Some of us are born adventurers, always looking for action, and love the thrill of exploring new places. If you’re one of these people, then you probably will love these awesome exploration games on Steam. From the VR-game Subnautica to Bethesda’s Fallout, let’s check these games you can play on your PC or gaming laptop:
Subnautica introduces you to an open world environment set on an alien underwater world filled with fascinating and dangerous creatures. This underwater exploration and adventure game will let you craft equipment, pilot submarines, and discover a completely alienated wildlife no one has seen before. Just remember that the primary object of the game is for you to survive in its environment.
Stellaris is an “explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate” strategy video game developed by Paradox Interactive. The game focuses on space exploration and has objectives of managing an empire. Managing includes diplomacy and avoiding warfare with other spacefaring civilizations. Stellaris has been noted by critics for its deep and complex gameplay — something to challenge gamers.
ASTRONEER is another space exploration game with exciting sandbox features. Players are tasked to discover new planets in outer space and colonize them by creating structures and mining valuable resources that can be found on the planet. The game has no particular task or storyline, so you’re free to do anything you like inside its open-world environment.
Starbound is an action-adventure game introduced by the publisher of the critically-acclaimed Stardew Valley, Chucklefish Games. It takes place in a 2D procedurally generated universe where players can freely explore its world to obtain items, weapons, and armors. Players can visit towns and villages that are inhabited by different intelligent life forms.
Fallout 4 is the fifth installment in the critically acclaimed Fallout Series by Bethesda Game Studios. It is an RPG game that lets you explore a post-apocalyptic open world. You play as the sole survivor of Vault 111, who must go out on a journey in a dying world destroyed by the nuclear war. Out in the wild, he must do everything to survive.
The Forest mixes all the elements of survival, sandbox, horror, action, and RPG. In its open world, you take the role of a lone survivor of a passenger jet crash. You find yourself in the middle of an unknown forest dominated by a group of cannibalistic mutants. Now you must build your shelter, explore and use resources, find food and survive.
H1Z1: Just Survive
H1Z1: Just Survive is the perfect game for fans of zombie games. It features a world filled with zombies after a virus called H1Z1 spread its pandemic disease. Now, you find yourself in an open world where you must rely on your instinct to survive. Be resourceful and protect yourself from zombies, beasts, and other survivors who would want to loot your goods.
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