The one thing keeping this game a 4 star rather than a 5 for me is that in order to keep up with any of the official servers, you will need to either have a very large group or a lot of time to spend building and fortifying.I've found ARK is best enjoyed on community servers.

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.

Having a clear end game and progression path for you to travel is something other survival games lack.

There is a lot to learn in the world of ARK, and the developers do a great job showing you the path without walking you down it by hand.

Team up with hundreds of players online or try to survive on your own in offline play.

Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive.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.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.Use your hands, a Smithy, or a Fabricator to craft increasingly complex and powerful gear.