Ark: Survival Evolved Review

Last week we saw the release of Wild Card Studio's ARK: Survival Evolved, a game where you can (if you want) have Dinosaurs with Lazers! ARK has gone through a long process to get where it is today, having started in 2015 on Steam's Early Access program and then moving…

The Crit:

Story - 85%
Graphics - 87%
Audio - 83%
Gameplay - 81%
Replayability - 78%


User Rating: 3.5 ( 1 votes)

Last week we saw the release of Wild Card Studio’s ARK: Survival Evolved, a game where you can (if you want) have Dinosaurs with Lazers! ARK has gone through a long process to get where it is today, having started in 2015 on Steam’s Early Access program and then moving on to Xbox’s Game Preview program. Along the way, the team really made an awesome fun and some times a frustrating game. I say frustrating because you have a little bit of grinding to do before you can actually get to be doctor Evil wannabe.

The game world of ARK is roughly 48 square kilometers, it really gives you a lot of space to explore and it is really worthwhile exploring. With about 60 species of dino’s to try and tame. The graphics in the game is amazingly done and if it wasn’t for that damn Tyranasorusrex that kept bothering me I would have had an awesome base…with a view. ARK is also made for multiplayer, you can join a public server or host a private one where you and your friends can join and concur ARK as its supreme leaders. The one thing that I noted was that your single player experience and resources don’t transfer to a multiplayer game, this means that you and your buddies need to start from the beginning. When you create your game you can set almost everything of what happens in the game, what type of damage you would do to how much resources you can gather. This can make the game really fun as well make it really frustratingly challenging. One other thing that my brother in-law noted was that his graphics on his PC felt a bit smoother than on the PS4, but I think that was sorted out with the day one patch(yes there was a day one patch of about 20gigs!).

The team from Wild Card Studios really made an awesome game, with really good graphics, game play and dinosaurs with lasers. Overall I was really happy with the game, a bit frustrating at sometimes and one or two glitches. I do feel that it would be worthwhile getting and spending the extra amount on the Explorer’s Edition(just remember to make space on you PS4 for the 20gig patch). I would recommend this to any gamer that loves survival games and Dinosaurs. This is your local mad scientists signing out….and I shall call him fluffy, best name for a Tyranasorusrex

Additional Information

Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4/Xbox One/PC
Genre: Action Survival 
Age Rating: 16
Publisher/Developer: Studio Wildcard
Estimated RRP: R799
Release Date: 28 August 2017


  • It has Freaking Dinosaurs!! What else do you want!!?!
  • Dinosaurs with Lasers, that what we got


  • You do need a network connection to get the full experience of the game
  • Some dino shenanigans….nothing a patch can’t fix

About Gert Rautenbach

Gert Rautenbach
Mad Scientist by day, Reviewer by night, These are the strange tales of the man known to most as LukeRaNcOr! I am an avid collector of Comics and Games(starting from the very old ZX Spectrum) and a intermediate(hoping for advanced) scale model builder. I also like Anime especially mecha based anime and build electronic circuits for my quest in World Domination! If I'm not doing any of the above I relax with a good book and the company of my awesome wife that supports my endeavors of being the best Mad Scientist there can be!

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