After the prehistoric wave on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, ARK: Survival Evolved is available on Android! Provided you have the compatible device, this adventure game immerses us on an island populated by dinosaurs, on which the objective is to survive, alone or with others and to build its history. An excellent game combining RPG, exploration, construction and combat, ARK is certainly greedy but devilishly beautiful and addictive!
An island, between sky and water!
Available since June 2018 on Android, ARK: Survival Evolved is a free survival / adventure game that immerses us alone, unarmed and in underwear on a vast paradise island populated by dinosaurs. The game offers a host of objectives and you will have to quickly find your priorities between eating, drinking, making armor and weapons and building a shelter, all surrounded by more than 80 species of dinosaurs, of the tame Dodo in seconds, at the T-Rex Alpha!
Getting started in the game
The Android version ofARK: Survival Evolved offers two game modes, locally to play solo or online to join other friendly or unfriendly players on Player vs. Player (PvP) servers or in Player vs. Environment (PvE) servers.
Solo mode is a good way to get started and learn the many controls available. A tutorial allows you to familiarize yourself with all the mechanisms of the game such as collecting resources, hunting, taming dinosaurs, building a shelter, making potions and a host of other possibilities.
Once the tricks of the game are mastered, the Online mode allows you to meet other players, establish alliances and build constructions that have no limits but the imagination. With each level gain, new manufacturing plans are available such as constructions, machines, weapons, ammunition, accessories, clothing and many buildings.
The Jurassic Park bestiary
The island of ARK is populated by more than 80 species of dinosaurs and other different creatures, the vast majority of which can be tamed and even mounted using adapted saddles. Whether to move through the air thanks to the Pteranodon, dominate the plains on the back of Brontosaurus or go hunting with several T-Rex, the bestiary can be as much of precious help as devilishly punitive with the very many carnivores on the island.
Graphics and soundtrack
ARK: Survival Evolved is a very demanding game that requires an Android device with at least 3 GB of RAM and supporting the Vulkan graphics API. Three levels of quality are available, the game amazes as much by the quality of the textures as by its soundtrack, its music and its very creepy atmosphere, at night in the forest without a torch.
An infinite lifespan
Reference for sandbox games, ARK Android promises many hours of play between exploration, role playing, craft or discovery of the bestiary. Available for free on iOS and Android, the game offers a Primal Pass in order to remove ads, have a priority place on online servers and enjoy many advantages. On this last point, the dimension pay-to-win could possibly be a brake on high-level PvP.
Despite the concerns of optimization and the lack of fluidity online, the publisher regularly updates its game to improve it and add content to the image of editions on PC and consoles.