Subnautica is a survival game in which you are tasked with living through the crash of an interstellar freighter on a world covered almost entirely by water.
Publisher: Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Developer: Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Genre: survival, sandbox, first-person
Reviewed for: Xbox Series X
Release date: Mac/PC: January 2018; PS4/Xbox One: December 2018; Switch/PS5/Xbox Series X+S: May 2021
Sometimes the easiest way to talk about a game is to talk about the games and other media which seem to have influenced it. This game looks and feels a lot like No Man's Sky, but instead of being set mostly on land in a vast and undifferentiated universe, it is set mostly in the sea on a relatively small game map. Much of how you progress in both games is by exploring in the wreckage of crashed spaceships. You search for resources to…