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. The game is the debut of an independent studio called Wildcard, founded by a former employee of Microsoft Game Studios. The player begins the game defenseless and naked on an unidentified island, and his or her task is to survive in this new, harsh environment. In order to do that, we must hunt and gather various raw materials which will be used to create the much needed weapons and tools. One of the most fun aspects of ARK: Survival Evolved are the meticulously depicted creatures – the game features more than 60 species of dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals. Since the title features o multiplayer experience, meeting other players in the game world will happen and, depending on their attitude, we can fight them or establish valuable alliances.

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PC / Windows
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ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved | PC

Action, FPP, dinosaurs, sandbox, RPG elements, survival, indie games, co-op, MMO, crafting

Companies responsible for ARK: Survival Evolved

Studio Wildcard | game developer

Studio Wildcard | publisher   Official website

ARK: Survival Evolved release date for PC:

game language:
English

29 August 2017 | Worldwide

29 August 2017 | Europe

29 August 2017 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 176 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 953 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game ARK: Survival Evolved (XONE) Cover
ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved | XBOX ONE

ARK: Survival Evolved release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

29 August 2017 | Worldwide

29 August 2017 | Europe PAL

29 August 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen
Expectations: 7.8 / 10 calculated out of 75 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game ARK: Survival Evolved (PS4) Cover
ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved | PS4

ARK: Survival Evolved release date for PS4:

game language:
English

29 August 2017 | Worldwide

29 August 2017 | Europe PAL

29 August 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 179 players' votes.  

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 / Windows 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

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 launch trailer

ARK: Survival Evolved launch trailer | 1:02

ARK: Survival Evolved w końcu porzuciło Wczesny Dostęp.

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.