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PixARK Review

By BwwDtt | 30 October 2019
Average: 10 (1 vote)

Pixark is a survival open-world sandbox MMO, developed by Snail Games. The game bases on another game, ARK: Survival Evolved.

  • Lots of oficial and private servers
  • More than 100 freaky creatures to tame and fight
  • Wide open world
  • An opportunity to show your creativity

Pixark Gameplay

Pixark is a survival sandbox MMO based on setting of ARK: Survival Evolved. Pixark was released in early access for Windows in March of 2018. The game is also available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

Once you have chosen the platform and bought a game, the first thing you need to do is create your character. In PixArk, you can change your character's gender, appearance, and clothing. The character creation editor is pretty nice here. The developers did not follow the path of most of the voxel sandbox games -- they created their unique character model. It looks pretty funny on its own, but you can give it any shape -- who knows, maybe your hero will be a cute little pie or a terrifying beast.

After you decide on the appearance of the character, you will be transferred to the game. Your main goal is to create a shelter before dinosaurs eat you. Also, you have a few other activities to choose from: you can get resources, craft something useful, complete quests, or try to tame one of the terrible monsters that are hunting you.

The building is one of the core activities of the game. You will start building in the first minutes of the game. This part of PixARK is aesthetically pleasant and pacifying. You have to assemble a building from cubes made of resources you got. It is a challenge for your creativity and architect skills.

Players can gather almost everything in this game. You can pick up sticks, rocks, straws, wood, and dirt, and even more, it will be useful for crafting. You can make your first temporary shelter with these resources. Such bases look ugly, but with this help, you can safely survive the first time and collect enough materials to build a great house.

Most likely, at first, you can only make a cozy cave or a simple house out of dirt, but over time you will have enough resources to build something more. The game gives you room for action: you can deconstruct the building that did not work out for you, so there is no need to worry about the resources being wasted.

The next main activity is crafting. To craft something, you have to unlock an Engram - a recipe for a thing you want to make. Engrams are opening with leveling, or you can buy some with Engram Points.

As for quests, PixARK has five types of it. Among them: crafting, hunting, planting, creature taming, and exploration quests. One of each type can only be completed once a day. To get a quest, you have to find a Quest Mailbox. The reward will be delivered there too.

But the most exciting thing about Pixark is taming. Each creature has its conditions for it. If you want to make friends with an aggressive monster, first, you need to kick it well. You can knock out the creature with a stick or a slingshot if you're level 10 or higher. Be careful not to kill the animal. If you don't want to kick your dino or it is too aggressive, you can craft a Sleepy Potion for it.

After that, you need to offer the beast its favorite food. If the creature does not treat you aggressively, you can entice it with a yummy. You can use tamed animals for any purpose you want. For example, you can ride them, hunt on them, harvest or transport items. For a newplayers, tamed creatures stays with you only three days, so you will have to tame a lot.

Remember that different monsters are found in different biomes. To search for some of them, you will have to travel pretty much around the world.

Since you always need to eat something, you can create your plantation. You need to find some seeds, then plant and water it.
Parasaur and Triceratops will help you find seeds. You need to ride them through bushes, and the seeds will add to your inventory.
The right place for a farm is by water. Then you don't need to make an irrigation system.
As soon as the plants grow, you can harvest them - or send your dinosaurs to do this. Parasaur and Triceratops are great farmworkers.

PixARK is a perfect game for players who want to relax and spend their evening in a pleasant company of voxel creatures. It is also a child-friendly game so that you can play with your kids.

PixARK System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 64 bit
  • File Size: 15 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: GTX 660 2GB / Radeon HD 7870 2GB
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
  • File Size: 15 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)