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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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  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: 20 out of 57
  2. Negative: 28 out of 57
  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. Jul 16, 2018
    10
    I've been playing this game for a couple of months, so this is not a rush to judgement. I'm loving this thing. The only other game I've hadI've been playing this game for a couple of months, so this is not a rush to judgement. I'm loving this thing. The only other game I've had this much fun with was Monster Hunter 3. Maybe it's because I love the grind, maybe it's the variety of challenges. When you have a hoard of dinos that allow you to roll through the tougher areas of the map you still have caves and other environments that require re-thinking your strategy. The # of creatures and their varied talents and abilities make the # possible strategies and approaches seemingly endless. I've logged well over 200 hours on this game, and will surely do 400 more. I've hardly touched online multiplayer Arks, and hardly have built anything interesting in terms of dwellings. It feels like I'm just getting started.

    The criticisms are valid IMO, but the fun of the game way more than overcomes those annoyances. The bugginess is real, and forces me to shut the game down and go back to previous save points at times. Dinos get stuck in caves, getting them un-stuck is frustrating. The grinding is another common gripe, but for me I actually like that aspect. I guess if you don't have the patience for that then this is not the game for you.
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  3. Nov 27, 2017
    9
    Played this game for about 100 hrs, loved the fact that you are able to tame and ride dinos. Once you get your first Ptero the map is widePlayed this game for about 100 hrs, loved the fact that you are able to tame and ride dinos. Once you get your first Ptero the map is wide open for you. Exploring the wilderness is a main goal of this game, started playing on the Center, and the floating islands are awesome. Not to mention the underground lost world area. Has a lot of grinding, you can adjust the rate of which you get materials by playing on different servers, but overall awesome game. One downside is the Engram system, you will get to the point where you will run out of points and still have recipes that are locked, so you will need a tribe to be able to unlock everything. Expand
  4. Apr 29, 2019
    5
    I gotta say, this game was very time consuming. This game is a leech on life, it requires you to consistanly watch your stuff... so if you gotI gotta say, this game was very time consuming. This game is a leech on life, it requires you to consistanly watch your stuff... so if you got a job like i do and a life this game keeps you logged in and people steal or kill all your stuff all the time. Other than that (wich is the game pretty much) building and taming your dinos for war is actually pretty cool. now that i play with friends it seems it much easier to stay alive but this is still a brutal survival game. I would have given this a higher score but with the lag and the constant people glitch the game, such as DDOS your server or purposely causing roll backs, can get very annoying. there is a lot of cheaters in this game and with the lag spikes it generally makes it worse. if those issues were solved id rate this game a 7 or 8. Expand
  5. Jan 28, 2018
    3
    Maximum Survivor trophy on ps4 wont unlock without dlc as they added 15 more levels but you can only get them through dlc which you have to pay for.
  6. Jan 23, 2017
    1
    If you suffer from vertigo, this game is not for you at this time. I was unable to play due to the number of graphical issues in the game,If you suffer from vertigo, this game is not for you at this time. I was unable to play due to the number of graphical issues in the game, including black/white flashes of tearing near water, extremely bright lighting, rocks and other items flashing on the screen. After a whole 3 minutes, I had to shut it off.

    At this time, the was no indication on the PS store to indicate that this was in development not that this was an introductory price, even though the dev team has said that the official release is this spring.
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  7. Apr 11, 2019
    0
    waste of $$$, game for ps4 is a nigthmare, disc problems and crash ps4, show some errors and etc, all pics are fake , dont show actual game,waste of $$$, game for ps4 is a nigthmare, disc problems and crash ps4, show some errors and etc, all pics are fake , dont show actual game, but this like nice looking box with rubbish inside Expand

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