8 Games Like Subnautica

Games like Subnautica Our curated collection of games like Subnautica has other survival adventure games with open world environments where you'll collect raw materials and craft tools to help you survive underwater, on harsh lands or in space.

Starting as an Early Access title in late 2014 Subnautica is an open world first person adventure that has players crash landing their spaceship the Aurora in the ocean of the alien planet known as 4546B. Eventually expanding to console platforms and expanding the series with new games each Subnautica adventure is focused on hardcore survival through resource gathering and crafting.

Similar to other games in the genre Subnautica revolves around players harvesting resources, creating tools and establishing a base of operations to survive the wildlife that comes in friendly and enemy variants. Ultimately your goal is to complete a series of tasks that allow you to move through the story and provide a framework to your progression. In the core survival mode players need to manage their hunger, hydration and oxygen while achieving these tasks although a creative mode removes this overhead for those players that want to creatively challenge themselves.

The games like Subnautica selected below all offer a similar adventure that has you focused on survival or creativity in a diverse list of underwater, land or galactic setting.
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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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8.7 User Avg (14 votes)
rust

Rust

Rust is a multiplayer survival game that encourages players to explore, build and survive. With threats coming from other players and the environment you’ll start with nothing as you build up your chances of survival by acquiring resources and equipment. Originally for Windows and Mac Rust has since expanded to the console realm with a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release in 2021. While Rust began it’s development cycle following the likes of DayZ over the years it has morphed and evol...[Read Review]

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8.7 User Avg (69 votes)
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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 as you explore and craft to improve your chances of survival. Building on the original Standard game by offering improved graphics, larger islands, additional items and higher levels of randomisation you’ll get plenty of more hours of Stranded gameplay with this sequel. Allowing players to play either through the story mode that gives you goals and objectives to achieve over four islands or the sandbox m...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (19 votes)
miasmata

Miasmata

Miasmata is a unique survival adventure that has you attempting to cure yourself from a deadly disease that has infected your body. The only thing that stands between you and your death is the scientific knowledge that you hold about the plant life that is scattered around your remote island location which requires you to explore and craft your way to a cure. Miasmata is one of the most unique and impressive adventure games released in recent years and even more impressive when you factor in the...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (14 votes)
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Minecraft

Minecraft is the ultimate sandbox adventure and has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the biggest and most loved games of all time culminating in the sale of the game by its independent developer to the behemoth Microsoft for a large sum. Not only has Minecraft itself had significant success but it also spawned a wave of copycat titles inspiring a whole new genre of blocky sandbox games that either adopted the Minecraft formula fully or offered their own spin on the Minecraft adventu...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (85 votes)
3079

3079

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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8.1 User Avg (15 votes)
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FarSky

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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7.8 User Avg (20 votes)
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No Man’s Sky

Explore the vastness of space in No Man’s Sky, an action-adventure with elements of survival and exploration that lets you explore the galaxy while encountering all sorts of strange life forms. Originally launched in 2016 on PC and PS4 with an Xbox One release in 2018 No Man’s Sky had a rocky launch but with long term commitment from the developer No Man’s Sky has terraformed from a broken promise into a worthy space exploration game. The basis for No Man’s Sky is explora...[Read Review]

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5.5 User Avg (36 votes)