Subnautica for Windows

  • Paid
  • In English
  • V B89
  • 3.9

  • (2881)

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Swati Mishra
Swati MishraUpdated 9 months ago

Extreme underwater adventure game

Subnautica is an expedition game based in an alien ocean on planet 4546B. In the story, Aurora is the aircraft that crashed while exploring. Created by the development team Unknown Worlds Entertainment, the open-world game includes exploration and tool building capabilities. The pristine graphics exhibit views of the expansive ocean filled with creatures, wreck pieces, reefs, kelp forests, cave systems, etc.

Can you get Subnautica for free?

Subnautica is a purchasable videogame that is available on Playstation 4, Xbox, Apple, and Microsoft devices: Mac, iPhone, Windows Vista SP2, etc. Before downloading, ensure that the Intel Haswell processor and GB requirements are sufficient. A 64-bit system is highly recommended. People receive early access to a new update through a cinematic trailer clip on Unknown Worlds’ website and YouTube video channel.

Is Subnautica scary?

The survival game teems with intimidating and frightening beasts: Leviathans. Play with caution as the threatening fauna can range from little to large. The Mesmer is a mesmerizingly small yet aggressive character in the ocean that can manipulate the gamers, while the Ghost Leviathan is one of the most massive aliens in the game that instantly threatens users’ lives.

To ensure safety, read about each monster before the game. The ocean planet offers allies: the Cuddlefish. To playfully engage with a Cuddlefish, people gather and hatch the eggs. The eggs are hidden within the winding cave systems and require an alien container to incubate and spawn the pet.

What’s the point of Subnautica?

The premise of Subnautica is to explore the terrain, collect resources, build valuables, and repeat the process. While the initial spacecraft is destroyed, and radio signals gradually appear within the immersive experience, the player needs to piece together survival tactics.

In the development of the mission, gamers can gather crafting materials: plants, crystals, sediment, etc. Cut plants, collect crystals, and break open sediments; these natural pieces can be taken to the fabricator to construct equipment and machinery. To build tools, the player needs to provide a blueprint to the fabricator, which can be done with a scanner.

People construct scanners with titanium and a battery, which is devised of two acid mushrooms and one copper. The handheld scanning device catalogs the pieces of the aircraft that sporadically fell during the crash. To establish new goods, the collaboration between the scanner and fabricator requires multiple records of an item for a new one to be produced.

To harvest plants, the player cannot grab the plants from their stems or roots, they must cut them with a knife. Examples of cuttings are coral tube, creepvine, and table coral. By unlocking grow beds, the samples can be planted and raised to construct more supplies.

There are four categories of sediment: limestone, sandstone, shale, and barnacle. These outcrops issue minerals when broken open. Players can rupture the sediment by tapping the stone a few times or once with a tool to receive beneficial minerals: limestone generates copper and titanium. Sandstone creates gold, lead, and silver. Additionally, shale produces gold, along with diamond, and lithium. Barnacles spawn silver and copper.

Resources can be used to create materials to advance the pursuit. Acid mushrooms, creepvine seeds, and quartz are additional means used to conceive materials to survive. Upon venturing into the vast sea, the complexity and quantity of the substances increases.

Is Subnautica complete?

To complete the game, the Subnautica community will need to enter the aircraft wrecks that are spewed along the ocean floor. The repair tool and the laser cutter are required to dive into the wreckage.

To fabricate the items, people need to locate and obtain cave sulfur, which can be found within a flower inside of the caves. Beware as an explosive fish awaits invaders that approach the flower for the cave sulfur.

Upon obtaining the cave sulfur, create the repair tool with the fabricator. With this restorative device, the wiring and radio within the life pod can be fixed. When the radio is online, coordinates to helpful locations will be given to the participant.

What is the end goal of Subnautica?

The goal is to safely escape the alien realm; users need oxygen supplies and transportation vehicles. To travel beneath the ocean’s surface to compile and comprise resources, aquatic equipment is critical: mobile vehicle bay, rebreather, seamoth, etc. Build an immense underwater rocket, known as the Cyclops, to let off steam and heighten the players’ security.

Along with safely exploring the water, Subnautica consumers must build bases to store items, rest for the night, and formulate technology and stations. Base building is devised with the habitat builder tool. The structures function with a myriad of generators to supply power and oxygen: bio, nuclear, solar, and thermal.

The stability of the dwelling is referred to as the hull-integrity and is crucial. When parts are added to the base, then the hull-integrity decreases. Paradoxically, there are some elements that strengthen the bases’ structures: reinforcements.

Alternative videogames

Below Zero, The Forest, Outer Wilds, The Long Dark, Raft, Satisfactory, Minecraft, and No Man’s Sky are alternative software options. Below Zero is created by Unknown Worlds to expand on and not alter the original Subnautica gaming arena. According to reviews, while Subnautica is spectacular, players often prefer multiplayer modes like The Forest, Outer Wilds, Raft, Satisfactory, Minecraft, and No Man’s Sky.

Single-player survival game

Subnautica is developed by the entertainment publisher, Unknown Worlds. The single-player gameplay is centered around recovery after an aircraft crash into an alien ocean. Gamers will accustom themselves to the materialization methods necessary to make equipment. To endure the mission, users defend themselves from aquatic beasts, build supplies, and explore the crash scene and scenery.

What’s new?

On the official website, people can find Unknown Worlds’ privacy policy and software update information. If additional help is necessary, then the development team is open to opinions through the in-game or forum feedback options.


  • Exquisite visual experience
  • Mysterious and imminent story line
  • Varied and vast number of creatures to encounter


  • Not lightweight
  • No multiplayer mode

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Subnautica for PC

  • Paid
  • In English
  • V B89
  • 3.9

  • (2881)

User reviews about Subnautica

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  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

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