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?.
ARK: Survival Evolved is a videogame with tons of possibilities where we'll fall in love with its splendorous aesthetics, its content and its particularly attractive thematic. It's sad, though, that our most important enemy in a world plagued with dinosaurs may be its disastrous optimization.
ARK is fun, for amazing moments, but it has plenty of bugs that often spoil the fun. In its best moments this survival game is a dream for every dinosaurs fan, but it can be very repetitive and boring due to grind-based game mechanics.
Ark: Survival Evolved has a bunch of interesting ideas. But by attempting to be a jack-of-all-trades, it doesn’t really feel like it has mastered any particular element. This doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had in the ARK; if you enjoy the brutal survival mechanics on offer here, then you will likely spend many dozens, if not hundreds, of hours in the quite lengthy grind as you conquer the primitive world.
Ark: Survival Evolved is far from being complete, what with its many bugs and a feature bloat that doesn’t always hit the nail on the head. And yet, it’s still an addictive grind that proves that life can find a way.
If you have friends, Ark: Survival Evolved is a fun survival game, with options such as PvP or PvE servers to make every player happy. If you primarily play alone, however, this game will require a heavy set of grinding and repetition, turning off any players hoping to just get a taste of some dinosaur action.
It's incredibly ambitious, but without spending hours upon hours building a safe haven to protect you from the brutality of PvP, the single player feels a bit redundant without anyone to play with.
Ark: Survival Evolved is a half-baked game that still isn’t worth full price.