ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

70
80% Positive / 206570 Ratings

RELEASE DATE

Aug 27, 2017

DEVELOPER / PUBLISHER

Studio Wildcard,Instinct Games,Efecto Studios,Virtual Basement LLC / Studio Wildcard

TAGS

    ActionAdventureIndieMassively MultiplayerRPG

ARK: Genesis Part Two!

Your quest for ultimate survival is now complete with the launch of ARK: Genesis Part 2! Survivors will conclude the ARK storyline while adventuring through exotic new worlds with all-new mission-based gameplay. Discover, utilize and master new creatures, new craftable items, weapons, and structures unlike anything you have seen yet! The saga is now complete, and hundreds of hours of new story-oriented ARK gameplay await you!

Purchased as part of the ARK: Genesis Season Pass you gain access to two new huge story-oriented expansion packs -- Genesis Part 1 and Genesis Part 2 (new!) -- as well as a 'Noglin' Chibi cosmetic, a ‘Shadowmane’ Chibi cosmetic, a new cosmetic armor set, and an in-game, artificially intelligent companion called ‘HLN-A’ who can scan additional hidden Explorer Notes found throughout the other ARKs.

Features the voiceover talent of David Tennant (Doctor Who, Good Omens) playing the villainous Sir Edmund Rockwell, and Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Dora and the Lost City of Gold) as in-game robotic AI companion HLN-A/Helena Walker.

About the Game

As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing and starving on the shores of a mysterious island called ARK, you must hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements. Use your cunning and resources to kill or tame & breed the leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land, and team up with or prey on hundreds of other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

Dinosaurs, Creatures, & Breeding! -- over 100+ creatures can be tamed using a challenging capture-&-affinity process, involving weakening a feral creature to knock it unconscious, and then nursing it back to health with appropriate food. Once tamed, you can issue commands to your tames, which it may follow depending on how well you’ve tamed and trained it. Tames, which can continue to level-up and consume food, can also carry Inventory and Equipment such as Armor, carry prey back to your settlement depending on their strength, and larger tames can be ridden and directly controlled! Fly a Pterodactyl over the snow-capped mountains, lift allies over enemy walls, race through the jungle with a pack of Raptors, tromp through an enemy base along a gigantic brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex! Take part in a dynamic ecosystem life-cycle with its own predator & prey hierarchies, where you are just one creature among many species struggling for dominance and survival. Tames can also be mated with the opposite gender, to selectively breed successive generations using a trait system based on recombinant genetic inheritance. This process includes both egg-based incubation and mammalian gestation lifecycles! Or put more simply, raise babies!

You must eat and drink to survive, with different kinds of plants & meat having different nutritional properties, including human meat. Ensuring a supply of fresh water to your home and inventory is a pressing concern. All physical actions come at a cost of food and water, long-distance travel is fraught with subsistence peril! Inventory weight makes you move slower, and the day/night cycle along with randomized weather patterns add another layer of challenge by altering the temperature of the environment, causing you to hunger or thirst more quickly. Build a fire or shelter, and craft a large variety of customizable clothing & armors, to help protect yourself against locational damage & extreme temperatures using the dynamic indoor/outdoor insulation calculation system!

By chopping down forests full of trees and mining metal and other precious resources, you can craft the parts to build massive multi-leveled structures composed of complex snap-linked parts, including ramps, beams, pillars, windows, doors, gates, remote gates, trapdoors, water pipes, faucets, generators, wires and all manner of electrical devices, and ladders among many other types. Structures have a load system to fall apart if enough support has been destroyed, so reinforcing your buildings is important. All structures and items can be painted to customize the look of your home, as well as placing dynamically per-pixel paintable signs, textual billboards, and other decorative objects. Shelter reduces the extremes of weather and provides security for yourself and your stash! Weapons, clothing & armor gear can also be painted to express your own visual style.

Pick seeds from the wild vegetation around you, plant them in plots that you lay down, water them and nurture them with fertilizer (everything poops after consuming calories, which can then be composted, and some fertilizer is better than others). Tend to your crops and they will grow to produce delicious and rare fruits, which can also be used to cook a plethora of logical recipes and make useful tonics! Explore to find the rarest of plant seeds that have the most powerful properties! Vegetarians & vegans can flourish, and it will be possible to master and conquer the ARK in a non-violent manner!

By bringing sufficient rare sacrificial items to special Summon locations, you can capture the attention of the one of the ARK’s god-like mythical creatures, who will arrive for battle. These gargantuan monstrosities provide an end-game goal for the most experienced groups of players and their armies of tames, and will yield extremely valuable progression items if they are defeated.

Create a Tribe and add your friends to it, and all your tames can be commanded by and allied to anyone in your Tribe. Your Tribe will also be able to respawn at any of your home spawn points. Promote members to Tribe Admins to reduce the burden of management. Distribute key items and pass-codes to provide access your shared village!

All items are crafted from Blueprints that have variable statistics and qualities, and require corresponding resources. More remote and harsh locales across the ARK tend to have better resources, including the tallest mountains, darkest caves, and depths of the ocean! Level-Up your player character by gaining experience through performance actions, Level-Up your tames, and learn new "Engrams" to be able to craft Items from memory without the use of blueprints, even if you die! Customize the underlying physical look of your character with hair, eye, and skin tones, along with an array of body proportion modifiers. As you explore the vast ARK, you'll find clues left by other Survivors who have made the ARK their home in ages past, in the form of collectible detailed 3D "Explorer Notes". By uncovering all of these, you can begin to piece together the true nature of the ARK, and discover its purpose!

Everything you craft has durability and will wear-out from extended use if not repaired, and when you leave the game, your character remains sleeping in the persistent world. Your inventory physically exists in boxes or on your character in the world. Everything can be looted & stolen, so to achieve security you must build-up, team-up, or have tames to guard your stash. Death is permanent, and you can even knock out, capture, and force-feed other players to use them for your own purposes, such as extracting their blood to for transfusions, harvesting their fecal matter to use as fertilizer, or using them as food for your carnivorous tames!

The mysterious ARK is a formidable and imposing environment, composed of many natural and unnatural structures, above-ground, below-ground, and underwater. By fully exploring its secrets, you’ll find the most exotic procedurally randomized creatures and rare blueprints. Also to be found are Explorer Notes that are dynamically updated into the game, written by previous human denizens of the ARK from across the millennia, creatively detailing the creatures and backstory of the ARK and its creatures. Fully develop your in-game ARK-map through exploration, write custom points of interest onto it, and craft a Compass or GPS coordinates to aid exploring with other players, whom you can communicate with via proximity text & voice chat, or long-distance radio. Construct & draw in-game signs for other players to help them or lead them astray... And yet.. how do you ultimately challenge the Creators and Conquer the ARK? A definitive end-game is planned.

On the 100+ player servers, your character, everything you built, and your tames, stay in-game even when you leave. You can even physically travel your character and items between the network of ARK's by accessing the Obelisks and uploading (or downloading) your data from the Steam Economy! A galaxy of ARKs, each slightly different than the previous, to leave your mark on and conquer, one at a time -- special official ARKs will be unveiled on the World-map for limited times in singular themed events with corresponding limited-run items! Furthermore, you can now design or randomize your own unique 'Procedurally Generated ARKs', for infinite replayability and endless surprises.

You can play single-player local games, and bring your character and items between unofficial player-hosted servers, back and forth from singleplayer to multiplayer. Mod the game, with full Steam Workshop support and customized Unreal Engine 4 editor. See how we built our ARK using our maps and assets as an example. Host your own server and configure your ARK precisely to your liking. We want to see what you create!

The over-the-top hyper real imagery of the ARK its creatures is brought to expressive life using a highly-customized Unreal Engine 4, with fully dynamic lighting & global illumination, weather systems (rain, fog, snow, etc) & true-to-life volumetric cloud simulation, and the latest in advanced DirectX11 and DirectX12 rendering techniques. Music by award-winning composer of "Ori and the Blind Forest", Gareth Coker!

ARK: Survival Evolved pc price

ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved pc price

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80% Positive / 206570 Ratings

Aug 27, 2017 / Studio Wildcard,Instinct Games,Efecto Studios,Virtual Basement LLC / Studio Wildcard

    ActionAdventureIndieMassively MultiplayerRPG
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Game Description

ARK: Genesis Part Two!

Your quest for ultimate survival is now complete with the launch of ARK: Genesis Part 2! Survivors will conclude the ARK storyline while adventuring through exotic new worlds with all-new mission-based gameplay. Discover, utilize and master new creatures, new craftable items, weapons, and structures unlike anything you have seen yet! The saga is now complete, and hundreds of hours of new story-oriented ARK gameplay await you!

Purchased as part of the ARK: Genesis Season Pass you gain access to two new huge story-oriented expansion packs -- Genesis Part 1 and Genesis Part 2 (new!) -- as well as a 'Noglin' Chibi cosmetic, a ‘Shadowmane’ Chibi cosmetic, a new cosmetic armor set, and an in-game, artificially intelligent companion called ‘HLN-A’ who can scan additional hidden Explorer Notes found throughout the other ARKs.

Features the voiceover talent of David Tennant (Doctor Who, Good Omens) playing the villainous Sir Edmund Rockwell, and Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Dora and the Lost City of Gold) as in-game robotic AI companion HLN-A/Helena Walker.

About the Game

As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing and starving on the shores of a mysterious island called ARK, you must hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements. Use your cunning and resources to kill or tame & breed the leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land, and team up with or prey on hundreds of other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

Dinosaurs, Creatures, & Breeding! -- over 100+ creatures can be tamed using a challenging capture-&-affinity process, involving weakening a feral creature to knock it unconscious, and then nursing it back to health with appropriate food. Once tamed, you can issue commands to your tames, which it may follow depending on how well you’ve tamed and trained it. Tames, which can continue to level-up and consume food, can also carry Inventory and Equipment such as Armor, carry prey back to your settlement depending on their strength, and larger tames can be ridden and directly controlled! Fly a Pterodactyl over the snow-capped mountains, lift allies over enemy walls, race through the jungle with a pack of Raptors, tromp through an enemy base along a gigantic brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex! Take part in a dynamic ecosystem life-cycle with its own predator & prey hierarchies, where you are just one creature among many species struggling for dominance and survival. Tames can also be mated with the opposite gender, to selectively breed successive generations using a trait system based on recombinant genetic inheritance. This process includes both egg-based incubation and mammalian gestation lifecycles! Or put more simply, raise babies!

You must eat and drink to survive, with different kinds of plants & meat having different nutritional properties, including human meat. Ensuring a supply of fresh water to your home and inventory is a pressing concern. All physical actions come at a cost of food and water, long-distance travel is fraught with subsistence peril! Inventory weight makes you move slower, and the day/night cycle along with randomized weather patterns add another layer of challenge by altering the temperature of the environment, causing you to hunger or thirst more quickly. Build a fire or shelter, and craft a large variety of customizable clothing & armors, to help protect yourself against locational damage & extreme temperatures using the dynamic indoor/outdoor insulation calculation system!

By chopping down forests full of trees and mining metal and other precious resources, you can craft the parts to build massive multi-leveled structures composed of complex snap-linked parts, including ramps, beams, pillars, windows, doors, gates, remote gates, trapdoors, water pipes, faucets, generators, wires and all manner of electrical devices, and ladders among many other types. Structures have a load system to fall apart if enough support has been destroyed, so reinforcing your buildings is important. All structures and items can be painted to customize the look of your home, as well as placing dynamically per-pixel paintable signs, textual billboards, and other decorative objects. Shelter reduces the extremes of weather and provides security for yourself and your stash! Weapons, clothing & armor gear can also be painted to express your own visual style.

Pick seeds from the wild vegetation around you, plant them in plots that you lay down, water them and nurture them with fertilizer (everything poops after consuming calories, which can then be composted, and some fertilizer is better than others). Tend to your crops and they will grow to produce delicious and rare fruits, which can also be used to cook a plethora of logical recipes and make useful tonics! Explore to find the rarest of plant seeds that have the most powerful properties! Vegetarians & vegans can flourish, and it will be possible to master and conquer the ARK in a non-violent manner!

By bringing sufficient rare sacrificial items to special Summon locations, you can capture the attention of the one of the ARK’s god-like mythical creatures, who will arrive for battle. These gargantuan monstrosities provide an end-game goal for the most experienced groups of players and their armies of tames, and will yield extremely valuable progression items if they are defeated.

Create a Tribe and add your friends to it, and all your tames can be commanded by and allied to anyone in your Tribe. Your Tribe will also be able to respawn at any of your home spawn points. Promote members to Tribe Admins to reduce the burden of management. Distribute key items and pass-codes to provide access your shared village!

All items are crafted from Blueprints that have variable statistics and qualities, and require corresponding resources. More remote and harsh locales across the ARK tend to have better resources, including the tallest mountains, darkest caves, and depths of the ocean! Level-Up your player character by gaining experience through performance actions, Level-Up your tames, and learn new "Engrams" to be able to craft Items from memory without the use of blueprints, even if you die! Customize the underlying physical look of your character with hair, eye, and skin tones, along with an array of body proportion modifiers. As you explore the vast ARK, you'll find clues left by other Survivors who have made the ARK their home in ages past, in the form of collectible detailed 3D "Explorer Notes". By uncovering all of these, you can begin to piece together the true nature of the ARK, and discover its purpose!

Everything you craft has durability and will wear-out from extended use if not repaired, and when you leave the game, your character remains sleeping in the persistent world. Your inventory physically exists in boxes or on your character in the world. Everything can be looted & stolen, so to achieve security you must build-up, team-up, or have tames to guard your stash. Death is permanent, and you can even knock out, capture, and force-feed other players to use them for your own purposes, such as extracting their blood to for transfusions, harvesting their fecal matter to use as fertilizer, or using them as food for your carnivorous tames!

The mysterious ARK is a formidable and imposing environment, composed of many natural and unnatural structures, above-ground, below-ground, and underwater. By fully exploring its secrets, you’ll find the most exotic procedurally randomized creatures and rare blueprints. Also to be found are Explorer Notes that are dynamically updated into the game, written by previous human denizens of the ARK from across the millennia, creatively detailing the creatures and backstory of the ARK and its creatures. Fully develop your in-game ARK-map through exploration, write custom points of interest onto it, and craft a Compass or GPS coordinates to aid exploring with other players, whom you can communicate with via proximity text & voice chat, or long-distance radio. Construct & draw in-game signs for other players to help them or lead them astray... And yet.. how do you ultimately challenge the Creators and Conquer the ARK? A definitive end-game is planned.

On the 100+ player servers, your character, everything you built, and your tames, stay in-game even when you leave. You can even physically travel your character and items between the network of ARK's by accessing the Obelisks and uploading (or downloading) your data from the Steam Economy! A galaxy of ARKs, each slightly different than the previous, to leave your mark on and conquer, one at a time -- special official ARKs will be unveiled on the World-map for limited times in singular themed events with corresponding limited-run items! Furthermore, you can now design or randomize your own unique 'Procedurally Generated ARKs', for infinite replayability and endless surprises.

You can play single-player local games, and bring your character and items between unofficial player-hosted servers, back and forth from singleplayer to multiplayer. Mod the game, with full Steam Workshop support and customized Unreal Engine 4 editor. See how we built our ARK using our maps and assets as an example. Host your own server and configure your ARK precisely to your liking. We want to see what you create!

The over-the-top hyper real imagery of the ARK its creatures is brought to expressive life using a highly-customized Unreal Engine 4, with fully dynamic lighting & global illumination, weather systems (rain, fog, snow, etc) & true-to-life volumetric cloud simulation, and the latest in advanced DirectX11 and DirectX12 rendering techniques. Music by award-winning composer of "Ori and the Blind Forest", Gareth Coker!

Reviews

  • Einsamkeit

    Jan 24, 2022

    As someone who has nearly 6k hours on this account, and another 2kish floating around on my alt acc (For when I hosted my own server, an account for admin commands/ plus when my PC was broken and used my fathers steam to play **Switching accounts causes issues within the mods, causing them to corrupt and force you to uninstall/reinstall the game AND all mods**) Here is a couple tips on what TO DO and what NOT TO DO. Do: Take your time, test out the waters before you go in. Be aware of your surroundings ESPECIALLY when you're taming a new dino-friend to join your Tribe! Do: Play PvE! I cannot stress this enough if you are new! This will keep your items and tames **MOSTLY** safe from other players! Do: Tame a male and a couple females for your egg farms. Also tame an Oviraptor for faster egg laying! Do: Keep taming supplies on you 80% of the time, you'll never know when you see that sweet high level dino you've been searching for unintentionally! Do: Carry extra food and water! You never know if you'll get side-tracked and starve-hunting means you can't heal or have to spend precious time gathering those bushes for food! Do: Join alliances! you get your own ally chat, and it helps form relations with other tribes without having to hope for the best and hand all your items over. Tribes have been known to recruit you and all your belongings just to kick you out right after! Do: Help out a player if they're having a rough time. If they're new, simply giving them a decent leveled Ptera, some food, basic metal tools goes a super long way! Don't give anything too crazy, though! It can kill the immersion and leave the game feeling bland because you just gave 5 max level wyvern eggs to some dude on the beach. Do: If your server doesn't have one, build a community center! They offer a great place for meet ups and trades, and all around add a nice feeling to your server, especially if it's PvE, it gives a sense of unity and community. Do: Share the wealth! If you and another member on the server are both Wyvern Egg Hunting, or looking for rare resources, don't be 'that' guy and steal all the eggs before they get a chance. If you're alone, it's best to pick up all the eggs so new, higher level ones can spawn! :) DONT: Never! NEVER let someone YOU DONT KNOW into **YOUR** tribe. This is how you wake up either 100% foundation wiped, dinos stolen, resources stolen and precious, precious blueprints gone in the blink of an eye. **As a server owner, I cannot say how many times I had to deal with petty drama, namecalling and more because someone decided they didn't want to be in a tribe anymore and thought that all of the items belonged to them!** DONT: Play PvP. Just don't. Save yourself the agony of waking up to someone have completely raided and foundation wiped all your hard work. DONT: DO NOT PLAY OFFICIAL PVP AT ANY COST. I played 4k hours in official PVP. Just don't. Take my advice. Do not. You will get 500+ dinosaurs, Turrets and more instantly wiped from a chinese hacker on a level 1 ptera. Hacking and Duping is almost a given on every single Official PVP server. DONT: Do not play any 'pay to win' PvP servers. I've seen many servers hand under the table rare resources, over leveled dinosaurs to Alpha Tribes because they slip money under the table or flat out purchase dinos/items from the shop. This leaves it to whomever has the biggest wallet and if you spend 10 dollars on a high level dino, you're wasting your time and money because they can just die at a moments notice. -- I have also seen admins take payment, give the dino or purchased item, then turn around and tell the Alpha Tribe to wipe you because you purchased something. DONT: join servers that have the day set to always 1. Those end up being high rate servers with tons of players, especially high rate servers. You'll spend more time looking for a space to build than you will be trying to play the game. They also wipe frequently. DONT: For the love of God and all that is holy. Never ever, never, and when I say NEVER, I really mean it. Never join 500x all or higher servers. Those are the most absolute clusterhell servers that entice spoiled brats who will attempt to lure and kill your dinos even in PvE for simply refusing to give them a single item. Example: Spoiled kid who was ungodly rude and entitled demanded *not even ask* for me to give them a high level egg. I had told them no, next thing I know they (and on this server we had teleporting)- They teleported all of my dinosaurs *before cryopods/dino storage mod* into the ocean to drown. - And this isn't even the last time I encountered such entiled children.
  • Paraxova

    Mar 16, 2022

    50000000 Gbs and the game still look like ass
  • Klytos

    Jun 29, 2022

    dinosaur
  • Jrol

    Jan 23, 2022

    dimosor
  • Sniff Toes🤓

    Apr 2, 2022

    DAD
  • Bailey

    Jan 16, 2022

    Love it
  • i must gap...

    Jan 20, 2022

    imagine optimizing and bug fixing am i right
  • The KGB

    May 29, 2022

    Bill Cosby the game: Zoophile edition with a sprinkle of racism
  • McGeezer

    Jan 30, 2022

    Great game if you don't mind the buggy building and other weird Ark things.
  • aGreyBirb

    Feb 8, 2022

    dinosaur i lick
  • 💎Señor Coyote💎#SaveTF2

    May 19, 2022

    I highly recommended playing this game, BUT a warning for people who has crappy computers or laptop, it won't really, run for you guys or just lag a lot and its can cook you'r GPU or you'r PC because how much it consume it. But if i was you, i would buy this game and play it, i already have 150 hrs on it and i am finally able to play it completely now because i got a lot better PC for this. So buy it and enjoy yourself!! i know i am.
  • jglenn1562

    Apr 3, 2022

    I remember when this game was supposed to be just dinosaurs, and simple weaponry. Now you can get a T-Rex that can shoot lasers. I'm not a big fan of where this game has gone since the start. I am especially not a fan of the fact that the developers have gone completely political with their business practices. In my personal opinion, I suggest that you don't invest in their products.
  • Dieno

    Mar 29, 2022

    Sure is a game P.S. Big up Rhino's
  • dragon_namikaze

    Mar 23, 2022

    Super fun
  • II-ZexoEwo-II

    Jan 15, 2022

    Fun
  • Mr_Rocko26

    Mar 26, 2022

    I am a 41 yo father, probably one of the oldest people playing this game. I am a single father to my Son, who is 16 now. My son got this game for Christmas, so we installed it on his computer and he started playing. By the end of the week he had 24 hours on this game. This was horrible for me, as it was already hard for me to find ways to spend time with my son, as he is always out with his friends or just, watching YouTube. So i decided to make a Steam account and get this game to see if I could maybe play alongside him. loaded into the game, made my character and world and started playing but I was stuck on what you where supposed to do. I asked my Son for help and he hosted a game for me to join. loved it as it was the best time had spent with my Son since my wife had died. This game has ever since brought me and my son closer again and now we actually spend time together outside the house together as well. This game reminded me that there's fun to be had in everything, and it has brought both me and my Son many happy memories
  • Mr Bruh

    Mar 29, 2022

    Pretty good game when it actually runs well, is horribly optimised and the devs seem to have no intrest in fixing it but either way its still afun game to play with friends or by yourself. ~ DIFFICULTY ~ 🔲 My 90 year old grandma could play it 🔲 Easy ✅ Normal 🔲 Hard ~ GRAPHICS ~ 🔲 Bad 🔲 Meh 🔲 Good ✅ Beautiful 🔲 Masterpiece ~ MUSIC ~ 🔲 Bad 🔲 Not special ✅ Good 🔲 Beautiful ~ STORY ~ 🔲 This game has no story ✅ It has story but you don't see it until you start buying the DLC's 🔲 It's there for the people who want it 🔲 Epic story ~ PRICE ~ 🔲 Free 🔲 Underpriced ✅Decent Price 🔲 Could be cheaper (Once its finished and properly playable it will be worth the price i think. 🔲 Overpriced 🔲 Complete waste of money ~ REQUIREMENTS ~ 🔲 You can run it on a calculator 🔲 Average ✅ High end ✅ NASA computer (Still lags even with a NASA computer) ~ LENGTH ~ 🔲 Short (2 - 15 hours) 🔲 Average (15-50 hours) ✅ Long (50-90 hours) ~ FUN ~ 🔲 Hard to enjoy ✅ Repetitive ✅ Actually pretty amusing ✅The kind of fun you'll remember 🔲 Absolute ride of your life ~ REPLAYABILITY~ 🔲 It's a one-time experience 🔲 Only for achievements 🔲 Definitely ✅ Infinitely replayable ~ WORTH BUYING ~ 🔲 No 🔲 Wait for sale ✅ Yes (It's got a charm if you can get past the bugs)
  • XspykerX

    Feb 14, 2022

    great game best ever
  • cnimating

    Feb 12, 2022

    Nice Game, Bugs do delete entire worlds
  • MrSisterFister

    May 19, 2022

    games alright
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ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

70
80% Positive / 206570 Ratings

RELEASE DATE

Aug 27, 2017

DEVELOPER / PUBLISHER

Studio Wildcard,Instinct Games,Efecto Studios,Virtual Basement LLC / Studio Wildcard

TAGS

    ActionAdventureIndieMassively MultiplayerRPG

ARK: Genesis Part Two!

Your quest for ultimate survival is now complete with the launch of ARK: Genesis Part 2! Survivors will conclude the ARK storyline while adventuring through exotic new worlds with all-new mission-based gameplay. Discover, utilize and master new creatures, new craftable items, weapons, and structures unlike anything you have seen yet! The saga is now complete, and hundreds of hours of new story-oriented ARK gameplay await you!

Purchased as part of the ARK: Genesis Season Pass you gain access to two new huge story-oriented expansion packs -- Genesis Part 1 and Genesis Part 2 (new!) -- as well as a 'Noglin' Chibi cosmetic, a ‘Shadowmane’ Chibi cosmetic, a new cosmetic armor set, and an in-game, artificially intelligent companion called ‘HLN-A’ who can scan additional hidden Explorer Notes found throughout the other ARKs.

Features the voiceover talent of David Tennant (Doctor Who, Good Omens) playing the villainous Sir Edmund Rockwell, and Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Dora and the Lost City of Gold) as in-game robotic AI companion HLN-A/Helena Walker.

About the Game

As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing and starving on the shores of a mysterious island called ARK, you must hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements. Use your cunning and resources to kill or tame & breed the leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land, and team up with or prey on hundreds of other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

Dinosaurs, Creatures, & Breeding! -- over 100+ creatures can be tamed using a challenging capture-&-affinity process, involving weakening a feral creature to knock it unconscious, and then nursing it back to health with appropriate food. Once tamed, you can issue commands to your tames, which it may follow depending on how well you’ve tamed and trained it. Tames, which can continue to level-up and consume food, can also carry Inventory and Equipment such as Armor, carry prey back to your settlement depending on their strength, and larger tames can be ridden and directly controlled! Fly a Pterodactyl over the snow-capped mountains, lift allies over enemy walls, race through the jungle with a pack of Raptors, tromp through an enemy base along a gigantic brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex! Take part in a dynamic ecosystem life-cycle with its own predator & prey hierarchies, where you are just one creature among many species struggling for dominance and survival. Tames can also be mated with the opposite gender, to selectively breed successive generations using a trait system based on recombinant genetic inheritance. This process includes both egg-based incubation and mammalian gestation lifecycles! Or put more simply, raise babies!

You must eat and drink to survive, with different kinds of plants & meat having different nutritional properties, including human meat. Ensuring a supply of fresh water to your home and inventory is a pressing concern. All physical actions come at a cost of food and water, long-distance travel is fraught with subsistence peril! Inventory weight makes you move slower, and the day/night cycle along with randomized weather patterns add another layer of challenge by altering the temperature of the environment, causing you to hunger or thirst more quickly. Build a fire or shelter, and craft a large variety of customizable clothing & armors, to help protect yourself against locational damage & extreme temperatures using the dynamic indoor/outdoor insulation calculation system!

By chopping down forests full of trees and mining metal and other precious resources, you can craft the parts to build massive multi-leveled structures composed of complex snap-linked parts, including ramps, beams, pillars, windows, doors, gates, remote gates, trapdoors, water pipes, faucets, generators, wires and all manner of electrical devices, and ladders among many other types. Structures have a load system to fall apart if enough support has been destroyed, so reinforcing your buildings is important. All structures and items can be painted to customize the look of your home, as well as placing dynamically per-pixel paintable signs, textual billboards, and other decorative objects. Shelter reduces the extremes of weather and provides security for yourself and your stash! Weapons, clothing & armor gear can also be painted to express your own visual style.

Pick seeds from the wild vegetation around you, plant them in plots that you lay down, water them and nurture them with fertilizer (everything poops after consuming calories, which can then be composted, and some fertilizer is better than others). Tend to your crops and they will grow to produce delicious and rare fruits, which can also be used to cook a plethora of logical recipes and make useful tonics! Explore to find the rarest of plant seeds that have the most powerful properties! Vegetarians & vegans can flourish, and it will be possible to master and conquer the ARK in a non-violent manner!

By bringing sufficient rare sacrificial items to special Summon locations, you can capture the attention of the one of the ARK’s god-like mythical creatures, who will arrive for battle. These gargantuan monstrosities provide an end-game goal for the most experienced groups of players and their armies of tames, and will yield extremely valuable progression items if they are defeated.

Create a Tribe and add your friends to it, and all your tames can be commanded by and allied to anyone in your Tribe. Your Tribe will also be able to respawn at any of your home spawn points. Promote members to Tribe Admins to reduce the burden of management. Distribute key items and pass-codes to provide access your shared village!

All items are crafted from Blueprints that have variable statistics and qualities, and require corresponding resources. More remote and harsh locales across the ARK tend to have better resources, including the tallest mountains, darkest caves, and depths of the ocean! Level-Up your player character by gaining experience through performance actions, Level-Up your tames, and learn new "Engrams" to be able to craft Items from memory without the use of blueprints, even if you die! Customize the underlying physical look of your character with hair, eye, and skin tones, along with an array of body proportion modifiers. As you explore the vast ARK, you'll find clues left by other Survivors who have made the ARK their home in ages past, in the form of collectible detailed 3D "Explorer Notes". By uncovering all of these, you can begin to piece together the true nature of the ARK, and discover its purpose!

Everything you craft has durability and will wear-out from extended use if not repaired, and when you leave the game, your character remains sleeping in the persistent world. Your inventory physically exists in boxes or on your character in the world. Everything can be looted & stolen, so to achieve security you must build-up, team-up, or have tames to guard your stash. Death is permanent, and you can even knock out, capture, and force-feed other players to use them for your own purposes, such as extracting their blood to for transfusions, harvesting their fecal matter to use as fertilizer, or using them as food for your carnivorous tames!

The mysterious ARK is a formidable and imposing environment, composed of many natural and unnatural structures, above-ground, below-ground, and underwater. By fully exploring its secrets, you’ll find the most exotic procedurally randomized creatures and rare blueprints. Also to be found are Explorer Notes that are dynamically updated into the game, written by previous human denizens of the ARK from across the millennia, creatively detailing the creatures and backstory of the ARK and its creatures. Fully develop your in-game ARK-map through exploration, write custom points of interest onto it, and craft a Compass or GPS coordinates to aid exploring with other players, whom you can communicate with via proximity text & voice chat, or long-distance radio. Construct & draw in-game signs for other players to help them or lead them astray... And yet.. how do you ultimately challenge the Creators and Conquer the ARK? A definitive end-game is planned.

On the 100+ player servers, your character, everything you built, and your tames, stay in-game even when you leave. You can even physically travel your character and items between the network of ARK's by accessing the Obelisks and uploading (or downloading) your data from the Steam Economy! A galaxy of ARKs, each slightly different than the previous, to leave your mark on and conquer, one at a time -- special official ARKs will be unveiled on the World-map for limited times in singular themed events with corresponding limited-run items! Furthermore, you can now design or randomize your own unique 'Procedurally Generated ARKs', for infinite replayability and endless surprises.

You can play single-player local games, and bring your character and items between unofficial player-hosted servers, back and forth from singleplayer to multiplayer. Mod the game, with full Steam Workshop support and customized Unreal Engine 4 editor. See how we built our ARK using our maps and assets as an example. Host your own server and configure your ARK precisely to your liking. We want to see what you create!

The over-the-top hyper real imagery of the ARK its creatures is brought to expressive life using a highly-customized Unreal Engine 4, with fully dynamic lighting & global illumination, weather systems (rain, fog, snow, etc) & true-to-life volumetric cloud simulation, and the latest in advanced DirectX11 and DirectX12 rendering techniques. Music by award-winning composer of "Ori and the Blind Forest", Gareth Coker!

ARK: Survival Evolved pc price

ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved pc price

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80% Positive / 206570 Ratings

Aug 27, 2017 / Studio Wildcard,Instinct Games,Efecto Studios,Virtual Basement LLC / Studio Wildcard

    ActionAdventureIndieMassively MultiplayerRPG
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    $19.99 $19.99
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Reviews

  • Einsamkeit

    Jan 24, 2022

    As someone who has nearly 6k hours on this account, and another 2kish floating around on my alt acc (For when I hosted my own server, an account for admin commands/ plus when my PC was broken and used my fathers steam to play **Switching accounts causes issues within the mods, causing them to corrupt and force you to uninstall/reinstall the game AND all mods**) Here is a couple tips on what TO DO and what NOT TO DO. Do: Take your time, test out the waters before you go in. Be aware of your surroundings ESPECIALLY when you're taming a new dino-friend to join your Tribe! Do: Play PvE! I cannot stress this enough if you are new! This will keep your items and tames **MOSTLY** safe from other players! Do: Tame a male and a couple females for your egg farms. Also tame an Oviraptor for faster egg laying! Do: Keep taming supplies on you 80% of the time, you'll never know when you see that sweet high level dino you've been searching for unintentionally! Do: Carry extra food and water! You never know if you'll get side-tracked and starve-hunting means you can't heal or have to spend precious time gathering those bushes for food! Do: Join alliances! you get your own ally chat, and it helps form relations with other tribes without having to hope for the best and hand all your items over. Tribes have been known to recruit you and all your belongings just to kick you out right after! Do: Help out a player if they're having a rough time. If they're new, simply giving them a decent leveled Ptera, some food, basic metal tools goes a super long way! Don't give anything too crazy, though! It can kill the immersion and leave the game feeling bland because you just gave 5 max level wyvern eggs to some dude on the beach. Do: If your server doesn't have one, build a community center! They offer a great place for meet ups and trades, and all around add a nice feeling to your server, especially if it's PvE, it gives a sense of unity and community. Do: Share the wealth! If you and another member on the server are both Wyvern Egg Hunting, or looking for rare resources, don't be 'that' guy and steal all the eggs before they get a chance. If you're alone, it's best to pick up all the eggs so new, higher level ones can spawn! :) DONT: Never! NEVER let someone YOU DONT KNOW into **YOUR** tribe. This is how you wake up either 100% foundation wiped, dinos stolen, resources stolen and precious, precious blueprints gone in the blink of an eye. **As a server owner, I cannot say how many times I had to deal with petty drama, namecalling and more because someone decided they didn't want to be in a tribe anymore and thought that all of the items belonged to them!** DONT: Play PvP. Just don't. Save yourself the agony of waking up to someone have completely raided and foundation wiped all your hard work. DONT: DO NOT PLAY OFFICIAL PVP AT ANY COST. I played 4k hours in official PVP. Just don't. Take my advice. Do not. You will get 500+ dinosaurs, Turrets and more instantly wiped from a chinese hacker on a level 1 ptera. Hacking and Duping is almost a given on every single Official PVP server. DONT: Do not play any 'pay to win' PvP servers. I've seen many servers hand under the table rare resources, over leveled dinosaurs to Alpha Tribes because they slip money under the table or flat out purchase dinos/items from the shop. This leaves it to whomever has the biggest wallet and if you spend 10 dollars on a high level dino, you're wasting your time and money because they can just die at a moments notice. -- I have also seen admins take payment, give the dino or purchased item, then turn around and tell the Alpha Tribe to wipe you because you purchased something. DONT: join servers that have the day set to always 1. Those end up being high rate servers with tons of players, especially high rate servers. You'll spend more time looking for a space to build than you will be trying to play the game. They also wipe frequently. DONT: For the love of God and all that is holy. Never ever, never, and when I say NEVER, I really mean it. Never join 500x all or higher servers. Those are the most absolute clusterhell servers that entice spoiled brats who will attempt to lure and kill your dinos even in PvE for simply refusing to give them a single item. Example: Spoiled kid who was ungodly rude and entitled demanded *not even ask* for me to give them a high level egg. I had told them no, next thing I know they (and on this server we had teleporting)- They teleported all of my dinosaurs *before cryopods/dino storage mod* into the ocean to drown. - And this isn't even the last time I encountered such entiled children.
  • Paraxova

    Mar 16, 2022

    50000000 Gbs and the game still look like ass
  • Klytos

    Jun 29, 2022

    dinosaur
  • Jrol

    Jan 23, 2022

    dimosor
  • Sniff Toes🤓

    Apr 2, 2022

    DAD
  • Bailey

    Jan 16, 2022

    Love it
  • i must gap...

    Jan 20, 2022

    imagine optimizing and bug fixing am i right
  • The KGB

    May 29, 2022

    Bill Cosby the game: Zoophile edition with a sprinkle of racism
  • McGeezer

    Jan 30, 2022

    Great game if you don't mind the buggy building and other weird Ark things.
  • aGreyBirb

    Feb 8, 2022

    dinosaur i lick
  • 💎Señor Coyote💎#SaveTF2

    May 19, 2022

    I highly recommended playing this game, BUT a warning for people who has crappy computers or laptop, it won't really, run for you guys or just lag a lot and its can cook you'r GPU or you'r PC because how much it consume it. But if i was you, i would buy this game and play it, i already have 150 hrs on it and i am finally able to play it completely now because i got a lot better PC for this. So buy it and enjoy yourself!! i know i am.
  • jglenn1562

    Apr 3, 2022

    I remember when this game was supposed to be just dinosaurs, and simple weaponry. Now you can get a T-Rex that can shoot lasers. I'm not a big fan of where this game has gone since the start. I am especially not a fan of the fact that the developers have gone completely political with their business practices. In my personal opinion, I suggest that you don't invest in their products.
  • Dieno

    Mar 29, 2022

    Sure is a game P.S. Big up Rhino's
  • dragon_namikaze

    Mar 23, 2022

    Super fun
  • II-ZexoEwo-II

    Jan 15, 2022

    Fun
  • Mr_Rocko26

    Mar 26, 2022

    I am a 41 yo father, probably one of the oldest people playing this game. I am a single father to my Son, who is 16 now. My son got this game for Christmas, so we installed it on his computer and he started playing. By the end of the week he had 24 hours on this game. This was horrible for me, as it was already hard for me to find ways to spend time with my son, as he is always out with his friends or just, watching YouTube. So i decided to make a Steam account and get this game to see if I could maybe play alongside him. loaded into the game, made my character and world and started playing but I was stuck on what you where supposed to do. I asked my Son for help and he hosted a game for me to join. loved it as it was the best time had spent with my Son since my wife had died. This game has ever since brought me and my son closer again and now we actually spend time together outside the house together as well. This game reminded me that there's fun to be had in everything, and it has brought both me and my Son many happy memories
  • Mr Bruh

    Mar 29, 2022

    Pretty good game when it actually runs well, is horribly optimised and the devs seem to have no intrest in fixing it but either way its still afun game to play with friends or by yourself. ~ DIFFICULTY ~ 🔲 My 90 year old grandma could play it 🔲 Easy ✅ Normal 🔲 Hard ~ GRAPHICS ~ 🔲 Bad 🔲 Meh 🔲 Good ✅ Beautiful 🔲 Masterpiece ~ MUSIC ~ 🔲 Bad 🔲 Not special ✅ Good 🔲 Beautiful ~ STORY ~ 🔲 This game has no story ✅ It has story but you don't see it until you start buying the DLC's 🔲 It's there for the people who want it 🔲 Epic story ~ PRICE ~ 🔲 Free 🔲 Underpriced ✅Decent Price 🔲 Could be cheaper (Once its finished and properly playable it will be worth the price i think. 🔲 Overpriced 🔲 Complete waste of money ~ REQUIREMENTS ~ 🔲 You can run it on a calculator 🔲 Average ✅ High end ✅ NASA computer (Still lags even with a NASA computer) ~ LENGTH ~ 🔲 Short (2 - 15 hours) 🔲 Average (15-50 hours) ✅ Long (50-90 hours) ~ FUN ~ 🔲 Hard to enjoy ✅ Repetitive ✅ Actually pretty amusing ✅The kind of fun you'll remember 🔲 Absolute ride of your life ~ REPLAYABILITY~ 🔲 It's a one-time experience 🔲 Only for achievements 🔲 Definitely ✅ Infinitely replayable ~ WORTH BUYING ~ 🔲 No 🔲 Wait for sale ✅ Yes (It's got a charm if you can get past the bugs)
  • XspykerX

    Feb 14, 2022

    great game best ever
  • cnimating

    Feb 12, 2022

    Nice Game, Bugs do delete entire worlds
  • MrSisterFister

    May 19, 2022

    games alright
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