Learn to survive in a mysterious island
Ark Survival Evolved is an open-world survival game that focuses on crafting and interacting with dinosaurs. There are a variety of play modes, including singleplayer, PVP and PVE modes. All in all, this game is very well made, and it feels like the best game available in the open-world survival genre.
The best survival game released since Minecraft
An integral part of someone's ability to survive on Ark is their ability to tame dinosaurs through active or passive means.
Ark Survival Evolved is an action and survival game with singleplayer and multiplayer options. Start on an Ark, an island inhabited by wild dinosaurs of all levels and types. Besides dinosaurs, humans have basic needs that have to be met, such as health, stamina, oxygen, hunger, and thirst.
Craft a variety of goods, using a range of resources found on the island. Collect resources and start developing a homestead as a base of operations. Move along in the tech tree and eventually craft guns and energy weapons, as opposed to simply throwing spears.
To survive on Ark you need to tame dinosaurs through active or passive means. Passive taming involves moving towards the target and then giving it some food; active taming involves knocking out a dinosaur then giving it food. Dinosaurs can be used as pack animals, to attack other peoples bases, and to defend your home base.
Ark is a great program to add to your gaming library, but there are some problems with this title. In multiplayer mode, base raiding is a common practice that results in players losing their items, and anything stored. Another issue with the game is that the dinosaurs were created with dumb AIs. Dinosaurs getting stuck on terrain features is a common issue with this program. Overall though, this game was very well made.
Where can you run this program?
This title is available on computers running a Windows, Mac or Linux operating system. It is also available on the Apple and Android app stores, the PlayStation 4, and the Xbox 1.
Is there a better alternative?
No way! There are similar programs like Minecraft, Life is Feudal: Your Own, Far Cry Primal and Unturned, but none stands out as better.
Ark has a bunch of different features, and the ability to play in a multiplayer environment where other players and dinosaurs can destroy your base, or steal your stuff keeps your time offline interesting.
Should you download it?
Yes, Ark is amazing, and there are so many different ways to play. Whether you choose to play by yourself, or with some friends online, this game has enough challenges to engage and occupy players.
- Dinosaur Taming
- Can form alliances in PVP mode
- Balanced tech tree
- Dinosaurs can be used for offense or defense
- Resource grinding
- Players can steal materials from you in multiplayer mode
- Some graphics issues with shadows
- Dinosaurs have dumb AIs