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Subnautica

A sandbox game by Unknown Worlds that combines elements of action-adventure productions and RPGs. As the game’s universe draws inspiration from such novels as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, at the bottom of the ocean you can find bizarre sea monsters, as well as remnants of futuristic buildings and ships. The player assumes the role of a captain of an advanced submarine, and explores the depths of the ocean. The game’s characteristic feature is the ability to design vessels and determine such things as performance, layout, on-board mechanisms, and materials used for the construction. You begin with rather primitive ships, but as you progress you will be able to construct more advanced vessels, and explore previously unavailable parts of the ocean. While playing, you can freely walk around your ship, and even go outside to explore the marine world on your own.

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PC / Windows
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Subnautica

Subnautica | PC

Subnautica release date for PC:

game language:
English

23 January 2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 101 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 350 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Subnautica

Subnautica | XBOX ONE

Subnautica release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 27 players' votes.  

Subnautica is an underwater sandbox game that combines traits of action game, RPG and action-adventure game. The title was released for PC / Windows. It was developed by Unknown Worlds Entertainment, the creators of a well-received online shooter Natural Selection 2.

Plot

The game takes place in a fictional world inspired by old adventure novels like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea written by Jules Verne. Numerous monsters inhabit the salt waters of the ocean, and at the bottom, the player can find the remains of futuristic buildings and ships. The players assume the role of a captain of a futuristic underwater vessel and are tasked with exploring the depts.

Mechanics

The gameplay mechanics of Subnautica for PC / Windows are a cocktail of features from other genres, including RPGs, sandboxes and cinematic action games. The players are tasked with constructing submarines and then using them to explore the sea world. Each decision made during the construction impacts the feats of the machine – the player can decide the interior layout, materials used and types of devices available on the deck.

At the beginning the players can only build primitive submarines – with small range and low durability. Later it is possible to construct more advanced units that enable discovering new, previously inaccessible regions of the ocean. During the game the players can freely travel through the deck and speak with crewmembers. It is also possible to leave the ship and explore the underwater world directly.

Technical aspects

The PC / Windows version of Subnautica is powered by an improved version of the popular Unity Engine. It features high quality, colorful graphics. The PC version of the game additionally supports virtual reality sets like Oculus Rift.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 550 Ti or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB Intel HD 4600 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows Vista SP2 64-bit

Subnautica Game Guide

game guide 30 January 2018

This game guide contains helpful tips and tricks on how to survive in sea depths. Here you will find valuable information about game mechanics like gathering resources, collecting items, and using the in-game crafting system.