From Single Cell to Galactic God, evolve your creature in a universe of your own creations. Play through Spore's five evolutionary stages: Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization, and Space. Each stage has its own unique style, challenges, and goals.
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Very Positive (7,636 reviews) - 87% of the 7,636 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 19, 2008

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About This Game



From Single Cell to Galactic God, evolve your creature in a universe of your own creations.
Play through Spore's five evolutionary stages: Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization, and Space. Each stage has its own unique style, challenges, and goals. You can play how you choose — start in Cell and nurture one species from humble tidepool organism to intergalactic traveler, or jump straight in and build tribes or civilizations on new planets. What you do with your universe is up to you.
Spore gives you a variety of powerful yet easy-to-use creation tools so you can create every aspect of your universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even starships. While Spore is a single-player game, your creations are automatically shared with other players providing a limitless number of worlds to explore and play.

Features

  • CREATE Your Universe from Microscopic to Macrocosmic — From tide pool amoebas to thriving civilizations to intergalactic starships, everything is in your hands.
  • EVOLVE Your Creature through Five Stages — It's survival of the funnest as your choices reverberate through generations and ultimately decide the fate of your civilization.
  • EXPLORE Other Players' Galaxies — Will your creature rule the universe, or will your beloved planet be blasted to smithereens by a superior alien race?
  • SHARE with the World — Everything you make is shared with other players and vice versa, providing tons of cool creatures to meet and cool places to visit.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® XP with Service Pack 1 and Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium® 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM (768 MB RAM for Vista)
    • Graphics: 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
    • DirectX®: The latest version of DirectX 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: At least 4 GB of hard drive space, with at least 1 GB additional space for creations
    For computers using built-in graphics chipsets under Windows, the game requires at least:
    • Intel Integrated Chipset, 945GM or above
    • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
    • 768 MB RAM
    • INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION, END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES, YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE. ONLY ONE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE PER GAME. EA TERMS & CONDITIONS AND FEATURE UPDATES CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.EA.COM. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER ONLINE. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON www.ea.com.
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Mister Blueboi
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Overall, this game is welldone. It is still one of my childhood favorites and I have been familiar with the game (and Maxis) since 2009 when it first came out. It's very similar to the gameplay of soon-to-be "No Man's Sky", just not as complex. Unfortunately, after the civilization stage is where the game starts going downhill for myself. I understand there is a lot more to do, but it's very overwhelming and rather confusing in the space stage.
Other than that, everything else is perfectly fine.
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Edesia
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
fun fun
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Teegey
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
only good ea game
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Loki
( 126.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I recommend this game for people that can handle repetitive games. I've played this game so many times its not countable.
The only problem with this game and is honestly a huge disappointment is the fact that accounts created after whatever month it was, in 2013, i guess i should say if you have an account created after 2013, you cant play spore online. its kind of sad, and i've tried everything including making a new account.

My favorite stages are Cell Stage, Creature Stage, and Space Stage.

Cell stage is one of the most fun because you're a growing cell in the ocean and you get to unlock pieces by killing other cells and eating them, unless you're an herbivore.

Creature stage is the second most fun stage because you have so many parts to choose from to put on your creatures, and theres so many different types of creatures you can make and the possibilities are endless.

Space stage is definitely the most fun stage. It has the most content, it pretty much goes on forever, and theres just so much fun things to do.

I've seen so many negative reviews telling about how this game crashes, or the game is repetitive, or space stage is a letdown... The major one in my opinion would probably have to be repetitive. So my question is: Why do you buy a game that you could most likely see being a repetitive game? Like don't you look at trailers first before playing the game?
Here are my pros and cons for the game.

Pros:
-Theres many different paths to take
-The possibilities are almost endless to making your creatures (unless you're uncreative like me)
-All stages are really fun to play

This is actually all i could think of for pros. on to cons!

Cons:
-For some computers it crashes constantly and is unplayable.
-Can't play online
-Civilization is way too easy and simple. Its also short.
-Apparently a lot of people don't like the controls.
-Not a lot of parts in cell stage, and Maxis has access to parts we cannot get (Damn you Maxis!)

And thats all i have here. its a really fun game that is for people that do not mind doing the same thing over and over again. AKA repetitive-ness.

OH AND I HAVE TO MENTION ONE LAST THING! don't get the creepy and cute parts pack. I mean like... just don't. Its only worth it on sale. it cost 20 dollars and adds a small amount of content, so really, its only worth it on sale and some of the hands/feet are pretty ugly and the heads aren't very cool either, besides the carnivore heads, i actually love them. almost everything else is garbage. only the creature stage parts i've seen though, i didn't look in at any other creepy and cute stuff. I recommend it if it is on sale. but not at all price.
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Amanda
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I used to play it in when it just came out. I lost the cd so when I came across it in the Steam sale I coulnd't resist buying it. It's still a fun little game for an occasional player like me.
I like how you can customize your species but it does take some getting used to. I only wish that you could add fur to them.
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Gallum
( 62.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
We danced, they laughed, I killed their whole family.

Good game, crashes sometimes though. 9/10

Ps. be sure to raise your graphics cache if you don't want it to crash constantly.
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Zoroxide
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Warning: This game is POORLY RATED

Original Rating: E 10+

True Rating: M

Supporting Evidence: Dirty AF with the custamization, but hilarious anyways.

9/10 - Would be trash agian.
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Xenobee
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
This game is great, and good for wasting time and creativity, has a similar vibe to sims but instead you evovle a lil babby cell to a big ♥♥♥ dictator. Is v good
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Timirald
( 110.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
What can I say.
Spore, is worth it's money.
It's a simualtion of life, you can be a big and technologecally progressive bully. Building an empire
Or just an Empire that trades goodies.
You have only a few limits, which can be easiely removed by mod.
After installing mods, the only limit is youe imagination.
This game is worth it's money, it's interesting.
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Duskriser
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
EA has quite litterally abandoned this game since it was made.
It is actually, TOO OUTDATED to even be played!
I got it for the creature creator, and to download the mods to make amazing, big things;
Cant log in.
Mods didn't work because of the patch files.
Moved patch files to a different directory.
Mods worked.
Crashes the second I move a part.
Uninstalls it after two hours of installing.
Downloads it through Origin.
Wouldn't even launch.
And why?
It only works with #### like Vista!
Don't buy, not even worth 5 bucks. (As I got it for. Glad I didn't pay 20!)
Letdown.
Major.

2/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
224 of 252 people (89%) found this review helpful
167 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
cell stage is the original agar.io
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45 of 48 people (94%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
Recommended
61.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
*gets in*
*Makes epic species*
*Plays nice with everyone*
*Gets bored*
*Makes new species*
*Genocides the ♥♥♥♥ outta everything in path*
*Goes into space*
*Blows up everyone*
*Meets the Grox*
*Befriends them*
*Makes galaxy hate species*
*Makes grox hate species*
*Roles as renegade*
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Even though this is an older game it is still a good game. It does require people to be creative. I highly recommend this game if you have young kids, siblings, or just have some free time on your hands.
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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Great game! (Spoiler Alert!) As you start out in the sea of some planet that you chose, you eat others and things found in the waters to eventually become a land animal. As you progress you get to create your own creature and make civilization. Others advance with you to become an enemy or an ally. You then take over the planet and create your first space ship to explore space, try taking other planets, and going into war with other colonies on other planets just because you want to. 10/10
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
"From Single Cell to Galactic God", Captures this game perfectly. You get to live through the entire existence of the species you have created Starting off as a simple cell struggling for survival to ruling the star ways. Each stage brings a completely new and unique experience with your decisions in one stage influencing the next.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Game is amazing! I have been playing this game since I was around 10 years old.
Even now it's still got good graphics (I think they are amazing, even now they are still good)

9/10. I take 1 off just because I think they could have improved parts of the game, mainly in the civilization stage, it is a bit too easy.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
This is an old classic and a very fun game. If you do not know what this game is about by now, then you somehow missed out.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This was one of my first games on steam, and I still play it. I have loved everything about this, from the cell stage to the space age, and any other gamer will say the same. I highly recommend it. The graphics aren't great, but somehow that just adds to the feel of evolving your creature, giving it everything it needs to survive and become sentient. Whether you like shooters, RPGs, MMOs, Sandboxes, Indies or just a casual gamer, YOU NEED TO GET THIS GAME. so stop reading this reveiw, thinking about whether to spend 20.00 USD on something you won't play, AND BUY IT. FULL STOP. PERIOD. THE BUY BUTTON IS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, NOT DOWN HERE.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Spore is a great game. I've been playing for over 24 hours now in total across Spore and Spore: Galactic Adventures. You start off as a cell, evolve into higher level species and eventually become a spacefaring civilization. I've learned a few different things about the game that I feel newer players could have use of knowing.

  • Evolve your creature to max in the creature stage if you plan on playing with Galactic Adventures. You will be using creature stage abilities a lot here, better make sure that it becomes as easy as possible for you.
  • Save often. Spore crashes occasionally, and with the immersiveness of the game, it's easy to forget to save. Spore does NOT have auto-save functionality.
  • One more thing that a lot of people miss: BACK UP YOUR SPORE DATA FOLDERS! I had the game suddenly delete all my progress in Spore without any warning. I don't know the programming logic that would result in such a thing happening, but when I launched Spore yesterday, I was greeted with the main menu with no saves in it. Luckily I already had an older backup of the data as I copied it for playing on another computer once, but I've lost a lot of progress.

Spore data folders may be found at
%appdata%\Spore
as well as "My Spore Creatures" in your Documents folder. Back them up regularly.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I've always wanted a game where you make your own monsters.
Now I do!
I got spore for a sale of 50% off at the Lunar Event.
So worth the money! I recommend you buy this game and play it!
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