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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: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 2, 2017
    80
    I felt like I have grown along with the game, however, the constant graphical issues and glitches do pull it down to a point of annoyance that couldn’t be ignored.
  2. Aug 29, 2017
    73
    After a long time, Ark Survival Evolved arrives as one of the best survival games. Its a pity that developers have not fixed the performance problems, because it affects the experience quite a bit, but if you like dinosaurs and you don't care about performance, you will love it.
  3. Sep 8, 2017
    73
    A highly deep, varied and compelling survival game, but after two years in Game Preview this final version still feels like an early access game, with several technical problems and requesting gamers to pay for DLC even if it's now more than three times original price.
  4. Sep 8, 2017
    70
    Amazing things are possible in the ARK — the gun-wielding soldier set high atop the most badass predator of all time comes to mind — but the experience is clouded by the best ones being locked behind excessive grinding, boring farming and the need for a large group. System commands and customizable settings can ease some of the pain, but the base concept remains a chore. A messy UI and the lack of a tutorial leave you alone in the dark, forced to spend hours researching on your own in order to figure out what's what. But there's no denying that if you're willing to put in the time, you will be rewarded with some incredible gameplay moments, especially if your friends join you on the ARK.
  5. Oct 17, 2017
    70
    Ark: Survivor Evolved is not a game for everyone. But if you have patience, and are willing to learn the basics the hard way the payoff is huge. A bit clumsy control on the consoles aside, this is one of the most addictive games this year.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 21, 2017
    60
    Performance issues and progression complaints compromise this survival fantasy. [Nov 2017, p.86]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. Apr 8, 2018
    10
    The low score for this game was done when it was an early access title full of bugs. Its an exceptionally ambitious title and understandable aThe low score for this game was done when it was an early access title full of bugs. Its an exceptionally ambitious title and understandable a difficult one to get right, the sheer freedom in this game is unmatched from the building to the combat to pvp diplomacy and the interactions with the fauna it is all amazing. The warning I do have however is that it is an anarchy simulator! some people will be crushed and will not be able to handle it, but for those that can rise to alpha status they will have a blast with the freedom that Ark provides. Expand
  2. Dec 5, 2018
    10
    ARK is a pure masterpiece! While it is not comparable to the AAA classics that we have today but we must not forget that ARK is an independentARK is a pure masterpiece! While it is not comparable to the AAA classics that we have today but we must not forget that ARK is an independent game developed by a small studio!

    Let's not start the positives: The content of the game is just huge! There are more than a hundred dinosaurs and creatures of all kinds, and it is possible that I am wrong and there are even more! The graphics and art direction of this game are just sublime, immersive environments and especially life is present everywhere, you can watch the dinosaurs move and attack others or attack them yourself or tame them! The music (soundtrack) of this game is just fantastic and absolutely fabulous, Gareth Coker did a monster job! It is, I think, one of the games with the best BO in the independent domain! Not to mention the DLC which are certainly paying, but still add tens or hundreds of hours of games to the basic game that is already very long! And do not say that the game is flat and contains no story, just see the number of notes arranged throughout the map and especially the cinematic end to understand that the game hides a big story behind.

    But, as in all excellent games, there are negative points: Unfortunately the game is not very very well optimized, although there is still a huge difference between the advance access version and the final version, the game in Ultra is almost unplayable for those who do not have a GTX 1070 or 1080 and again ... But hey, I personally play high with a GTX 1080 and the game runs very well! Unofficial servers (which are purchased on hosting sites such as Nitroserv or OMGSERV) are not stable at all! There are many lags, automatic disconnections and crashes.

    But luckily the game remains fun to play for those who want to have fun with friends! For those interested in history, there are many secrets to discover and mysteries to solve! And the support of mod via the workshop extends enormously the game! Whether mods that add maps, creatures, gameplay, armor / weapons / tools and etc! In short, ARK is one of the best independent games in history!
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  3. Jun 25, 2020
    8
    Dino survival game. One of the best survival games. Can have lag issues due to size of maps and number of players. The survival game withDino survival game. One of the best survival games. Can have lag issues due to size of maps and number of players. The survival game with takes to get this formula right with a fix to servers will be the game to be. Expand
  4. Aug 31, 2017
    6
    ARK Survival Evolved
    Theres something here, but its half baked
    ARK Survival Evolved is out of BETA, but unfortunately it doesn’t quite feel
    ARK Survival Evolved
    Theres something here, but its half baked
    ARK Survival Evolved is out of BETA, but unfortunately it doesn’t quite feel like it..
    Fair Warning im awful at survival games and they don’t keep my attention for long…so if youre looking for an in depth review on all the survival stuff, youre not going to get it here,
    As a casual survival game fan, Ark survival is probably the most half baked one ive played..
    The hardest part of this game is actually getting into a server…
    the server numbers don’t make sense as there are some with numbers way over the limit and others that say they are under the limit until you try to join it..
    but once you do find a server, this server is basically your home unless you want a fresh start..
    There are 2 modes you can play in… one having modern technology and one focusing on just primitive technology, but you choose an area to spawn in at ..all with different difficulties with your fresh character and you get to surviving…
    |Knowing how to survive is one thing..
    knowing how the game works is another because this post beta game has no proper tutorial to teach you the game. I had to go to youtube to learn how to pick up stones, im not even joking…
    I found myself doing this a lot when I ran into questions like how to tame a dinosaur..
    oh did I forget to mention dinosaurs..
    theres dinosaurs…
    This game is full of them but theyre not as cool as I thought they would be..
    Theyre essentially jerks that try to kill you while you collect sticks rocks and berries… .
    the game is a pretty steady evolution of equipment which is cool..
    youll level up as you craft, collect, and hunt.. and you can dump skill points into stats but you can also learn how to craft new items like fires to cook raw meat.. btw another youtube trip.. how do you start a fire…
    the higher level you are the better items you can craft and the better dinosaurs you can tame, ill save you the trip.;. you beat them until theyre unconscious and throw a saddle on them,...
    But as a survival game you have to manage your health, hydration, hunger, and body temperature…
    This is done by collecting berries, building shelter, hunting animals with the weapons you craft, or going for a swim..
    this was the coolest part is how easy not dying of thirst is here…
    finaly a survival game gets it.. let me just drown myself until im not thirsty anymore..
    it works in this game as it should…
    but there are pvp and pve servers.. there are other people running around, theyl lbuild huts and fires too, these items cant be destroyed as youre able to lock them, but you can squad up and join tribes.. or be a lone wolf like me cause youre awesome at surviving and you don’t need a tribe…
    theres no real task here… its just dumb fun of running around a map and try to build the coolest stuff you can, sort of like minecraft with none of the fun stuff but with dinosaurs…
    which again are here to kill you…
    when you die you have all of your blueprints and levels… and youre able to rush to your dead body fr your gear if you can remember where you died at.. but other players can pick your gear too so good luck…
    I see the good in this game, I can understand why people love it and how they can have fun within its world…
    of creating your own survival goals and setting out to accomplish them..
    but it’s a half baked game that still feels as though its in beta…
    I cant argue that this game isn’t fun.. but I can argue that there are plenty of better more polished survival games out there on console
    I give ARK Survival Evolved
    a 6/10
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  5. Nov 28, 2017
    4
    This is the worst game that I've sunk hundreds of hours into. The only reason I've sunk hundreds of hours into is because I play with aThis is the worst game that I've sunk hundreds of hours into. The only reason I've sunk hundreds of hours into is because I play with a couple of friends. The game is a great concept, poorly executed. And rather than fix the problems that exist(broken networking being #1 up there), they would rather make paid DLC.

    My wife calls it the pooping game, which is pretty great. But there is nothing polished about this steaming pile of Large Animal Feces.

    However, if you have some friends with a sense of humor who enjoy sinking hundreds of hours into repetitive tasks that start to feel like a second job, this is the game for you!
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  6. Jul 18, 2018
    1
    Les jeux de survie sont à la mode depuis quelque temps, un principe évidemment séduisant sur le papier mais qui débouche trop souvent sur desLes jeux de survie sont à la mode depuis quelque temps, un principe évidemment séduisant sur le papier mais qui débouche trop souvent sur des baudruches vides, surtout lorsqu'elles sont boulottées par des studios plus ou moins indés, plus ou moins médiocres et incapables.

    Comme le but prioritaire est le multi-joueurs, on y observe avec consternation des mécaniques de grind absolument épouvantables (il faut garder les kévins le plus longtemps possible sur le jeu, les kévins et leurs copains krololol) afin qu'ils achètent les extensions et autres DLC... et continuent de jouer.

    Ark cela dit, est tout-à-fait jouable en solo -et sans connexion aucune- et laisse au joueur unique la liberté de modifier moult paramètres de l'expérience. Hélas, la traduction française a été faite par des amateurs (des "fans") qui n'ont aucune idée de ce qu'ils font et qui auraient mieux fait d'aller cueillir des pâquerettes ou de continuer leur farmage tranquillou.

    Jeu de survie donc mais aussi de "construction" puisqu'on peut construire sa maison et des machins et des trucs mais là encore, il faut farmer les ressources comme un Coréen et apprivoiser ces cons de dinos avec d'autres bidules à farmer : de toute façon, t'as pas le choix, tu descends dans cette putain de mine, tu la fermes et tu bosses 24/7.

    Sur Xbox, il faudra se taper une interface conçue pour le PC, son clavier et sa petite souris mais avec une seule manette en tout et pour tout : on a rarement vu aussi bâclé à cet égard. De toute manière, rien n'est expliqué, ni de près ni de loin : t'as qu'à "survivre"... Et effectivement, le jeu ne va pas survivre bien longtemps dans ces conditions et finir dans les affres de la désinstallation.

    Graphiquement, le jeu n'est pas bien beau malgré une optimisation pour la X mais tourne à peu près correctement. On s'ennuie donc rapidement à refaire la même chose sans arrêt et ce n'est pas l'idée de grinder ces merdes avec des kévins qui va nous rassurer, bien au contraire.

    Voilà, Ark survival n'a pas survécu et comme il est aussi disponible sur galette, c'est chouette : on peut caler des tas de trucs avec. La musique du menu était sympa.
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  7. May 14, 2020
    0
    Visually is stunning but the mechanics are awful. I had this games since it was in the Preview stage and all I can say is that it should haveVisually is stunning but the mechanics are awful. I had this games since it was in the Preview stage and all I can say is that it should have never been released the way it is now. Button mechanics do not work, whistle literally does nothing and you have to spam for an action to work properly. The game lags every 5 seconds and can also freeze your game and you will still take damage and lose everything and won't be able to do anything. This game is not worth $40 the way it is now and should definitely be worked on. After 2 hours of playing this game you are going to wish you played something else. Expand

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