11 Games Like Ark: Survival Evolved

Games Like Ark:Survival Evolved Games 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.
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Planet Calypso

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Life is Feudal: Your Own

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Rust

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Stranded 2

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Fallen Earth

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ORION: Prelude

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Infestation: The New Z

Infestation: The New Z offers another iteration of The War Z and Infestation: Survivor Stories with a free to play open world shooter made for PvP play across various game modes. Ignoring the rocky history that this franchise has had with countless development issues and decisions that have been less than well received by t...[Read More]

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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 version released on Steam in 2015 ...[Read More]

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)

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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 locations. This background helps s...[Read More]

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