ARK: Survival Evolved is an open-world survival game letting the players roam free through beautifully rendered environments where dinosaurs roam. Craft weapons, tame wildlife, form a tribe with likeminded players, and fight for survival on the mysterious land called ARK. Dozens of creatures to find ARK: Survival Evolved features nearly two hundred various creatures roaming the beautiful ARK island.
Ranging from dinosaurs of all sizes to aquatic lifeforms, there are plenty of animals to fill a travel journal of every newcomer to the ARK. Most creatures can be tamed and used as beast of burden or the best mounts imaginable. Tame T-Rexes, mammoths, and many more and be the beastmaster of your tribe.
Assaulting other player bases will never be cooler than a rampage on a titanosaurus. RPG gameplay ARK: Survival Evolved gameplay includes detailed progression based on RPG mechanics. Gather experience by performing various activities and level up.
Each level gives you Engram points to spend on crafting recipes that stay with you forever for easier comeback when you inevitably die. In addition to Engram points, every level up also gives you a chance to increase one of your stats, to be faster, stronger, healthier and craftier. Crafting ARK: Survival Evolved has a robust crafting system allowing you to turn a banishment to a hostile island into a story of success worthy of true survivors.
Craft weapons to eventually wield guns, craft armor for yourself and your mounts. Explore the world to find recipes for powerful items which will vastly improve your odds of surviving. Team up with other survivors to create secure compounds out of rare and hard to craft materials.
Tribes Surviving on your own is not easy, and it isn't safe, either. Team up with other players to form tribes. Tribes can share a base and tamed animals, support other members with their crafting goals, or even protect each other’s avatars, when the players log out of the game.
Establish rules to determine how your Tribe is governed in a robust system provided in-game even before more detailed player agreements. Wage wars against other tribes to claim their bases and resource. Or just to spite them.
Powerful boss creatures When you are at an apex of your power you can bring your tribe along and challenge the mythic bosses. Use hard to get items to summon creatures such as a Dragon, Megapithecus or an arachnid Broodmother. Superbly demading combat will test your skill, equipment and training of your pet dinosaurs.
Can you stand your ground against behemoths of legend?.
GIVE THIS GAME A SHOT! Great "next/current" gen survival game! Has a lot of great promise but a rather steep learning curve if playing alone (similar to Don't Starve), but has a ton of potential for being the next great survival game. Lots of solo and community driven gameplay elements and a pretty immersive world to be in. Not the most "realistic" survival game in existence but it does take a more grounded approach to movement and fatigue (i.e. If you are swimming to long and you run out of stamina you may actually drown just like in real life).
Biggest issues are that it does take a pretty meaty rig to take full advantage of the graphics (seems like a modified Crytek engine) on the highest settings. This game is JUST in early access so I expect to see some of the animations, bugs, and slight clipping issues get resolved over time. I only have about 8ish hours with this game so my review is based on initial impression and overall potential the game has.