Those who have already tried their hand in playing the game will know that not all Subnautica creatures are cute and harmless. In fact, the waters are filled with life that is all about hunting, and the player is not out of the menu! Therefore, gaze at the creatures carefully, as you never know when the next attack is coming!
Once you know the map well enough, you will be able to avoid the areas where the largest and scariest beings live. However, you can’t run from them forever and a time will come when you will have to come fast to face with the scariest Subnautica creatures roaming the salty waters of the game!
Be aware that the information below does feature some spoilers so if you do not want your gaming experience altered by knowing essential information about the creatures before actually encountering them, skip past this article and return after you’ve roamed the oceans, to see if our opinions match!
Let’s get on with the list!
Sea Treader Leviathan
This is one for the arachnophobe readers, as the long slender legs of the Sea Treader are very much reminiscent of the arachnids of our world. Thankfully, these Subnautica creatures are not as dangerous as they look and will only attack in self-defense. That should not take away from the atmosphere that they create, however. Slowly making their way across the ocean floor like some sort of an oceanic AT-AT walker, accompanied by the eerie, low-frequency sounds they produce.
The Treader has two massive hine legs and one in the front, which is actually its head and also acts as a weapon of attack, so stay clear of it! If you are to go out and search the vast lands of the game looking for these blue and orange Subnautica creatures, your best bet is to look around the Grand Reef and the Sea Treader’s Path! As long as you don’t get too close and respect the animal’s space, it will respect yours and refrain from attacking you, thus allowing for some awe-inspiring time in the water!
This is the only being on this list that is not necessarily alive, as it is a bio-mechanical life form instead. It was created by the Precursor race and can create portals that allow it to teleport itself and other fauna effortlessly. These eerie looking Subnautica creatures were created with a very specific purpose in mind – to hunt down any life form that is infected with the Kharaa Bacterium!
If your infection level is below 0.3, worry not, the Warper is not going to attack you. However, once you cross that line of 0.3, the hunt is relentless, and you would be lucky to run away with your life! They can be found pretty much everywhere on the map, as long as the area is rather deep. If you want to avoid it at any cost, try your best to stay closer to the surface!
Sea Dragon Leviathan
Sea Dragons are amongst the largest Subnautica creatures and also among the most aggressive! In fact, all the creatures to follow in this list are not only scary looking but dangerous and aggressive as well.
If there is one thing that you might be glad to hear about Sea Dragon Leviathans is that they’re pretty scarce and are only found in areas of fire and inactive lava zones. This makes it easy to predict whether or not one of these beasts may be around.
As you would expect from a massive dragon living in hellishly hot areas, these Subnautica creatures spit fire themselves and are extremely dangerous, relentless hunters! To top it off, they are the largest aggressive creatures in the whole game, so good luck getting rid of this giant!
These monstrous animals are only slightly smaller than the Sea Dragon Leviathan, however, they are much less picky about their living location and can be on the hunt in a vast area of the map. There are both juvenile and adult Ghost Leviathan roaming the land and both of them are extremely dangerous, with even the smallest of them being absolute giants of the underwater world!
These Subnautica creatures may seem transparent at first, however, that’s just the outer layer of the beast, hiding the massive muscular body that provides all the power! You can find them around the Crater’s Edge, the Grand Reef, The Lost River and in the Northern Blood Kelp Zone. However, I wouldn’t go looking if I were you, as they can deal up to 85 damage in a single bite! If you do go out there, make sure you can survive the bite!
Although even the juvenile Ghost Leviathan dwarfs the Reapers in size, that does not make these Subnautica creatures any less scary or dangerous. In fact, they are often regarded as the scariest fauna in the game, as they not only look and sound like something straight from hell, they are also responsible for the scariest in-game jump scares which can rival even the best horror games!
If you’re anywhere below 80 health around one of these giants, be prepared for death coming toward you at any moment, as the Reaper Leviathan will grab you and kill you in an instance. Let me tell you, that’s not pleasant when the beast is only slightly smaller than your cyclops submarine! There is no doubt that when the full package is considered, these are the scariest Subnautica creatures that can be found in the game!
Other scary Subnautica creatures
There you have it, the top 5 is listed out above! However, this means that some seriously eerie, dangerous, and scary animals have been left out of the list! Such fauna as Bleeder, Sand Shark, Crabsquid, and Crashfish definitely deserve an honorable mention! All that being said, the scariness of individual fauna can very much be an individual matter and the list itself is heavily based on personal experience, which is a big reason why the Subnautica creatures listed above are in no particular order. One thing is for sure, however – some seriously eerie animals roam the depths of this game!