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ARK: Genesis Part Two!



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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.

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Ark Survival: Evolved Dino Island 3D


Product Details

Release Date: 2016

Date first listed on Amazon: October 27, 2016

Developed By: Amazing 3D Games

ASIN: B01MFCT8GJ

Customer reviews:
2.6 out of 5 stars9 customer ratings



Product features

  • - Survival missions in lost island full of angry monsters - Dinosaurs
  • - High-quality 3d models of dinos and their leader T-Rex
  • - Many ways to craft weapon and ark

Product description

Welcome to Ark Survival: Evolved Dino Island 3D --- the game about prehistoric Jurassic world full of amazing creatures - Dinosaurs!

Your main goal is to survive in difficult conditions! You are just usual human surrounded by hungry and dangerous dynos! You can even meet the largest and strongest dino here -- T-Rex!
So craft weapon, build the shelter and try to survive as long as possible in this mythic place!

Ark Survival: Evolved Dino Island 3D features:

- Survival missions in lost island full of angry monsters - Dinosaurs
- High-quality 3d models of dinos and their leader T-Rex
- Many ways to craft weapon and ark

Take your handmade weapon and start this dino hunting challenge! Kill as many dinos as you can. Survive and win all the dinosaurs and even T-Rex!


Technical details

Size: 39MB

Version: 1.0

Developed By: Amazing 3D Games

Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3

Approximate Download Time: Less than 5 minutes


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Ark: Survival Evolved Bringing the Dinopithecus to Lost Island

The Lost Island of Ark: Survival Evolved is set to introduce a new creature, and it's none other than the Dinopithecus.

This new creature is not randomly introduced to the game. Instead, it was a result of voting that beat the Carcharodontosaurus by 1%. By the way, this is the second creature to arrive on the Lost Island . The first to be revealed was the Amargasaurus, which you can read more about here.

The Troublemaker

The best way to describe the Dinopithecus is that it's an oversized baboon. Players should be wary about this one since it has a pack-oriented behavior. This is true especially if there’s an alpha, which organizes and empowers the pack. Once the alpha is slain, the pack falls apart.

Typically, the Dinopithecus prefers to have a diet of fruits mixed with some meat. Yet they eat almost anything given the chance. It goes without saying that they’re excellent climbers.

One interesting thing about this creature is that when provoked, they have the tendency to throw their feces. However, it’s not just your regular excrement. It has a parasite that could truly give you some problems.

For those who can tame a good number of Dinopitheci, they’re going to have a small troop ready to fight for them. As explained earlier, the group organizes around the strongest one or the alpha. Taming one also allows you to ride them and you won’t need any saddle since they can let you use their tail.

The Dinopithecus is the second of three new creatures to be introduced to the game. What do you think is the third creature?

Other Announcements

In addition to the reveal of a new creature, developer Studio Wildcard revealed in a post that beginner servers are going to be wiped clean on all platforms on August 6. This is done to give new players that fresh beginner experience.

This is also a good time to join the game since it’s being offered at a 75% discount on Steam.

Ark: Survival Evolved is an action-adventure survival game that takes place on an island filled with dinosaurs and other creatures. The game is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS.

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The Best Dino's To Tame On The Island - Ark: Survival Evolved - Quick Guides - 2021

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The Island is the first known ARK.

Map

Release Dates

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June 2, 2015
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December 16, 2015
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November 30th, 2018
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June 11th, 2020
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September 1st, 2021

The Island is a map included with the base game. It is the first known ARK and is the first map that follows with the storyline.

Overview[]

The Island consists of multiple climatic and geological regions. There are five larger mountains in the north and plains in the south. Three large Obelisks form a triangle on the Island.

The Island Map[]

The Island is a large landmass with several smaller islands surrounding the central island. Resources become more common as one travels farther inland, but so do the dangers. Some areas are higher in temperature while others are lower which can be life threatening.

On the Island there are two types of weather, rain and fog. When it rains, you will hydrate and can fill your Waterskin, Water Jar, or Canteen with rainwater. When fog rolls in, it is hard to see very far.

Regions[]

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    Deep Ocean

  • CaveNE.jpg

    North East Cave

  • Northeast Shores.jpg

    Northeast Shores

  • Northern Shores.jpg

    Northern Shores

  • Smuggler's Pass.jpg

    Smuggler's Pass

  • Dead Island.jpg

    The Dead Island

  • Northern Plains.jpg

    The Frigid Plains

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    The Frozen Fang

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    The Frozen Maw

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    The Frozen Sea

  • Frozen Tooth.jpg

    The Frozen Tooth

  • Hidden Valley.png

    The Hidden Lake

  • The Maw.jpg

    The Maw

  • Winter's Mouth.jpg

    Winter's Mouth

  • Far's Peak.jpg

    Far's Peak

  • The Caverns of Lost Hope.jpg

    The Caverns of Lost Hope

  • Eastern Forest.jpg

    The Eastern Forest

  • The Eastern Plains.jpg

    The Eastern Plains

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    The Gulch of Lamentation

  • The Caverns of Lost Faith.jpg

    The Caverns of Lost Faith

  • The Western Coast.jpg

    The Western Coast

  • Drayo's Cove.jpg

    Drayo's Cove

  • Lava Cave.jpg

    Lava Cave

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    Lower South Cave

  • Southeastern Shores.jpg

    Southeastern Shores

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    The Southeast Shores

  • Southern Islets.jpg

    Southern Islets

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    South Haven

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    Upper South Cave

  • Craggs Island.jpg

    Cragg's Island

  • Southern Jungle.jpg

    Southern Jungle

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    The Footpaw

  • The Western Approach.jpg

    The Western Approach

  • Weathertop.jpg

    Weathertop

  • Ice Wyrms Belly.jpg

    Ice Wyrm's Belly

  • CaveNW.jpg

    North West Cave

  • Northwest Shores.jpg

    Northwest Shores

  • CaveSnow.jpg

    Snow Cave

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    Tek Cave

  • The Belly of the Beast.jpg

    The Belly of the Beast

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    The Descent

  • The Frigid Deep.jpg

    The Frigid Deep

  • Grand Hills.jpg

    The Grand Hills

  • The Shadow Road.jpg

    The Shadow Road

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    The Throat of Borea

  • The Throat of Flame.jpg

    The Throat of Flame

  • The Western Plains.jpg

    The Western Plains

  • Volcanic Maw.jpg

    Volcanic Maw

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    Volcano

  • Whitesky Peak.jpg

    Whitesky Peak

  • CaveC.jpg

    Central Cave

  • CaveSwamp.jpg

    Swamp Cave

  • Deep Island.jpg

    The Deep Island

  • Red Peak.jpg

    The Red Peak

  • Redwood Forests.jpg

    The Redwood Forests

  • Writhing Swamps.jpg

    The Writhing Swamps

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    Broodmother Arena

  • Dragon Arena.jpg

    Dragon Arena

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    Megapithecus Arena

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    Overseer Arena

Approximate Spawn Locations[]

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Island dinos ark

One of the biggest appeals of ARK: Survival Evolved is the bevy of dinosaurs that are stomping around the island. Not only can you take these beasts head on in a fight, but you can also tame them so that they work for you. You can ride them, make them carry your materials, set them to protecting your possessions, and more. Aside from that, it’s just bitchin’ to have a pet dinosaur, which is all the motivation I need to tame one. Because…you know…dinosaurs.

Below, we’ve selected a handful of the best dinos you can tame. They run the gamut from beginner-friendly assistants to high-level steeds of doom.

If you’re looking for some help in the taming department, check out our taming guide!

T-Rex

Ah, the t-rex, the quintessential dinosaur. In ARK, these behemoths are at the top of the food chain, towering over most other major predators.  By taming one of these, you’re essentially declaring yourself queen or king of ARK Island. Ride one of these babies around and nothing will mess with you.

  • Preferred taming food: Exceptional Kibble, raw mutton.

Triceratops

Also known as a trike, this is probably the best choice for your very first tamed dinosaur. The triceratops has good defense against other predators, but it’s also an efficient harvester, meaning that it can gather more resources in one go than other tamable dinos. Use this beast of burden to farm berries and fend off predators. The biggest drawback is the relatively slow movement speed and low stamina compared to some other dinos.

  • Preferred taming food: Simple Kibble, vegetables.

Pteranodon

Flying mounts are an understandably attractive target for early-level survivors in ARK, and the pteranodon is one of the earliest flying dinosaur’s you’ll encounter. Being able to fly anywhere you want is an invaluable advantage and makes harvesting specific resources loads easier. The pteranodon’s abundance in the early regions of the island make it the best choice for your first flying mount.

  • Preferred taming food: Regular Kibble, raw mutton.

Carbonemys

Water traversal is also a big concern in ARK which is where the carbonemys comes in to play. If you’d like to make aquatic gathering more efficient (and who wouldn’t?!), tame one of these beasts and you’ll be riding the waves in no time. The Carbonemys is one of the earliest aquatic creatures you can tame, and although it moves a bit slowly, it’s still better at getting around under water than your character will ever be on their own.

  • Preferred taming food: Regular Kibble, vegetables.

Therizinosaur

One of the most frightening creatures that you’ll encounter early on in ARK is the therizinosaur, an aggressive, powerful beast that roams the island’s beaches. Taming one not only gives you access to a very versatile pet, it also establishes your early dominance of the island. Use the therizinosaur to gather resources very important in the early game, like berries, thatch, hide, and more.

  • Preferred taming food: Exceptional Kibble, vegetables.

Raptor

For many survivors, the raptor is the quintessential mount. While they do indeed harvest meat and hide better than herbivores, raptors are also very quick, and can act as a deterrent to other players looking to prey on you. It’s recommended that you tame a raptor early on just so others get the message that you are not a survivor to be trifled with.

  • Preferred taming food: Simple Kibble, raw mutton.

And those are our recommendations for dinosaurs to tame in ARK: Survival Evolved. Which tamable creatures are your favorite? Let us know in the comments section!

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EVERY CREATURE IN ARK, A-Z - ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED

Ark: Survival Evolved

Action-adventure survival video game

2017 video game

Ark: Survival Evolved
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Developer(s)Studio Wildcard
Publisher(s)Studio Wildcard
Director(s)
  • Jesse Rapczak
  • Jeremy Stieglitz
Producer(s)
  • Navin Supphapholsiri
  • Dave Loyd
Designer(s)
  • Craig Brown
  • Kayd Hendricks
Composer(s)Gareth Coker
EngineUnreal Engine 4
Platform(s)
Release
  • Linux, Windows, macOS, PS4, Xbox One
  • August 29, 2017
  • Android, iOS
  • June 14, 2018
  • Nintendo Switch
  • November 30, 2018
  • Stadia
  • September 1, 2021
Genre(s)Action-adventure, survival
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventuresurvival video game developed by Studio Wildcard, in collaboration with Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement. In the game, players must survive being stranded on an island filled with roaming dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, natural hazards, and potentially hostile human players.

The game is played from either a third-person or first-person perspective and its open world is navigated on foot or by riding a prehistoric animal. Players can use firearms and improvised weapons to defend against hostile humans and creatures, with the ability to build bases as defense on the ground and on some creatures. The game has both single-player and multiplayer options. Multiplayer allows the option to form tribes of members in a server. The max number of tribe mates varies from each server. In this mode all tamed dinosaurs and building structures are usually shared between the members. There is a PvE mode where players cannot fight each other.

Development began in October 2014, where it was first released on PC as an early access title in the middle of 2015. The development team conducted research into the physical appearance of the animals, but took creative license for gameplay purposes. Egypt-based developer Instinct Games was hired to facilitate the game's development. The game was released in August 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux, with versions for Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch in 2018, and a version for Stadia in 2021. It received generally mixed reviews, with criticism for its "punishing" difficulty, reliance on grinding, and performance issues, particularly on the Nintendo Switch version.[4] Several expansions to the game have been released as downloadable content. The game begot two spin-off games in March 2018—virtual reality game Ark Park and sandbox survival game PixArk—and two companion apps: A-Calc in October 2015, and Dododex in August 2017.

Gameplay[edit]

Ark: Survival Evolved is an action-adventuresurvival game set in an open world environment with a dynamic day-night cycle and played either from a third-person or first-person perspective. To survive, players must establish a base, with a fire and weapons; additional activities, such as taming and feeding dinosaurs, require more resources.[5] The game's world, known as the "Ark", is approximately 48 km2 (19 sq mi) in size:[6] there is approximately 36 km2 (14 sq mi) of land with 12 km2 (4.6 sq mi) of ocean.[7]

There are currently 176 creatures that populate the world of Ark. In the early versions of the game, nearly all creatures were real dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, however, as the storyline progressed, mythical creatures such as the wyvern, griffin, and phoenix were added. As expansions were released, completely original creatures, such as the Karkinos and the Velonasaur also made their way into the game as well as original robotic creatures such as the Enforcer and Scout.

One of the primary game mechanics of the game is taming creatures. The majority of creatures can be tamed by the player, though some, such as Meganeura or Titanomyrma, cannot. The taming method varies creature by creature. Most creatures are "violent" tames, meaning the players must knock the creature out using tranquilizer projectiles like tranq darts or by using blunt weapons, such as a club. Oftentimes players will need to keep the dinosaur sedated for the duration of the tame. Some dinosaurs take longer than others to tame, therefore require more narcotics. Players are able to use narcoberries, or craft narcotics from narcoberries and spoiled meat. Once knocked out, the player must feed the creature their preferred food, such as berries for herbivores or raw meat for carnivores. Different foods help tame animals at varying speeds. Most creatures tame most effectively — and quickest — with a food called Kibble, which is an item crafted using eggs from another creature. Some creatures can also be tamed passively, by approaching them and carefully giving them food. Once a creature is tamed, it will follow the commands of the player who tamed them. As well, most creatures can be ridden, and therefore allow the player to utilize the creature's abilities, such as flight or fast underwater movement.[5] When riding atop certain creatures, players may still be able to use weapons. They can also be used to carry items, and players can issue offensive and defensive commands to them; for example, a pack of Utahraptors can be assigned to defend the base, or a group of Triceratops can be ordered to attack an enemy's base.[5] Some of the larger creatures, such as a Brontosaurus or Mosasaurus, can have a building platform placed on their back, giving players a mobile, though small, base.[8] The game also features various other animals, such as the dodo, saber-toothed tiger, woolly mammoth, Meganeura, Titanomyrma, and Doedicurus.[7] Every creature in the game has living ecosystems and predator hierarchies.[9]

Players must keep track of various meters, such as health, stamina, oxygen, hunger, thirst, and "weight", or how much they can carry. Should players take damage, their health meter will gradually regenerate if they have consumed the necessary food, or if they craft items that regenerate the health meter at a faster pace. Otherwise, a player's health meter will gradually regenerate slowly over time.[10] Players can gain experience through harvesting materials, crafting, killing, or discovering explorer notes. Once the player has obtained enough experience, they will gain a level point, which can be spent improving one of the player's stats, which include max health, max stamina, max oxygen, max food meter, max water meter, max carry weight, melee damage, movement speed, and crafting speed. As of June 2020, the maximum player level is 105, an additional 45 levels to be gained by defeating end-game bosses and 5 acquired by leveling up a chibi (cosmetic pet obtain through an in-game event). Tamed creatures can also gain experience and level points, which can be spent on similar stats. Creatures spawn into the game at levels ranging from 1 to 150, and, when tamed, can gain up to 75 more levels by gaining experience. There are also dinosaurs which can be tamed at a higher level, the tek dinosaurs. These spawn at a maximum level of 180. There are specific varieties of creatures, for instance, the Rock Drake, or the Wyvern variants, which are able to spawn up to level 190, but they are untameable in the wild, and instead must be hatched from their respective egg.

Players can build structures throughout the world. To build a base, players must acquire structure components—such as floors, doors and windows built with the resources littered throughout the world—which are earned as they progress and gain levels, then collect the necessary materials to make them. These components can then be crafted and placed in the world. Players can create any structure, as long as they have the logistics and resources; the structural integrity of the building is compromised when the pillars and foundations are destroyed.[5] Structures can be built from various tiers of materials, with better tiers providing more protection, but costing more resources to create. Players start out by creating thatch structures, then moving on to wood, stone, metal, and finally tek, a futuristic and late-game material. There are also glass structures that can be used to gain a greenhouse effect on plants grown inside. Adobe structures block heat from outside for an ideal temperature in the building. Players can also craft items in the game, such as weapons, by collecting the resources and technology required for crafting.[11] In addition, players can craft and attach accessories to their weapons, such as a scope or flashlight for a pistol or assault rifle.[12]

Development[edit]

Preliminary work on Ark: Survival Evolved began in October 2014.[13]Studio Wildcard, the Seattle-based team behind the game, co-opted Egypt-based developer Instinct Games to facilitate development.[14] When researching for information about the game's prehistoric species, the development team read "general audience books" and online articles, and sought assistance from friends who studied in the fields in biological sciences.[7] When creating the species and world, the team took creative license for gameplay purposes, although there is an in-game reason that the species have diverged from their historical counterparts.[7] Many of the development team members were inspired by dinosaur films such as Jurassic Park and The Land Before Time.[15]

The team added features to the game that would appeal to all players, as opposed to specifically players of the survival genre, such as the ability to simply explore the island and compete against large bosses, as a reward for uncovering secrets of the island.[16] They also added an end-game for players to strive towards, as they felt that most survival games lack a final goal. They wanted to "provide a depth and scope that allows for the world to not just be a means to an end [...] but also a place to explore", said creative director Jesse Rapczak.[5]

The game, powered by Unreal Engine 4, contains "tens of thousands" of artificial intelligence entities, according to Rapczak.[9] It also features support for virtual reality (VR) gameplay; Rapczak, who has almost three years of experience with head-mounted displays, described the game as being designed with VR in mind from the beginning.[9]

The game was initially released through Steam Early Access for Microsoft Windows on June 2, 2015,[17] shortly before the theatrical release of Jurassic World later that month. Rapczak said that the game's release was scheduled to take advantage of the "dino fever" that was present with the film's imminent release.[18] The game subsequently received an Early Access release for Linux and OS X on July 1, 2015,[14] and through the Xbox Game Preview Program for Xbox One on December 16, 2015;[19] a PlayStation 4 version was released on December 6, 2016.[20] The final game launched on August 29, 2017, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One;[20] it was originally intended for release in June 2016,[14] but was delayed in April.[21] The game launched with support for Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR,[17] and the Xbox One version was released via the [email protected] program.[14] The standard version was released alongside an "Explorer's Edition", which included a season pass with three expansions, and the "Collector's Edition", which included a season pass as well as, a necklace, a map, a notebook, a development team poster, a wooden chest packaging, and the game's official soundtrack.[22]Android and iOS versions were released on June 14, 2018,[23] and a Nintendo Switch version was released on November 30, 2018.[24] A Stadia version was announced by Google in October 2020, originally scheduled for release in early 2021;[25] it was released on September 1.[26] An enhanced version of the game will be accessible on Xbox Series X and Series S, featuring increased details, resolution, and draw distance.[27]

Game modes[edit]

On March 16, 2016, the Survival of the Fittest game mode was released in early access as a free standalone game with no microtransactions; it was scheduled to fully launch in mid 2016,[21] but was eventually merged back to the main game as the development team did not wish to monetize on its release, and wanted to ensure that modders can apply the development kit of Survival Evolved to create mods for Survival of the Fittest.[28] There will be various eSports tournaments of the game mode, with a prize pool of US$50,000.[29] Players who played Survival of the Fittest before it was merged back into the main game can continue to play the game without paying an extra cost, while new players must pay before getting access to it. It will be available for every player who purchases the main game.[28][30]

On March 25, 2019, game developers announced a new mode of gameplay: Classic PVP. The new game mode was made available on PC April 2, 2019. The update aims to revert the PVP meta back to the younger days of Ark via clustered servers with limitations such as: no official tribe alliances, limits to tribe size, lack of evolution events, un-tame-able Tek dinos, no access to Aberration and Extinction content, no Tek Engrams and reduced scaling of weapon damage.[31]

Expansions[edit]

On September 1, 2016, Studio Wildcard released the paid downloadable content (DLC) Scorched Earth. The expansion includes a new, desert map as well as several desert-themed resources and items. It also features new creatures, some of which are fictional, like the Wyvern and the Rock Elemental (based on the Golem). Some of the new creatures are not tameable, such as the Jug Bug, a fictional grasshopper-like insect equipped with a fluid-storing pouch on its back that stores water or oil. Scorched Earth has three unique weather patterns: Sandstorms radically reduce visibility and drain stamina, Superheat will drain your water at a much faster rate than normal heat and induce Heat Stroke fairly quickly, while electrical storms will temporarily shut down electrical devices and prevent firearms (and Tek Saddles) from firing.

The release of paid DLC for a game still in early access caused negative reaction among players of the game, resulting in many negative reviews on Steam right after the expansion launch.[32]

On December 12, 2017, the paid DLC Aberration was released, adding a new underground/alien-themed map and 15 new alien/underground themed creatures, such as a feathered dragon like creature known as a Rock Drake, which is capable of turning itself and its rider invisible. The Reaper, a xenomorph like creature with acidic abilities and "chestbruster" like reproductive cycle. The Ravager, a hairless canine predator that is capable of climbing up zip lines and vines. And the Nameless, chupacabra like creatures that are not tameble but act as enemies. The Nameless are hard to kill but they have some weaknesses, a weapon known as a "Charge Lantern" which can fend them off and "Light Pets" shoulder-mounted creatures that weaken the Nameless. new items are also added, such as climbing hooks and glider suits to navigate the hostile terrain.[33] The largest map in terms of playable area, Aberration also allowed players to continue the story line of Ark and discover more of the truth about the Ark worlds.

On November 6, 2018, the third paid DLC expansion, Extinction was published by Snail Games USA.[34] The expansion takes place on a future, dystopian Earth that has been corrupted by "Element"; various creatures have been infected by this Element and will attack the player regardless of their normal behavior. The DLC introduced a new mechanic to the game: PVE events in which the player must defend either orbital supply drops from space or Element mineral veins for loot and resources, respectively. New creatures are also introduced, both organic and technological, such as the Gasbags; an evolved tardigrade that can inflate itself and blast gas, or take flight. The Enforcer; a roboticlizard that is capable of teleportation. The final bosses of Extinction are called "Titans", powerful, giant, fictional creatures that are several magnitudes larger than any other creature in the game, and that can either be killed or temporarily tamed.

On February 25, 2020, the fourth paid DLC expansion, Genesis Part 1 was published by Snail Games USA.[35] This expansion takes place in a simulation allowing player to travel to 5 mini maps. Each mini map will be a different biome. The different biomes include an alien bog, A large frigid arctic landscape, A very large ocean biome, A large volcanic hell scape, home to an active volcano, and the high orbit of outer space itself with low gravity. The new expansion adds new resources, items, and 5 new tameable creatures. This includes creatures such as the Magmasaur, a bearded dragon fused with magma that can use fire-based attacks, as well as the Ferox, a four armed, lemur-like creature that transforms into a larger, more aggressive version of itself (similar to a werewolf). During Genesis Part 1, players will discover the story with a new AI like companion, HLN-A (Helena). The Genesis DLC adds new missions for players across the simulations that grants graded loots.

The fifth and final paid DLC expansion, Genesis Part 2 was teased on November 7, 2020. It was released on June 3, 2021.[36]

Reception[edit]

Reception

Ark: Survival Evolved received "mixed or average" reviews for the Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions, while the Switch version received "generally unfavourable" reviews, according to review aggregatorMetacritic.[37][38][39]

TJ Hafer's 7.7/10 review on IGN stated that "When I'm having a good time in Ark, I'm having a really good time. The problem is that those moments are usually one part to every nine parts menial grinding and crafting – especially at the later tech tiers. Having to repeat so much work after failing an attempt at a boss feels far too punishing, and some really dumb dinosaurs can take a lot of the challenge and sense of danger out of the many primal locations. Even with all of those quirks, however, I'm still hungry to play more after the 60 hours I've spent so far. There aren't a lot of survival games that have legitimately held my attention that long."[43]

GameSpot gave the game a 6/10, saying: "This outstanding sense of place and mood is offset by the sheer difficulty of everything that you have to do, the spectacular amounts of time necessary to experience even a tenth of what the game has to offer, and the randomness of death constantly destroying everything that you have built."[42] Ian Birnbaum of PC Gamer gave the game a score of 72/100, stating it to be "a bloated, grindy mess, but so packed with options that a better game is hidden inside it."[44]

The Switch version was panned by critics for being notably downgraded in order for it to adequately run on the console, being criticized for its low resolution and frame rate, minimal level of detail, blurry texturing, low poly models, stability issues, and loading times.[45]Eurogamer likened the port to a "poorly compressed JPEG version of an impressionist painting".[46]

Sales[edit]

Within a month of its early access release on Steam, Ark had sold over one million copies.[47] By August 2016, the game had over 5.5 million sales across both Windows and Xbox One, with about 1.5 million from the Xbox One platform.[48]

Co-founder Jesse Rapczak explained that the release of the Genesis expansions was partially due to the unexpected market success of Extinction and the season pass, and partially due to his belief that the storyline of ARK could be expanded upon.[49]

Sequel and spin-offs[edit]

Two spin-off games developed by Snail Games' Peacock Studio and Snail Games USA, respectively, were released in March 2018: Ark Park, a virtual reality game, and PixARK, a sandbox survival game.[50][51]

A sequel, Ark II, was announced at The Game Awards 2020. The game will star Vin Diesel.[52]

Animated series[edit]

An animated series based on the games was announced at The Game Awards 2020. It will feature Madeleine Madden, Michelle Yeoh, Gerard Butler, Jeffrey Wright, David Tennant, Zahn McClarnon, Devery Jacobs, Ragga Ragnars, Elliot Page, Karl Urban, Malcolm McDowell, Deborah Mailman, Juliet Mills, Alan Tudyk, Ron Yuan, Russell Crowe and Vin Diesel.[53]

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