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Survival Island: Evolve Beginner’s Guide: 5 Tips & Tricks to Survive Longer

At first, you thought you were on some kind of vacation, until you notice something very weird about the island you are on. Survival Island: Evolve is an immersive survival game for mobile devices. In the game, you will be creating tools, scavenging for food, and building shelters from scratch. The game has an extensive crafting system that will allow you to create practically anything you could possibly need. Of course, finding the materials for these crafts would be a different thing altogether. The island is full of creatures that see you as their next meal. Armed with primitive weapons, you can only hope that you survive long enough to make sense of things. There are a lot of ways to die when you are stranded on an island. Read our Survival Island: Evolve tips and tricks if you want to make it out alive!

1. Keep An Eye on Your Needs

Your character has four primary needs, but food and water will be the most urgent. When you start out, you won’t have much to work with, so you will need to search the trees for resources. Crafting an axe or a club will allow you to cut down trees. If you are not able to do this, settle for the shrubs first. Make sure you eat any coconuts you find because they satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst.

2. Animals Are Deadly In Close Combat

Just because you have an axe does not mean you should be challenging any of the animals on the island to melee combat. Even when armed, the animals can easily kill you. Stick to your vegetarian diet during the first few levels of the game. Once you have the ability to craft a bow and arrow, that is the time for you to go animal hunting. The bow and arrow will allow you to attack animals from a distance, giving you some time to kill them before they find you. If you insist on hunting before you get a bow and arrow, stick to weak animals like a zebra, or a slow one like an elephant. Successfully hunting down an animal will get you a lot of raw meat, lard, and rawhide.

3. Stock Up On Arrows

This is a survival game, so don’t expect to magically have an unlimited supply of arrows. Before you go into battle against an elephant or hippo, make sure you have more than enough arrows to take them down. Don’t forget to switch to run mode before shooting your first arrow. When you are ready, get close enough to your target just enough for you to be able to shoot. Your target will go fly into a rage as soon as the first arrow hits, so make sure you keep running backwards while you continue to shoot. Once your target is down, you just need to walk over to the body and collect your rewards.

4. Grind For Experience

Every action you take gives you experience that will help you level up. That means you can grind for levels by simply whacking down trees or breaking rocks repeatedly. This is a safe way for you to level up, especially in the early parts of the game when confrontation is too dangerous. You need to level up as quickly as you can. Each level you gain gives you access to new crafting recipes. The higher your level is, the more advanced the recipes will be. That means you will soon be able to create better weapons, campfires, cooking utensils, and even elaborate shelters if you keep working on your levels.

5. Make The Island Your Home

You’re really not going anywhere any time soon, so you may as well make yourself a home. Once you reach a decent level in the game, you will be able to craft a whole bunch of useful things that will make your life comfortable. One trick you should know is how to block wild animals from spawning. Look for their spawn point and plop down a big house on top of it. You will be able to live relatively animal-free for the rest of the game. Don’t worry because you can still hunt them in other locations in case you need food and other resources.

Living on a strange island with nothing but your hands is definitely tough, so make sure you rely on our Survival Island: Evolve tips and tricks. In case you know more useful tips for the game in order to survive longer, let us know below in the comments!


Tuesday 20th of July 2021

This is so smart


Thursday 16th of July 2020

I have found that the easiest way to hunt safely is from the boat. You can even hunt tons of lions parked right on the edge of the water. They will continue to spawn and come to your “parking spot” as long as you want to hunt them. Most animals will (the big aggressive ones anyway - i.e.: lions, gators, & hippos). What I hate is that the trees don’t respawn and leave a barren landscape. Eventually you run out of trees!

Anthony Thorpe

Monday 19th of July 2021

@IndyHorseLover, If you go to different islands the tree's and other things will come back

Adam Spencer

Sunday 8th of December 2019

I find that stone is the most durable of the building materials, but it does take a long time to mine enough resources to build one. At least 3x3 with a safe room in the centre.

Catherine Barbera

Thursday 30th of May 2019

I would love to know at what levels different abilities or crafting would be unlocked. Is there some sort or glossary or something that describes everything in the game? My main question now is how can I build a shelter that actually shelters from animals? Does it have to be a certain material? Certain size?