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ARK: Survival Evolved - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Studio Wildcard
  • SKU: 5928500
  • Release Date: 08/29/2017
ESRB Rating: Teen
Blood, Crude humor, Use of alcohol, Violence
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    Overview

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    • ARK: Survival Evolved

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (176 out of 212)

    Product Details


    • Publisher: Studio Wildcard
    • Platform: PlayStation 4
    • Genre: Action and Adventure|Massively Multiplayer Online|Role Playing
    • Release Date: 08/29/2017
    • Edition: Standard Edition

    Synopsis


    Battle dinosaurs and survive an ancient landscape in Ark: Survival Evolved. Ideal for solo or group play, this game takes place on a vast island filled with primitive beasts, which run wild until you capture and tame them. Gather resources and customize your character as you find companions, grow crops and build a new civilization in Ark: Survival Evolved.

    Features


    Hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, and build shelters to survive

    Use skill and cunning to kill, tame, breed, and ride dinosaurs and primeval creatures living on ARK

    Team up with hundreds of players or play locally



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 212 reviews

    83%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My son & I love ARK Survival Evolved

      Posted
      shelbygt500supersnake
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I bought this for my son for Christmas, and Best Buy had it on sale for 30.00 plus my gamers unlocked membership which was great. I was waiting for the price to finally come down, when it did I snatched it up. A BEST BUY CSR left me know that on the 22nd of December the DLC content would be on sale, as this CSR was an ARK owner/fan. Instead of the full 80.00 dollar cost for the FULL DLC - SEASON PASS content price I got the FULL SEASON PASS DLC on the PS Store for only 30.00. Each DLC that is released is said to have over 300 additional hours of play. Not all has been released yet but they're a couple available. Scorched earth is our favorite as my son and I are Dragon lovers. I collected pewter dragons, anything dragon when I was young and into my teenage years. Now my son has my collection plus we have started his own collection. Scorched earth is full of ALL KINDS OF DRAGONS, and you can tame them, ride them, etc. I will say scorched earth isn't very easy, even if on easy. This game reminds me of Minecraft but a more realistic life like version with better options. It isn't easy to survive, but I recommend looking up survival startup guides on youtube, this will help a lot. Also if you play Co-Op it's very hard to see the writing when your trying to read, see what you have in your inventory, or when crafting.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Game was fun in beta.

      Posted
      Readb4youbuy
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      In Beta game was a blast except for the updates 3 times a day.... now that its released they down for about 1 update a day. Here is the problem now..... If you want to play and have tech support you cant play on a"legacy" server so that forces everyone to play on a official. Well at launch and for the next month or so the servers were all full. So you can even get in, now only weekends are full so dont plan on playing then. The big kicker now is they limit the number of tamed dinos a server can have.... the personal tame limit is like 600 when the server tame limit is like 4000. what does this mean? well it means that like 5-6 people on a 70 person server can cap it out and they did. I have around 10 dinos.... i went to tame more and it wont let me because other people have 400+ so now everyone on server (ragnarok 71) is stuck doing nothing. and tons of people tryin to transfer so the last few new servers are capping. so unless you can play on a private server with friends i wouldnt play this if they paid me.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Ok survival game, but over priced.

      Posted
      Anonymous

      Sadly, this game isn't a tripple A title, they don't even supply the scorched earth map with this, to me its not worth 60 bucks. Have this on xbox and pc, got both for around 20 bucks each. official servers are horrible, pvp: iv seen large tribes pretty much force smaller groups to "pay for protection", pve: tribes fight to board up as much land as they can out of pure greed. Sadly, private or single player for the most fun. Once you start taming rexs and spinos theres really no challenge or much left to do in it without mods, the game just becomes farmesvill or harvestmoon. If you join tribes becareful of their rule sets as they can claim your dinos/gear/mats/land/buildings when you join, if you leave your SOL. If you see it on sale for like 30 bucks I'd say go for it. Deff recommend steam pc version though, with mods on private servers you can have over 4K hours logged easy.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Huge Disappointment

      Posted
      Alex
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The cover clearly shows a woman riding a dinosaur while holding a gun. But one third of the time, ranged weapons don't reload due to a glitch that's been in the game for years and never fixed, thus you get killed. Another third of the time, you'll be searching google for instructions on how to get the game's functions and menus to work. and the other third, you'll be killed from behind by a dinosaur you're pretty sure wasn't there a second ago, then respawn killed shortly after. In short, the game is buggy and unbalanced, and not in a way that makes it any fun. Consider No Man's Sky instead.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good concept but super buggy

      Posted
      Toys4toys
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Nice concept for a game. Gather resources, create tools and weapons, build a house, unlock improvements, and ride dinosaurs. Who wouldn't like a game like that? Unfortunately where it falls short is the buggy game play and the extensive menu options. Sometimes the game is so glitchy you won't even know where you died and your items disappear. Other times you'll just go from day to night in a snap. I just don't understand how a company can put out DLC that they charge for when the base game has so many graphical and mechanical issues. Over all Its definitely a good concept which is why I'm giving the 3 stars but the issues sometimes make the game frustrating.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Game.

      Posted
      Dj64
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Did not know what to expect from all the bad reviews but I am enjoying the game. Runs well on the PS4 Pro, Have had no freezes or crashes in the 15-20 hours I have played so far. Graphics are good on High detail setting, yes there are some wacky animations here and there such as fish swimming nose down underwater but its few and far between so far and framerate is stable. Got it on sale for 29.99 so did not pay full price so based on that its worth it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Environmental Awe

      Posted
      Dudley
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Disclaimer: I have only played offline single player at the moment This game for sure has a much more steep learning curve when compared to games like Minecraft, but it is worth the initial frustration as the environment is truly breathtaking. Some little annoyances such as inventory management with stored items being a little cumbersome, but after a while it ends up just being a little hiccup in an otherwise finely tuned game. Patience is required, but if you are looking for an immersive experience to take you away from reality for a good amount of time, Ark is a great option.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      NOT GOOD

      Posted
      Deputydodger
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      bought this for my 11 year old who loves dinosaurs.....she's an avid gamer and we were both disappointed in the game. Graphics are first gen PS3 trying to be emulated on a PS2 console......seriously......not sure of the resolution, but i'm guessing its less than 480P. there's an option to turn off motion blur and to sharpen the graphics.....but it makes it only slightly less horrible. framerate is god awful too. honestly don't know how this one passed quality assurance, but its garbage, plain and simple.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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