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Ark: Survival Evolved is free on the Epic Games Store

A few weeks ago, the upcoming free titles offered by the Epic Games Store on a weekly basis was leaked. Last week’s offering was said to be Ark: Survival Evolved, however the game on offer was in fact Overcooked! Now, one week later than expected, Ark: Survival Evolved has been made free. Available to purchase and download right now, the game is free until the 18th of June to all those with an Epic Games account.

Ark: Survival Evolved is (unsurprisingly) a survival game which sees you “Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island” where “you must learn to survive”. Players will use “cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate… and escape!”

Initially released in 2017, the game received mixed reviews due to its swath of bugs and performance issues. Fortunately in 2020, many of the issues and “rough edges” have been fixed, meaning that now more than ever, Ark: Survival Evolved is worth giving a go.

Furthermore, support for the game is far from over, with the game’s developer – Studio Wildcard – having released an expansion as recently as February 2020 – with more to come in the future.

Offering both single player and multiplayer modes, players can take on the world’s dangers as a lone wolf, or can team up with others to form a tribe, tame dinosaurs, and build structures.

Ark: Survival Evolved is available for free on the Epic Games Store from now until the 18th of June at 4pm, at which point, it will be replaced by ‘Pathway’ and ‘The Escapists 2’.

KitGuru says: What do you think of the past month’s worth of offerings? Do you appreciate Epic Games’ commitment to giving players free games? What game would you like to see on offer in the future? Let us know down below.

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