ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

Studio Wildcard
$35.99 +
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$35.99 +
save $24.00  •  8 days remaining



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! TAME, TRAIN, BREED & RIDE DINOSAURS, IN A LIVING ECOSYSTEM Over 50 creatures can be tamed using a challenging subdue-&-protect process. Weaken a feral creature to knock it out, and then nursing it to health. Once tamed, you can issue commands to your Pet, which it may follow depending on how well you’ve tamed and trained it. Pets continue to level-up and consume food, and carry Inventory and Equipment. Fly a Pteranodon over the mountains, race through the jungle with a pack of Raptors, or chase down prey on a T-Rex! Experience a dynamic ecosystem with its own predator & prey hierarchies. Breed Pets through successive generations to generate the best traits. Or put more simply, breed & raise Dino Babies! FOOD, WATER, TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER Eat and drink to survive, with different foods having different nutritional values (including human meat!). All actions drain food and water, and long-distance travel is draining. Inventory weight slows you down, and the day/night cycle and weather alter the environment. Craft clothing, build shelter, and use fire to protect yourself against damage & the elements. HARVEST, CRAFT, AND PAINT ITEMS Harvest trees, ore, and more to become a master crafter. Use your hands, a Smithy, or a Fabricator to craft increasingly complex and powerful gear. Build a massive base using modular pieces--ranging from Thatch, to Wood, to Stone, to Metal. Customize your base by painting it and placing signs that you can actually draw on. Weapons, clothing, & armor gear can also be painted to express your own visual style. SUMMON THE ULTIMATE LIFE FORMS Bring rare items to special Summon locations to awaken the ARK’s mythical creatures, who arrive ready for battle. These monstrosities provide an end-game goal for the most experienced Tribes and their Pets, and yield valuable items if they are defeated. RPG STATISTICS Level-Up your survivor by gaining experience through in-game actions to learn new crafting Engrams, or find higher level item Blueprints in the most dangerous parts of the ARK. Customize the look of your character with a complex character creation system. HARDCORE MECHANICS Items have durability and wear out with use if not repaired. When you leave the game, your character remains “sleeping” in the persistent world. Your inventory also exists in the persistent world, vulnerable to theft. Death means permanent loss, and you can even enslave other players for your own purposes. LARGE WORLD PERSISTENCE On the 70+ player servers, your character, everything you built, and your pets stay in-game even when you leave. Special themed events will occur in the world with corresponding limited-run items!

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One


  • Xbox One X Enhanced
  • Online multiplayer - (1-64)
  • HDR
  • Shared/Split screen
  • Online co-op

Additional info

Published by
Studio Wildcard

Release date

Approximate download size
51.22 GB

  • Age rating
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board



    Crude Humor

    Use of Alcohol


    Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB

In-app purchases
- $31.49

Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

Publisher Info
Publisher Support

Additional terms
Xbox Live code of conduct

Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

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A great character builder, you will be broken

Survival is real with Hunger, dehydration, hypothermia, disease, and predators. The various beast can be both terrifying enemies and reliable comrades. Building in this world is only limited to the imagination of the individual. The world is vast, and contains secrets and rare resources that can be used to craft various items. These items range from stone age to futuristic technology. Clothing, tools, structures, weapons, an everything that is made can be painted to express unique style. HOWEVER, this game is not for the faint of heart. Everything in this game is EARNED through hard work and time. literal hours will be spent doing tedious things. YOU WILL LOSE EVERYTHING. It is guaranteed. You are not cut out for this game if you cannot deal with adversity, loss, and helplessness. Online is brutal, you need nerves of steel. Between the dangerous environment and the even more viscous people, It takes extreme will power to conquer the ARK. All of this is why I haven't stopped playing.

713 out of 794 people found this helpful.

Good for all gamer types

This game seems to have everything for every player type. Want PvP? It has it. Want PvE? yep its got that too. How about some calming Casual Play? Not a problem. And for those that just like to build things there is tons of that in the game. It even has Solo/Privaate play for those lone wolves. Only thing i dont like is the Host link where you Absolutely must stay with the host at all times. Otherwise its a very well constructed game and very entertaining.

140 out of 153 people found this helpful.

Still developing but love it :)

Love the game! Just a few things would make it even better. Lower tame times...keep it just as hard to bring the dino down but make it reasonable for the taming part...6 hours is just crazy. 1 hour tops is reasonable for anything. 3 hours for breeding times. Make it easier to get the cure or at least make it storable....Swampfever is going to frustrate the newbies til they quit before they even can start loving the game....there goes your profits and player base. You need to focus on attracting and KEEPING new players. They will just quit if they get the fever and can't cure it easier. PVP servers should wipe every 3 months or so. Some tribes have become so entrenched that no one else has a chance on that server....eventually the server will just die without new players wanting to play on it. Give everyone a fresh start and new chance. PVE servers should have an admin to check on them every month or so. Someone to solve disputes without players kiting gigas to bases turning it to PVP.

321 out of 361 people found this helpful.

Ark Survival Evolved Pros & Cons

Ark Survival Evolved is by far my personal favorite game and i only want the best for the game and its developers. Of course there are a few problems with the game like a host barrier in non dedicated servers and there are not as many options as there should be for making your server statistics the way you want them or the way you feel they should be. I wish to see these things added and removed from the game. Thank you for many hours of dinosaur filled fun !!! ❤

146 out of 161 people found this helpful.

Fun, but...

It's difficult yet fun, the variety of the dinos and animals is amazing. The graphics and framerate are iffy, but I can forgive an early access game for that. Honestly, the only issues I had were with other players. I'd often not be able to settle due to greater players destroying me despite me being miles away from any bases and having nothin better than a spear and a thatch hut. On some servers, I would spawn in just to be killed by spike traps conviniently placed on every spawn point in a certain zone. I'll keep playing, but I'll stick to single player.

247 out of 280 people found this helpful.

Great Overall BUT......

The game itself is phenomenal and the devs put a lot of time in the game and community. The game is also beautiful but it has intese glare. The game does lag, not enough to rage quit but enough to get frustrated. The AI sucks but the variety is great. Would recommend.

300 out of 344 people found this helpful.

please read this before you buy

After a recent update the offical servers are now 2x everything making this game so much less of a grind. However playing solo is very tough and earning people's trust is also rough to get into a decent tribe. But- once you're in a good tribe then the real fun starts.

117 out of 129 people found this helpful.

Ark is the best.

Ark is one of the best games I've played in a long time. From the stunning visuals and the gameplay mechanics makes this. In no other game can you be taming a dino and throw your poo at a charging creature that wants to eat you and your taming creature. The only issue is the framerate, as it suffers a little bit. Not really enough to be a huge issue, but it is noticable. I can't really speak on the multiplayer aspect of the game as I typically played single player, to get the best out of what I did. All in all, I give this game a perfect score for endless replay value and the potential social value.

88 out of 98 people found this helpful.


the community is mean and toxic and also ruin the game in many aspects. but otherwise good game untill you get gangbanged by troodons in south, keep in mind south is supposed to be easy...

337 out of 391 people found this helpful.

Best way to play

The game it self is worth buying but for those of you still looking into buying it. keep in mind start off on a privet server of your own with the live game seting so you get to understanding the game and how it works. then when you are use to it I highly advise you and a few friends start fresh going it alone is a bad idea unless your a vet of this game pluse numbers do make the differance here at times. Overall great game so long as you know what to do before jumping in to pvp or pve

136 out of 154 people found this helpful.

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