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ARK: Survival Evolved Review

By BwwDtt | 09 December 2019
Average: 5.1 (7 votes)

ARK: Survival Evolved is an open-world survival multiplayer game developed by Studio Wildcard under their publisher.

  • Huge open world
  • Availability of downloadable content
  • Advanced crafting and construction system
  • Ability to tame wild animals

ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved has long been positioned as an indie project, but later became a large-scale game, warmly received by the entire community.

There is no storyline. However, this does not prevent other people from building theories about the ARK world and putting forward their guesses about what is happening in the game. Developers provide an opportunity to find out the answers to some basic plot questions by moving up the evolutionary ladder.

The gameplay is associated with survival in the wild of the dinosaur world. Events can develop both on one of the community’s shared servers, and in a private lobby for fans to play directly with friends.

The gameplay of ARK: Survival Evolved begins with character customization. Here, the player will be able to customize the appearance: face, body shape, hair and skin colour. The editor is advanced, so you can also adjust the shape of the skull, height, etc. Besides, it is possible to choose the starting point for the appearance of the hero. Each of the proposed areas varies in the difficulty of survival. For beginners unfamiliar with the basics of the game, it is recommended to choose light points and, in the course of evolutionary progress, move to locations of higher complexity.

The main goal of ARK: Survival Evolved is evolution through survival. The world is rather unfriendly towards the player, so you need to be careful when meeting with each of the representatives of the local fauna. There are over a hundred inhabitants, some of which can be tamed. ARK boasts the presence of both ancient creatures, such as dinosaurs and fantastic with mythical ones - wyverns, golems, karkinos, etc.

While your stay in the game world, you will have to continually fight for survival, while equipping your base, making discoveries and not forgetting to take care of the physiological needs of the character.

The resource collection mechanics are classic for games of this genre. Initially, having the most primitive types of tools will have to deal with the long and painstaking collection of necessary raw materials, with which later it will be possible to make a technological leap.

There is a well-developed crafting system. The possibilities of creating new items will grow along with the level progress of the game character. For example, at first fighting with a spear later it will be possible to create an automaton and then improve it with various modifications.

ARK: Survival Evolved - first of all, a multiplayer game and the success of survival in the world will directly depend on interaction with other users.

Structural mechanics ARK: Survival Evolved is similar to the mechanics of The Forest and Rust. By using various ramps, beams and platforms, the player will be able to create multi-level buildings of varying degrees of complexity. The game also has multiple decor elements and details, with the help of which it will be possible to create all kinds of mechanisms, such as a water supply system. The house acts as the primary protection against dinosaurs and extreme climatic conditions.

ARK: Survival Evolved is a quality multiplayer survival simulator, recommended for all fans of hardcore and titles such as The Forest, Rust and Conan Exiles.

ARK: Survival Evolved System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400
  • File Size: 60 GB
  • OS: Win 7

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics Card: Radeon HD 7870 2GB
  • CPU: AMD FX-8320 or better
  • File Size: 60 GB
  • OS: Win 7 / 8 / 10