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42 / 100
Jun 19, 2019

I understand the interest in placing a game like this on the market, but it just seems too rushed and not really necessary.

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4 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2019

Whether you are a fan of Ark, voxel-based construction games, or survival games in general, you will find something to hate about PixARK. A wild mess of a game, PixARK is one of the most off-putting experiences on PlayStation 4. Avoiding PixARK is imperative.

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2 / 10
Jun 5, 2019

In its current state, PixARK on the Switch is a poorly optimized, unenjoyable, and otherwise weak approximation of the Minecraft experience that in no way delivers value equivalent to the money you’re paying for it.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

PixARK straddles the line between Minecraft's accessibility and ARK's genre-bending setting, bringing a sandbox of crafting fun with countless options that is hindered by clunky console interaction and menu navigation.

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7 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

PixArk has got a lot of problems, and you should be aware of them- but if you are, and if you can grit your teeth and work your way through them, the final experience is oddly rewarding and engaging.

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5.5 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

There are so many gamers around the world who really want to see the different worlds combine and give them a new world, but PixArk is probably not the combination that anybody has ever seen or asked for. The child of Minecraft and Ark is not an engaging experience nor a creative one. The online multiplayer can be fun from time to time, but the overall result is not something that you enjoy a lot.

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2 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2019

The Switch doesn't have an Early Access program like Steam does, but make no mistake: this is an early access game through and through. What little merit PixARK has is thoroughly overshadowed by how blatantly unfinished it is. It's astonishing that a Minecraft knock-off would be listed on the eShop at a higher price than Minecraft, but it's truly mind-boggling that the actual game is in such a sorry state. Do not play PixARK.

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4 / 10
Jun 20, 2019

PixARK is a really poor Minecraft clone, and that's it.

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73 / 100
Jun 9, 2019

ARK mixed with Minecraft. It need better performance.

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Jul 23, 2019

A few months back I picked up Ark Survival Evolved on the Nintendo Switch. Before I could even pop the cartridge into my Switch, my twitter feed was flooded with posts on how awful the game was… and how poorly it was ported. I had already bought it at this point and wasn’t to be deterred by the posts. One of the things that drew me to this title was the ability to tame and ride dinosaurs, which I found such an exciting mechanic.

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