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 @ 5:17am
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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:

-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! - 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

If you like the mod, you can donate here:

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 (217)
Dec 14 @ 9:36pm
PINNED: Dino Vote
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Server Running PAD and other mods
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cakesmadeofbabies Dec 16 @ 4:12pm 
I cant play it anymore even though I choose it each time I play ARK but when it would worked I loved it.
Dr. Bright Dec 15 @ 11:41pm 
are there any servers with this mod running in eu ?

sparsewood Dec 15 @ 1:09pm 
ive been wanting to play as the microRaptor really badly. pls add it!!!
Formous Dec 14 @ 1:50pm 
hey Fin. I don't know if it's really possible, but do you think you could replicate PAD on Dark and Light? I imagine it might be easier, as the game has a druidic transformation system in it. level 1, fast craft of a animal's rune, with a infinite timer on it.
xor fo xob Dec 14 @ 9:28am 
juki you need it to be first in load order
Juki Dec 14 @ 9:27am 
I can't be dino help :'v
[W-G][CG] The Monster Dec 12 @ 8:23am 
I can´t use the colour option anymore, I can´t set the colour for my Dino..? Any reasons why maybe?
Caprix Dec 11 @ 10:34am 
is there any server on
xor fo xob Dec 11 @ 2:41am 
lady j there is a bugs and problems discussion post it there
Lady J Dec 10 @ 5:45pm 
whenever i play this mod half my screen is black, and whn i look to ground it all turns black.