11 Games Like Ark: Survival Evolved

Games Like Ark: Survival EvolvedGames Finder’s assembled collection of games like Ark: Survival Evolved features other action-adventure titles with crafting mechanics and focus on survival.

Ark: Survival Evolved entered Early Access in mid-2015. This  adventure focuses on a harsh environment filled with dinosaurs, natural hazards and other players who can potentially prove to be hostile. Accordingly defensive options are key to your survival which includes improvised weapons, firearms, base building and even dinosaur riding.

All of these mechanics require a number of side activities such as crafting, taming, feeding and amassing resources. Nearly all items in the game come from crafting something from basic resources or other components which creates a constant feeling of up-scaling. Where the unique formula of Ark: Survival Evolved lies though is within the animal and dinosaur systems that offer a wealth of options and even come with their ecosystem and predator hierarchies. This system includes the ability to ride with friends, have your tamed creatures carry items for you and even respond to defensive and offensive commands.

The games like Ark: Survival Evolved that have been placed on the list below offer a similar adventure. These titles for various platforms (PC, PlayStation, Xbox) combine open worlds, multiplayer, animals and in depth crafting into a single experience. Several games where dinosaurs are a central mechanic have also been included.

Games Like Ark: Survival Evolved

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Life is Feudal: Your Own

Step into a massive medieval world in Life is Feudal: Your Own that blends combat, crafting, building, sandbox, realistic directional combat and many other mechanics to create an adventure set far into the past. Alternatively explore the much larger world in Life is Feudal: MMO, the MMO variant... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(26 votes)
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User Score
8.1
(56 votes)
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ORION: Prelude

Originally considered the worst game of all time ORION: Prelude (previously under the name Beatdown and Dino Horde) has stayed strong since its 2012 release to turn itself into a fun co-operative shooter. At the core ORION: Prelude is a sci-fi first person shooter that puts you and several frie... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(5 votes)
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Primal Carnage

Primal Carnage is an online multiplayer shooter that focuses on PvP combat through savage class orientated matches that has a team of dinosaurs facing off against a team of humans. Set on a remote island after a dinosaur outbreak it is up to a team of mercenaries to find over the abandoned loca... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(12 votes)
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Rust

Rust is a survival game that comes from the same brains that brought you Garry’s Mod. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of games and genres you’ll find plenty of depth to explore while struggling to survive. The game is best described as a mixture of Minecraft and DayZ. In Rust players will... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(67 votes)
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3079

3079 is a unique and challenging game that blends a number of genres together to create a sci-fi action role playing meets first person shooter experience. On the one hand you’ve got random generation and a voxel game world that feels like Minecraft but then you’ve got role playing and shooter ... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(15 votes)
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Planet Explorers

Ever wondered how you would survive if you crash landed on a strange planet? Well, in Planet Explorers you can experience just that scenario. The game is a voxel based RPG with plenty of open world elements that will have you hooked for hours with its in-depth gameplay. The game allows players ... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(84 votes)
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Stranded 2

Stranded 2 is a free to play 3D game that challenges you to survive by yourself on an island. Building on the original game by offering improved graphics, larger islands, additional items and better randomisation you’ll get plenty of more hours of Stranded gameplay. Allowing players to play eit... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(16 votes)
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Wurm Online

Wurm Online is a sandbox style MMORPG that has a creative focus allowing you to create your own adventure. You can play Wurm Online with a basic account for free but to remove some restrictions you will have to commit to a subscription based premium account. The game also has a stand alone vers... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(31 votes)
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Fallen Earth

Fallen Earth is set in a post-apocalyptic game world and offers it to players with a free to play MMO experience. The game is a mixture of FPS and role playing features making it akin to the later games in the Fallout series. The game is centred around the Grand Canyon area which is now a waste... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
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Infestation: Survivor Stories

Infestation: Survivor Stories (originally War Z) lets players experience what it would be like if the world was hit with a zombie apocalypse. The game allows players to either cooperate or fight against other players in a harsh zombie filled world. Players can get a taste of Infestation: Surviv... Read More »

User Score
5.2
(31 votes)