If that Ark 2 trailer featuring – yep – Vin Diesel revealed at The Game Awards late last year caught your attention, but you’re a newcomer to the survival games series, you might be interested to know its predecessor is currently seeing an eye-watering discount. Ark: Survival Evolved is currently 80% off on Steam, but you’ll have to be quick about it.
Head to the 2017 action-adventure game’s store page on Valve’s platform and you’ll see it’s currently 20% of its regular price – £9 down from £44.99 (or $10 if you’re based in the US). That’s for the base game version, but the Explorer’s Edition bundle, which includes the Ark: Survival Evolved Season Pass, is also knocked down 79% at the moment, priced at £16.86 rather than the usual £79.98.
The season pass includes three DLC packs – the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction expansions – which add things like new biomes with their own styles and ecosystems, as well as new creatures, and items, challenges.
As for the base game itself, Ark: Survival Evolved drops you onto a mysterious isle and tasks you with surviving your time in its open world. Ark’s gameplay hinges around surviving and taming the many weird and wonderful critters you encounter, setting up a home base, and keeping your vitals up along the way.
If you’re keen to give it a go and want to pick it up at a lower price, it’s worth noting the Steam page says the sale on the game ends later today – in just over seven hours’ time, as of writing.