As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing and starving on the shores of a mysterious island called ARK, you must hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements. Use your cunning and resources to kill or tame the leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land, and team up with or prey on hundreds of other players to survive, dominate… and escape!.
ARK: Survival Evolved is also available on PC.
I felt like I have grown along with the game, however, the constant graphical issues and glitches do pull it down to a point of annoyance that couldn’t be ignored.
After a long time, Ark Survival Evolved arrives as one of the best survival games. Its a pity that developers have not fixed the performance problems, because it affects the experience quite a bit, but if you like dinosaurs and you don't care about performance, you will love it.
A highly deep, varied and compelling survival game, but after two years in Game Preview this final version still feels like an early access game, with several technical problems and requesting gamers to pay for DLC even if it's now more than three times original price.
Amazing things are possible in the ARK — the gun-wielding soldier set high atop the most badass predator of all time comes to mind — but the experience is clouded by the best ones being locked behind excessive grinding, boring farming and the need for a large group. System commands and customizable settings can ease some of the pain, but the base concept remains a chore. A messy UI and the lack of a tutorial leave you alone in the dark, forced to spend hours researching on your own in order to figure out what's what. But there's no denying that if you're willing to put in the time, you will be rewarded with some incredible gameplay moments, especially if your friends join you on the ARK.
Ark: Survivor Evolved is not a game for everyone. But if you have patience, and are willing to learn the basics the hard way the payoff is huge. A bit clumsy control on the consoles aside, this is one of the most addictive games this year.
Performance issues and progression complaints compromise this survival fantasy. [Nov 2017, p.86]
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