A massive action-adventure survival video game with 80+ unique dinosaurs!

ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

  -  Paid
  • Latest Version

    ARK: Survival Evolved LATEST

  • Review by

    Jack Taylor

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Studio Wildcard / External Link

ARK: Survival Evolved is a massively multiplayer action-adventure RPG developed by Studio Wildcard and with cooperation with several other studios.

The game provides gamers with the visually stunning rendition of the prehistoric tropical island where they have to learn how to survive in a world where dangers do not come only from natural elements, but also large roaming dinosaurs and other wildlife.

As with many other “survival” games, players start with almost nothing and are quickly required to learn how to survive by hunting, harvesting resources, crafting, growing their food, build shelters, research ever more advanced technologies, and even kill, catch, tame and breed dinosaurs.

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The game can be played from either first-person or third-person perspective, with numerous systems for advancements, the ability to carry tools, defense gear, and weapons, ride animals (which of course include dinosaurs of all types and sizes). In addition to the single-player mode, one of the most popular ways to play ARK Survival Evolved is in a large-scale PvE online mode where all players on a server can form a thriving and evolving tribe that can organize their cities, tame dinosaurs, and build structures.

Originally developed as a crowdfunded project that landed on PC platform during 2017, ARK: Survival Evolved has managed to evolve into a thriving project that has not only expanded to other platforms but has also received a wide variety of upgrades and content addons that include four DLC expansions and recently introduced Season Pass.

Today, the game features more than 100 wild dinosaurs, an incredible variety of systems for advancing your character and tribe status, extensive RPG crafting systems, a hardcore mechanic that tries to emulate real-life (physical exhaustion, sleep, ability to loot and steal almost everything you can carry and much more), focus on the exploration of wild environments, world and item persistence, robust mod support, and even evolving support for latest rendering techniques that make this game one of the most beautiful in the segment of MMO games.

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ARK: Survival Evolved can be played today on a wide variety of modern gaming PC configurations that can handle the powerful and highly versatile Unreal Engine 4, that powers the visuals and gameplay elements of this large game.

How to Play

Install the Game
  • Purchase and download from Steam or Epic Games Store.
  • Install and launch the game.
Create Your Character
  • Customize appearance and choose a spawn region.
Basic Survival
  • Gather Resources: Collect wood, stone, berries.
  • Craft Tools: Make basic tools and weapons.
  • Build Shelter: Construct a simple hut.
  • Hunt & Tame: Hunt for food and tame dinosaurs.
Level Up
  • Perform activities to gain XP.
  • Improve attributes and unlock new crafting recipes.
  • Discover different biomes and resources.
  • Be wary of predators and environmental hazards.
  • Join a server (PVE or PVP).
  • Form or join tribes for cooperation.
  • Use in-game chat for communication.
Advanced Tips
  • Taming: Knock out and feed dinosaurs to tame.
  • Base Building: Create secure bases with defenses.
  • Breeding: Breed dinosaurs for stronger offspring.
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System Requirements
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 10/11 (64-bit versions)
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

  • Immersive Graphics: Stunning visual details and lifelike environments.
  • Diverse Creatures: Vast array of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals to tame and fight.
  • Extensive Crafting: Comprehensive crafting system with endless possibilities.
  • Multiplayer Experience: Cooperative and competitive gameplay with friends.
  • Expansive World: Large open-world maps with unique biomes and hidden secrets.
  • Performance Issues: Frequent lag and optimization problems.
  • Steep Learning Curve: Complex mechanics and survival aspects can be overwhelming.
  • Time-Consuming: Requires significant time investment for progress.
  • High System Requirements: Demanding on hardware, limiting accessibility.
Also Available: Download ARK: Survival Evolved for Mac

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