ARK: Survival Evolved

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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 & breed 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! Dinosaurs, Creatures, & Breeding! --...
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Explorer's Edition includes

- ARK: Survival Evolved
- ARK: Survival Evolved Season Pass
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 & breed 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!



Dinosaurs, Creatures, & Breeding! -- over 100+ creatures can be tamed using a challenging capture-&-affinity process, involving weakening a feral creature to knock it unconscious, and then nursing it back to health with appropriate food. Once tamed, you can issue commands to your tames, which it may follow depending on how well you’ve tamed and trained it. Tames, which can continue to level-up and consume food, can also carry Inventory and Equipment such as Armor, carry prey back to your settlement depending on their strength, and larger tames can be ridden and directly controlled! Fly a Pterodactyl over the snow-capped mountains, lift allies over enemy walls, race through the jungle with a pack of Raptors, tromp through an enemy base along a gigantic brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex! Take part in a dynamic ecosystem life-cycle with its own predator & prey hierarchies, where you are just one creature among many species struggling for dominance and survival. Tames can also be mated with the opposite gender, to selectively breed successive generations using a trait system based on recombinant genetic inheritance. This process includes both egg-based incubation and mammalian gestation lifecycles! Or put more simply, raise babies!



You must eat and drink to survive, with different kinds of plants & meat having different nutritional properties, including human meat. Ensuring a supply of fresh water to your home and inventory is a pressing concern. All physical actions come at a cost of food and water, long-distance travel is fraught with subsistence peril! Inventory weight makes you move slower, and the day/night cycle along with randomized weather patterns add another layer of challenge by altering the temperature of the environment, causing you to hunger or thirst more quickly. Build a fire or shelter, and craft a large variety of customizable clothing & armors, to help protect yourself against locational damage & extreme temperatures using the dynamic indoor/outdoor insulation calculation system!



By chopping down forests full of trees and mining metal and other precious resources, you can craft the parts to build massive multi-leveled structures composed of complex snap-linked parts, including ramps, beams, pillars, windows, doors, gates, remote gates, trapdoors, water pipes, faucets, generators, wires and all manner of electrical devices, and ladders among many other types. Structures have a load system to fall apart if enough support has been destroyed, so reinforcing your buildings is important. All structures and items can be painted to customize the look of your home, as well as placing dynamically per-pixel paintable signs, textual billboards, and other decorative objects. Shelter reduces the extremes of weather and provides security for yourself and your stash! Weapons, clothing & armor gear can also be painted to express your own visual style.



Pick seeds from the wild vegetation around you, plant them in plots that you lay down, water them and nurture them with fertilizer (everything poops after consuming calories, which can then be composted, and some fertilizer is better than others). Tend to your crops and they will grow to produce delicious and rare fruits, which can also be used to cook a plethora of logical recipes and make useful tonics! Explore to find the rarest of plant seeds that have the most powerful properties! Vegetarians & vegans can flourish, and it will be possible to master and conquer the ARK in a non-violent manner!



By bringing sufficient rare sacrificial items to special Summon locations, you can capture the attention of the one of the ARK’s god-like mythical creatures, who will arrive for battle. These gargantuan monstrosities provide an end-game goal for the most experienced groups of players and their armies of tames, and will yield extremely valuable progression items if they are defeated.



Create a Tribe and add your friends to it, and all your tames can be commanded by and allied to anyone in your Tribe. Your Tribe will also be able to respawn at any of your home spawn points. Promote members to Tribe Admins to reduce the burden of management. Distribute key items and pass-codes to provide access your shared village!



All items are crafted from Blueprints that have variable statistics and qualities, and require corresponding resources. More remote and harsh locales across the ARK tend to have better resources, including the tallest mountains, darkest caves, and depths of the ocean! Level-Up your player character by gaining experience through performance actions, Level-Up your tames, and learn new "Engrams" to be able to craft Items from memory without the use of blueprints, even if you die! Customize the underlying physical look of your character with hair, eye, and skin tones, along with an array of body proportion modifiers. As you explore the vast ARK, you'll find clues left by other Survivors who have made the ARK their home in ages past, in the form of collectible detailed 3D "Explorer Notes". By uncovering all of these, you can begin to piece together the true nature of the ARK, and discover its purpose!



Everything you craft has durability and will wear-out from extended use if not repaired, and when you leave the game, your character remains sleeping in the persistent world. Your inventory physically exists in boxes or on your character in the world. Everything can be looted & stolen, so to achieve security you must build-up, team-up, or have tames to guard your stash. Death is permanent, and you can even knock out, capture, and force-feed other players to use them for your own purposes, such as extracting their blood to for transfusions, harvesting their fecal matter to use as fertilizer, or using them as food for your carnivorous tames!



The mysterious ARK is a formidable and imposing environment, composed of many natural and unnatural structures, above-ground, below-ground, and underwater. By fully exploring its secrets, you’ll find the most exotic procedurally randomized creatures and rare blueprints. Also to be found are Explorer Notes that are dynamically updated into the game, written by previous human denizens of the ARK from across the millennia, creatively detailing the creatures and backstory of the ARK and its creatures. Fully develop your in-game ARK-map through exploration, write custom points of interest onto it, and craft a Compass or GPS coordinates to aid exploring with other players, whom you can communicate with via proximity text & voice chat, or long-distance radio. Construct & draw in-game signs for other players to help them or lead them astray... And yet.. how do you ultimately challenge the Creators and Conquer the ARK? A definitive end-game is planned.



On the 100+ player servers, your character, everything you built, and your tames, stay in-game even when you leave. You can even physically travel your character and items between the network of ARK's by accessing the Obelisks and uploading (or downloading) your data from the Steam Economy! A galaxy of ARKs, each slightly different than the previous, to leave your mark on and conquer, one at a time -- special official ARKs will be unveiled on the World-map for limited times in singular themed events with corresponding limited-run items! Furthermore, you can now design or randomize your own unique 'Procedurally Generated ARKs', for infinite replayability and endless surprises.



You can play single-player local games, and bring your character and items between unofficial player-hosted servers, back and forth from singleplayer to multiplayer. Mod the game, with full Steam Workshop support and customized Unreal Engine 4 editor. See how we built our ARK using our maps and assets as an example. Host your own server and configure your ARK precisely to your liking. We want to see what you create!



The over-the-top hyper real imagery of the ARK its creatures is brought to expressive life using a highly-customized Unreal Engine 4, with fully dynamic lighting & global illumination, weather systems (rain, fog, snow, etc) & true-to-life volumetric cloud simulation, and the latest in advanced DirectX11 and DirectX12 rendering techniques. Music by award-winning composer of "Ori and the Blind Forest", Gareth Coker!

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ARK: Survival Evolved Review

ARK: Survival Evolved is a vast and ambitious survival game, with a wide range of activities and features to explore. However, it is also a game that is plagued by technical issues, bugs, and a steep learning curve.

Despite its flaws, ARK: Survival Evolved can be a very rewarding experience. The game features a rich ecosystem of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, which can be tamed and used for transportation, combat, and resource gathering. ARK also features a deep crafting system, allowing players to create a wide range of weapons, tools, and structures.

The game's multiplayer mode is where it truly shines. Players can join tribes with other players to build settlements, tame dinosaurs, and raid other tribes. ARK's PvP mode is can be extremely competitive and brutal, but it is also incredibly rewarding to work together with your tribe to achieve victory.

Score: 7/10
  • Rich ecosystem of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures
  • Vast and ambitious open world
  • Rewarding multiplayer experience
  • Steep learning curve
  • PvP can be brutal
  • Technical issues
---{ Graphics }---

☐ You forget what reality is

☑ Beautiful

☐ Good

☐ Decent

☐ Bad

☐ Don‘t look too long at it

☐ MS-DOS

---{ Gameplay }---

☐ Very good

☑ Good

☐ It's just gameplay

☐ Mehh

☐ Watch paint dry instead

☐ Just don't

---{ Audio }---

☐ Eargasm

☐ Very good

☑ Good

☐ Not too bad

☐ Bad

☐ I'm now deaf

---{ Audience }---

☐ Kids

☑ Teens

☑ Adults

☐ Grandma

---{ PC Requirements }---

☐ Check if you can run paint

☐ Potato

☐ Decent

☐ Fast

☐ Rich boi

☑ Ask NASA if they have a spare computer

---{ Difficulty }---

☐ Just press 'W'

☐ Easy

☐ Easy to learn / Hard to master

☑ Significant brain usage

☐ Difficult

☐ Dark Souls

---{ Grind }---

☐ Nothing to grind

☐ Only if u care about leaderboards/ranks

☐ Isn't necessary to progress

☐ Average grind level

☐ Too much grind

☑ You'll need a second live for grinding

---{ Story }---

☑ Story?

☐ Some lore

☐ Average

☐ Good

☐ Lovely

☐ It'll replace your life

---{ Game Time }---

☐ Long enough for a cup of coffee

☐ Short

☐ Average

☐ Long

☑ To infinity and beyond

---{ Price }---

☐ It's free!

☑ Worth the price

☐ If it's on sale

☐ If u have some spare money left

☐ Not recommended

☐ You could also just burn your money

---{ Bugs }---

☐ Never heard of

☐ Minor bugs

☐ Can get annoying

☑ ARK: Survival Evolved

☐ The game itself is a big terrarium for bugs

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☐ 10
This game is what brung me back to my Dino friends

heck my pfp as of writing is king titan in yoshi colours

it's a bit difficult but still very great game

note: this game is getting a remake with improvements in graphical power and textures so if you're seeing this and it's past or on august when it releases get that
  • Fun and Good Graphics
  • Dinosaurs
  • Great Lore
  • Hard
  • little bit of bugs
Servers Closing soon. Beware. Only playable on unofficial servers or single player after August 2023.

Overall the game is fairly decent. I only play single player as had issues with Official servers.
  • Lack of bug fixes in current version of game.
  • Being pillered out of base building on official servers
this game is a piling heap of dog mess tht the devs dont give a shity on how they treat there players having threre snail games devs playn the gam3ee and also cheating and they dont get banned its the ppl tht dont cheat tht are getting banned as they snail games are just pure fukn skumbagas and thery will never get another penny from me thts for dam sure and if i was any of ues thinking in buying it for god saKE pls dont give them ur money as it dont go to wildcard atall jkust tht slithery fakers snail games fuk them save ur money forrm a better game conan exiles is a way better choice if u ask me lol

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  • steal ur money then ask for more when thry even said ASA was going tom be a free upgrade but no snail wants tht cash
  • everythingh stinks abt the games developers and ther snail games ripping ppl of just cause there shares are well plumitn
  • they are oner of the worst publishers i have ever heard of holding wildcard to ransome on wht they can and cant do JOKE
I love this game, mods make it even better. Who doesn't want to ride a t Rex into battle leading an army of raptors while your tribe soars overhead with dragons. It's the best thing since sliced bread.
I have wanted this game for years now I finally got it on steam it only took about like 2 minutes and boom the game started downloading. I would give the website 10/10 so I would recommend this website for anyone looking to buy a game for a cheap price.
Absolutely one of the best games I've ever played! If you get bored, just isntalled some Mods and the fun goes on. And who doesn't love dinosaures? They are so much fun to tame, ride, feed and breed :)
The best game out there if you ask me, with the free maps alone, you have thousands of hours of playtime when you "clear" the maps all. There is so much to do, the quality is less but this certainly does not make the playing experience any worse.

Hosting your own servers is less popular, there are often problems and often updates that cause problems.
But if you play on a properly functioning server, it is really a great game.

And with the many DLCs you can still have several thousand hours of playtime, it's really unbelievable that a game can be so extensive.

100% recommended
  • thousands of hours of playtime
  • Alot of (free) maps
  • Alot of extra DLC's
  • So many things to do
  • Just everything is a +
Fun to Play with Friends! Not so Optimized.. But It's OK if you like Survival Games and the era of Dino's! Graphic's are Stunning! The Mehanics and Physichs are Amazing! But if just the game is more Optimized I would give a better Feedback!
I have it a score of 0 (ZERO) out of 100. -- meaning this website. Stop listing a game that will never be in stock, and stop using big games to play your little bait and switch games, as is what'd going on here. Let's bait them here for a ridiculously low price for a popular game and then they'll see it's sold out, not wonder if you're lying about ever having it in stock again at this same low price, and since they're here they'll go browsing at all the other games. It's the most elementary, sorta douch-bag way of getting business out there.
I will say 1 thing
People can run with 180% movement speed on officials and most servers are laggy as sht
You WILL be playing on low graphics if you want to have more than 30 fps even with a 1080 (when playing online) cause there are huge bases and a lot of animals in there
Taming takes too long and pvp is not the most balanced

But for some fkin reason i still play this so , watch some videos before u buy it
Actually good game, but if you can become upset very easily I don´t recommend you this game. Like believe me I have some practice with it lmao. Otherwise this game is absolutely brilliant! Play it with friend, you will have better experience.:)
  • Good multiplayer experience.
  • You can play it solo.
  • Good building experience.
  • You can have your own server
  • Good fighting experience
  • Can turn to rage game.
  • If they raid you you will be actually really mad.
  • There are raptors and other dinosaurs who will try to kill ya everywhere.
  • Very much bugs
  • Shit servers with 1000 ms/s
I have wanted this game for years now I finally got it on steam it only took about like 2 minutes and boom the game started downloading. I would give the website 10/10 so I would recommend this website for anyone looking to buy a game for a cheap price.
It's entertaining and an outstanding game to play with your friends. It is a harsh environment, but it is worth playing you get to experience how the dinosaurs walk around, and it's exciting. All in all, it is a beautiful game, and I recommend it to anyone!
  • Fun
  • Fun to play with friends
  • Lots of aspects
  • endless amounts of ground to explore
  • Glitchy (I have a shit mac)
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  • Such meh
  • Dea
  • Not meh
  • Daa
Its good, good textures, good gameplay, and good for lets playing but the engine is not the best, some fps drops but its still good, and the purchase was easy, bougth it with Paysafecard and it was Direct Redeemable!
I will just say ASSERTION FAILED...I think I bought a game for free because I just can't run it all the time CRASH when I want to enter the server.There is no concrete reverberation anywhere and the game does nothing about it ... Very badly done by ark developers.
  • ASSERTION FAILED
  • ASSERTION FAILED
This game is super fun. I like it so much I got it for 3 of my buddies so we can roam together. Its got the survival, pvp, builder aspect with freaking Dinosaurs. If the graphics were better I would give it 100.
  • Playability
  • entertainment
  • Graphics sub-par
The game is not what i expected, firstly the graphics are so bad they gave me nausea while playing, no joke.
The IA is spongy, it looks like you're fighting against robots with a dinosaur skin... All along the game you have no objective or so, you just farm to have better equipement and a good base which can (& will) be raided by some full stuffed players. The 3rd person camera really s*cks, you can't fight/loot/ride while on. I will not talk about all the cliping/graphic glitches...

The only good things are the crafting system similar to Rust, the metabolism system where you can die from cold, fatigue, poison, etc... & the interesting biomes.
  • Surviving system
  • Ergonomic crafting system
  • Large biomes
  • Flat graphics
  • Braindead AI
  • Pointless open-world
  • Lots of glitches
  • Full of cancer players
Awersome game whit huge world and giamt randomnes. The game is one of the best survival games i had ever seen. It has a good open world, lot of creatures, servers, multiplayer/singlerplayer a d a lot more.
  • Big open world
  • Lot of creatures
  • It's a bit hard(has chalange)
  • Need to pay to make your own server
The worst game I have ever bought or played, I cant believe I waited for this and all of the DLC to install.
It is unbelievably terrible, with no actual point in the game.

If you were ever going to consider buying this game... DONT!!

Buy RUST instead.
  • Awful
  • Graphics
  • Rendering
  • No story or aim
  • Waste of time
A good game to play with others or yourself however the base version is designed around team (tribe) play in the terms of limited amount of item unlocks and difficulty. Very easy to modify this though to make it more single player friendly. The graphics are great and each new creature seems fresh. I was blown away at points at their size or model design, it is an extremely good looking game. The natural hair growth is a nice touch too. The fact you can, and should, tame dinos which each have a purpose, from land/air/water mounts to harvesters and attackers, adds a lot of depth to learning about what works and what does not.

The difficulty curve is extremely punishing and sometimes out right unfair. One example of this is spawning in a designated "easy" area of the map to be immediately attacked by a dinosaur as you come out of your wake up animation and find yourself dead before you can do much more than look at your predator. This happened on various occasions and with all your loot being tied to your corpse which after a second death no longer has a marker, it becomes a frustrating matter which is extremely off putting. I had to restart on multiple occasions and as my skill improved, so did my survival time however that does not make it player friendly.
  • Graphics
  • Model/Creature Design
  • NPC Taming Uses
  • Easily Moddable
  • Tough Difficulty Curve
  • NPC's Spawn Killing
  • Hard to track lost equipment
  • Not aimed at single play
Good game, you must have it. Great game with great graphics. No bugs, easy to play. Very good game comparing in other new games. Shooting, running, killing. One of the great adventures you will enjoy for sure.
Nice, and super cool game, i love game like that, and i wont every day to play. ARK is the best. I suggest all my friends to play this game. And next year i buy DLC for ARK to play. ARK is the best yea
  • Super cool game
  • Graphic super
ARK ist wirklich ein tolles Spiel. Man hat viele Möglichkeiten. Jedoch ist es z.B. im Singleplayer relativ langweilig deswegen meine Empfehlung: Spielt mit min. 1 mitspieler da sonst das Spiel leider relativ langweilig wird.
  • Großer umfang
  • Wird nach einiger Zeit relativ langweilig
Very badly executed/optimized game! I have an i5 8400, GTX 1060 Gaming X 6gb and 16GB of RAM and the game still runs awful, even on the lowest preset you don't get much FPS. Except the performance of the game there are tons of bugs aswell.
I love the game the graphics, the dinosaurs all of it its a great game! The way the game is set up to me it seems like a really cool game. The adventuring aspect of the game is really cool. This is a brilliant game for anyone who likes adventure and/or survival
  • Dinosaurs and the graphics
  • The way the game is set up its really cool
  • Nothing much apart from a few minor bugs
Great game with amazing graphics. With a good desktop you can have a great experience in game, some little bugs, but's a great game for play online with friends. Recommend it ;)
Make a team and play this great game ;)
  • great Graphics for a good desktop
  • Online with friends it's great
  • some bugs, nothing out normal.

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