Nothing I can say about Subnautica will ever do it justice. It is equal parts one of the best survival exploration games ever made, and one of the best unintentional horror games ever made.
In Subnautica, you crash land onto an ocean planet and your only goal is to find a way to leave, which means actually exploring the ocean for a way how. But here’s the thing, Subnautica is a deeply terrifying game.
A lot of people have a fear of the oceans, thalassophobia as it is known, and this game is very good at exploring this fear. No horror game will ever incite as much dread in you as being stranded in an ocean in an alien world, with who knows what type of creatures swimming in it’s darkest parts.
And I could go on and on about what makes this game so amazing, but it’s just something you have to experience for yourself. All you should know is that it has an extensive base building system, craftable vehicles that focus on deep underwater exploration, and a very deep narrative that is told through audio logs and other data entries.
Play this game at you own risk, because it’s definitely not for everyone.