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ARK: Survival Evolved

A sandbox survival simulator set in an open world, which draws inspiration from productions such as DayZ. Unlike in the aforementioned title, this time we fight against powerful prehistoric creature instead of zombies.

Action | FPP | dinosaurs | sandbox | RPG elements | survival | multiplayer | indie games | co-op | crafting

ARK: Survival Evolved cover

developer: Studio Wildcard

publisher : Studio Wildcard

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-64

game release date:

29Aug2017

PC XONE PS4

30Nov2018

Switch

ARK: Survival Evolved is a sandbox survival simulator set in an open world, pitting the players against dinosaurs and other players. The title is the debut production of Wildcard Studios, a developer team founded by a former Microsoft Game Studios employee Jesse Rapczak, and has been created for PCs and eighth-generation consoles.

The gameplay mechanics are modelled after the iconic MMO sandbox games such as DayZ, the major difference being that the role of the ever-present zombies was taken over by prehistoric reptiles. Our character finds himself, defenceless and naked, on an uncharted island, and our task is to survive for as long as possible in the hostile environment. In order to remain alive we must hunt and gather raw materials, which can be used to craft weapons and various tools necessary for our existence. We can develop our character by learning new skills that will prove very useful for our survival. Some of them even allow us to tame dinosaurs, and thus make them our personal mounts.

As in most productions of this type, we have a safe haven in the form of a self-made hideout, which provides us with shelter from more dangerous dinosaurs – more than 70 species of these creatures appear in the game, from small flying pterosaurs to real giants, like Diplodocus, Brontosaurus, or the T-rex. They are not the only nuisance as the enemy players can prove equally ruthless, greedily eyeing and trying to steal the goods we've managed to accumulate. The game focuses on online fun, and as per rules of the genre, allows to set up alliances and cooperate with other peaceful players.

Nothing, however, prevents us from playing offline, but we must take into account the fact that we won’t be able to face all of the challenges. There are special summoning points where, upon having certain conditions met, we can summon a gigantic creature. Killing it will grant us amazing prizes, but to succeed we need to cooperate within a larger group. ARK: Survival Evolved for PC, PS4 and etc. employs a classic first-person perspective. PC version also supports Oculus Rift as well as Steam Workshop, making it possible to share content created by the players among themselves.

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PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

PC / Windows

Minimum: Dual Core 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560/Radeon HD 6870 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 7/8

ARK: Survival Evolved Game Guide

game guide 19 October 2016

The ARK: Survival Evolved guide offers various hints introducing new players into the game's world. It includes information on topics such as gathering supplies, taming animals, finding artifacts and using engrams.

ARK: Survival Evolved release date pushed back

News 31 July 2017 14:34

ARK: Survival Evolved is not coming out on August 9, 2017, but a couple of weeks later. The same goes for the free Ragnarok DLC.

ARK: Survival Evolved features Snow and Swamp Biomes

News 29 September 2015 09:32

ARK: Survival Evolved is getting two now biomes: snow and swamp regions. They both feature new creatures, weather conditions and items.

ARK: Survival Evolved - How to Improve FPS

News 15 July 2015 14:05

ARK: Survival Evolved is not exactly well optimised game at this time, but we have a few tips that may ease the pain.

ARK: Survival Evolved – One Million Copies Sold Within a Month

News 03 July 2015 13:38

Wildcard reported that ARK: Survival Evolved sold more than one million copies within a month. This is an excellent result, especially when we take into account that the game has so far been only available for PC via Steam Early Access.