Hungry, naked and shaking from cold, you wake up on the shore of the mystical island named Ark. The game includes all classic survival elements: hunting, material gathering, crafting, farming, exploring new technologies and building shelters. And all of that in a vivid prehistoric environment! Your survival depends solely on you. Are you strong enough to challenge this wild world?
Ride a dino!
The game features over 80 species of primeval fauna you can tame. Once you find and tame one of these creatures, you will have control over it. Your orders will be influenced by how well you were able to get together with and train your charge. Some pets can carry various kinds of cargos, others can be ridden. Fly on a pterosaur over the peaks of the wild mountains covered with snow, transport your allies behind hostile walls, crash through the base of a hostile tribe on a huge brontosaur or track your prey on a tyrannosaur’s back! Enter a living and breathing ecosystem with its hierarchy where you need to find your own way to survive!
Harsh realities of wild life
To keep up existence, you need to eat and drink. Every sort of plant and meat has its own nutritious value. Berries and plants can be either gathered in the forest or grown in the field. Water the earth, take care of your garden and you won’t run short of food. From unique fruits and herbs you are also capable of making useful remedies. You need to constantly have water in your backpack to supply your house with enough provision since finding a source of water can be an issue. Your every action affects the parameters of thirst and hunger, so long trips can be rather dangerous. The higher is the weight of your luggage the more you will slow down. Add fluctuations of temperature time depending on the time of the day and there is constant threat hanging over you. Start a fire, set up a shelter, produce clothes and armor to protect you from extreme temperatures and dangers.
Craft and invent
Using materials available on the islands, you can knock together a great diversity of instruments and weapons. All items are built according to drafts, each of them has quality and parameters that vary. More remote parts of the island (the depth of caves and ocean, the peaks of mountains) offer rarer resources that allow you to build more unique and efficient stuff. When your level increases, you can learn a new engram enabling you to create things by memory. Starting from a basic spear and axe, you’ll advance into the modern era with its rifles, radios, even scuba costumes.
Create your own tribe
To maximize your chances of survival by joining a tribe your creating your own one. You can invite friends to team up with your against other settlements. People comprising the tribe can also respawn in one of the houses after the death. When you join a tribe, you get a pass code to the village. Without it, nobody can enter. Surviving on your own might be thrilling, but it’s even more interesting to act together!
Ark: Survival Evolved is certainly a game that is worth your attention. Highly detailed visuals, diverse ecosystems with numerous prehistoric fauna species, an amazing tech tree and plenty of multiplayer options, along with challenging gameplay, will keep you occupied for hours! Try your chances in the wild Jurassic jungle and escape back to civilization!