Experience a massive open world survival game with dinosaurs.
Gather resources and craft useful tools needed to survive.
Develop your camp, tame docile dinosaurs and fight aggressive ones.
ARK: Survival Evolved is an open world survival adventure game filled with dinosaurs. You can experience the thrill of surviving in a massive primitive world as you gather and hunt for food for survival. You will surely enjoy trying to survive for ours as you learn more skills, develop tools and build a camp to help you last longer.
ARK is finally available on mobile devices and it seems to run better here than on most PCs. The graphics are incredible and it really feels like there is no difference to the PC version aside from the controls and performance. The game offers total freedom as you can explore the massive area filled with random spawns of plants, creatures and many more things. It starts off with a bit of a tutorial to help you grasp a few concepts to help you survive but you have to option to skip everything and just start exploring on your own. Can you survive a primitive wasteland filled with dinosaurs?
It is recommended that you play on single player mode to ease into a few of the game’s concepts that are essential for survival. Every new game starts off with giving you the option to custom how your character looks such as head structure, body structure, skin color, hair color, and many more. And after that, you need to select which spot to spawn. There are several options and they are marked with different levels of difficulty such as easy, medium and hard. It is recommended that you choose an easy spot if you want to learn the game as it would be far from dangerous dinosaurs and would most likely have good resources available.
As you start off the game for the first time, the tutorial quests are triggered to help you learn the controls and to guide you on what to do. The controls are well designed for mobile devices and are similar to most touch controls. You just have to use the joystick on the left to move around, swipe up to jump and tap and hold the right side to run. You also just need to tap on an item to collect them or interact with them such as gathering berries or punching a tree to collect wood.
The game revolves around gathering items and crafting so you can expect to spend a lot of time spent on gathering resources. You can punch trees and drift wood to collect wood and thatch. Then craft a stone pickaxe to mine stones for flint, metal and stones. There are also several plants around for gathering different types of berries, fiber and thatch. But don’t forget to mind your hunger and thirst meter. To quench your thirst, just simply go near water and you can start off with consuming berries if you feel hungry.
And when you have gathered enough items, you can head out to your inventory and select on crafting to gain tools such as a hammer or pickaxe. And don’t forget to allocate points in your Engram menu to gain access to new items and structures to craft. You also earn experience for everything that you do such as fighting dinosaurs or gathering items so don’t forget to allocate stat points to maximize survivability.
The game is simply amazing for a mobile game and the controls are easy to learn. You have the option to switch from first person to third person view depending on your preference. And there are several structures that you can craft as you allocate points in your Engram tree. There are a lot of things that you can do in the game and you can even tame dinosaurs by feeding them their favorite food.
ARK offers a lot of freedom and you have total control on what you need to do. And once you figured out the basics, you can test your survival skills on multiplayer mode. Just simply create or join a room to start playing with or against other players. If you like survival and dinosaurs then download the game now.