ARK Park Image
Metascore
46

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: A virtual reality adventure, allowing players to get up close and personal with dinosaurs and their immersive primal environments.

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Ark Park - Exclusive Tech Demo
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    Ark Park is not the game we hoped to recommend to all owners of PlayStation VR.
  2. Apr 30, 2018
    65
    The pieces were all in place for ARK Park to be something brand new and highly compelling in the VR market, but fails to maximize on the opportunity. While it can be spectacular to look at, the gaming elements just feel tacked on as if there was a checklist of features to build in, whether they made sense or not.
  3. May 2, 2018
    56
    Ark Park has the ability to make us feel small in what could be a dangerous world of dinosaurs. The moments are there, you just have to find them.
  4. Mar 30, 2018
    50
    Instead of being a full-fat adaptation of Survival Evolved, ARK Park is more of a taster, chopping that game into smaller chunks, then isolating them. This isn’t the same sprawling open world shooter – it’s something much smaller and less substantive, though still looks to capture that core ARK essence. It may succeed on some level though, needless to say, those players who pony up £30 and go in blind could come away deeply dissatisfied.
  5. 50
    An unevenly executed mish-mash of ARK's cornerstone components, ARK Park shows some promise but is ultimately too flawed and poorly constructed to be recommended to anyone but wide-eyed, dino-hungry youngsters.
  6. Nov 6, 2018
    48
    A VR game that looks and plays almost like it was born during the PS2 era.
  7. Nov 22, 2018
    20
    ARK Park was meant to be a virtual dive in a dinosaur park, bad and dishonest, it looks more like carnosaur the video game.

See all 11 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Mar 28, 2018
    10
    To be honest, the game could use a bit more content and some polish, but overall the experience is great. I would for sure show this game toTo be honest, the game could use a bit more content and some polish, but overall the experience is great. I would for sure show this game to friends who come over to my house. It’s quite a nice showcase piece for someone who hasn’t tried VR before. Expand
  2. Apr 1, 2018
    10
    I like it. It is good and the price is ok in my opinion.
    But I hope you guys will still put some work in it to make it even better.
  3. Mar 28, 2018
    9
    The visual is beautiful, and my son loves it! But I think the battle needs to consider whether it can be accepted by children.
  4. Apr 4, 2018
    8
    We expect the game for a long time brfore, the overall picture is still good to enjoy, my child itself is a dinosaur fan and we are shockedWe expect the game for a long time brfore, the overall picture is still good to enjoy, my child itself is a dinosaur fan and we are shocked after playing, looking forward to the following version. Expand
  5. Mar 27, 2018
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Once you get past the extremely disappointing realization that you’ve been conned by the official trailer for this game (not one second of footage from the trailer comes from the actual gameplay), there are a few enjoyable aspects of this game. But it could have been so much more.

    Movement via instant transportation detracts a bit from feeling immersed in the game, but I don’t find it all that awkward. More disappointing is the extremely limited area of exploration in the handful of individual locales on the “Exploration” maps, and the fact that the dinosaurs have only one scripted routine in each location and you can’t really interact with them (though some will respond to feeding or bouncing a rock off of them). For the most part, it’s like they’re animatronics in a Disney attraction.

    The battle maps are simply wave shooters, and are pretty easy after you’ve worked your way up to the heavier firepower. And don’t bother looking around on the maps for dinosaur eggs, you acquire them on occasion when you kill the boss in the battles.

    Bottom line, there are dinosaurs in this game, but they’re few and far between (except when you’re killing them), and you won’t have much opportunity to interact with them. The graphics are actually rather primitive, nowhere near as good as Skyrim VR, for example. Gameplay has some enjoyable aspects, but this is basically a $5.00 game in a $50.00 package.
    Expand
  6. Mar 29, 2018
    4
    Nope, try again. Good visuals but silly scope. They tried for a cash grab and failed. Nothing here actually worth playing. Plenty of VRNope, try again. Good visuals but silly scope. They tried for a cash grab and failed. Nothing here actually worth playing. Plenty of VR games better worth your time than this one. Expand
  7. W_P
    Aug 18, 2019
    0
    Fully deserved zero, as Ark Park is the worst VR game I've ever played and probably the worst game I've ever played. I admit that the ratingFully deserved zero, as Ark Park is the worst VR game I've ever played and probably the worst game I've ever played. I admit that the rating for the game itself should be 1-2, but it should also be noted that the price of the game is high, and in all stores it is promoted by nicely looking trailers and screenshots, originating from promotional materials made for the exhibitions. We have to deal with even greater **** than in the NMS.
    Gameplay is woefully short, the animations look like they're from an asset store. On the graphic side, the PS2 level has been preserved. Everything is fuzzy due to the low resolution textures, water is just a flat surface that does not react to other objects. Exploration maps are basically only 5 room-size locations. All unlocks are completely useless. Multi of course doesn't work due to lack of players. One of the maps is a several minutes drive in a car, but it also is broken because the authors did not find time to correctly position the player in the vehicle.
    Moving the player came out tragically because you have to pay attention to the position of the camera after the jump and as a result the movement is very irritating. In general, the control of the game is clumsy.
    And the whole plot is closed in a tutorial.
    Simply put - Ark Park is a product implemented too fast and at a low cost, feeding on players who, tempted by relatively nice screenshots, will be fooled by idea of adventure with dinosaurs in VR.
    Expand

See all 11 User Reviews