Subnautica is Now Available in Xbox Game Pass for Console

By Sam Quirke,
Underwater open-world adventure game Subnautica is now officially on the Xbox Game Pass list, available today on Xbox Game Pass for console. As well as being a highly-regarded game in its own right, we're happy to report that the Subnautica Achievements list has no unobtainable or buggy unlocks – though you'll have to invest a good 40 hours to get to the game's ending and finish it off.

Subnautica

Subnautica is an adventure game that comes to a conclusion, but it shares the same DNA as many open-ended survival games, albeit underwater. Players will have to craft equipment and fend off local wildlife while they explore a lush alien ocean, all the while searching for ways to cure a disease and get off the planet. The game features underwater base-building, where the usual difficulties of Minecraft-style home-making are compounded by issues like ocean pressure and hull integrity. Players will have to venture out to find more resources to make tools and vehicles, which in turn will allow adventurers to explore further into the depths.

The game will set you back 7.4GB on Xbox One, and our community have given it a 4.27 rating overall – not quite enough to make our list of the best Xbox Game Pass games, but it would get close. Andrew's official site review found next to no faults with the game aside from a couple of performance issues at launch – many of which have been fixed in later patches. He described the game as "a truly memorable experience unlike any other", and recommended it to anyone with a thirst for exploration. The game has Xbox One X enhancements too.

The community are working on a walkthrough to efficiently get through all of those achievements, but luckily other site members including NerdsLastStand have provided guides to some of the trickier unlocks at the end of the story. They're helpfully spoiler-tagged for those who don't want to know exactly what the secret and mostly cryptically described achievements are all about.

Subnautica
Subnautica

Subnautica is an underwater open world adventure game. Craft equipment, pilot submarines, and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, and cave systems. Subnautica is an underwater open world adventure game. Craft equipment, pilot submarines, and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, and cave systems. Full details on the latest status of the game, how you can give feedback and report issues can be found at http://playsubnautica.com.

Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.