Ark: Survival Evolved for PC -- Windows/MAC OS
And now we have Ark: Survival Evolved made by Studio Wildcard. This is something new to me as a genre because this type of games is s little bit distant to me. More than two years after it emerged as (yet another) open-world survival hit, Ark has finally launched. We’re still learning how customer-funded, Early Access development affects games, but for Ark, the flush of money and attention seems to have led to an unbalanced game with too many extraneous features and unrefined, unfocused fundamentals. In the jungle, I tear a branch of a tree, tie it to a rock, and then I have a stone axe. Basic tools help me get more trees and rocks, bootstrapping my way up through the history of human-made technology. Unlike many other survival games, Ark’s exploration of technology goes all the way: that stone axe eventually leads to rocket-propelled grenades, industrial forges, and forcefields. Whether I’m wearing a hat made out of grass or steel, my goals in Ark are essentially unlimited. Like many of the best PC games, Ark asks me to set goals for myself and be the author of my own stories. I can climb the biggest mountains, I can become a big game hunter, or I can tame my very own pterodactyl and take to the skies.
Ark: Survival Evolved Gameplay and Review
And now let`s set off to the gameplay. The ugly side of this freedom is Ark’s environment itself. It is incredibly stingy with resources, and it takes a lot of time out in the open, where death lurks around every corner, to farm up enough material to do anything. More than upgrading tech and building homes and riding dinosaurs, this is the angry core of Ark: everything takes resources; gathering resources takes time; at any moment, death will destroy everything. It took me a long time, maybe around 30 hours, before I had enough resources to make backups of my most essential items. In those first 30 hours, there were a few times where I lost absolutely everything. Once, I was out hunting with a tamed raptor when a wild, high-level carnivore killed us both, then camped out, chewing on our corpses. I spawned at my home nearby, with no weapons or tools and only a few minutes before my body disappeared and all of my best gear was gone forever. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t get past that raptor. Finally, I saw my first corpse fade away and I died again, respawning naked at my base. My pet raptor was dead and I was without so much as a sharpened stick to my name.
- Good graphics and sound
- Interesting idea for a game
- A lot to grind and discover
- It takes a lot of time to progress in the game
- A little too much for me to handle
Download Ark: Survival Evolved on Mobile
There is still time for this game to go mobile but we are waiting to see what it will become.
How to Download and Install Ark: Survival Evolved on PC
- You need to download and install Android emulator on Windows or MAC.
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- Watch the videos below each emulator for proper installation guides.
- Enjoy playing your favorite Android game on your desktop PC.
For a game spent more than two years in Early Access, it still has a lot of bugs and missing basic features. Pathfinding for dinosaurs, both wild and domesticated, is really poor. The easiest way to take down a dangerous predator, in fact, is to run through some trees and watch it get stuck.