Subnautica strands players on a vast alien ocean world absolutely teeming with life, and not all of it is friendly. Plenty of fish in the sea may be right when some of them want to eat you. Subnautica is an unrivaled joy to explore, as it rewards you with beautiful scenery and haunting creatures the deeper you go, all the while offering players a story and goal to follow.
While some games like ARK or Conan offer underwater experiences, none of them really come close to Subnautica or the terror of being besieged or chased by alien sea monsters and leviathans.
The Sub Zero DLC is supposed to be even more terrifying and oppressive, with constant blizzards on the surface and much more monstrous foes to contend with. Though I've yet to play the DLC myself.
The only thing some would say is really holding the game back is the lack of multiplayer. Subnautica is a solo experience, so you'll be going it on your own and that leaves out any human interactions that make other games so fun. But it still manages to take the cake in our opinion.
What do you think were the best games to survive in through 2019? With the new decade being rung in, who knows what's to come with 2020 and beyond's survival game offerings. Let us know which survival titles you're awaiting in the comments below!