6 Games Like Subnautica

Games like Subnautica Our curated collection of games like Subnautica has other adventure survival games with open world environments. Explore underwater, land, space and other worlds in this list of quality titles.

Allow you to explored the depths of the ocean Subnautica is an open world first person survival adventure that has players crash landing on the aqua based planet of Aurora. Similar to the other games in the genre Subnautica revolves around players harvesting resources, creating tools and establishing a base of operations to survive the wildlife (friendly and not).

Starting as an Early Access title in late 2014 for Windows the game developed into an Xbox One title concurrently, with a Steam release in early 2018. While the game mechanics and modes changed several times during this development stage the final game focused around survival, freedom, hardcore and creative.

From the base survival mode where players need to manage their hunger, hydration and oxygen to the creative mode where your needs are automatically met and access to all blueprints is provided Subnautica's mix of sci-fi world and underwater theme are highly immersive.

The games like Subnautica selected below all offer a similar adventure to Subnautica be it underwater survival, galactic level exploration or creation and creativity.

The Long Dark

In The Long Dark players will be taking on the harsh environment of the Canadian wilderness. After a global disaster leaves the world without power players step into the shoes of a crash landed pilot who finds himself surrounded by the cold dark environment of the wild. Gameplay in The Long Dark happens in a first person perspective with players controlling their lone survivor across the frozen Canadian landscape after a global event. This gameplay is split further into two modes; story and sand...[Read Review]

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Rust is a survival game that comes from the same brains that brought you Garry’s Mod. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of games and genres you’ll find plenty of depth to explore while struggling to survive. The game is best described as a mixture of Minecraft and DayZ. In Rust players will spawn with nothing (other than a rock) and must adventure through the game world to gather food and resources for crafting. This world isn’t free of threats though with other players and animals able to k...[Read Review]

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Stranded 2

Stranded 2 is a free to play 3D game that challenges you to survive by yourself on an island. Building on the original game by offering improved graphics, larger islands, additional items and better randomisation you’ll get plenty of more hours of Stranded gameplay. Allowing players to play either through the story mode that gives you goals and objectives to achieve over four islands or the sandbox mode that lets you run wild there is a game mode for all tastes as you try to survive in the harsh...[Read Review]

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Miasmata is a unique survival adventure that has you attempting to cure yourself from a deadly disease. The only thing you have at your disposal is your scientific knowledge and the plant life around the island. Miasmata is one of the most unique and impressive adventure games released in recent years and is even more impressive when you discover the game was created by two brothers (the production quality definitely rivals that of a larger team). Not only are the environments visually attractiv...[Read Review]

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3079 is a unique and challenging game that blends a number of genres together to create a sci-fi action role playing meets first person shooter experience. On the one hand you’ve got random generation and a voxel game world that feels like Minecraft but then you’ve got role playing and shooter elements that are more aligned with what the Borderlands or Fallout series has to offer. On paper it’s a weird mix of mechanics and settings but it all feels perfectly blended once you start your own 3079 ...[Read Review]

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Offering a short ocean themed survival game FarSky explores what would happen if your submarine crashing into the bottom of the ocean. Playing as Nathan FarSky challenges players to survive through exploration, crafting and building necessary structures on the ocean floor. While a shorter gameplay loop than other sandbox survival games the randomly generated maps are designed to encourage players to continually challenge themselves with a new adventure. Diving into the ocean depths players will ...[Read Review]

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