Subnautica made a huge splash when it was released back in 2018, and the new Subnautica Below Zero game might be even better. But Subnautica itself was also upgraded for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles, which makes all that undersea adventure even more appealing.
It’s crafting and exploration week at GiN with another spotlight on a survival game. Today we are looking at Valheim, one of the most exciting open world survival titles where you can craft and build almost anything from a Viking ring fortress to a Taco Bell.
Looking for a new challenge in survival games? Arid began life as a student project, but is now available for free on Steam. The game challenges players to explore, craft and survive for as long as they can in one of the hottest and most inhospitable places on planet Earth.
Although a little bit shorter than the original, Subnautica: Below Zero improves on the already amazing original game in a lot of ways. There is much more land this time around, constant cold to battle, and of course miles of dangerous and delightful underwater vistas to explore.
The Shore is a subtle horror adventure set on a not-so-deserted island where H.P. Lovecraft’s elder gods and many other horrors stalk the twilight, the ever-present fog and the lonely shoreline. Good luck surviving this island holiday.
Exploring the ocean was never so safe and relaxing as it is in Beyond Blue. Based on a BBC documentary series, this game has some of the most beautiful, educational gameplay around.
The beautiful Lost Ember game is as much a living piece of art as it is a clever and haunting exploration title that has players taking over different animals to help traverse the map and learn the secrets of the game’s lost world. It may be the ultimate chill gaming experience.
Join the Modern Gamer Melissa Pierce as she talks about how she helped a mentally ill girl escape an even crazier psych ward with her talking rabbit. All it took was some chewed up toenails. Of course we are talking about Edna and Harvey: The Breakout 10th Anniversary Edition.
The long awaited third episode of The Long Dark has finally been released. Crossroads Elegy finds us playing as new survivor, Astrid. It also introduces many much needed improvements and quite a few cool (or perhaps ice cold) gameplay features and quests alongside the continuing story.
Shape of the World from developer Hollow Tree Games is a relaxing exploration game that delivers a hypnotically beautiful procedurally-generated world. A journey through a fantastical world, for the ultimate in relaxing gaming. It’s available now on a variety of platforms for gamers looking for a cool way to destress while having fun.