ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Play As Dino!
Content Types: Mod, Creatures, Game Modes
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Sep 18, 2015 @ 1:22am
Nov 1, 2018 @ 5:17am
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Play As Dino!

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Important: I recebtly rebuild the Play As Dino mod. This version should bemore stable and comes with more admin controll. There is an admin menu allowing you to block dinos in game and change breeding stats of individual dinos. It also allows breeding as almost every dino (vanilla and modded) and can be selected via the spawn menu. This mod will not be updated until I think the new mod can replace this one.
So for frequent updates and a better experience I recommend checking out the V2 mod:

With this mod you will be able to play as a dinosaur! Fight to survive as you’re playing a lot of different dinosaurs!

Did you always want to be as fast as a Raptor, fly as high as a Quetzal, be as strong as a Giganotosaurus or explore the bottom of the ocean as a Mosasaur, then this is the mod you want!

By playing this mod you will learn how it is to be a dinosaur. You will be able to play as over 80 different dinosaurs, including water and flying dino's. Mate with other dino's, raise your baby's and form a deadly pack! Use this mod with the 'Extra Spawns' map extension (see the important links) for an optimal Play As Dino experience! Or play multiplayer and eat your friends!

You will be able to play as:

-Allosaurus (breedable)
-Alpha Carno
-Alpha Raptor
-Alpha Rex
-Argentavis (breedable)
-Carno (breedable)
-Compy (breedable)
-Direbear (breedable)
-Direwolf (breedable)
-Dung Beetle
-Equus (breedable)
-Giant Bee Queen
-Gigantopithicus (breedable)
-Hyaenadon (breedable)
-Kairuku (breedable)
-Otter (breedable)
-Parasaurolophus (breedable)
-Procoptodon (breedable)
-Pteranodon (breedable)
-Raptor (breedable)
-Rex (breedable)
-Sarco (breedable)
-Spinosaurus (breedable)
-Terrorbird (breedable)
-Trike (breedable)
-Troodon (breedable)
-Woolly Rhino

Scorched Earth:
-Rock Elemental
-Thorney Dragon
-Wyverns (Poison, Fire, Alpha and Lightning) (breedable)

-Ravenger (breedable)
-Reaper King and Queen (breedable)
-Rock Drake (breedable)
-Roll Rat (breedable)
Skeletal variants (Bronto, Raptor, Rex, Trike)
Baby Dino’s (every dino)

Have fun!

Important Links:

Play As Dino! V2 - Beta:
Divide and Conquer
How to play and FAQ:
Bugs and Problems
Idea's and Feedback
Extra Spawns!
Play As Dino Collection:

Important Notes:

-The mod needs to be first in load order to work, it changes a lot of the core game files.
-Before creating a new dino, make sure to backup the world as you will lose the old character!
-When you have a problem, bug or feedback don't post it on this page, but in the right discussion. Also give more information than just 'It doesn't work!'. Than i am able to help and fix the problem.
-Currently in the mod you are just an invisible player riding the dino. This is because of the limitations of the Dev Kit, maybe in the future this will change.
-I can only add creatures that are in the Dev Kit, so creatures that just have been released can't be added. No worries, because I am going to add most of the new creatures.

Mod ID: 520154171

This mod is sponsored by Nitrado:

Future plans:
-Adding more dino’s, especially aberration
-Adding the new egg system to more dino's
-Adding unlockable skins
-New structures (wolf den/ant hill) to build for dinos
-Evolution system

Thanks to the people from the modding community for helping out and improving the mod.

This mod/code/work is protected by the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons License.][]
Popular Discussions View All (284)
Feb 16 @ 10:40pm
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Jul 12, 2023 @ 1:34am
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Buzz_Speed Feb 23 @ 6:34am 
firecore77 Feb 6 @ 8:03pm 
spawn a dodo and if you see the sign say ride you can ride it but you have to get the command called "hideriders true"
Krystan Feb 4 @ 8:10am 
This mod has a Version 2, install the V2 instead
shmol-mac Jan 3 @ 8:38am 
how do i use the mod? it dose not work
DangerComeKnocking Dec 28, 2023 @ 10:34am 
how do i use this mod?
Mr. SN115R Dec 13, 2023 @ 9:36am 
i use this mod only and made a dinosaur and the spawned but i spawned human and i died tried again crashed the game
Mr. SN115R Dec 13, 2023 @ 9:35am 
i think mod doesnt work at this time
SKILLUUJJ Dec 2, 2023 @ 6:55am 
Crash Crash Crash Crash Crash Crash
dexwolf09 Nov 21, 2023 @ 2:15pm 
i tried playing as multiple different dinos, all of them crashed the game instantly. its the only mod im using, on a pretty good pc.
mr 420 Nov 18, 2023 @ 7:49pm 
how do i become the dino?