly focuses on plot rather than mystery and the eerie exploration.

    The map is surprisingly small, no wonder many people call it DLC instead of a sequel. I really don't like the overland exploration because it's annoying and lacks the verticality of sea-based gameplay that is a keyfeature of Subnautica.

    I miss the vehicles from the original. Snowfox is useless, it handles like a cargo container not a hover bike, and there is almost no reason to use it. Prawn controls way better than in the previous game, but it's not really necessary because the game is easy and there is no need for mining. Seatruck is ok considering the small map size making the Cyclops overkill.

    I really like the few quality of life additions to base, and the new decorations and large room are nice.

    The story is all over the place. I liked the architect part but you can accidentally finish the game without even finding out about your sister, you know the reason you are there in the first place. You don't even get clear hints like in the previous game, that why you have no idea what to do regarding sister subplot, the main one is way easier with automatic beacons.
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  7. Jan 19, 2022
    0
    This game crashes, alot. Not only does the game crash but the devs for some stupid reason did not put an auto save feature in the game nor putThis game crashes, alot. Not only does the game crash but the devs for some stupid reason did not put an auto save feature in the game nor put any warning that the game doesn't save on its own like every other modern game in existence. I cringe at the thought of how many people wasted countless hours of free time only to have the game crash and lose all of it and have to start from scratch. Also the game lags alot as well. We're talking about chugging along at two frames a second only to drown and die in the game because you can't function under the constant frame dips. It would be a fun game if the developer decided to finish the game before selling it. This bullcrap should be illegal. Game developers are worse than car salesmen these days Expand

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