ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Play As Dino!
Content Types: Mod, Creatures, Game Modes
File Size
224.929 MB
Sep 18, 2015 @ 1:22am
Feb 6 @ 11:46am
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Play As Dino!

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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:

-Alpha Carno
-Alpha Raptor
-Alpha Rex
-Dung Beetle
-Giant Bee Queen
-Woolly Rhino

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

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

* Has the new Egg/Breeding system.

Have fun!

Important Links:

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

If you like the mod, you can donate here:

Future plans:
-Adding more dino’s, especially aberration
-Adding the new egg system to more dino's
-Adding unlockable skins
-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 (154)
5 hours ago
PINNED: Dino Vote
☢☠(DLG) LockJaw♛🔥♏
Feb 17 @ 6:11am
looking for a surver with play as dino on it
water with added bone
Feb 17 @ 5:08am
PINNED: Bugs and Problems
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YuzukiShizu 16 minutes ago 
@Voltan The dev kit is NOT OUT YET. we have to Wait till it is out so that the modders can use it
Voltain 21 minutes ago 
I noticed that you still spawn the old dinos instead of the TLC updated ones (Direwolf, Direbear, Rex, Procoptodon, etc)
♢✘ PiXi ✘♢ 1 hour ago 
Every time I want to be a dino you cant normally ride my game crashes idkw how do i fix this or can you fix it.
Aether Dragon!! :D 5 hours ago 
Frantas and Gift-Drop it has to be in first slot
JennaGaming 13 hours ago 
I made a non-dedicated server with the Anzah map with this mod on and i find that this mod works well with this map because theres so many creatures
twichlove999 16 hours ago 
Please add the ability to create a pack of electrophorus aka the shock eels, a single eel can't hurt anything and when i'm around other eels they don't defend me.
Chrysanth 23 hours ago 
Being able to actually latch on as a leech would be cool. Feb 17 @ 9:46am 
nice mod:/ ! it doesn't even work
Frantas Feb 17 @ 9:40am 
it doesn't work can someone help
Jeskimo Feb 17 @ 1:32am 
if you can help my pls say something