ARK: Survival Evolved - Xbox One

  • Publisher: Studio Wildcard
  • SKU: 5928400
  • Release Date: 08/29/2017
ESRB Rating: Teen
Blood, Crude humor, Use of alcohol, Violence
$59.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • ARK: Survival Evolved

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (123 out of 139)

Product Details


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

Synopsis


Overcome the odds to create a new world in Ark: Survival Evolved. Full of plot twists and packed with dinosaurs, this game pits human against prehistoric beast in a battle of wits set on a remote island. Play by yourself or online in a group as you find shelter, gather resources and build your dinosaur herd 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



Overall customer rating

4.2
89%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ark: Greed Evolved

    Posted
    LightFighter
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Took an Early Access game, full of bugs out of Early Access to justify paid DLC and an absurd price hike. I purchased ARK about a year ago, on sale for about 13 bucks. This was before Wildcard studios released Scorched Earth, a paid DLC while the game was still in Early Access. Lucky for them, because I wouldn't have given wildcard studios a dime after that. For the money I spent, I had a pretty good time playing on a dedicated private server with friends. The game had a lot of bugs (still does) but I felt the developer was doing a decent job pushing updates. I liked the game enough that I was willing to give the developers more money once the game come out to expand the experience. Then Scorched Earth happened. Instead of fixing bugs, improving stability, or pushing quality updates, etc; Wildcard was building maps to sell to people instead of finishing the game. I guess it could be worse, at least they aren't using loot boxes to push micro-transactions.... yet. Now the game is "finished" and costs 60 bucks (it was $30-35 when in early access) and it's still a buggy mess. Even worse is they announced a season pass with the first DLC coming out in just a month after Ark's retail release which again shows they spent more time on DLC then finishing the actual game. Wildcard Studios got greedy and lost my business and the business of all my friends. If they would have gone about DLC in a way that wasn't so insulting, I would of happily shown my support through buying their DLCs. If you must experience this game for yourself, wait for a price cut. I wouldn't pay more than $20. Though I would suggest that you give your hard earned cash to a more deserving developer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unplayable on official.

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Open Ended, Goofy Fun

    Posted
    Wittman80
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    You're dropped onto an island inhabited by dinosaurs with little understanding as to what you're supposed to be doing, what's the worst that could happen? Incredibly fun game with lots of dinosaurs who roam freely but tend to get "stuck" in one area which can be detrimental. Not exactly a fast paced action game. It's good for people who want to get lost in a game for hours and hours on end and base build as well as build up their characters. It's like play FarCry Primal but even slower paced. Save your money and wait for a sale, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not 4K/HDR version, Laggy

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

    I own this game on PS4, Steam, and now Xbox. Let me tell you, every version of this game runs smooth except the Xbox version. Please keep in mind that this game isn't the newly updated 4k HDR Ark that Microsoft sells at its stores, it seems unfair that this version isn't offered as a discount at BestBuy, however I would price match it. The game concept still makes it one of the best multiplayer, open world games around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Can't update to play

    Posted
    jmbent2005
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My son was so excited to get this game. We have spent 3 days trying to get it to download on the Xbox One S. Finally figured out how to download the game. Then, it says it needs to download the update in order to play. Every time we try to to install the update, it freezes and ends up erasing the whole game download. Seems like (after reading lots of reviews) this game is notorious for this kind of issue. NOT worth it. My son is so disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, but glitchy.

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

    I like how in-depth this game gets. I saw it through Neebs Gaming and knew what I was going to be up against when I purchased it. However, for the Xbox one version it is extremely glitchy and some of the textures do not load. I still enjoy playing it, but there needs to be an update or patch that can fix glitches that happen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Games great bu still buggy

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

    There is no other game like it, and the dev is constantly adding new features which causes regular downtime when he should probably be fixing the existing visual glitches instead. It is also pretty laggy as it is an online game (especially on consoles). Overall though, a very fun & addictive game which is excellent value for money

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I'm warming up to this game

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

    A friend told me about this game.... It looks really good running on the Xbox one x in 4k. It's a different game for me. but so far I like it. I still have some learning to do but My friend teaching me I say it a must buy if you ask me. I like to switch it up and play different games

    I would recommend this to a friend



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