After finding a huge audience on PC, Mac, and consoles, we’re surprised to see
ARK: Survival Evolved make the leap to iOS so solidly intact. This is a massive experience, and while the controls and UI aren’t perfectly suited to touch (despite some smart tweaks), it’s still a pretty compelling game to snag and give a shot.
As the title suggests, the task here is survival: you’re dropped into a dinosaur-filled world with no skills or items, and you’ll have to scavenge resources and craft weapons and tools to hang around in this volatile environment. And then you can tame those dinos, form tribes with other players, and have some real fun in this world. It’s also free-to-play on iOS, although a paid subscription is available with some big perks in tow.