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.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,523 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 19, 2008

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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.
Helpful customer reviews
738 of 815 people (91%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Tried to befriend another creature by dancing, it laughed at me so i made it extinct 10/10
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101 of 119 people (85%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
I can finally murder innocent creatures as a potato. I will soon be the galactic dic-tater.

11/10
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92 of 106 people (87%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
I rage quit on my first race so I created a new race and massacred my old race. 10/10
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67 of 81 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
made a spaghetti monster with 6 arms, 4 legs, claws and wings. it rules the galaxy now.
10/10

(Note: my game time is actually way longer, i didn't play on steam version alot)
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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
49.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
I stole a tree. It started planetary war. I then exterminated their entire species 10/10 best genocide simulator ever
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45 of 56 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
85.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
My opinion of this game may be due to the fact that it provides a lot of nostalgia becuase I used to play it at my best friend's house as a kid, but I really enjoy playing it to this day and i would recommend it to anyone with a creative sense. 8/10
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
242.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
I spent an entire week trying to befriend the Groxs, I did it.
In a split secound I get a call from every creature in the Galaxy. They all wanted to murder me.
Never have I been so satisfied.
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
It's fantastic being able to design and play as your own creatures. The design possibilities are nearly limitless. Creating and messing around briefly as your creatures is really the only great part about this game. The Cell, Tribal, Civ, and Space stages are mostly just disappointing and tedious. If you have a day free, you can play all the way from Cell stage to Space stage in a single sitting. Space is agreeably the worst part of the game sense you are set as a single ship managing your entire empire. (And no expansion fixes that)

I'm pretty upset that they gave up on this franchise. I feel like it could have easily become amazing and complex over generations like the Sims franchise.

TL:DR Only get this game when it's on sale.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Ok, my favorite part about this game is, how you can create your OWN creature, and get to watch it grow and evolve. It basically never ends. One thing though, is that the space stage is kinda boring. I would have loved it more if, you can still play as your creature, and not like overseeing everything. You only get to do that in the Cell and Creature stage, if they kept leeting you play as your species, that would make this game EPIC! If I saw my creature, in the space stage land on a planet, and get to socialize with other intergalactic beings, I wouldn't stop playing the game. But, I really recommend this game, if you are creative!
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Created a Homo sapien. The other creatures laughed at me. I went all 'Murica on them. There were no survivors
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39 of 56 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
When I was young I used to make all the ugly people from my school as my creatures 10/10 would make fun of the weird kids again
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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
85.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Wasted Potential: The Game EA Edition










still love it though
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Tons of fun in this game with friends. Always interesting to create the most hillarious things i can imagine give them wierd names and amuse the mates. You have to be a real trash bag not to enjoy this game. Great for kids and great for those of us with imagination.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
316.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
An enemy tribe stole my food, my tribe stole their lives and food.


A good game for people who like to create and use their imagination. Also nice for making creatures or characters from movies or other games.

+ A bunch of hints for new players (How to move the camera, etc.)
+ Lots of differrent and funny or cute animations!
+ Wide variety of parts to put on your creature.
+ Fun stages! (not all)
- The final stage gets a bit boring after a while.
- Too small complexity bar.
- Very small planets. (Exploring planets is a bit boring when the planet is really small.)
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
i made a ♥♥♥♥♥ and killed everyone 10/10
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Like Skyrim with aliens
11/10
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Spore is a bit incredulously ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

It introduces something amazing, an entirely new concept with you, but when you get about halfway through the game it takes that all away from you with hardly any reason or meaning why.

Playing a new game, you start as a little microbe thing with some very basic gameplay and some addictive mechanics. The goal of this stage is to eat and get bigger until you fill up the meter at the bottom, it's promising but gets boring fast which is just as well because the stage can be over that fast if you want it to be and you can move on to become a proper Spore creature, going into Creature stage.

Creature stage... is the best part of the game. This is the part where you're shown an almost infinite variety and customizability combinations in the creature editor, with all sorts of interesting options and different things. You can make a four or six legged monstrosity with ♥♥♥♥ing spikeballs coming out of it's nose or maybe a ball with a pair of legs and four arms, with a ridiculous variety of hands, mouths, eyes, assortments of weapons and the likes.

And if that didn't already appeal to you, on top of all this, you're shown an expansive world with other species which you can befriend or extinct and giant ♥♥♥♥ing creatures you can attempt to slay if you get powerful enough for thrills. And this courses through an ENTIRE PLANET of these other species and massive creatures. This appealed to me so much that I absolutely loved everything about it, it was so thrilling, it was absolutely majestic and wonderful.

But then comes Tribal stage. Once you're filled on the meter at the bottom and maybe have the full look for your creature that you want, the content was pretty stunted there. Personally, I would have loved to have the whole game be Creature stage, just getting progressively better.

Instead, it's all taken away from you. You're shown an entirely different genre of game in some sadistic attempt to radically change your idea on playing the game. Initially, I dismissed this as EA's standard policy to alienate their entire ♥♥♥♥ing demographic and tried to make sense of it, but no.

Your love that you put into your creature to maybe make it more socially friendly or combat advantageous in Creature stage? Poof. The only things you retain from Creature stage are the actual planet (which is no longer free-roam), the other species on it (now lowered to domestic pets and other rising tribes which are pretty generic and bland) and the look of your creature as well as it's voice and how it moves (like if you have a four-legged creature, it moves the same way it did when you were controlling it yourself, but it's generic and loses it's charm). The whole game turned into this forced, linear pathway that is completely different from what was shown to you earlier.

Tribal was pretty short, though. Civilisation stage... Ugh. It introduced an entirely new editor, but it was like it was trying to shoehorn user creativity back into the game, but with no real purpose. The things in Creature stage were actually relevant to the gameplay, like combat and social, with the other idea of it being whatever the ♥♥♥♥ you want and it can apply to the actual gameplay, like moving on. While Civilisation stage things do have the element of application to gameplay, it's just less and less content. There's only the coolness in making vehicles. That's it.

Space stage is another step where the Civilisation stage was going in the first place, you deal in planets instead of nations/cities, you deal with a galaxy instead of a world... It's incredibly boring, though. There's combat segments and some customization, but the game lost all charm for me at this point.


But yes, if you agree with everything I said and want to buy the game, then NEVER progress past Creature stage unless you REALLY want to. It's not that rewarding. Incredible beginning content with incredible mechanics, but really sucks later on.
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
49.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
I know there are plenty of people out there that love this game, and I can see how it could be appealing if you go into it with certain expectations. It's definitely a well polished game and it has an ambitious and interesting premise.

I guess I was expecting something like an evolution simulator where the game play revolved around the pressure to adapt your organism successfully to the challenges of an unforgiving natural world. Instead, I got a bundle of cutesy mini games where adapting boiled down to collecting new body parts by dancing and singing and making buddies with other cute things.

Evolving meant slapping these body parts on my creature using a fancy Mr. Potato-head style builder and then letting it loose. It didn't really seem to matter if my creation was poorly conceived - as long as I had a mouth and legs I was golden. Getting killed was only a minor inconvenience, and being the most-easily murdered animal on the planet did not prevent me from finding mates and advancing to the next stage.

Bottom line, I feel like this is a game for kids and/or casual players. There is really no risk of failure, you can play with the Mr.Potato-head builder to make virtually endless combinations of animals, all of them viable, happy little noodles that will undoubtedly find mates. I didn't make it to the civilization phase - I decided to go play Civ instead.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Okay....soo I am reviewing this from when I played it many years ago shortly after it came out on PC. At the time I remember looking this game up and seeing its promise for a in-depth evolution system which seemed almost too complicated for me to understand but sure looked fun as hell~

So I got it on a CD at some point and I remember playing it all night and day. It was a few weeks before I stopped but while playing it I felt like it was missing something, like I was playing half of the game that was promised. At the time I was on end-game stuff which is the spaceship stage (which pretty much never ends). So I started to realize it isn't really complicated and in-depth as it was promised to be. It seems more basic and nothing super advanced.... but I still loved it. Its a shame though because it could of still been something much MUCH bigger if it had more depth. Also apparently some of the Sport EA servers are shut down now so there isn't much of a community for the game now.

To keep it short...the game is really fun if you like a mixture of RPG, Sims, Strategy games with heavy customization to keep it personal and unique to every person. I highly recommend this game still even if it is a bit dull around the edges.
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21 of 36 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Like Skyrim with guns
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