Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ARK) is an open world action-adventure survival video game in development by Studio Wildcard in cooperation with Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement. It is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux in 2017. The game's early access began for Windows in June 2015, for OS X and Linux in July 2015, for Xbox One in December 2015, and for PlayStation 4 in December 2016. In the game, players must survive being stranded on an island filled with roaming dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, natural hazards, and potentially hostile human players.

The game is played from either a third-person or first-person view and its world is navigated on foot or by riding a prehistoric animal. Players use firearms and improvised weapons to defend against hostile humans and creatures, with the ability to build bases as defense. The game has both single-player and multiplayer options.

Development began in October 2014. The development team conducted research into the physical appearance of the animals, but took creative license for gameplay purposes. One of the game modes, Survival of the Fittest, was released as a free standalone game in March 2016. Egypt-based developer Instinct Games was hired to facilitate the game's development. Three DLCs (The Center, Primitive Plus, and Scorched Earth) were also released.
Guy 1: What are you playing??
Guy 2: Ark Survival Evolved

Guy 1: oh yeah the dinosaur game
by Savagecabbage29 February 15, 2017
Ark Survival Evolved (ARK): A logistically-intensive survival game whose play is so mired in the weighing of opportunity cost that its players will paste its Wikipedia reference material into Urban Dictionary to properly inform U.D. users on exactly what it is and where/how they can play
new player: yes hi there i am new to Ark Survival Evolved how must i begin
seasoned player: you wish to learn the waiting game
new player: um what
seasoned player: goo.gl/search/ark+survival+wiki
by _eurie April 3, 2017
Ark a game were you build up and put your heart and soul into a base. Then comes a 48 year old man who lives in his parents basement and f4cks you over. You also have these little f4ckers that get inside the mesh and f4ck you from behind commonly knowns as mesh monekys. This reaptalbe cycle and will basically be the thing that ruins your life.
Example 1 Ark Survival Evolved : Yo tribe mate that littl c4nt is back with his giga
Example 2: Little fu4cker insided me you c4nt
Example 3: That f4cken pego stole my f4cken element
by Your nan_bong_Rat August 17, 2020
Do Not Play This Game
I Will Drive You Insane
It’s Like Crack It Will Keep Dragging You Back.
by SWAGGINGPINGUS69 September 11, 2020
A severe mental and physical condition resulting in sleep deprivation, typically to imprint gigas, hypernatremia (high salt levels) and a chronic disease that inhibits the sufferer to reproduce.
That little virgin plays ARK: Survival Evolved lmao let's bully him
by Roadman Rahim January 29, 2020
A game created by wild card created to tame dinosaurs and survive build bases farm vegetables and tame every creature and conquer the ARK
I play ark survival evolved every day to learn how to survive
by Ark Master June 19, 2018
guy one: lets play Ark survival evolved
guy two: no
guy one: your gay
by reeeeeeeeeeeeeeee123 February 10, 2020