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 (2,949 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
129 of 168 people (77%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
It's fun at first, but it lacks good end-game content.

The cell stage is mildly entertaining while you decide what kind of life-form you want to grow up to be (though I guarantee you'll pick Omnivore if you can help it).

While it's a matter of survival in your animal form, the game really feels fresh and new. In fact, I would've liked it more if the animal stage was a lot longer. The way you interact with other animals, the way you take on larger creatures or even epic monsters, the migration patterns of your herd and exploring the wide world is really fun and really engaging.

But after the animal stage, the game becomes a very basic, very lackluster real-time strategy game. The tribal and civilization stages are nothing more than mash-ups of Age of Empires and Civilization, the only bonus being that you get to design your stuff. There's nothing here that you haven't seen before, from three-choice politics to point-and-click control of armies comprised entirely of a single land vehicle type that you will no doubt convert to aircraft as soon as you can and have nothing but an entire small fleet of aircraft due to them not being limited as to where they can travel.

But the biggest letdown was the space stage. Instead of starting at one vessel and working your way to commanding a whole fleet with which to explore and conquer as you see fit, you're stuck with a single ship occassionally accompanied by a few brainless AI ships who are utterly useless against the more powerful space empires and tend to die pretty quickly. Oh, sure, you can upgrade that one ship, but there's no real sense of progress being made.

The graphics aren't that great, with everything looking about as well polished as that old CG television show Reboot, just with improved animation. If the textures and shapes were a bit more complex it might stand out.

I'd recommend this game only if it's on sale or free for a weekend, because it really isn't worth paying full price for this. It has enough juice for about 1 playthrough, but afterwards I really can't see any reason to go 'round again except to make different choices that will ultimately lead to the same result. But if you take the path of least resistance, you'll probably end up making the same choices each time.
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209 of 306 people (68%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
10/10

Best Genocide Simulator Ever.
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42 of 49 people (86%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
It's a great game. But $20 is a little bit pushing it.

Well, there are tons of sales, and as I'm writing this there's one right now, so you might want to wait for one.

Gameplay:
Evolving you creature is something I found super fun. The graphics are really nice and the animals are cute....most of the time...

I also love the feature that your behavior effects your reputation as a species, you might be a vicious killer, or a very social creature that likes friends.

Unfortunatly, personally I find the extreme change of gamplay a little boring. It starts off as you evolving, killing or befriending other creatures, and eating them or plants. Then it locks the way you look and that's kind of sad, transforming it into a full on tactical birds-eye view of your planet, defending off enemies, and eventually going into..space?

So I see what to developers were doing, a little cell in the ocean to advanced beings in space, but it just didn't seem all that interesting to me at that point.

Depending on what you like, it has an ok replayibility level, but I like going into create and making my own cool animals.
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61 of 82 people (74%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I absolutely love Spore, and I have since 2011. I decided to download this game after many years on my Windows 8 and it runs perfectly. Still works and does not crash. The Steam convertion for it was great.

Thanks,
Squidrex
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90 of 149 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Ate some species's children then tried to befriend them. They atacked me so I made them extinct.

10/10
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
If you like to have a LOT of freedom in how you create a character, this is a wonderful game for you. I've always had a lot of fun with Spore. Creature stage is definitely the most fun, but no matter how you approach the game you'll find a way to make it work for you. Definitely worth taking for a spin!
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Spore has left me with very mixed emotions. I LOVE going through the Cell stage and then playing through the Creature stage (4.5 out of 5 stars to that point). The first night I downloaded the game, I had planned to only play a half hour or so before bed, which turned into 3+ hours and having to be harrassed by my husband to finally shut down the notebook. I was starting to become an addict already!
And then the Tribal phase happened.
There is a very natural flow between the Cell and Creature stages, with a little more complexity added when you begin to move the camera around. The game is entirely at your own pace and you aren't penalized for taking your time to explore, look for additional parts, or make more friends. It's truly a casual game. And then Tribal turns the game entirely into a Tower Defense game where you have to control multiple units and every minute you spend trying to build a strategy is held against you as the other tribes start to hate you more, attack your village, and steal your food. To add to the fun, the interface is confusing and unintuitive. At that point, the game fell to 3 out of 5.
I've made it through Tribal once and into the City/Civilization stage. And that is as far as I'll ever go in this game. The Cell and Creature stages have lots of replayability, which is why I can still recommend the game despite my obvious dislike of the rest of the stages. I bought this game when it was on sale so I feel like it was a pretty good buy for the parts I enjoy.
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20 of 35 people (57%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Very fun game, very enjoyable i would reccomend it. Dosen't take the best PC to run it so don't worry.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
49.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
i love this game watching my species grow was amazing and in the creatrue stage it was so funny when i seen the giant creatrues the way they look sometimes like i should run away from it but im just...look at them i don't know whether to run or laugh.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Fantastic game. I highly reccomend creating an online account and subscribing to good creators such as Parkaboy to fully enjoy the game. Most of my hours have been spent in the expansion Galactic Adventures.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
85.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
An interesting and fun game, Spore really exceeded my expectations. It's fun, interactive, and a totally great way to pass the time.
When I'm feeling stressed out, Spore is my go-to game. Being such a light and simple game, it manages to help me relax and have a good time without frustrating me or getting too emotionally heavy. As someone that loves to create fictional worlds and species, watching my creations come to life is wonderful!
If you're looking for a relaxing but fun game, then this is the game for you.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Steve makes this game.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
It's game where you question yourself...
"Was I on drugs when I bought the game ?"
Because of how you could see a giant that looks like a ♥♥♥♥...
or how your neighbors are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and your best friends in the galaxy looks like a ♥♥♥♥♥

Simply put it this way
"This game is all about creating ♥♥♥♥♥ and asses to sastify your sexual desires...."
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
its a wierd fun game where you build creatures then build civilisation....its a game were you make random crap and run and kill giant penisis...there, thats why you need this game!!!!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Over all great game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Best game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
THIS GAME IS FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Really good game, if it wasn't riddled with errors. God forbid I try and get through the creature stage.

Numerous times I've died, the game has crashed and I've had to start over again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Created a tyranid 100/10
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