Subnautica for PC
PC - Windows


Jan 23, 2018
74th of 19906

VR Content

Requires Valve Index virtual reality headset to play.

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Content Rating: Everyone10+


Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with wonder and peril. Craft equipment, pilot submarines, terraform voxel terrain, and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more - All while trying to survive.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or newer, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Haswell 4 cores / 4 threads @ 3.2Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti or equivalent, 2GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Subnautica is an Early Access game, and recommended specifications may change during development.


  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or newer, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or equivalent - This includes most GPUs scoring greater than 950 points in the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Subnautica is an Early Access game, and minimum specifications may change during development

Gamer Reviews

123563 Reviews
3 reviews
May 5, 2020

Set in a world so strange and beautiful you'd sometimes actually forget you're in a survival game. It's easy to feel complacent and be mesmerized with your surroundings until the hostile creatures do come charging at you from "out of nowhere".

It's a game you can play at your own pace with the accompanying AI giving you prompts now and then to help you progress in the story. It's quite an enjoyable game with all the building, crafting, and exploration involved, but, I do feel there could have been more to it story-wise.

Apr 16, 2020

the best survival game in my opinion, beautiful graphics, oceanic biomass is really great, the story is not in good narrative, but you can understand it after a while, building and crafting now that is the best part ever, buy it, play it, you gonna love it



Aug 16, 2019

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

28 Reviews
Robert N. AdamsMar 01, 2018
After spending just under 60 hours with Subnautica, it’s still a bit strange to say that I’ve actually completed a survival game. Overall, I enjoyed my time under the sea in spite of the flaws. If you’re remotely a fan of survival games, this should definitely be something that you check out. Just bear in mind that there are still a few kinks to be worked out and you’ll have a grand ol’ time.
Francesco De MeoFeb 03, 2018
Subnautica is one of the best survival games released in recent years, and one of the best indie games released in the beginning of 2018. With an interesting story, a variety of play modes that can tone down and completely remove survival elements and plenty of freedom in how to proceed, Subnautica is a game that can also be enjoyed by those who aren't particularly fond of the genre.
Philippa WarrJan 29, 2018
I enjoyed how the story unfolded. The game lets you engage with it as much as you choose and at your own pace, offering information to keep you moving if you want a specific task. The main arc was compelling and had some lovely emotional moments but it struggles to create a meaningful connection with anything off-world. By contrast, you develop a real affection for and familiarity with this alien world, so some story strands put me at odds with my avatar's purpose, or at least just couldn't hit home.

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