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  • Summary: Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate, and escape.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Sep 6, 2017
    75
    ARK: Survival Evolved is a videogame with tons of possibilities where we'll fall in love with its splendorous aesthetics, its content and its particularly attractive thematic. It's sad, though, that our most important enemy in a world plagued with dinosaurs may be its disastrous optimization.
  2. Sep 4, 2017
    75
    ARK is fun, for amazing moments, but it has plenty of bugs that often spoil the fun. In its best moments this survival game is a dream for every dinosaurs fan, but it can be very repetitive and boring due to grind-based game mechanics.
  3. 75
    Ark: Survival Evolved has a bunch of interesting ideas. But by attempting to be a jack-of-all-trades, it doesn’t really feel like it has mastered any particular element. This doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had in the ARK; if you enjoy the brutal survival mechanics on offer here, then you will likely spend many dozens, if not hundreds, of hours in the quite lengthy grind as you conquer the primitive world.
  4. Sep 8, 2017
    70
    Ark: Survival Evolved is far from being complete, what with its many bugs and a feature bloat that doesn’t always hit the nail on the head. And yet, it’s still an addictive grind that proves that life can find a way.
  5. Sep 20, 2017
    70
    If you have friends, Ark: Survival Evolved is a fun survival game, with options such as PvP or PvE servers to make every player happy. If you primarily play alone, however, this game will require a heavy set of grinding and repetition, turning off any players hoping to just get a taste of some dinosaur action.
  6. Sep 14, 2017
    70
    It's incredibly ambitious, but without spending hours upon hours building a safe haven to protect you from the brutality of PvP, the single player feels a bit redundant without anyone to play with.
  7. Aug 29, 2017
    60
    Ark: Survival Evolved is a half-baked game that still isn’t worth full price.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 126
  2. Negative: 73 out of 126
  1. Dec 17, 2016
    10
    Las primeras horas lo odiaras porque no pararas de morir y no te enteraras de nada, pero conforme vayas aprendiendo sus mecanicas, consigasLas primeras horas lo odiaras porque no pararas de morir y no te enteraras de nada, pero conforme vayas aprendiendo sus mecanicas, consigas asentarte en un buen sitio en el que ir prosperando junto a tu tribu lo empezaras a amar hasta un punto obsesivo. No hago mas que pensar en salir del trabajo para ir a ver a mi Raptor, explorar el bello mundo de Ark, contactar con otras tribus amistosas, aplastar a todo aquel que me ataque a mi, a mi tribu o a mis animales, y un sin fin de historias mas que crearan los propios jugadores porque en Ark la historia la creas tu y la gente que puebla cada servidor al mas puro estilo rolero. Infinitamente recomendable, y para ser un early acces tiene mas contenido y es mas divertido que la inmensa mayoria del catalogo actual de juegos, eso si Ark nunca te lleva de la mano, exige paciencia, tiempo, cooperacion con otros jugadores y mirar muchas guias por internet, lo que para algunos lo hara tan especial y para jugadores mas casuales tan odioso. Compradlo sin dudar. Expand
  2. Jan 25, 2022
    10
    Great game just have to get through the first couple of hours then it’s endless fun.
  3. Feb 5, 2018
    8
    I really like this game, but in some cases developers are lazy. My rate is 8!
  4. Dec 6, 2017
    3
    The idea of the game itself its actually not to bad,but its worse with everything else. If you wanna play on your own it takes hours and hoursThe idea of the game itself its actually not to bad,but its worse with everything else. If you wanna play on your own it takes hours and hours to get anywhere, and yet if you play with friends its a nightmare also because to save money they used potato servers instead of proper ones. I ve bought this game when it was in alfa realise, today this game is officially released but nothing really changed since then, the servers are still lagging and take ages to load while in the game and its not only ps4 having this problems, its in all the platforms like that. Overall i could be more happy with the game if they make it a bit faster and of course the servers need extra touch as well, the last thing would be grinding.. Unless you have 5 people in your tribe its no problem but if you deicide to play on your own... well you can't and you won't, trust me. I wouldn't recommend anyone to spend your hard earned money on this game Expand
  5. Dec 29, 2016
    2
    Do not buy this game until they fix it! This is a No Mans Sky mk 2 but worse.

    I couldn't stand by and let another gamer be caught out by
    Do not buy this game until they fix it! This is a No Mans Sky mk 2 but worse.

    I couldn't stand by and let another gamer be caught out by another broken game like this one that I just had to set up this account to express my disbelief at how badly this game runs on the PS4. Yes it has potential and I wish it truely worked but the game is broken at the time of writing this and yes! this is another no mans sky stunt, no sorry... that was more stable of a game and Sony's shadey way of keeping your money because of their self set rules of digital content is disgraceful. (Which are null and void in the UK if the content is faulty)

    You cant play on the original Ark world as server support is limited so half of the game you cant even play with other people because they are always full. So in effect you are forced to purchase the the dlc as well if you want to play online and enjoy the game in any way (thats if you can get over the various game crashes). The only problem with the dlc is that the scorched earth map is MUCH! harder to survive in and you are given zero directions on how to play the game, you cant find water in a desert and the game is impossible to survive alone, did I mention you cant invite your friends online? Fine I accept its a learning process and 'get gud' and all but this is a poor port of a game and should not be on Sony's shelf with the state it's in.

    Forget about setting a private server up and play with your friends, if the freezing of the game just by sending an invite wont stop you, the constant NAT types issues that the developers havent fixed for the last few weeks will stop you.

    All my friends who were excited to play this said it was broken and got their refunds, so am I and you should avoid it for at least a year.

    PLEASE AVOID!
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  6. Nov 21, 2020
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I used to love the game back when I felt the devs cared about us. But now I realize they don't they let the servers get to out of hand with mega tribes and under mappers there no point of playing anymore As soon as you start you get wiped by a mega tribes and ran off every server they honestly just need to wipe every server and start fresh Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Die Community kriegt bessere Sachen hin als Die Entwickler selber ......... Expand

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