- Release date: 6/12/2017
- Developer: WILDCARD PROPERTIES
- Genre: Action
- Content rating: ESRB Teen
ARK: Survival Evolved
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ARK: Survival Evolved is a survival game in the action-adventure genre. You are stranded on an island where you have to survive by gathering and utilizing resources, taming wild creatures, and fighting against opponents.
The game has been developed by Studio Wildcard. The designing team has done a commendable job while accomplishing the job of rendering attention-grabbing graphics. However, they have failed to provide necessary finesse. For example, the mobility of dinosaurs is not perfect. You can notice delays or abnormal reactions.
But, these glitches are too minute to notice. As a complete package, you just cannot ask for more. As the game is set in the prehistoric surroundings, you can expect some mind-boggling creations.
The survival games test your patience and instigate you to enhance your creativity. The same is applicable for ARK: Survival Evolved as well. At a certain point in time, you might feel exaggerated due extensive time-consuming activities.
You can play the game in either first-person perspective or third-person perspective depending on your comfort level. You can play the game in the solo mode or multiplayer mode.
As a survivor, you are stranded on the island. Now, you can build your base by collecting resources available on the island. For example, you build your defense base or build a hut with a scenic view on the front side. Install furniture in the house, make weapons, craft tools, and much more.
You can also tame dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals and use them as your rides. Plan an attack on the enemies and use your pets for the conveyance or unleash them during attacks. As you proceed further in the game, you will garner points for collecting resources, accomplishing missions, and so on.
The controls in the game are applicable for various purposes. These include fighting with enemies, gathering and utilizing resources, building infrastructure, and much more. Hence, you have to be cautious of the controls that are necessary to accomplish the job.
Further, sometimes, you will witness abnormal behavior when you give the command to your pets. As there is so much to do in the game, perfection becomes impossible to attain. Nevertheless, you can easily get accustomed to the game settings.
Replay Value: 4
The open-ended gameplay ensures that you don’t get confined to specified activities. You can embark on infinite missions that will keep you engaged. Hence, if you are bored of playing games with predefined and confined gameplay, you can consider investing your time in ARK: Survival Evolved.
As the activities are endless, you witness a new adventure every time you play the game. Further, as it incorporates PvP mode, you should be ready to face skilled opponents that can pose a stiff competition.
As mentioned earlier, you need to apply tactics and principles to survive on an island inhabited by prehistoric creatures. Since there are numerous ways to achieve this, you can expect a high level of user engagement. ARK: Survival Evolved is successful in captivating user attention.
However, certain glitches may disappoint the users. For example, you are using prehistoric tools and weapons, and your opponent blows your head with a sniper shot. This technological diversity may look biased but that’s how the game is.
If survival games excite you, purchase ARK: Survival Evolved for an exhilarating survival experience on a dangerous and wildlife-abundant island.
Pros : Open-ended gameplay
Solo and multiplayer mode
Can be played in online and offline mode
Cons : Demands patience and creative instinct
May perform sluggishly on shared servers
Replay Value 4.0