Open world survival title “ARK: Survival Evolved“, a game that forces you to survive on the shores of a mysterious island, exits early access today on Steam! This title has been in early access since 2015, and in conjunction with its status change, the price has been adjusted to $60, and is available in both digital and physical form on PC, XBox One and PS4. There is a $45 season pass available now, which includes the Scorched Earth expansion and 2 other planned DLCs too, one of which will drop later this year.stu
In this title, you will have to learn to kill or tame the primeval creatures that lives on the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate and escape.
Produced by Studio Wildcard, this huge game has been in early access for a rather long period of time. In this game, you get to hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, build shelters and more. There are various creatures (over 100 of them) for you to hunt, capture and tame, or breed too. Once domesticated, you can issue commands to make them help you in various way, such as riding them and hunt down other dinosaurs or creatures. They can also be mated with opposite gender as well, allowing you to create the next generation of their species.
ARK: Survival Evolved features a Food, Water, Temperature and Weather system too. You need to eat and drink to survive and execute physical actions, including long distance travel too. Inventory weight makes you move slower, and the day/night cycle and weather adds an additional layer of gameplay mechanics to the game. Of course, in under extreme conditions you will have to find ways to keep yourself alive, such as building fire to keep yourself warm when it is cold, or having to drink prevent yourself from getting heatstroke.
Various structures can be build by gathering the resources in the form of woods from trees, mining metal and others. You will be able to create ramps, beams, pillars, windows, doors, gates, remote gates, trapdoors etc that provide various functions. You can also customize the visual of your home, as they can be painted too. Shelter is a great way to protect yourself from extreme weathers, or any dangers that may lurk around.
Besides hunting, you can also plant crops and farm for food too. These edibles can be used to cook a plethora of logical recipes and make useful tonics, allowing you to generate food resources without needing to resort to violent manner.
There are much more game elements that this game provide, and it will be good if you head over to their Steam Page to learn more. This game also provides optional VR support for Oculus Rift since last year, but not Oculus Touch (You will need a gamepad and keyboard/mouse to play it).
A spinoff VR title, “ARK PARK” was also announced earlier this year, and will be available on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Playstation somewhere this year.