ARK: Survival Evolved Wiki

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  • Last Updated: 2021-06-10
  • New version: 2.0.25
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  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

ARK: Survival Evolved


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ARK: Survival Evolved is an iPhone and Android Games App, made by Studio Wildcard. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Studio Wildcard, with the latest current version being 2.0.25 which was officially released on 2021-06-10. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 81961 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.4 out of a possible 5 stars.

Video Manual: How to Use the ARK: Survival Evolved App

How does it Work?

***PLEASE NOTE: This game officially supports iPhone 7 and newer models, and iPad models from 2015 to present.***

Dive into the ultimate mobile dino-adventure with ARK: Survival Evolved! A massive game world combines with 80+ unique dinosaurs and primal creatures for you to capture and tame - making for a survival experience bar-none. Meet up with other players and friends in this Jurassic-era world, to form tribes and work together to build colonies of survivors.

Based on the genre-defining adventure from PC and consoles, ARK: Survival Evolved challenges you to survive and thrive on a mysterious island, where you start out alone and unarmed. Gather resources and craft tools to build shelter and hunt. Expand your domain while capturing and taming dinosaurs to do your bidding. Make new friends online, form tribes, and build mighty structures to defend against man and mega-predators alike!

Features of ARK: Survival Evolved include:

- 80+ Dinosaurs: Use cunning strategy and tactics to tame, train, ride and breed the many dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the dynamic, persistent ecosystems across land, sea, air, and even underground.

- Discover: Explore a massive living and breathing prehistoric landscape as you find the means to survive, thrive, and escape on the Ark.

- Craft and Build: Using any means necessary to survive, craft weapons, clothes, and items, and build shelters, villages, or even large cities.

- Survive Alone or With Others: Group up with, or prey on, hundreds of other players in a large-scale online world or choose to go it alone in single-player mode.

- Join a Tribe: The 'Tribe' system encourages cooperation, by supporting dynamic parties to share resources, XP, and re-spawn points.

The game includes an optional Primal Pass subscription available on a monthly or yearly basis. The subscription removes all ads, gives you a 2x XP boost, and provides access to both preferred servers and to preferred slots on free servers. Subscribers receive an insignia next to their name to indicate their status as Primal Pass holders and will receive special news and updates from time to time.

When you purchase the subscription, payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the rate of your selected plan above.

Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings on the device.

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Top Reviews

  • By Crap Ur Mom

    Amazing but here are a few suggestions to make it better...

    So ark is amazing. That’s the best way I can put it. But it needs a few things, like both dungeons and obelisk bosses. Or Wyverns. Maybe add a few maps you can download with new Dinos. Make Element easier to get. For me it’s impossible to get Element. Also maybe add cryopods, because that’s the thing I want the most, like to pull out a pocket giga or pocket rhino. Also can you guys please add new dinosaurs, like seismosaurus and TEK creatures. Also can you guys decrease the ammo drop on bows and crossbows and the other weapons with ammo drop, so it’s easier to fire at enemies at range. Also can the sabertooths get a TLC pass to make them more useful? Like add a bigger jump, better overall stats, a bigger size (not by much though), multiple attacks like a weaker attack that can do bleed, a slash that has better range than the normal attacks, and also, one last thing before I end this off, can you guys make the dungeon-restricted Dinos able to spawn outside the dungeon and make parasaurs able to do their ping and add the Dinos from PC like Yutyrannus, Tropeognathus, Megalania, Ovis, and more. Ok THIS is the last one, can you guys make single player settings and CrossARK avalible and make CrossARK official servers and the setting for CrossARK on unofficial servers. I would also like to be able to use commands when admin on servers and on single player. That’s all for now, Bye!👍👍👍

  • By Fiji Island Mermaid Press

    Best game EVER!

    This game is awesome, even in single player mode, which I always play in! There are so many things to build and so many creatures to discover! Right now I have a city of buildings and a dodo farm in this game! The rewards are great, too, so all of the things that I always wanted in a game are in ARK! Some people say that there are glitches or bugs in the game, but I hardly see them at all, and the ones I do see either don’t affect the game OR can be ignored. Even when you die in the game, you can grab all of your items again, and even when items are lost, all of the resources can be easily collected and are never locked or impossible to get. Here is a list of the bugs/glitches I saw. None of these really matter, but it would slightly improve the game if they were fixed: Compies following me, graphics error on trees when you cut them down, two groups of the same item in different slots, small pet getting stuck in the air after I destroyed the rock it was standing on, dodos stuck standing on each other, animals getting their heads stuck in walls (lol), coloring issues at night, description saying that the cooking pot/campfire has zero fuel when it actually has over one hundred fuel when it is lit, and that’s all. Thank you for the excellent game, but do fix the errors to improve the gameplay of other players and I. Thank you very much.

  • By cs511329

    Best Game, but some issues

    Ark is one of the best games on mobile devices, and I have spent the most time playing it by far. It is much better than a lot of open world survive games with better graphics, and far less limitations. The only problem I have it the crashes. I almost always play on multiplayer servers, and there is quite a bit of lag. One time I was doing the quest to ride around the island on a raft, but if you leave the raft the quest resets. I was two hours in and no less than a kilometer from completing the quest when I crashed. I had crashed before at a standstill and when I logged back on I was fine because I was still on the raft. This time, on the other hand, I was moving as fast as the raft could go, so when I logged back on I was no more than a couple meters off the raft, but that was all it took to make the quest reset. Two hours of progress just down the drain. Better than when I lost two months when I was wiped by the alphas...I play PVE now. I know how I’m making this sound like a horrible game, but it is truly amazing. There is nothing better than finally taming that griffin that you have been waiting for for the past two hours. All I’m saying is make sure you have some time on your hands to get into the higher levels, and don’t be afraid to lose some progress. Overall, it’s one of the best games.

  • By Unwithering

    Ark Mobile Is Great But Needs To Be Fixed

    I really do love this game and I don’t have an Xbox, PlayStation, or PC but when I saw it on Mobile, I got really excited and downloaded it instantly. Playing it with my tribe members and friends is really great but there’s a lot of problems In the game that I believe needs to be fixed. First, my game tends to crash a lot for no reason. I can be flying in mid air and sometimes my game will crash and when I load back in, the game says that I’ve died from falling. Secondly, there’s a lot of server crashes. Me and my friends will be on discord and sometimes there’s server crashes and we all get kicked out the server at the same time. Thirdly and Lastly, I made an industrial grinder just not too long ago. I’ve seen PC and Xbox players recommend making a grinder because it helps with getting a lot of XP quickly. It took very very long to make an industrial grinders day it was very expensive since I’m a solo player but when I finally made it I was so happy I finally finished making it but when I placed it down and started to use it I got really mad and irritated. I put as much stone as possible into the grinder but I barely got XP out of it ... a whole grinder full of stone only got me 17 XP. I’ve even put ascendant tools and armor into it but I still barely get XP. I love ark but I really do hope these problems are fixed soon.

  • By PleaseJustDoThisPrThat

    Great gameplay but needs better connection

    This game is overall amazing. It has a great way to tame dinosaurs, a good way to level up and create things. It just doesn’t connect very well with servers. I have to admit I understand why, because you could be connecting to a server with someone across the world and I think that would be hard on the game. I would like to only have a limit on myself for takes and buildings instead of the whole server on multiplayer, but I haven’t had a problem with it so far so it’s okay for right now. There should be a little bit more restriction on the chat (I’m only a kid and there are some things I don’t want to hear.) but the players are usually ok. If someone is acting bad though and generally not being helpful, there should be an option to vote kick them. If all their doing is messing you up and stuff on PVE it gets really annoying. I love the tribe system, and I like how their are ranks you can be. He raptors are a little hard to tame because they zoom around you really fast, but I’m not sure if hat a glitch or it’s supposed to be like that. The engram system is nice and makes sense, because you don’t know how to make everything when you randomly are stranded on an island unless you have super powers or something. Overall, it’s a great game and it really has very good gameplay.

  • By Colin.Gordon82

    Just as Expected, Maybe even Better

    This has got to be the best game I have ever played! It’s just what you would want from Ark! However, I feel like there should be some changes/things added. For example, sometimes I get stuck on creatures I am taming (after trying to jump over them to get on my mount) and I get stuck on it. However, instead of simply just letting you shift onto solid ground or just teleporting you to the closet tamed creature (if there is no tamed creatures nearby, you will be teleported to wherever the last auto save was) it kills you, I guess it wasn’t too much of a problem, since it was a Ptera and I had multiple mounts, so I could just ride another to the location, but still, I feel like there should be a be a better way, besides being killed and losing all your stuff just because you wanted to tame a creature. I also feel like the rest of the Ark creature should be added, for example the Otter, Equus, Ichthyornis, and Troodon (Along with the rest of the creatures) I also feel like you should be able to create multiple survivor files, and maybe the other versions of Ark can be created, such as Scorched Earth, (I feel like it could be a buyable expansion or just a separate game). But for anyone looking for a fun game with tons to explore and lovers of the Prehistoric World, this game is for you.

  • By ENeck

    Great game but could improve

    Overall, Ark on mobile is a very great game especially compared to every other game released on mobile at this time. It has tons of playtime and is the closest thing to a complete game on IOS. The only thing that I would request is to add more of the dinosaurs in the base PC or Console version. It took me a while to realize that some of the normal dinosaurs that are usually in the base game weren’t in the mobile version which led to hours of searching just to realize there wasn’t any so it would be really great if you could make a list of the dinosaurs NOT in the mobile version so new players could find out right off the bat. Besides this it would be really great to add more pursuits because I feel like those really make this game stand out and in my eyes make it almost even better than the console version for that sole reason. Another thing I wish you would add is even one boss such ya Lysrix. I know that the mass spawning or spiders could slow down lower generation devices but I have no doubt that an iPhone X or 8 could handle it and it would really add something to work for into the game. In conclusion it’s an amazing game for the mobile device and the only thing that I feel could improve is adding more of the dinosaurs from the base game, adding more pursuits, and adding bosses such as Lysrix.

  • By Dat_Guy21

    Great game but has some glitches

    ARK: Survival Evolved is one of the best games that I’ve ever played. It is a massive open world where nearly everything but the ground can be destroyed and used. Not only is multiplayer optional, but so is pvp. It has a great leveling system and clever controls. There’s so much to do, but at the same time is not overwhelming. Those were the pros, now for the cons. The biggest and most frustrating glitch I’ve found is with the primal pass. It only works half the time. I will go into multiplayer and the primal pass icon is no longer next to my name. It also wouldn’t let my into the primal pass only servers. I checked my subscription and I still had 28 days left. I tried again and it gave my the option to buy the primal pass again. I tried to do that and then it said I already had primal pass. It eventually worked again. This has happened 3 times so far. If the developers read this, please fix this. Some of the other glitches are that if you walk into an unconscious animal the player can get stuck and starts teleporting back and forth. I’ve gotten nocked out by like 10 spiders at once and I fell through the map. Occasionally all audio except the background noise (plants rustling, wind, water) will cut out. Those are all the bugs that all I’ve encountered so far.

  • By Sweettail239

    I’love it but somethings need to be worked on.

    I love this game but the thing is it crashes it happened every ten minute and the meat only stacks to 40 it’s really annoying a just clear and just a waist of time especially when I’m try to preserve it and primes should really stack and not spoil so I can actually have a enough time to put it in the fridge and also there is so much lag and it’s harder than it seems to level up I think you guys should move some stuff around there and my biggest problem so far is he updates omg it take around 12 hours just to get close to finishing the update today I had to updat i it was around 9 ish a lock in the morning not it’s about to be 5 and it’s still not even halfway done I think u guys should make the updates a little smaller and I only ark and 2 other games and like close to no pictures or nothin so yea I know I’m making it seem like a horrible game which it’s not by a long shot but everyone know that each game has some down sides I think also that you guys should stop updating your other games and focus on ark cause that by far is your best game anyway bye PS.I know me and a lot more people keep asking you for stuff and it’s very hard especially with the amounts of people and money and request you guys get anyway good luck

  • By NightFlowerr3D

    Extraordinary game!! Suggestions!

    Ark Survival: Evolved is by far the best game I’ve ever played. brilliant story, awesome graphics, Education, and intricate things to do!! I have some suggestions to make the Game even better! For one thing, it has been a pain finding alpha Rexes, and I wish they were easier to find. I also would like jerboas, Daeodon, Megatherium and other Dino’s to be found in the wild cuz I love them lol also, I think vehicles like bikes, cars, and boats would be cool to craft. I have had a bad time managing my saves, and I wish saving and playing on different saves were easier. Like instead of save or restore, how about new save, or play on different saves. I have also had a hard time dealing with taming slots. There are way too many awesome games to have with only 40 taming slots. Could you maybe do infinite tames? I would love it. Another thing is the Allosaurus glitch. I have an allosaurus that teleports outside of my base and moves around unintentionally. It gets annoying and I want it to stay in one spot. Can you fix that? I also would appreciate it if you had unlimited chat space in pvp and pve servers. I think it would be easier and more fun with these suggestions. Absolutely great game, and I love it. Thank you! Please make the adressed changes for a better gaming experience!

  • By Grantster99

    One of my Favorite games of all time! But a Question..

    So I have played this game before on all kinds of systems, PC, PS4 and now on my tablet, and it is one of my favorite games of all time, and I’ve mostly been playing on my PS4 because my on my computer I have to use crap graphics to be able to not lag and so I was absolutely stoked about it being on mobile devices. However I saw that it isn’t supported for my IPAD mini 2 and despite that I have still played it on said type of tablet and honestly I can deal with the occasional crash, because usually I haven’t been losing too much progress. So for my question. Are you guys planning on trying to get the game optimized for any more systems or is that impossible, because it already works pretty well for my tablet, but I know how it can be on my computer which is actually a pretty beast computer. Even if this game never gets optimized for my device I will still play it and I will deal with the crashing, because I love this game and love playing it wherever I want. Finally I love the Quest system where it teaches you how to play and I also love the addition of how you can actually skip time with sleeping bag/bed. So that’s pretty much it. I really hope you guys read my review and respond. Now I’ll get back to playing this game so have a nice day!

  • By gizzzzzmmmmooo$$

    This is AWSOME

    First, I will say the pros about the game it is cool that you can tame More than 80 different kinds of animals. I myself HAD 2 Dodos named Scratch and Snach (They died by dinosaur :(.). Right now I have 1 Female turtle and a Dodo also named Scratch and the new Dodo is in a server. Everything looks really awsome and realistic which is cool I like the fact that there are different modes and difficulties. I like to play in single player but it does have multiplayer which is cool because most games like this don’t have multiplayer. It is a really fun game and there are many achievements to do and lots of places to see and explore and many battles and animals. Here are the cons, you can’t friend anyone only be in their tribe also you can’t make your own servers which I think is depressing. Last, there is no creative mode where you can build and tame and do everything without being killed and you can fly in creative and get everything free. Now is one really weird thing I found out. If you hit a tree with anything part of the leaves that are near where you hit will turn start to look like wood that has been hit and I want this to be fixed because it is annoying otherwise this game is cool and fun and free to download and I hope you do and tell me more things about the game 😊.

  • By sendheplths

    Absolutely horrible

    This game is basically you hitting your head on a wall and the further you go the faster you hit your head and atleast hitting your head on a wall is more balanced. in single player the exp gain is slowed so much that hardcore is the only way progress can be gained, I died to an allosaurus on a character that can kill a trex easy easily not to mention that you lose literally everything on hardcore including progress above level 10. I lost upwards of 10+ hours to an allosaurus which should be much weaker than a trex and the allosaurus was only level 15. I can only imagined the horrors of other difficulties, AND THEY COME IN PACKS! If you are going to add something this powerful DO NOT MAKE THEM TRAVEL IN PACKS. And then you have to go back to your body (which is still surrounded by multiple allosaurus) and get your stuff. Losing this much progress is not FUN it is not CHALLENGING it’s just plain unfair. Multiplayer is not any better since Dino’s commonly spawn around level 30 to 50 not to mention the “primal pass” is a buyable win button giving players a whopping 50% more exp gain and more tame slots on a server. I know you are trying to make a profit off of this free game but it is absolutely not what I wanted from a fun game on consoles and computers to be like on a mobile device. In my own words this was disappointing

  • By ivyy 17

    Bugs need to be fixed

    I have played since beta and let me tell you the game has improved. It is a fun game when it’s working right and when your actually playing consistently online. I am rating the online version (multiplayer). Otherwise if you leave the game for a day, some dinosaurs even the dangerous ones spawn in my land and kill off some of my dinos. Also my Dino’s which you end up bonding with disappear. Another thing that really urks me and upsets me is that all my hard work that my husband and I did vanishes if my husband doesn’t log on for awhile. That needs to be changed because I log on very religiously to prevent anything to break down. I believe the leader should have all the rights of structures and anything else that was built on the land to be reset on my time of logging on, Not the person who built it. It is very frustrating and way too many glitches, just stick to single player so you don’t lose anything or any dinosaurs. Lastly, the limit cap of dinosaurs per each server should be changed to a cap for each player instead. Look I bought the PC version which is full price and yet still love playing on the mobile. If you can’t fix the mobile, I will simply delete it from my mobile device and let my other friends/family all switch to either game console or pc version and play together there. Other than that when I do log on and play with whomever and or single player it is a very fun and addicting game.

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