Ark: Survival Evolved is a dinosaur survival game, an immersive and exciting open-world survival game that immerses players in a harsh and unforgiving prehistoric world filled with danger and adventure. The game occurs on a mysterious island. Players must gather resources, build shelter, and fend off hostile creatures to survive.
With its vast open-world environment and diverse range of creatures, the game offers a unique and thrilling experience for players looking for a challenging and immersive survival experience.
ARK Survival Evolved – Dinosaur Survival Game Review
One of my favorite features of Ark is the ability to tame and ride various creatures found on the island, as I love taming and having a pack of companions with me. You can tame almost everything as a player, from small dinosaurs to giant mammoths. Even the largest dinosaur – Titanosaur – is tamable. Even though it is only for 24 hours, it is still! And uses them to aid hunting and transportation.
The taming can be challenging, depending on your survival and hunting skills. But the payoff is worth it. You can ride a massive T-Rex or fly on the back of a Quetzal.
The graphics and sound design of the game are excellent, with beautiful landscapes and a diverse range of creatures that add to the overall immersion of the game. Fly high or dive deep; it’s a beautiful world!
The vast and varied environment has different biomes to explore and discover. Alone, the base game offers a few other maps. All of them provide different creatures and beautiful places to find. There’s always something new to learn and explore, from lush forests to barren deserts. The whole environment can be accessible to you or extremely tough, as you not only have to deal with basic needs such as hunger and thirst but also with the weather or an aggressively wild running T-Rex.
Depending on you and your skills, there is something for everyone. Those challenges create a sense of urgency and add to the overall tension of the game.
Ark Survival Evolved offers single-player mode, but you can also group up with friends or several people on a server and conquer the island together.
The game has a crafting and building system, which allows one to create structures, weapons, and tools such as traps and saddles—building your basement and equipping your mount with a saddle. I love that. Farming all the resources and building up the basement I need is – after the taming – my favorite thing to do in that game.
Ark is one of my favorite dinosaur games because of its vast, beautiful islands and all their possibilities. It’s a great dinosaur survival game. I have yet to discover all of their islands fully, but it’s a game I constantly return to whenever I am in the mood to tame and fight with dinosaurs.
I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s up for kids, at least not for the little ones. Even tho the official age rating says 8 years. PvE might be more for 13+ kids.
It gives so many options as a player; you can farm and craft with the help of your tamed dinosaurs and other creatures. But you’ll stay the human, you can’t play as a dinosaur in that case.
The world is beautifully designed, and – as long as it runs smoothly – it’s a great experience.
Survival games have a particular challenge point, but it’s enjoyable once you figure it out.
One big negative point I consider pretty necessary to mention is that the game has high system requirements to get it running smoothly on the PC. I played it on my PS4, Switch, and PC and always loved the experience, but in the end, I enjoyed it the most on the PC.
Although it’s not entirely free, you should watch the stores. They constantly give a discount, and sometimes, the game is included.
Have you played Ark: Survival Evolved? Do you plan to? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!