Learn to survive on an island full of dinosaurs. Hunt creatures, gather resources, craft items, and build structures. You can also tame, breed, and ride dinosaurs in this open world sandbox game.
ARK is an Early Access Game, but it already feels like a complete game. It has a huge community of players, gets updated very frequently, and can keep you entertained for hours upon hours. There is even an alternate play mode called Survival of the Fittest, which is essentially The Hunger Games in a world with dinosaurs.
My biggest complaints are that it is a resource hog (the developers are actively working on improving the game’s performance) and that the world is a fixed map and not destructible (not a big deal, but it would be nice).
I was really skeptical about ARK at first, but it’s a lot of fun. Highly recommended!
Survive waves of dinosaur attacks in this multiplayer sci-fi FPS game.
Right off the bat, I have to say that first-person shooters aren’t really my thing… but at 49 cents, I figured I’d give it a try anyway.
I played ORION: Prelude with Nick on co-op survival mode for about an hour. You pretty much just run around and shoot dinosaurs. In between waves, you can buy weapon upgrades and augments to beef up your character. You can apparently also spend real money if you’d like to customize your character further.
This game would benefit from a little more direction in where to go and what to do, especially for first-time players. We also had a few bugs. I got stuck in between two boulders for a couple minutes before we found out there was a way to teleport out. Somehow, other players were able to join our password-protected game. Not sure how that happened.
ORION: Prelude isn’t terrible, but I wouldn’t really recommend it either. At the price, though, it’s certainly low risk if a dinosaur FPS appeals to you.
You might like this game if you like…
Shooting dinosaurs in the face
Being picked up by a pterodactyl and dropped to the ground
An assortment of weapons
Want to play?
$0.74 on Steam (25% off during the Steam Winter Sale) (I got it for $0.49)