Game Preview This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game. Full details on the latest status of the game, how you can give feedback and report issues can be found at *PEGI RATING IS PROVISIONAL ARK: Survival Evolved on Xbox One includes an exclusive bionic “Tek” T-Rex and Safari Hat, free access to Xbox-specific ARK official servers, and a steady delivery of exclusive content prior to full game launch in June 2016. 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 64+ 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


  • Co-op Online
  • Multiplayer Online- 1 to 64 players

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Published by
Studio Wildcard

Approximate download size
31.61 GB

  • Age rating
  • Pan European Game Information



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

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Platform: Xbox

Glorious & Frustration

If you can manage the (some very serious) bugs this game is glorious. Diverse, creative, challenging & rewarding. Not very suited to casual players, it demands time and attention. If the bugs would get more attention 5 out of 5 stars.




Platform: Xbox

Wait for full release

The game is my favourite past time, 5 stars when it works which is never. If you buy this game prepare for constant crashing and disconnecting(in which you may and eventually will lose 2 to 7 days of work). They release new content(usually broken) and patches(that don't address main issues) quite frequently. This a pre release that is not progressing, yes it adds new content a lot but who cares, if it doesnt work or just lowers the quality of the game then its pointless. Ive played this game 24/7, almost like having a job, but please wait till full release as of right now its current state is a mess and the game should be free

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Platform: Xbox


i love how much effort you put into the game and how much your improving it and knowing me i love prehistoric animals and all that si-fi stuff,but this game i tell ya really hit the spot just everything about it is great! Now keep up the BEST work and NEVER give up! now as good as the game is there are some things that could be tweaked and some are quiet minor but one of them was how you have stay close to the host in a non-dedicated server thats one me and my friend struggled with so if you could do something about that would mean everything about this game to me! Thanks! -crzsnipr

7 out of 7 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Great potential

I've spent numerous hours playing this game. It's one of my favorites, but it most definitely has a lot of serious issues. I understand the game is unfinished and time is required to sort these issues. This is why, in my opinion, the developers should be heavily focused on optimisation and not new content. If the fundamental game worked as well as it should at this stage of development, i think it would have a much larger and far more mature fan base. Unfortunately this is not the case, so we deal with what we get and cross our fingers hoping it will actually release in December.

14 out of 15 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

ultimate Ark

i love the graphics and all of the updates i fell like there could be some more small carnivores

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


After spending hours taming an animal, the animal runs off a cliff and gets killed. This happens all the time. Rather than fix the game the developer would rather add more content. It is the standard practice for preview games, stay in beta so you have an excuse for poor AI and glitches.

12 out of 29 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

One of the best games i have played in a long time

I love this game because of the huge amount of different dinosaurs, all the crafting items and the building. Yeah sure there are alot of bugs but all in all it is a fantastic game worth trying.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.



the sdc maniac

Platform: Xbox

brilliant game

who ever is doubting about getting it, is brilliant. if u like dinosaures and survival games this is for u

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


this truly is a one of a kind game for console players nothing beats it :)

14 out of 18 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

best game ever

This game is unreal i come home from school do my homework and play 12 hours of this game in my opinion its the best game from 2015 and 2016 10 out of 10 develpor just work on bugs and glitches

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